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1997 Lexus Sc-300 - Consumer Reviews

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Base 3.0L 6-cyl. 5-speed Manual - (6 reviews )
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By JLK
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1997 Lexus SC 300 2dr Coupe


Review

Best looking and driving used 2 door sport coupe for the money. Comfortable. Seats 4 or 5 if needed. Still feels like a $40,000 car at a third of the price. Quality and luxury.


Favorite Features

tilt/telescoping steering wheel, acceleration from 55-100 mph is astounding.


Suggested Improvements

Better cup holders, fold down rear seat for trunk access.


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SC 300
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By Pete
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1997 Lexus SC 300 2dr Coupe


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Great looking car and built solid. Don't see many of these around and so it's a pleasure to have something different.


Favorite Features

Exterior styling, 2jz motor.


Suggested Improvements

No significant changes made since it's debut in 1992; old technology on this baby.


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Dream on wheels
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By microdzz
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1997 Lexus SC 300 2dr Coupe


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EXTERIOR: Racy yet classy design. This car can go anywhere and feel right at home, be it a business meeting, a wedding reception or a day at the park with buddies. INTERIOR: The leather seats are extremely comfortable. Front passenger room is more than adequate. Ergonomics are great with the exception of the cup holders. Of course rear passenger room is not the forte of any sport coupe, however, a large 6'3" 220lb. teenager fits back there (to my surprise). Performance/reliability: Where this car absolutely excels. Have had no repair issues. A regularly maintained SC 300 might run forever. Incredible on the curves, heart pounding passing power, top end close to 150 mph (not recommended).


Favorite Features

Heated mirrors, heated seats, non-glare mirrors, tinted glass, ABS, traction control, sport performance mode button, memory driver seat and steering wheel (with tilt and telescoping), moonroof.


Suggested Improvements

Only thing I would have changed is the placement and design of the cupholders, and perhaps the ashtray.


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Clean and beautiful
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By Beverly G Hickman
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1997 Lexus SC 300 2dr Coupe


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This car is clean well kept and driven by me, the owner, for the last 6 years. It is black and beautiful. It drives and rides like a dream.


Favorite Features

It has many extras and is a luxury car. The steering features, the auto tilt steering wheel when entering and exiting the auto is especiallt nice.


Suggested Improvements

Locking the door when starting to drive.


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Luxury and Sport
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By drrobert
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1997 Lexus SC 300 2dr Coupe


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Luxury. Perfomance. Both coexisting happily in the Lexus SC 300 Coupe. Drive for hours on the interstate and it will seem like minutes. The car goes wherever you point it and requires barely one finger to steer. Steering by telepathy, I call it. Drive over the roughest terrain and the car stays on course. No road condition upsets this car, such as bumps in mid- corner. And its quiet. Cant even tell the engine is running except for the beautiful sound of the exhaust.


Favorite Features

Absolutely beautiful exterior. High quality paint job, unlike any other silver on the road. Draws stares. The interior is perfect; very comfortable seats. Every switch and button is simple to get to and adjust with precision. High quality leather and wood.


Suggested Improvements

Steering a bit too light; could use a bit more power (but then there is the SC 400.) Then again, if you want to keep your driver's license...


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