Lexus IS 300 Model Overview

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Lexus IS 300 Questions

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Can Anyone Help? My Car Wont Start, It Turns Over But Will Not Run.

I drove my lexus to work this morning and everything was fine, after work I tried to start my car and it would not start. This has never happened before, Ive checked fuses, oil, and belt. The oil ...

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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...

223 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

Lexus Is300

Hi I'm Johnny I have a Lexus is300. I turn it on and sometime the when you put it in gear it catches then I can move it but when you change the gears it won't catch so you have to turn it off and b...

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Lexus Is300 After Filling Up, Difficulty Starting

Will not start right away after filling up, this is the only time it does this, otherwise runs fine. Have to wait several minutes and step on gas for it to start. Doesn't matter if filling to full...

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Engine Bound Up

Why would the crankshaft only turns 30 degrees in either direction after a timing belt install ? All timing marks were set in correct position. I removed the belt and then the cams to seat all the ...

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Lexus IS 300 Overview

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.

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