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2010 Lexus IS 250C

2008 BMW 3-Series

  2010 Lexus IS C F Sport accessories 2008 BMW 3-Series 2-door Convertible 328i Side Exterior View
MSRP
$39,440
$32,700
Invoice $35,495 $30,085
MPG
City/Highway
18/29 14/30
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Can’t make up your mind between practicality and performance in a convertible? The 2010 Lexus IS 350C is a nice, sporty middle ground for top-down thrills. Read Full Review The 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan has the best overall driving experience in its class and remains the gold standard among mid-size sport sedans. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Spacious backseat (for a convertible)
  • Cargo space
  • Acceleration with 350C
  • Good ride quality
  • Competitive price

Dislikes:

  • Conservative styling
  • No throttle blipping or rev-matching
  • 250C’s engine feels overwhelmed

Likes:

  • Responsive, smooth, and refined
  • Firm but absorbent ride
  • Nice, supportive front seats

Dislikes:

  • Controls not as straightforward as they could be
  • Wide center console and narrow footwells
  • Backseat space is still too tight for most
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available
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