2002 Lexus IS 300 Overview

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2002 Lexus IS 300 Overview

In just its second year of production, the IS 300 returned in 2002 with several additions and improvements. On the performance front, the IS would now be available with a 5-speed manual transmission (long awaited on the GS sports sedan), and a firmer sports-tuned suspension. New luxury options also became available, including a navigation system and an all leather interior. Another Lexus first: in 2002 the IS was also offered as a compact wagon.
The IS 300 was powered by the same 3.0 liter inline six engine, with 215 horsepower and 218 pound-feet of torque. The engine provided ample power for the compact sedan, pulling it from 0 to 60 in 7.5 seconds. Large brakes dropped 60 to 0 stopping distance to 115 feet. This new IS was marked by performance upgrades: the new suspension provided a more responsive feel of the road and the new manual transmission also added to the sporting experience. The IS was again only offered with rear wheel drive.

In 2001, a common concern among owners was the vehicle's poor fuel efficiency, observed at 18/23 mpg. Although it was now increased to 25 mpg on the highway, many still felt that a compact sedan should do better. While the new IS had created a more dynamic and responsive driving experience than its predecessor, many reviewers suggested that the sedan's styling could achieve more of a balance between sport and luxury, like the GS.


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    Car Will Not Start

    drove car through deep water, car died, was full of water, draid every thing, new spark plugs and wires. took bat cable off toreset still no start. please help .

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    My Lexus Is 300

    My Lexus is300 seems to be acting up. It has almost 200k miles. Sometimes it seems like the transmission is acting up the other night like seemed like I had to push the gas pedal all the way to ...

    8 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

    So My 02 Is300 Is Not Getting Spart Its Cranking Over But Wont Start I Had ...

    My 02 Lexus IS300 is not getting spark it's cranking over but it will not start I had a new key get made and I got programmed but the technician is saying that the ignition safety light is not kick...

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    How Should I Price My 2002 Lexus Is300 To Sell When It Needs Body Work?

    Mechanically, the car is in good condition, the tires have a lot of life left. The interior is nice too. But the body is need of work. The clear coat is peeling off in areas. The front drivers side...

    17 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 months ago)

    2002 Lexus Is300 Ignition Stuck Accessory Position.

    Need help! The key is out the ignition can put key back in but can't turn ignition right or left. The key was removed from the ignition in the accessory position.

    23 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 months ago)