by mrcongeniality on Sep 22, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
These cars were so ahead of there time in 2002. It is a great car overall and for a used convertible this is the best value you can get for a used convertible under 15k (2002 to 2004 used ones). Do not use in snow at all. Not even once inch it will crash.
My friend who had one told me this.
It drives smooth and refined and its reliable. If you buy
a German used convertible you'll spend a lot in repairs. You won't with this. I don't have the run flats but I hear they
are a problem.
The top is up and down in 25 seconds.
by Stunt Jay on May 12, 2010 Vehicle: 2003 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
Runflat tires do cause a bit of hard ride. I hit a pothole without seeing it and it bent the rim very easily. Dealer wanted $600 for just the rim. I average 18 MPG as it stated I would. No big deal coming from a Tundra with 13 MPG. Convertible parts are very expensive. Overall I do enjoy driving the car alot and will probably keep it until it dies out on me. I haven't had any major mechanical issues at all with the car.
by Jay on Mar 22, 2010 Vehicle: 2003 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
I bought my 2003 SC430 with 50k miles on it for $20,000. Everything is immaculate on this car, always serviced when needed. The drive does have that sport car ride to it due to the low profile RFT's. The sound system sounds amazing although it is very expensive to replace just 1 speaker at $320. The rear seats (golf bag holder) are useless for people to sit in. The trunk surprisingly does have decent space when the top is up. Being that the model is still the same as of 2010. I will upgrade some of the standard parts to the newest style.
by Dr.J on Aug 25, 2009 Vehicle: 2003 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
I've always love to drive at night with the sunroof open. This car blows a sunroof away. Amazing power. Dead silent cabin with top down at high speed. Completely exhilarating. I look forward to the commute to work.
by Chris on Sep 5, 2008 Vehicle: 2003 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
Received this beautiful little red car for my 65th birthday. I fell in love just looking at her but when I took her out for a drive... that was it. Had a Corvette when I was in my 30s and this car far surpasses it in feel, looks and fun to drive! I feel like I've gained 20 years back. Never too late to have fun on the road.
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