2006 Lexus IS 250 User Reviews

2006 Lexus IS 250 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 10 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"interior" 6 reviews
"style" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
CONS
"dealer" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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sdezutzn writes:
2006 Lexus IS 250 Base Review
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5

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All oem mods F-sport and luxury package , excellent handeling due to the f-sport front and rear sway bars and performance from the f-sport intake and exhaust added 22hp
Interior is such a smooth idle, ride and no road noise

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well now that all mait. is done and the parts are installed none.
no ,seriously though parts are pricy from the dealer , I use all oem parts but found a dealer in florida that is 1/10 th cost the price on all oem lexus parts so its about the same to keep up as a civic but a lot nicer and a ton more options

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Love At 1rts Drive — Adding the complete F-sport system made this a 1 in a million car ,as they come from the dealer as an "f-sport" they do not have all the suspension upgrades, intake exhaust etc. A very low mait. vechicle, electronic power steering w/ 6speed triptronic auto trans w/ over drive so a 7 speed trans with great gas milage I get 32 highway now with the upgrades and 20 city . I was between the 09/2010 accord coupe v6 and this and this won by a landslide !!! so many more features ,a touchscreen nav,opposed to a dial . dvd I phone hook up , usb hook up tv cooled seats is fantastic in CA in the summer and the heated seats in CA get so nice and warm you don't even need to use the heat ever . All in all this is a solid car I have had a Camaro ,mustand ,eagle talon , mitsu evo , 3 accords ,an 07 civic si , and many more cars and this is the best by far such a smooth quiet ride and superb handling , with all the amenities its worth 30k easily

Primary Use: Family transportation

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lilmason3 writes:
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5

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This car has everything!  From sporty to luxury... could not ask for much more.

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Remember... it is a Lexus not a Chevy so even an oil change can be pricey.

lilmason3
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The Feel Of Luxury And Sporty In One! — This car makes road trips enjoyable and comfortable. It has heated seats for those cold days and cooling seats in hot days. Equipped with automatic windshield wipers to make driving in the rain an ease. Bluetooth connection/Handsfree you got it! I never thought I would use this accessory as much as I do, but so happy to be equipped with it. This car is great on gas and rides smooth. Definately a smaller family car, but suitable for a family of 4.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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bigmikegravy writes:
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style class and performance

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no space in the back seat but hey who needs friends

bigmikegravy
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Gas Milage — This vehicle stands out as a clear performance and luxury vehicle. It has class and the ability to get up and go when needed. I would recommend the vehicle to anyone looking for a fun ride at a reasonable price.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeffrey writes:
2006 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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great ride lots of goodies

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Its black and hard to keep clean.

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The Is 250 — Well the things I like make this car seem like the opposite of what I use to want. It has very very limited after market parts so I won't want to build it up. Yet it is still sporty with a pep in its step. It is agile for an awd and gets alright gas mileage at about 28mpg on the highway. Four doors means easier to get people in and out. The overall of this car is a good lux/sport hybrid with a base model price.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Keith writes:
2006 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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Superb styling, spectacular handling, great highway mileage, extremely comfortable up front (even for us big people!) all at an amazing pricepoint!

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Small backseat (more than 2 people on a long trip (more than 3-4 hrs) would be uncomfortable (unless you;re really tiny), headlights could be brighter and navigation isn't standard (the one thing I wish I had splurged on!).

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A Great Combination Of Luxury Trim And Sporty Feel At An Amazing Pricepoint! — I initially wanted to get the manual transmission, but went with the automatic with AWD and am SO glad that I did. This car handles amazingly well in all weather conditions and treats snow as if its asphalt, it made my trip to Vermont last year a breeze! It gets great Highway mileage (around 30mpg on trips doing between 70 and 80 mph) but if you're like me and hammer down on teh pedal around town it won't be so good (16-20mpg). I haven't really found any glaring issues thus far and really love driving this car!

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Merika writes:
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5

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Sporty body style, very sleek.   The interior has nice technology.  Very comfortable ride.

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Back seat was too small for my growing boys.

