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2009 Lexus IS 250 Sedan

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By chastek
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2009 Lexus IS 250 Sedan 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)


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This car is my third Lexus. It has typical Lexus build quality, good exterior looks, and great brakes and handling. The car is a much more engaging drive than my ES, but not as demanding as a BMW 3. I'm averaging 27 MPG in mixed driving and thoroughly enjoy my commute now. It's quiet and comfortable, though the rear seats are just for show... no one over 12 will want to sit back there.


Best Features

Spritely handling, Build quality, Lexus customer service, and dealer experience


Worst Features

Driver footwell is too cramped by the transmission tunnel. The rear seat needs a few more inches. ECT button should be relocated to a visible position.


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Great mid-size sport sedan
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By jlandry
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2009 Lexus IS 250 Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I chose the IS250 over BMW 3 series and Audi due to superior interior fit and trim. Lexus interior finish is by far higher end than BMW finish at a more affordable price point. Obviously the 250 could use some more power, but you can get that in 350 and the 250 gets great mpg. Combined hwy and cty mileage averages about 26mpg. I get 31mpg on hwy. The audio and nav system is superb. One drawback is not being able to program the nav system while the vehicle is moving. Bluetooth is clear. Dashboard instrumentation layout is very sporty and provides quick reference for temp, tire pressure, mpg and distance to empty. Paddle shifters are nice touch and add some sportiness to daily drive.


Best Features

Air conditioned seats... live in AZ. Paddle shifters. High quality interior. Very quiet ride from tires and cabin is very quiet. Sound system is terrific. Exterior styling is superb. Great gas mileage.


Worst Features

More legroom for the rear seats.


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Good bang for the buck!
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By Wooping
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2009 Lexus IS 250 Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I've put 9,000 miles on this IS250 Automatic. This is a pretty nice ride. Hard to believe it gets better mileage than a manual. Go figure.


Best Features

It accelerates smoothly and has a nice quiet ride. The steering is tight (excellent turning radius). Huge breaks... stops on a dime!


Worst Features

Like everyone else... needs more leg room... Americans are BIG. Example, I am just 6ft tall... no one can sit in the seat behind me. The sun visor does not protect my eyes when swung into the side window position... sloppy.


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Overall very good but....
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By WD
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2009 Lexus IS 250 Sedan 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)


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All in all a very good deal, I agree with all the positive features mentioned elsewhere. I read somewhere about an annoying noise from the dashboard that starts few months after having the car, and I actually noticed that, it's from the driver's corner of the dashboard, a high-pitch annoying noise that occurs most on unsteady roads. I play music loud while driving and that can masks it, but a real disappointment.


Best Features

The "snow" drive button option. The extra power button engine option. The exterior look. Sound system


Worst Features

The dashboard noise. The white leather seats are very hard to keep clean (dunno about other cars, but even cloths will leave color prints on these ones)


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Great Car
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By Paul M
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2009 Lexus IS 250 Sedan 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Just bought my 09 Lexus IS250 awd and I love it. The exterior styling is very eye catching and the interior is top quality. The seats are very comfortable, the ride is very smooth and you can barely hear any road noise inside. The radio and AC area without navigation is boring but its functional. Could use a little more power but its decent and the car handles very well. Its a very small car so a small backseat is expected. The back-seats aren't usable unless the front seats are pushed very far up, but all around its a great car!


Best Features

Comfortable seats, smooth ride, paddle shifters, fit and finish.


Worst Features

More engine power, larger backseats, more stylish center console and maybe a screen instead.


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