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2001 Lexus IS 300 - Consumer Opinions


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Dependable Sports Sedan
Source: CarGurus

...Rides and handles well...

Luxury and Fun at an unbeatable price
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: The features are unmatched in this price range.
I love the automatic climate control, heated seats, interior look & feel, and Bose stereo system w/controls on the steering wheel.
The Nav system is easy to use and accurate. The engine is quiet, and the car handles great in town and on road trips.
Cons: The exterior styling is boring. I wish it were sportier like the Volvo S60 and Lexus IS300.
Overall: I test drove 8 cars in this category, including Volvo S60, Audi A4, and Lexus IS300.
This car has all the features I wanted from those models, with at least an...

really smoth ride, reliable

..."I have one and the car drives nice, and its auto. I love manual trads but with this car it just picks up. I would recomebed this car to anyone."...

A Lexus For The Youth In You, Unlike The Cliche Is350/250 Of Today.
Source: CarGurus

...Performance- Smooth inline 6, suspension is flawless, E-shift is forgettable and strange compared to other Automanuals, tight gear ratio, could use another gear as an overdrive.
Build- Fantastic, no structural failure since purchased, extremely reliable Appearance- Decent front end while the rear lights are debatable by some.
Cost- Typical Lexus, expensive when you bring her in. Fun Factor- Great engine output can be a real enjoyment driving, though thirsty compared to other cars...

Worth a second look

..."I own the 2001 year model and I still get that 'nice car' compliment from strangers.
And you could see the nicks and some chipped paint on the hood!
Once I give it a good wash and wax, people still stare at it.
The only set backs are you can't drive it in the snow unless you spend some $$$for snow tires and you have to be very careful not to drive into potholes!
I'm already into my second batch of 4-set rims. The guy in Discount Tires already know me by name and he even suggested that I should buy another 4-set rims.
Also, they could have upgraded the interior with...

Sickest Lexus ever!

..."This car is the best at everything that I can ever imagine.
Test drove 3 models and was very pleased with everything.
2JZ-GE engine is the best feeling in this car. It's a four door Toyota Supra from 95 with no turbo.
215HP feels amazing. Better than E46 BMW 330i! Paddle shifters give more fun and when you press the PWR button the fun gets even more better!
I recommend this car to any young driver that has a passion for cars!"...

Awesome sporty sedan

..."I've had mine for 3+ years.Positives: Great torque (200+ftlb) and fantastic handling (with proper tires), magical brakes (on-par with Porsche), better than any car in its class.
Nice amenities and cool interior & exterior styling.
Love the self-leveling HID headlights and suede interior which doesn't get too hot or too cold.
Very few problems.Negatives: High insurance costs, poor fuel economy, lots of wind and road noise, odd throttle response.Recommendation: get the 5spd manual if you can."...

I love this car.

..."I've had alot of sports cars over the years of all shapes and sizes.
THis little sports sedan is one of the coolest. Performance is awesome and snappy.
E-Shift on the steering wheel is great for the freeway on ramps. The interior is very unique and cool. I personally like full leather as these come with suede /leather combo. That's my only neg...

Best Car Ive Owned
Source: CarGurus

...i love this car. i had some problem with corsion on the batery terminal but thats it.
the car is 8yr old and the styling is timeless. the new ones are too big. acceleration off the line is quick 2nd and 3 are dissapointing but on the hwy it accelerates great...

Amazing Car.
Source: CarGurus

...Every thing is exceptional, the interior and the exterior. The only thing I don't like is the cd player...

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