I'm approaching my third year anniversary with my IS350, and it's still the best purchase I've ever made. Passengers still get in and say "wow". But after three years you realize there are a few little things that you would change if you could. Warning: What follows are complaints that in NO WAY would cause me to not buy another IS350. I love this car in every way, shape and form. I still pinch myself that I own a car this amazing. Okay, disclaimer over, read on...
Leased IS 350 for 4 years starting in 2006. Loved this car. Gave it back in expectations of moving to Mercedes or BMW. Test drove 328,335 and C class, and immediately missed my 350's acceleration. Can't beat its value for horsepower, handling, looks. Had no issues with it. Drove it 52,000 miles. Loved it just as much after 4 years.Awesome power yet handled very well for city driving. Would not recommend for tall people, I'm 5'10. Backseat is decent, but don't use. I'm buying either a '06, '07 again. Adding navi, bluetooth, heated/cooled seats in next one.
I was an Acura TL guy until I went to the Acura Dealership and they didn't have the TL I wanted. I saw an IS350 on the lot and when I checked it out, not even the Acura RL compared to the features of my IS350. I was amazed at this car when I first sat in one and it even had the Acura salesperson in awe. I also loved the Mercedes C and E Class but it is not as fun to drive as my IS350 and is a more complicated to use their features. My IS350 has a very quiet engine which makes for a smoother ride. Compared to other cars I've had or driven, my Lexus IS350 is very user friendly, stylish, fun to drive, and just plain AWESOME!
I just bought the Lexus IS 350 a month ago, and it is truly the best car I have ever bought. I test drove the BMW 3 Series, Volvo S-40 T5, and Subaru WRX all in the same day as I bought the Lexus. None of the cars even matched the Lexus's preformance, comfort, quality, and bang for the buck. This truly is a car with everything you could possibly want. 0- 60 in less than 4.5 seconds, 18 inch rims, 13 speakers Mark Levininson sound system.. what more could you want. Best car you can get for your money.
I love driving the car because of its speed. I have the navigation which i find myself using a lot more then what i thought I would. The driving experience is far more exciting than I could ever imagine.