47,505 Original Miles


Automatic Transmission
3.0L Inline 6
215 hp @ 5800 RPM*
218 lb/ft torque @ 3800 RPM*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 7.7 seconds
Top Speed: 140 MPH
MSRP in 2003: $30,805


*Seller Asking:


Fast Facts:
  • The Sportcross was a response to the highly successful BMW 3 Series Touring (E46). The demand for small premium wagons was at an all time high (before the Crossover took over) motivating BMW to finally bring the 3 Series wagon onto U.S shores. Naturally, Lexus followed shortly after with their own small wagon (or “shooting brake”) in 2002
  • The uncharacteristically low roofline kept dimensions compact. Overall, the Sportcross is three inches shorter than a C5 Corvette
  • The IS300’s engineering development program was run by Nobuaki Katayama, who previously worked on the iconic AE86 Toyota Corolla
  • The IS300’s twin cam 2JZ-GE straight-six engine came straight from the bigger GS300. This engine featured variable valve timing, aluminum heads, and hypereutectic pistons
  • This is also the same engine found in the N/A Supra MK4. It is NOT the same motor found in the twin turbo Supra with the turbos removed (common misconception). The 2JZ-GE (naturally aspirated) and 2JZ-GTE (twin turbo) had many differences internally. The GTE is much stronger, with different pistons etc. The GE is focused more on efficiency. It’s still a fantastic engine, but it can’t compare to the over-engineered 2JZ-GTE!
  • The IS300 launched in the U.S with the GS300’s five-speed automatic, and no manual option. Foreign markets received an optional, less powerful IS “200” that came with a 6spd manual, but that transmission couldn’t be used on the IS300 as it couldn’t handle the torque of the 3.0L engine. Buyers had to wait until 2002 when Lexus finally offered a 5spd manual (the W55)
Key Model Year Changes:
  • 2003 only saw updated wheel/tire options, as well as revised front cupholders
  • The following year (2004) received a maintenance indicator light, automatic power door locks, mist-type windshield washer nozzles, bright silver gauge trim rings, and other minor cosmetic changes
  • The first gen IS300 was only sold in the U.S between 2001 and 2004


Seller Notes:
  • 47k original miles
  • 1 family owner
  • Well maintained
  • Mechanically it is in tip top shape
  • Cosmetically it is in very nice condition other than some minor door dings and some curb rash on the wheels


  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin – (more photos below)
  • Update: craigslist ad has been deleted (sold or removed from market)

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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it.
*Advertised price at time of posting. Sellers can raise or lower prices on their original ad at any time. Click on the original ad to view current price/availability.
Mileage Disclaimer: NOC has not confirmed if the mileage stated by the seller is true and accurate. It is up to the buyer to verify these claims. Vehicle history reports, service records stating mileage, and even inspections of odometer tampering are recommended.

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