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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"ride" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 9 reviews
"seat" 4 reviews
"space" 2 reviews

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Anthony writes:
2008 Lexus IS 250 Base Review
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great value overall

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not enough room for rear seats

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2008 Lexus Is250 — nice handling, quiet, great bargain, nice looks, fairly loaded. gets fair miles per gallon. not enough room for rear seats. nice brakes. maintenance is not expensive, great features inside the car. very fun to drive around the freeway. very smooth. has mp3 player along with cd player. nice interior design.

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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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Richiee writes:
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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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Emily writes:
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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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Stephen writes:
2008 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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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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Lexusman888 writes:
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Quiet, beautiful styling,navigation,luxury,fuel economy

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Needs a little more power

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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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Ray writes:
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Everything

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Horsepower

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Is250 — What's there not to like? It's a 2008 Smokey Granite Lexus IS250 with Light Gray interior. Because it has a small V6 engine, it gets similiar gas mileage as a Honda Accord or a Honda Civic

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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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Steve writes:
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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Philip writes:
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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..

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2006 Lexus IS 250 Reviews

Love At 1rts Drive By sdezutzn

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. vech... Read More

I Love This Car, Its Good Looking On The Road And Feels More Like A Sports Car Than A Coupe By Merika

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. Read More

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2007 Lexus IS 250 Reviews

I Love It! By LarrySilver

The Lexus IS250 is a very fun car. Mine has a F sport exhaust, intake and shifter knob. I had also tinted the back tail lights. Black on black is my favorite combination on this car. Very quick with t... Read More

Nicest Car I've Owned So Far By sfdjdave

I was initially attracted to this car because I was tired of driving my Nissan Versa econobox. What a big change! I purchased it used from a private party. I really enjoyed driving it. It's a very... 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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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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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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