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I Love This Car, Its Good Looking On The Road And Feels More Like A Sports Car Than A Coupe — For the past two years I have had no problems with the car except for the new engine due to a recall from Lexus. Very sleek and sporty, it feels more like your driving a sports car than a coupe.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
2006 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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4

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i like the handling of the car and also the styling

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i wish the car had some more power

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Great All Around Car — awesome handling in snow and great appearance, fun to drift in the snow also, very nice interior styling, one of the nicest all around cars i have ever owned. yet to have to do anything to the car other than oil change.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Eddie writes:
2006 Lexus IS 250 Base Review
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The traction control is a little rough around the edges but the sport mode is where it's at. I haven't gotten to test the built in snow mode yet.

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Nothing.

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Slick Ride — Wonderful all around. Can't do many upgrades but with a car this sexy who needs 'em? One day maybe I can get the IS-F and then have a car that's equally as sexy as it is fast. KkThxBai. Alright. Cool.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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pxm0301 writes:
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Very nice looking car, low maintenance cost, comfortable seats, user friendly navigation and bluetooth nice interior color combination.

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Not very roomy with two car seats in the back.

pxm0301
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Great Car Would Recommend To Anyone. — Not roomy enough if you have kids who still use a car seat. Overall it is a great car had very few problems since new and what did go wrong was fixed with no hassles at Sewell Lexus of Grapevine under warranty. Have not had any issues in the past three years.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andy writes:
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Refined, economical, and well specced even in the base trim.

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Lexus parts prices aren't cheap, and the dealers prices aren't either!  The warranty company will also look for any reason to avoid warranty work...

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Great Car, Perfect For Everyday Family Motoring. Snow Tyres Are A Must Though ;) — Love it, does everything I ask of it, even in the middle of winter despite it's RWD drivetrain. For a diesel it's pretty quick, and it does it economically too; drive it on the motorway and you can easily see 55mpg+, around the doors it's still 35mpg+. It's fun to drive, and the RWD nature doesn't try to bite back at you at all, it's still nice and easy to drive, and fun too.

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2014 Lexus IS 250 Reviews

Amazing Low Matinance Car By CarsofAustin

I would recommend this or any other Lexus to any one. Very reliable and they run forever. Very minimal operating and maintenance cost. Just keep up with the recommended oil change interval and the usu... Read More

Best Gas Mileage Of Any Car I Have Ever Owned. By BhamDealer

Very stylish. Gets lots of attention. Beautiful inside out. Great pickup and very fast in sport mode. The dashboard is like something animated from the future. Handling is effortless. Once you ride a... Read More

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2012 Lexus IS 250 Reviews

Smooth Ride By reales

I car rides smooth. Very good gas mileage. And it it hasn't had any maintenance problems. It looks smooth and sleek. Overall it's a fun car to drive and it's very comfortable seating. I've had it for ... Read More

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2011 Lexus IS 250 Reviews

Sharp By Lucabra

The looks fantastic and has enough gadgets to keep you interested. The GPS is a little more confusing than it needs to be but it has been a nice car. The fit and finish are good and it has enough powe... Read More

Absolutely Love It! By Jim

Performance - incredible handling with AWD. Quality - Lexus is the best I've owned. Ride is very refined but sporty. Love the color and interior is well designed. Ergonomics is very good. Stereo coul... Read More

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2010 Lexus IS 250 Reviews

Classy, Sporty Looking, & Affordable Luxury By Brianfoundmycar

Not much to ctiticize except for what I noted in "cons". Still, that didn't sway me from buying this car. Lexus cars have always been known to be a little short on power, but the reliablity is stellar... Read More

Great Car By Joey

Its a good car. Fun to drive. Easy to have fun and take a lot of people. The seats are comfy and its just a very smooth riding car. There are a lot of ways to make this car fun Read More

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2009 Lexus IS 250 Reviews

Excellent Car By uncfmm

This car is excellent as a daily driver, reliable and quick. It has the looks and interior styling of a luxury car but with a sports-car twist. Once you're inside you are practically in your own world... Read More

Amazing By jordinlee

This car handles very well. Its luxurious, navigation and back up camera, black inside and black outside, ice cold AC, heated and cooled seats, can barely feel bumps in the road, great sound system, l... Read More

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