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2001 Lexus IS 300 Sedan

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

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Tight & Good
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Comfort
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Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By smcfly
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Vehicle

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


Review

Great driving experience. Feels like
you're a pilot locked in for flight -
seats, instrumentation, position all put
the driver in position to command the
car. Intuitive steering and
acceleration. Limited slip differential
is a must have option.


Best Features

Very quiet and well-finished interior. Exterior - esp wheels and front end - look slick and fast.


Worst Features

Gas mileage sig lower than rated. I got around 16.5 during the first year with a mix of hwy and city driving. It has improved slightly since then. Trunk space is tight and made worse with rollbars instead of shocks - cheeply engineered for a car at this price.


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decent car, but........
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By ugmike
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2001 Lexus IS 300 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Only 1 trip to the dealer for a plastic
piece falling off under the car. The
main problem I have had with this car,
is that the transmission acts confused
sometimes. Sometimes when you press
the gas, nothing happens for a second!
It's like the engine/transmission
programming is wacked or something. I
read a couple magazines that mention
this also. WAKE UP LEXUS! Also, this
car shared too many parts with the
Corolla, just look at the steering
wheel. Performance is not great, it's
definitely no M3 by any means. For the
price/performance, I'm going to look at
one of the new Acuras, they are
incredible. it go. But it has been a
good car.


Best Features

Looks


Worst Features

FIX the stupid transmission programs Lexus!


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is300 is amazing
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By 4churchill
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2001 Lexus IS 300 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

THE IS300 IS GREAT, COULD USE MAYBE A
TAD BIT MORE POWER, AND AN ARM REST FOR
SRONT PASSENGERS, OTHER THEN THAT THE
CAR IS AWSOME


Best Features

THE STYLING IS SECOND TO NONE, AND THE AUTO LEVELING HID HEADLAMPS ARE GREAT


Worst Features

I REALLY THINK THEY NEED A FRONT ARM REST, AND ABOUT 25 MORE HP


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IS 300 is 3 years old
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
Build Quality
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By 01isowner
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Vehicle

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


Review

Bought my IS 300 3 years ago. Looks
brand new. Drives like it did on day
1. Zero problems. I made a very good
decision to purchase it.


Best Features

Build Quality. Exterior Styling. Performance car that is as quiet and smooth on the road as most luxury vehicles.


Worst Features

While I have gotten 28-30 mpg a few times while driving on the highway, I would like to see a regular ability to achieve high end mpg on highway. (28- 30 as opposed to current rating of 24 on highway.)


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betty
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By starshyne81
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Vehicle

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


Review

it is an awesome car and drives good
and love the design dont change it.


Best Features

interior


Worst Features

make the inside a little bigger


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