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
Smooth, nice sounding inline 6 engine
Excellent auto trans in "normal" mode
Comfortable accomodations for two
Perfect reliability so far
Make manual trans available, and
make "manual" mode on automatic do what
you tell it to, i.e. no automatic
downshifts and no automatic upshifts
except to avoid over-reving engine.
Reduce road and wind noise a little.
There is more of both than seems proper
for a Lexus.