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2003 Lexus IS 300 - Consumer Reviews

2003 Lexus IS 300

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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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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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IS 300 is a solid car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By Waggy
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Vehicle

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


Review

I have owned the IS 300 for only a week
and have never before owned a Lexus.
Already my family has agreed we will
never be without another Lexus in our
garage. The IS 300 is a SOLID car. It
has magnificant handling. If you check
out the slalom times this thing is as
quick as stock vette. The interior is
incredibly beautiful and I feel like
Lexus is very focused on the driver.


Best Features

The gauges are some of the coolest I have ever seen. I have the base model with one upgrade, leather and it has everything I could ever want in a car.


Worst Features

Lexus needs to work with its Toyota counterpart and find a way to drop in a single turbo or two small turbos. With enough power it could take on a BMW M3.


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2nd IS300
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Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
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Reliability
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!


Best Features

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


Worst Features

6MT, AWD


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best car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By good guy
on

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.


Best Features

fun to drive, excellent balance and handling, audio system


Worst Features

more space in trunk and rear seat


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