Started on Feb. 20 by Scott Lear

2004 Lexus IS 300

We’ve got enough BMW 3 Series cars around the office, so I was compelled to find my four-door RWD daily driver fun in a slightly different package. This one’s got a proper five-speed manual with the hard-as-hell-to-find factory-installed limited-slip differential. Aside from some Bridgestone Potenza RE01R rubber, it’s absolutely bone stock. I’m trying to keep that way, too. It’s got enough punch for tail-out shenanigans, and it goes beautifully down the highway, too. Quiet, comfy, well made…I totally dig this car.

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Feb. 25, 2009, 4:11 p.m.

I've got the same ride. Millenium Silver 5sp w/LSD Mine's a 2002 bought in 2005 with 17,000 miles. 44k on it now. It's been a fantastic car and in true Toyota fashion I'm sure will bombproof reliable for many more years. The only mods I've done are a K&N drop in filter and the removal of the clutch dampening do-hickey, as I found it improved clutch pedal feel. I really dig this car too!

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