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best car for the money
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By kobe
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2003 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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test drove A4 1.8, Acura TSX, and Acura
TL Type-S and none of them were as fun
to drive as the IS. At the time of
purchase, the Type-S has 2.9 apr which
was why it was in my price range, but
it was too big for my taste and the
styling was not aggressive enough.
Although the Type-S is an excellent
car, it didn't turn the heads like the
IS.


Best Features

RWD; perfect size for aggressive manuevers; body style


Worst Features

interior needs to be more luxurious; more HP


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Love this car so much, A++++++++++++++++
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By Andriew
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2003 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Great handling and performance. A++++
graded enginering, build quality,
reliability and fun to drive.


Best Features

E-shift gears


Worst Features

None


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Great Car
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By advancing
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2003 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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A great car for the $$$. My car history
started out with a small Toyota truck
for 2 yrs., a '94 T-Bird for 3, I went
through 2 VW Jetta's over the course of
6 yrs., and now have advanced to the
SportDesign IS300. It is amazingly
smooth, and hugs the road like a glove.
The auto-shifting is seamless,
comfortable seating, and superb sound
system, comparable to JBL or Bose.


Best Features

The SportDesign package, great handling in all weather conditions...


Worst Features

The 'get-up-and-go' could really use some beafing up; at a minimum, it could stand at least another 30-40 horses under the hood.


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love this car
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By cjl32
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2003 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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This car is a major headturner. Lexus
has the best service in the world. I
test drove the G35, CL, TL, 325i and
the IS300 was by far the best deal and
best car. This car is so quiet that
sometimes I forget its on!


Best Features

great one touch moonroof, brakes are awesome, sporty yet luxury look


Worst Features

not so cheap cupholder, memory seats, better gas mileage


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TOO MUCH ROAD NOISE.
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By dgomez
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2003 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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THE 03 LEXUS I OWN HAS TOO MUCH ROAD
NOISE, I DONT KNOW IF IT HAS TO DO WITH
THE TIRES OR UNDERBODY INSULATION. THE
PERFORMANCE MIGHT BE MUCH BETTER WITH
THE MANUAL SHIFT AND THE "E" SHIFT I
HAVE IS SELDOM USED, I THINK IF THEY
HAD MADE IT TO BE USED WITH THE SHIFT
LEVER, AS IN THE ACURA, IT WOULD BE A
LOT MORE FUN TO DRIVE. OVER ALL I AM
PLEASED WITH THE CAR.


Best Features

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR LOOKS AND FEEL


Worst Features

MORE HORSEPOWER, BETTER "RED" PAINT. ALSO THE ORANGE INSTRUMENT LIGHTS CLASH WITH THE GREEN SIGNAL LIGHTS. JUST SOMETHING THAT BUGS ME.


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