2006 Lexus IS 350

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$9,242
$1,018
below average
108,047 Miles
19,068
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 108047
Color: BLACK
Body Style: Sedan
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: V6
Drive Train: RWD
Location: Bossier City, LA
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Option & Equipment

Leather Seats
Sunroof/Moonroof
Navigation System
Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Backup Camera
Premium Package
Luxury Package

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Navigation System,​Luxury Package 18",​Premium Package,​13 Speakers,​AM/FM radio,​CD player,​Lexus Premium Audio System,​MP3 decoder,​Radio data system,​Air Conditioning,​Automatic temperature control,​Front dual zone A/C,​Rear window defroster,​Lexus Memory System,​Power driver seat,​Power steering,​Power windows,​Remote keyless entry,​Steering wheel mounted audio controls,​Four wheel independent suspension,​Speed-sensing steering,​Traction control,​4-Wheel Disc Brakes,​ABS brakes,​Dual front impact airbags,​Dual front side impact airbags,​Front anti-roll bar,​Knee airbag,​Low tire pressure warning,​Occupant sensing airbag,​Overhead airbag,​Rear anti-roll bar,​Power moonroof,​Brake assist,​Electronic Stability Control,​Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge Headlamps w/AFS & Auto Level,​Delay-off headlights,​Front fog lights,​Fully automatic headlights,​Panic alarm,​Security system,​Speed control,​Bumpers: body-color,​Heated door mirrors,​Outside Auto-Dimming Electrochromic Mirrors,​Power door mirrors,​Stainless Steel Scuff Plates,​Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,​Bird's Eye Maple Interior Trim,​Compass,​Driver door bin,​Driver vanity mirror,​Front reading lights,​Garage door transmitter: HomeLink,​Illuminated entry,​Leather steering wheel,​Outside temperature display,​Overhead console,​Passenger vanity mirror,​Power Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel w/Memory,​Rear reading lights,​Rear seat center armrest,​Tachometer,​Telescoping steering wheel,​Tilt steering wheel,​Trip computer,​Front Bucket Seats,​Front Center Armrest,​Front Sport Bucket Seats,​Heated & Ventilated Front Bucket Seats,​Power passenger seat,​Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim,​Passenger door bin,​18" x 8" Front/18" x 8.5" Rear Aluminum Alloy Wheels,​Power Sunshade,​Rain-Sensing Wipers,​Speed-Sensitive Wipers,​Variably intermittent wipers,​BACK UP CAMERA,​POWERED SEATS,​AUX,​BLUETOOTH,​COOLING AND HEATED SEATS,​LEATHER SEATS,​Rear Wheel Drive,​Traction Control,​Traction Control,​Stability Control,​Tires - Front Performance,​Tires - Rear Performance,​Aluminum Wheels,​Temporary Spare Tire,​Power Steering,​4-Wheel Disc Brakes,​ABS,​Brake Assist,​Sun/Moonroof,​Generic Sun/Moonroof,​Automatic Headlights,​Fog Lamps,​Daytime Running Lights,​Heated Mirrors,​Intermittent Wipers,​Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers,​Leather Seats,​Power Driver Seat,​Power Passenger Seat,​Bucket Seats,​Pass-Through Rear Seat,​Rear Bench Seat,​Floor Mats,​Adjustable Steering Wheel,​Power Windows,​Power Door Locks,​Remote Trunk Release,​Keyless Entry,​Power Door Locks,​Engine Immobilizer,​Keyless Start,​Keyless Entry,​Power Door Locks,​Universal Garage Door Opener,​Security System,​Engine Immobilizer,​Cruise Control,​Climate Control,​A/C,​Rear Defrost,​AM/FM Stereo,​CD Changer,​CD Player,​Premium Sound System,​Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror,​Driver Vanity Mirror,​Passenger Vanity Mirror,​Front Reading Lamps,​ABS,​Driver Air Bag,​Passenger Air Bag,​Front Head Air Bag,​Rear Head Air Bag,​Front Side Air Bag,​Knee Air Bag,​Traction Control,​Traction Control,​Stability Control


Recalls & Defects

VIN JTHBE262X62005779 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 THROUGH 2008 LEXUS PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 26, 2005 THROUGH AUGUST 4, 2008. MICRO-FOREIGN OBJECTS IN THE MATERIAL OF THE VALVE SPRING MAY DEGRADE THE STRENGTH OF THE VALVE SPRING, POSSIBLY CAUSING THE SPRING TO BREAK.



Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.8
  Based on 111 reviews

Featuristic!

5
LaMario on 10/18/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was an Acura TL guy until I went to the Acura Dealership and they didn't have the TL I wanted. I saw an IS350 on the lot and when I checked it out, not even the Acura RL compared to the features of my IS350. I was amazed at this car when I first sat in one and it even had the Acura salesperson in awe. I also loved the Mercedes C and E Class but it is not as fun to drive as my IS350 and is a more complicated to use their features. My IS350 has a very quiet engine which makes for a smoother ride. Compared to other cars I've had or driven, my Lexus IS350 is very user friendly, stylish, fun to drive, and just plain AWESOME!

Buying Another IS 350

5
JoshY on 06/23/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Leased IS 350 for 4 years starting in 2006. Loved this car. Gave it back in expectations of moving to Mercedes or BMW. Test drove 328,335 and C class, and immediately missed my 350's acceleration. Can't beat its value for horsepower, handling, looks. Had no issues with it. Drove it 52,000 miles. Loved it just as much after 4 years.Awesome power yet handled very well for city driving. Would not recommend for tall people, I'm 5'10. Backseat is decent, but don't use. I'm buying either a '06, '07 again. Adding navi, bluetooth, heated/cooled seats in next one.

Best value for the money

4.8
Justin on 07/13/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Owned the car for about 6 months. Very pleased. I have no buyers remorse and the power and options are just right. I am able to pass without overkill 400+hp range and get 350 miles per tank (premium fuel though). I have to comment on the Lexus customer service as it is top notch. I got a loaner Lexus when they fixed the recalls and their follow- up has been a pleasant surprise.

