I've had my 2002 IS300 for over a year
now. I still love it. Sure, it's not
the fastest of the bunch (still pretty
quick) and has clear taillights (like
every souped up civic out there).
However, it makes up for it in so many
ways. The car fits me like a glove.
It's also nice to be one of only a few
IS owners in my area vs the hoards of
BMW owners. Overall, I have no regrets
with my purchase. The only thing I
might change would be to get a 5spd.
But the e-shift provides a good
compromise between performance and
sitting in traffic.
Exterior styling (with exception of the
taillights), handling, "fun to drive"
Better gas mileage! I would expect at
least 25mpg for a small sports sedan.
My 4Runner got roughly the same mpg!
Get rid of the clear tailights. Now
everyone has them and they're anything
Up the horsepower to contend with
others in this segment.