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1998 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 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 290 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Lexus SC 400

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Attractive, premium sports coupe is well put together.

  • Cons

    High price. Loss of manual transmission this year.

  • What's New for 1998

    An engine immobilizer, depowered airbags and a sophisticated five-speed automatic transmission are standard this year as well.

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

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.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

First impressions.

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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.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Dream car

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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.




Excellent car

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Vehicle: 1997 Lexus SC 400

Very reliable sports car. If you need to have more than 4 passengers, forget it. Awsome ride.




Great car - thinking about

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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 the insurance.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great car

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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.



Full 1998 Lexus SC 400 Review

What's New for 1998

An engine immobilizer, depowered airbags and a sophisticated five-speed automatic transmission are standard this year as well.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 23
  • highway
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