2002 Lexus IS 300 SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
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.
DVD Nav, VSC, LSD and E-shift manual
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
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.
The transmission shifts very smoothly.
The car is very quite and handles
awesomely at high speeds.
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.
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.
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.
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