I test drove the BMW, Mercedes, and the Lexus convertibles before choosing the SC 430. This was an easy choice after comparing the comfort, ride, and noise levels. The SC 430 has smooth and quick acceleration, has a quieter engine, and has little road noise due to the hard top. The car handles corners and speed beautifully. It's fun to drive, is a comfortable ride with the heated seats, and the sound system is awesome. The GPS and bluetooth systems are amazing and easy to use. I think I am a Lexus driver for life.
The ease of the top retracting into the trunk is great after having a soft-top on my last car. It is comfortable, has so many features that are easy to use, and the sound system makes the ride even better. I find that I like leaving work on time, just for the ride home...especially when it's sunny
The drink holder does not hold a water bottle very well ... a new design is needed.