2018 Lexus IS 350 Test Drive

“2018 Lexus IS 350 4-Door Sedan” An Entry Level Performance Inspired Luxury Sedan Lexus is generally thought of in terms of producing luxury level vehicles, ranging from entry to premium status. The pioneer of the Lexus sports performance set first came in 2001 in the form of the Lexus IS F, which cranked out a…

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Lexus IS 250 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We had never considered the Lexus IS to be one of the leaders in the midsize luxury sport sedan category. After all, when you are competing with the heavy hitters like the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4 it is difficult to be a standout. It’s like a…

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Run to the Sun 2013 – Part 2

By Bill Schaffer Portland, Ore. – Every year an automotive writer’s organization Barb and I belong to has a two-day drive called Run to the Sun (RttS). It gives us a chance to sample some of the manufacturers’ latest offerings. This year Barbara was away at a Jeep-Ram-Dodge program in Southern California, so I was…

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2014 Lexus IS 350 Sedan Test Drive

“2014 Lexus IS 350” A Performance inspired third generation sedan What’s the “F”? Now entering its third generation, the 2014 Lexus IS 250 and 2014 Lexus IS 350 both borrow some of their spirit and inspiration from the recent LFA Supercar – an extremely limited edition, race-ready creation, consisting mostly of carbon fiber construction. Lexus is…

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2014 Lexus IS

By Bill Schaffer San Francisco –Since the birth of the brand in 1989, Lexus has been producing an outstanding series of luxury vehicles, leading the industry with top-level ratings in nearly every category. About eight years ago, they expanded the menu offering with a rear-wheel drive sport sedan designed to compete in the highly contested…

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2014 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 Test Drive

2014 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 Performance inspired sedans for third generation Lexus is generally thought of in terms of producing luxury level vehicles, ranging from entry to premium status. The pioneer of the Lexus sports performance set came in 2001 in the form of the Lexus IS F, which cranked out a healthy…

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