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Anyone have a Lexus IS 250? Need advice from Lexus owners. I'm thinking of purchasing a Lexus IS 250. It will be my first luxury car purchase so I'm nervous about spending all that $! Can anyone share their experiences about this car (positive or negative) or just about their Lexus in general, regardless of model. Thanks!

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    I bought a Lexus 2007 IS 250 and will not buy another one. Do not recommend this car. I have had to replace all four tires within ten months time. My car has had FOUR major blowouts, three withi six weeks time.

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I have a 07 is 250 awd I would not recomend this car, problems:
brakes at 5000
rattle in dash
leak in trunk
transmission slips computer does not record problem
tires at 18,600 miles, tires wear on inside Lexus claims this is normal its not.
heat comes out of top vents even though you press the air come out at the floor. I can wait until the lease is up.

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My only real complaint with the car is the room in the cabin. I am an average build 5ft 10 and I find the car tight as the driver, never mind having 4 adults along for the ride. My prior vehicle was an 04 Infiniti G35 sport with a 6 spd manual. More than adequate room and plently of power to boot. MPG for both and a prior 3 series were avg (18-19mpg) so if you're concerned with this type of mileage around town you're better off looking elsewhere. It does require premium gas too. I've noticed a difference in engine response and mileage when I've tried regular unleaded. Highway MPG much nicer but isn't that the case with any vehicle? Oh, edges of the wheels get eaten up over time as the profile of the tires are so low and any pothole has a field day with it, nevermind parallel parking in NYC. But overall, I would say the IS is a nice car for the money.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

I too own a (2006) Lexus IS 250, and I would highly recommend the car. Best car purchase I've ever made. The IS 250 has been absolutely flawless, and everything works as well as the day I bought it almost 2 years ago.

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I have an is250... Paid $28,500 for one with a stick shift which I think was a great price. That is not the out the door price but the negotiated price. So I paid like a nice honda accord.. Love the car and great on gas! not as sporty as others but better on fuel which is important to me. the only thing I hate is the back seat doesn't fold down and the frowns that I get when I cram 4 grown men into the car. it is a bit small.

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I have a 2007 IS 250 and I am completely in love with my car. The inside is very plush and the overall feel is of QUALITY. Lexus is high end and they live up to it in this car. The engine is buttery smooth and silent and has plenty of power. The paddle shift is cool on the freeways and hills and the looks I get in the car are great too. Unlike the Euro counterparts, which are also nice inside and fun to drive, the Lexus will stay running and cost you much less in repair cost and agitation. I have had Audi and BMW in the past and I can safely say that I will probably never drive anything other than Lexus from now on.

Posted on May 15, 2008

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I have a 2007 IS 250 and I am completely in love with my car. The inside is very plush and the overall feel is of QUALITY. Lexus is high end and they live up to it in this car. The engine is buttery smooth and silent and has plenty of power. The paddle shift is cool on the freeways and hills and the looks I get in the car are great too. Unlike the Euro counterparts, which are also nice inside and fun to drive, the Lexus will stay running and cost you much less in repair cost and agitation. I have had Audi and BMW in the past and I can safely say that I will probably never drive anything other than Lexus from now on.

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