04 Sport Design Auto5 Sedan
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Vehicle2004 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
ReviewMoving on from 6spd manual sports car.
Ride comfort is as good as it'll get
while maintaining this wonderful
handling. During sharp cornering,
moderate bodyroll. Acceleration very
responsive, will not down shift
needlessly due to high torque and
close ratio gearing (even Auto).
Highway very stable, good throttle
response. tourque is very high due to
inline-6, HP is just enough to give
spirited ride. The lack of performance
is balanced by luxury and handling.
You won't regret value VS price paid.
Purchased for invoice price, other
test drives include Subaru wrx Sti,
BMW330, Maxda RX-8, Infinity G-35,
Best FeaturesThrottle response. Close ratio gearing Auto (better acceleration). Interior quality. Exterior design. RWD. Tourqiness from inline-6. Handling. Amenities. 240Watt stock system. Highly muffled yet sporty exhaust. Engine potential for turbo/SC upwards to 300-500HP on stock internals.
Worst FeaturesBetter fuel economy (ave 330mi to low gas light). Upped to 250HP while keeping inline-6 layout. Larger trunk OPENING. Memory seat function for side mirrors not just the seats. Replace steering wheel shifter w/ radio and climate control.
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