Great handling. Needs more power.
Disappointed by clunking noise when
shifting 5 speed (District Operations
Manager finally admitted a design flaw
in dual plate flywheel) Quirky auto
climate control searches for right
cabin temp. Dealer service arrogant and
indifferent. Not what I expect from
Lexus! Now have a dashboard rattle
Responsive handling. Don't see yourself
coming and going.
More power-30-50 HP. Redesign flywheel
to eliminate noise. Smooth out climate
control logic. Teach dealership what
customer SERVICE should be.
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.
Great stereo, very good handling, and
the Sportcross' looks are unique. I
did not see another on the road during
the 4000 mile trip (only sedan
versions). I got many 'thumbs up' from
passing motorists and have had a lot of
positive comments from people checking
out the car.
Driver's seat front adjustment similar
to BMW 330 because the seats seem a
little short and become uncomfortable
on long drives. A few more horses
would be nice and/or a 6-speed
2003 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
I've owned my IS for a week now and I
love it. It handles great still has a
good ride considering the low profile
rubber on the 17" wheels. Has decent
aceleration and never feels bogged
down. The seats are comfortable. I
wish I had an office chair like it.
this is a fun to drive car. Oh yeah
and you get Lexus service and
reliability of a toyota. Everything
about this car screams fun and luxury.
Smooth Auto, Exterior design. handling,
great audio system, fuel economy, Fun
could use lubar support for seats,
maybe 20-30 more horses
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.