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Rusting SC430
5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Malfarook
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2004 Lexus SC 430 Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Love the hard top.


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True Happiness
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By Howie
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2004 Lexus SC 430 Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Comfort and acceleration.


Suggested Improvements

Back seat. Either remove or make a lay over to place packages on.


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Fun Luxury Convertible
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By jhawley
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2004 Lexus SC 430 Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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


Favorite Features

Push button hard top workings.


Suggested Improvements

Harsh ride on rough roads might be solved by "ride adjustment" feature.


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GirlGlam
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By pieta
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2004 Lexus SC 430 Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

drop top


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Fun Car
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By Lynda Deuble
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2004 Lexus SC 430 Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

The best part of a Lexus (for me) is the reliability factor. The best part of this car in particular is the hard convertible top.


Suggested Improvements

The only thing that I don't like are the cup holders but that is true of every Lexus I have owned and presently I have 3. The company is just "cup holder" challenged.


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Excellent Buy!
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By G W
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2004 Lexus SC 430 Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Luxurious interior.


Suggested Improvements

Handling and suspension could use some work.


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My Blue Lex
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By MyBluLex
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2004 Lexus SC 430 Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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I waited a long time to buy the car of my dreams, and this car has proven to be beyond my dreams. I get comments all the time about the car. Driving with the top down and my long blonde hair blowing in the wind really gets some stares. Love it.. love it.. love it.


Favorite Features

Dark Leather interior and maghoney dashboard really complement the Indigo blue color. I paid the extra money for the chrome wheels... wow...


Suggested Improvements

I can't think of one thing I would change.


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Best quality convertible value
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By e-bayer
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2004 Lexus SC 430 Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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Far better value than comparable BMW and MB convertibles. Automatic top is techno-marvel. Interior is Rolls quality. Body is beautiful and functional. Bought it one year old with 11k miles on E-bay to save $16k off sticker. Couldn't have spent 48k on better car. Highly recommend if you want ultra-reliable luxury convertible for reasonable price.


Favorite Features

Convertible top, top notch stereo and lots of power.


Suggested Improvements

Little more trunk space would have been nice, maybe enough for golf clubs with top down.


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RATTLE MOBILE
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By sprete
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2004 Lexus SC 430 Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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I purchased this car brand new about 1.5 years ago. I've had lots of annoying problems with it ever since (too many to list). I'm lucky to go 2 months before having to bring it back to dealer. The car has more rattles and noises than a '79 corvette. Dealer replaced a roof hinge that was squeaking so loud that the Mark Lev sound system couldn't drown it out! They finally fixed that and the the passenger side started squeaking. The driver's seatback had to be repaired for a clicking noise-- again, once that was fixed the passenger side started acting up. Run flats are terrible! Thank God the car looks so good and the sound system is the best I've heard otherwise I'd junk this mother!


Favorite Features

Mark Levinson stereo


Suggested Improvements

Build quality should be improved. Don't waste your money on this poor man"s SL.


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Pebble Beach
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By Roy Young
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2004 Lexus SC 430 Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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I love the ride , even with the run flat tires . It is a lot of fun to drive , the power , the smoothness on good roads , the looks . It will be a hard car to trade in when the time comes.


Favorite Features

Power


Suggested Improvements

Space in rear


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