Shopping for a new Lexus IS F?
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QUALITY | 7 out of 10
“Cushy as a manhole cover”
Trunk is “pretty big, considering”
“Two non-folding buckets”
Car and Driver
Reviewers seemed to gloss over the basics of the 2008 Lexus IS-F’s seating and use of space, not to mention fit and finish.
Horsepower glazed over their editorial eyes, but Edmunds.com was able to note that the “four-passenger interior” is “effectively identical to that of the IS 350,” which TheCarConnection.com reviews separately. Car and Driver adds that the “two non-folding buckets” that replace the IS 350’s rear seat have a “ski pass-through,” as if Lexus IS-F owners are schussing off to Tahoe on a weekly basis. MotherProof.com felt the Lexus IS-F is “pretty cushy for such a high-performance car.”
The main factor in the 2008 Lexus IS-F’s comfort is its ride quality. Motor Trend points out the trouble with a harsh-riding Lexus pretty succinctly: “From the company that's synonymous with a cloudlike ride comes a suspension that's as cushy as a manhole cover.” But if that or the “pretty big” trunk are the major factors in your shopping process, Jalopnik advises, “don't bother checking your pulse. You're already dead.”
The 2008 Lexus IS-F’s harsh ride weighs heavily on its reputation for comfort.