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2005 Lexus Is-300 - Consumer Reviews

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SportCross 3.0L 6-cyl. 5-speed Automatic - (5 reviews )
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solid investment
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By boogerman
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2005 Lexus IS 300 Wagon SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The best thing is the low maintenance - this is a modest luxury wagon, but is a great alternative to the bmw saab audi or vw wagons. It is quiet, smooth and incredibly responsive. The tight steering and ample 215 horsepower make for an exciting drive.


Favorite Features

This is a unique car and I have seen very few on the road. I think it is understated.


Suggested Improvements

AWD - greater room


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Lexus Sports Wagon
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By George
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2005 Lexus IS 300 Wagon SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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This car is a kick to drive. It is so smooth and manuevers very well. Easy on gas too. It is sporty yet can handle plants etc coming from Home Depot. I love this car.


Favorite Features

Design- in and out.


Suggested Improvements

Radio controls on the steering wheel.


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Thumbs Up to IS 300
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By Richard Frazer
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2005 Lexus IS 300 Wagon SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

My use of this car is for daily commuting. It is fun to drive , has sporty handling and performance(5 speed manual transmission), has classy features and is built with quality materials and workmanship. For my purposes it is just the right size but this would not be practical for those with larger needs. Its positive attributes overshadow the plain styling. The mileage is acceptable (25- 27 mpg mountain driving conditions) but could be improved, maybe to around 30- 35 while maintaining the performance.


Favorite Features

Quality design and workmanship, solid/tight feel, Lexus luxury in a sport sedan.


Suggested Improvements

Offer the IS 300 in a two door with AWD and retain the manual transmission. Improve low RPM torque.


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Fun on Wheels
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By Artsvet
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2005 Lexus IS 300 Wagon SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

A real kick to drive. Traded in my BMW 3 series for it, and I'm not sorry. Handles like a dream, a has a real sport car feel. Only complaint is the small trunk.


Favorite Features

Interior design, and the auto transmission


Suggested Improvements

more trunk space


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Great allaround family vehicle
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By icirttu
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2005 Lexus IS 300 Wagon SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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No problems. Comfortable, safe (brakes are instant and powerful), very zippy, responsive to drive. Excellent no- hassle dealership. Surprising hauling capacity (my daughter's LX300 carried no more than the SportCross when she moved house last week). Quiet. Fuel consumption averages just under 30 mpg.


Favorite Features

Fast, responsive controls (including phenomenal brakes), I can park anywhere, just the right seating for my short-stocky frame, comfort for large and small passengers, and large hauling capacity. Front passenger seat folds forward to provide a desk for my laptop. Great body style. Low noise level.


Suggested Improvements

Other than more front passenger area storage, don't change a thing.


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