2002 Lexus IS 300 Consumer Review: I like it more today than when

2002 Lexus IS 300 - Consumer Review

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

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I like it more today than when I bought
By griffmac on


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


I love this car! This car doesn't get
the respect it deserves from auto
journalists - it's like they didn't
want to belive Lexus could build such a
great sports sedan on its first try. I
have several 3-series in my family and
this car is more communicative and fun
to drive than any of them (even the
330i w/sport package). When you
compare this to the 325i (same price),
I can't give the nod to BMW in any area
other than maybe the dash design.

Best Features

Great handling feel. The car feels 200- 300 lbs lighter than it is. Smooth straight 6. Great manual gearbox.

Worst Features

Like everyone says, this car could really use another 30hp. I would like a slightly stiffer suspension and less roll but that's just me. The ride/handling balance is really pretty darn good.
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