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Oooh la la!!
By paul on
Vehicle2002 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
ReviewI bought it new and still love it like crazy. After 150K miles, the leather looks great, the engine, tranny, and suspension feel better than the day I bought it, and I haven't had an unscheduled repair yet. All I have done, besides driving it like I stole it every day, is changed the fluids regularly, replaced several sets of brakes & tires, the clutch at 110K miles, and replaced the timing belt w/water pump at 100K miles. If this car ever gets stolen, I'm buying another one. It is the most fun car to drive that I have ever owned. And I've owned Supras, Camaros, Talon TSIs, a 911, a 280Z, a Celica All-trac Turbo, an SC 400 and a Suzuki Swift GT.
Best FeaturesFantastic reliability, excellent 5 speed manual trans, comfortable ergonomics, Absolutely Red color, intuitive nav system, fantastic steering, unmistakable purr of inline 6 engine,
Worst FeaturesTire to fender gap could be smaller, shifter throws could be shorter, rear tires need to be wider, factory flywheel is too heavy, & exhaust is just too quiet. I've corrected all these minor issues using aftermarket suppliers and Lexus L-tuned parts.
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