Please realize that I purchased my
SC300 with automatic just two weeks
ago, so my review is only initial. My
car has been very well maintained,
largely by a Lexus dealership,
throughout its life. 115K miles. I
believe the previous owners never
abused it. This car should be bought
by a mature person who appreciates what
he's driving. This auto trans SC300 is
intended as a cruiser, not a racer, but
it IS capable of being quite sporty.
When pushed, it corners flat, has quick
steering and excellent pickup. It has
a quite firm suspension, more so than
its image indicates. Everything in
this car works smoothly. Superb for
being 12 years old. I was not a Lexus
fan, but my car is special.
The overall beauty of this beast - it's
a work of art just sitting in the
driveway. The inline 6 engine - looks,
smooothness, balance. 7 speaker radio -
no distortion. It has beautiful,
strong, double hinged doors - doors
close like new. Nothing looks cheap.
Fine leather seats. Design of dash.
As it is not made anymore, kind of
moot. But, suggest availability of a
small Fixed radio antenna (or in the
windshild) to replace the current auto
up-down one. AM reception is so-so.
Somewhat raised rear sits for the kids.
More room in trunk - less for radio. 5-
speed auto rather than 4-speed.
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