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Love my IS by Texas T Dub on 02/06/2013. Trim: 2013 Lexus IS 250 RWD, Owned 1 year.
Pros: I've had two IS 250s my 2011 is excellent. Fun to drive, quick and responsive and they took care of the brake dust problem found on earlier models. Handle's like a sports car with amazing acceleration at higher speeds. I've got 50k plus miles and am still on my first set of brakes. It's small and agile and the turning ratio is very good so you can get into and out of tight spots. Fuel usage is very good for a sports car - I got up to 36 MPG on a recent road trip. I'm somewhat of an audiophile and the sound system is amazing. The interior is nice and not cheap looking like other cars in its class. Space is decent in the trunk.
Cons: It's expensive to maintain. You can't rotate the tires and the front tires wear down quickly on the inside, plan on spending $800-$1k or more on a set of four. After two years I'm on my 3rd set of front tires. Go cheap on the tires and it sounds like you're driving a tractor. Good tires are the way to go for performance and a quiet ride. Brakes are costly too. This car seats two comfortably, I'm 6 foot, fit in easily - as long as no one is behind me. There is virtually no leg room in the back. Limited space, be careful what you buy at BestBuy - what fits in a Camery won't fit in the IS.
Overall review: It's a great car, solid and performs and looks great! As long as you don't need much space for larger items or have the need to carry 3 or 4 passengers this car is great.
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IS 350 F Sport Better than most but not perfect. by Nutsenf on 09/23/2013. Trim: 2013 Lexus IS 350 RWD F SPORT, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Great looks, above average performance,lots of available options.
Cons: Nav is not user friendly and easily used by accompaning passengers, accessory options not available on many of inventoried cars, fender wells poorly designed way too narrow. fore and aft of wheels get dirty easily, no after market body kits to remedy yet. Mud flaps would be way to tacky for this car. Ventilated seats not available in F-Sport model. If you give the option to select your suspension settings in a sport luxury car. wouldn't you keep ventilated seats an option in a desert region? Fog lights not an option on the F sport. In order to get the options that you want, you have to go online and order the car. Should have a fully loaded one on the show room floor, not just basic.
Overall review: If you drive 30k miles or more a year, spend 50k$ on a car, would you want better?
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Great Car! by Reiable in Maryland on 09/08/2013. Trim: 2013 Lexus IS 250 AWD, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Great looking car that does everything well. Not outstanding performance, but very good.
Cons: Rear seat doesn't fold down.
Overall review: Had this car for over a year and haven't seen anything that we'd rather have. Just a great, reliable car.
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I keep the Germans over Japanese cars. by An MSN Autos Consumer on 07/13/2013. Trim: 2013 Lexus IS 350 AWD.
Pros: It's just ok.
Cons: Didn't like the feeling, doesn't feel solid as an Audi, BMW our MB.
Overall review: I went to check this car out cause I heard this car drive much better than the German ones. No it doesn't. Also had a Toyota ish feeling.
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A Camry In Disguise by An MSN Autos Consumer on 05/18/2013. Owned 1 year.
Pros: Toyota quality
Cons: Too much technological tinsel.
Overall review: Save money and buy the Camry, it's the same car.
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