12 August 2013


Several Saturdays past I was invited along to the Lexus dealership in Gateway to test drive the new Lexus IS350

Now I must point out, that I am not a "fundi" on cars,but that doesn't stop me enjoying them...
I have driven a Lexus for a couple of years and I love my car!
My needs from a car are not based on performance, kilowatts or torque..whatever that all means!
My needs are simple, as I want a car that is available in colours that really like, it must be a little bit sporty, yet have a stylish and sleek look about it. Decent boot size and leather seats are a must and throw in a GPS, plenty of airbags for safety and everything else that opens and closes and I am happy driver!
My current Lexus IS250 has all this, but the new IS350 has so much more....

The new IS 350 sedan comes equipped with a powerful 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine delivering 228 kW of power at 6400 r/min. Built for lightness and strength, this highly refined drivetrain offers superb balance and durability, while twin exhausts produce an exciting engine noise. Smooth and fun to drive, the IS 350 will accelerate rapidly up to a top speed of 225 km/h, where legally permitted. Innovative D-4S direct injection and dual VVT-I valve control ensure power across the entire rev range.

We all got to test drive the new car and it was simply fantastic!

It was such a smooth ride, that you felt as though you were floating rather than driving along.
I hate to say it, but my affections are switching from my current IS250 to this new IS350.

Oh No! how can this happen? I feel like I have already abandoned my first Lexus "love".

Shame on me!
Now how much have I got in my "piggy bank"?

The long list of specifications and features can be viewed on their website


Retail Price 
(inc CO2 Tax and Vat) 

Lovely yummy breakfast pastries etc were laid on

A LavAzza coffee bar was
also available

This will be a perfect backdrop for my school
car park "mani".

What more could a girl want?

The multimedia panel shown above has changed
 from a "touch screen"operation to a "mouse" 
shown below.


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  2. "...available in colours that really like, it must be a little bit sporty, yet have a stylish and sleek look about it." Well it's no wonder you love driving a Lexus. That's pretty much it in a nutshell, plus good performance. And I have to say that I'm quite jealous that you got to drive the new IS. I've been hearing such great things about it and I'm with you in wanting one. -Prince @ Lexus of Ann Arbor