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

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LEXUS IS250C/350C

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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.

Green Evaluation/Gas Mileage

LEXUS IS250C/350C

At 21 mpg and 29 mpg highway, the IS 250C automatic the best fuel economy of the and is exactly on par with its sedan Manual transmission 2.5-liter have a shorter final ratio, resulting in 18 mpg city, 26 The IS 350C is only slightly at 18 city, 25 highway. All IS C powertrains a coveted ULEV-II emissions

A Closer Look: Vehicle


Interior

Much like the IS the interior of the IS C is comfortable, luxurious and modern (aside from a clock that appears to been pulled from a Toyota Camry). The clear, electroluminescent gauges are impressively and the leather surfaces feel purely for comfort.

Top down, the IS C looks pretty its bulbous haunches and long deck somewhat disguised. the top up, however, it gets a lot worse the flat trunk lid and high beltline are much more Just keep the top lowered possible.

Market Segment and

With an MSRP of $38,490 for the IS manual and $39,660 for the automatic, has hit the perfect price point, the only luxury hard-top on the market for under $40k. include the $44,550 BMW 328i $56,100 Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet. Audi A4 Cabriolet and the Infiniti G37 at $43,850. The IS 350C comes in at

What We Think

Looked at as a drop-top cruiser, the Lexus IS C is a lot of value compared to its more competitors. Ok, so the extra weight has up the performance and the folding hardtop has it a somewhat ungainly profile, but all part of the convertible game. the top up it’s a quiet, relaxing to be, and minus a little extra with the top down it’s as good. And at the end of the day, that’s a Lexus should be.

LEXUS IS250C/350C
LEXUS IS250C/350C
LEXUS IS250C/350C

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