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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Lexus IS Saloon (99-05) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Well built, well priced, fun to drive.

CONS

Overstyled cabin - some might say tacky.

PROS

Well built, well priced, fun to drive.

CONS

Overstyled cabin - some might say tacky.

Lexus IS Saloon rivals

If you fit into Lexus' buyer profile for the IS, you're probably young, affluent and style-conscious. But that was before ex-Rover-driving, sports-casual-wearing Alan Partridge decided to buy one. Image apart, the average buyer opts for IS for its proven reliability and generous equipment. The range was expanded in September 2001 with the addition of the three-litre powerplant and the Sportcross ‘lifestyle estate’ bodystyle.

Lexus IS Saloon rivals

Other Lexus IS (1999 - 2005) models: