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opinions on 2008 Lexus IS 220.

  • 11-12-2021 11:31pm
    Registered Users Posts: 561 ✭✭✭ dooroy

    A friend of mine is going to see a 2008 Lexus IS 220 (2.2 dsl) with about 105 mls on the clock - and is said to have a service history.

    I would be a 'serious' DIYer (this is why my friend asked me about this) but I don't know anything about these cars and don't know anyone who owns one.

    So I told him I would post here to get some advice/opinions from those who are familiar with them - someone told him the 2.2 are troublesome but another guy said he had one for a few years and no trouble.

    Any help greatly appreciated.


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,775 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm

    They’re a ball of a yoke, relatively speaking. The mileage is a plus, but theyre not even that good to drive, the power band is really narrow, and 6th gear is unusable.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,980 ✭✭✭ ofcork

    Some had head gasket issues i believe.

  • Registered Users Posts: 561 ✭✭✭ dooroy

    Thanks for replies , some of his work colleagues backed up your opinions so he didn't buy it.