2008 Lexus IS 250 User Reviews

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Lee writes:
2008 Lexus IS 250 Review
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5

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204 BHP lol

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Traction control

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Lexus Is250 Sr Triptronic — Awesone Car. Only downside you can't switch the traction control off fully. Performance is excellent. 140 mph is easy, 0-60 in around 8 secs. The gearbox is CVT so you can still get 35 + mpg. Boot is a tad on the small side.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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MikeBur writes:
2008 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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5

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Great touring car and still very good on wet surface streets in PacNW, rain sensing wipers and surprisingly large trunk

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Rear passenger leg room is not great when tall driver or front passenger are in car

MikeBur
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Love The Looks, Love The Handling. Wish It Had Better Acceleration Sometimes — Great touring car, that had good handling on surface streets. The all-wheel drive (AWD) and rain-sensing wipers are awesome in PacNW. I always thought the Xenon HID headlights were a gimmick, and although I always wondered how effective they are, turning into the direction of the curve, one I drove cars without them I was amazed. Despite great styling, there is a surprisingly large trunk, which has been a bonus. The only negatives/niggles are the real leg room, when tall people are in the front of the car, and the small side mirrors.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Pureevil81 writes:
2008 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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4

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Fuel mileage, reliability, and very stylish.  Very good in the snow as well

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Low power, very little backseat room.

Pureevil81
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Great Small Luxury Car — We have owned this car for three years, and other then oil and gas we haven't spent a dime. Fuel mileage is great, and it looks great. It could use more power, and the small back seat makes it difficult for four people.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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JpepeNJ writes:
2008 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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4

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Body style

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Low head height

JpepeNJ
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Class With Power — White Pearl color is awesome, interior is great, custom wheels are a must, as is custom exhaust. The car door height could be higher, but you can also lower the power seat. It is a classy looking car - better than the new body styles.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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leonmil writes:
2008 Lexus IS 250 Base Review
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Reliability, Appearance, Luxurious

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Performance

leonmil
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Above Average — It was my first luxury car. It wasn't a bad choice for someone looking for the blend of performance and luxury for the money spent. I bought a 2008 Lexus IS250 RWD MT. I spent $31K out of the door back in late December of 2008.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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rabioso writes:
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Great price point for the extra little nuances that make Lexus a luxury vehicle. Smooth ride and quick acceleration.

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Styling leaves much to be desired, as does the engine (for those seeking power)

rabioso
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Affordable Luxury And Comfort — Great price point for the extra little nuances that make Lexus a luxury vehicle. Smooth ride and quick acceleration. TI also like that the mirrors are nice and large, despite the compact size of the care. However, the styling leaves much to be desired, as does the engine (for those seeking power)

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Aleksey writes:
2008 Lexus IS 250 Base Review
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5

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Brilliant look, brilliant design, well equipped, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

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Not a trackday car. But who needs one?

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Looks Great, Works Even Better. — Most lexi don't like to hustle, they're built for commuting comfort, and this is no exception. But it doesn't fail its ranking a s a sports sedan - its engine loves to rev, making blistering acceleration never more than half a second away. The brakes are solid, although the electronics make them feel numb sometimes. And the electric steering always puts you exactly where you want to go. The suspension is soft, as you'd expect it to be, but the car doesn't roll in the corners, one assumes because of a low centre of gravity. Only real issue I have come across so far is severe understeer if you have the traction controls on. Turning one of them off cures it. Turning both off will create severe oversteer, especially in wet weather. Build quality is exceptional - as you would expect. My only complaint is the paint - it's rediciliously delicate. Just don't buy it in the mica grey colour, and you'll be fine. It's one of the best looking cars I've ever seen, and not just on the outside, but on the inside, where it counts. The loads of functions have all been hidden away in different places so they're never overwhelming, as it is, for instance, in jags of old. It isn't cheap - but you get loads of kit for your money. And the dealership will take care of you. If anything were to break down it'd be expensive, but the dealer has courtesy transport to retrieve your car and provides you with another while they fix yours. But they only do that because we all know few will ever use that service for mechanical reasons. I can honestly say I plan on never selling this car. It's that good.

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nathaly77 writes:
2008 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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5

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gas mileage, the camere built inl speakers, leather seats.

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since is black ti will dirty quic

nathaly77
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Amazing Car — I like evertyhing about this car, great suspension, fast, smooth, very conformtable. Never gave issues. It is overall adn amazing confortable car, nevergave problems. IT only took the dealer for maintenance but other than that. The acr us amazing. i just need to sale because i cant afor the payments anymore.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alan writes:
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looks & heritage

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The Car Behind Is A Lexus — slow acceleration bad fuel economy cramp rear seats otherwise, bloody comfortable at the front, best supporting seats with all options that you can dream of as standards looks great and quiet ride not too common easy to drive soft leather

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joey writes:
2008 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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AWD, Sporty and Luxurious, Lower Environmental Impact

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Lexus Love — This automobile is all about affordable luxury without sacrificing sports-car feel and performance. When I get behind the wheel, I don't want to leave. The engineering is unique both inside and out. Although it is not a hybrid, which I intended on buying this time, it does have ultra low emissions which makes me feel better about its impact on the environment. I love that it is all wheel drive, making me feel better about driving in NM winter snow. Absolutely fun to drive.

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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

2009 Lexus Is 250 Base By Abdulrahman

I like this car because I am student and I like small size and I don't like car that cost much gas. I found this car really good for people who would like to use it for ling term. thanks Read More

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

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