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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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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acceleration

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not enough torque

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Amazing Car Overall — Acceleration-8.4 sec 100 km/h No need for repairs Appearance = excellent :) very cost efficient very fun to drive and to drift around corners very easy to maintain, washed every week The car is an awesome experience, just a bullet on the road

Primary Use: Family transportation

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All

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Almost none

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Lexy — Everything about my IS250's performance, including acceleration, braking, handling is great! I have had absolutely no problems - just taken her in for normal oil changes and car washes and such. She is beautiful! Gas mileage is okay, definitely have to fill her up, she's so fun to drive! All my friends beg to drive me places so they can drive her haha.

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

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quiet

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transmission sucks

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Its Decent — Its ok. Very under powered. Should have gotten the 350. I like the appearance. The Nav is very user friendly. Gets good gas mileage. Very quiet when driving down the highway. Lexus loaner cars when its in the shop. its ok

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Quiet, beautiful styling,navigation,luxury,fuel economy

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Needs a little more power

Lexusman888
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I Love My Is250. Rides And Handles Like A Dream. — Performance - good but not great in power. It only has 204 hp but its a very useable and fun engine. Handling is awesome with sports wheels and suspension. Built like a vault but not perfect. A few squeeks in the dash. To me its the best styled of all small sedans. The Lexus is just plain sexy to look at. No repairs to date after 50k This car is lots of fun. Its not Porsche fast but I dont race, I cruise, even so theres plenty of power and I have never felt lacking. The smooth quiet ride is amazing for such a small car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Everything

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nothing

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Duh! Its A Lexus!!!!!! — Its one of the nicest cars ive ever driven.. Its a small V6 but has enough pep to get out of its own way... It has a beautifully designed interior, full with navigation and high quality leather... One of the best deals offered if you are looking for quality..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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love it

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no neg

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My Car — i love it,ithink its the best car so far.u have got every thing u need in a car.what more can u ask for from a lexus.the only down side is the exterior but apart from that its a great car

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Build quality, reputation, reliability, relaxed open road cruiser.

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Slow auto gearbox compared to the new generation dual clutch systems (as in my old Audi).

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Bland Performance From An Intelligent Sport (get It? Is) Saloon, But Overall Very Happy — Performance - not as quick as the Audi I owned, certainly a more relaxed drive. Build quality - better than the Audi, probably best in class. Appearance - love it, or hate it, it is unique - until I saw the new Mazda6. Even has the same kick in the door line at the rear door pillar. Cost of ownership - maintenance is covered for the next 90,000 kms. Gas milage is slightly better than the Audi. Thus far after 5,000kms, I've averaged 9.9 litres/100kms. Fun Factor - Hmmmm - only if you're older than 50. The ISF will bring a smile to my face. Brand Appeal - I'm getting far more "thumb ups" and nods of approval compared to the three years with the Audi. Lexus is the new luxury German brand (tongue in cheek). Resale value - best in class by far.

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Everything

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Nothing

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Wayne Lexus — This veahicle accelerates, brakes and handles like a dream. It s black sapphire outside with a cashmere leather interior with heated and cooled seats. Upgrades include the dual HKS Exhaust and the F-Sport Cold air intake, more to some soon. Very comfortable ride quality, cannot even feel the car shift gears. definately would reccomend this car to anyone looking to own a luxury sports car.

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AWD, Sporty and Luxurious, Lower Environmental Impact

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None

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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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Reviews From Other Years

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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