2002 Lexus IS 300 Consumer Review: motor city is300 5speed
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2002 Lexus IS 300 - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (3.0L 6-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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motor city is300 5speed
By Chris300 on

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

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2,000 miles later I am happy I picked the IS300 over the BMW 330i. Even after the $2200 chrome wheel option, I saved almost $3k versus the BMW and the car has received more attention than it's popular counterpart. Potholes in the Motor City are plentiful, but the stiff ride is confident and composed. I'm 6' 4'' and have ample headroom even with the moonroof option. Strong braking and acceleration compare favorably to the BMW but the shift gate can be a bit tight at full throttle. Nonetheless, this car is a pleasure to own.

Best Features

Cockpit is serene even with full throttle. Braking and steering response is solid. Escaine leather is durable and comfortable especially in hot weather.

Worst Features

Armrest/central console lacks space and functionality. Rear seats much more cramped than the BMW. True lack of grip on dash flat space (below rear view mirror) results in missiles flying into back seat with full acceleration.
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