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      07-25-2012, 09:28 PM   #1
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Lexus is250

Anyone on here come from a Lexus is250?? I'm looking to jump into a different brand for a while. Maybe someone can shed some light onto what sort of cars they are like to own.
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While the 325 isn't something to brag about, my buddy who owns an IS250 and has extensively drove/tested a 325 would prefer the BMW no questions, stating that it's just a better car overall.
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Anyone on here come from a Lexus is250?? I'm looking to jump into a different brand for a while. Maybe someone can shed some light onto what sort of cars they are like to own.
get a 350 if u can.... i have burnt many a 250 and they love it!
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Only IS worth getting is ISF or at least an F-Sport 350, my mate had a 250 and it was just a car made for 65yo+. Comfortable ride with easy to use nav and entertainment system. Bland!
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get a corolla and save your money
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      07-25-2012, 10:49 PM   #6
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The new V6 Camrys seem to go alright, I'd rock one. Not sure if suddenly become tasteless or my inner asian is kicking in
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      07-25-2012, 11:01 PM   #7
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While the 325 isn't something to brag about, my buddy who owns an IS250 and has extensively drove/tested a 325 would prefer the BMW no questions, stating that it's just a better car overall.
Yea I did drive one didn't seem too bad but didn't drive one for long to actually see how they handle. Freeways/quick tight bends etc but it really is a beautiful car especially value for money wise.

The speed factor doesn't really concern me I mean my 325 is no rocket ship anyways but just wanted to get an idea from people you have actually owned one for an extended period.
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Anyone on here come from a Lexus is250?? I'm looking to jump into a different brand for a while. Maybe someone can shed some light onto what sort of cars they are like to own.
get a 350 if u can.... i have burnt many a 250 and they love it!
Fek are they really that slow?? Like I said didn't get a chance to drive it the way I wanted or for an extended period of time.
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Only IS worth getting is ISF or at least an F-Sport 350, my mate had a 250 and it was just a car made for 65yo+. Comfortable ride with easy to use nav and entertainment system. Bland!
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get a corolla and save your money
^ funny... but true.. the 250 is a comfortable ride but it's really bland/dated looking inside. Performance is 'meh' at best in it's stock form
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Only Lexus worth getting is an LFA
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      07-25-2012, 11:45 PM   #11
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Anyone on here come from a Lexus is250?? I'm looking to jump into a different brand for a while. Maybe someone can shed some light onto what sort of cars they are like to own.
I jump from e93 325i to is350 F. Its good value for me.
certainly quicker than 325, but middle back seat is pain in the ass, if you are carrying 5ppl
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Fek are they really that slow?? Like I said didn't get a chance to drive it the way I wanted or for an extended period of time.
I tore an old chap (old even compared to me) in an isf a new one 6 months ago, he came alongside me at the lights and gave me a look like 'hey there young fella ill show you what a bit of jap power can do' the next thing he knew was a couple of black tips getting very small very quick. overpriced carollas imho.
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I had a IS200 IS300 and a IS250 for 3yrs before i bought the E92 335i
IS250 is very slow but well appointed and comfortable but you feel nothing in steering and road feel.
Back seat is very tight, my coupe has more room.
But when i drove my 335 for the first time, you feel connected and part of the car,steering feel, besides the extra power, the bmw handles a lot better and i had sport suspension in the lexus
Something about bmw i love.
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Why not try a Merc C250? Much better car then the IS250.
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I had a IS200 IS300 and a IS250 for 3yrs before i bought the E92 335i
IS250 is very slow but well appointed and comfortable but you feel nothing in steering and road feel.
Back seat is very tight, my coupe has more room.
But when i drove my 335 for the first time, you feel connected and part of the car,steering feel, besides the extra power, the bmw handles a lot better and i had sport suspension in the lexus
Something about bmw i love.
Most people do say that they are boring and sloppy to drive. I guess I need to drive one for a whole day to see what they are like.
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Why not try a Merc C250? Much better car then the IS250.
Not a fan of mercs to be honest. The only shape I like is the older clk coupes. And even then id only buy the clk500 which isn't even that quick for a v8
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German cars will always be german cars IS350 will be ideal. But I guess the question is what is your budget and what are you looking for in a car?
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German cars will always be german cars IS350 will be ideal. But I guess the question is what is your budget and what are you looking for in a car?
I'm looking for a BMW with the reliability of a Lexus! Lol
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BMW's diesel donks are damn reliable, go for a 320d.
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Not a fan of mercs to be honest. The only shape I like is the older clk coupes. And even then id only buy the clk500 which isn't even that quick for a v8
My friend has one, it's a slug.

You're right - it looks nice, and these days pretty cheap...
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^ funny... but true.. the 250 is a comfortable ride but it's really bland/dated looking inside. Performance is 'meh' at best in it's stock form
last one i ripped i gave a tiny headstart then bang see ya!... man was he cut when he thought he had me lol....

they're not a performance car... but they look good imo. 350 or ISF if u want a punchy Lexus.
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a 335i vs a 250 is like bullying a baby so mean!

I almost got the 350 F Sport before i got the 135i.

Quite a nice car but i wanted to mod...
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