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2009 Lexus IS F Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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Base 5.0L V8 8-speed Automatic - (2 reviews )
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Flaws are few and far between
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By mkovalsky
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2009 Lexus IS F Sedan 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 8A)


Review

Yes the ride is firm and yes its competitors have more pedigree, but the ISF is what the old BMW M cars used to be - discreet. This car really is a wolf in sheep's clothing. The V8 is absolutely intoxicating, especially above 3500 rpms. The steering is good and the brakes are fantastic. The exhaust is louder than god and the gearbox is loads of fun when you're really hammering it. My favorite thing about this car is that you get the ballistic performance with the Lexus reliability, couldn't ask for much more.


Best Features

Steering, brakes, gearbox, noise. It's one of the few cars I have driven that I wouldn't change the exhaust on. If you own one or are thinking about buying one put the K&N cold air intake on it - it's like a whole new engine.


Worst Features

Ventilated seats, better navigation. Why have the sport button? Why isn't it always in sport mode? If people wanted a soft, quiet version of this car they'd buy the IS 350 instead of the F.


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A Beast!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By afpharmacy
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Vehicle

2009 Lexus IS F Sedan 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 8A)


Review

Just traded my 08 GS 350 awd for something more fun. And this thing is fun! It wants to go fast. The ride is firm but is expected and the seats are very supportive. I drive about 40miles a day and this car keeps me awake. I'm averaging 19mpg the same as my GS. Wanted something unique with reliability. Design is very subtle and most people are not sure what the "F" means. I usually don't get attached to cars but this one is special.


Best Features

Power and Torque, MPG's is good for 400+ hp., Solid feel, Massive Brakes


Worst Features

Cylinder deactivation for improved "eco" driving? Add AWD.


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