Thursday, July 18

2004(?) Lexus IS300 SportCross

Get out the torches and pitchforks, folks. Here we have FUTUREPEEP #2.
First off, let's all forgive Lexus for calling this the SportCross and concentrate on the fact that this is the IS300 in shooting brake/sport wagon form. The SportCross didn't sell too well in the US (probably because they called it the SportCross), so they're on the scarce side a decade or so later. The lack of a manual (in US models) is a huge drawback, but these can be found in AWD trim, so we'll call it even.

Complaints and criticisms are welcome in the comments below.
Thanks for playing.

Alameda, CA
IS300 SportCross @ Forbes
Photo: Bill Stengel


  1. Heh, yesterday on my way to work, there was one in front of me at the light just down the road from my house. Oklahoma plates iirc. It is the only one of these I've seen in the wild.

  2. Definitely into sport wagons - stick and AWD would be preferable but a mommy hauler with some spirit would be fine. Never have been into the Altezza lights... Trying to keep my eyes peeled for the rolling thunder that is the CTS-V wagon.

  3. You're right about the Altezza, but don't you think the M3 in the background is more peepable than this ?

    1. Don't you mean the Chrysler Sebring convertible?

    2. What is so peepable about an E36 M3? They're everywhere and the US variant was a dog.

  4. The American flag sticker just makes me feel all warm and tingly.

  5. SUVs, convertibles, roadsters and cars were delivered by the Lexus division, and have as of late propelled its F marque backup. used car dealerships