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2004 Lexus IS 300

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


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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 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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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!


Favorite 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.


Suggested Improvements

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


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Lexus IS300 5M 2003
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By John Peabody
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2004 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Have owned 16 months and thoroughly enjoy driving it. The pros greatly outweigh the cons. Purchased over Acure CL Type S because if it greater manoeverability (turning circle 35' instead of 40') and better deal from dealer. A combination of the Acura engine an smoother manual shifter in the Lexus body would have been ideal.


Favorite Features

cornering and handling, a great car to thread through traffic, good acceleration. Excellent


Suggested Improvements

Needs a six speed (improve fuel economy), clutch stroke to long and tall, get rid of metal ball in manual shifter it get very hot in the sun, shifts rather slowly and is notchy, more rear seat foot space


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It's a lexus? it's not a lexus family
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By ShoeBox
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2004 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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If you can afford IS300, I'm pretty sure you have many other car to buy. I already bought IS300 on 2001, I didn't have that choice back then. IS300 looked the best at that time, but now If you want to buy a new IS300, I don't think you should consider getting one. Why? The seat lumbar support sucks for 6 ft tall people. It's too low. It's too small. Handling is okay. Engine is good, but for that low hp with the bad gas milleage, that's a big no no. Small power with crazy gas milleage? You should consider about that. You can buy Acura TL, Infinity G35 coupe, Audi A4, Saab 9-3, etc. I regret buying IS300.


Favorite Features

It's a good car, it's just the value is not worth the money anymore nowadays. With the same price you can get a better faster bigger nicer car like Acura TL and G35 coupe.


Suggested Improvements

Room space, gas milleage, handling.


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One of the Best
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By mandoq15
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2004 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Overall the car performs very well and is consistent in all areas. There are some improvements needed but by far the car is above all standards.


Favorite Features

The power is very strong and the tires have great traction control


Suggested Improvements

They need to improve the handling when you turn a corners, the car should turn not you. The car should have digital buttons, not dials that you have to turn.


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