It runs smoothly, however I find there to be a slight clutch judder at low revs.
It took me a couple of months of disapointment to realise that the car is quite nippy at high revs (5000 onwards).
I haven't had any mechanical problems at all. I think the car is stunning to look at and I always get admiring looks from wannabes. As I am tall, the ride can be uncomfortable but I find, with the seat low and tilted quite a way back, it's fine.
The stereo system is fab and sounds great. My alloys have started to corrode slightly so these will need repairing, which I'm not too happy about.
All in all I love my Lexus and think it's a beautiful looking motor.
It's very well screwed together with excellent road-holding and performance.
Its superb reliability has been let down by recurring problems with the radio and front brakes.
The dealer replaced pitted alloys under warranty at three years.
I will not be buying another as fuel costs are too high and it has the most stupid and annoying boot.
Dealers are very good, but expensive.
I use to own a IS200 Sport and always wanted a little bit more power. Then IS300 is just the ticket and offered me everything I want and need in a car.
The dealership is just excellent and the car wonderful to drive and own. The specification level, when compared to other similarly priced cars, is just great. I gave now had three of these cars and can't want to test drive the new model due out later on in the year.
The only downside to owning such a car is the fuel eccomony. I often get asked by other drivers (like BMW owners) whats it's like, I just smile and say just wicked. I always find a excuse to drive the car and or take the long way home.
Narrow boot opening makes loading a bit difficult. Very juicy considering the prices of fuel these days. Otherwise, a lovely car to own and drive. Still better looking than the rivals.
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