2008 Lexus IS 250 User Reviews

2008 Lexus IS 250 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 28 reviews

  • 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: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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

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Alan writes:
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3

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looks & heritage

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performance

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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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5

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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:
2008 Lexus IS 250 Base Review
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4

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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:
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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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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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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:
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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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Philip writes:
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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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Derrick writes:
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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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Pierre writes:
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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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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

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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