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2004 Lexus IS 300 Sedan - Consumer Reviews

2004 Lexus IS 300 Sedan

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ANNOYING TRANSMISSION HESITATION
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By e. marks
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2004 Lexus IS 300 Sedan E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The handling is extremely capable for
sporty driving and the brakes are
unrivaled. The power is adequate and
smooth, though it tends to lug a little
at lower RPM's. The E-shift allows
only limited control over shifting
(gears 2-5) and far too often down-
shifts on its own. A HESITATION
PROBLEM occurs in many IS300's as a
result of the vehicle's ICU (onboard
computer) malfuntioning -- a major
issue considering it is not detectable
during the intial test drive, gets
progressively worse, and according to
Lexus, is not correctable.


Best Features

Nice exterior, great handling and excellent brakes.


Worst Features

A transmission hesitation at low speeds that is annoying and potentially dangerous.


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Love this car!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Lindsay Lexus
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2004 Lexus IS 300 Sedan E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I am an absolute Lexus convert - there
is nothing more fun than driving this
car. Living in teh city, I didn't was a
mid-size car; I preferred to have
something more compact, but I wanted a
sporty sedan with a luxury feel and
that's exactly what I got. It's stylish
and peppy, but has luxury components.


Best Features

I love the silver gauges inside, but you can't beat the level of service provided by Lexus. I dropped my car off for its first oil change and when I picked it up, it had been washed and vacuumed!


Worst Features

The only drawback is the lack of storage consoles. I've adapted, but it took some getting used to. Also, the cup holders aren't expandable, so you can't fit odd-sized mugs or bottles.


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Worth every penny
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Heather Dixon
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2004 Lexus IS 300 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

This car is a dream. I generally buy
new every 2 years and I plan to have
this one and probably a newer maybe
different model in the future. The
timeless design and the incredible
reliability is amazing. I encourage
anyone to invest in a Lexus, they are
truly worth every single penny.


Best Features

style, quietness,reliable


Worst Features

none


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As tight as the day it was new
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By mjdart
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2004 Lexus IS 300 Sedan E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Excellent car, stylish, desirable by
all age groups and genders.


Best Features

Sunroof Halogen lighting E shift


Worst Features

Optional 17 inch tire profile say 55 series for ehanced ride quality


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04 Sport Design Auto5 Sedan
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By Black Sport Design
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2004 Lexus IS 300 Sedan E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

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,
Acura TL.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

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 climate control.


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