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2010 Lexus IS 250 C Convertible

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A well-built comfortable convertible
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By Lexus in PA
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2010 Lexus IS 250 C Convertible 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 6A)


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My IS250C is a tight, well built convertible. Unlike some hard top convertibles, the Lexus exhibits no squeaks, rattles, or snaps. Handling is good for a Lexus but not up to German standards (I'm a former Audi owner). I get 29mpg on my 75 mile commuter circuit. The interior is well-appointed and comfortable. The electronics package is terrific which is typical for a nav-equipped Lexus. My only complaint is that the USB interface does not recognize iPod playlists...a problem for classical music lovers. The car is quite with the top up and comfortably quite with the top down. The top retracts quickly...a nice feature.


Best Features

-Fit and finish -Fuel mileage -Electronics package -Interior room and comfort -Color (Ultrasonic Blue Mica from the IS-F is available for the IS-C) -Top operation speed -Trunk space with top up


Worst Features

-iPod playlist integration -Ability to support multiple simultaneous USB devices via a USB hub. -AWD


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Simply Lexus
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By Typical Lexus
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2010 Lexus IS 250 C Convertible 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 6A)


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This is my second Lexus to own. I previously owned a Lexus RX 300 for 8 years and it was a great vehicle. I wanted something a little more fun to drive in my senior years so I started looking at convertibles. I looked at BMW and Infiniti hardtop convertibles but they couldn't hold a candle to the the Lexus IS 250 C. The Lexus IS 250 C is so quiet with the top up and only takes 20 seconds to drop the top. The standard sound system with 11 speakers is excellent. I recommend getting the navigation system with the rear camera. I don't regret spending the extra dollars to have this feature and it really makes for a more attractive dash display. I've had so many compliments on this car.


Best Features

The hardtop convertible mechanism is so quiet you don't even hear it in action. I love the audio system which plays CD's compiled of MP3's. You can have literally hundreds of songs at your fingertips or thousands if you use the auxiliary Ipod USB adapter.


Worst Features

Would have liked to had the options of having tan interior with the Matador red instead of white, but the white does make the vehicle a classic convertible.


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Best Combo of Quality/Perf/Price & FUN!
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By mr_eko
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2010 Lexus IS 250 C Convertible 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 6A)


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This is hands-down, my favorite car ever. So much fun to drive and it illicits a lot of smiles from people who see you cruising around. Lexus has done an incredible job of optimizing the sound quality with top up/down and windows up/down. Wind is also managed beautifully. While I contemplated the 350, a convertible is made for cruising over racing, so I passed on the extra power/cost and went with the 250C. The seats are super comfortable and my 6 ft tall friend also comfortably sat in the back seat. It's not as cramped as it might seem, but it's not spacious. Trunk space with the top down is comical, but that's part of the deal with a convertible.


Best Features

The combination of Lexus quality/reliability, best in class gas mileage, athletic/sporty exterior, luxurious interior did it for me. Plus the residual/resale value for Lexus holds up better than any other make.


Worst Features

While it's not an Aston Martin, the Lexus IS 250C is, in my opinion, the best in class option in this category if you're looking for a comfortable, fun car you can cruise around town in. BMW costs significantly more and the interior isn't as nice without having to pay for a lot of extras.


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By Blitzjb
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2010 Lexus IS 250 C Convertible 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I have owned less than a week. Initial reaction is excellent. I replaced a Volvo C70. The Lexus comfort and ride is a vast improvement from the Volvo.


Best Features

20 seconds for the top up/down.


Worst Features

Rolling display for the sat radio.


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Lexus IS 250C Exels in SO MANY WAYS
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By Lexus IS 250C Excels
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2010 Lexus IS 250 C Convertible 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Having just owned the Toyota Solara convertible (2004 SLE 3.3L V6) along with Lexus LS 400 and SC 400 in the 1990's along with a 1984 Mercedes 300SD, I have driven quality cars over the past 25 years. Toyota and especially Lexus have set the standard for quality and reliability over the past two decades, and the new IS 250C does not disappoint . . it excels in almost every category. The engineering involved with the hard top convertible and how the 3 piece aluminum top closes and opens is a masterpiece - you gotta see it to believe it! Ride comfort and handling are superb; flawless power train although the 2.5L V6 is somewhat short on power but averages over 26MPG. Clearly BEST IN CLASS!


Best Features

Superb styling . . both in convertible mode and top up . . Ferrari style grill below conventional Lexus grill . . looks fast and sleek standing still! Smooth performance . . has to the be the smoothest power train and superb handling in its class . . any 2 or 4 seat convertible on the market.


Worst Features

Trunk uses tan carpeting rather than color coordinated with interior (black and grey). Would like more torque for passing other cars in the 40 - 70MPH range . . the Solara 3.3L V6 had better performance and still averaged 26MPG.


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