2008 Lexus IS F  -  $56,875


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $56,875
Base Invoice: $50,715
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 16 | Hwy: 23
Body Style: 4dr Sdn
Transmission: 8-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 5.0L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine

Model Highlights

Lexus has a well-founded reputation for building solid, quiet, reliable luxury cars that, while not dull, are by no means adventuresome. Apparently, the company has gotten bored with the status quo and has upped the ante considerably with the 2008 IS F.

The IS F is based on the successful V6-powered IS 350, which itself is based on the company's GS platform--a chassis designed to accommodate a V8. And that's what Lexus has taken advantage of, inserting beneath the IS F's bulbous hood a 5.0L V8 derived from the 4.6L unit found in GS and LS models. Internally, the unit makes use of a forged crankshaft, titanium intake valves, and aluminum cylinder heads.

In this guise, the engine puts out 416 horsepower and 371 lb-ft of torque, good to propel the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, and on to a claimed top speed of 170 mph. All that power is put to the 19-inch rear wheels through an eight-speed transmission, which can be utilized as either a fully automatic unit, or as a Sport Direct-Shift manual with paddle shifters, which provides a seamless run through the gears. And, with its lowered stance and sport-tuned suspension, the IS F performs just as competently in the turns as it does on the straights.

Outside, the IS F features bi-xenon HID headlights, integrated fog lamps, power mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, extended, ventilated front fenders, quad chrome exhaust tips, a rear spoiler, and special "F" badging.

Inside, the IS F sacrifices nothing in the way of luxury. Standard features include a 13-speaker, six-disc, premium audio system, a power moonroof, power windows and locks, a power tilt and telescopic steering wheel, and heated, leather-trimmed front sport seats with 10-way power adjustability. Accents in aluminum and blue with "F" badging highlight the cabin.

Seven optional packages are available, and each includes DVD navigation and a Mark Levinson Premium audio system, plus amenities like Intuitive Parking Assist, satellite radio, iPod connectivity, and special trunk and cargo features.

Standard safety features include multiple front and side air bags, electronic traction and stability controls, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, and an anti-theft system. A pre-collision radar system is optional.

The 2008 Lexus IS F returns 16 mpg city / 23 mpg highway.


Value Writeup

With the introduction of the 2008 IS F, Lexus is taking the fight to the other lettered performance sedans of the world, namely BMW's M3, Mercedes-Benz' AMG C-Class, and Audi's S4 and RS4. Based on the already popular IS 350, the IS F brings with it attractive styling, incredible power, and immense performance. Additionally, its eight-speed Sport Direct-Shift automatic transmission is an industry first matched only by the eight-speed auto found in the Lexus LS.


Pros

Seductive, purposeful styling; potent V8 power with 170 mph top speed; revolutionary eight-speed transmission; creature comforts; standard Lexus reliability.


Model News

The IS F, new for 2008, is the first performance car to come from Lexus and thus the first to wear the "F" label. It is the big, bad brother of the quite competent IS 250 and 350. The "F" in IS F means many things, among them a 5.0L V8 making 416 horsepower and 371 lb-ft of torque. It also means an advanced eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, a sport-tuned suspension, muscular exterior bulges, a rear spoiler, and an aggressive fascia. From the back, there's no mistaking the purpose of the stacked dual exhausts on either side. The IS F carries a $56,000 price tag.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 MPG

Cruising Range - City
270.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
388.70 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
5.0L/303

Fuel System
DI/SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
416 @ 6600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
371 @ 5200

Trans Type
8

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.60

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.18

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

EPA Classification
Sub-Compact

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
85.7 ft³

Front Head Room
37.2 in

Front Leg Room
43.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.4 in

Front Hip Room
54.1 in

Second Head Room
36.7 in

Second Leg Room
30.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.7 in

Second Hip Room
53.7 in

Wheelbase
107.5 in

Length, Overall
183.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.5 in

Height, Overall
55.7 in

Track Width, Front
61.4 in

Track Width, Rear
59.6 in

Trunk Volume
13.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3780 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
225/40YR19

Rear Tire Size
255/35YR19

Spare Tire Size
T135/70MR18

Front Wheel Size
19 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 9.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
18 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.6

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.91

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
33.5 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.2 x 1.2 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.6 x 1.1 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.9 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V020000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 16, 2009

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected
214570

Summary
TOYOTA IS RECALLING 214,570 MY 2006-2008 LEXUS IS, MY 2006-2007 GS AND MY 2007-2008 LS PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ALUMINUM FUEL DELIVERY PIPES (FUEL RAILS). ETHANOL FUELS WITH A LOW MOISTURE CONTENT WILL CORRODE THE INTERNAL SURFACE OF THE FUEL RAILS. AS THIS CONDITION PROGRESSES, THE ENGINE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT MAY ILLUMINATE.

