2008 Lexus IS 250 User Reviews

2008 Lexus IS 250 Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 9 reviews
"seat" 4 reviews
"space" 2 reviews

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Airik7 writes:
2008 Lexus IS 250 Base Review
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5

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This is a great Lexus with a proven track record of reliability and performance.

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I have to sell it.

Airik7
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Great Look And Performance — Great all around car! Really no downgrades for this vehicle. It is smooth as silk on the highway and gets great gas millage. I would buy again! I can't say enough about this car. Lexus is the ultimate luxury brand!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Pureevil81 writes:
2008 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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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:
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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:
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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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nathaly77 writes:
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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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Tim writes:
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i love everything sbout this car

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it can't pull boats

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It Is A Great Car — this is my least favorite car out of my three it is a great all around car it does not cost as much as it looks this car is very fun to drive i love this car alot now. ok that is all i love the handeling too it is awsome.

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

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Charles writes:
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Safe and reliable.

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Everyone has one

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Good Looking, Good Mileage, Affordable Car. — Sporty looking luxury. Emphasis on sporty looking. Great reliability and gas mileage. Coming from a V8 I should have expected less performance. It was decent for a 2.5 litre engine. At the time, the is350 was also available and the IS-F was just around the corner. But I couldn't justify the price difference for either of those models. Was in the mindset to save some $$ on the car and gas.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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Great fuel economy for an AWD vehicle! 24+mpg!!

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Not suited for tall rear seat passengers.

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Great Entry Level Luxury That's Super Reliable!!! — The first thing that caught my eye was the IS' beautiful body lines, and aggressive stance. I was also very impressed with how luxurious this vehicle is even though it was an entry-level vehicle in the Lexus line up. From the leather wrapped steering wheel to the two-tone dash and front door panels (my car has the beige interior), everything about the interior seems to be appealing to the eye. No boring center stack here, especially if you have the DVD navigation with rear back-up camera, the screen is plenty large to read the map or radio stations, climate controls and many other on-screen settings. The only two things this vehicle really needs is about 25-35 more hp for the IS250, and more rear seat leg room for passengers over 5'6" or so. If Lexus could do that for the upcoming IS, I may just have to purchase another. The AWD is impecible in the snow especially if you have a good set of snow tires like Bridgestone Blizzaks!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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