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.
cornering and handling, a great car to
thread through traffic, good
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
2004 Lexus IS 300 Sedan E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
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.
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.
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