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2002 Lexus SC 430 - Consumer Reviews

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Base 4.3L V8 5-speed Automatic - (92 reviews )
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By Zoe Fleming
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2002 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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We splurged and bought this car. We absolutely love everything about it. Yeah it is small but in this case small is best. It draws compliments everywhere we go. A dream to drive, fun to handle with wonderful features. Get one and you will never want to part with it.


Best Features

Convertible that looks great up or down.


Worst Features

None.


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Love It!
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By sTRIDER
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2002 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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I have always wanted a retractable hardtop vehicle with a great stereo system that was fun to drive. I have achieved my dream come true.


Best Features

You cannot beat the feeling of freedom when the top is down on a beautiful day and your favorite music is playing on a Mark Levinson System.


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Great Job Lexus!
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By Dermas
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2002 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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Great car! Quality is superb. Everything about this car is perfect!


Best Features

Nice soild performence from V8, and seemed to always have some more power to spend. WONDERFUL STEREO! Smooth Shifting and smooth ride.


Worst Features

A little bigger trunk.


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45 years for another metal roof convert
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By R Dunn
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2002 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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I've always wanted a convertible. My 1957 Ford Skyliner was almost perfect. But the embarassment to an 18 year when the roof refused to close was tough. I drove my SC430 off the lot expecting it to happen here. Wrong! It never failed.The gas mileage, about 18 overall, was better than expected. I was stopped in all weather by at least one person a day asking "what is it? It's the most beautiful car I ever saw." Someone living in New England better not drive in snow or ice. Those wide 18" wheels & 300hp engine has no traction even on level ground. I dropped mine off after 24 months & 32,000 miles, happy with the experience and hoping for spring.


Best Features

Styling is a subjective at best but I have nothing but praise for it. The only car to match the features, (metal roof, 300hp, GPS & full power options) was the Mercedes at just about twice the price. The Mark Levison sound system is great.


Worst Features

Tracion, if possible, otherwise, don't touch a thing.


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My SC 430
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By Gary Goltz
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2002 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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This is my 4th Lexus and the most fun one I've owned. I have a LX 470 and had a GS 400 and a LS 400 so I know the cars well. This one is fast, sporty, and quiet. It is a 2 seater. Forget about using the back seat for anything but storage or midgets!


Best Features

The way the hard top roof goes up and down, like the 59 Ford.


Worst Features

Put this was on a slightly bigger frame so the back seats are useable or get rid of them all together


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