Consequence
OVER TIME, THE CORROSION MAY CREATE A PINHOLE RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE FUEL DELIVERY PIPES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA/LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.

CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V388000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 05, 2009

Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
3800000

Summary
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2010 PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL CAN GET STUCK IN THE WIDE OPEN POSITION DUE TO ITS BEING TRAPPED BY AN UNSECURED OR INCOMPATIBLE DRIVER'S FLOOR MAT.

Consequence
A STUCK OPEN ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY RESULT IN VERY HIGH VEHICLE SPEEDS AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO STOP THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF AFFECTED VEHICLES TO REMOVE ANY DRIVER'S FLOOR MAT AND NOT REPLACE IT WITH ANY OTHER FLOOR MAT PENDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODEL-SPECIFIC REMEDIES. TOYOTA WILL MAIL A SECOND NOTIFICATION TO OWNERS OF AFFECTED VEHICLES NOTIFYING THEM OF THE FREE REMEDY WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE. THE FIRST NOTICE IS EXPECTED TO BE MAILED DURING OCTOBER 2009 AND TOYOTA WILL ADVISE NHTSA OF THE ESTIMATED DATE WHEN THE REMEDY PARTS WILL BE AVAILABLE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331, LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V340000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 23, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,654,713

Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Scion xB and Lexus IS F, 2009-2011 Toyota Corolla and Corolla Matrix, 2006-2011 Toyota Yaris, Lexus IS250 and Lexus IS350, 2010-2011 Toyota 4Runner, Lexus IS250C, Lexus IS350C and Lexus GX460, 2011 Sienna, 2007-2011 Lexus ES350, and 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Toyota is recalling certain model year 2008 Scion xB and Lexus IS F, 2007-2008 Toyota Yaris, 2006-2008 Lexus IS250 and Lexus IS350 and 2007-2008 Lexus ES350 vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jer...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Toyota will notify the Toyota and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. An interim notification was mailed to owners July 6, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for interim notification for this campaign are G1P (Toyota Zone A), G1R (Toyota Zone B), G2G (Lexus Zone A), and G2H (Lexus Zone B). Toyota's numbers for final remedy for this campaign are G0P (Toyota Zone A), G0R (Toyota Zone B), GLG (Lexus Zone A), and GLH (Lexus Zone B).

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V006000

Mfg's Report Date
January 9, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
567,911

Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2012 Toyota 4Runner, Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sienna, Yaris, Scion xB, Lexus ES350, GX460, IS-F, IS250, IS350, IS250C, IS350C, and Lexus LFA vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Toyota is recalling certain 2009 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Yaris, Yaris HB, Scion xB, Pontiac Vibe, Lexus, ES350, IS250, IS350, and IS-F vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, unless included in "...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Toyota will notify the Toyota, Scion and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. Interim letters informing owners that parts are not yet available are expected to begin January 30, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota's numbers for interim notification for this campaign are G1P (Toyota Zone A), G1R (Toyota Zone B), H1A (Toyota Zone C), G2G (Lexus Zone A), G2H (Lexus Zone B) and H2A (Lexus Zone C). Toyota's numbers for final remedy for this campaign are G0P (Toyota Zone A), G0R (Toyota Zone B), H0A (Toyota Zone C), GLG (Lexus Zone A), GLH (Lexus Zone B) and HLA (Lexus Zone C).

