This car is a good compromise between sporty and sedan. It is probably best for a person not planning to carry kids around, but could be done. I get compliments from strangers all the time. The new 200t that replaces the IS is longer and not quite as sporty in my opinion. I am going to buy the one I have at the end of the lease and run the wheels off!
I just bought my IS250 a couple weeks ago. Even though it is just the base model I am more than satisfied with my purchase! The car drives great, handles great, and looks great. We spent a little extra to get it Lexus certified, but it was worth it for the ease of my mind for maintenance and big issues. The Lexus dealership was great and easy to work with, and we will defiantly purchase from them again. I wish I had not waited so long for my first Lexus!
I purchased my 2014 IS250-Fsport after checking out other entry-level luxury sedans. My first impression was great! I love the style of both the exterior and interior. I'm content with the performance (love the sport mode) and braking is phenomenal. My issue has been a rattling sound on the driver side that comes from somewhere within the dashboard. The dealership has attempted to find the source of the rattle 4 times to no avail. It sounds as if I have plastic CD cases in the door pocket that rattle constantly. Not even turning up the radio can mask the sound. And to make matters worse, its starting to happen on the passenger side as well. I thought Lexus was known for its smooth, quiet ride. I guess I was wrong. This is my first Lexus and it will also be my last.