2010 Lexus IS C — Car Maintenance and Car Repairs — DriverSide

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What’s to

Despite the added weight of a hard top, motors and the IS C has managed to retain its driving top up or down. A properly spacious when the top is up that leaves for more than a bottle of when the roof is down adds to buyer appeal as Revisions to the navigation menus some much-needed order to the interface.

What’s Not to Like

the top down, wind has a tendency to forward from the rear This isn’t a problem on a day, but even in mildly weather it can feel too drafty. is some backseat space, but any passengers will be treated to a bashing so brutal they’re to get out and walk.

The Drive:

DriverSide Driving Impressions

the loss of its structurally integral the IS C manages to maintain all of the comfort and of the standard IS sedan. This has achieved through heavy use of bracing, which, along the 15 motors added to raise and the folding hard top, has to add between 350 and 400 lbs to the convertible’s curb The result is a ballooned-up car that feels truly fast, with the optional 306 horsepower V-6 It is, however, a generally comfortable, place to be. In other words, exactly like the IS sedan. If a clutch to swap the gears sounds appealing, the 2.5-liter is your only choice. really have to rev the engine to get it but the gearshift is notchy, positive and far sporting than the somewhat automatic transmission. The automatic can be lowered in a brief 20 seconds enough to grant it class-leading but make sure you have the to get it all the way down as the roof will deployment above three

Engine and Drivetrain

Two V-6 engines are in the Lexus IS C. The IS 250C is powered by a engine that makes 204 and 185 lb-ft of torque. Power is to the rear wheels via either a manual or optional six-speed gearbox. The IS 350C is powered by a four-cam V-6 engine, good for 306 and 277 lb-ft of torque. The only transmission is a six-speed automatic paddle shifters.

Interesting Features and Options

Prefer IS C with a shot of adrenaline#63; recently introduced its F-Sport parts to the IS range. Up for grabs are such as high performance sport-tuned springs, shocks and bars, wide 19-inch offering tons of grip, a air intake, bombastic free-flowing and a shift kit for manual cars. We also recommend picking up the to eliminate irritating cabin It covers the rear seats, them useless, but will you from freezing on colder

Key Technology Evaluation

Lexus has the IS navigation system for 2010, and happy to say it delivers a much user experience over the it replaces. Audio inputs are now via tabs at the top of the audio screen, and audio is finally offered as a MP3 connectivity option. A 12-speaker Levinson audio system has proven an excellent addition to the IS and it doesn’t disappoint in the convertible.

Evaluation/Gas Mileage


At 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway, the IS 250C delivers the best fuel of the bunch and is exactly on par with its equivalent. Manual transmission cars have a shorter drive ratio, resulting in 18 mpg 26 highway. The IS 350C is only worse at 18 city, 25 highway. All IS C receive a coveted ULEV-II rating.

A Closer Look: Details


Much the IS sedans, the interior of the IS C is comfortable, and decisively modern (aside a centrally-mounted clock that to have been pulled a 1992 Toyota Camry). The clean electroluminescent gauges are formed and the leather surfaces sculpted purely for comfort.

Top the IS C looks pretty sporty, its haunches and long rear somewhat disguised. With the top up, it gets a lot worse the long, trunk lid and high rear are much more apparent. keep the top lowered whenever

Market Segment and Pricing

an MSRP of $38,490 for the IS 250C and $39,660 for the automatic, Lexus has hit the price point, offering the luxury hard-top convertible on the for under $40k. Competitors the $44,550 BMW 328i Convertible. Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet. $40,750 A4 Cabriolet and the Infiniti G37 Convertible, at The IS 350C comes in at $43,940.

We Think

Looked at purely as a cruiser, the Lexus IS C is offers a lot of compared to its more expensive Ok, so the extra weight has fuddled up the and the folding hardtop has given it a ungainly profile, but that’s all of the convertible game. With the top up a quiet, relaxing place to be, and a little extra wind the top down it’s just as And at the end of the day, that’s what a should be.


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