Cool or Tool? 2012 Lexus IS250 Convertible
I don’t know about you guys, but I subscribe to the Jeremy Clarkson school of thought about convertibles which can be summed up by his quote; “You may think, as you cruise about in your convertible, that you look good. But unless you are Angelina Jolie, or Pierce Brosnan, which you are not, I can assure you that actually you look like a tool.” But I’ve never owned a convertible, so maybe I’d look like Angelina Jolie…but that doesn’t matter, what matters is that this is a rare example of a rear drive Lexus convertible that is way better looking than an SC430 and offered for peanuts. Find this 2012 Lexus IS250 Convertible offered for $11,950 in Hoquiam, WA via craigslist. Tip from JB1025.
From the seller:
2010 lexus is 250
title status: clean
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This is a very nice Lexus and it is in great condition . Very nice paint , interior and it runs and drives like new .
117000 miles.!!Hurry on this one
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The back seats in these make 0 sense to me. Yeah you can put a kid back and not much else other than luggage or whatever. If you have a kid in the age range to fit back there you aren’t buying this. It’s too nice and it would get thrashed. They should have made this a 2 seater and shortened it up where the seats are.
The rear seats reduce the insurance premium because it’s not going to get designated as a sports car like a 2 seater.
The car you are suggesting is one Lexus had already offered a few years prior: the SC. It was discontinued when sales fell off.
I’m sure this Lexus is precisely someone’s cup of tea but there must be 10 other cars in the background of the seller’s photos that I find more interesting!
Having owned a couple convertibles before, I’ve found power tops to be a bit too much hassle to maintain on older cars and the extra weight can hurt the driving experience a bit – but driving around with the top down is just plain fun, and I don’t really care who’s looking or if I look like a complete tool (The last one was a BMW, so I probably did).
But I’ve also found that there’s a bit of trouble with medium sized convertibles. They’re neither a light and agile sports car, nor are they a big family sized land yacht for everyone to cruise in. The back seat of my E36 was a challenge getting the kids into, and this looks even worse. The automatic and less powerful V6 also cut down its sporting pretensions.