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2004 Lexus SC 430 Convertible

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The Perfect Drive
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By P. Mac
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Vehicle

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


Review

This is as close to the perfect car as I have ever driven. The driver and passenger are left to want for nothing - - all accessories are provided. Comfort, luxury, excellent ride and power are provided in large measures


Favorite Features

The car is so well integrated into a near perfect drivign experience that it really isn't possible to single out any one feature that is superior -- they all are. If forced to pick one, the convertible top is a joy to use and completes the sleek design to perfection.


Suggested Improvements

None


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Great Convertible
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By parispick
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Vehicle

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


Review

We have had absulutely no problems with this car . It is a joy to drive. The retractible hardtop is supberb. Very quiet with top down. Handles great


Favorite Features

Retractible hard top


Suggested Improvements

Seat belts somewhat hard to reach whne sitting in seat


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ROUGH RIDE
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By LARRY HAND
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2004 Lexus SC 430 Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


Review

CAR RIDES VERY ROUGH IN AS LITTLE AS 12000 MILES WITH THE RUN FLAT TIRES. ALSO PRODUCES A DARTING AND JOLTING FELLING FROM VERY SMALL ROAD BUMPS. BEST TO DRIVE A USED ONE WITH ABOUT 10000 MILES ON THE TIRES BEFOR YOU PURCHASE, YOU MAY DECIDE AGINST IT. ALSO THE RUN FLATS ARE ABOUT $500 EACH AND NEED TO BE RELACED AT ABOUT EVERY 20000 MILES IF YOU CAN TAKE THE RIDE THAT LONG.


Suggested Improvements

DONT SELL SUCH A NICE CAR WITH REQIRED RUN FLAT TIRES. THEY PRODUCE SUCH A ROUGH RIDE IN AS LITTLE AS 12000 MILES. ITS NOT LUXURY IF YOUR CAR IS BOUNCING AROUND WITH EVERY BUMP IN THE ROAD! AFTER SPENDING $60,000 YOU HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT THE CAR.


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Run Flat Nighmare
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By localred
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Vehicle

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


Review

A wonderful car if you don't mind bone rattling jolts hitting potholes. Run flat tires are a nightmare: I have two new tires and two new wheels on a car with less than 10K mileage. Two other tires have 'bubbles' meaning replacement soon. My wife hates to be a passenger unless we are on perfectly paved road. Avoid this car unless you only do highway driving!


Favorite Features

Interior fit and finish is fantastic. Sound system is very good.


Suggested Improvements

Do not order run flat tires!


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Wow the Neighbors, but Watch the Bumps
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By I ERNDIT
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Vehicle

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


Review

SC430 offers the luxury car owner an uplifting experience. Make sure you won't be driving in a snowstorm or on a road surface that has not been recently repaved. The run-flats are poor performers on any surface other then what is shown in the alluring Lexus brochure. Solve this and it could be one of my all time favorites and I have been fortunate to have owned a 911C4, SC400, Delorean (well that's another story) Have a spare SUV in the garage, then wait for the great spring or fall day, crank up your favorite tunes on a sound system that is as good with the top off at 75 mph as when it's up, and enjoy what very few others will ever know.


Favorite Features

Hard top Convertible, Sound System, Steering Wheel, Nav System, Acceleration,Interior Design, Cup Holders


Suggested Improvements

Better Handling Tires, Tighter Suspension and road feel,


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