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Lexus IS (1999 - 2005)

5
reviewed by Lord Brasic on 20 June 2016
5
reviewed by duquessa on 17 March 2016
3
reviewed by phill23 on 6 December 2015
2

IS 200

reviewed by Ted Gould on 4 February 2014
2
Overall rating
3
How it drives
1
Fuel economy
3
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
1
Cost of maintenance and repairs
1
Experience at the dealership
2
How practical it is
1
How you rate the manufacturer
3
Overall reliability

Disappointing

Great reviews from Honest John. Great test drive so my wife bought this car. Long term ownership experience however was frustrating.
On the one hand the positives were excellent reliability from 9 years ownership - not one mechanical fault. But then most Japanese non "premium" cars are like this. BUT
On the other hand:
Lexus service charges were very expensive especially with the fact that the car needs new tyres every 10,000 miles!! Despite numerous wheel balance settings and of course Lexus denied that anything was wrong....
Heavy fuel consumption - especially around town.
Badly corroded alloy wheels.
For these reasons would never buy another Lexus or recommend one - and I generally like Japanese cars.......... despite the fact that most car magazines don't like them.

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reviewed by muddiford on 29 April 2013
4
reviewed by alfy33 on 30 July 2012
3
reviewed by Rob Fisher on 15 February 2011
5
reviewed by AUSYC on 15 December 2010

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