2001 Lexus IS 300 User Reviews

2001 Lexus IS 300 Review Ratings

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  • 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" 17 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Jose writes:
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4

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SMooth and comfortable ride

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Repairs are costly

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Satisfied — Car is fun and comfortable to drive around town, sporty look appears to younger crowd even though considered a late model car. Car was bought 9 months ago for my 17 year old son, and so far we've been lucky with repairs, but on high mileage cars its only a matter of time before foreign car part prices kick in.

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yaneth writes:
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5

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I love custom cars, specially when I put it in a car show

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There is nothing negative to say about this amazing car

yaneth
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Allot Of People Ask Me How Did I Hook It Up. Where Did I Buy The Accessories — I like this car because I love how the body work is done . How I get the attention from others.I recently put the alarm, and the remote start. And the 9inch radio. AC and HEATER pluse engine is in perfect condition.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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danzai writes:
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5

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great build quality, power and handling in a small compact vehicle.

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the only negative was small size = less cargo and passenger space.

danzai
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Great 4 Door Sport Sedan. — the is300 was purchased in 2001. i purchased one of the first vehicles to come stateside. it was a great car and offered adequate room, excellent power, handling and brakes, the fuel economy was excellent. the one drawback was because of the compact size of the car, it did not have the room for lots of passengers or luggage... but that is not what this car was built for anyways.

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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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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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everything

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battery terminal

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Best Car Ive Owned — 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.

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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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Michael writes:
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Not many people have them in my area

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Expensive if new

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No Idea What This Is For — Handeling- amazing Acceleration- not so great untill u hit 6k rpm's Gas mileage- better then what hwy advertised Fun to drive if you dont care what ur speed is, it picks up to 100 fast!! brakes great--fast amazing best entry level sports car

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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

Extraordinary Ride By Ken

Kept up with the maintenance like clockwork so the only thing I've ever had to do was replace the battery once and the brakes twice in 110K miles. No other problems whatsoever. The car is really easy ... Read More

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

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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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