Used Lexus IS Saloon 2005 - 2013 reliability

Category: Executive car

A fine car, but spoilt by the unsettled ride and noise

Lexus IS Saloon (05 - 13)
  • Lexus IS Saloon (05 - 13)
  • Lexus IS Saloon (05 - 13)
Used Lexus IS Saloon 2005 - 2013 review
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What should I look for in a used Lexus IS saloon?

As the IS is still a relatively new model, there's very little to be wary of, especially with Lexus' hard-earned and very well deserved reputation for reliability. And, of course, any used model will still have some of the original new-car warranty left to run, which will give you even more peace of mind.

Mind you, you can hardly get much more of that, as the company has regularly topped our reliability surveys. And, the JD Power customer satisfaction report also shows that owners of the previous-generation IS are a very happy bunch, so the omens are good for this model.

As a result, the only real things to look out for are what you'd look out for on any car of this type. Many ISs out there will be former company cars, so look for signs of abuse such as scuffed interiors and kerbed alloy wheels.

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