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2003 Lexus IS 300

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Well designed car
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By mountainman
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Vehicle

2003 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I test drove several other vehicles (Acura's, Infiniti, etc...) The Lexus is by far the best. Handles like a dream, well made and the instrumentation is intelligently designed. It has a beautifully smooth ride, but feels "tight" when you want to drive aggressively. By far the best car for a young adult with more mature needs (family etc...) but having that sports car drive. Kudos.


Favorite Features

Great handling, responsiveness is instantaneous, almost like it reads your mind. Very smartly designed instruments. Good power. No engineering defects or electrical problems like some european cars.


Suggested Improvements

Add a turbocharger. Somehow also improve fuel economy (tank is 15 gal, gets about 300miles to a tank - could we ask for 350 or so?) :-)


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Well designed car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Mountainman
on

Vehicle

2003 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I test drove several other vehicles (Acura's, Infiniti, etc...) The Lexus is by far the best. Handles like a dream, well made and the instrumentation is intelligently designed. It has a beautifully smooth ride, but feels "tight" when you want to drive aggressively. By far the best car for a young adult with more mature needs (family etc...) but having that sports car drive. Kudos.


Favorite Features

Great handling, responsiveness is instantaneous, almost like it reads your mind. Very smartly designed instruments. Good power. No engineering defects or electrical problems like some european cars.


Suggested Improvements

Add a turbocharger. Somehow also improve fuel economy (tank is 15 gal, gets about 300miles to a tank - could we ask for 350 or so?) :-)


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2nd IS300
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By vlad_a
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Vehicle

2003 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Car enthusiast... I just purchased my second IS300. Manual this time, only auto was available in 2001. This is an amazing vehicle. Handling is great and predictable, styling is perfect. For those complaining about bad handling in snow - get snow tires!


Favorite Features

2JZGT engine, chronograph speedometer, 5MT, Altezza design :) Available aftermarket F/I.


Suggested Improvements

6MT, AWD


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best car
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Fun To Drive
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By good guy
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Vehicle

2003 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I got a good car. It's a fun to drive. excellent handling, nice design (rear), and perpect audio system are best of this vehicle. Also you drive fast in freeway, you feel attraction of is 300.


Favorite Features

fun to drive, excellent balance and handling, audio system


Suggested Improvements

more space in trunk and rear seat


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Excellent Car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By RHjohnny
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2003 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

No comparison. Great car, great value, outstanding performance. A++++


Favorite Features

Shh....not a sound. I literally don't hear any noise at all.


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