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2003 Lexus IS300 Reviews and Owner Comments

2003 Lexus IS300
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2003 Lexus IS300 Owner Reviews (4 reviews)
  • 2003 Lexus IS300
    , Warner Robins, GA, December 22, 2011 15:49
    The interior finish on the dash of my IS300 has per other observations from stories I've read started to "melt" when touched. Dealership stated problem due to use of Armor All which I did use over last few year. I removed interior dash per instructions I obtained on line and used solution of ammonia, water and dish soap to rub off all paint on the dash. It came off like black tar, then I purchased black vinyl paint from Duplo and used an adhesion primer to re-paint entire dash. I did not apply any clear coat finish. The final finish matched the other black pieces in the interior perfectly. All in all I spent weekend removing parts and that week painting parts in the evening and reinstalled parts the next weekend. Removing air bag, instrument panel and lowering steering column and radio were not fun but well worth the final results.
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  • 2003 Lexus IS300
    , Benton Harbor, MI, November 01, 2011 12:25
    I have a 2003 is300. My wife talked me out of a Cooper S and I'm happy she did, cause this car is great!
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  • 2003 Lexus IS300
    , Saint Paul, MN, April 20, 2010 17:52
    IS300 SportDesign. Love the car, great engine, very quiet with lots of spunk. It will keep up with my SL500 up until about 90mph. Great body style and attention grabbing wheels (13 spoke). It handles very will with the SportDesign suspension, much better than the non-SportDesign models. Almost as good as my Porsch 968 and definitely faster. Passenger side dash airbag cover is fading even though it is garaged and spends very little time in the sun. Heat/AC temp varies about 3-4 degrees before coming on. Replaced front strut at 25K miles, and is making the same noise again at 65K.
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  • 2003 Lexus IS300
    , Santa Barbara, CA, August 11, 2009 16:35
    Great driving car with nimble handling and an incredibly smooth engine and transmission. Not as luxurious or roomy on the inside as higher end lexus vehicles, but overall a great car for those who appreciate good handling and fun driving.
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