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.
Build Quality. Exterior Styling.
Performance car that is as quiet and
smooth on the road as most luxury
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
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.
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
Superb handling; smooth engine with
wide torque band. Perfect blend of
performance and refinement.
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
Third, improve the stereo sound