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2001 Lexus Is-300 - Consumer Reviews

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Base 3.0L 6-cyl. 5-speed Automatic - (70 reviews )
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By SHK
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2001 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought the IS 300 to replace 2001 Mustang GT which had so many problems, interior and exterior. Initial crush with interior and exterior design still stays with me. It draws everyone's attention wherever I go. The car has one of a kind design, superior fit/finish and quality in all aspects.


Favorite Features

It literally flies on the freeway. Whenever on the freeway, I feel like I'm gliding..


Suggested Improvements

To compete with G35 coupe, horsepower has to be at least 260 for faster take- off and muscle.


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decent car, but........
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By ugmike
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2001 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Only 1 trip to the dealer for a plastic piece falling off under the car. The main problem I have had with this car, is that the transmission acts confused sometimes. Sometimes when you press the gas, nothing happens for a second! It's like the engine/transmission programming is wacked or something. I read a couple magazines that mention this also. WAKE UP LEXUS! Also, this car shared too many parts with the Corolla, just look at the steering wheel. Performance is not great, it's definitely no M3 by any means. For the price/performance, I'm going to look at one of the new Acuras, they are incredible. it go. But it has been a good car.


Favorite Features

Looks


Suggested Improvements

FIX the stupid transmission programs Lexus!


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i like it, but
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By yashka
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2001 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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This's my third lexus (GS,SC,IS). Allways had very good expirience with cars and service dept. up to this point. One problem that no one seems to be talking about and help me with. It's the 17" tires by Good Year that came with IS. 24K miles and 10(ten) tires*$280 a pop later I'm p..sed off as one can be!!!! BUUUUBLLLLLLES and blow outs twice (all hwy driving).Lexus refused to deal with it from day 4. Taking a big hit on $$$ and trading in. Lexus refused to deal with it from day 4.


Favorite Features

Interior design. In-dash 6 disc CD. Lights.


Suggested Improvements

Road noise. Center arm rest. More power out of in-line 6 with 3.0L. Do somthing about the TIRES. They BLOW!!!!


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eh.
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By tonytan12
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2001 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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its not anything like any bmw ever. The acceleration isn't that great for the 3000ccs of displacement. And for getting that bad of gas mileage, it should be faster. It does handle good, and the design is nice, but if you have the money, go with the bmw.


Favorite Features

interior, exterior design.


Suggested Improvements

faster engine, lighter chassis. The clutch isn't that great either


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Honest opinion 2 year owner
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By kpostman
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2001 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

High quality car, great styling with a slightly above average performance (engine). It is very smooth, quiet, and handles great. I would like to see Lexus increase HP to match other cars in the class.


Favorite Features

Exterior sytling, Auto shift, great handling


Suggested Improvements

More Horsepower! Needs to be around 260-280 to keep up with other cars in the class.


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