Used 2008 Lexus IS 250

2008 Lexus IS 250
List price range
$5,999 - $13,599

Pros

  • Capable handling, impeccably finished cabin, advanced safety technology, good fuel economy on the rear-wheel-drive automatic model, available all-wheel drive.

Cons

  • Cramped rear-seat space, tight headroom, options packages can be pricey.

Used 2008 Lexus IS 250 for Sale

Lexus IS 250 2008 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
143,263 miles
Used 2008
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$8,499
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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This beautiful, stylish vehicle had one previous owner. A clean CARFAX report, This vehicle has aftermarket Rims and good tires, brakes and rotors. Mechanically and Cosmetically this vehicle is in an excellent condition and drives very smooth. Based on service history reports and ownership records CARFAX suggested retail value is %252410320. Feel free to contact us at %28571%29367-2472 or %28703%29337-7738. Financing is available on qualified vehicles to qualified customers. This vehicle is virginia safety inspected and emission ready. Its been carefully selected, meticulously detailed, expertly and professionally serviced by ASE certified technicians. We Are a Certified CARFAX advantage dealer and provide free CARFAX report on every vehicle in stock. CARFAX stands behind our vehicles for 1 year with their Carfax Buyback Guarantee. We are VA used car dealer and prices do not include document preparation, processing fees of %2524399, taxes, title, registration, emission testing fee, finance charges and compliance charge. We are active member of Virginia And National Independent automobile dealers association and have been faithfully serving Northern Virginia, Richmond Virginia, Metropolitan Washington DC and Baltimore, MD communities for years. Our customers know our name is bred of trust, fairness and excellence, and that we have a reputation that has endured the test of time, with so many choices available for your automotive needs, we are glad you put your faith and trust in our dealership. We don't take it lightly that you chose to do business with us. Please know the goal of every one of our employee and management is to provide you with a higher level of privacy, respect and service that will endear you to us as a valued customer for life. 4 Wheel Drive, 4WD/AWD, ABS Brakes, AM/FM Radio, Alloy Wheels, Automatic Headlights, Backup Camera, Cargo Area Tiedowns, Child Safety Door Locks, Daytime Running Lights, Driver Airbag, Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat, Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror, Electronic Brake Assistance, First Aid Kit, Front Air Dam, Front Heated Seat, Front Power Lumbar Support, Front Side Airbag, Heated Exterior Mirror, Interval Wipers, Leather Seat, Leather Steering Wheel, Navigation Aid, Passenger Airbag, Passenger Multi-Adjustable Power Seat, Power Adjustable Exterior Mirror, Power Door Locks, Power Sunroof, Rear Window Defogger, Separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls, Side Head Curtain Airbag, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, Telescopic Steering Column, Tilt Steering, Tilt Steering Column, Tire Pressure Monitor, Trunk Anti-Trap Device, Vehicle Anti-Theft, Vehicle Stability Control System, AM/FM Stereo, Air Conditioning, Back-up Camera, Bluetooth, CD Changer, CD Player, Cruise Control, Fog Lights, Hands-free Entry, Heated Seats, Keyless Entry, Leather Upholstery, Moonroof, Navigation System, Power Windows, Tachometer, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Traction Control, Trip Computer
Lexus IS 250 2008 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
112,442 miles
Used 2008
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$10,995
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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2008 Lexus IS 250 AWD W Navigation, Tungsten Pearl w Black Leather, 6 Speed Automatic W Paddle Shift, Equipped with Rear View Camera, Keyless Go, Sunroof, Front Heated And Cooled Seats, Power Seats, Bluetooth, Am/Fm/Cd, Satellite, Auxiliary, Power Window, Power Lock, Cruise Control, Traction Control,
Lexus IS 250 2008 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
95,001 miles
Used 2008
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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$275 Below Market
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***LEATHER INTERIOR......................2008 LEXUS IS250 PREMIUM SEDAN, SILVER WITH A BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR, WOODGRAIN TRIM, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH STEERING WHEEL PADDLE SHIFTERS, POWER SUNROOF, DUAL HEATED/COOLED POWER SEATS WITH LUMBAR SUPPORT AND MEMORY SETTINGS, DUAL AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROLS, LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL, TINTE DGLASS, SIDE AIRBAGS, ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, 18 INCH STAGGERED GRAPHITE ALLOY WHEELS, CLEAN CARFAX, LEXUS QUALITY AND RELIABILITY***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Lexus IS 250 2008 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
150,222 miles
Used 2008
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$5,999
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2008 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
68,178 miles
Used 2008
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$11,675
Est.Loan: $239/mo
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* SHEEHY VALUE CERTIFIED WITH 1 MONTH 1,000 MILE WARRANTY, * ALL-WHEEL-DRIVE, * LOCAL TRADE-IN HERE AT SHEEHY, * SHEEHY VALUE CAR ONLY AVAILABLE AT SHEEHY FORD OF SPRINGFIELD - NON-TRANSFERABLE.
Lexus IS 250 2008 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
95,082 miles
Used 2008
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$10,500
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2008 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
40,192 miles
Used 2008
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$12,317
Est.Loan: $252/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2008 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
95,137 miles
Used 2008
Lexus IS 250
Base
CarMax
87.1 mi away
List$13,599
Est.Loan: $278/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Lexus IS 250 2008 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
90,581 miles
Used 2008
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$10,025
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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$1,200 below Kelley Blue Book! Heated Leather Seats, Multi-CD Changer, iPod/MP3 Input, Dual Zone A/C, Keyless Start, PREMIUM PKG, HID HEADLAMPS, Aluminum Wheels, Premium Sound System, All Wheel Drive. AND MORE!KEY FEATURES INCLUDEPremium Sound System, iPod/MP3 Input, Multi-CD Changer, Keyless Start, Dual Zone A/C All Wheel Drive, Keyless Entry, Remote Trunk Release, Child Safety Locks, Steering Wheel Controls.OPTION PACKAGESHID HEADLAMPS, PREMIUM PKG perforated leather seat trim, heated/ventilated front seats, birds-eye maple interior trim. Lexus IS 250 with BREAKWATER BLUE MET exterior and LA04 interior features a V6 Cylinder Engine with 204 HP at 6400 RPM*.EXPERTS RAVEEdmunds.com explains 'The new IS 250 features impressive interior materials, an attractive cabin design and plenty of luxury amenities. Everything from the soft-touch dash and door panels to the supple leather seats exudes high quality.'. 4 Star Driver Front Crash Rating. 5 Star Driver Side Crash Rating.A GREAT TIME TO BUYThis IS 250 is priced $1,200 below Kelley Blue Book. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $34,500*.Pricing analysis performed on 8/8/2018. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.
Lexus IS 250 2008 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
163,915 miles
Used 2008
Lexus IS 250
Base
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Lexus IS 250 2008 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
102,140 miles
Used 2008
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$11,499
Est.Loan: $235/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Athletic poise, impressive build quality and plenty of luxury features put the 2008 Lexus IS 250 high on our list of entry-level luxury sport sedans.

