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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12 miles

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2003 Lexus IS 300 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Lexus IS 300 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 032003

IS 300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12 miles


High wind noise and flapping noise from the driver door; it's very annoying and unconvertible driving on the highway because of the noises produced by this problem. Lexus claims their cars as luxury cars, but also claims that a wind noise and a flapping noise are normal for $34K luxury cars. I took the car in and they even did not want to try to fix the problem.

- Santa Clara, CA, USA

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