My brother took us out in his IS300, it felt very nice. We had had a windfall and decided to change our car. He had told us of the really good dealers at CHESTER and on a Saturday they clean his car so we went to have a look. We prefer automatics, as my wife is short and manuals are often nearly behind her once she puts the seat forward as far as possible. However when she sat in the 300 she felt it was too big and as she does most of the driving in it that ruled out the 300. (I drive a classic mini as my daily driver.) So the choice for us was the 200, the 250 was too new and out of our price bracket. It was not easy to buy an automatic IS200 when we found one it was always sold; felt that this was a good sign so carried on looking. Eventually Lexus Lincoln shipped a car from Lexus Wolverhampton for us to look at. My wife is really enjoying it and I at 67 do not need fast acceleration or high top speeds, I find the automatic so calm compared to previous cars - volvo, puegot, volkswagen. Even when we were young we were careful drivers with our right foot, we had a Lancia HPE and got 27mpg which nobody believed. So the consumption issue people have with the 200 does not grate with me.