By Kristin on
2008 Lexus IS 250 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
When I first bought this car I loved it. 2.5 years later and about eight tires later I wish I had been warned! Even with the tire protection insurance I've had to bring in it about every two months for a new tires, just the time spent alone fixing them is severely annoying. It's also a little cramped (if you're tall), and seems to dent pretty easily (had a big ball of snow and ice fall and crush in passenger side door, luckily it was only $200 worth of damage). It's a shame because the interior/exterior are beautifully designed and the all wheel drive handles wonderfully in the rain and snow! If you live in an area with no potholes by all means purchase!
The exterior look, interior features (heated/cooled seats), and all wheel drive handling.
Increase the sidewall on the tires, get rid of the low low profile tires, but different ones on.