Beats a beemer off the line

4.9
Les on 06/09/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had the vehicle for almost three years. My only complaint was the quality of the tires. My car came with Bridgestone Protenza tires. They lasted about 18,000 miles. The road noise was very bad, after about 15,000. I replaced them with Goodyear Eagle F1. Great tire at a good price. I received 3 minor recalls, last week. I took care of them the next day. Aside from that, the car has had no major repairs.

Cried the day I let her go...

4.8
LTG on 04/28/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Recently had to sell my IS 350...moved from sunny AZ to snow covered Salt Lake and even with snow tires got "snowed in" one too many times. I got my IS the day that they were made available and I have loved every minute of it. I can't really think of any issues that I ever had with it. First set of tires went to 43,000 miles...and second set still looked great at 75K when I traded her in. Whoever has her now...take good care of her!

Excellent value

4.6
Herach Haroutunians on 04/13/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my IS350 for over three years. It's one of the best cars I've ever owned. I love the refinement, performance and build quality, although I have had repeated issues with the sunroof not closing and rattling when open. The middle speakers on the front doors leak air, specially if the sunroof is cracked open. Cold air can be felt blowing on my knee in winter. I was told they all did that!

Awesome Used Car Value

4.8
Dbob on 04/10/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car with 37k miles, CPO, for $25k. For this I got a luxury badge, 306 HP, rear-wheel drive, a class-leading interior, concierge service, free loaner Lexus, brand-new Goodyear F1's, brand-new floor mats, 3 years of bumper-to-bumper warranty with no deductible, and a beautiful, high-performance vehicle from the most reliable brand in America. Nothing else I tested came close to this level of value.

Lexus IS350 equals Great Overall Value

4.9
Edwin217 on 04/07/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this car used with 24K miles on it and it completely feels like a brand new car. Very smooth, quite, and all the luxuries you can expect from Lexus. The seats are very comfortable and ventilated, great looking dash, tons of aftermarket parts available for those looking to modify. It has great exterior styling that receives plenty of looks anywhere you go without needing to break the bank. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone. Also most believe BMW 3series, Infinity G35, or Audi A4 drives better but unless you drive all 4 the choice becomes clear. Lexus IS350 will make u smile every time ur behind the wheel. Not to mention better looking interior than all 4.

MAJOR fun car, minor complaints

4.9
tjp on 02/27/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm approaching my third year anniversary with my IS350, and it's still the best purchase I've ever made. Passengers still get in and say "wow". But after three years you realize there are a few little things that you would change if you could. Warning: What follows are complaints that in NO WAY would cause me to not buy another IS350. I love this car in every way, shape and form. I still pinch myself that I own a car this amazing. Okay, disclaimer over, read on...

Best of both worlds

4.8
anon on 01/19/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Lexus IS350 offers the best of quality and performance. It is fast, stylish, comfortable and it is, above all else, a Lexus. No squeaks, creaks or rattles. You'll find other reviews that pan the IS350 in favor of BMW 3-series handling. That may be true, but I drive my IS on the interstate and around town, not on the track. I want creature comforts and quality craftsmanship in addition to performance. So while BMW aficionados may have the "handling" argument won, everything else falls in favor of the Lexus.

Great Car at a Great Price

4.9
jherb350 on 12/08/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this car since it came out & am very impressed over the last 3 yrs. The car rides nice with smooth acceleration. There is a lot of power on tap when you need it. MPG range from high teens to low 30s depending on driving habits, I am getting 25 mpg overall. One drawback is small rear seat. You can fit 4 adults for short distances, or small kids out of car seats. The trunk opening is small but, you could fit 3 sets of clubs in the car with some ingenuity. The seats are very comfortable & the leather holds up well with maintenance. If you have the optional 18 inch wheels they can not be rotated because they are staggered. The stock tires lasted 30k miles for me, rated at 15k.

I love this car

4.9
Chris Biggers on 05/09/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned the IS300 and then bought the IS350. I'd have to say the new IS is much better; more room, more power. I've owned a BMW in the past and would have to say this car is light years better.

Great Price for What We Get

4.6
Beverly on 05/02/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car as a used car when the mileage was 31700, now it's already 33050. The car still in great condition, with minor rattle in the interior. I love this car, really fast yet comfortable and smooth compared to its competitor. I got the full options, very satisfied with the price and the options that i got.

Not as Good as Previous Model

3.8
LEXUS IS350 on 04/22/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Purchase a 2006 model, nothing compared to the old is300, the handling is very loose, the interior dash quality is very flimsy, getting rattles, pick up is very poor, does not feel like a 300 horsepower car. Seems like Lexus is going backwards in their performance.

Love it.

4.6
350lover on 03/27/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought my IS 350 used and love it. Drove a G35, 328 and A4 -- none of them come close. Critics say the IS doesn't handle like the Beemer, but then I don't race mine on a track. All I know is that it takes interstate cloverleafs like a pro and accelerates like a demon with the refinement and quality that only Lexus can provide. It doesn't get great gas mileage and there is not much rear seat leg room, but it is similar to other cars in its class. A suggestion for those in northern climates -- invest in snow tires.

IS 350

5
mckclexus on 01/11/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my car around May 2006 with the sports package, nav, ML, vented seats, etc. Since my purchase, the car has been perfect with no mechanical issues. Love the car.

Dream Car

5
Arthur on 07/23/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After 17000 miles I still smile everytime I drive it and no problems to report , handling is not as sharp as my previous BMW M3 but ride is a lot better, and much more dependable and less to purchase and maintain. What a car, sure it's not super quiet but it is a sport sedan. Why buy a sports sedan and then complain about noise?

A four door "Corvette" with luxury

5
Fun in the Sun of CA on 05/27/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is amazing. I simply love driving it each day. I have owned the car for almost a year now and would not change a thing. The speed is amazing, it can keep up with most of the sedans out there and even many sport cars. Yet, when at speed, the car is very quiet and smooth. Driving this car really is like driving a luxurious, four door Corvette.

Love this car.

4.9
wmcjjohnny on 02/13/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

But I have had problems with fit/finish in terms of rattles in the cabin. Lexus has done some felt in the dash panel which helps but I am still pursuing resolution of the issue for the long term as I intend to keep the car awhile. The car itself is fantastic and an unbelievable value considering what you get in the car. Truly quick and powerful, the car is a blast to drive and handles exceptionally well. I get average gas mileage but only because I am such a lead foot and when I have done a little less stomping on the gas, the car does get respectable numbers. The car looks great and I drove the G35 and the 330 and I still think this is the better looking of the three sedans.

