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IS 300
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By jgoodyear
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2002 Lexus IS 300 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I have owend this car for 10 months,
and has been a great car. The I6 is
very smooth. Nice power is based on
the Toyota Supra 2JZ-GE motor. The
5sp Manual has nice concise shifts.
Feels solid. The Manual is almost .5
of a second faster than the Auto, It
also has a stiffer suspension.


Best Features

Seats are very comfortable, I purchased this and drove it 12 hours home. I never felt tired or uncomfortable. The car is quite, very low wind noise. Styling is nice I feel it has good accents. Steering is quick and car feels agile.


Worst Features

More Power, about 275 would be nice. I have installed a TRD high flow air filter. This give a quicker throttle response. I have also replaced the exhaust with a HKS Drager II. Nice power gains, and sound. These upgrades make a noticeable difference in performance.


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Next Generation Lexus.
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By dirtymartini
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2002 Lexus IS 300 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

It has amazing handling and feels much
more nimble than other cars in its
class. The factory stereo is the best
I've heard and crushes any of the
German cars. The aluminum drilled
pedals, the chronometer display and
the suade side panels get more
attention then any wood trim. Also
the exterior catches the eye of
everyone around. It has a very long
wheelbase with respect to its length
which makes it look even faster than
it is. It isn't nearly as common as a
BMW or Audi. Lastly, Lexus makes
the most reliable cars in the world.
This is no exception.

Fuel efficiency - This is a sports
car. If you want an economy car buy a
Civic.


Best Features

Paddle shifters, stereo, 17" wheels, full leather seats, handling, inline 6, reliability.


Worst Features

Memory seats, possibly an IS430, less brake dust


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Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Lexus Fan
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Vehicle

2002 Lexus IS 300 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

This is my third Lexus. Es250, Ls400,
and now this. Overall the car has been
pretty good. Manual has smooth
shifting. Gear shift gets a little hot
in summer. Radio is adequate. I'm a
little envious of the G35 coupe's
styling and power. Other than squeeks
and rattles....good car. NEEDS MORE
POWER OR 6th gear! Maybe convertible?


Best Features

Interior design, Escaine seats


Worst Features

Gas Mileage!, squeeks and rattles, memory seats!, improve the front paint (lots of chips), MORE POWER!!!!!!


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Get The IS
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By SirFreeze
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2002 Lexus IS 300 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I test drove the A4, 330, Maxima,
S2000, TT and even waited 6 weeks to
test drive the G35. All the above had
thier plus/minuses. I thought the IS
offered the most complete package of
power, styling, handling and value.
Great car !!


Best Features

Nice styling. I felt the interior and handling is what put the IS ahead of the other cars.


Worst Features

More power !! Car is probably better with a manual (bought the E-Shift so my girlfriend could drive it). More power would be nice.


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Better Than People think
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By shadowy1
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2002 Lexus IS 300 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

This is my first Lexus and I'm hooked
traded a 95 Volvo 850 turbo. The IS300
rocks, great power, handles like it's
on rails. I looked at an Audi S4 and
Acura TSX before getting the Lex, and
I'm not sorry. People talk about the
rear seat being small, SO I don't want
a bunch of free loaders riding with me
anyway. Just me and my lady riding
with the tunes blasting. The dealer
didn't look down their noses at you
the way those Euro dealers do, bunch
of snobs. Anyway back to the point.
This car may not be for everyone but
it's not your Daddy's Oldsmobile.
Lexus may not have hit the bullseye
but they came damn close.


Best Features

Handling, feel of seats, how it holds your butt in place, fit of parts and finish of the wole package. The Cool Factor that you get driving.


Worst Features

Gas Mileage, and no memory seat no metal shift ball, on clod morning it's like holding ice. Little more power will never hurt.


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