2004 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
Moving on from 6spd manual sports car.
Ride comfort is as good as it'll get
while maintaining this wonderful
handling. During sharp cornering,
moderate bodyroll. Acceleration very
responsive, will not down shift
needlessly due to high torque and
close ratio gearing (even Auto).
Highway very stable, good throttle
response. tourque is very high due to
inline-6, HP is just enough to give
spirited ride. The lack of performance
is balanced by luxury and handling.
You won't regret value VS price paid.
Purchased for invoice price, other
test drives include Subaru wrx Sti,
BMW330, Maxda RX-8, Infinity G-35,
Throttle response. Close ratio gearing
Auto (better acceleration). Interior
quality. Exterior design. RWD.
Tourqiness from inline-6. Handling.
Amenities. 240Watt stock system.
Highly muffled yet sporty exhaust.
Engine potential for turbo/SC upwards
to 300-500HP on stock internals.
Better fuel economy (ave 330mi to low
gas light). Upped to 250HP while
keeping inline-6 layout. Larger trunk
OPENING. Memory seat function for side
mirrors not just the seats. Replace
steering wheel shifter w/ radio and