I am very impressed with the quality of my 2007 Lexus IS 350. I test drove similarly priced luxury vehicles of the same age and there was NO CONTEST, the Lexus drove the best and was the highest quality. The claims of very fast acceleration from 0 to 60 are accurate - I would say my car performs even better than advertised. I had to purchase a vehicle quickly after a beloved SUV was totaled. I never expected to be so happy with another vehicle but I love the way my Red IS 350 looks and performs. I added an after market backup camera/rear view mirror, remote start and rhinestone license plate holder and it is now just about perfect. Warning - you will get noticed driving a vehicle like this!
Performance, luxury, and style
2007 Lexus IS 350Janizary - Las Vegas, NV05/01/2008
Great small sport sedan by Lexus. Excellent power, overall good comfort with the heated and cooled seating, and many amenities (Bluetooth, Navigation, rear-view camera, etc.). Great looks as well. Coming from a string of coupes the rear seating is welcome, however, buyers need to be aware that the rear seating area is small. Very small, much like a coupe, but with the convenience of two extra doors. 6+ foot guys may very uncomfortable back there.
The IS350 is a bit more spendy than the Infiniti G35, but a bit less than the BMW 335i (competitors in its class). That said, any of those three cars are great choices for performance, luxury and style.
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