2000 Lexus IS 200 SE Auto 2.0 from UK and Ireland
1st Class motoring
New battery Needed.
Bulb in the dash has blew and you can't see the speedo at night. (blown)
Rear brake pad pins loose and rattle when you hit a bump.
Drinks a lot of Fuel.
One of the best cars ever made.
Will just keep going and going forever if you service it regularly on time every time.
Still drives like one which I test drove with half the mileage.
Some people say it is not that quick, but it feels a lot quicker than my previous Alfa 156 2.0TS because it has so much torque.
I have beaten a BMW 325ci and a MG ZT180 of the lights and they just couldn't keep up, the Lexus is a lot quicker than you think.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th July, 2005
15th Jul 2006, 09:46
There is no way an IS200 (2 litre straight six, 153 bhp, 144 lb/ft torque) will be able to beat a BMW 325ci (2.5 litre straight six, 192 bhp, 181 lb/ft torque) in a standing start or on the move, the driver of the BMW almost certainly didn't even bother to race you, either that or he/she can't drive)
Plus the MG180 should be able to beat the is200, also I haven't driven one and can't vouch for it!
14th Nov 2006, 03:41
I agree. The IS200 is gutless. Smooth, lovely to listen to, but utterly gutless. To suggest that it would beat a 325i is madness - I doubt it would even out run a 320. Also it is very severe on fuel for a 2 litre car.