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Used 1998 Lexus SC 400 Coupe Consumer Reviews

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    4.88 out of 5 stars

    One Happy Camper

    Happy Jack, 03/17/2009
    1998 Lexus SC 400 2dr Coupe
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

    I really enjoyed owning my Lexus. I didn't have any problems with it. This car was worth every penny that I spent to get it. They don't make cars like this one any more. One day my daughter was driving it when a lady in a Dodge Magnum slammed into the back of her. The insurance company totaled it and I was stuck trying to replace it. I would love to have another one. I miss my car.

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    5 out of 5 stars

    pure fun

    pigwop, 02/02/2003
    1998 Lexus SC 400 2dr Coupe
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

    this is my second sc300, my first 1995 drove to 105,000, no major problems, leather on each side door cracked/apparently a bad seam design. 1998 has been perfect, i'm now looking for a 2000sc300/400 to cap off my collection. lexus really screwed up when they dropped this car.

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Lexus Kickin' it Old School

    Les George, 01/27/2019
    updated 01/31/2022
    1998 Lexus SC 400 2dr Coupe
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

    We've owned this vehicle for over 5 of it's 20 years and we're still enjoying it at 126,000 miles. It accelerates nicely and was a safe car for my teenage son. The car has now recycled back to me and I love driving it. Because of it's timeless styling, it get's many second looks and a few thumbs up. I'm surprised how well it hugs the road. In that respect, it's very similar to a German luxury brand. The only down score is for braking. This is a heavy vehicle and it takes a little more distance to bring to a stop. Update: We recently sold this vehicle at 132,000 miles. It was going still going strong (even the CD player) and had no major repairs since my last posting. Since retirement, I've been downsizing and it was time to let it go. The Lexus found a great home in a young buyer who loves these vehicles as much as we did. I miss the ol' gal.

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Best ever for me!

    Attymills, 05/20/2022
    1998 Lexus SC 400 2dr Coupe
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

    Having been an SCCA National License holder back in the '70s (won a couple of regional races in S. Cal.) as well as the owner of what now are classics...'55 Porsche Speedster, '67 Duetto Spider, various Austin Healys and MGs I am a certified gear head. Always hoped to own a Ferrari in my life but while I could buy one, the cost of maintenance scares me especially because I would want one with decent performance meaning at least a 355. So a little research latter I became aware of the SC400 which looked decent and also was rare enough that I wouldn't be seeing myself every other car. Bought a '92 SC400 about 5-6 years ago and modified the suspension and brakes to lower it and improve the stopping. Did what I could to improve the horsepower but it was still down 40 or so to the later model Sc400 also with the 5 speed. So began a nationwide search and finally found a how mileage (104000) '98 in Arizona. A little negotiation and bought it and had it shipped to me. Well, it was everything I wanted. Ferrari color scheme, red with tan interior and while there are myriad faster cars, it had all the power I need. Now it also has Toyota Supra suspension, Lexus 400 sedan brakes with cross drilled rotors and 18" wheels with 40 series tires. Goes plenty fast, handles wonderfully and stops amazingly. Best package I've ever had and apparently is also appreciating in value although have no planes on selling unless I win the proverbially lottery and can afford a Ferrari. Probably last car for me, in my 70s, only driving 5000 a year so with legendary Lexus reliability and longevity should last my lifetime. Then I will leave it to my son.

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    4.88 out of 5 stars

    sc400

    zman565, 06/29/2002
    1998 Lexus SC 400 2dr Coupe
    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    best car i Ever bought

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