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2005 Lexus IS

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Overall Rating
9.5
Out of 10

Based on 247 Ratings for the 2001 - 2005 models.

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  • Value
    9.5/10
    Quality
    9.7/10
  • Reliability
    9.7/10
    Performance
    9.5/10
  • Comfort
    9.3/10
    Styling
    9.6/10
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Too much for too little

By on Friday, August 24, 2007

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
5/10

"Interior seems cheap compared to the competitors. CD changer had to be replaced twice (thankfully under warranty) but it is impossible to remove it without damaging plastic dash trim. Getting similar errors, so it will no doubt fail again. Car eats tires, less than 20k miles per set, inside edge of front tires wear prematurely. Fuel economy is about 18mpg even with consertative driving. Plastic components on rear hatch cover have broken several times, not up to usual Toyota standards. Service costs are ridiculous from the dealer. They initially gave a loaner car for all services, a main selling feature, but soon discontinued that practice shortly after purchase. Known problem with oxygen sensors failing, impossible to get to without expensive service, Lexus should have replaced them under warranty. Have automatic transmission with E-shift, can't shift into 1st gear (why not?) manually and up/down shifts often hesitate. Performance not that great considering the low fuel economy (have other cars with smaller engines & better fuel economy that have better performance). From KBB, car does not appear to hold resale value very well. Rear seats have no legroom with an average size adult in the front seat. Despite being a hatchback, very limited useful storage space."

1 person out of 5 found this review helpful

By on Wednesday, August 22, 2007

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"By far the best vehicle I have ever been in or owned. Its sporty, hip, and beautifully designed inside and out. The ride quality is second to none. The 5 speed is so much fun to drive. Engine is super smooth, responsive and sounds great! Look no further when looking for a mid sized luxury sedan....AWESOME!!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

By on Friday, August 17, 2007

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

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Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

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By on Friday, August 17, 2007

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

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Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"I intend on running this car into the ground, perhaps 300k, then sell to junkyard when it is worth nothing. In other words, I will not sell this car while it still runs. Excellent vehicle overall."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

By on Thursday, August 16, 2007

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

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Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

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