2005 Lexus IS 300 User Reviews

2005 Lexus IS 300 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 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: 4.5 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

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"build quality" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Graham writes:
2005 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift Review
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5

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fun and reliable

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price and cost to maintain might be deterants

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Get One. You Will Love It — The 2005 Lexus IS300 built by Toyota is a great mid-sized sport sedan. It is dependable, reliable, has excellent performance all at a mid-range price. One of the best cars on the market in the price range. Great features like the e-shift and the optional built-in dash GPS unit make this one a really fun car to drive around.

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Sher8 writes:
2005 Lexus IS 300 SportCross Review
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4

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Great value for money

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Sports transmission, doesn't change after touching the redline

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Japenesse Know What They Are Doing — Its a great car, I love it and would not want to sell it, durable, tough and even has a great feel overall. I must say that it is great value for money, doesn't hassle and bother. The drive and quality is also worthy of the competition and beats it by miles

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Ryan writes:
2005 Lexus IS 300 5-Speed Review
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Power

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Lexus Is300 Review — Performance - 3.0L 2jz should outperform the BMW 330i, but barely beats the BMW 325i. Disappointing NA power, but a good Boosting platform. Braking feels good, and handling is quite good with coil-overs, however chassis could be a little stiffer. Build Quality - only repairs needed were windshield wipers, which are normal wear and tear. only squeaks are probably from aftermarket suspension Appearance - very bland exterior and interior, however exterior is a great platform for modifications. Cost of Ownership - bad mileage for its weight and motor, but maintenance is cheap because nothing ever breaks Fun Factor - handles decent, is fun to drive, but needs more power!

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LONGARCH writes:
2005 Lexus IS 300 SportCross Review
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Handling, comfort, cargo space, Lexus quality

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Not the best fuel economy with not the most powerful engine.

LONGARCH
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Very Good — 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 Lexus quality and dependability is very good in this model. Overall it is a great daily driver, would highly recommend if you are looking for sports car handling with cargo space.

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Tarek writes:
2005 Lexus IS 300 SportCross Review
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perfect

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none

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Perfect — 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 exterior, mine was black exterior color and beige leather interior. DVD and navigation system was fun

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

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Eric writes:
2005 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift Review
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5

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Plenty of pick-up
Great MPG
Rock solid steering
Great braking power

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Minimal room in the back seat

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Best Car I've Had — Other then the amount of room in the back seats, I have nothing to complain about with the Lex.

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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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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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