Last post on Sep 01, 2008 at 11:23 AM
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Lexus IS 250, Audi A4, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#18 of 30 Re: lexus v audi [taruky]
Aug 09, 2007 (11:14 pm)
your advice on the JD power report is invaluable especially for the total number of cars sold.
#19 of 30 more info than jd powers
Aug 09, 2007 (11:22 pm)
does anyone one know where information can be found on the total number of each individual car model is produced by the manufacturer.
#20 of 30 Re: lexus v audi [taruky]
Aug 10, 2007 (10:09 am)
Thanks, the website had all the information I needed.
#21 of 30 Lexus - needs a 6-spd manual AWD
Aug 11, 2007 (8:35 pm)
The IS250 AWD would have been on my list if they offered a manual... without it, it's just another generic Japanese car that gets lost among the camrys and accords. I drove the last gen IS300 manual and really liked it and that car really stood out a bit more. Unfortunately, AWD was a must for me so we got an A4 3.0.
The day Lexus offers AWD with all of their powertrain options, I think their sales will really start to ramp up in the northeast.
Would also like to see a redesign that looks less like a Mazda... take Audi's styling, BMW's handling, and let Lexus engineers manage the reliability of the components and then you'd have my dream car
#22 of 30 Re: Lexus - needs a 6-spd manual AWD [nyaudi]
Aug 11, 2007 (8:49 pm)
I'll appreciate a lot if Lexus stay away from Audi's styling. BMW's handling? Definitely, but not Audi's styling.
#23 of 30 Re: Lexus - needs a 6-spd manual AWD [louiswei]
Aug 13, 2007 (12:48 pm)
I still have a hard time telling the new IS from a Mazda. That's not really a good thing for a $35K car... I actually liked the first gen better as they really tried to make it a little sportier looking and a tad more unique - wish they'd get back to that and less like every other car on the road. Would get me interested in Lexus again.
#25 of 30 New Updates ...
Aug 19, 2008 (12:39 pm)
Anybody have any new things to add? I have a 2005.5 A4 Quattro, but am considering purchasing the IS250AWD.
I am holding out until I drive the 2009 A4. Will the 2009 IS250AWD be any different from the 2008 model???
Aug 26, 2008 (1:48 pm)
Wow - I'm in the same boat. I have a 2005.5 Quattro 2.0T also and just this past weekend test drove an AWD IS250.
Let me tell you how looks can be deceiving! My A4 blows the IS250 outta the water in my opinion. The A4:
-has a more suppple ride
-feels a lot "quicker"
-handles harsh surfaces more civily
-has a bit less "confined" feel within the cabin
-seems less "pressed" when stomping on the accelerator - the A4 seems to "want" to be driven - I certainly don't get that feeling with the IS250.
The only thing I liked about the IS250 was the seating position and seats seemed to hold me a bit better. To be fair, my current A4 is loaded with the wood trim so it also appears a helluva lot more upscale than the IS250.
After I finished my test drive, I was left feeling really disappointed in the Lexus. I had my mind made up that I was going to give up performance and driveability for reliability - but I can't do it. Why spend 36k on a car that is basically no more fun to drive than a Toyota Camry?
To me, somebody that would opt for the IS250 over an A4 is probably somebody who's never owned a German sedan - or somebody who prefers reliability over all other things.
I also sat inside the new A4, but didn't want to drive it for fear of makine the purchase. I will say that while everybody seems to treasure a "larger" A4, I kinda like the sleekness of the old one. However, it looks pretty nice - except the bare bones A4's interior isn't very appealing. I love the tan interiors with the birch trim - makes it look sweet.
Anyhow, I have little experience with luxury sedans, but I don't play favorites when it comes to spending 35 thousand friggin' dollars. Personally, I think you'll be disappointed going from your A4 to an IS250 unless you had a real run-of-the-mill A4.