16th Mar 2005, 14:39
Wait 5 years. The Infiniti will be worth far less than the IS. Toytoa products hold value better over time than Nissan.
7th Aug 2005, 15:44
I must agree that the Lexus IS300 is far superior to almost all other sports sedans. When you factor in price, reliability, resale and drive-ability, the IS would likely win hands-down against all comparisons. The IS300 seems to be an excellent (smart) choice.
17th Mar 2006, 14:05
I test drove the Audi A4 3.0 Quattro and It looked great and ran great. I really wanted it because of the sporty sound to it, but I ended up getting the 04' IS300 and I don't regret it at all. But Isn't the IS300 too quiet? I want it to sound like a Ferrari one day.
30th Jan 2007, 15:13
If you want to add a throatier sound to your IS without being obnoxiously loud, just get a Short Ram Intake from Injen. (that's where I got mine) At idle it's just as quiet as stock, but when you romp on it at a high enough engine speed for the VVTi to kick in, it sounds like an RB25. It's an exhilarating sound to hear and it really grabs attention.
3rd Jul 2007, 12:55
I bought a 2002 IS300 last month. It's been great; the reliability specifically far exceeds the Volvo I'm getting away from. One concern: I've heard that the I6 engine in the Lexus, along with the Toyota Matrix, (maybe others) is prone to oil thickening (due to the heat or rpm?). The person who informed me was a mechanic. My first thought was not my baby! Is this a valid argument against my precious?!
31st Dec 2009, 19:39
I own one with 73,000 miles. I love every minute that I drive her. technologically advanced and Toyota's bullet proof reliability! All stock except the tires that I changed to 245/40/17s, LED bulbs. I own a five speed and this is the most fun that you can have in four doors. I only wish that my Porsche 928 is this reliable.
2nd Apr 2011, 07:03
Mr Toyota, BMW got CAUGHT copying the Toyota V8? Yes...it's fact. You didn't know that?
The Lexus is300 is a Kanto car. Open the hood, it will be marked. Do you know what that is?
Are you sure you work on Toyotas?