2000 Lexus IS 200 SE 2.0 from UK and Ireland
Great value, excellent build quality - almost perfect
Nothing at all has gone wrong with the car. It has been utterly reliable.
The car has the potential to be smooth running, but the ride is let down by "designer" alloys with 215 45 ZR 17 tyres which may look good do the ride no favours - particularly in London, England! My model is the SE. Why didn't lexus make this a comfortable cruiser and the Sports model the one for the more adventurous driver? Mercedes get the plaudits for ride comfort which is easy to understand when you consider smaller engined C classes run on 195 65 R15's. So Lexus do us all a favour and seperate the models more by making a proper executive model and a sports model.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th March, 2002