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2001 Lexus IS 300 Sedan

 
 

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Lexus IS 300 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 215 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2001 Lexus IS 300

  • A fine sport sedan in need of more luxury.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Near ideal weight distribution, slick interior decor, competitive pricing.

  • Cons

    No manual transmission, small rear seat, lacking a telescoping steering column.

  • What's New for 2001

    Lexus continues to change gears, moving away from single-minded relentless pursuits of perfection to chase performance. The new IS 300,…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (70 total reviews)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Best car ever!

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Vehicle: 2001 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

Purchased the car with 19,000 miles in 2002 i commute over 100 miles a day to work and back and the car now has 243000 miles on it and has never given me any problems all i have done has chaged the oil and filters still has original timing belt and plugs have them checked often and mechanic states they still look fine this inline six motor is unstoppable my wife drives an 07 is250 and it has been in for repair atleast 5 times and only has 70000 miles the V6 motor in the 250 is no comparison to the inline 6 in the 300, also my car doesnt use one drop of oil and still has the same torquey power as the day i bought i would by another in a heartbeat this is truly a rare gem.




Like a fine swiss watch

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Vehicle: 2001 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

I bought the car brand new. It was one of the first available in Southern California. The car now has about 202,000 miles on it, with regular service by the local dealership. The car has never had a single costly repair. There are no squeaks or rattles. Even with such high mileage, I wouldn't hesitate to jump in the car and drive cross country right now. This is truly a worry free car. I've owned cars from Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Saab, Ford, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Toyota, VW and Honda. This Lexus has been the best car I've EVER owned, bar none. Like a fine Swiss watch, it runs forever. And Lexus provides the best car buying experience anywhere in this galaxy.




Best car ever!

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Vehicle: 2001 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

I bought my IS300 in July of 2005 and have had it for 3 years this month. It is great I love everything about the car, nothing has broken down on me. It had 69k on it when I bought it and now its 112k and still runs effortlessly. I have done a lot of modifications on it and they have all been great upgrades. I plan on trading this one in for a 2004 or 2005 with less miles so I can keep driving it for a long time. But everything about this car is great and a great value!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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Full 2001 Lexus IS 300 Review

What's New for 2001

Lexus continues to change gears, moving away from single-minded relentless pursuits of perfection to chase performance. The new IS 300, complete with rear-wheel drive and a 215-horse inline six, chases the BMW 3 Series in the entry luxury sport marketplace, and will continue to do so until a proper manual transmission is available.

Talk About The 2001 IS 300

2001 Lexus IS 300 Discussions See all Started By

pocahontas
pocahontas
08-26-2000
Edmund's road test of the 2001 IS 300 is now available. It's currently being featured on Edmund's home page. Here's the direct link:...


lexus_x_2
lexus_x_2
08-01-2005
I have an 2001 IS 300 now and will be purchasing an IS350. I'm first on the waiting list at the local Lexus dealer....


iancar
iancar
03-04-2005
This is my concern: a brand new SC is prepared to jump start the Japan lexus group. Since IS 300 is renew for 2006, it may not be a suprise to see an all new SC for 2006 because IS-series was disputed...