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.
  • 200 2.0 Sport 4dr

    Sharron Toy Date: 05/01/2005
    • 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

    I own a 51 reg, IS Sports Navigator, and can only say it has been a dream to own.

    When deciding on how to spend the 30K budget I had, I started down the normal route of comparing vehicles. And like most took test drives from Audi, BMW, Lexus and all I can say is Lexus won hands down in all aspects of my decision, and I have never looked back.

    I will explain, the Audi in the price range I was looking at was dull and dated, the BMW was the same story.

    In addition to the vehicle it was the staff and how I was treated which also confirmed my decision, they were polite, helpful and not pushy.

    After taking delivery of my shiny new car, what I never expected was the after sales service I received. I had a phone call from the dealership on the 1 and 2 month aniversary of my purchase to ask if I there was anything I needed help with or if there was anything not 100% right with the car.

    The car is sporty enough considering we have speed limits in the UK, but if you know how to drive your car it's more than able to leave supposedly much faster vehicles in your exhaust fumes.

    The car has been reliable from the moment I purchased it, and although I had an issue with 1 alloy wheel corroding, Lexus when shown did not use any excuse to avoid the work and replaced all 5 alloys under my warranty, even though the manufacturer warranty only had 2 weeks left until it expired.

  • 300 3.0 4dr

    Thomas Hole Date: 16/12/2004
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Don't be tight! Spend a bit more cash and get a car that's good! If you want a Toyota, buy a Toyota!

    For £2,000 more you could own a BMW, Jaguar or Audi!! How much better does "I drive a Jag" sound than "I drive a Lexus"?!?

  • 200 2.0 SE 4dr

    Martin Edwards Date: 15/12/2004
    • 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

    Excellent to drive - have now owned three, Lexus dealers are an experience in themselves.

    Fuel consumption is good, engine is bomb proof, I drove from Kent to Zagreb - via France, Germany, Italy and Slovenia in my last one and it loved it.

    When I got there, I had a minor service - language barrier prevented any more. Then I had to do a mad dash back - to Calais, with two of us it took 16 hours and the car loved every minute of it.

    Am now driving the auto, have had an induction kit put in as a bit of fun and its like the proverbial leaving the pulpit...

    I have recommended these cars to many of my friends - all who have bought, seem more than delighted.

  • 200 2.0 4dr

    Thomas Hole Date: 14/12/2004
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Don't think that because you get more gadgets than other cars it's better! Poor drive and it has a dated look!

    Go for the A4 or X-Type

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