2002 IS 300
the IS 300 will receive a standard 5-speed manual transmission. The SportCross, however, will only be available with a 5-speed automatic... Read More
the IS 300 will receive a standard 5-speed manual transmission. The SportCross, however, will only be available with a 5-speed automatic (an extra cost option on the IS 300 Sedan). All models feature traction control, anti-lock disc brakes, and dual front and side-impact airbags. Available options include vehicle skid control, a limited-slip differential, power sunroof, navigation system, and two separate leather upholstery packages. Value packages will be added late in the model year Minimize
Product Review Summary
18 Reviews from Epinions.com
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Apr 28, 2002
E-Shift is an E-Ticket
Pros: Awesome Handling, Fun E-Shift, Great Looking Inside and Out
Cons: Price, Lack of Rear Seat Room
This has always been a good sport sedan, the E-Shift makes it more sporty without losing the convenience of an automatic. Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 18, 2005
Lexus IS300: long term review
Pros: cost, handling, acceleration, dependability, styling, garage door-opener, soundsystem
Cons: fuel mileage, plastic interior, suede interior, pearl color paint option, storage space.
would buy this car again because of dependability, quality, Lexus-image. Also, unique looking cars are hard to find and the SportCross is one of them. Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 9, 2002
IS 300 - affordable alternative to a BMW or Mercedes.
Pros: E-shift, powerful, and affordable luxury.
Cons: Back seating uncomfortable, dash may become cluttered with GPS.
Excellent affordable luxury car - handles extremely well and is very appealing. Plus you have the reliability of the Toyota/Lexus name brand. Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 11, 2001
Great car, hot hot hot
Pros: Acceleration, Styling, Interior, Handling
Cons: Rear seat doesn't fold down
If you want a car with unique styling, has a great engine, comfortable interior, and handles like a dream, this is the car to get. Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 25, 2001
The "Altezza" Finally Comes to the U.S.
Pros: Excellent Acceleration, Smooth Shifting, Strong Braking, and Absolutely Beautiful, Inside and Out.
Cons: Will the IS 300 become played out and trite? We'll see.
Excellent car, a winner for its class. Can seriously compete with BMW, Audi, and Mercedes. True value inside and out, and definitely under the hood. Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 29, 2002
Best Compact Sports Sedan for the Money
Pros: Handling, Acceleration, Sound System, Looks and Price
Cons: Memory Seats, Audio Controls on Steering Wheel
Price, Price, Price! Drive the others and then do a apples to apples comparison! Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 16, 2007
Positive review after 4.5 years
Pros: See the review above
Cons: It's no Prius. I get 19MPG with my aggressive driving. Fortuntely has a 17Gal tank.
Buy it. Fun, luxurious, and pretty. In almost 5 years I've had to spend ZERO on repairs. I like the pre-06 look more than the new design. Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 6, 2002
The new 5-speed Lexus IS300
Pros: Eye-catching, beautiful, good power, smooth ride
Cons: Rims, sound system, thermometer
Excellent car for the successful youth who want the sporty look. Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 3, 2001
Lexus IS 300
Pros: Great acceleration, sporty, comfortable, roomy back seat
Cons: No armrest for the driver
This car is a good buy for anyone looking for the luxury of a Lexus. It has a sporty exterior and drives beautifully! Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 2, 2007
Not just Japanese - It's JDM!
Pros: Incredible tanklike build quality, RWD, inline 6, low depreciation
Cons: Small size, intrusive traction control, poor fuel economy, high ownership expense
The perfect choice for that small segment of the market looking for a small, fun, reliable, RWD Japanese sports sedan. Also, the only choice. Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 29, 2006
The 2002 IS300 5sp Sports Sedan
Pros: Toyota/Lexus build quality, great handling, great motor and the manual transmission transforms the car.
Cons: Gas mileage. Takes premium. Needs a sixth gear.
Great sports sedan. Great car for couples and families with small children that don't grow. Highly recommended for drivers with sporting intentions. Read More at Epinions.com