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Sportcross Hunting Brake
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By Terralunatic
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2002 Lexus IS 300 SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I like the overall appearance, the
scale of the car and the tail gate
within which to throw all your stuff.
The Sportcross is quite rare and still
gets a lot of looks, especially with
the summer 17s on. The E-Shift is
ridiculous and I just ignore it now,
however I would have loved to get a 5
speed manual but Toyota/Lexus doesn't
offer it in the Sportcross. One
irritation though is all the squeeks.
I have eliminated most with shimming or
lubrication, but the belt anchor still
squeeks. Not quite Toyota quality.


Best Features

Looks, size, tailgate, silky smooth, but robust motor.


Worst Features

6 speed manual Sportcross and better quality control.


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Not quite a Lexus
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By jpreski
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2002 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Overall the car is great with some
issues I can't believe Lexus missed like
usable storage and room, amenities like
memory seat, more adjustable steering,
and tire replacement difficulty. I have
a BMW and they can get these items
right. Great handling doesn't forgive
these items since most people don't push
the handling to the limit.


Best Features

Interior design, rims, stereo, smooth engine.


Worst Features

Cheap finish around interior controls, cig lighter too small to use for cel plug, tires bubble from slightest bump and wear out too quick. Replacement tire impossible to find. Front paint damages too easy.


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Fits like a glove
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By Julie Gaines
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2002 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

This car hugs the road and fits your
body like a glove. It is a lot of fun
to drive.


Worst Features

The only problem I have had is with the factory provided cd player. I had to get it replaced because cd's got jammed in it and would not eject.


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Great Car with few Exceptions
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By Vishal
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2002 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

This is a great car, but I have had a
couple problems with it. No matter
what the dealer tells you about rear
wheel cars, don't believe it. I had a
$13,000 front wheel drive car for 7
years. I lived in NJ, PA, IL, and SD
(Yes, South Dakota). I lived in rain,
snow, sleet, and ice. Out of the 7
years, I never got in an accident and
never get stuck. I then traded it for a
$33,000 rear wheel Lexus last year.
Since I have had this rear wheel drive
car, I have fishtailed a dozen times,
got stuck in the snow 3 times, and
yesterday (the cherry on top of the
sundae) slid off the road into a
telephone poll.


Best Features

Power, e-shift, xeon lights


Worst Features

Bigger truck, more space in backseat, gear shift should not be made of metal, gets too hot in summer.


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It's a great car but not a 3 Series
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By SantiB
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2002 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

This has been a fun car to drive. Very
reliable and solid.


Best Features

Thats the problem there is nothing that stands out.


Worst Features

Needs more power.


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