Motor Noise

3.6
Cyndi on 01/25/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I purchased a Lexus IS 350 about 5 months ago. In the beginning I really loved this car and thought I couldn't live without it. Now I know I can live without it. When the weather is warm this car has very little motor noise but whenever the weather is cold the motor makes a terrible knocking noise when you crank the car. This is rather embarassing to know you pay $40K for a car that sounds like this and anyone standing by looks and says "something is wrong with your car, you should have it checked out." I have had it checked out and Lexus is aware of the problem but can't fix it so in the mean time they expect me to keep driving it. Hope you have better luck with Lexus than I have!

Nice, fast, but not quiet

4.8
Ernest Bruce on 12/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this car for seven months. So the "newness" factor is gone. However, this car is amazing! It's smooth, fast, and smooth while fast. It handles like a dream. I like the fly-by-wire throttle. The car anticipates what you want to do, and - at least for me - it's correct most of the time. But when you turn the radio off to listen to the sound of the rubber on the pavement, you'll have to get used to rattles, squeaks, and pops inside the cabin. The dash, center console, and front door panels are annoying for those who cannot tolerate rattles in a $40K luxury sedan. The real nightmare, though, is that I cannot reproduce these rattles at the dealership.

Lexus IS 350

4.8
pete on 10/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Very disappointed with the Bluetooth system. Poor design when compared to the competition. Disappointed with the NAV that it basically shuts down after 5 mph. You have to go through some dippy override to get it to be functional. The homelink design is very poor. Why on earth is it on the mirror? It's not even illuminated. Can't find it in the dark. Neither are the memory seat 1-2-3. Lexus provides no information regarding the voice commands... you have to search the internet to find out what they are. Why?? Interior lights should come on as soon as the unlock button is pushed... they don't until the door is opened and they are very dim.

Pure Perfection!

5
indygirl on 10/25/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Loved this car from the 1st moment I saw it. Quality, performance & amenities are w/o equal! M/L sound system is awesome; ventilated seats... ingenious! It's a pleasure just to watch it sit in the driveway! Find new things to love about it every day. If you're looking for power, look no further.

My IS 350

5
big boy on 10/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Really nice car. This is my everyday ride, it is the best car I have owned. I like it better than my vette or BMW 3-series. This car is done right!

Its Amazing.

5
T Mand on 09/24/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought the Lexus IS 350 a month ago, and it is truly the best car I have ever bought. I test drove the BMW 3 Series, Volvo S-40 T5, and Subaru WRX all in the same day as I bought the Lexus. None of the cars even matched the Lexus's preformance, comfort, quality, and bang for the buck. This truly is a car with everything you could possibly want. 0- 60 in less than 4.5 seconds, 18 inch rims, 13 speakers Mark Levininson sound system.. what more could you want. Best car you can get for your money.

Downsized

4.9
Gregg on 09/23/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Recently bought the IS 350 and sold my Audi A8 as it had 128,000 miles. It was a big change, but each day I like the car more as I learn more about it and drive it more. To me it seems like a luxury go cart! It is very responsive both in steering and acceleration. The front seats are surprisingly comfortable for such a small car and the back seats are very well thought out except for the leg room is a little shy if you are over 6 ft and the front seat is all the way back. I like the no key entry and start feature and the nav system which I am trying to learn. Also like the manual automatic shift feature. Not much to dislike so far. Probably will keep the car for quite a while.

Powerful and fast machine at great price

4.6
TenHanger on 09/22/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

IS 350 might be the most economical luxury sedan sports car on the market, but it is also the fastest. Seriously, to get faster than this car, you have to buy a Corvette, a Viper, or a 911 turbo. This car cranks. The luxury package is a must, with a TALKING map navigation (named "Lexy"), keyless pushbutton starting (your key never leaves your pocket for any reason), parking camera, easy sunroof operation. The map alone is worth the extra $5k it costs.

A Lexus Is For Me!

4.9
Alexis on 09/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is spectacular! It's better than most sports cars, and is reliable on top of it! I've always wanted a Porsche, but I have to admit, I don't want it any longer after driving my Lexus. I can't wait for the V8! Thank you Lexus for such a great driving experience.

Wonderful Sport Sedan .....

4.9
Evitzee on 09/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After reviewing all the competition from Japan and Germany the IS 350 won. From a value standpoint it is far, far less expensive when you add all the options that are standard. But more important the car is built to the highest standards in this category with a wonderful 306hp engine that rockets this car effortlessly to speeds well over the limit. Mine has the Sport Package which includes a firmer suspension and larger wheels and the car sticks like glue in the corners although it gets a bit unsettled in the bumpy stuff. The Navigation w/Mark Levinson stereo is superb and highly recommended. I understand the ML system is not usually ordered by the dealers, but look around to find one.

IS 350 Review

4.9
IS 350: Review on 09/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I would rate this car as excellent overall. Robust performance, quiet ride and refined look make the 350 a versatile autombile. Clearly a well engineered car with an impressive reliability record, far better than that of any German manufacturer. The interior is exceptional, keyless ignition and entry is so ingenious that you will never want to carry a car key around again, leather is comfortable, gauges are sharp, controls fairly intuitive. Exterior style is above average, great from the front/side angle but the rear looks similar to a Camry or Sonata.

OH MY.......

4.9
Jasmine on 09/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I saw, I drove, I wanted it. This car is not only beautiful to look at and fun to drive, but it is also going to keep you well balanced and under control if its power out-ranks your driving skill or the laws of physics. It corners like its on rails! The car has a great combination of luxury, performance and safety at an amazing price. I drove all of the competition and was glad I chose the 350. Can we see an AWD version any time soon?

Is that all the features you have?

5
C. Ho on 09/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got an IS 350 Lux Pkg w/ Navi ML Sys in Glacier Frost Mica/ Black interior. The IS is a combo of luxury and sport. It's one vehicle that definitely make sheads turn. For the $$ I paid for my IS 350 lux pkg, there is absolutely no way you can get the same thing in the same class range and price. Quality, luxury, value, style, sport, and reliability... all in one vehicle. Check out the list below and you will know why. Just love it!

