"The 2011 Lexus IS250 AWD is a well made "sporty"car that can be enjoyed year round. It has a high quality classic interior. Even though my car is 9+ yrs old, the leather still looks new and the Nav system, stereo & every button in the car function perfectly. The engine & transmission function flawlessly, but I wish I had the additional hp found in the IS350.(The IS250 has 204hp and the IS350 has over 300hp.) The negative points of my IS250 are: expensive routine maintenance, the rear brake calipers have seized up 2 times and the Michelin AS3+ tires need to be replaced every 20-25k miles (with 5k mile tire rotation & minimally aggressive driving). If not for the brake & tire issues, I would have easily rated the Lexus IS250 Five stars! Overall a GREAT car and I love it!"