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By Eric
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2010 Lexus IS 350 C Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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After looking and test driving the Mercedes, BMW and Audi convertible I have to say I made the best choice this car is the most comfortable and a complete smooth ride with a mix of high end production and style. I got the FSport which makes it even better looking and to all the naysayers out there with the negative reviews this car rocks.


Favorite Features

The top and the rear end.


Suggested Improvements

V8


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Smart Design
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By Curt Chezem
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2010 Lexus IS 350 C Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I'm so glad that I ignored the tepid professional review and took a test drive. This is a well designed car and it stands on it's own with no comparisons to fussy Germans. The 350 has effortless acceleration to the point of excess. It has plenty of legroom in front. I'm 6-2 and actually have to move the seat forward. It's quiet enough to use the speakerphone on the highway with the top down. Better than some sedans with the windows up. Dash and nav are simple and intuitive. Body work is rock solid.


Favorite Features

The PWR button really works and the transmission will downshift on cue when running it through a curve. Great for back roads and no need to play with the paddle shifters (at least in the Texas hill country - maybe not Nordschleife). Best feature is the 20 second hardtop.


Suggested Improvements

The exhaust note could have a little more gurgle in the lower revs, and it would be that much nicer if there were 2 cup holders in the console.


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Great Car. Fun to Drive.
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By Ryki
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2010 Lexus IS 350 C Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Have had the IS350C for 2 months now. Love the comfort of the vehicle. The interior is great. I even like the exterior styling. It has a big rea, but with that comes 13 Cu. Ft. of Cargo Space, important to me. Acceleration is awesome. I read the review in Car and Driver and have to disagree with their comments. Traded in a 2003 Audi A 4 Cabrio. This Car smokes that and the Audi 5 Conv. A Four Banger with Rag Top, a little dated. The Infinity G37Conv. Tiny inside, with the top down it shakes like a wet dog. The BMW 335i Conv. Nice Car but load it up like the Lexus and its $10K more with less equipment. In my opinion the Lexus beats them all. BMW more Sporty, but Lexus more Cruiser. Suits Me.


Favorite Features

Top. Interior. Ride. Power. Great Trunk with Top Up. Lots of Bells and Whistles.


Suggested Improvements

Better Fit and Finish. Stereo. 1 Button Up for Windows. Glove Box Locks with FOB and not Key. Better Tires. Bridgestone Turanzas, Worst Tires on Market Today.Forever Cleaning Touch Screen.


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IS350C - Luxury and Sport
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By camirault
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2010 Lexus IS 350 C Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Bought the IS350c and have had it for one whole day. We research and drove many cars and wanted luxury with a convertible and not have to pay a fortune. Lexus has delivered the best of both in this car. We also replaced our BMW 330ci with this car !! Technology, luxury and power are all packaged in one vehicle. Voice command is great as is the seamless bluetooth and integration features. Has everything we wanted and more. Now the fun is learning it all and driving it.


Favorite Features

Luxury interior, fast car, technology, one button sliding seats, overall ride.


Suggested Improvements

Trunk space, but if you're getting any convertible you know this is an issue no matter what you purchase.


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Wow! (My first fun car)
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By NoTopforMe1234
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2010 Lexus IS 350 C Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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After 20 years of driving family sedans and economy cars, I was able to save up the money to by a car for more than getting me around. I chose this car because I thought it would be fun to have a convertible, plus I wanted to have a hard top. I went with this car because I thought the price/feature/quality combination was the best.


Favorite Features

Integrated Nav/Phone/Climate/Audio/Parking Assist. Of course, the automatic hard top. Comfy seats---cooled and heated. Power of the 350 (tried the 250; it wasn't as "fun").


Suggested Improvements

Option to have four tires of same size so that they can be rotated. I dread replacing these tires (but they sure look great).


