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Used Lexus IS Saloon 1999 - 2005 review

Category: Executive car

Section: Our recommendations

Used Lexus IS Saloon 1999 - 2005
  • Used Lexus IS Saloon 1999 - 2005
  • Used Lexus IS Saloon 1999 - 2005
Used Lexus IS Saloon 1999 - 2005 review
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Which used Lexus IS saloon should I buy?

Go for a 2.0-litre model with SE trim. The smaller engine has enough power, and is a better match for the car's abilities than the much more powerful 3.0.

The entry-level model is badged as an S and well kitted out, including air-con and alloy wheels as standard, but the SE adds leather seats and, on later models, sat-nav - all desirable stuff. The Sport matches these equipment levels, but adds bigger alloys, skinny tyres and a stiffened suspension, which combine to ruin the ride.