I thought I might not be happy with this car on the first drive. After driving a Trans Am with the 5.7L engine, the 2.5L seemed to be lacking something. (2.2L and 2 cyl to be exact.) But after a few more miles I can honestly say I love this car! It may not be as quick on take off as my last car, but it does just fine. The steering is tight and the car handles like a dream. It is extremely comfortable and everything in the interior is right where it should be. The stereo sounds fantastic. The maintenance and repairs have been very reasonable. I think it is a very nice looking car as well. It has great lines and gets lots of complements. The downside for some people...if you happen to smoke, the ashes tend to blow back in the window an into the back seat and if you throw your butts out the window, you might have to put out a fire in the back seat. (Not mine, but I saw one it had happened to) I would definitely recommend buying this vehicle to anyone considering one. You won't be disappointed.
I love this car. Everything is perfect in it. The stereo sounds amazing. I can whip around turns without concern, the little guy gets up and goes on the freeway. Absolutely love the car. Out of all the ones I've owned, this is my favorite. I live in Michigan which has unforgiving winters. NEVER had an issue with this car in the snow. The Lexus AWD handles better than all the pickup trucks and SUVs I've had.
I just got a 2006 Lexus IS250 which i most say is a great ride. It has so many things i like for example the speed odometer with the LED lighting is great.. I love the way you can set the color change when you going too fast, those of you who have it know what i'm talking about and i have the sport package with the sifter makes it so much fun to take on an open road. I do have to add the dislikes i came across but its not family friendly when it comes to leg room and trunk space.. it is best to only have 4 people in the car including the driver because i find that it does not have a lot of leg room in the back if you are planning on buying one and you have a family you may want to try it out and make sure... another thing is if you are tall take a second to look how close your head is to the roof lowing the sits may help but not everyone finds that comfortable.. The car does handle very well on the road but i do thing it need a bit more hose power for it to be a sport car and i don't like how much work you have to do to replace the headlight bulbs. if you have to replace it don't buy the cheap one because you want to save a dollar or two just get the best replace it once and don't worry about it for awhile. check online to see what i'm talking about.. I hope this help but since i just got this car i cant give you all the information but i do hope it help's those looking to buy an IS250. I did how ever pay a bit more on the car over the trade in valve because i forgot to check due to the over all test ride i just wanted the car and i has so many good reviews i assume the best and took it. so don't make that mistake you maybe able to get a better deal
I previously owned a 1995 Lexus ES300 which I bought from a friend when he bought the 2006 IS250 AWD. I put over 100,000 miles on the ES after I bought it and thoroughly enjoyed that car. But, I have been telling him since he bought the IS that i wanted it when he was ready for his next new Lexus. This past Saturday he bought a new RX 350 and I bought the IS with 95000 miles on it for a little less than the trade-in value. It is comfortable to drive, has enough pep for this old fart, looks amazing (the previous owner took meticulous care of it), and is everything I wanted 8/1/17 - we are now a year later, and I still love this car. Because I live so close to work, I have only put 6200 miles on it. It has been everything I hoped for 2/1/18 - Another 6 months, and I still love it. No problems. No issues. Routine maintenance. What a fun car!!