IS Fever

4.9
Car Maniac on 09/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is a beautiful car, inside and out. Great acceleration and sticks to the road like glue. The paddle shifters are a constant temptation, the keyless feature is outstanding and the auxiliary input for the iPod makes the ride a whole more fun.

Zippy IS

5
maxidrive on 08/30/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Since I got my IS 350 in early March, I've been looking forward to go to work every morning, not because I love my job that much but because I get to drive this very fast car for 45 minutes each way. It is such a pure joy to drive, aggressively or leisurely. It accelerates mightily and brakes commandingly. It's head-turning gorgeous lines and stylish plush cabin make me feel like king of the road day in, day out.

Love It!!!

4.8
Caroline Crim on 08/30/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This was my first car to buy out of college and I absolutely love it. I went with the IS 350 and love the horsepower. I think it's a great 4 door, yet sporty car. I've had the car 6 months and still have no buyers remorse.

This car is worth the wait

4.9
Louis Wei on 08/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I put down the deposit for my IS 350 in late March and my car didn't arrive at the dealership until last week of April. However, after 4 months of ownership and first scheduled maintenance this car is definitely worth the wait. So far everything is good, no complains, build quality is superb. 306 HP, that's enough said. I wish I had got the navigation but oh well, that'll give me something to look forward to for my next car (hopefully another IS in 5 years).

2006 IS 350 - Good, Bad and the Ugly

4.5
JTaylor on 08/22/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The Good: Great throttle response, power and comfort; styling is much sportier than pictures appear. Automatic transmission upshifts and downshifts almost perfectly. Luxury feel, very comfortable. The Bad: No manual option, premium gas required, numb steering. Not much really ;) The Ugly: Sportshifter and paddles are next to useless since you can't lock down the autoshifting to particular gear range, only lock out a range until you upshift into it. Trac off only stays off until you exceed 30 mph, then it's back on again.

Incredible car

5
AB on 08/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The IS 350 is better than the reviews may appear, actually. I for one enjoy all that techno stuff and I still think the car thinks it's a 911! Very torquey and great handling, along with every possible amenity make this car the best vehicle I've ever owned. HIGHLY recommended.

Lexus IS 350

4.8
keena on 08/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car, fast, handles nicely, looks sharp, gets good gas mileage for a 6-cyl 300 hp (suburban driving, no highway, I am averaging 22.5 mpg). Not sure how it will handle in snow & ice, but car feels very balanced, so maybe with snows it will be ok. Barely enough head and leg room for 6 footer.

Lexus IS 350

5
fedya on 08/16/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The IS 350 is the best handling, most comfortable, fun car I have ever driven/owned. It is plenty sporty enough and extremely well appointed. It is also outstanding value compared to its peers.

IS 350

5
BRISTYKAL on 08/16/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love driving the car because of its speed. I have the navigation which i find myself using a lot more then what i thought I would. The driving experience is far more exciting than I could ever imagine.

IS 350

4.9
Ahmadou on 08/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I chose the IS 350 over the BMW 330 because after test driving both of them I could not discern a significant difference between the two. To me that was a big plus for the Lexus. Acceleration, handling and braking was very impressive. And for the interior, there is no comparison the Lexus wins. Plus the features and oh that Mark Levinson, need I say more. People complain about VDIM but how many people drive to its limit? and how often? BMW has more to lose and Lexus more to gain. For an awesome daily fun to drive performance vehicle it was a no brainer. Now add better reliability and good looks and ah yes price need I say more.

Awesome Ride

4.4
Jtriton on 08/08/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had my IS 350 for about 4,200 miles and it's awesome! Love the interior & feel of materials. This is the definition of a luxury sports car. The exterior design is nice but would like to see a little more sport & a little less sedan. The ride quality is great, except my car has an apparently unfixable small pull to the right. Nav system is great but almost has too many features. I don't need the rear camera, but it sure is nice. Performance is great, extremely quick w/out knowing it. But the traction control & stability control jump in a little too quick with no way to turn them off. Paddle shifter is fun, but not quite as responsive as I was hoping for. Overall an awesome car.

Best of all worlds

4.9
Fung_adr on 08/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this car. Best combination of power, handling, comfort and luxury. It's just plain fun to drive. The 306 hp makes it feel like the meanest ride on the road, but the supple interior and quality finishes give it a luxurious touch that remind you this car is worth every penny. And it has so many nice little touches, like how the gauges rev when you start the car, or how lights illuminate the door when you walk up as if the car is greeting you. Lexus thought of everything. Lexus delivers a car that is both fun but also just makes sense.

The "Porsche Boxster" of sedans

5
John J. on 08/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Finest car that I have not only owned, but ever driven. By the way, my last car was a Porsche Boxster. The IS 350 is deceptively fast, silky smooth, powerful when needed, handles like my previous Boxster and gets better gas mileage to boot! The Formula 1 paddle shifters on the steering wheel are fantastic, the interior design and comfort second to none. Did I mention the looks!? So far, everyone that's driven it has said they are moving it to the top of their desired car list. The best I can describe it is, if Porsche made a Boxster sedan, this would be it. All of the advantages (less convertible top) of a sports car and none of the disadvantages.

Loads of fun

4.9
chavez on 08/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am enjoying every minute I drive this car. I did my research before getting the Lexus. Hands down, for the money there is no better deal. Nothing comes even close. The balance of sportiness, agility, luxury and comfort is ideal for the 30-something guy that I am. I am for one in favor of the much criticized electronic traction and stability features. It suits my driving style and adds a significant amount of safety. I had to put it to the test on the highway when an 18-wheeler blew a tire. I was going at about 85 mph. I managed to avoid multiple collisions and all of the tire fragments without loosing control. Had I been in another vehicle I would have probably crossed the median.

Amazing Ride

5
Mav on 07/24/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just bought the car 3 days ago and already love it. The paddle shifters are cool, AFS (moving headlights) even cooler. The acceleration is great at any speed. I would recommend this car to anyone looking for a sports car with a luxury feel.

