The Lexus SC 400 is built like a tank and was made to last. I bought my beauty 12 years after it was assembled, but it had only 70,000 miles on it. The car is heavy duty, and weights a ton, but this creates an amazingly smooth ride. The car is not street light to street light quick, but has great power on the freeway. Perhaps I do not have the lead foot of some others, but my 12 year old car gets very respectable mileage. I have gotten as much as 24 miles per gallon on an entire tank, and rarely get under 20 miles per gallon - very respectable for a V8 with 260 HP.
The sound of the car as you fire it up is a throaty growl and it never fails to put a smile on my face. The sound system is wonderful, and the ride is smooth and quiet.
The gearing is very conservative as most of the power seems to be on the upper end.
I owned this car for more than 3 years now, the experience were very positive. This car runs flawlessly. I did all the required maintenance and more. The maintenance could be expensive but it is well worth it. It is a perfect cruiser not a sports car. Get one and judge it for yourself. Remember to come back to this site and post your comments.
My favorite features are the exterior design and all the convenience features, such as 1 touch moon roof, power seat, tilting wheels, etc…
The improvements were addressed on the later model years.
This has been and incredible vehicle to own. My parents bought a S class Mercedes the same time I bought my vehicle and that Benz stayed in the shop. This is an awesome car I have over 200k on my vehicle and not one problem to date. I plan on buying a LS430 first of 06 and I will always buy Lexus.
Luckily I found and drove this car home
before someone else did. I kept this
car about a week before I finally
signed papers and for only $15500.00
and 68000 miles I believe I made the
best decision on a car I have ever
made. Platinum Metallic, Black leather
Interior, Heated seats, VSC, Nakamichi
Audio System,Compact Disc Changer,
Power Moonroof, Rear Spoiler,
Traction Control System.
Power and Ride.
Wish I could get 18 mpg city like
Edmunds says it should get. But 16 and
some better is almost as good.