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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Lexus Is300 Won't Start After Being Run Out Of Gas

I ran my car out of gas and the same day 4 hours later I put new premium gas in and it would turn of but won't start. The fuel pump is fine I think because I can hear it work but I don't think it's...


2002 Lexus Is300

I've got a 02 Lexus is300 the trac off light is flashing on the dash I just did spark plugs an valve cover gaskets change but light was flashing before that someone said it might be the oil contro...


Car Won't Even Try To Start All Of A Sudden....been Trying All Kinds Of Thi...

I have a 2002 IS300 Lexus. Power comes on, I checked the Battery it says 12.5 volts when the car is off. I changed the Starter relay because it was cracked....still no start. It doesn't even try. I ...

Wont Start

i wernt out to start my lexus is 300 it turned over then fired and stalled like 2 times fired then stalled now it wont firei cleaned the air filter it was dirty and still nothing i sprayed lil either...

My Dashboard Lights Won't Turn On But My Headlights Do. Is It A Blown Fuse?...

Well my car just got saved from a flood. The car works after changing the spark plugs. Water spew out of the engine when this happened. The car then started. WE gave the car a new battery, changed t...