2006 Lexus IS 250 Consumer Review: More Standard Equipment Than C

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More Standard Equipment Than Competitors
By bchristianmdd on


2006 Lexus IS 250 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)


2006 to 2012 cars are all nearly identical. Standard equipment is aweseome and smokes competition. Super easy to buy. Color?, navigation?, AWD or RWD?, and then you choose if you can live with 200HP or you need 300HP. The 250 AWD model is the dog of the pack. I have a certified pre-owned model I highly reccomend. Issues: recall for floor mats, recall for steering column tightening, and had 2 sensors fail. All covered under warranty and dealer gave me a brand new vehicle to cruise around in. Car requires a large amount of oil. You also need a Special Service Tool (SST) Toyota "cup" to change the oil filter. Paid $24,999 for CPO '06 with 30K miles in 2009. 2.9% APR for 3 years in Chicagoland.

Best Features

Paddle shifters, multiple transmission modes, sun roof, center console, push button start, instrument cluster, towing mirrors, dual exhaust, heated and cooled seats, engine bay and undercarriage protective plastics (for Chicago weather)

Worst Features

-Trunk & gas door release buttons are hard to access/see/reach -Redesign shape of front seats to create a few more inches of rear leg room -The "bump" in the floor by the driver's foot for the transmission. Everyone that has drove my car has been annoyed by it and mentioned it. -It would be difficult to fit in this car if you are 6' or taller. -Let F Sport styling trickle down even more. -Why does a paper oil filter cost more than a metal one piece GM filter? -Why does a 200HP motor take 6.7 quarts of oil?
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