2002 Lexus IS 300 User Reviews

2002 Lexus IS 300 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 26 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:4.6 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:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 14 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"expensive part" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Evan writes:
2002 Lexus IS 300 Base Review
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5

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Everything

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Gas Mileage and headlight repairs

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Fast Fun Sport Sedan — 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 headlight repair is difficult and expensive bulb alone costs 100$

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

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tierrance writes:
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The car is reliable.  The appearance is good.

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mpg.

tierrance
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Good At Alot But Not Great At Anything. — 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 my knowledge the paint job hasn't been reconditioned so some fading is to be expected possibly. My main and only gripe is the mpg. It's terrible. I'm barely getting 15mpg. Granted I'm prone to driving a tad agressively. However anything less than 20 combined avg is unacceptable. I don't help myself in that department by living in NY but otherwise this is a really solid car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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lexierose213 writes:
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4

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love the look, all the options it has compared to new cars nowadays

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gas milage isnt the best when you have to use premium but its not horrible its definiatly not a "electric" car or anything fancy

lexierose213
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Sexy Lexy — i have alwasy wanted one of these and to boot i found one in excellent condition with a manual. handles awesome and has power for a four door car that youd think otherwise. completly thrilled that this was the first nice thing i ever bought myself

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jason writes:
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it's a lex...

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maintenance is a bit expensive

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Is300 Is Dope! — I like it, It's got lots of potential... turbo, the stance, wheels, needs manual tran, light tint, needs women to get in it more often haha. It's really fun to drive, 3000 lbs. 222 horse at the crank, not bad. Not sure if it would bang out against the old teggy but it does well. I need snow tires for it in the winter. gas mileage depends how you drive it but it takes premium so that's a pain. Repairs? needs it's 30,000 mile maintenance. Interior is impeccable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Christopher writes:
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Fun

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smaller if your bigger

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Weeee — The IS is a great overall sport sedan. It could of course handle a little better, or go a little faster, but then I would have more speeding tickets. it is pretty comfortable all the way around. I have had to change the brakes, and plugs, and currently it has a check engine light on, but it is just the way things go right now. i have gotten allot of good use out of it, and still expect more.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kyle writes:
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Great ride and the beauty of the car itself

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Lack of great power

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By Far My Favorite Car I Have Driven — The car is beautiful to look at and a great car to drive. The performance could be better but for a naturally aspirated 5 speed inline 6 engine, it moves pretty nicely. the only thing i have needed to replace on it is the clutch after 90,000 miles because i could tell it was going soon. The gas mileage is decent, could be better but its not terrible and it rarely ever needs any maintenance. Overall the car has a great ride quality and gets a lot of attention on a daily basis by other people.

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

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Josh writes:
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fun and comfortable mixed with sportcar like styling and performance

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cant really think of any except the fact that it is hard to find a 5 speed model

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Great Car And I Would Recommend It To Anyone Looking For Affordable Luxury/performance — The performance of the car is pretty impressive. I feel that the car lacks a little in overall power but seems to make up for it in handling and driveability. The build quality seems to be pretty good but it is a toyota at heart. I think that the car has great overall looks and is simple and classy at the same time and in very easy to figure out all features and operations of the car in a short period of time. It get pretty good mileage and it needs basic care like any car. The car is a blast to drive and handles better than expected but if it was not a 5 speed I really would have no interest in the car at all.

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

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Edward writes:
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Performance is pleasing, especially steering feel

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Gas mileage, no direct audio connection

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Like A Reliable Bmw 3 Series, Just A Tad Slower — Decent acceleration, awesome braking, and responsive handling. Few repairs have been needed. IS 300 is not the easiest on the eyes though. Not very good gas mileage, especially considering the performance that it offers. The IS 300 is a fun sporty car to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
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Handeling!!!

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not the fastest car in the world

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No Idea What This Is For — 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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Brett writes:
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Fun yet comfortable

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Not as fast as some other cars close to its price range

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Its A Lion — Sporty, could be faster but very very fun. Runs great other than a few shifting problems. Very easy to customize, built on a supra chassy i believe? The gas mileage isnt too great. I got about 160 miles on one tank driving ultra conservatively

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

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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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2001 Lexus IS 300 Reviews

Satisfied By Jose

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... Read More

Allot Of People Ask Me How Did I Hook It Up. Where Did I Buy The Accessories By yaneth

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 per... Read More

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