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1997 Lexus SC 400 Coupe

 
 

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Lexus SC 400 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 260 hp @ 5300 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1997 Lexus SC 400

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Sleek styling, willing engine, available automatic transmission.

  • Cons

    Cramped rear seat, high price.

  • What's New for 1997

    Minor interior and exterior enhancements update the look of the SC 400.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (8 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Timeless classic

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Vehicle: 1997 Lexus SC 400 2dr Coupe

This car is a classic that has a lot of potential. Styling is flawless and timeless. It also has surprisingly good headroom for rear passengers, though legroom is a bit lacking for them. Its certainly not a car built for practicality, given it lacks fold-down seats, but it makes up for looks. It can also return surprisingly impressive fuel efficiency on the highways, even for an 11 year old V8. I've averaged 26-29 MPG depending on speed, no lie.



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First impressions.

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Vehicle: 1997 Lexus SC 400 2dr Coupe

Wow. Just got mine 2 weeks ago. Amazing car. Can't wait to mod the exhaust. Torque converter is next. It's a little slow off a start. Once you hit 10 mph the car absolutely rockets to 42 mph. The shift is a little slow. The ride at 82K is great. The comfort is awesome too.



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Dream car

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Vehicle: 1997 Lexus SC 400 2dr Coupe

I was on a search for a really nice car and considered the BMW 3 series, Mercedes and Audis. I didn't consider a Lexus SC, because these are so rare in Iowa. But when I saw this at the dealership, it was too good to be true. Thanks to Kelly blue book and the previous owner being a millionaire who took care of his toys, I was able to get a steal. Mint condition, dressed to the nines with all the options except GPS and hands free phone, and with less than 28k miles. I practically got a new $65k car for $20. The quality inside and out was heads and shoulders above the other luxury makers in terms of holding on to quality. Everyone thinks my car is brand new.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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Full 1997 Lexus SC 400 Review

What's New for 1997

Minor interior and exterior enhancements update the look of the SC 400.

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silverlex
silverlex
07-12-2001
This is the third foray into the CART pace car lineup for Lexus. The SC 400 sport coupe led the way in 1992 and the high-performance GS 400 rounded the track first in 1997 at the Toyota Grand Prix of ...