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2001 Lexus IS 300 Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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Base 3.0L 6-cyl. 5-speed Automatic - (71 reviews )
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IS 300 is 3 years old
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By 01isowner
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Vehicle

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


Review

Bought my IS 300 3 years ago. Looks brand new. Drives like it did on day 1. Zero problems. I made a very good decision to purchase it.


Best Features

Build Quality. Exterior Styling. Performance car that is as quiet and smooth on the road as most luxury vehicles.


Worst Features

While I have gotten 28-30 mpg a few times while driving on the highway, I would like to see a regular ability to achieve high end mpg on highway. (28- 30 as opposed to current rating of 24 on highway.)


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betty
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By starshyne81
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2001 Lexus IS 300 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

it is an awesome car and drives good and love the design dont change it.


Best Features

interior


Worst Features

make the inside a little bigger


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A great value
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By DBoucher
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Vehicle

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


Review

I was pleasantly surprised at the handling and yet comfortable quietness of this car. Quality built. Only complaint is the low profile tires which costs twice as much for half the miles, but a great look.


Best Features

Handling, quiet ride, great sound system.


Worst Features

Door hinge occasionally pops a noise.


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A True Match for BMWs
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By pd
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Vehicle

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


Review

The IS 300 gives top value for overall design and assembly quality and the resultant reliability. Engine performance is highly responsive throughout the RPM range, with instant response and smooth delivery. Handling is precise and balanced (neutral with oversteer at the outer edge). Braking is excellent. The car never feels pressured; it delivers a blend of perfectly synchronized responses. Better overall than two 3-series BMWs that I test drove which were simply too hard-edged.


Best Features

Superb handling; smooth engine with wide torque band. Perfect blend of performance and refinement.


Worst Features

First, tune the engine for a bit more horsepower by uncorking the exhaust slightly (the torque is fine). Second, revise the traction control to be less sensitive. Third, improve the stereo sound quality.


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Who needs a BMW!!
Performance
Comfort
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Fun To Drive
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By TONYflhrci
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Vehicle

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


Review

The car is too small for my 6'5" figure, but my wife loves the car, its a very sound car for its small size...smooth quiet, no defects at all since new..happy campers!!


Best Features

tight steering and cornering abilities, great braking..love that sound system


Worst Features

make the car just a little bit bigger..kinda like the G35..that would be nice also a more HP engine would be nice, the competition is tough!!


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