Lexus Is300 owners manuals
- Acceleration hesitation
- Rotors rusting
- Brakes producing loud sound when wet
The Lexus IS is a compact executive vehicle marketed by Lexus as 1999. The IS was formerly sold under the Toyota Altezza nameplate in Japan from 1998 (which comes for "highness" in Italian). The IS was launched as an entry-level sport model slotted under the ES in the Lexus lineup.
The first-generation Altezza was introduced in Japan in 1998, while the Lexus IS 200 made its debut in Europe in 1999 and North America as the IS 300 in 2000. The first-generation, inline-6-powered engine highlighted sedan and wagon models.
The Lexus IS 300 is available in four trims: the IS 300 RWD, IS 300 F Sport RWD, IS 300 AWD, and IS 300 F Sport AWD. The IS 300 RWD is rear-wheel-drive while the IS 300 AWD is all-wheel-drive. The F Sport package adds a sport-tuned suspension. While the rear-wheel-drive models are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (241 hp, 258 lb-ft) the all-wheel-drive models are equipped with a bigger 3.5-liter V6 engine (260 hp, 236 lb-ft).
Lexus IS known problems
Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Lexus IS are: