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What's not to like with the IS-300
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By Runner26
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2003 Lexus IS 300 Sedan E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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It's a fine typical well built Japanese car and it's what you'd expect from Lexus. I've driven BMW's and was not impressed with the quality or reliablity...for the $$. The IS-300 is soft, smooth, and quiet. The audio package is really fine too!


Best Features

Sound system rocks. Instrumentation is excellent. Tranny is smooth and efficent. Like the feel of this car.


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Could be a bit faster, but I love mine
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By TerenceL
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2003 Lexus IS 300 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Cheaper than the 330i, more fun to drive than most smaller sedans, but can also be used to drive clients or parents around (unlike say the Impreza WRX). I love mine. I was also considering the G35, but the reliability differences between Toyota and Nissan put my money on the Lexus.


Best Features

The Handling. Oh yes, the handling. The understated, yet still aggressive styling. And it's fun to drive.


Worst Features

Acceleration, especially low end power. And maybe a bit more back seat room. and a bigger trunk.


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


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grows on you after you drive it!


Best Features

unlimited aftermarket upgrades...


Worst Features

more horsepower and power windows on all 4...


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


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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


Best Features

Responsive handling. Don't see yourself coming and going.


Worst Features

More power-30-50 HP. Redesign flywheel to eliminate noise. Smooth out climate control logic. Teach dealership what customer SERVICE should be.


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I LOVE MY IS3
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By SXE-10
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2003 Lexus IS 300 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Not only the IS300 is fun to drive but Lexus Customer Service is one of the best!


Best Features

LSD and Traction Control "on" and "off" button. You can turn off your traction control and be "Superman" do some rear wheel driving tricks or turn it on to be "Clark Kent" and cruise... =)


Worst Features

Make the 5 speed manual transmission a lot smoother.


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