by nyjeff on Jan 20, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Lexus IS 300 SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
Bought the car new in 03, 1st car I've ever put on 100K + miles.
The car has been great - limited repairs (brakes); fun to drive, sporty; very practical, folded down split rear and front seat to carry home 8' lumber.
Mostly commuting, but also long trips.
Ride a bit harsh on seamed or rough roads.
by Unique in Omaha on Sep 24, 2006 Vehicle: 2003 Lexus IS 300 SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
Since purchasing this car 18 mos. ago with 7000 mi on it, it has been one of the most fun, reliable cars I have ever owned. My grandchildren love riding in it and I can haul my plants and flowers with seats folded down. I get so many compliments on the looks, even from total strangers.
by KJsIS on Jun 16, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Lexus IS 300 SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
I took a road trip from Texas to NY and
back about 3 weeks after buying this
Sportcross. I found that I had to use
cruise control on long drives,
otherwise the seat would become very
uncomfortable for my gas pedal leg.
I've taken this trip before in a GTI
VR6 and didn't experience any
discomfort. Of course, this problem
wouldn't be noticed during day to day
driving, only on 600+ mile cruises.
Besides that, the paint chipped much
more than I expected for a premium car
(GTI fared better). Other than those
issues, I've truly enjoyed the 2 months
with this car.
by kokomokid on Jun 2, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Lexus IS 300 SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
What I wanted in a car when I bought
the IS 300 Sport Cross was a car that
would drive like a sports car, but
transport R/C model planes easily. It
fills the bill, except that a manual
tranmission is not available in the
by DMC90025 on Mar 24, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Lexus IS 300 SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
I drive alot! 2-3K per mo. Heavy LA
traffice or flat out on a freeway. Car
handles both very well. Got 21K on the
clock. New Yokohamas to replace the
crap Potenza tires that are over rated,
at 20K. In summary, the biggest beef I
have is the ability to adjust the
driver's seat to my needs. Nada!
Beef #2, as the trans shifts in to 2nd
under kickdown , acceleration goes
Paint finish is not to the standard of
the other Lexus cars, ie lots of rock
damage, paint readily nicks down to the
metal. Suggest new buyers put a small
bra on the nose when they first get it.
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