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.
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.
Tracion, if possible, otherwise, don't
touch a thing.
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!
The way the hard top roof goes up and
down, like the 59 Ford.
Put this was on a slightly bigger
frame so the back seats are useable or
get rid of them all together
Wanted the security of hard top but
also wanted a convertible. Had a
Mercedez two seater prior to this car
and I liked it but the SC430 at least
has room for groceries or small
children in back seat. Handles well,
great performance. Completely pleased
with this car.
Nav system - never had one before but
couldn't live without it now. The
style is distinctive and very
Had a nail in the run flat tire and it
was very expensive to replace but now
they can be purchased much more
cheaply. It would be nice if I could
have gotten adults in the back seat
but it's a little too small.