Can't beat the Lexus Fit and Finish

4.9
BobbyO on 07/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Loving every minute in my new IS 350. Having previously owned 2 Infiniti G35 sedans, I can say that the driving experience is very different. Infiniti is more performance-oriented where Lexus is more luxury-oriented. The fit and finish (not to mention the interior materials) are far superior in the Lexus. I loved my G, but I like the IS 350 more.

IS 350

4.9
Kevin on 07/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car with lots of power and great design. Had a little problem with the navigation dvd. Car is confusing at first but you get used to controls

Makes Driving a Hoot

5
Jeremy Ball on 07/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Having previously owned a 1973 VW Super Beetle and 2 Toyota Camrys, this is my first experience with a real luxury car. I couldn't be happier. This is a fabulous car!

no complaints

4.9
Jeepers on 07/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this vehicle. I knew right when I heard the first whispers about a 300hp sport sedan under 50k from Lexus that I would be in love. The only issue I've had is that on my first trip to Vegas with the IS a rock was thrown up on my hood from a Semi, and nicked the paint along with a small ding. Otherwise everything has been amazing.

A real machine, Pretty, Powerful, GREAT!

5
MM on 07/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought mine three weeks ago, fully loaded, Frost Mica and Black Interior, Sport Package (Low ride suspension, 18in wheels, low profile tires, Adaptive Front Lights, Driver and Passenger Memory, etc) Navigation and Mark Levinson Stereo, etc. I already put more than 2000 miles on it (Love to drive). I drove all competitors’ cars. This car is way better than any of them.

An honest review

4.9
Rich A. on 07/04/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

14 year Honda/Acura enthusiast here that had no hesitation purchasing the Lexus. Put simply, the combination of build quality, appearance and fun factor can only be found in this vehicle. This car has PLENTY of get up and go to satisfy 99.9% of the kid in all of us yet exudes a sense of refinement and luxury that, as a 30-something, I thoroughly enjoy. Hands down, if your true desire is to purchase a vehicle that expertly combines fun and luxury, no other vehicle comes close. Most comparable: Acura TL, Infinity G35, 3 series BMW. IS 350=best sport luxury.

Great but....

4.8
Austin on 06/13/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is extremely fast. I've raced many people who underestimate the fact that its a Lexus, they don't think it's that fast. Let me tell you, I've gotten mine to 60 in 5.12 Pretty good. The controls and gauges are all extremely user-friendly and very attractive. I've driven BMW and Audi, and this car handles as well if not better. I've cornered at the cars limits and you never get a slide that encourages the car going out of control. The back never flies out, the car just stays perfectly balanced. One major complaint I do have is that I get into my car, and i find a new rattle every time. For the price of this car, I think that's a little unacceptable.

Lexus IS 350

5
Maria VanCamp on 06/12/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I own a Lexus IS 350, and I absolutely love it! It is fast, safe and gorgeous. I had a choice between a BMW and a Mercedes. They all needed a new slick look, but the Lexus IS 350 will not only spoil you with luxury and sporty appeal, it is very quiet. I'm a proud Lexus owner. Thanks for designing a well pampered care.

This car is great!!

5
DBough on 06/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned a lot of sports cars, this is my first "4 door" sports car. I last had a Mercedes CL500, and before that a BMW M3, and Infiniti G35 Coupe. I have to say this is by far the most fun car I have owned. It has tons of power and the Navi is best I have had. The backup camera is great, but the best is the bluetooth phone feature!

Not quite there

2.9
is350 on 06/06/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

I bought the IS 350 because I thought the seq. shifter would be cool. I was wrong. It got annoying after 2 weeks. The shifting feels sluggish due to that the underlying tranny is still an automatic. It may look fast, but underneath the body-kits is only a 105 hp engine. The crappy tranny ruins the 306 ponies. In the luxury dept it also lacks. The ride is sacrificed for the handling. So if you are looking for a plush ride, look elsewhere. The plastic on the instrument panel feels like hand-me-down Toyota parts.

Can't go wrong with this car

5
carlo on 06/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Acceleration to me is the key word when driving this car as I don't mind the tight space at the back since I don't use it much anyway. I t just amazes me how you can really feel the power in this car when I first testdrove it plus the interior is topnotch and noise level very much subdued in my opinion. I almost bought a 325i but when I testdrove this car, it was like love at first sight,you just can't go wrong with IS 350 IMHO.

Total Package

5
blue onyx on 06/03/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

3.5L - 306HP and 23-27 MPG; Interior far superior to Audi A4, BMW 330, Infinity G35, ... I tried them all. VDIM works well and not too limiting. Check turning radius 33.5 ft, backup camera displays vid on NAV, NAV easy, cooled & heated front seats, Bluetooth compatible and keyless start. Rear legroom NOT a problem!, I had a 6'3" person behind me while I was driving (I'm 5'9") and he fit comfortably. I've got the blue onyx exterior w/ black leather interior, looks great! Sport package gives awesome rubber on 18" wheels to match 306HP. Reliable. Comperabably equiped beats BMW 330 hands down. Fun to drive and features galore!

VEGAS ROAD RUNNER

5
BARRY702 on 06/03/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Has lots of power to pass others on the freeway. Fun to drive.

Great car!

5
billsyn on 05/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had several BMWs and, most recently, a MB CL 500. The Lexus doesn't handle quite as good as BMW, nothing does, but it's awfully close. And while the IS 350 6 cylinder is as powerful as the MB 5 liter, it's not quite as smooth, but the Lexus is more fuel efficient. As to luxury, the Lexus IS 350 at the very least equals the others. Any advantages the europeans have over the Lexus are pretty much voided when you consider that you will spend 10, 12, maybe even $20,000 less and get a pretty damn good luxury sports sedan!

This is what I was looking for

4.8
ocdavid on 05/24/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the car that makes me smile every time I get in it! I have driven a lot cars in the past in search of the car the I truly enjoy driving. This car has taken that title. No matter what the weather conditions, road conditions, or traffic conditions, I enjoy driving the IS 350. It is smooth, powerful, refined and classy. The IS is essentially a shortened GS. It has very sophisticated lines and an elegant but sporty interior. It is a fabulous luxury car with a "sleeper" motor that, from personal experience, will beat a mustang cobra or 2!

