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2004 Lexus IS 300 User Reviews

2004 Lexus IS 300 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • 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: 4.8 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

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PROS
"power" 9 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
"big car" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 13 2004 Lexus IS 300 reviews.

Serge writes:
2004 Lexus IS 300 SportCross Review
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5

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Amazing looks, ride quality and build quality, great performance and handling. Lots of Fun.

Cons

Bad fuel economy, under powered without after market tunning, not a huge amount of rear legroom.

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2004 Lexus Is300 Sportcross — First of all I should point out that I have a passion for sport wagons. The sportcross handles great thanks to a great weight distribution and a front engine - rear wheel drive setup. The standard near racing low profile tires are incredible on dry tarmac but are out right scary in rainy weather or any other slick surface. Performance is my only problem with this car. Sure it can do 0-60 in under 7 seconds if you have a manual and you change gears like a maniac but in reality Toyota should have shoved the Twin Turbo from the Supra into the IS. However a cold air intake and maybe an after market Turbo and the IS could stand head to head with the same year M3s. Also that extra boast will justify quite a bad fuel economy, it gets from 12 to 16 mpg in heavy stop and go traffic with the occasional Boxter and Mustang lights race and up to 32 mpg with good 65-75 mph cruise. It is suppose to take only premium gas but you can throw Reg or Mid grade once in a while if that is much cheaper, but don't make it a habit.

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Stephen writes:
2004 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift Review
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5

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great handling, good pick up nice ride quality

Cons

It could use a little more power out of the box.

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I Like The Car, Its The Second One I Have Had — 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 hills

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Justin writes:
2004 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift Review
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5

Pros

Great look, smooth ride, quick car

Cons

E-Shifting button location

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Is 300 Drive? — Can't say too much about the car since I've only driven it several times. The IS 300 has a nice power kick to it. Put your foot down a bit and it will go, just give it time to get there. The turning speed is great with the suspension. The Lexus had upgraded shocks/springs and wider tires so it stuck stiff at quick turns. My only concern or negative view on the car was the e- shifting. Changing gears are on the steering wheel was something I did not enjoy. making turns and changing gears isn't the easiest thing to do

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

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Kenneth writes:
2004 Lexus IS 300 5-Speed Review
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5

Pros

engine and drive train

Cons

needs a sixth gear

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Is300 Review — great car great handling and exceptional reliability. would like a bit more power stock but with few upgrades it can become a very fast car. the car is also very fun to drive and with the equipped torsen limited slip diff it makes going around corners very fun.

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

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Tryfon writes:
2004 Lexus IS 300 5-Speed Review
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3

Pros

Fun sedan to drive alone or full of people

Cons

Can easily get out of hand= TICKETS

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Comfortable, Plush Smooth With A Bite If Pushed — Fun to drift around with due to the rear propulsion and the limited slip differential. Comfortable,handles well, safe & well built. Reliability-wise, nothing to say=TOYOTA. Sonds awesome with the right exhaust system. Long live the inline-6 2JZ engine !

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andy writes:
2004 Lexus IS 300 5-Speed Review
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5

Pros

Performance, Handling, and overall look of the car

Cons

Expensive and addicting habit

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Modded Is 300 — I have a 2004 Lexus IS300. Graphite gray in color with some modifications. I have an ACT stage 3 clutch and pressure plate with a Fidanza flywheel. It also has a megan racing header, downpipe, with an Apexi N1 Catback exhaust system. Clear reverse lights with a full D2 coilover suspension system and 18 inch Enkei Racing wheels. I absolutely love it but will continue to make it better.

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

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Nic writes:
2004 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift Review
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4

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Looks, Aftermarker support

Cons

gas mileage, maint. costs

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Sexi Lexi — I like my car alot almost love it, not quite though. It has the 2JZGE engine so it does have good power and is smooth as ever, which i do appriciate just coming out of a 330i. I love how the seats have the contrast piping, and the Mark Levinson audio is better than most of the sound systems in the MB cars which are pretty good. Gas mileage sucks, but it comes with the territory i guess.

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Courtney writes:
2004 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift Review
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My Car — Nice sporty sedan, good pickup and has been trouble free since I have bought. Lexus service center is great but hate is kind of expensive.

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Kevin writes:
2004 Lexus IS 300 SportCross Review
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5

Pros

rock solid build quiality

Cons

kindof a love hate thing with the looks

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Not Too Sure Why I Like It More Than The Sedan — very capable car, not really big enough to be called a wagon, good power, many features

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Samuel writes:
2004 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift Review
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5

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Everything from interior trim to exterior.

Cons

A bit slow. Runs a 7.8 sec. 0-60mph stock.

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Old School Is — One of the best looking cars out there, one-two combo with great looks and great performance for it's class. Also known as the Toyota Altezza (Japanese) and nicknamed "Baby Supra" since it has a similar engine as a Toyota Supra.

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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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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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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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