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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 (7 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


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Vehicle: 1996 Lexus SC 400

Have only had the car a short while, but it's pretty amazing. You can pick this car up for 5 or 6 grand now, and it was over 50k new!

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Luxury coupe

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Vehicle: 1996 Lexus SC 400

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.

Well designed luxury vehicle

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Vehicle: 1996 Lexus SC 400

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.

Lexus owner for life

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Vehicle: 1996 Lexus SC 400

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.

Lexus sc400 perfect car

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Vehicle: 1996 Lexus SC 400

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.

1996 sc400 lexus

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Vehicle: 1996 Lexus SC 400

never had a single problem.

Full 1997 Lexus SC 400 Review

What's New for 1997

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

Talk About The 1997 SC 400

Gas Mileage


  • 16
  • cty
  • 21
  • highway
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