2000 Lexus IS 200 User Reviews

2000 Lexus IS 200 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Gauti writes:
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4

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I like the looks and function. Dependable car with some fun factor.

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Low gear ratio, needs more power, fuel consumption is high for such a small car.

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Is 300 Is The One To Have, Same Fuel Efficiency But More Power. — Well built and stylish. Not a lot of power but still fairly sporty. Maintenance is low and parts are not too expensive. Fun factor would be more with more power (is300). Ride is firm but not too much. Fuel efficiency could be better. 6 gears but low ratio.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Francis writes:
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Powerful 6-in-line, superhandling, rwd, lsd, double wishbones, Toyota build quality, Lexus service. Need I say more?

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Still looking for negatives...

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Lexus Is 200 Sport Tte Compressor — The TTE Compressor modification to my Lexus IS 200 makes it the car it should have been from the start. I love it: puts a smile on my face every time I drive it. Performance. Acceleration is fast, although it feels very comfortable & smooth (it's a Lexus after all). The braking is very performant too, they can be dosed very well. The handling is a dream: double wishbones all round, lowered suspension (springs) - will be replaced soon, they allow too much instability at higher speed bumpy corners - rear wheel drive and the limited slip differential make it a very sporty ride. Build & Quality. The IS 200 was originally a Toyota Altezza, so that doesn't need much more words. Appearance. The car is not modified externally (except for 2 sets of wheels & lowering): a wolf in sheeps clothing. Cost. I do admit it cost me a bit to get it roadlegal in Belgium. And it does need a bit of fuel.

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Jason writes:
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Looks great and drives like a dream.

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Underpowered for the size.

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Fast But Could Be Faster!!! — Leather interior is the way to go. The sport spec includes 6 speed manual and climate control with the added bonus of a sun roof. Could have a bit more power though. Rear-wheel drive is sweet and throwing it into bends is a laugh as it'll take most easily.

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Daniel writes:
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Was flashier than it's nearest price rivals

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Was built like something I'd make out of wood and nails

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Lexus — I had the Lexus before I bought the Boxster, and it was a good car, but had a few flaws. Like the terrible pitting alloy wheels. But the plus side, the dash looked like something from an aeroplane, it had lots of James Bond gadgets and the car looked great when I bothered to clean it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rex writes:
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is really easy to handle

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don't step your feet deep down when u accelerate since it give you a slow reaction but powerful acceleration.

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- — Performance - reaction of the acceleration is bit slow than what i thought, 4 gear AT wasn't enough, braking and handling are both great.P.S engine sound like electric motor. weird! Build Quality -only front seats have aircon, if there are people at back seat then i must have to turn the aircon to auto or else they will lack of oxgen. Appearance - the body look gorgeous and i really like it. Cost of Ownership - fair enough Fun Factor - this car make you feel sporty and confort.

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Anthony writes:
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comfort and its japanesse

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not

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Japanesse Rear Drive Fun — cool car cant wait to see it with kit on, super charger to come, build quailty is in the top of what i have owned, the car is rear wheel drive and so fun in the wet but does need a limited slip or welded diff

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Nik writes:
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EVERYTHING

