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LOVE IT
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By WARREN
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2004 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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GREAT LOOKING WITH THE TOP UP OR DOWN. VERY COMFORTABLE, QUICK AND EXTREMEMLY FAST RIDE.


Favorite Features

THE WAY THE TOP GOES UP AND DOWN. GREAT RADIO.


Suggested Improvements

REAR VIEW OBSTRUCTED WITH TOP UP. RIDE VERY HARD, TIRES VERY EXPENSIVE.


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WISH I HAD MY CORVETTE
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By TERPSMIAMI
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2004 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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THE SC 430 IS A VERY SUBMISSIVE "SPORTS TOURING" AUTOMOBILE. I TRADED MY CORVETTE AND LEASED THIS CAR FOR MY SIGNIFICANT OTHER WHO IS NO LONGER WITH ME. (LESSON LEARNED) IF YOU WANT TO SPRUCE UP YOUR IMAGE GET THE SC 430. HOWEVER, IF YOU WANT TO "DRIVE" THE NEAREST THING TO A RACE CAR FOR AROUND $50,000, GET A 'VETTE. YOU WON'T REGRET IT. THE NEW CORVETTES (C5 OR LATER) HAVE PERFORMANCE ONLY RIVALED BY CARS OVER $150,000. THE 'VETTE IS THE BEST SPORTS CAR VALUE AVAILABLE.


Favorite Features

INTERIOR IS IMMACULATE. RIDE IS SMOOOTH AND EFFORTLESS.


Suggested Improvements

MORE ENGINE PERFORMANCE, BETTER ROAD FEEL AND HANDLING. MY LS 430 IS QUICKER OFF THE LINE AND MORE FUN TO DRIVE .......AND IT'S A SEDAN.


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First 2004 SC430 in Seattle
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By mike70m
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2004 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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Met and exceeded all expectations.


Favorite Features

Excellent handling, braking and rapid deployment of top.


Suggested Improvements

Digital Radio


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Avoid the run-flats
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By cameron durrant
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2004 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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You will pay more to get run-flat tires. You will get scared when cornering or traveling over uneven toads with these tires. This will change to a feeling of being both terified to drive faster than 30 MPH, expscially in the wet, and annoyance that you will then have to pay even more to change these tires to something like Michelin Pilots which do hold the road. You will be irritated that Lexus chooses to ignore customers who suggest the run-flats do not hold the road. Happy driving, or happy sliding, if you have the run-flats and can't afford to pay more to change them.


Favorite Features

Exterior styling and ease of top operation


Suggested Improvements

Don't charge extra for the run-flats Do tell people they don't hold the road and hold it even less in the wet or snow. Don't have your customer service people do nothing about this issue when contacted. Don't ignore the issue because it is damaging your brand.


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sc funmobile
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By lennyar
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2004 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


Review

my second sc430. turns heads everywhere. not a winter car in michigan. loads of fun in good weather with top down. sound system second to none


Favorite Features

comfort and ease of driving


Suggested Improvements

would like more power from standing start


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my excellent car
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By rich strouse
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2004 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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best purchase I ever made


Favorite Features

navigation system is top notch, so is the stereo


Suggested Improvements

none-you should not guild a lily


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A WORK OF ART/ EYE CANDY
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By DAESTERS1
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2004 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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ITS GREAT. I PURCHASED A C4 PORSCHE AND IT HAD TIPTRONIC I WANTED TO GET SOMETHING AS CLOSE TO PERFORMANCE,LOOK AND LESS PRICE WITH THE SAME FEATURES. I TRIED THE CORVETTE 04 AND THE SC430 WAS THE CLOSEST TO PERFORMANCE.IT WASNT TAILEND HEAVY SO IF I WANT TO TAKE OFF I CAN DO SO SAFELY.IT WAS PLEASED IT ALSO HAD SPORT PACKAGE, 1/2 THE PRICE, AND NAVIGATION DEVICE.IVE DRIVEN IT 700 MILES AWAY FROM HOME AND THE DRIVE IS SMOOTH..


Favorite Features

NAVIGATION DEVICE, THE OVERALL FEEL AND LOOK OF THE CAR. IT IS A MINI PORSCHE WITHOUT THE TIPTRONIC IN IT...IT IS A SLICK CAR.


Suggested Improvements

A V12 VERSION WOULD BE HOTT...


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


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Car runs like a dream..tight body..no noises. Good control at low speeds,tight control at high speeds. Such fun.!!Car draws stares with top up or down. 21+mpg...or 18 in town.


Favorite Features

Auto steering wheel adjust.. Beautiful soft leather.. Adjustable comfortable ride..


Suggested Improvements

Passenger door should unlock automatically when car put in park.


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Lexus SC430 Review
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By Elaine the one
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2004 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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Repeat Lexus SC customer--Also owns SC400. Excellent car in town--month ago took vehicle on 1500 mile(one way) trip. Nothing on road could perform with it. Rate SC430 10 for comfort but just a little short of my SC400. If only Lexus could place performance of 430 in body of SC400 size vehicle.


Favorite Features

Performance--performance--performance. Just like a fighter aircraft--you're always in command and never in trouble. In trouble--accelerate.


Suggested Improvements

Drivers comforts very good--Passenger could be in a little discomfort.


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Absolutely fabulous
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By Airbusman
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2004 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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This car has quality all over it. We especially like the hard top. No noise with the rag top. This thing runs like a sewing machine. Its quiet with the top closed, and quiet with it open. Amazing!


Favorite Features

Besides the quality, we really like the service we get with the car. I owned another car that we had in service and found the mechanics driving it around town! Not a Lexus. Will never own another car.


Suggested Improvements

More comfortable back seat.


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