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2007 Lexus IS 250

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Is this a Lexus? Rattles and Lumpy Seat
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By AZLexusIS250
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2007 Lexus IS 250 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Overall, car has been great, but I am concerned over the interior quality of the plastic and seats. Lots of rattles coming from the dash area around the navi and entire dash. Have been to several dealers to fix the squeaking, and one dealer lifted off the entire dash and reset. Now the rattles are even worse. The front seat has developed a large lump where the fan unit is located, so sitting is very uncomfortable to say the least. I am really shocked over all the issues with a $40K car, and to make matters worse, Lexus Corporate has not responded to my concerns, and the dealer has stated "this is the best we can do." I hope they will resolve, but I am doubtful now.


Best Features

Fuel economy, styling, stereo, features, wood dash, and mp3 player interface. Great 6 cylinder engine.


Worst Features

Cheap plastic. Get rid of the rattles and lumpy seat. Improve customer service! What is this "striving for perfection" thing all about? Most of the people who buy Lexus are professionals, and we don't have the time to live at the service department trying to get a $40K car fixed.


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Looks good on outside, tiny on inside
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By Lexy
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2007 Lexus IS 250 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Bought my IS 250 because of great exterior looks, although it is starting to look a lot like a 4 door Scion to me now. Inside has tighter width than other cars in its price range, and there is not much leg room in the back, especially with the drivetrain hump. There's only a single cup holder on console, and it is only large enough for a dixie cup. No place to put wallet or BlackBerry either. Why have an ash tray -- no one would want to ruin the interior with cigarette smoke! Brake dust is more than an annoyance, impossible to keep wheels clean! Underpowered. Honeymoon over. My lust for exterior went away when I sat inside and could only see flaws. I will be trading this car in soon.


Best Features

exterior styling


Worst Features

need console where I can put essentials, eliminate brake dust, larger back seat, HID lights, trunk light


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Beware: excessive squeaks and rattles
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By leeg150
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2007 Lexus IS 250 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I've had Lexus products in the past with no rattle issues, however, my IS 250 has been in the shop 21 days with 3 unsuccessful repairs regarding 6 squeaks and rattles with a car having fewer than 3000 miles. Both left and right air vents rattle. Cheap trim around NAV/GPS squeaks, pops when ambient temperatures are above 80F/27C. Rattles in doors. Rattle in rear deck area. Moonroof rattle.


Best Features

Lighting, GPS/nav, electronic features, style, smooth drive train system.


Worst Features

Excessive squeaks and rattles, tire noise, thicker trim materials around GPS/nav, coin holder, rear leg room.


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Fun Ride
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By Alex8888
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2007 Lexus IS 250 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)


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The car is fun to drive. Silky smooth engine. Acceleration is adequate and the car is a good daily driver. Nice stock audio system has iPod hook-up. AWD is yet to be tested in the real snow. Rear seats are extremely tight and are not suitable for adults. Seats do not fall down to expand the trunk, but do have an opening for long items in the middle. Paint scratches and dings easily – any minor road rock will break it to the primer. Overall I am happy with the car.


Best Features

Too many to list.


Worst Features

Better paint, better stock tires, less brake dust, more room in the back, fold down rear seat/seats.


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I want more
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By jose
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2007 Lexus IS 250 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Coming from an A4 and BMW 328, not a really performance car, it has great looks (this is what sold me). I have the car for 2 weeks already, and I'm thinking to trade-in and go back to BMW soon. Has no power and the noise of the engine is loud, not to mention the rattling noise coming from the dash. Not really happy with this car!


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Comfort, looks, price.


Worst Features

More power.


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