2009 Lexus IS 250 User Reviews

2009 Lexus IS 250 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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"ride" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews

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Steven writes:
2009 Lexus IS 250 Base Review
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4

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Girls think it's cute.

Cons

backseats are cramped, and its terribly underpowered for a high compression V6.

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Definitely Would Recommend One, But I'd Opt For A Is350 If You Can. — Great if you're single, there isn't much room in the back but its super comfy. Sat. nav is also easy to use and intuitive. All the technology in this car is pretty useful and I find myself actually using it rather than just knowing you have it. Comes almost fully loaded out of the box so it basically is the best bang for your buck entry luxury sedan.

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

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Abdulrahman writes:
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good car

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maybe small size for big family

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2009 Lexus Is 250 Base — 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

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Bobby writes:
2009 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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AWD

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Costly dealership repairs

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7.5 Out Of 10 — Needs more power, a lower center of gravity, bigger wheels, and more room in the back seats!!! The stock tires wear too quickly, maintenance is costly, Lexus needs to add an Ipod intergration into the stock radio and gas milage is about average. Overall, I should have bought an Audi.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cami writes:
2009 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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Nav system/bluetooth

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Drive performance

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Avoid Lexus — Slow on the uptake, brakes are terrible. Toys inside are fun, like the navigation and integrated bluetooth; MP3 jack is in a terrible spot. Maintenance and upkeep are expensive. Wish I would have bought another BMW. Will be getting rid of it soon...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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uncfmm writes:
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5

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Styling, features, quietness, luxuriousness, gas mileage

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Back window is hard to see out, not enough horsepower

uncfmm
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Excellent Car — 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, no noise except for the radio. The only downside is if you're looking for a sports car, this is not it. Lexus did well with the styling and perhaps the IS350 would suffice, but 204hp is simply not enough for a sports car. Other than that, very nice car that makes daily commutes slightly more fun.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jordinlee writes:
2009 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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5

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A/C ice cold, All scheduled maintenance, Excellent condition, Factory GPS system, Fully loaded with all the goodies, Looks & drives great, Must see, No accidents, Non-smoker, Perfect first car, Seats like new, Title in hand, Very clean interior. This Car is amazing, the interior is clean, ALL BLACK INSIDE AND OUTSIDE, looks very luxurious, and drives and rides amazing. You can barely feel any bumps in the road and there is virtually no road noise.

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small car

jordinlee
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Amazing — 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, looks very stylish, comfortable to ride in.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Audessa writes:
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Amazing suspension, beautiful styling, impressive over all

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I can't think of anything wrong with this vehicle.

Audessa
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Luxurious — I like the handling and suspension and especially the heated AND ventilated/cooling seats. It works in any temperature at any time of year! This car was a very nice, extremely comfortable ride for me for almost four years. Great lumbar support too!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Looks and performance

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Handling at points.

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9/10 — Good acceleration, poor handling. Has quite a firm feel while driving. Good electronics and interior design. It does have a great fun factor, turning traction control off always adds that extra kick in the corners. The cost of ownership however is where the car lets you down.

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

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Ken writes:
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typical asian car.

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typical asian car..........

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Can't Go Wrong.. And It's A Good Car As Long As You Didn't Have A Muscle Car Before It. — acceleration sucks compared to my previous mustang.. but i'm sure it's better than those most. good details, leather, quite, good mileage. Funfactor? out of 5 i give it 3... kinda boring. everyones got one.. nothing special, not powerful enough to feel like the king of the roads. noteven the 350 has the bang for the buck.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Saad writes:
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I like how it handles through the turns

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The lack of power

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Supercharger Soon — its a fun car that has a nice ride. It has adequate performance, and can be fast at times. It is not that expansive although it takes premium gas. Its really fun to drive though. On a nice day you can have a nice cruis.

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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

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

Great Car! By mjohn625

I love this car! It has everything that the newer versions have. I have test driven the 2012 Lexus IS250, and nothing has changed AT ALL! (it actually gets worse gas mileage). I love having a backu... Read More

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2008 Lexus IS 250 Reviews

Love The Looks, Love The Handling. Wish It Had Better Acceleration Sometimes By MikeBur

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 al... Read More

Great Small Luxury Car By Pureevil81

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 diffi... 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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