2002 Lexus SC 430 Ratings

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Lexus SC 430 2002
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    2002 Lexus SC 430 - Base

    Pros: automatic top and stero

    Cons: run flat tires are a pain, and hard to get serviced

    Advice: get ready for a lot of questions from strangers

    I got my car when they first came out. I still love it. My lease is up in the spring so I have been shopping. Nothing compares. I was planning to keep the car, but just saw the special edition with the black sparkle paint. The black burl wood sold me, despite the absolutly horrible red interior. I love the ride. It has plenty of speed for me, and I dont hear my boyfried complaining. The workmanship is top notch. My only problems are with the run flat tires. I have had an intermitant problem with the stero reseting its levels, but they are installing a replacement. The sound system is fantastic, and I love to blast everything from hip hop to rock. If you think you have no need for a navigation screen, wait to you see this one. I would not have ordered it, but now I would not live without it. I almost traded in my Xterra, that I love, just to get a Lexus SUV with the navigation screen. Lexus's navigation is far superior to any other I have seen. The back seat is small, but I have had 4 people in the car for short rides. Kids dont mind getting squished at bit, they are so happy just to ride in the car. I hear the back seat makes this a 4 seat car and reduces insurance rates. This is by far the most expensive car I have owned. But it is worth every cent. If you are looking just for a serious sports car, this may not be for you. But if you want luxury in a sports car, Lexus has hit the mark with this car. Buy it. I live in Maine. This car will not drive in snow.

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    2002 Lexus SC 430 - Base

    Pros: none

    Cons: rusting

    Advice: do not buy this vehicle

    since purchasing this car ive had nothing but trouble.radio went dead, battery went dead, tire pressure sensors malfunction and biggest problem rust on body, roof, and undercarriage.have been fighting with lexus for past 9 months to buy back car but only getting the run around. bottom line do not buy this car or any product from lexus.

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    2002 Lexus SC 430 - Base

    Pros: The interior refinements

    Cons: ZERO complaints

    Advice: RUN...don't walk to buy one. But be selective about the color.Easier to resell down the road.

    This is my fourth Lexus in ten years. And among those was a '93 SC 400 which was a fine touring car I thought until I drove this beauty! It is simply put, Outstanding. I cannot explain adequately enough what a gorgeous,sexy,elegant vehicle this really is. The finish work literally blows away the German rides.Granted, it's not a Porshe in the performance end of things but who cares. I don't want a ticket nor do I need people thinking I'm a kook for flying past them.Although this is still a 150+MPH car! This is a car to be seen and seen in.When you spend 65 thousand dollars on a car you don't want to be a blur. Not too surprising is the importance of color selection but each to their own. This car is so much nicer than the old SC although they are still a beautiful car. Some people complain about the seats being not bolstered enough but what the hey...you're not racing this thing.If you want to be travelling at Warp Speeds, then this is the wrong category of car for you.We've had the two kids in the back seats.They seemed happy enough although they are young and small, 4 and 7.The trunk is small-ish but so is every car like it in it's class. And if you're thinking a Corvette gets the girls then you must still be in high school because this car will make your lady feel like one.Controls as with all Lexus are supreme.Transmission is silky smooth.Interior noise is so low you'll wonder if the machine is even on.The Levinson stereo system is pretty darn good.I do not have the run flat tires because of stories I'd heard and hey,what are the odds?Knowwhatameanbubba? The top...ohh the top! It is very very cool.And works flawlessly. People,it's a Lexus remember? There are a lot of cool cars out on the market and each has some unique feature but there is nothing that comes close to this car at this price.I keep thinking that I'll drive this car until I'm 90 but with Lexus..it takes only a couple of years before they blow us away with their uber fine quality and improvements. Kiss the Bimmer and the Merc and the XK8 buh-bye...this car is awesome.Don't forget one thing.This car is for touring. It is a touring sports car. You drive it casually.If you want to tempt the police and have stratospheric insurance premiums,then you want a Porshe, about 40$ thou more. If you want this sort of luxury but the performance too, then you'll want to think about spending 160$K on an Aston Martin. Anyway,just a thought.By the way, I've also had an XK8 and this is wayyy nicer.And if you want a sedan...the Lexus can enthrall you with that too.Gorgeous classy vehicles.Superb value.Everyone of them.

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    2002 Lexus SC 430 - Base

    Pros: Quality! Interior, exterior, sound system, nav.

    Cons: Flat, unbolstered seat; dull steering; run-flat tire noise & stiffness.

    Advice: If you want comfort, switch out tires; if sportiness, upgrade suspension

    This is a luxury convertible first, a sports car second. Plenty of power, but setup for cruising, not cornering. Perfect for a sunny day meander, good daily commuter (but terrible gas milage in city driving). Back seat is fine for extra cargo space most two-seaters lack - there's even a pooch cover! - but don't expect even small children to sit back there.

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    2002 Lexus SC 430 - Base

    Pros: The top. and speed.

    Cons: The usles back seat.

    Advice: Work on the price .

    Picked uo March 2,2002 and we had a snow fall that afternoon and coud not get into my garage had to get winter tires to use this car in snow. Other wise this is the best car I have owned in many years. I just love everything about it. By the way the delear stors the tires for me at no charge.

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    2002 Lexus SC 430 - Base

    Pros: whole inside

    Cons: nothing

    Advice: keep it in shape

    it was an awsome ride i will never find a car as good as this one

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    2002 Lexus SC 430 - Base

    Pros: style & appealing

    Cons: price. no negotiation

    Advice: you may pay full price and wait a while before you can get it

    Excellent car