2005 Lexus IS 300

    2005 Lexus IS 300 Review Summaries

    What reviewers liked most about the Lexus IS 300

    • Very, very fun to drive.

      - Automobile
    • Inside the beltline is low, letting in lots of light and a great view.

      - Car and Driver
    • Aided by an easy-to-modulate clutch, the new 5-speed manual makes the IS feel more responsive.

      - Road & Track
    • The IS pulls solidly in any gear at any speed.

      - Road Test Online
    • Striking instrument panel with gauges that look like a fine Swiss watch.

      - The Detroit News

    What reviewers liked least about the Lexus IS 300

    • It all looks great until you start getting touchy-feely.

      - Edmunds.com
    • The overall styling might not age well.

      - Road & Track
    • Instrument panel tends to reflect, unpleasantly, in the windshield under bright sunlight.

      - The Car Connection
    • The front seats will be confining for broad-beamed users.

      - USA Today

    Lexus IS 300 Comparisons

    • Sporty enough but not quite BMWish

      - AutoWeek
    • Whereas the Volvo [S60] and the Mercedes-Benz [C320] feel plush inside, the Lexus feels thinly padded.

      - Motor Trend

    Best one-liner about the Lexus IS 300

    • On-the-edge interior design; on-a-budget interior surfaces.

      - Automobile
    • This Lexus keeps digging us in the ribs and saying, 'Let's play!'

      - Motor Trend

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