2005 Lexus SC 430 Consumer Review: Quit Staring !

2005 Lexus SC 430 - Consumer Review

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Base Convertible (4.3L V8 5-speed Automatic)

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By senrveep on


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


One week old, but this car has the wow factor of my carrera cabriolet (when IT was new). The fit and finish is awesome, the exterior lines are distinctive and elegant and the interior is simply the finest. The car is very good with the top up, but only really struts its stuff when the top is down and mechanically loaded into the trunk. If you are seriously considering this car, make sure you live in an area where you can drive with the top down 8 - 10 months of the year because you will NOT want to drive it any other way. Sweeter ride than Benz or Beemer rodies, although not as fast as an M3 or SL500, but what it lacks in off-the- line performance, it makes up for it in every other way.

Best Features

Sporty, sexy lines that ooze elegance - a very unique package. Rarity of the car which leaves onlookers staring. The hard-top retractable roof is quite a hit. The Levinson speaker system is very good bordering on great. The dashboard with its automatic wood trim covers is a work of art.

Worst Features

Run flats stink. Wear them down in 7 - 10K and put on some Yokahamas or Piros for a softer/quieter ride. The car could use a little more punch for 300 HP. Low-end torque builds a little slow for my taste. Storage is slim, but you can fit one (1) golf bag in the trunk with the top down
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