Here’s a photo taken on 3rd August 2006 at my Lexus dealer’s showroom when I took delivery of my IS250 Sports Luxury with more amazing features than I could poke a stick at (as the saying goes). And as it turned out, than I could use. However in 2006, it was the only IS250 model that had the features I really wanted. (That’s not the case in 2010.)
I was thrilled with the car, but also very nervous about driving it. Here’s a photo of the interior – which is the same as the car I took for a test drive. I’ve really liked the interior colours in the 4 years since I took delivery of the car.
I hope you can see why I liked it so much.
I’ll finish off with a photo of the driver’s door.
I’ve never been good at reverse parking, and sadly, over the past 4 years, the alloy wheels on the passenger side (the side next to the kerb) have suffered some scrapes which happened while I was trying to get used to the rear camera parking guides. The dashboard has had an infrequent rattle over the past two years which I didn’t report until my last service, 10 days ago. It will take two days to fix, as the dashboard has to be removed to fit new clips.
The 4 year warranty will expire next month, as will the Lexus Encore Privileges.
Time to upgrade?