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

5.0L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine-inc: intake camshaft electric variable valve timing w/intelligence (VVT-iE), exhaust camshaft hydraulic variable valve timing w/intelligence (VVT-i)

SFI D-4 direct-to-cylinder injection w/secondary port injectors

Push button start

8-speed automatic transmission-inc: manual mode, paddle shifters

Vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM)-inc: vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control (TRAC), normal mode, sport mode, cutoff switch

Rear wheel drive

Double wishbone front suspension-inc: high-mount upper arms, coil springs

Multi-link rear suspension-inc: low-mount upper arms, coil springs

Front & rear gas-filled shock absorbers

Front & rear stabilizer bars

225/40YR19 front & 255/35YR19 rear tires

T135/70MR18 spare tire

19" x 8.0" front & 19" x 9.0" rear 10-spoke forged aluminum alloy wheels

Electric pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel vented & drilled pwr assisted disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD) w/brake assist (BA)

Stainless steel exhaust w/dual polished exhaust diffusers

Tool kit

Pwr tilt & slide moonroof w/sunshade

Front & rear color-keyed bumpers

Rear spoiler

Mesh grille & lower intake

Bi-xenon HID auto-leveling headlamps w/delay-off

Adaptive front lighting system (AFS)

Daytime running lights (DRL)

Fog lamps

LED brake & tail lights

Color-keyed pwr heated electrochromic mirrors-inc: puddle lamps, memory

Acoustic windshield w/sun shade top

Ultraviolet & infrared ray-reducing glass windows

Rain-sensing variable intermittent wipers w/mist cycle

Leather seating trim w/F logo embroidered seat cushions

10-way pwr front heated bucket seats-inc: pwr lumbar, memory

Front floor mats

Rear bucket seats w/trunk pass-through

Front center console-inc: armrest, storage box, (1) cupholder

Rear center console-inc: armrest, (2) cupholders

Aluminum scuff plates

One-piece cut pile carpeting

Pwr tilt/telescoping steering wheel w/memory & audio controls

Optitron gauges-inc: speedometer, tachometer, fuel, coolant temp

Digital gauges-inc: voltage, oil temp, odometer w/twin trip meters

LCD shift indicator

Multi-info display-inc: outside temp, cruise range, average fuel consumption, current fuel consumption, average speed

Direct tire pressure monitoring system

Retained accessory pwr

Pwr windows-inc: one-touch up/down, jam protection

Pwr door locks-inc: anti-lockout, autolock

SmartAccess keyless entry-inc: multi-function remote, two-stage unlock, trunk open, panic feature, volume-adjustable confirmation tone, rolling code, illuminated entry

HomeLink programmable garage door opener

Cruise control

Illuminated pwr remote trunk lid & fuel door release

Vehicle theft-deterrent system w/engine immobilizer

Alarm system

AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer-inc: (13) speakers, digital signal processing, automatic sound levelizer (ASL), audio input plug, electronic crossover network

Rear glass-imprinted antenna w/separate diversity antenna

Roof-mounted shark fin satellite antenna

Automatic climate control-inc: speed & air flow indicators, dust & pollen air filter

Rear window defogger w/timer

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Aluminized composite trim

Front cup holder

Coin holder

Cigarette lighter w/ashtray

Electrochromic mirror w/compass

(2) front/(2) rear articulating assist grips

Sound-absorbing visors w/mirrors

Lighting-inc: door courtesy, glove box, trunk, front/rear dome, individual LED map lights

Retractable coat hooks

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD) w/brake assist (BA)

Dual-stage driver & front passenger SRS airbags, front passenger on/off switch

Driver & front passenger knee SRS airbags

Front seat-mounted side SRS airbags

Front/rear side curtain SRS airbags

All-position 3-point seat belts w/force-limiting pretensioners

Height-adjustable front shoulder belt anchors

Emergency locking retractor (ELR) for all seating positions

Automatic locking retractor (ALR) for front & rear passenger seats

Child restraint seat (CRS) w/top tether anchor brackets, child safety rear door locks

Vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM)-inc: vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control (TRAC), normal mode, sport mode, cutoff switch

Collapsible steering column

Impact-dissipating headliner

Front/rear side-impact beams

Front/rear crumple zones

Daytime running lights (DRL)

First aid kit

 
LEATHER TRIM
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
MARK LEVINSON SOUND SYSTEM W/DVD NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$3,990

 
DVD NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,550

 
PRE-COLLISION SYSTEM
$2,850

 
INTUITIVE PARK ASSIST
$500

 
HEADLAMP WASHERS
$100

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