Great handling. Needs more power.
Disappointed by clunking noise when
shifting 5 speed (District Operations
Manager finally admitted a design flaw
in dual plate flywheel) Quirky auto
climate control searches for right
cabin temp. Dealer service arrogant and
indifferent. Not what I expect from
Lexus! Now have a dashboard rattle
Responsive handling. Don't see yourself
coming and going.
More power-30-50 HP. Redesign flywheel
to eliminate noise. Smooth out climate
control logic. Teach dealership what
customer SERVICE should be.
2003 Lexus IS 300 SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
I took a road trip from Texas to NY and
back about 3 weeks after buying this
Sportcross. I found that I had to use
cruise control on long drives,
otherwise the seat would become very
uncomfortable for my gas pedal leg.
I've taken this trip before in a GTI
VR6 and didn't experience any
discomfort. Of course, this problem
wouldn't be noticed during day to day
driving, only on 600+ mile cruises.
Besides that, the paint chipped much
more than I expected for a premium car
(GTI fared better). Other than those
issues, I've truly enjoyed the 2 months
with this car.
Great stereo, very good handling, and
the Sportcross' looks are unique. I
did not see another on the road during
the 4000 mile trip (only sedan
versions). I got many 'thumbs up' from
passing motorists and have had a lot of
positive comments from people checking
out the car.
Driver's seat front adjustment similar
to BMW 330 because the seats seem a
little short and become uncomfortable
on long drives. A few more horses
would be nice and/or a 6-speed