We’ve done this one recently but here are a few finer points.
The Lexus is by far the most expensive of the 3. You’ll need to shell out and extra $35,000 if you want to have one in your garage. It’s a scrumptious car and no detail is overlooked and it looks and feels expensive.
It the one sold in Australia has a failing, it is the engine which is touch too small for a car this heavy. It’s the same story with the sedan. But put the 2.5 V6 in it and it sparkles. They sell them in the 3.5 in other markets so why the one OZ gets has a 2.5 is beyond me.
That’s not to say that Lexus doesn’t lift its skirts when you give her a bit of wellie, but she does it all without fuss. You don’t get forced uncomfortably backwards with your face doing Sharpie impressions.
You can’t fault the build and everything is electric including the steering wheel reach and rake. I’m as lazy as the next person but I’m sure I can manage with e knob. I’ve had plenty of practice god knows! In my dreams, when I’m sitting quietly not thinking of anything in particular, I envision an IS-Fc. Yes ladies and gentlemen, and IS convertible with the gobsmackingly-superb, honking great 5 litre V8. We had an IS-F a few weeks ago and it sure does move, but it drinks like a drag queen!
In a perfect world there would we would want lots of CO2, and fossil fuels cleaned the air and flowers grew even prettier. However, the trend seems to be smaller engines with turbos, and sometimes 2 turbos. The more fuel efficient the better. Perhaps just a tiny turbo on the 2.5 V6 and everything would be tickety-boo.
There have been few cars to drive as nicely as the IS250c in the price range and of course there is Lexus care to think of. They make wonderful cups of coffee. They give you a car should yours need a tuneup. If you can’t get it to a Lexus dealer because you’re too busy watching your fortunes multiply, Lexus will come and collect your car and bring it back when they are done. It’s all part of the package of ownership and feels like being wrapped in cotton wool while being bathed gently in lukewarm asps milk. There just isn’t a better feeling.
I’ve often talked about a car that makes you feel special and the Lexus makes you feel very special. Every time I jumped and and caressed the magic button, I smiled as the faint cluncks and whirs entertained me while the roof went down on me.
The Lexus IS250c is a very refined and luxurious convertible and we liked it very much.
We’ll do the roundup tomorrow in the last part. So are you convinced yet? Do you fancy buying yourself a shiny new 4 seater convertible? You’d look marvy in it!