Best car I've ever owned

5
AB on 05/20/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

You have to look extremely hard to find any fault with the '06 Lexus IS 350 sedan. I bought one last weekend with the sport package and the Mark Levinson/navigation package and I feel like I'm 16 again and just got my driver's license. Not only is it a FAR superior car to the boring BMW 3- series, it's quite a drastic change from the old IS series. Handling and acceleration are superb and driving enjoyment could not be greater. I actually prefer this car to the Porsche 911 (2005 model) I was driving now and then prior to this. Way to go, Lexus...amazing job.

IS 350 is not bad

4.3
is350 on 05/20/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Definitely not enough rear seat room. Only room for two adults. Car is quick and handles well. It is a head turner. Would buy another one when it's time to trade it in. It is a great car for an automatic.

All Grins

4.9
Taylor on 05/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wow! I couldn't be any happier with this car. I drove the IS 300 for 3 years and loved it, but the IS 350 blows the IS 300 away. Looks and quality are upgraded and the power and performance are incredible. My buddy drives a 2006 330i and was gloating about it until he drove the IS 350 and now he has buyers remorse. Lexus will not confirm or promote the ability to do so, but contrary to the press reviews, the VDIM can be disabled. It requires some input in a specific order on the brake and emergency brake, but it can be done.

Great Car

4.9
Mike on 05/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is perfect so far. It drives like a dream and has excellent acceleration. My buddies G35 coupe 6 speed MT couldn't quite keep up. The exterior looks great, and the interior makes the car look like the price tag is $ 70K

Nice car

4.8
Mark Clonts on 05/16/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fast fun car. Beautiful in and out. Bought the Luxury package worth the price. The fin is good too. Little of a hard ride because the big rims. A pleasure to drive for the most part.

Extremely Happy

5
hrnsinca on 05/15/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is fun to drive and handles great on the back country roads as well as on the highway. I am getting 28 mpg and extremely happy with that!! This car is worth the money and is a keeper. Great car and I love sitting in line to pick up my 12 yr old. So many of her friends get excited at seeing "her" car. We laugh at all the moms in their giant SUVs and vans - the ugly gas guzzlers! We are so glad to have this car!!

2006 Lexus IS 350

4.8
Judy on 05/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm very happy with my IS 350. I had a 1999 GS 300 and I'm more comfortable in a smaller car since I am a small person.

My Best Car Ever

5
Dan on 05/12/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is the best car I have ever owned. Its styling and performance are fantastic. The only negative is that there are built in safety features that prevent you from using the navigation system for searches while driving. Luckily I know the hack to get around that now.

Total Satisfaction

5
Sean Stewart on 04/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is all that and more! Have never owned a Japanese car before and really never did consider one until now. Always owned European, but don't just belive the car magazines, I am really glad I found this car. This car is really really nice with a great engine, overall performance and handling, quiet and smooth. Drove Audi and seriously considered the S4, but chose the Lexus once I drove it. Interior quality is equal to Audi which I think is the best.

Fast!!!

4.9
Nick on 04/08/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A joy to drive. Great acceleration.

BMW No More

5
Zeep on 04/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the first car I've owned in 20 years that did not have BMW on its hood, and I'm not sorry. As a BMW purist, I thought all Lexi drove like they were dead. But I was dead wrong about this one. The IS 350 is real fast, very responsive and amazingly comfortable. Pay no attention to the sniffy automotive press. The new BMWs miss the mark in a big way -- they've lost their soul. I would know, I've had five of them. You can drive the IS 350 through town or at the limit on a canyon road with the same silly grin.

Can't find anything not to like!

5
Joe on 04/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just bought one in Red/Tan, sport package upgrade; what a great car! When you wake up in the morning, for a few seconds, you forget you own it, then it's like, 'oh yeah, that's right :)'. Sort of the opposite effect of when you break up w/somebody. Performance is awesome, great mileage for that level as well, especially w/91 octane req. Don't know if I'd want to be much over 6'2", but fits me perfectly. As to the rear seat space, as someone else said, "I never ride back there anyway!". I'm looking forward to seeing some aftermarket mods (turbo, super) to take the hp up over 400+, and start knocking off those kids in the Subarus. Joe in Arizona.

Disappointed

4.3
John J on 03/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Car has exceptional speed but build quality is subpar for a Lexus let alone a car of this caliber.

This car is awesome

4.9
BILL on 03/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Considered buying the Acura TL and BMW 330i. After driving the IS350 I was sold. The seats are comfortable and the handling is excellent. The car is fast and smooth as silk. The Navigation and Mark Levinson system are incredible. Pop in your favorite CD and crank it up.

red mica 350

5
Red Mica on 03/13/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just bought the car end of Dec. I got the Luxury package Mark Levinson stereo and nav 4000+. There are too many high tech feature to learn. It is very hard to find a Luxury Package, it took me about 4 months to find one. Acceleration and braking are excellent.

Awesome Car

5
Lxjeepguy on 03/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've only had the car a couple weeks but wanted to share a little bit about it. Mine has the Nav system and at first i had no plans of getting that option. Now after having the gps map, and touch screen options for everything i love it. The handling and power of the car are exceptional. Mine still has less than 600 miles on it so i haven't gotten into it very hard yet.

Blue Metal Beauty

4.9
pimfg103 on 02/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2nd Lexus. After 175 miles, I'm still learning how to use all the cool high- tech features like voice commands. Can't wait until I've broken-in the engine so I can feel the theoretical 0~60 acceleration of 5.3 seconds and leave my friend's G35 choking on my dust. heh.

Superb car

4.8
josh on 02/09/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

just bought the car at the end of Jan. Acceleration, handling and braking are all excellent. Trunk space is even good for a car this size. Big knocks on this car are the limited rear leg room, due to the oversized (and very comfortable) front seats. Also options are all bundled together. Upgraded stereo is tied to navigation making it a $4000+ package. Would have liked the Xenon headlights, but didn't want to spring for another $4000 Luxury package. My car had one interior panel misalignment. However Lexus quality is everywhere else in the build materials to the switches, gauges, etc.

