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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 2005 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

    Long list of comfort and convenience features, beautifully finished 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 2005

    The 2005 SC 430 receives new shock absorbers for improved ride comfort and driving performance. All-season run-flat tires are now an…

 
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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (73 total reviews)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Sc 430 excellence

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Vehicle: 2005 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)

Having owned two SC 400's the purchase of a 2005 SC 430 was a natural and welcome happening. The car is so much fun to own and drive! Exceptional quality in comfort and style, power and dependability, the Lexus SC 430 fits our needs for sport and travel. Sure, its a bit short on rear seat room and luggage space but we consider it a sports car with a strong engine and smooth ride. The safety features and treatment of options are Lexus quality through and through. We are truely satisfied with this premium automobile. Wish they still made them!




2005 lexus sc 430 2dr

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Vehicle: 2005 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)

I have previously owned a BMW. I like this classy look of Lexus SC 430. I enjoy the hard top convertible of this car. This care gives me a quiet ride and fun to drive. It is very comfortable to ride especially on a weekend trip.



4 of 6 people found this review helpful

The perfect cocoon of luxury

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Vehicle: 2005 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)

The Lexus SC430 is a near perfect animal. It growls when you need it to but purrs all the time. This automobile is second to none in quality build, interior comfort and beauty, and all around elegance and class. When I drive my SC 430 (black with saddle, ooh la la) heads turn. She's a beauty. And amazingly, she's as much fun with the top up as down. The perfect cocoon of silence and safety, the way the side of the door is higher than most cars gives you the feeling of being wrapped up in LUXURY!!! I should know. I own a $160 thousand dollar Porsche along with thirty other luxury and sport cars. This car is my daily driver because life is too short to settle for less than the best.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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Full 2005 Lexus SC 430 Review

What's New for 2005

The 2005 SC 430 receives new shock absorbers for improved ride comfort and driving performance. All-season run-flat tires are now an available option in addition to the summer-use run-flats offered previously.

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bjbird2
bjbird2
11-22-2005
3. Lexus SC 430: The SC 430 offers one of the most exquisitely finished cabins we've ever seen. Its styling cues call to mind a plush drawing room in a Riviera hotel. Burnished wood is everywhere &...


docrock143
docrock143
04-02-2008
Hi all...new to the SC 430 family. Just got a 2005 silver SC 430 with 22K miles - a very nice machine! A quick question. I notice that when I turn the radio on, the rear antenna extends fully, then ...


mikegiller
mikegiller
05-02-2005
tan, grey, black, brown, cherry like in the SC 430 Pebble Beach Edition (Black on Cherry), and finally a saddle tan like in the SC 430 and LS 430. This may be a good thing to market and why should t...