1999 Lexus IS 200 SE 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
An all time low for Lexus!
New front shocks (twice).
Rear shocks (once).
New rear brake discs.
New alloy road wheels.
The car is a BIG disappointment both in reliability and performance.
The alloy wheels corroded badly within 6,000 miles, the clutch shuddered at 10,000 miles and the shock absorbers knocked continually.
The depreceiation on this car is also quite high.
This is not a Lexus but an overrated Toyota (sorry Toyota!), nothing like as good or reliable as the BMW 3 Series or Mercedes C180/E200.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th November, 2000
20th Jan 2001, 08:58
Are you driving the same car? I have an IS200 Sport, with nearly 7k on the clock, and not one problem. It sounds like you put it through a rally or something. The ride, handling and refinment are in another class, and the reliability is flawless. Your review and comments sound more like a personal grudge against Lexus than a true review. Maybe you work for BMW!?