I bought the IS used four months ago
and must say I am completely
satisfied. I moved up from a Miata and
feared I might be sacrificing some of
the superior hadling of the roadster in
exchange for some additional
interior/cargo space. I was wrong!
The IS 300 handles wonderfully with the
17" wheels. The torque of the inline 6
is unbelievable. Dealer service has
been excellent. The downside to the
2001, is the lack of a front armrest
and no folding backseat.
Smooth, quiet, torquey I-6. Luxurious
interior, nice factory stereo, and
comfortable seats. Great handling and
The armrest issue has been adressed
(buy an '02 if you aren't up to
retrofitting one). Fuel economy is
poor especially in city driving.