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Old 05-16-14, 11:59 AM   #1
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Hey CL,

I'm new to the forum and would love to get some feedback from folks on the Lexus IS250. I am potentially thinking about picking one up, but a friend had mentioned that there were a lot of mechanical issues. He thinks I should get the IS350. I don't really need the 3.5 litre. The few things I would do to the car would be purely aesthetics (IS forged rims Tom's body kit). I want it clean and subtle. any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Have a great day!

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Old 05-19-14, 08:29 PM   #2
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the 250 was a poorly designed and executed motor... the 350 is significantly better, not just in terms of power, but reliability
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Thanks for the feedback. I see a lot of IS250s and wonder about the reliability factor. I would assume if there are still many older IS250s on the road they can't be that bad?
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I am a little biased but after getting my IS300 back in working order, I love it, descent power, has good looks, and hey 2jz inline 6 you can never go wrong
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