Lexus SC 430 Ratings

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    2006 Lexus SC 430

    Love this car

    Pros: Hard top convertible.

    Cons: Tire prices.

    This car is more fun than I could imagine. Lexus did it right!

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    2004 Lexus SC 430

    luxury at its finest

    Pros: retractable hardtop convertible

    Cons: retractable hardtop

    gets an A on all things, luxurous interior, great stereo, all features are awsome. I do find the GPS hard to understand how to operate it.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    2003 Lexus SC 430

    Long Term Review - SC430

    Pros: Bullet-proof reliability

    Cons: Seating and performance

    Wanted a 'sports coupe with some luxury'. It delivered somewhat on the luxury, but 'sport' is nowhere to be found in the SC430. Floaty suspension, numb handling, terrible throttle response, and quite possibly the worst seats offered by a premium make. Rear seat should be removed - really only a package shelf. Anemic engine output for such a heavy car. Overall, a reliable but unfulfilling ride.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
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    2005 Lexus SC 430 - Base

    Pros: Convertible

    Cons: Quality issues will be not be resolved and honored by the Lexus teams.

    Advice: Do Not buy Lexus.

    I will never buy a Lexus again. I will reccommend to my friends NOT to buy a Lexus either! The reason, the warranty! I had the brand new vehicle for 3 months off the show room. Since day one, it could not start on its own. The batterry was never recharged after I drove it or let the car run for 30 minutes. When I brought it to the Lexus dealer in Wilmington, Delaware, they said my IC computer was fried and it was not a warranty problem. Needless to say, this will be the last Lexus that I own. Be sure that everyone I know will know of this Lexus quality problem.

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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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    2004 Lexus SC 430 - Base

    Pros: Ride comfort

    Cons: Sub par road performance

    Advice: Its a luxury car plain and simple

    I was in the market for a second car for use of as a daily driver, test drove the car mulitple times, unique looks and a very comfortable ride and car is very well put together, but it is NO sports car. Car understeers a good deal under less than moderate driving, it also has a mushy road feel and quite a bit of bodyroll when lane changing. Engine has good power tho car never seems to lose that luxury car feel.

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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.