2004 Lexus IS 300 Consumer Review: IS300 Blends youth and luxary

2004 Lexus IS 300 Sedan - Consumer Review

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IS300 Blends youth and luxary into one.
By Yanger on


2004 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


I recently bought an IS300 5-speed
Being a previous owner of a Honda
S2000, I was not overly impressed with
the shifting in this car. The shifts
could be shorter and just a bit
smoother (less notchy). Mind you, I am
comparing the 5-speed shifting with
that of the Honda S2000's. Overall,
the 5-speed manual drives very similar,
if not better, than my friends 330ci.

Very nice, except for the plastic
dash. Lexus needs to upgrade to some
sort of rubber like the Audi's and
Beamers. Exterior is Excellent! The
smoked tail lights really help
differentiate between boy racers and
young professionals.

Best Features

Power:The IS300 definately needs more power and torque. 240 ponnies on this would be sufficient and 275-350 for an outrageous "M3" and "S4" fighter...and hopefully at nicer price..say 40-45K.

Worst Features

Overall: Excellent car. The best part? It probably will spend less time at the dealer's service garage and more time in your garage. Lexus service has also been great.
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