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Used Lexus IS Saloon 2005 - 2013 review

(2005 - 2013)
Lexus IS Saloon (05 - 13)
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What used Lexus IS saloon will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Lexus IS saloon?

The IS represents excellent value for money, thanks to all of the standard equipment. And, it won't be too expensive to run, either. The petrol engine is a sound bet as it manages to return a decent 28.8mpg, but the diesel version is even easier on the wallet.

Insurance costs, too, are reasonable for a compact executive as the petrol IS250 sits in group 13 and the diesel IS220 in 12.

Lexus dealers' servicing costs may be higher than many more mainstream manufacturers', but labour rates undercut BMW's and Mercedes' by some margin, according to Warranty Direct. There are not many independent Lexus specialists out there, but if you can find one this will reduce your service bills even further.

One thing that might bump up running costs compared to rivals are the 10,000-mile service intervals. Rivals have longer periods between scheduled stops.