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Lexus IS300 5M 2003
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By John Peabody
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2004 Lexus IS 300 Sedan 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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 Sedan E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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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Luxury Toy!
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By storres
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2004 Lexus IS 300 Sedan E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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The drive is smooth and comfortable. Fun to drive!


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FUN FUN FUN
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By lms
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2004 Lexus IS 300 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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My 2002 has 60k miles in less than two years. No mechanichal problems but cost per mile is high (17" tires). Snow tires a must. Overall, it is the best car I have ever owned, and without a doubt the most fun to drive. I have the 5 spd and wished it had a 6. Comfort zone is 75-90. Extreme noise at 50+ mph with back windows fully down. WOuld buy it again without hesitation.


Worst Features

6 speed tranny, sunglass holder, more consistant - hotter heated seats


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