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2003 Lexus SC 430 Convertible - Consumer Reviews

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Lexius sc 430 zero to sixty in 5.9 sec.
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By Leslie F. Hulnick
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2003 Lexus SC 430 Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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Having owned several exotics inclusice of Porshe Jag and mercedes the Lexus Sc430 has been an incredible experience. The elctronic hard top and the fit makes for two seperate and distinct vehicles. The custom sound systim compensates for top up or down driving. The V-8 and structure makes for a solid driving experiance. Zero to sixty in 5.9 seconds is exilerating!


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By oeo
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2003 Lexus SC 430 Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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Overall I no-longer consider the SC430 a sports car. It is a very fine, very reliable, high quality, innovative, high value SPORTY car. It is not a sports car like a Porsche, etc.


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Smooth powerful V8 in ECT mode, electric hard top, nav system, best car interior on this planet, all the features abound, top value and re-sale value, incredible quality throughout, enjoy the look a lot better with new wheels..


Worst Features

AC seats. Lower/raise rear windows. Noises roof areas when up, understand complex hard top. Inflatable spare. Run flats low grip, noisey, harsh. If the roof 3" longer, then the trunk 3" longer to house the roof, makes car 6" longer, or if the roof had a seamless fold in the middle


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By Venice Beach Pups
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2003 Lexus SC 430 Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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I am still thrilled to hop in, put the top down and rocket down PCH in this car. The open cabin is quiet enough at 80 mph to speak hands-free without raising my voice and the ride is silky smooth nimble handling PLUS not a bit of a breeze ruffles my hair (air dynamics MIRACLE!). The only complaints I have heard regard cargo space and I find sufficient space with the run-flat tire option (no spare.) The rear seats are a visually stunning way of adding stowage. The SC430 is a dream car with Lexus reliability, Bentley luxury, Aston Martin panache and Porsche speed and handling. I plan to keep it FOREVER!!!


Best Features

The incredibly fast and smooth self stowing convertible hardtop and the golden birds-eye maple trim!


Worst Features

A system similar to the rx330's camera that allows the driver to see the rear curb while parking....except the camera for the SC430 would allow the driver to see the front curb to prevent scraping the VERY low bumper and air dam on anything but the LOWEST curb.


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By jabber
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2003 Lexus SC 430 Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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The SC430 should be car of the year, every year. It's a pleasure to drive and unlike other top end sports cars there are few on the road. One problem are the run flat tires. Only the dealership in orlando carry them and they are $295 each.


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convertible hard top


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Great car but for rattles @ clicks in w
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By sirkeys
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2003 Lexus SC 430 Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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The car runs well and has a crisp suspension relative to the LS430. Handling is better than the GS400 I just turned in. Car has annoying rattles and clicks that the dealer has tried to fix. It will go back again! Could use more legroom in rear. Rear seats are for packages only.


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