2008 Lexus IS F Comfort & Quality

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Comfort & Quality

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 2008 Lexus IS-F’s harsh ride weighs heavily on its reputation for comfort.

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.”

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