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Lexus IS 1999

5

IS 200 SPORTCOSS

reviewed by Lord Brasic on 20 June 2016
5
Overall rating
5
How it drives
5
Fuel economy
2
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
5
Cost of maintenance and repairs
4
How practical it is
5
How you rate the manufacturer
5
Overall reliability

COMFORTABLE SAFE ECONOMICAL STYLISH VERY WELL EQUIPPED CAR.

Bough with a FSH and recent cambelt service the Lexus has been 100% reliable over 15k so far, the only cost has been for service parts. It a 6 speed manual but its very under-geared in 6th, its good of you want to press on as the ratios are very close, but it could do with a much taller 6th gear for quieter motorway trips.
Its got the built in navigation that works really well, heated seats and a good heater and climate control.
I like the car alot but as this is my 4th IS 200 I would go for something different and bigger next time, like an LS430. My older 2000 model year was £235 this is £295 and its the same car!!!!!!!!!! I can't comment about the dealers as I have never been to one and practicality for 2 is great but for those with dogs or a child or 2 I would think a Focus or Vectra is a better bet.

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