I've owned my 1997 SC300 for a year now, and I do not regret buying this car one bit! Starts right up every time! I haven't had one issue besides wear and tear. Wear and tear: blinker light and a seized caliper, so even for a 19 year old car, its very well put together. I do regular maintenance and baby it. I recommend buying a SC with low miles or well taken care of, it will be worth it.
Update 1/08/17** 88k had the check engine light come on and was only a O2 sensor so it was a easy fix. Still going strong
EXTERIOR: Racy yet classy design. This car can go anywhere and feel right at home, be it a business meeting, a wedding reception or a day at the park with buddies. INTERIOR: The leather seats are extremely comfortable. Front passenger room is more than adequate. Ergonomics are great with the exception of the cup holders. Of course rear passenger room is not the forte of any sport coupe, however, a large 6'3" 220lb. teenager fits back there (to my surprise). Performance/reliability: Where this car absolutely excels. Have had no repair issues. A regularly maintained SC 300 might run forever. Incredible on the curves, heart pounding passing power, top end close to 150 mph (not recommended).
Heated mirrors, heated seats, non-glare mirrors, tinted glass, ABS, traction control, sport performance mode button, memory driver seat and steering wheel (with tilt and telescoping), moonroof.
Only thing I would have changed is the placement and design of the cupholders, and perhaps the ashtray.
This is a great car. I have all the regular maintenance done at the dealership which is expensive but I have never experienced ANY issues. Of all the cars I have previously owned, this is the first car that I truly enjoy driving. I would recommend this as a used car for anyone purchasing. I will only buy Lexus going forward based on my experience with this car.
The best feature is the driving performance of the car. I love the areodynamics and the body style.