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IS 350c - Most fun in the sun!
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By cvert12
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2010 Lexus IS 350 C Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Bought 3 days ago. Tested many cars multiple times before getting the Lexus. The IS 350c is built solid, has less cowl shake than my last SUV, and is very fun to drive with lots of zoom! Looks will get you noticed, and acceleration is thrilling. Tires seem to really grip the road. The feature set as a whole is impressive! It seems to have it all, from a voice activated nav that is very sophisticated, to back-up camera & valet options that lock the glove and trunk.


Favorite Features

Fast acceleration, quiet and stable ride, useful gadgets, Lexus reliability. Just plain fun to drive! With the top down on the freeway going 70mph, you can still have a normal conversation. Real cupholders for us morning commute coffee drinkers.


Suggested Improvements

Visibility is great with the rear headrests down (activated via a lever). Improvements would be to add lever to raise back up, but not big deal. Also would be nice to rest elbow outside the window. As it is, the side is too high to do this comfortably. Oh, and make it faster with more mpg of course. :)


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WOW, what a piece of machinery!
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By Wayne
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2010 Lexus IS 350 C Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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We have owned Lexus vehicles for some time and always enjoyed the SC 430's. BUT now we have the 2010 IS350 C. The ride is much improved over the SC and the design and fit is superior. We enjoy the performance from the six cyl. engine. For us it is a superior vehicle to the SC. It fits in the "toy"category for us and we love it. What a ride! Our family car is the LS 430 sedan. Another great car.


Favorite Features

sporty handling


Suggested Improvements

hard to read the dash with sunglasses on


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By melrx
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2010 Lexus IS 350 C Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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What an amazing buying experience and driving experience. Have been looking for a hard top convertible that could hold a set of golf clubs while the top is down - mission accomplished. New generation 6 Navigation system is excellent as well as phone system that is easy to use. Backup system screen is bright & clear. Only thing missing is more storage area for those things you like to keep in the car. No pressure by anyone at dealership. No real discounht off MSRP, but still a great buy. Great Job Lexus. Great Job Thompson Lexus - Doylestown,Pa


Favorite Features

Navigation & bluetooth Phone system - Style & sports car feel


Suggested Improvements

Lack of storage space inside. Uncomfortable getting to window switches on drivers side of the car -


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Best Lexus So Far
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By Lexus Fan
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2010 Lexus IS 350 C Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Test drove the IS250C but found it lacking in power. Bought the IS350C and the power is exceptional. This car is seriously quick. Red MICA with the light interior, 18" ISP wheel upgrade. Great combination. The 8 speaker sound system with ASL is very good - especially with the top down. Like the new navigation/camera. This is my first rear wheel drive car in quite some time and it really adds to the "fun" factor. The only negative I've found is the optional windscreen. The wind factor is very good without the windscreen and using the windscreen doesn't help much. Don't buy it. Overall, this is simply a great car and the fun factor is over the top.


Favorite Features

The retractable top will top everyone's list. The ISP wheel upgrade really sets off the look. The ventilated seats are great when it is hot and the top is down. The tach in the middle of the dash instead of to the side.


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The IS 350 Convertible
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By SanDiegoGB
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2010 Lexus IS 350 C Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I've only had this car for one week and I'm seriously impressed! It performs and handles like a sports car, yet has all the luxury and convenience of a classy sedan. Both my prior cars where V8 roadsters, and the IS 350C still packs a healthy punch for a V6 that still gives you that high-performance feeling (albeit without the engine/muffler growl). Additionally, for a convertible, the cabin is exceptionally quiet and there are no rattles at all (unlike all my prior convertibles). It is well engineered and has a solid feel. The interior and luxury features are by far above most sports cars, including things like cooled seats, USB iPhone connection, backup camera, and rain-sensing wipers.


Favorite Features

First and foremost, the convertible hardtop! The drive and handling are awesome (especially with the F-sport upgrades for the suspension). Interior is exceptionally well designed, with cool gadgets that seamlessly connect my iPhone to the car for both phone and music!


Suggested Improvements

Trunk space is quite small (even for someone who rarely uses the trunk). There is also a general lack of extra storage compartments (e.g. for glasses, etc.).


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