Best Car ever Driven

5
Tom on 02/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned most cars made by US and Japanese manufacturers for the last 35 years. I have never experienced such comfort and speed till I started driving my IS 350! It is a car that almost reads your mind and handles well on any type of road. I thought of getting another Acura TL for my wife since we already own one! But after test driving the IS 350 and Acura TL, I fell in love with the versatility, handling, comfort and speed of the IS. It is a car that makes you want to be "on the road again" as it is so much fun to drive! Please pray that no cop will catch me soon.

Very nice car - IS350

4.8
T on 02/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle rides really nicely and has a lot of power. The design of the vehicle is well crafted and has a fresh - beautiful - shape. Considered the BMW 525i and 330, but I choose this vehicle over both because of power, style, reliability, and resale value.

IS 350 Sport Pkg

4.9
blue onyx on 02/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drove them all, BMW 330i, Audi A4 3.2, Infinity G35, Acura TL ..., the IS 350 is the complete package of POWER, performance, luxury, looks in & out, and reliability. Bluetooth is simple to setup and use (I never had before, and won't do without anymore). I spent 6 months researching the car before the purchase; was concerned about VDIM taking control, lack of room in rear seat, lack of steering feel, 1st year for vehicle. Now after 3,000 + mi VDIM is nice to have and saved me from tail spin several times, rear seet not as tight as one might think (I had 6'3" coworker in back), and steering feels natural. With good snow tires and VDIM, all concerns of rear wheel drive and snow are gone!

WOW!!!!

4.9
dpatterson on 01/27/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first Lexus, and what a car. A sports car with all the extras and feel of a luxury car. The ride is incredible, and I don't know what all these car magazines are talking about with the performance compared to the BMW 3.30; once you push the power shift button, it takes off.

I love it!!!

5
Josh on 01/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After spending about a month looking for a new car and test driving everything in the class, I love this car!! From the fine lines on the outside to the amazing inside. If you buy the IS 350 make sure to get the upgraded sound system. Certified 7.1!! For those of you that worry about buying a rwd car... set those worries aside. I live in Utah and took the car into a snow filled parking lot and with the traction control on, I could not get the car to do donuts. I would recommend this car to anyone. Most important of all is that this car is a blast to drive!!

Nice Ride

4.5
MoonWatcher on 01/15/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

In reality it's too early to tell if this car is going to be a winner... good, reliable transportation with a decent fun quotient. My TL trade in was almost that but the car just lacked personality... Still in the honeymoon/break in period so I haven't really wrung the car out but my experience this far suggests that this car is going to be a 10... reliable and fun to drive.

Lexus IS 350

5
macamore on 01/15/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car and lots of fun to drive. In the past I have owned all types of cars, but honestly, have found this one to be the most fun. We have a Matador Red with a full body kit, luxury package and navigation. We are looking forward to many long road trips in the future!

New IS-350

4.9
Jeff on 01/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Almost too many systems to learn all nuances..... either offer paddles or shifter for manual shifting... shifter is best (paddles impossible in turn). 0-60 in 5.5 looks accurate not 6.0 per R&Track. Best car ever owned (to include RX-7 R-1 TTurbo, Supra TTurbo, 911T, 98' M-3 and 68' Goat). Great car for aging sports car enthusiast. Great balance.......... Requires prem fuel......

T H E Driving Machine

5
Roberto on 01/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent car. Good manners, poise and attitude. Highly recommended. Best of class fit and finish inside and out. Good combination of luxury and sportiness. Traction control is intrusive but then again safety is key. Do not buy this car for burnouts. Paddle shifters work great, but after 2 month I forget they exist. Automatic shifting is so smooth why bother. Low profile tires look great but ride can be though at uneven surfaces. Best sports sedan for the money.

My first Lexus

4.9
nsaxon on 01/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first Lexus, having driven various Mercedes for 15 years. This is a modern "sports" car with 4 doors and the luxury of a larger sedan.

Upscale Sports Sedan

5
CJC on 01/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The most powerful entry level luxury sedan today. Beautiful exterior, with a comfortable and high quality interior that seems just right. This is truly an awesome small car package, yet still handles 3 sets of golf clubs in the trunk and fits two 6 footers in the back seat.

IS 350

4.6
Audios on 01/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Probably too soon to tell the whole story but if the first 10 days mean anything this promises to be a meaningful relationship. The 350 already seems like more than a reliable appliance... it wants to play.. haven't ventured into the world of "computer override" as of yet but then I don't plan on doing any hot laps at Road Atlanta either... little voice in the back of my head keeps suggesting that I don't need HAL as a co-pilot. Yeah.. I like it!

IS 350

5
Kamran Alam on 01/03/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A truly enjoyable experience. Quick acceleration and very precise handling. Ultra stylish interior and beautiful exterior. I have to get used to the RWD though, as the car skid a little bit in the Chicago snow. (I should have had traction control on). Not recommended for families though. I put the baby seat in and you can really get only one more adult in the backseat to sit comfortably. I wish it had more legroom in the back.

State of the art options....

5
zeth jam on 12/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

More options then the bmw 3 series, and lots more power. How can you go wrong? The is 350 is a street legal rocket ship, with more options then one person possibly needs. Navi, is much better on the lexus than bmw's and acura's. You can't go wrong with a lexus IS 350 purchase.

Perfect Balance

5
jmos27 on 12/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

All I can say is WOW. THis car has the perfect blend of sport and luxury with a great everyday suspension that combines a smooth ride with sporty handling. This car ahas a high level of refinement and luxury yet it can't wait for you to unleash the 306 HP this baby has. This is the perfect car that can make the entire family happy. Be prepared to buy one if you test drive it, the car is simply amazing. The interior is surprisingly comfortable for me (6'2") where I thought I would be cramped. The back seat is tight but I never have anyone back there so it wasn't important to me. Go buy one you won't be disapppointed.

Fabulous Car

4.8
Laurie on 12/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded my '04 G35 coupe with 18 in wheels for my IS 350 with 18 inchers 10 days ago. This car is a dream. The interior far exceeds the Inifiniti's as does the speed and the acceleration from a stop. The car is quiet -- my dealer told me to turn the engine on when it was already running during delivery! You would never know this engine was 306 horses. The "Smart Access" and push button start are fun and amazing to my friends. I have owned a new BMW 330i and G35 coupe in the last 4 years and this car tops them by far!!!

