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By Lexus Fan
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2002 Lexus IS 300 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
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By SirFreeze
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2002 Lexus IS 300 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 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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Sportcross Hunting Brake
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By Terralunatic
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2002 Lexus IS 300 SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I like the overall appearance, the
scale of the car and the tail gate
within which to throw all your stuff.
The Sportcross is quite rare and still
gets a lot of looks, especially with
the summer 17s on. The E-Shift is
ridiculous and I just ignore it now,
however I would have loved to get a 5
speed manual but Toyota/Lexus doesn't
offer it in the Sportcross. One
irritation though is all the squeeks.
I have eliminated most with shimming or
lubrication, but the belt anchor still
squeeks. Not quite Toyota quality.


Best Features

Looks, size, tailgate, silky smooth, but robust motor.


Worst Features

6 speed manual Sportcross and better quality control.


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Not quite a Lexus
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By jpreski
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2002 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Overall the car is great with some
issues I can't believe Lexus missed like
usable storage and room, amenities like
memory seat, more adjustable steering,
and tire replacement difficulty. I have
a BMW and they can get these items
right. Great handling doesn't forgive
these items since most people don't push
the handling to the limit.


Best Features

Interior design, rims, stereo, smooth engine.


Worst Features

Cheap finish around interior controls, cig lighter too small to use for cel plug, tires bubble from slightest bump and wear out too quick. Replacement tire impossible to find. Front paint damages too easy.


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