I've been driving 50 years and have driven a Lexus automobile since 1993. This IS 300 is undoubtably the most enjoyable car I've ever owned to drive, exceeding even the Lexus 400. As a rather "vertically challenged" woman, I've never, until the IS 300, been able to see over a hood of any car I've driven (scary thought). This automobile allows me to sit high enough to have a clear view of the front of the car. It makes driving fun and much more comfortable for me. In today's market, this automobile is a bargain!
Driving ease, ability to negotiate in heavy traffic with ease, holds the road, sleek, sporty look, orange dash lighting at night (making night driving much more comfortable for me,)good power surge when I need it. The sound system is awsome and usually evokes very positive comments from passengers
The back seat is difficult for taller passengers and the trunk space is limited, but these two issues are minor compared to the many positive features of this automobile.