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2002 Lexus IS 300

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


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Bought new in spring '03 & still love to drive it. Flawless reliability. Has 80K+ miles, but feels & looks new. Replaced two sets of tires & one set of brake pads. A blast to drive. Sold my SC 400 6 mos after buying this car, because I never drove the SC anymore. Handles better than most sports cars, turn-in is crisp and fast, steering is not overboosted. Could use a bit less body roll in stock form. Swapped in Eibach springs and handling is noticably improved. Power from the inline 6 is smooth & the sound of the engine is a wonderful purr. Interior layout is perfect, fits like a good racing glove. A true driver's car. I also enjoy the fine Nav System w/easy to use controls at my fingertips.


Best Features

Manual transmission, rear wheel drive, ability to fully disable traction control, great brakes, distinctive looks, suprisingly good stereo system, excellent Xenon headlamps, stylish 17" wheels.


Worst Features

None. Anything else would ruin the simple purity of this 4-door sports car.


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What I Expected
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By Carolina Rocket
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2002 Lexus IS 300 SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Car is exactly what I expected except the gas consumption. Tried to save money by using mid grade instead of the premium required. Have gone back to premium and expect mileage to improve. Sound system is fantastic. Steering is equal to the S2000. Room in the rear is much better than expected.


Best Features

Looks, Sound system, Different. Its a Lexus = reliable.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage.


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great car but...
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By steveNsc
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2002 Lexus IS 300 SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this car new and the only costs besides normal maintenance was a recent change of the oxygen sensor, 299.00. During warranty period I have had problems with front suspension creaking. Dealer could not correct it so I have learned to live with it.


Best Features

quality of interior. style


Worst Features

wearing out of front tires prematurely and creaking front end.


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IS 300 5SP Drivers Car
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By Bryan Infantino
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2002 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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My wife and I bought this car just over a year ago. It is a driver's car. Great around corners and great on a long trip. It is very powerful although I wouldn't mind just a little more power. Navigation system is awesome, we use it all the time. The car is just big enough for taking another couple out but small enough to feel like a true sports car.


Best Features

Power, Sports car feel, Handling, Navigation System, 5 speed, Looks great, Reliable.


Worst Features

A little more power, 6 speed manual, Just a little more space, keep the weight as is or lighter.


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Wouldn't Trade It For Anything
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By YellowIS
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2002 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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This car has been a blast to drive since day one, never failing my expectations, nor failing to put a smile on my face. The lines of the car are only appreciated when hand washing and waxing the car. One of the smartest decisions I have ever made was purchasing this vehicle.


Best Features

Exterior design, 2JZ engine, Lexus prestige, handling, nothing drives like it. 17" 5 spokes are some of the nicest stock rims I've seen


Worst Features

Interior is short of being luxurious. Back Seat is a LITTLE tight.


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