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Lexus IS 250, Lexus IS 350, Sedan
#6918 of 6974 Lexus IS 250 Package Availability
Jan 05, 2008 (1:42 pm)
I've been calling a few dealerships in the SF Bay Area (California) and have been told that the only available Lexus IS 250s are equipped with Luxury Pkg + 18" wheels w/ Nav or Luxury Pkg + 18" wheels w/o Nav.
I'm new to the car buying experience, and am wondering, if this is true for all of California, what are my options (besides biting the bullet and purchasing the upgrades)? I looked on carsdirect.com, and the price that popped up is a few bucks below invoice for a baseline model (for my zipcode). Does this mean that there's a dealership semi-close that can sell me the baseline model?
Thanks in advance for any help.
#6919 of 6974 Premium vs Luxury Pkg
Jan 06, 2008 (8:31 pm)
Based upon my recent buying experience in the Bay Area, the vast majority have RWD, auto, "Premium Pkg" with 18 inch Summer tires, heated and ventilated seats, etc and HID headlamps. This is not the same as the Luxury pkg which has memory seats, tilt down right side mirror, sunshade and more. I could not locate a Luxury pkg on a 250 anyplace in the area and the $ deals were much better on the premium pkg. Got a very good deal at Colliseum in Oakland.
#6920 of 6974 Is the IS 250/350 a 'chick' car?
Jan 09, 2008 (11:50 am)
I'm trying to decide weather or not to lease the IS. I think it's a great automobile. I'm sercure in masculinity but am curious what the general consensus is on this car.
Certainly it appeals to both men and women but generally speaking is this more of a 'chick' car??
#6921 of 6974 Re: Is the IS 250/350 a 'chick' car? [the_bull]
Jan 09, 2008 (12:14 pm)
I think only the automatic IS250 RWD has the image of being a chick car.
#6922 of 6974 Re: Is the IS 250/350 a 'chick' car? [louiswei]
Jan 11, 2008 (9:05 am)
How does anyone know that you have a 250 RWD unless they are close enough to read the back of it. Strange question to ask: if you really like the car and are secure, do you really care what somebody else will think?? Not trying to incite but I had a BMW before and those folks think anyone driving a Lexus is a retiree and/or cannot be a true car enthusiast!
#6923 of 6974 2009 Lexus IS 350 Coupe
Jan 30, 2008 (5:45 pm)
I've tried the search function, but I can't seem to find any non-2005-2006 posts on this subject. Does anyone have any information on if/when the IS coupe is coming out? Edmunds' Inside Line Future Vehicle List states that an IS 350 Coupe is slated for release in the summer of 2008. Here is what they said:
What Edmunds.com Says:With a coupe and convertible in the IS lineup, Lexus will finally have some leverage against the almighty BMW 3 Series.
What We Know: The 2009 Lexus IS 350 coupe is one of those cars that we expected to show up years ago. It's no secret that Lexus was targeting the BMW 3 Series with the IS lineup, so the lack of a coupe variant has been a little surprising. Although no prototypes have been spotted yet, a report in the trade publication Automotive News says to expect to see the IS 350 coupe by mid-2008. A hardtop convertible is expected to follow a year later.
#6924 of 6974 Re: Experience ordering Lexus from Japan? [1der]
May 03, 2008 (11:47 pm)
hi, i am thinking of ordering from japan factory too.
i am wondering that did u knock some $$ of MSPR as u made a special order of that
#6925 of 6974 IS 250 for tall drivers?
May 06, 2008 (6:33 pm)
I am thinking about the Is 250, but concerned that I may be too tall. I am a tad bit under 6'3. Any help?
#6926 of 6974 Re: IS 250 for tall drivers? [sae1856]
May 07, 2008 (7:08 am)
I am 6'1 with super long thighs and I can find a comfortable driving position in my IS350. However, if you are planning on putting people behind the driver seat in a regular basis then my suggestion is to look else where.
#6927 of 6974 Re: IS 250 for tall drivers? [sae1856]
May 07, 2008 (6:19 pm)
I'm 5-11 and find the leg room marginal. I'd strongly suggest you see your dealer for an extensive road test.