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2012 Lexus IS 350C

2012 BMW 3-Series

  2011 Lexus IS 250C 2-door Convertible Auto Angular Front Exterior View 2012 BMW 3-Series
MSRP
$46,640
$34,900
Invoice $43,374 $32,110
MPG
City/Highway
19/27 17/34
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line A strong powertrain, usable backseat, and tight retractable hardtop make the 2012 Lexus IS 350C very enjoyable, even if it feels somewhat conservative. Read Full Review The 2012 BMW 3-Series delivers the class-leading sport-sedan performance and handling enthusiasts have come to expect, yet it makes substantial improvements in fuel-efficiency, active safety, and connectivity. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • A real back seat (for a convertible)
  • Weekend-size trunk space
  • Composed ride
  • Competitive pricing
  • Strong acceleration (IS 350C)

Dislikes:

  • No throttle-blipping or rev-matching
  • Conservative styling inside and out

Likes:

  • Poise and handling
  • Strong, economical engines
  • Quick-shifting 8-speed automatic
  • Electric power steering, done right
  • Excellent brakes

Dislikes:

  • 328’s four-cylinder sounds
  • BMW Apps is iPhone-only
  • Some cabin-trim combos look busy
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