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2009 Lexus IS 250 RWDReview
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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.)

Pros: Looks and performance

Cons: Handling at points.

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2009 Lexus IS 250 RWDReview
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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.)

Pros: Girls think it's cute.

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

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2009 Lexus IS 250 RWDReview
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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.

Pros: I like how it handles through the turns

Cons: The lack of power

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2009 Lexus IS 250 AWDReview
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Nice Car! — Great Car all around excellent and no complaints from me. Has given me absolutely no problems. The IS 250 is a lot of fun to drive, but I can't help feeling that it should have a manual transmission with its V-6 engine. The automatic with paddle shifters almost makes me forget that I wish the IS 250 had a little more power. I know it's not very, um, fuel-efficient of me, but I must floor the IS 250 everywhere I go to get that goofy, speed-induced grin. Thankfully, this car gets an EPA-estimated 20/26 mpg city/highway, so I can feel less guilty when I floor it. The IS 250 also has responsive brakes and steering. As a result, the IS 250 made me happiest when it was just me and her, with no complaints of car sickness from the backseat.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: everything

Cons: backseats are a little small, but nothing to complain about

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2009 Lexus IS 250 RWDReview
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Good Quality But Boring — Very comfort, smooth but not so exciting. Quality is perfect. No squeaks and rattles. Almost no noise. Handling is not so precise as BMW 3s. City:22 mpg, Highway:35mpg. Haven't paid for any maintenance for two years thanks to the Lexus Care Program.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Build Quality

Cons: Performance

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2009 Lexus IS 250 AWDReview
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Excellent Driving — The IS's dash assaults the senses with high tech wonder. My test vehicle was equipped with a $3,990 package of options that included DVD-based navigation and a Mark Levinson sound system, which is really one of the best car audio systems I've ever heard. I made a point of bringing some favorite new music on CD with me wherever I drove, just so I could revel in the sound. Still, four grand is a lot of lettuce for a car stereo and GPS.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: smooth-riding and quiet but a bit light on emotion. Handling is secure and precise

Cons: the level of noise that is made by the car’s engine

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2009 Lexus IS 250Review
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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

Pros: typical asian car.

Cons: typical asian car..........

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2009 Lexus IS 250 AWDReview
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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

Pros: Nav system/bluetooth

Cons: Drive performance

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2009 Lexus IS 250 AWDReview
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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

Pros: AWD

Cons: Costly dealership repairs

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2009 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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2015 Lexus IS 250 Reviews

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2014 Lexus IS 250 Reviews

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2013 Lexus IS 250 Reviews

Review By Carlos

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Body damage.. 3 accidents.. rough running.. no muffler .. sales man was great Read More

2012 Lexus IS 250 Reviews

Review By Todd

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2011 Lexus IS 250 Reviews

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