Product Type: Lexus cars
Newest Review: ... six disc CD changer and air conditioning. From the very first drive the "baby" Lexus was a star. I have always loved driving a... more
Lexus IS200 on a 54 plate
Lexus IS200 S
Member Name: BethP
Lexus IS200 S
Advantages: Beautifully engineered, joy to drive, stacks of great features. Holds its value.
It was time to fulfill my dream to own a Lexus. My Toyota dealer had a Lexus dealership on the same site so we went to have a look. I traded in my Subaru Impretza WRX for a beautiful dark grey metallic Lexus IS200 on 54 plate. As the model was about to undergo the usual five year revamp, my lovely new car had lots of extras. Japanese car manufacturers have always included lots of features as standard that British motor manufacturers classed as extras. My extras included leather seats; a leather gear knob; factory fitted sat nav and a six disc CD changer and air conditioning.
From the very first drive the "baby" Lexus was a star. I have always loved driving and my newly acquired advanced driving skills helped me to enjoy the drive even more. It was a pleasure driving the baby Lexus. I found the vehicle controls responded very quickly. It held the road perfectly and going at the national speed limit on country lanes was joyful. I had never before owned a car with air conditioning and switched it on for every journey. However I ended up having the dealer check the engine was correctly adjusted as my fuel consumption was incredibly high. I soon learned to only use the air con when I really needed it and thus reduced the fuel consumption level to reasonable. I did however make sure I ran the air con for 20 minutes each week to keep the system in good condition.
The sat nav was another first for me and was extremely useful since I had recently started a new job visiting primary schools throughout my home town. The sat nav helped me to find every location easily. I loved the other factory installed sat nav feature that showed not only the location of petrol stations nearby, but also the brand of fuel! I loved the alloy wheels as well; they were very good looking. The sat nav had a great safety feature: it would not let you program it when the wheels were turning.
Six CDs in the music system was excellent as it meant no more fumbling at a red traffic light to change the CD before the light changed and plenty of chosen music to see us through long journeys.
The car was a joy to drive and I had three great years owning my very first Lexus and, yes, I did replace my beautiful Lexus IS200 with another new Lexus!
Summary: The Lexus IS200 is a high quality vehicle that is very powerful and a real pleasure to drive.