vehicle overview

Earlier this decade, Lexus introduced its first entry-level luxury sport sedan, the IS. It was a decent performer with sharp reflexes, but its cabin was cramped and had about as much sporty flavor as a Scion. A couple of years ago, Lexus upped its game, replacing the IS 300 with the IS 250 and IS 350.

The two cars are more buff, more luxurious and more sporting than their predecessor. As half of Lexus' tag-teaming sport sedan line, the 2008 IS 250 boasts a sophisticated suspension, powerful brakes and a sprightly V6 under its neatly tailored sheet metal. The cabin is a model of refinement and classy design, with most cutting-edge luxury features either standard or optional. The IS 250 isn't as powerful as the 350, but it is less expensive and the only one of the two to offer all-wheel drive.

Like its forbear, the 2008 Lexus IS 250 faces competition from BMW -- in this case, the 328i. In addition, there's also the Audi A4, Acura TL and Infiniti G35 to think about. And honestly, you can't lose with any of them. The Infiniti and Acura, in particular, boast considerably more power and roomier backseats. Meanwhile, the BMW still takes the trophy for ultimate driving enjoyment. But with its athletic moves, impressive overall quality, reputation for reliability and generous features list, the well-rounded IS 250 remains worthy of strong consideration.

trim levels & features

The 2008 Lexus IS 250 is a compact luxury sport sedan that's offered in one trim level. Standard equipment is generous and includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, leather seating, power front seats, automatic dual-zone climate control and a premium audio system with a six-disc CD changer and an auxiliary audio jack.

Optional features (mostly bundled into packages) include 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, parking assist, adaptive cruise control, driver seat memory, rain-sensing wipers, a power rear sunshade, a navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio and a Mark Levinson surround-sound audio system. Heated front seats are standard on the all-wheel-drive model and optional on the rear-wheel-drive versions. Both IS 250s can also be had with ventilated front seats. A sport suspension package (not available on the AWD version) dubbed the "X" package is available and features firmer suspension calibrations, 18-inch wheels, larger tires and alloy foot pedals.

performance & mpg

As one may infer from the model name, a 2.5-liter V6 powers the IS 250. It makes a respectable 204 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. Buyers may choose either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. One may have either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic in the rear-drive IS 250, while the AWD version is automatic only. Our test of a manual-transmission IS 250 yielded a respectable 0-60 time of 7.5 seconds, but expect automatic-equipped models to be at least a half-second slower.

