The modern IS gets a bad rap for being long in the tooth. Pundits are quick to shame its missing turbocharger and old school, single-clutch transmission, both of which hold it back from its Teutonic rivals at the race track.
But Lexuses (Lexi?) aren’t about speed and power; they’re about longevity, comfort, and peace of mind. You see, some of its rivals won’t make it to 50,000 miles without a major engine failure. The IS, meanwhile, will live well past 300,000 miles with regular oil changes.
Therefore, I came away thinking “this is a good car – but an excellent investment.”
– Chris Butsch, Contributor