2006 Lexus Is 250
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Love This Car

by from Manassas Park, VA on September 1, 2011

Its a fun car to drive, love everything about it except: brake dust on the rims and the acceleration isn't as good as I think it should be, but other than that, get compliments all the time, and the l...
Its a fun car to drive, love everything about it except: brake dust on the rims and the acceleration isn't as good as I think it should be, but other than that, get compliments all the time, and the look of it never gets old!
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My Little Lexus

by from California on March 5, 2012

I've owned my Lexus IS250 for over 5 years and it still feels and performs like a new car. It has everything I could ask for: navigation system, great radio/stereo/DVD player with great speakers, Blue...
I've owned my Lexus IS250 for over 5 years and it still feels and performs like a new car. It has everything I could ask for: navigation system, great radio/stereo/DVD player with great speakers, Bluetooth, heated/cooled seats, heater/AC in front and back, back-up camera, and beautiful upholstry. I love this car because it's an excellent value, and has maintained that value. It's an outstanding car for driving fast - good pick-up and holds the road very well. It's great driving fast through turns (not that we do that, right?). Others in my family are waiting for me to get a new car so they can have this one, but I can't find another car I like as well!
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Best car I've owned

by from Chicago, IL on February 22, 2013

Not a bad price for a 2006, very reliable, very comfortable and roomy. It feels and looks like a brand new car. It drives very nicely as well. This is the best car ive had yet. It makes me want to sta...
Not a bad price for a 2006, very reliable, very comfortable and roomy. It feels and looks like a brand new car. It drives very nicely as well. This is the best car ive had yet. It makes me want to stay with lexus.
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Best car I've ever driven & owned!

by from La Mirada, CA on August 4, 2016

I love everything about my '06 IS250, except for two things: (1) the front tires keep accumulating dirty-looking brake dusts perhaps because of poor quality brake pads from the factory & manufacturer...
I love everything about my '06 IS250, except for two things: (1) the front tires keep accumulating dirty-looking brake dusts perhaps because of poor quality brake pads from the factory & manufacturer that Toyota sells, and (2) the steadily getting grainier & grainier rear view mirror that should have been recalled from the time of the initial complaints about it in June 2008. Other than that, I will keep saying it's the best car from the Lexus and/or Toyota line!
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Great reliable car!!!

by from CT on January 27, 2015

I have owned the IS 250 for past 4 years and I can tell this is the most reliable car I have ever owned!! I have keep changing my oil (full synthetic) every 5k miles, filters, brakes etc. the car is g...
I have owned the IS 250 for past 4 years and I can tell this is the most reliable car I have ever owned!! I have keep changing my oil (full synthetic) every 5k miles, filters, brakes etc. the car is good on gas. The only cons i have is limited room for the passengers on the back - that's it!!
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Awesome sports car with an unbeatable MPG

by from Atlanta, GA on October 31, 2011

love this car, great ride , unbeatable MPG and the legendary Lexus feel.Have to fight the wife to drive it, my other car is an LS460L .
love this car, great ride , unbeatable MPG and the legendary Lexus feel.Have to fight the wife to drive it, my other car is an LS460L .
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awsome car

by from milwaukee on November 14, 2011

I absolutely love this car. It is so sleek looking and very reliable. Everything about this car is great. Very comfortable and smooth ride.
I absolutely love this car. It is so sleek looking and very reliable. Everything about this car is great. Very comfortable and smooth ride.
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best bang for the buck

by from Los Angeles, CA on February 7, 2011

I bought my Lexus IS250 as a CPO car with 24,000 miles on it. Lexus' CPO cars come with a 100,000 mile warranty which means I get 76,000 miles worth of warranty versus a new IS which only gets 50,000 ...
I bought my Lexus IS250 as a CPO car with 24,000 miles on it. Lexus' CPO cars come with a 100,000 mile warranty which means I get 76,000 miles worth of warranty versus a new IS which only gets 50,000 miles of warranty. Not that I think I will ever need it but you never know. Most of the negative reviews from automotive magazines are right. The ride is jittery and it is certainly not comfortable. If you are over 6' tall, forget about it. I am 5' 11" and I barely fit in the darn thing. The backseat is for children only. The leather seats scratch easily. Be prepared to spend hours vacuuming lint from the vents in your seats (if you have heated/ventilated seats). Why should you buy the IS? Because of the silky smooth power delivery from the 6 speed transmission. There is plenty of torque from the V6 engine. It gets an average of 27 mpg in combined city and highway driving, even if you have a lead foot like me. The wheels grip and allows you to feel the G's when you negotiate corners. The IS gives you an exhilarating ride! The exterior and interior "L-finesse" styling is simply stunning. The backup camera is the clearest of any car out there. The navigation interface is user friendly, unlike iDrive and all the other types out there. The '06-'08 IS line should be on every used car buyer's shopping list.
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6 Months Later and Still Very Pleased

by from Whitinsville, MA on March 9, 2007

I test drove the BMW 325xi and the Infiniti G35x before test driving the Lexus IS250AWD. I often had visions of driving a BMW, however after my test drive I was left disappointed. On top of that was t...
I test drove the BMW 325xi and the Infiniti G35x before test driving the Lexus IS250AWD. I often had visions of driving a BMW, however after my test drive I was left disappointed. On top of that was the less than stellar reliability of BMW's in general. I guess that is why they cover everything for 3 or 4 years (I forget which it is). I enjoyed driving the Infiniti much more than the BMW, however, a few noises concerned me, and the interior was the less desirable of the three. Next came the Lexus, I loved the look, the interior and the features. I really enjoyed driving this car, but (YES A BUT) if one is looking for hot rod performance (SPEED) the IS250AWD is not the car. It has respectable power (204HP) which is fine with me, but in today's world of 300HP and more some may disappointed. Not this driver. Every time I get into it and drive away I feel GOOD.
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Has The IS300 Grown UP?

by from Rancho Mirage, CA on June 1, 2006

I just purchased my IS250 today and the only thing I would complain about is the loss of the inline 6 that was in my IS300. This car does not feel like a rocket off the line like my IS300 did. But in ...
I just purchased my IS250 today and the only thing I would complain about is the loss of the inline 6 that was in my IS300. This car does not feel like a rocket off the line like my IS300 did. But in all other respects, the comparison is like night and day. I love this car way better than my IS300. I wasn't looking for a rocket this time around. I was looking for economy with the Lexus sophistication I am used to. This is my fourth Lexus. Lexus has finally found the formula that Mercedes and BMW found long ago. The IS250 is unmistakably a Lexus as is the new ES330 and so will the new LS when it comes out. My IS250 listed at $37K and has every gadget I'll ever need. Living in the California desert where it was 109 degrees today, the new air conditioned seats were a blessed relief. The best improvement for me are the front seats. They are perfect for a 6'1" guy whose torso and legs are proportional to height. The lumbar support finally hits the lower back where it is supposed to. The front seats, however, do sit a little too high for my taste but what the hey. My car came with the optional 18" with Dunlop Hi-Performance summer only tires. Would have preferred Michelins--a little too much feedback on gravely asphalt. Rear seat is no different from BMW and I would like the pros to quit whinning about it. I've sat in the back seat of a 3-Series and it ain't no different. Tight is tight. Going to take the car up to Big Bear Lake this weekend and push the pedal to the metal. Maybe I'll give an update on that experience. Y.B. June 1, 2006
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