Edmunds Reviews the Lexus IS 350C

2010 Lexus IS 350c with the roof up

If Edmunds’ initial review of the IS 350C is any indication, Lexus’ new convertible looks like it could be a real winner:

When the top is down, sunlight floods the IS C’s cabin and you’re overcome with a sense of well-being, so different from the wretched life you lead locked away in the office during the week. When the top is up, you’re in a buttoned-up coupe, holding in your hands a finely crafted machine that can take you to a great steak dinner with effortless speed.

Like every Lexus, the IS C is about what it does, not what it looks like. So you’ll find its true character in all the carefully considered services it provides, a composure that’s not found elsewhere in convertibles.

There are the standard digs at Lexus’ exterior design, but the rest of the review is extremely positive. The driving experience in particular gets rave reviews, though the reviewer does mention a lack of power, even with the IS 350c.

Edmunds also provides a video review buried in the sidebar—which nicely recaps the review with some on-the-road footage of the IS-C.

[Source: Edmunds]