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NOTHING

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Lexus Is200 - What A Car — fantastic acceleration for such a large heavy car, 0-60 in 7 seconds. the handling is second to none, you always feel in contron and its hard to lose control, it just wont let you, the brakes as standard on this car, if you ever need to stop quickly, you feel like you have dug a hole in the tarmac, its an imense feeling as you see the huge snarled bonnet dip into the road and the seat belt hold you tight in your comfortables half leather/half suede sports seats. Being a japanese car, the buidl quality is as usual fantastic, it went 96000 miles befor it needed a new clutch, say no more. the IS200 looks fantastic from the side, huge number plates, crome rear lights and two seperate round fogs and the huge boot makes it look like a sports saloon, the snarled huge bonnet with the humped middle, the curved headlights and the huge front grill makes the IS look like its hard, even demonic, and perfect lines and curves makes the car look fantastic from any angle. the half leather, half suede sports seats makes the interior look comfortable and sporty, the chronogragh dials gives the IS a whole difffernt look, and so clear, with the MPG and rev dials standing out above the others. the crome knobs of the climate control and 6 cd changer adds to the sportiness and comfort look. ok the running costs are not great, its still £60 to fill the tank after 230 miles, and £230 a year road tax, and sticking to true japanese perfomance vehicls it drinks oil, but a small price to pay for such a great car. this car is great to drive, if you want to tootle at 30, in 4th gear you can, but if you want to work through the gears bringing it to its top speed of 170mph quickly it soon kicks into touch, but it feels so solid, the steering is so mm perfect and planted you have real confidence to drive this car to the max, WHAT A CAR

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Aðalsteinn writes:
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Looks, performance and handling

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Rear wheel drive doesnt handle snow very well

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Lexus Is 200 — The Lexus IS 200 is probably one of the cheapest "luxury/sports" car you can enjoy. It's looks magnificent, handles great, and really makes use of it's 150+ horsepower. Never ever did it break down or even have the slightest engine problems. Fuel economy is fair. This is a very fun car to drive and resale value is second to none.

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Tommi writes:
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FR-layout, looks, build quality, ride comfort and pretty fun to drive

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power output, small legroom on backseat.

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My Opinnion Of Lexus Is200 — I like the make, FR layout, 6-speed gearbox and looks. Build quality is pretty good, i haven't had any break downs and i have had this car a year and 3 months now. It has 170,000km in odo. Car had pretty desent stereos as standart but because my hobbie is cahifi, i had to upgrade sound system. More power would be nice but i can live with it.

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Reviews From Other Years

2004 Lexus IS 200 Reviews

Fantastic Ride By cambello

superb quality and power when you want luxury drive plus super looks and is better than bmw as i prefer this to the bmw 330d sport which i also have had the pleasure of owning and driving still have m... Read More

Lexus Is200 Review By JJ

Pretty good car. easy handling and quickly reponse throttle. but sux at 4-speed gearbox. it drops back the overall driving fun. L6 FR make it a wolf skin but sheep preformance. after all it still shar... Read More

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2003 Lexus IS 200 Reviews

Emmm By Ian

a very nice relibale car lovley to drive and handels well, however because of the way its made the power is in the high revs, it does move but at a price, but that aside i would recomend one confuy an... Read More

The Japaneese Mercedes (alan Partridge) By Chris

Top class motor top build in 3 years of owning it only paid for petrol and tyres. Comfy to ride in as a passenger and fun to drive as the driver, power is always ther with its 6 gears and had this to ... Read More

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2002 Lexus IS 200 Reviews

Sexy Looking And Top Car To Drive By Lewis

i've had it to 140mph with a little more to go.. build quality it great.. sexy looking and very fun with the rear wheel drive helping the back end to fly out,, little expensive with the stupid britis... Read More

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2001 Lexus IS 200 Reviews

Lexus Is200 By Victor

Performance - Great Handling, breaking and acceleration is alright Build Quality - Japanese Made - VERY SOLID Appearance - Great looking Ownership - Seem alright :-) Fun Factor - Very Enjoyable Yes, ... Read More

Medicore 3-series Clone? By Kent

This car gives me mix feelings. On one hand this car is extremely reliable, quiet, comfortable with good driving/steering feel. On the other hand the engine (2.0L 1G-FE 155Ps) is less than capable, t... Read More

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1999 Lexus IS 200 Reviews

Sport Trim Only By James

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Great Car. Mine Next Car Will Be The Same One, Only Newer! By MurryIvanoff

It's a great car. Good build quality (interior isn't the strongest one ever, so keep it in mind and be careful for scratches on the dashboard and etc.). It's extremely quiet, under 3000BPM you won't e... Read More

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