Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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37 reader reviews for Lexus IS Saloon.
  • 300 3.0 4dr

    Paul Haselden , Essex . Date: 27/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is my second IS, the first being the 200 auto, I drove the manual and found it to be a little hard to get going. I opted for the auto and loved it so much that I bought my IS 300 without driving it. There is no compare between the two, the 300 is fantastic to drive, reliability is fantastic too, the big down side is the fuel, round town returns a best of 21, usually more like 19, on a run it can be as much as 33, but safer to budget on 29, check gear box oils in auto as both of mine had not been changed despite, BOTH HAD MAIN DEALER HISTORY, I now opt for Lexus specialist, 1/2 the price and every bit as good!

  • 200 2.0 SE 4dr

    Mike Budding , Murcia . Date: 26/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've had my first (new & manual) IS for one year, then traded it in for another, as I fancied both an auto and cruise control. The first was fantastic (the exhaust note had to be heard to be believed when under hard acceleration) and it cruised superbly at 135 on an autobahn, until the speed governor (aka the wife) cut in. However, such was the stability of it, that she would tolerate a "reasonable" 125 without any murmurs.

    The auto version was more of a "sedate" cruiser, but in both vehicles, the performance, luxury, build-quality and reliability are brilliant. The Lexus Dealer was unparalleled and Lexus themselves, treat one as a VERY valued and important customer. I only traded in this car, to move to a RX, again sheer perfection.

    New or secondhand, the epitome of reliable and luxury motoring.

  • 200 2.0 SE 4dr

    ibrahim gittens , Surrey . Date: 30/07/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    It took me months to decide what car to buy and as I've owned BMWs before, this was no easy choice.

    Six weeks ago, I bought the IS 200 SE and now find every excuse to drive it. It's simply superb!

  • 200 2.0 Sport 4dr

    Marie B Date: 24/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Love it, love it, love it! Although some have mentioned 'sluggishness', I tend to rev her slightly in first gear before acceleration - she takes off like a bullet. And with her rear-wheel drive, tight cornering and internal comforts, driving is always a pleasure. (I'm sounding like a car reviewer).

    Through the years, we have been fortunate that my husband always had a company car, so we have had a fair understanding on the type of issues that arise from each make, expenses and type of service offered. It must be a global issue, but all other prestige cars come packaged with inexplicably high service costs and an inexcusable attitude problem. With the mid range, we found Nissan and Toyota most receptive. Then came Lexus.

    We did a lot of research on after sales service and resale value, and are still today amazed how professional and accommodating Lexus service is. The only changes I've had was replacement of rear squeaky springs. This was free of charge. Plus, how many other 'prestige' car yards offer complimentary courtesy cars, while yours is being serviced?

    Check the various forums, reviews and feedbacks on different models - only Lexus comes on top with great reviews, each and every time.

    After six years, there is still nothing loose or squeaky internally (and Sydney roads can be rough), sits tight as a glove on the road and her chassis design is still 'modern'. The day I have to give her up will be a hard day. That is until the next Lexus wins us.

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