2002 Lexus IS 300 Consumer Review: 2001 IS300

2002 Lexus IS 300 - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (3.0L 6-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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2001 IS300
By Mike Marshall on


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


Excellent value for the money.
Transmission electronics and shifter design need improvement.
5-speed manual should be offered on the SportCross. Cheaper IS200 should be brought here from overseas market.

Best Features

Bright Yellow paint Car available with cloth seats Car available with softer-riding and longer-lasting 16 inch all-season tires. Car available without sunroof Dash and shifter doesn't have me-too styling Excellent build quality Quiet ride with all-season tires. Long warranty.

Worst Features

IS200 in U.S. Market Better transmission electronic control unit...quirky shifts. Larger, lighted transmission buttons on steering wheel. No overdrive lockout when cold.
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