Revised fuel economy estimates stand at 21 city and 29 highway for the IS 250 automatic, which is excellent for this segment. The manual gearbox and the AWD versions produce average results, with 18/26 and 20/26 respectively.

safety

Antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control and a full complement of airbags (front-seat side and full-length side curtain) are all standard. Optional is a pre-collision system (PCS) that is packaged with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. PCS uses a radar sensor to detect obstacles in front of the car. If the computer determines that a collision is unavoidable, it pre-emptively stiffens the suspension, retracts the front seatbelts and pre-initializes brake assist so increased braking is applied the instant the brake pedal is pressed.

In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash testing, the IS 250 earned a "Good" rating (the best possible) for its performance in both frontal-offset and side-impact tests.

driving

The 2008 Lexus IS 250's manual transmission allows drivers to wring out the most performance from the car's small V6 engine, though most buyers will be suitably happy with the automatic that delivers better-than-average fuel economy. On a twisty road, the IS 250's precise steering and buttoned-down suspension inspire confidence. The ride is controlled yet comfortably supple, and the plush cabin, devoid of noise and vibration, is a fine example of tranquility.

interior

The 2008 Lexus IS 250 boasts impressive interior materials, a handsome design and plenty of luxury features. Impeccable fit and finish is evident everywhere, from the soft-touch dash and door panels to the supple leather on the seats. Lexus also offers one of the best electronics interfaces in the luxury game, with easy-to-use controls all around. The optional navigation system and accompanying touchscreen are particularly friendly.

Most compact sport sedans aren't generous with rear-seat legroom, but this is particularly true with the IS 250. Even with this year's marginal improvement in legroom (that comes via scooped-out front seatbacks), adults or even large children may not be happy in the rear seat on long road trips -- especially with a taller driver up front. Headroom is also in short supply in both front and rear. If you're at all above average in size, the IS may prove to be no more spacious than a luxury coupe.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Lexus IS 250.

Best car I have ever owned
tony3434, 5/27/2014
My 5th car. This one has been by far the most reliable and pleasant to drive. Not one single issue. I wish the seats folded and that it had Bluetooth. Everything about this vehicle is solid. Tire issue but that can be avoided. Factory alignment will make the insides of your tires wear in half the time but there are shops out there that will align it so the wheels are not angled out as much. I average 27 mpg. Max has been 29mpg. If you really tone it down, 31 mpg hw. These figures are obtained by resetting the trip odometer and then dividing the number of gal it took to refill. I am not that tall so the car fits me great. 5 people in the car is a squeeze but not that bad.
Good all around
crackerfarmboy, 3/17/2011
I've been reading all these reviews complaining about the ride quality. That's due to the Potenzas from the factory. I replaced mine with Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires and the ride quality is 1000 times better. Also, buy a car with low profile tires, they WILL get damaged...on any car. This car is getting close to three years old and gets driven hard about 80 miles per day. It doesn't have a single rattle, squeak, or any other flaw. It has been perfect since day one. The engine definately needs more power. This car has decent power, but for the $42K that is costs, it should a lot more. The interior comfort and design are outstanding.
A few quick facts
Morten, 12/29/2009
Pros: fun to drive, especially in mountains and through curves as it really hugs the road; good gas mileage (25mpg city and up to 35mpg highway); very comfortable front seats - even after 12 hours of driving; small turning radius - making it very handy. Cons: cramped rear seats; excessive road noise; front tires wear unevenly; bumpy ride; lacks a little power; poor paint quality.
2008 IS250 with manual transmission
ardinos, 10/27/2013
Very good torque throught the manual gears, especial 1 thru 4; holds turns very well; easy to handle/steer - good wheel feel; powerful breaking; and still quite, espec. when touring; AND signif. more power to the rear wheels than the automatic. But ... nothing like the MT in my 1994 Lexus ES300. I had many problems with IS manual trans. After buying IS250 as CPO with only 2k miles, all kinds of MT came up: the worst being the flywheel was warped and I could get the car to move away in 1st from a stop -smoothly and with no jerkiness. It was maddening; had to argue and convince Lexus to take it seriously. Finally, 13,000 mi later, they replaced flywheel, which showed hot spots throughout.
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Features & Specs

MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
204 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
21 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
204 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
18 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
204 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2008 Lexus IS 250
Used 2008 Lexus IS 250 Overview

The Used 2008 Lexus IS 250 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A), 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A), and 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 Lexus IS 250?

Save up to $275 on one of 10 Used 2008 Lexus IS 250 for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $5,999 as of08/15/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Lexus IS 250 trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Lexus IS 250 Base is priced between $5,999 and$13,599 with odometer readings between 40192 and150222 miles.

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