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2001 Lexus IS 300

Base 3.0L 6-cyl. 5-speed Automatic - (74 reviews )

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My Lexi is GR8!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Lexi
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Vehicle

2001 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I never mind paying the monthly note on this car. I am currently living in Germany and get to take this car out on the Autobahn. It runs so smooth at speeds that are not legal in the states! I just wish Lexus would have put on longer lasting tires as a standard feature. I love this car!


Best Features

Interior design is one of a kind. The car gets lots of looks and positive comments.


Worst Features

- Needs an armrest (fixed in later models) - I wish the doors would lock automatically when you start driving. - The MPG gauge is useless. I would rather have an oil pressure gage.


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The perfect Mix
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By acumenhokie
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Vehicle

2001 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I bought my IS 300 in June and have been driving it as my daily driver for 7 months now. So far the car has lived up to or exceeded all of my expectations. It's not going to out perform some of the new sports cars (G35, 330, etc.) but the IS 300 has what a lot of those cars lack. The Lexus name. Not saying I drive a Lexus I'm better than you but the Lexus name that says this car was quality built, reasonably priced and fun to drive. The 2JZ-GE engine is under powered compared to a lot of today's sports sedans but it is easily modified to be an unstoppable street machine. I highly recommend this car. You will not be disappointed.


Best Features

This car provides the PERFECT mix of performance, reliability and luxury that I was looking for.


Worst Features

More power!


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Fun Toy
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By ISGirl@Heart
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Vehicle

2001 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I love driving my IS, it's a pure
satisfaction and fun to drive.Problem
free since day one, oil change, fill
the tank and drive.Feel like a kid at
all time while driving, can't seems to
slow down.


Best Features

The way it handles the road, speed is there when needed.Got so much attention wherever it's at.Love it!


Worst Features

Armrest would be really nice.


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Overall, best bang for the buck!
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
Build Quality
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By HIGHAUDIO
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Vehicle

2001 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This is my third lexus; had an ES300
then went to the GS400 -- AWESOME!!,
and now stepped down to the IS300
because I wanted a stiffer, smaller
car. It's been EXCELLENT and with it's
track record, i'd recommend nothing
else in the price range (except for an
older GS -- i love them.)


Best Features

Interior and Exterior designing -- it's a sports car with all the luxuries.


Worst Features

i'm going to buy an attachment for the center console to rest my arm.


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IS LOVER
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By ndr71
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Vehicle

2001 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Owned for a little over 3 years and
very satisfied. Had a BMW325 before and
is very comparable with performance and
handling. Should've waited for the
manual tranny. The only problem is the
CD player which had to be
fixed/replaced three times. I live in
the Midwest and I need Snow tires if
it's over 3/4" of snow.


Best Features

Controls are driver friendly. Ecsaine leather is way better than regular leather. E-shift coupled with the power button great when passing other vehicles. Very low interior noise. Integrated remote in key is cool.


Worst Features

Speaker system lacks bass. Better with split fold down rear seat. Fuel efficiency should be improved. Needs more rear leg room.


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