After a 4 month search for an IS250 I actually ended up waiting for and finding an IS350 at an excellent price, and I'm glad I waited. I tested just about every car in the market, however nothing matc...
After a 4 month search for an IS250 I actually ended up waiting for and finding an IS350 at an excellent price, and I'm glad I waited. I tested just about every car in the market, however nothing matched the quality of the interior, systems, or reliability as well as included options and value. The IS350 will also keep up with any car in its class, if not out perform the field. I have had my car for 11 months now and it has been as reliable as one could ask for in a vehicle with no issues whatsoever.
The car is equipped with the luxury package including navigation, bluetooth, full USB ipod integration, heated and air conditioned seats etc. All features and systems are very user friendly including the touchscreen Navigation display used for most passenger comfort functions including audio, and climate control. Additionally, I have been able to achieve better fuel performance than the manufacturer states. I will typically get about 23-24 mpg in the city and about 26-27 on the highway.
The only downside I see with this car is the back seat is fairly tight. I'm about 5'7" and a person larger than me may be a bit uncomfortable for any extended period in the back, however the front seats are very comfortable and roomy. I rarely ever have more than one passenger in the car anyway so this issue is of negligible importance to me, however something to be aware of if looking for a car to seat 4 large adult males on a regular basis.
I have not been let down once and have absolutely no regrets about choosing the IS350. Truly a reliable yet extremely fun to drive workhorse.