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2003 Lexus IS 300 Sedan

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What's not to like with the IS-300
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By Runner26
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2003 Lexus IS 300 Sedan E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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It's a fine typical well built Japanese
car and it's what you'd expect from
Lexus. I've driven BMW's and was not
impressed with the quality or
reliablity...for the $$. The IS-300 is
soft, smooth, and quiet. The audio
package is really fine too!


Best Features

Sound system rocks. Instrumentation is excellent. Tranny is smooth and efficent. Like the feel of this car.


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Could be a bit faster, but I love mine
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By TerenceL
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2003 Lexus IS 300 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Cheaper than the 330i, more fun to
drive than most smaller sedans, but
can also be used to drive clients or
parents around (unlike say the Impreza
WRX). I love mine. I was also
considering the G35, but the
reliability differences between Toyota
and Nissan put my money on the Lexus.


Best Features

The Handling. Oh yes, the handling. The understated, yet still aggressive styling. And it's fun to drive.


Worst Features

Acceleration, especially low end power. And maybe a bit more back seat room. and a bigger trunk.


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my review
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By thisflyguy
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2003 Lexus IS 300 Sedan E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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grows on you after you drive it!


Best Features

unlimited aftermarket upgrades...


Worst Features

more horsepower and power windows on all 4...


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Disappointed
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By Pathdoc
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2003 Lexus IS 300 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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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


Best Features

Responsive handling. Don't see yourself coming and going.


Worst Features

More power-30-50 HP. Redesign flywheel to eliminate noise. Smooth out climate control logic. Teach dealership what customer SERVICE should be.


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I LOVE MY IS3
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By SXE-10
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2003 Lexus IS 300 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Not only the IS300 is fun to drive but
Lexus Customer Service is one of the
best!


Best Features

LSD and Traction Control "on" and "off" button. You can turn off your traction control and be "Superman" do some rear wheel driving tricks or turn it on to be "Clark Kent" and cruise... =)


Worst Features

Make the 5 speed manual transmission a lot smoother.


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