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2004 Lexus IS 300

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My second IS 300
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By DirkDigler
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2004 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I love this car, the speed, the
handling, the feel.


Best Features

The 3 options of the transmission, the quick pick up speed, handling corners


Worst Features

Interior, cup holder, glove compartment, more space in the back, the continual chipping of the paint on the hood.


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Best of both worlds.
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By Skip Martin
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2004 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I really wanted to get a sports car
(I'm 53yrs old), but didn't want to
look like the old dude going through a
mid-life crisis. This IS 300 with the
5-speed is the absolute answer. Now
all the young kids say "kewl man" and
all the old folks say "hey, nice car"!!
Not only is it a delight to drive, it's
a sound investment, as the blue book
value remains relatively high for a
longer period of time. Thanks Lexus!!!!


Sincerely,

TD (Skip) Martin (Old dude having fun)


Best Features

5-speed. Low center of gravity. Sophisticated, yet sporty lines. Milage. Sound System. Customer service from Lexus of Orlando is absolutely marvelous.


Worst Features

A few more horses wouldn't hurt.


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ANNOYING TRANSMISSION HESITATION
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By e. marks
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2004 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The handling is extremely capable for
sporty driving and the brakes are
unrivaled. The power is adequate and
smooth, though it tends to lug a little
at lower RPM's. The E-shift allows
only limited control over shifting
(gears 2-5) and far too often down-
shifts on its own. A HESITATION
PROBLEM occurs in many IS300's as a
result of the vehicle's ICU (onboard
computer) malfuntioning -- a major
issue considering it is not detectable
during the intial test drive, gets
progressively worse, and according to
Lexus, is not correctable.


Best Features

Nice exterior, great handling and excellent brakes.


Worst Features

A transmission hesitation at low speeds that is annoying and potentially dangerous.


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Love this car!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Lindsay Lexus
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2004 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I am an absolute Lexus convert - there
is nothing more fun than driving this
car. Living in teh city, I didn't was a
mid-size car; I preferred to have
something more compact, but I wanted a
sporty sedan with a luxury feel and
that's exactly what I got. It's stylish
and peppy, but has luxury components.


Best Features

I love the silver gauges inside, but you can't beat the level of service provided by Lexus. I dropped my car off for its first oil change and when I picked it up, it had been washed and vacuumed!


Worst Features

The only drawback is the lack of storage consoles. I've adapted, but it took some getting used to. Also, the cup holders aren't expandable, so you can't fit odd-sized mugs or bottles.


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Worth every penny
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Heather Dixon
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2004 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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This car is a dream. I generally buy
new every 2 years and I plan to have
this one and probably a newer maybe
different model in the future. The
timeless design and the incredible
reliability is amazing. I encourage
anyone to invest in a Lexus, they are
truly worth every single penny.


Best Features

style, quietness,reliable


Worst Features

none


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