by Brendon on Apr 2, 2008 Vehicle: 1997 Lexus SC 400
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
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
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
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
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.
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