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2004 Lexus SC 430 Convertible

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Lexus SC 430 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.3 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 300 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 Lexus SC 430

  • Though not particularly invigorating to drive, the Lexus SC 430 counters with a serene top-down experience for a price considerably less than the competition.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Luxurious comfort and convenience features, beautiful interior, silky V8 engine, retractable hardtop, Lexus quality.

  • Cons

    Sparse cargo space, cramped (and nearly useless) rear seats, doesn't inspire anything more than leisurely cruising.

  • What's New for 2004

    There are no significant changes to the SC 430 this year, though Lexus will offer a Pebble Beach Edition package, which includes Azure Pearl exterior paint, black bird's eye maple interior trim, run-flat tires, a rear spoiler and a black leather golf bag.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


5 of 8 people found this review helpful

Rusting sc430

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Vehicle: 2004 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)

I bought my dream car in 2003,a brand new 2004 SC430. Among other disappointments, I have rust problem. The alloy wheel is rusting out. The body also have many bubbles, under is rust. It is so disappointing. I did not expect it from a Lexus.




True happiness

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Vehicle: 2004 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)

I purchased this vehicle used and sold my 1999 Mercedes SL 500. This car is a pleasure to drive in every sense. I wish that they would take out the back seat and place a self like Mercedes. Otherwise outstanding.




Fun luxury convertible

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Vehicle: 2004 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)

I love the design, comfort and hardtop/convertibility ease. Plenty of power while not a race car.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Girlglam

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Vehicle: 2004 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)

I love driving my SC 430. I also love the attention I get when I'm driving, anywhere. I also own a Dodge Durango, but when I'm driving it, I don't get nearly the respect from other drivers that I do when I'm driving my SC. It is really a glamourous vehicle that is apparently deceiving. Other drivers will pull next to me, idle at the stop light, and think they'll be able to take off and get in front of me. Ha!! My baby has GET UP!!! Every now and then I get to just blow her out, with the top down; the ride is incredibly smooth and intoxicating.




Fun car

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Vehicle: 2004 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)

This car has incredible brakes! It will stop on a dime! It corners well and handles well and is a dream to drive. The steering is quite sensitive compared to other cars.




Excellent buy!

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Vehicle: 2004 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)

Love the car. Would consider buying another SC 430 in the future, if they ever come out with a 4-wheel drive version, as told to me by the dealer sales agent.



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Full 2004 Lexus SC 430 Review

What's New for 2004

There are no significant changes to the SC 430 this year, though Lexus will offer a Pebble Beach Edition package, which includes Azure Pearl exterior paint, black bird's eye maple interior trim, run-flat tires, a rear spoiler and a black leather golf bag.

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Talk About The 2004 SC 430

2004 Lexus SC 430 Discussions See all Started By

damormino
damormino
08-06-2003
The only information I have been able to get on the 2004 SC 430 is that the front seats may move back further. No other changes. Boring....


mikesett
mikesett
05-27-2014
Can a 2003 retractable room assembly replace a 2004 retractable roof assembly. A remove and replace....


gekko2
gekko2
03-27-2004
its model line. The system is standard on the SC 430 hardtop convertible and the LX 470 premium luxury utility vehicle. In all applications the system uses a DVD disc for map data - one Digital Versa...



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