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2003 Lexus IS 300 User Reviews

2003 Lexus IS 300 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 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:4.5 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:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 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
"power" 7 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"tires" 2 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews
"body roll" 2 reviews

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Rovin writes:
2003 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift Review
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Fun to drive, next best thing to a supra, and IT"S A LEXUS!!!

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NO STOCK TURBO!!! Needs to be a bit lower from factory and needs wider tires.

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4dr. Supra(non Turbo) — Performance: The IS300 performs very well for a small sedan. However, I would of liked a factory tuned turbo setup. I think a turbo would of complimented the smooth design and feel of this car. Handling wise, the IS300 needs wider tires and definitely needs to be lowered. Quality: It's a Lexus, so the quality is obviously there. Appearance: Body lines on car flow very smooth from front right to the back. The interior of this car is also very clean, comfortable, and simple. However I personally do not like the orange colour on the dash and cluster. Cost: The car uses 91octane, so gas can get pretty pricey. Maintenance wise, the car is a mix of quality "Lexus" and powerful "Toyota Supra" parts. Which can make this car a bit pricey to maintain. I think its worth it, especially with all the aftermarket parts out there. Fun factor: This car is fun to drive and would be even more fun with some of those aftermarket goodies. EX. lowering kit, wheels/tires, a turbo (my favourite), etc. I think this car would be a good buy for young enthusiasts.

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Cody writes:
2003 Lexus IS 300 5-Speed Review
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Quiet, decent gas mileage, very comfortable ride

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Under-powered, terrible body roll, 215/45 series tires on stock rims,
relatively heavy.

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Great Reliable Sports-compact With Atrocious Body Roll And Weak Brakes. — Something like what I said above. Car is underpowered for its price range, but quiet and solidly built. No squeaky plastic or interior noises here...

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Miken94122 writes:
2003 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift Review
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5

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Comfortable ride and handling. This is my 2nd IS300. I love it.

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Not enough rear space.

Miken94122
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Awesome Vehicle. — 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. Great vehicle to have.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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James writes:
2003 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift Review
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Head Turner, Tourqe, The E-Shift is fun, Trac off is even funner!!!!

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Heavy, Body Roll.

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My Is — Affordable performance! Nice power band from the factory and responds well to upgrades. I have an intake and custom straight through exhaust and it sounds amazing! Id like to get rid of some of the body roll by getting some Tein springs under it and a set of Anti Roll bars as well, after that ill probably leave the suspension alone(not a track car afterall, just having fun on the roads leading to work and back).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kaisa writes:
2003 Lexus IS 300 5-Speed Review
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It's not over the top and awesome to drive.

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Expensive to fix... body wise.

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I Love My Car! — Its fast enough... hugs the curves and does pretty good in the snow for a rear wheel drive car. The clutch mysteriously went out and gas mileage is way awesome. I love driving this car, and so does everyone else that does!

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

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Eric writes:
2003 Lexus IS 300 5-Speed Review
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Styling, Performance, Reliability

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Premium gasoline requirement

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My First 4-door — My first 4-door, and easily my largest car. I loved the styling and stance the first time I saw the car. Bought it a few years after introduced. Have been enjoying the car, except for the Premium gasoline requirement. Performance is great, and as a Toyota product, reliability is naturally high.

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Stephen writes:
2003 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift Review
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inspiring handling, comfortable for the front seats, not bad on gas. Good looking cluster

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small

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Got This As A Family Car, Love It — I love the handling and the directness of the power. The throtle response is outstanding in "Manual" mode, it is as responsive as a stick shift. It hugs turns for days and i have not been able to get it to break traction while going through the canyons.

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Ghalib writes:
2003 Lexus IS 300 5-Speed Review
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It has a good look

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it is made by toyota, so it does not really cost me

Ghalib
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It Is Amazing Car Fast, Looks Sharp And Reliable — 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 half and i haven't changed anything accept tires and breaks

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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lexusrider writes:
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Reliable, quick, and fun to drive! Best car to have ever owned!

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Only problem with my baby is the gas milage and the fact that I have to use atleast 91 octane.

lexusrider
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One Of The Best Cars Ever Made! — Lexus outdid themselves with this one. Its a sporty luxury sedan that is a blast to drive. Too bad they only made this model from 2001-2005. Im just glad to be an owner and experience this amazing creation. Thank you Lexus!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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laura2526111 writes:
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Only synthetic oil. No problem with acceleration line off of busy street need that power. Already replaced timiny belt at 95,000 miles and tires. Also new battery. Paint and gloss looks great.

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Needs $200 already appraised leather work a little hole will get fixed if needed.

laura2526111
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Hot Red Sporty Family Car =still Can Feel Young —

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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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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2001 Lexus IS 300 Reviews

Excellent Sport Sedan By danzai

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 t... Read More

Lexus Is 300 Review By Itzy

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 dri... Read More

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