The Lexus IS 250 is not the fastest or most superbly handling sport sedan, but for the money it can't be beat. The styling, inside and out, is beautiful. The interior is well executed, with all controls easy to access in very comfortable seats. Has lots of safety features. The smaller engine provides plenty of power, unless you are addicted to neck-snapping acceleration. The ride is well damped but not jarring. It feels very solid. The engine at idle is so quiet that I once got out of the car not realizing I had left the engine running. I got the Mark Levinson audio system, which is the best OEM system I have ever heard. Overall, I love driving the car and look forward to a road trip.
Solid feel and handling; high quality materials in interior; beautiful exterior styling; Mark Levinson audio.