Paid about $31K for a '09 IS 250 AWD with just 5,000 miles in December 2010 - been great since the moment I bought it. It gets good mileage, handles well and the AWD can come in handy in cold, snowy C...
Paid about $31K for a '09 IS 250 AWD with just 5,000 miles in December 2010 - been great since the moment I bought it. It gets good mileage, handles well and the AWD can come in handy in cold, snowy Chicago winters. I mainly drive in the city and get about 20 mpg; on the highway I'll get 27-30. I can't think of a better AWD sedan that gets as good of mileage. Researched a ton and this was easily the best bet.
1 thing - it's a tad small. I'm 6'1 and while I don't feel cramped, I'll still say that it's not super roomy. It's got a very sporty feel, so that means it's a little tighter. Fairly tight in back since I need my seat back a bit. Fine with kids in there, but not so much for 2 adults in back - 1 is fine. Works out a-ok for me though, as it's mainly just me (or + my wife). Trunk is small too. This is all fairly obvious, but still the only thing to think about. Hopefully Lexus will make the ES or LS with AWD and better mileage, yet not hybrid (I don't like how those drive unfortunately).
I saw a few comments about a weird rattle - that's the change tray by the steering wheel fools! I had some quarters in there and heard them rattle - figured it out and removed them. So no change tray. Not a big deal. Could have been something else for others, but that's what I encountered in mine.
Overall, I love this car. Lexus is top-notch and 7 months later I still look forward to stepping in the car every time I drive it.