2008 Lexus IS 250 User Reviews

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    2008 Lexus IS 250 RWD Review
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    Looks Great, Works Even Better. — Most lexi don't like to hustle, they're built for commuting comfort, and this is no exception. But it doesn't fail its ranking a s a sports sedan - its engine loves to rev, making blistering acceleration never more than half a second away. The brakes are solid, although the electronics make them feel numb sometimes. And the electric steering always puts you exactly where you want to go. The suspension is soft, as you'd expect it to be, but the car doesn't roll in the corners, one assumes because of a low centre of gravity. Only real issue I have come across so far is severe understeer if you have the traction controls on. Turning one of them off cures it. Turning both off will create severe oversteer, especially in wet weather. Build quality is exceptional - as you would expect. My only complaint is the paint - it's rediciliously delicate. Just don't buy it in the mica grey colour, and you'll be fine. It's one of the best looking cars I've ever seen, and not just on the outside, but on the inside, where it counts. The loads of functions have all been hidden away in different places so they're never overwhelming, as it is, for instance, in jags of old. It isn't cheap - but you get loads of kit for your money. And the dealership will take care of you. If anything were to break down it'd be expensive, but the dealer has courtesy transport to retrieve your car and provides you with another while they fix yours. But they only do that because we all know few will ever use that service for mechanical reasons. I can honestly say I plan on never selling this car. It's that good.

    Pros: Brilliant look, brilliant design, well equipped, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

    Cons: Not a trackday car. But who needs one?

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    2008 Lexus IS 250 RWD Review
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    35

    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.

    Pros: great value overall

    Cons: not enough room for rear seats

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    2008 Lexus IS 250 RWD Review
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    A Classy Car With Great Outlooks. — A great motor with a stable ride. I recomend it to any one single who wants to feel appreciated. Black is beautiful. The light interior gives a spacious feeling. The automatic gear box works smoothly and responds promptly to the accelerator. Does not suite families because of the small rear seat.

    Pros: I was positively taken by all features in the car.

    Cons: nothing

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    2008 Lexus IS 250 Review
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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

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Horsepower

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    2008 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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    Lexus Is 250 Awd — LOVE THIS CAR!, Quality is great, appearance is fabulous, mileage is good, awesome car to drive! I would reccomend this car to anyone..................

    Pros: Wonderful!

    Cons: No negatives!

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    2008 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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    Amazing — If I forgot something three hours from home, I wouldn't mind having to drive all the way back to get it.

    Pros: Most comfortable car I have ever been in!

    Cons: Not the fastest off the line

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    Great Car. — Very very nice looking car. Has decent performance but is slow compared to the IS350. Knot to 60 comes is 7.9 seconds. Very smooth when driving and is extremly quiet. Overall a great car to own.

    Pros: Good handling, smooth 6 speed automatic w/ paddle shifters, very high tech, 18 inch rims.

    Cons: Lackluster acceleration.

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    2008 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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    It's A Sleek, Compact Sports Sedan That Is Gorgeous And Fun To Drive. — I really love this car so far. Drives and accelerates smoothly and is very quiet. The exterior and interior are very luxiorious and sleek. Of course it's not the most powerful (horse power wise) or fastest car, but I don't care to race this car, but it does accelerate very well and is one smooth ride. The interior is very comfortable as well and the seats are both heated and ventilated.

    Pros: Love the exterior and drive, control and acceleration.  Interior is very luxiorious yet dash is very simple and functional.

    Cons: Rear seating is small.  Requires additional mini tuner to use XM Satellite.

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    2008 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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    An Overall Comfortable Ride. — The IS250 is a ride for people who just wanna chill and drive. If you're looking for performance, get an IS350. Seriously. Everything about this car is great, except the performance. An added 25-35bhp would do the trick, but I guess for marketability there has to be a significant difference between the IS250 and the IS350. PS. Don't buy a 6-speed Lexus (yet). It's too notchy in first and second gear.

    Pros: HIDs come stock (for +08)
    All-Wheel Drive
    Real, Soft Leather
    User-Friendly Controls
    Silent Ride
    Low Vibrations

    Cons: Low Performance
    Body Roll
    Backseats don't fold down
    Obnoxious rattles (but covered under warranty)

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    2008 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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    Love The Looks, Love The Handling. Wish It Had Better Acceleration Sometimes — 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 although I always wondered how effective they are, turning into the direction of the curve, one I drove cars without them I was amazed. Despite great styling, there is a surprisingly large trunk, which has been a bonus. The only negatives/niggles are the real leg room, when tall people are in the front of the car, and the small side mirrors.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great touring car and still very good on wet surface streets in PacNW, rain sensing wipers and surprisingly large trunk

    Cons: Rear passenger leg room is not great when tall driver or front passenger are in car

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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

    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

    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

    2010 Lexus IS 250 Reviews

    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

    Beast By Ryan

    awesome 0-60 in 4.7 and is fun as hell if you gonna buy one please do not that expensive ether bout 45,000 it is so fun to drive great handling and awesome power need to buy one thats all i have to sa... Read More

    2009 Lexus IS 250 Reviews

    2009 Lexus Is 250 Base By Abdul

    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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