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My IS300
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By dfitzsim
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2002 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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This is a great car. Especially when you consider that the direct competition (BMW 330i) is several thousand more for a comparably equipped model. Highly recommended. I purchased the vehicle at JM Lexus in Margate, FL and wouldn't hesitate to buy there again. Their professionalism was second to none.


Favorite Features

Performance, acceleration, handling, the engine sound (with the windows open). Too many to list.


Suggested Improvements

Convertible and/or coupe.


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I love my Car
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By IS300owner
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2002 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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It was the handling that sold me on this car.


Favorite Features

The HANDLING, the interior and Lexus service!!!


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage, Gas Mileage, Gas Mileage, bigger cup holders, memory seats and Gas mileage!!


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Great, Fun and Exciting Car...
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By Willb
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2002 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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After taking this car for a test drive, I was sold. So far after a year and 2 months I have had no problems and I feel like a kid everytime I get into it to drive. The mixture of the auto transmission with the optional E-shift feature is down right awesome. I find the E-Shift is best used when you are on the interstate and want to drop a gear to fly by someone. The mixture of the sound system and DVD Navigation and all the other features really make this a fun and exciting car. The ladies like it as well. ;)


Favorite Features

DVD Navigation option!!! One of the best invesments I have ever made. Of course can't use the excuse of getting lost again. E-Shift, nice to have the ability to manually go through the gears... yet if you are stuck in bumper to bumper traffic the ease of an automatic.


Suggested Improvements

Make the E-Shift like a real manual shifter. Or instead of the buttons... actually put in the racing paddles on the steering column.


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From BMW 3 series to Lexus IS 300
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By Ralph
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2002 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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As a previous owner of a 2000 BMW 323i, it was a pleasure to finally turn it back at the end of the lease and purchase a 2002 IS 300. This Lexus is fun to drive, all of the controls are within easy reach, everything seems to be in the right place and the inside and outside styling is refreshingly contemporary as compared to the aging 3 series. The Lexus has been problem free from day one. The outgoing 323i was a great automobile but was ridden with broken window regulators, stuck moonroof shades, horrible window creaking when driving and poor quality leather seats which required frequent shop visits.


Favorite Features

fun factor, performance, reliability of a Lexus, great a/c system, awesome brakes, 6 disc in-dash changer, ecsaine seats, manual shifter, dash instruments, lots of standard features = "big bang for the buck"


Suggested Improvements

fuel efficiency, need an IS 430 with a V8, swap tacho and speedo


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a great deal for the price
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By mmkm
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2002 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I've driven the Mercedes M-class and S-class and the new 7-series BMW at home but these cars don't make me feel the IS any worst. It has a great look and excellent performance in an affordable price. The navigation system is much better than the mercedes' and BMW's. However, the only bad thing is the small trunk space and uncomfortable back seats.


Favorite Features

navigation system, cool wheels, exterior, in-dash cd player


Suggested Improvements

larger interior room, better seats, larger trunk space


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