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2002 Lexus IS 300 Overview

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4.75 stars

Based on 26 reviews

Is300 by Jake
 — this car is a ball just drive when you get to a curvy road you turn on sport mode and you hit the gas the suspension hugs the corners like nothing and when you get to the straight away you can fly awa... Read More
One Of The Greats by Brahm
 — absolutly amazing... never squeaked, minimal wind noise up to about 120, great amount of torque and hp available through out the rpm range... built by lexus with a toyota supra engine.... limited slip... Read More
Turbo Altezza Ftw!! by Mike
 — Appearance: Even for a 7yr. old car, its still turns heads! Add some halos, lower it, rims, and your good! Performance: 215 stock HP and 3200lbs=slooow! IF you have the $$$, boost it, upgrade suspens... Read More

2002 Lexus IS 300 Overview

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Based on 26 reviews

2002 Lexus IS 300

In just its second year of production, the IS 300 returned in 2002 with several additions and improvements.  On the performance front, the IS would now be available with a 5-speed manual transmission (long awaited on the GS sports sedan), and a firmer sports-tuned suspension.  New luxury options also became available, including a navigation system and an all leather interior.  Another Lexus first: in 2002 the IS was also offered as a compact wagon.
The IS 300 was powered by the same 3.0 liter inline six engine, with 215 horsepower and 218 pound-feet of torque.  The engine provided ample power for the compact sedan, pulling it from 0 to 60 in 7.5 seconds.  Large brakes dropped 60 to 0 stopping distance to 115 feet.   This new IS was marked by performance upgrades: the new suspension provided a more responsive feel of the road and the new manual transmission also added to the sporting experience.  The IS was again only offered with rear wheel drive.    
In 2001, a common concern among owners was the vehicle's poor fuel efficiency, observed at 18/23 mpg.  Although it was now increased to 25 mpg on the highway, many still felt that a compact sedan should do better.  While the new IS had created a more dynamic and responsive driving experience than its predecessor, many reviewers suggested that the sedan's styling could achieve more of a balance between sport and luxury, like the GS.

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Lexus IS 300 Questions

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Timing Belt Kit -- Which One??

Hi, I have a 2002 Lexus IS300, 5 speed. It's time for the 90k mile service, and that means a timing belt. I understand that I should order a "timing belt kit" but, in looking it up to buy, there is ...

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2JZGE730
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Vehicle Speed Sensor Issues -- Replacements Not Working.

Hello, I have 2002 Lexus IS300, standard transmission. My speedometer was acting up, jumping all over the place, although the CEL came on only briefly, which was the P0500 code (Vehicle Speed Sensor)...

33 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)
krazydriversuk
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2002 Is300 Window Switch Problems

My main window switch will not roll down or up any windows. But if i go to each door window switch it will open. I tested out the actually main switch with a friend and it still works. I recently rew...

108 views with 1 answer (last answer 11 months ago)
singee7
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Where Is The Key Hole On The Trunk Of A Es 300/2002

where is the key hole on the trunk of the 2002 es 300

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TRD2002
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Do Is300 Parts Fit The Toyota Altezza Engine

thinking of swapping my is300 3.0 l engine for the japanese toyota altezza one but which is faster? and can someone tell me if most parts for the is300 will fit the toyota altezza like the srt inta...

520 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)