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Lexus IS 300 Model Overview

New Lexus IS 300

2016 Lexus IS 300 Overview
New 2016 Lexus IS 300 For Sale
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Lexus IS 300 Questions

Albert666
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If I Purchased A Vehicle From Some One And It Didn't Pass Smog What Can I D...

Purchased a vehicle from some dude and it didn't pass smog after he told me it did ended up missing parts from the car and now I'm out 3500 dollars what can I do

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landit
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Car Won't Start

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1stlexus4me
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Spark Plug Wire Set

Recently bought a lexus is300. Bought wire set for a lexus es300. Will they work for the is300? Have them in car already, only difference I see, is wire length. Please help!

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Plug Wire Set

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Jr323
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I Just Got My Key Programmed By A Lock Smith For My Lexus Is300. The Securi...

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About the Lexus IS 300

The IS series first appeared in 2001 as the entry-level offering from Lexus, priced just below the Camry-based ES. The IS was classified as subcompact, and it was conceived as a sports sedan. For half the price of the high-performance Lexus GS series, the IS 300 offered a stiffer suspension and manual transmission. However, many critics felt that Lexus luxury was a casualty of this new pursuit to combine performance with affordability.

Throughout its first generation, the IS was powered by a 3.0-liter inline six. This engine generated 215 horsepower and 218 pound-feet of torque. While the IS was considerably fast, moving from 0 to 60 in 7.5 seconds, many owners felt the 19/25 mpg fuel efficiency was considerably low for such a small car. Indeed, it was the smallest sedan Lexus ever built. The manual transmission became available in 2002, and it featured a limited slip differential through 2004. In the second year of production, Lexus also offered the IS as a compact wagon called the SportCross. It never ascended beyond limited production, and low sales led to its discontinuation after the first generation.

In 2006, the IS was redesigned and split into two engine options: the V6 IS 250 and the V6 IS 350.  All-wheel drive became available on the car for the first time. With the second generation, Lexus aimed to create an IS that could keep pace with the comparably priced BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes Benz C-Class, with respect to both luxury and peformance.