2000 Lexus IS 200 SE 1995 from UK and Ireland
A great tourer - well built - fun to drive - and superb value for money
Nothing has gone wrong with the car at all.
It is, in a nutshell, the most reliable car I have ever owned.
It is the most satisfying car to drive.
It is such good value for money.
Previous cars - Mercedes-Benz C-Classes - were a real disappointment.
Well done LEXUS.
Which? Car report for August which shows the IS200 as the most reliable - well ahead of the C-Class and the BMW 3 Series.
If you aren't a badge snob, is their really any point in buying anything else?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th September, 2001
18th Dec 2001, 06:45
Could not agree more. Handling, comfort and build quality all superb. I enjoy the drive home from work now.
14th Nov 2006, 03:27
You can't beat a 3 series - IS200 is just a rebadged Toyota and wannabe 3 series. The BMW 3 series was Lexus' benchmark car when developing the IS200 - sadly they missed the mark. The IS200 has amaemic engines, cramped interiors, poor quality interior plastics and it looks, too my eyes anyway, tacky. Wouldn't touch one.