My 5th Lexus..

4.9
Efrain Ramirez on 11/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It has to be the best fun-to-drive car. Powerful motor - acceleration - superb - everyone has to have a second look at the car AND the reviews of the guys at the Valet parkings - "This is awesome..neat..sick..the best looking car in the lot"

WOW!

4.9
Bobby on 11/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just took delivery of my IS350. Wow, what a car! The car hugs the road on turns and has great power. You can really feel the road. This car is a true luxury sports car. The seats are very comfortable and you have good visability from all sides. The Lexus sound system is first rate.

State of the Art

5
350man on 11/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Talking about a 21st century car this is your car. Don't test drive if you don't want to buy one. Don't even compare to the IS 300 because they are different cars. Fast, fun and many fun things to play with. Get it loaded and no other car can compare.

A Sedan That Acts Like a Sports Car

5
eno on 11/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have always been a very practical car buyer. The IS came loaded, including GPS at a little more than the others, but with a great deal more fun and WOW factor. The 306 HP makes getting to highways speeds when merging a breeze. The interior is roomier than I expected with four adult males seated comfortably. Current average mileage is 20 mpg but will likely improve when I decide to keep my heavy foot off the gas pedal, but for now its just too much fun to leave other cars in the rear view!

Quiet Power will knock your socks off!!

4.9
MikeG on 11/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my IS 350 for just a few days and I keep thinking to myself that it must be a dream. This car is AWESOME! One item most don't mention though is just how QUIET the 306 hp engine is. This just exemplifies how great the quality and attention to detail is on this car. This car PURRRRSSS!!

What a Car!!!!!

4.9
STONEDLR on 11/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Let me start by saying I love my IS 350!! This car is amazing, everything you would find in a luxury vechile with power and performance. Many compliments from everyone I know and some I don't know. If you love to drive my suggestion is go test drive the 350 do not bother with the 250. and buy it you not be disappointed.

What a difference a revamp makes

4.8
mzehner on 11/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My family is full of car-o-philes, so I have had/driven many cars. I have either owned or significantly driven: original Lexus LS400; BMW 3 series (328i and 2 330ci's), 6 series, 7 series, and X-5; Acura Integra; Porsche 911; Toyota 4Runner (2); to name a few. But the new IS350 is by far in a way this in my favorite car. Sporty with a quiet and comfortable ride, decent interior space, wonderful list of features, this is the perfect balance. After test driving all the small luxury sedans, this is the best by far. B/f making any purchase in this sector, take a test drive.

IS 350 - Top of the line

5
quicklex on 10/31/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What an awesome car! I'd been waiting for a while to try before I buy. Compared vs BMW, Audi and Infiniti. Hands down, this is the one to beat. BMW is a great car, but the IS beats it with combination of power, handling and let's not forget Lexus quality. Would love to see them combine the 3.5 with AWD. I thought I'd miss the stick, but the paddle shifters are so natural and intuitive, I'm fine without it. This is the first manual shift automatic that I feel really provides a manual feel.

2nd Lexus

5
gstois on 10/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a very fun car. I traded my 2001 GS300 for it. It has plenty of power, although it's deceptive due to the trademark quiet, smooth ride of Lexus. It handles very well without a tremendous sacrifice in ride quality. The car has a lot of great features, especially if you get the NAV package. It would be a waste to buy this car without it due to the bluetooth and back-up camera that come with it, among other things.

A little rocket

4.8
pete on 10/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just got my IS 350 a few days ago. This car will blow your mind. I mean it. Don't test drive it, if you don't want to buy a car any time soon. If you do then you will know what I was talking about. Just traded in my LS 430. I have no regrets. I also have owned couple BMW's before. This car rocks!!! Around town it feels like driving Lexus, but if you take it to those curvy roads around town, then you know that you drive a true sport sedan.

New IS 350

4.8
Tom on 10/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very tight car. Transmission is a little less responsive than I would like. Dealer experiance a plus. Seems to like to go from mid range to hair on fire very quickly. Average radio unless you upgrade. Would like it to have had blue tooth connectivity for telephone.

IS350

4.8
X///M_OWNER on 10/26/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's 306 hp is enough for most but a 6spd manual won't be a bad idea to complement it's power. the reason why I'd rather have a manual tranny is for one reason alone... it just take too long when downshifting. Also, the VDIM kills the fun right away when cornering aggressively. Other than that I think it's a perfect car.

Best Lexus Yet

4.9
mw1862 on 10/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have owned an ES, GS, and GX models. This IS 350 is the best of all of them. Beautiful and fast. If you are buying one, spring for the Luxury Package and chrome the 18" wheels. It elevates this sport sedan to an unbelievable level of completeness. There is nothing that I am dissatisfied with this car. A real Lexus winner for 2006.

Not sure how much better it can get

4.6
Freddy202022 on 10/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall, the car is exceptional. It is expensive, 44K for the one I got fully optioned. I had a 2005 TL before this and there is no comparison between the two. I can get 32 miles a gallon in the freeway, with 306HP, and still 20 with mostly city driving. It is fast and the handling is superior to any other stock Japanese car. It is by no means as fast or handle as well as a M3, but nonetheless I never expected it to. All the features are fist class. The only problem I got with the car is the price, and the size, backseats aren't quite big enough for comfort. You can almost get a GS430 fully optioned for like 5-7K more ??? In a couple of months Lexus will start steeper discount on the IS...

Love my IS350!

4.9
Michele on 10/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've been antsy for the redesigned IS to come out. Thought I wanted the 250... until I drove the 350!!! What power! Awesome! Gas mileage is impressive (21\28) given it's a 3.5L V6! Exterior and interior workmanship is beautiful. WOW! What an improvement from the 300. Many features: Auto on\off headlights, power driver AND passenger seats, auto climate control, keyless entry\start, heated AND ventilated seats, homelink, auto dimming rear view mirror, stereo listening positions (Ex: only you are in the car - select 'driver'. Stereo is tuned for optimal listening from the driver's seat)...and many more. The Leather is like butter! Drive it and you will want one!


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