2009 Lexus IS F User Reviews

2009 Lexus IS F Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • 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: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
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"power" 5 reviews
"sound" 4 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews
CONS
"ride" 2 reviews

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CDMinSC writes:
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Everything

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Nothing so far

CDMinSC
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Great Car With Room For Four And More Fun Than Anyone Should Be Allowed To Have! — This is an amazing automobile. I never expected to find this level of performance in a rice-rocket from Lexus, but here it is! A true pleasure to drive, averaging 26 MPG on the highway and 18-19 around town, even if I thrust my foot into the injectors from time to time! Performance is exceptional! Build quality is excellent - nothing wrong in 9,000 miles; Exterior styling is smooth and edgy at the same time!; interior is luscious!; More fun than anyone should be allowed to have!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Savo90069 writes:
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Great performance despite large dimensions, handles at the same level.

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Unpredictable with the tires spinning.

Savo90069
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Super Sedan — Oh my. Lexus has done the last thing I'd expect from them. They've gone and made a car built to kick the M3's ass. And shockingly, they've succeeded. The car is fantastic. It's my everyday car with not so everyday looks and performance not to mention usability. There's quite a bit to appreciate about the car. For starters you've got 416 horsepower to smoke the rear tires. But you also have four seats so you can give your friends heart attacks while you do so. It handles nothing like a sedan, moreso like a coupe. It's responsive and eats curves for breakfast. Then there's the sound. It sounds almost identicle to the BMW M3 (E92) and let me tell you, that is a WONDERFUL sound. It's also pretty fast. Now I've driven a Veyron and it's obviously not anywhere near that level but it's impressive for it's size and weight. 0-60 was managed in 4.8 seconds. Tops out around 155 to 160, but I have yet to take it there to know for sure. I'm having the limiter removed soon so I'll be able to play around with it quite a bit. It's also Tier 1 in terms of taking it sideways. It's drift happy without sacrificing stability although I don't recommend drifting on public roads. It's a fantastic car all around and it has an intimidating look to it that's the perfect blend of aggressive and sleek. I love it very much and my friends always count on me to be the designated driver and now, I can happily say yes.

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Chris writes:
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Power and sound

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Ride a little firm

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My Is F — I love the performance and sound of the engine. The engine has more torque then a M3 and when you get above 3500 rpm it really roars. The only negative on the car is ride is a little firm and on a track the power is a little high on rev band. But in everyday driving the car acts like a lexus until you hit 3500 rpm and it becomes another car.

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Adam writes:
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4

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Lexus takes a strong fight to the German Performance Models

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Even though it comes close, being second or third in a comparison isn't like winning.

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If You Want Japanese Reliability And Rarity With Performance Better Look For One Now. — Lexus has always taken build quality seriously. You could say that they have sacrificed performance and style somewhat along the way. Not anymore. With their largest motor in their smallest car, only the most diehard will be found wanting in all performance categories. Those that live in the territory of this price are used to regular maintenance. The real victory is on the reliability versus and German competitor. With having less that 2,000 made their first year, Lexus makes sure their product won't be littered in the Nordstrom parking lot.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jesta42o writes:
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looks and fast

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gas

Jesta42o
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Sweet Family Sedan — Great family sedan with some speed =) 5.0-liter V8 churning out the aforementioned 416 ponies (and 371 ft.-lbs. of torque), rear- wheel-drive, 14.2-inch drilled and vented front discs, 19” BBS rims wrapped in staggered-width rubber and defeatable traction and stability control. Yes, in a Lexus

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ryan writes:
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Fun!

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none!

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If You Want A Fun Sedan Lexus Isf No Substitute! — great performance needs some boost for best speed results braking is amazing needs soem carbon ceramic brakes for better results an 8 piston front calipers an 6piston rear calipers handles great some understeer. Build quality is great! Appearence is amazing looks mean going down the road. Gas is actually great for a V8 due to the 8 speed trans. Fun as hell to drive!!!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jake writes:
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sound build quality

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p platers can't drive them legally

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Lexus Is F — awesome sounding v8 coming through a 8 speed tiptronic gear box 0-100 in 4.8 seconds and traction control off button so you to can smoke up the tires at the lights with the boys. also very nice to park

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

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Blake writes:
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Horsepower, Torque, Throttle Response, Incredible Sound, Build Quality, Appearance, and it's a Lexus.

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Too fender gap in the front.....new coilovers will fix that.

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Sexy Piece Of Metal — Performance - extremely quick, hardcore braking, sticks extremely well in the corners. Build Quality - it's a Lexus....the pursuit of perfection. Appearance - it looks badass. Cost of Ownership - it gets great milage, and its built by toyota so you know its going to be reliable. Fun Factor - its really fun. even more fun when some idiot who doesn't know what it is tries to initiate some sort of race, then backs off once they hear it under some throttle.

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

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Tommy writes:
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Amazing looks runs great

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could go faster if there wern't so many different features that you can add on no matter whta its worth the money i think

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Gorgeous Car That Has All The Futuristic Features That Make It The Car Of The Year — this car look beautiful and sounds amazing it runs smoothly and is a very reliable..it better be for $72,000... and i think that the car is worth the moeny that you buy it for... it will soon be the best seller of the Lexus company...in my opinion

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2012 Lexus IS F Reviews

Happy With Purchase By galenbh

I really enjoyed my 2009 IS 350. Ride was a little harsh. Around 2011, Lexus figured out how to get the suspension more comfortable and my 2012 ISF actually has a better ride. Love the acceleration... Read More

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2010 Lexus IS F Reviews

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