2005 Lexus IS 300 Consumer Review: I wanted so bad to like this c

2005 Lexus IS 300 Sedan - Consumer Review

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I wanted so bad to like this car!
By mjf on


2005 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Where do I start… I have had this car at the Lexus shop 7X in the past year for numerous rattles & squeaks which still aren’t fixed. I have had the clutch on the AC replaced, the AC/heater fan motor replaced, the heating/AC control unit replaced, & the sunroof track system replaced. I wanted so bad to like this car but it has been nothing but a pain. Performance wise, it just OK. The 5-speed manual shifts hard & the traction control is bad, kicks in when taking off or cornering hard & then stays activated too long causing lack of power. The car handles well on dry & wet pavement, however, it's downright scary on any remotely slippery roads. I wished I'd bought a BMW again.

Best Features

Exterior appearance

Worst Features

Traction control, climate control, and all those squeaks and rattles.
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