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2001 Lexus IS 300

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

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Good first sports sedan
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By shifted
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2001 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Ended up leasing the IS and have had
it 3 years and 33000 miles. Still on
original tires and brakes. I have had
it up to 148 MPH. Exterior and
interior are stylish, the instrument
cluster makes the interior. The low
profiles cause the car to pull to the
right every now and then. When
stepping on the gas it will sometimes
hesitate, has less low end power than
expected. Once you hit about 110mph it
kicks into O\D, simply incredible at
high speeds. Handles beutifully, will
pull 90 deg turns at 30+ mph with
little back end swing around. Nice
car, but planning on stepping up to
the bmw 540i or a gs400.


Best Features

instrument cluster, high top end speed, smooth as silk at hi speeds, very responsive


Worst Features

cup holders suck, low end could be peppier with no lag, car pulls to the right and I know it's not cause the tires are low profile like the dealer said, some interior components are plastic and subject to coming off.


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Lexus IS 300 --Impressed!
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By jajeep
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2001 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I bought this car in 2001 brand new
and it has been an awesome car. It is
fast and sporty while still having the
luxury. It is a car that gets looks
all over town and people remarking how
nice it looks.
The fuel economy is good for it being
a sports car, but it does drink more
than I expected. The engine is great,
one that Toyota has been using for the
past 20 years in other models like the
Supra.
I would highly recommend this car, it
is a car that has class and will still
run great in ten years due to the high
quality Lexus has put into it.


Best Features

The stylish look, fast speed, and outstanding reliability.


Worst Features

None.


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Done right, but missing things
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By Biggy B
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2001 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Have had for almost 3 years, and wanted
to give a lease end review. The 2001
model didn't have armrest!! Biggest
complaint, by far!!!!!!! Fuel economy
is horrid. Experienced alot of paint
chips? Not sure...maybe bad luck, but
only have 25k miles, over 3 years...not
too much highway driving...I think the
paint is suspect. Overall, car is very
fun to drive, gas mileage isn't great,
but turns heads like you wouldn't
believe. P.s. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE
IN THE SNOW, with the 17inch
wheels....and please don't opt for the
16inch wheels!! Buy an Accord or civic
if that is what you want.


Best Features

Exterior styling, e-shifting.


Worst Features

armrest!, about 35 more hp's.


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nice whip
Performance
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By gsxR
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2001 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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very nice car factory wheels are awsome
stylish looks good in black handles well


Best Features

the hid headlights are great gauges look sick


Worst Features

fix the transmision lag when u step on the gas add about 40 more hp


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Sweet Car!
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By KingLexBucket
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2001 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This is TOTALLY a sweet car.. 'cept for
the MPG.. But it deffinately a head
turner.. I've owned my since 2002. I
have notice that it runs real hard when
the engine is cold.. Plus the noice is
loud fromt he outside..


Best Features

exterior design..


Worst Features

better MPG...


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