2005 Lexus IS 300 Consumer Review: Who's supposed to buy these th
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2005 Lexus IS 300 - Consumer Review

2005 Lexus IS 300

Average Consumer Rating

45 Total Reviews

E-Shift Sedan (3.0L 6-cyl. 5-speed Automatic)

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Who's supposed to buy these things?
By Lmigliore on

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2005 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

The IS 300 seems conceptually confused. It's an imitation 3-series BMW but Lexus had to muffle its road feel and give it unreadable instruments. The instrument cluster on this car is the ugliest and least functional I have ever seen. The traction control cuts the power on city street corners. It burns much more premium gas than a car its size should. It beeps if I get out of the car wrong. I guess if I wanted a Toyota I should have gotten a Corolla.

Best Features

Rear windows roll down completely. Radio is pretty good. Handling is good with traction control off. Seats are comfortable.

Worst Features

Since this style has been discontinued, it's irrelevant but it would have been a good car if you could read the tach and speedometer and the steering wasn't so numb.
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