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2001 Lexus IS 300 User Reviews

2001 Lexus IS 300 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 27 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"power" 16 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"sedan" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 3 reviews

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Michael writes:
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Handeling

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insurance

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Amazing!!!! — Acceleration is alright, its mage mor for handeling which is amazing, iv taken turns with recomened speeds of 35 at 70 mph. My baby's only got 100k miles so no problems yet Exterior looks amazing, simple but aggressive from the front, sad to say, i bought it with a nasty bump on the passenger rear panel :( MPG is better than i thaught

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Christopher writes:
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everything

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needs a bit more power and thats it

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Is300 Rocks — awesome!!! great car. great ride. awesome sound. lots of power, tight handling. seats feel great. interior is awesome. a blast to drive anywhere. my friends love it. i love it. its worthe the cost, every cent. wish i did not have to get rid of it. im going to miss this car that's for sure

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Lang writes:
2001 Lexus IS 300 STD Review
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5

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Great looking, small, sporty car.

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wheres the GTE engine option?

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2001 Lexus Is300 — Great little car, not the largest car in its class, but is quite comfortable. Decently equipped for the price. Sporty, Rear wheel drive. Good factory sound system. Gas mileage is mediocre at best (~22mpg) Decent power under the hood, more than enough to get you around (3.0L I6 215hp) But could be better, underpowered in its class, but makes up in nimble handling.

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Derek writes:
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4

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Sporty and easy to drive.  Good braking and handling.

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Cramped rear seats, no center armrest, funky automatic upshifting

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Dependable Sports Sedan — Rides and handles well.

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danzai writes:
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5

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great styling, strone engine, trans and suspension, super reliable

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not the biggest car around - so limited cargo capacity

danzai
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Excellent Sport Sedan — bought this car in 2001. excellent reliability, performance and economy. great styling and super nice interior. inline 6 engine makes great power and lots of torque... easy to point and squeeze into traffic. small size is easy to park and get around in the city. a great sport sedan without the european cost of ownership.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Itzy writes:
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5

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Its performance !

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Need a little repair, cause some stupid "crash" the bumper..

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Lexus Is 300 Review — Is one of the best Lexus ever made! I love its appearance, the performance, the power and adrenaline I feel when i drive it, Oh My God its really "unexplainable" lol It is such an amazing car to drive <3 :) !!*

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Ado writes:
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Most reliable car i have ever owned it drives like a sports and luxury comfortable car at the same time.

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insurance is pretty expensive on it.

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Luxury And Sporty — Most reliable car i have ever owned it drives like a sports and luxury comfortable car at the same time. it has a power to it for being v6 it gets up and goes i love the style of is300 it is a very special car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mike writes:
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4

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The enjoyment of the 2JZ in an affordable Lexus wrapping.

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Care about MPG

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

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kenneth writes:
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Fun factor and performance based...handles like a rock

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Gas milage and maintenance cost for oil change, tuneup

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A+ In Value And Satisfaction — Performance is great and handles like a rock. Going on over 130k miles, and it drives better than new!!! Car still gets people raving about it and still looks fresh. Gas milage and maintenance are costly items, but better than German vehicles....overall, it's definitely worth the money. The fun factor and performance definitely offsets the tight space. This car is NOT for someone with children.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tim writes:
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its got balls

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lo 12 quarter mile

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Lots Of Fun — there is over 15,000 dollars put into the motor alone. when i get bored on the way it looks, i just buy a different kit to get me not to sell it!! the suspension is somewhat stock, and it handles like it is on rails. brake upgrade, but nothing spectacular, tv in dash with nav

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Reviews From Other Years

2005 Lexus IS 300 Reviews

Very Good By LONGARCH

The Sportcross is a pleasure to drive, wish it had a little more zip (guess I could always install a turbo-charger!). Do wish it was more of a fuel miser in light of the nominal engine power. The Le... Read More

Perfect By Tarek

excellent performance, great response, stable mauvering, fantastic sound system and great AC. fairly solid build has not experienced any rattles during the period I drove it. Elegant interior and exte... Read More

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2004 Lexus IS 300 Reviews

Black Beauty By Andrew

This is one of the best cars I have owned. It is such a fun car to drive. The performance is a little above average for a 4 door since it has the 2jz ge engine in it from a supra just non turbo. Read More

I Like The Car, Its The Second One I Have Had By Stephen

Yes there are better cars out there, but its the best bang for the buck. Its not overly large or heavey. its Total Cost of Ownership is reasonable. It is a fun car to drive through the canyons and hil... Read More

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2003 Lexus IS 300 Reviews

It Is Amazing Car Fast, Looks Sharp And Reliable By Ghalib

reliable car smooth on street comfort seat powerful car very fast the brakes cost fifty bucks include the rotors and pads which means cheap parts its made by toyota i have owned this car for year and ... Read More

Awesome Vehicle. By Miken94122

This is my 2nd IS300. I like the performance and handle of this vehicle. This v6 vvt engine give plenty of power to curising up and down on the freeway. Steering is effortless and precise on the road.... Read More

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2002 Lexus IS 300 Reviews

Fast Fun Sport Sedan By Evan

fun to drive gas mileage is bad due to engine but performance and comfort out weigh that. Build Quality........amazing paint and no rust. Very strong body integrity. Simple maintenance such as hea... Read More

Good At Alot But Not Great At Anything. By tierrance

The interior is great and the exterior is good. The paint starts to fade around the handle for my car. Not sure if that's a model specific problem. Also to be fair the car is over 10Yrs old and to ... Read More

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