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Great car
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By Wolve91
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2002 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Great car, I traded in my 2000 Corvette
for this little machine. In outhandles
the vette, less acceleration but more
fun to drive, heads turn just as much
as in the vette


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Excellent car
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By UncleNick
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2002 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Excellent car, typical Toyota build
quality, A-1!!! Fun to drive, very
comfortable. Bulletproof drivetrain from
the 2JZ-GE motor(from Supara's past)
super reliable.


Best Features

handling superb


Worst Features

A little more power would make this an awsome car, I have added a SRT cold air intake and a HKS Dragger cat back exhaust and car is almost perfect!


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Our 2002 Lexus Sportcross
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By WFLaidlaw
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2002 Lexus IS 300 SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Ours is full of add-ons to include
navigation, leather, heated seats, etc,
but the most appreciated add-ons are
the Limited-Slip Differential coupled
with Vehicle Skid Control. Cornering
is uncanny and with superior braking
makes a very competitive vehicle.
Service is poor locally, so we drive 2
1/2 hours one way to the Charleston
dealership. It is of the same quality
as the car.


Best Features

DVD Nav, VSC, LSD and E-shift manual shifting.


Worst Features

Don't let the cruise control disengage every time you slow down. A royal pain to reset it time and time again. Our 1971 Pontiac wagon always held the cruise setting, as has every car we have owned since. You would think that after 30+ years Lexus would get the word.


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Awesome car for the price...
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By LXS
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2002 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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The car handles extremly well. I opted
for 16" tires since I live in an area
that gets snow anually. The ride on
16"s is very nice, 17" tires may give
you a slightly bumpier ride but the
car will really stick to the ground.
It is a very quick car. About 7
seconds 0 to 60. I hate SUV's and many
SUV drivers have tried to race me but
they have all failed everytime. The
car is even fast from 0 to 80. The car
continues to excellerate fast at 50
and 60 mph. This is a great car for
passing those annoying SUV's and Vans
on the highways. The interior is
awesome. The airconditioner is very
cold and does not take away any power
from the engine.


Best Features

The transmission shifts very smoothly. The car is very quite and handles awesomely at high speeds.


Worst Features

The engine is very powerful but I would like to see more horsepower something around 290 or so. Besides that I wouldn't change a thing. It's a great car for a very good price.


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IS 300
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By jgoodyear
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2002 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I have owend this car for 10 months,
and has been a great car. The I6 is
very smooth. Nice power is based on
the Toyota Supra 2JZ-GE motor. The
5sp Manual has nice concise shifts.
Feels solid. The Manual is almost .5
of a second faster than the Auto, It
also has a stiffer suspension.


Best Features

Seats are very comfortable, I purchased this and drove it 12 hours home. I never felt tired or uncomfortable. The car is quite, very low wind noise. Styling is nice I feel it has good accents. Steering is quick and car feels agile.


Worst Features

More Power, about 275 would be nice. I have installed a TRD high flow air filter. This give a quicker throttle response. I have also replaced the exhaust with a HKS Drager II. Nice power gains, and sound. These upgrades make a noticeable difference in performance.


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