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2004 Lexus IS 300 Sedan - Consumer Reviews

2004 Lexus IS 300 Sedan

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Much to love for price paid..
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By Previous 6-spd drivr
on

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2004 Lexus IS 300 Sedan E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

5spd auto "Sport Design", it is very
tourqy for what it's worth.
Excellant gearing, performance will
not be lost due to poor gearing as
seen in most autos.

Smooth shifts, and tourqiness. 0-60
in over 7 seconds, you won't soil
yourself but spirited enough.

Handling is as good as it's going to
get while maintaining a comfortable
ride. Handles corners well, with
slight body roll.

Ride quality a shade behind the
bimmers. Overall, im very pleased,
even in 04 this car still recieves
compliments. Options available for
straight bolt on turbos, 300-500HP
from stock internals, when warrenty
expires.


Best Features

Almost everything.


Worst Features

GAS consumption. ave 330miles before low gas signal. trunk "opening" too small.


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Nice car
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By slotmaker
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2004 Lexus IS 300 Sedan E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Great car with smooth inline 6, as
smooth as a Honda or a BMW. Edgeier
looks for a younger audience.


Best Features

Chronograph gauges, Chrome on shift knob, clear (smoked?) lens tail lights, nice xenon/foglight combo. Ultra smooth/quiet car


Worst Features

More Frenetic engine, like Honda/Acura Type S models or BMW M series.


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IS300 Blends youth and luxary into one.
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By Yanger
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2004 Lexus IS 300 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I recently bought an IS300 5-speed
Transmission:
Being a previous owner of a Honda
S2000, I was not overly impressed with
the shifting in this car. The shifts
could be shorter and just a bit
smoother (less notchy). Mind you, I am
comparing the 5-speed shifting with
that of the Honda S2000's. Overall,
the 5-speed manual drives very similar,
if not better, than my friends 330ci.

Interior/Exterior:
Very nice, except for the plastic
dash. Lexus needs to upgrade to some
sort of rubber like the Audi's and
Beamers. Exterior is Excellent! The
smoked tail lights really help
differentiate between boy racers and
young professionals.


Best Features

Power:The IS300 definately needs more power and torque. 240 ponnies on this would be sufficient and 275-350 for an outrageous "M3" and "S4" fighter...and hopefully at nicer price..say 40-45K.


Worst Features

Overall: Excellent car. The best part? It probably will spend less time at the dealer's service garage and more time in your garage. Lexus service has also been great.


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Don't Do It!
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By Linda G.
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2004 Lexus IS 300 Sedan E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I like driving this car. That being
said: 1) tires. The car comes
w/performance tires which means they
are soft -- i had to replace them at
20,000 miles. there is only one
replacement tire right now -- it cost
over $1,000 for 4 tires. 2)
reliability. a few weeks ago the car
died in as i was accelerating in an
intersection. it was towed to lexus
who tried to fix it for 2 days to no
avail. on the 3rd day the car
miraculously started ... no explanation
whatsoever. lexus customer service was
not helpful and pitiful. i am
thoroughly disappointed with this car.


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Love This Car!
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By RFH
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2004 Lexus IS 300 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Not sure what to expect when bouoght
it. Continually impressed with its
perfomance, qualtiy and "fun to drive"
aspects. Refreshing after have three
SUV's over nine years. Handliing and
responsiveness add to the safety
features which are impressive.

Great "small" car!


Best Features

Overall, like the car, well designed and engineered. Great paint job and dealership as well. Fabulouor and state of the art service and customer attention.


Worst Features

Keep the styling on the "progressive" side! Storage is limited....but it is a "small" car. Could be improved


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