by Brendon on Apr 2, 2008 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.
by Skip on Feb 18, 2007 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.
by IowaLexus on Mar 7, 2005 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.
by Driver 1 on Sep 5, 2003 Vehicle: 1997 Lexus SC 400 2dr Coupe
I wanted a small, reliable reasonably
fun luxury coupe. The styling is good,
the ride is excellent (and a lot of fun,
although I find it difficult to maintain a
legal speed), reliability outstanding.
The car accelerates well and
although I rarely drive it long
distances, it almost drives itself the
60 miles to the airport. It's not a
Porsche, but it wasnever meant to be
- it's a very comfortable ride without
by Ray C. on Apr 21, 2003 Vehicle: 1997 Lexus SC 400 2dr Coupe
This car is a very good combination of
luxury and performance. Fast but quiet
V8 engine with exceptional handling.
Ride is great for a sport coupe.
Traction is good most of the time
except in snow condition.
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 ...
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