The Relentless Pursuit of Luxury
By SCamp on
2003 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
Relax, grin like a fool and enjoy a
friend, the scenery and your favorite
music for a 10 minute or a 10 day
drive. Meander, wander, toddle & wave -
plenty of people will likely be
The sc430 handling will not excite
the "pure" sports car enthusiast: BMW &
Audi handle better, Corvette launches
faster, and so on. The sc430 can be
made to go fast and corner hard, but
the suspension, steering & seats are
not really set up for it: This is a
modern day Packard! Yes, this car *is*
fast, as an artifact of excellent
engineering, but that is not the main
point. Luxury is.
And BMW/Audi/Corvette &c can't match it.
Retractable hardtop - obviously!
(primary consideration). Interior
design and feel; exterior design - I
definitely like the look more every
day; sound system; serene ride at any
speed. Reliability and Quality! Lexus
service certainly doesn't hurt.
Larger side mirrors. Tire pressure/temp
on trip info display. Memorized seat
position by key fob. More bolstered
seat. Parking distance sensor.
Manual/auto-manual transmission. Grand
touring rather than ultra performance
tires. <65F min temp. Ah, just redo the
whole thing... ;)