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Lexus IS 300
4 stars - based on 3 reviews
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Facelift - Lexus IS 300 2.0 (A)
Thanks to a major design update, the latest Lexus IS300 looks bolder, with added aggression, and is a whole lot more desirable than before.
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CONSUMER REVIEWS
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Direct competitor to the BMW 3 series  
 
Although technically a facelift version, it is significantly improved over its predecessor. The exterior design is definitely very sporty, with its sculptured bodylines and very low front end. Interior also feels sporty once you are in the driver's seat. The seats provide reasonable support when driving fast, but it's a bit narrow for my large hips and thighs. Rear headroom is tight with the sloping roofline, and the centre hump is quite high, making it a 2+2 sedan in real life. There's Apple Car play, but it's not wireless. There is also no wireless handphone charging. No memory seat and no electric tailgate. Touchscreen is large enough at 10.2 inches. Navigation is easy with either a touchpad or directly via touching the screen. It comes with built-in GPS. Now come to driving dynamics. The car feels very smooth during pick-up and stopping, can rarely feel any jerkiness. In this respect, it wins most of the luxury continentals in its segment. However, one can still distinctly feel the road surfaces. Acceleration feels not as quick as a car with this level of horsepower and torque. Push it hard and the engine sounds gruffy. Maybe some turbo lag. In terms of handling, the steering feels direct and nicely weighted, and there is little body roll. In terms of equipment level and technology, I think BMW 3 series is still better. Handling wise, I think it's a close fight, but I feel that the IS is a bit more sure-footed and feels more solid. For its price, you are getting more meat as compared to its continental competitors. Those who want the prestige of a badge, should still choose the BMW or C-class. Those who value more uniqueness can go for this.
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Just that one missing piece  
 
This is the first Japanese car I have owned and my previous ride is a 2L 4 Series. Lexus does look more aggressive in the recent make. While the horse power is much higher than my previous 4 series Lexus IS is a heavy car, a very heavy car. The handling is really good i have no complains about it but the torque can be very much improved, probably due to the weight I can't quite feel the horse power gain. The cabin is very quiet, ride is extremely comfortable as well. If you are big on the driving experience BMW still tops if you can put up with its reliability issues.
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Topic Title Replies Last Action

2021 Lexus IS Teased 126 25-Jan-2021
2021 Lexus IS 300 13 01-Dec-2020
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Lexus IS-F coupe Spied For The First Time ! 1 16-Jul-2013
All New 2014 Lexus IS ( Video ) 1 20-Jan-2013
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