Used 2002 Lexus SC 430 Consumer Reviews

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Almost Perfect

Jeff, 01/17/2010
2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Love this car. Fast, fun top up or down. Quiet. Bulletproof. Love the exotic wood look of the bird's eye maple. Wish I could add about 100 more horsepower just for fun but then that would be a 911S, wouldn't it? Seriously if you are considering an SC430, it's a great 2 seater with a lot of package room. (Don't think of the rear seats as seats, they are simply insurance lowering devices). The Mark Levinson sound system is the best I've heard in a car. Get rid of the run-flats and put Michelin performance tires on for less road noise. The best compliment that I can give this car is that my next car may be a newer one with 6-speed automatic and satellite radio.

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Great Car

Amy, 12/26/2015
2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Bought this car used in 2006 from Lexus dealer. Absolutely love it and looking to sell now that I have to use a car seat for my grandson.

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185,000 - reliable and fun to drive

Steve G, 04/13/2017
2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

I have an ES 330 with 165,000 and love the quiet reliable ride of the Lexus - I took an SC 430 for a test ride and really liked the comfort and power but especially the retractable top. Tires that have worked well are the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus - makes all the difference in the world on the ride and handling - I get compliments all the time! Great car and so fun to drive! Lexus quality and reliability beats BMW hands down. With 178k, drives like new A year later - this car can average 24 mpg or better on the freeway. That’s amazing. I enjoy driving it around town and handles like a dream Take it up a windy hill and absolutely holds the road with power to spare This car is a keeper!

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Dream Car

David A., 10/01/2016
2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
12 of 13 people found this review helpful

Just bought a 2002 SC 430. I have been wanting this car every since it came out in the early 2000s, so my review may be a little biased lol. It has high mileage, 218,000 to be exact, but the previous owner has taken meticulous care of the car, and it still looks and drives like its new. With Lexus/Toyota reliability, this car is only at middle age! lol. No, its not a "barn burner".....you wont be able to outrun a corvette at the stoplight, but the V8 is quietly powerful and the power is there when you need it. for me, its definitely a keeper....will run it until the wheels literally fall off. Then I will just replace the wheels and continue on lol. One drawback: I do agree with the other reviewers in reference to the harsh/rough ride due to the run flats....

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Timeless Classic

Timeless Classic, 02/12/2010
2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
7 of 7 people found this review helpful

When a car doesn't change its shape for the first 10 years it tells you something. They got it right the first time. This car gets the same admiring looks as it did in the fall of 2001 when introduced. Its the perfect combo of luxury, style and performance. Its not a pocket rocket but it is a luxury cruiser. You can take a 10 hour trip and not feel fatigued. That cannot be said about too many two seaters. This is one of the sexiest looking cars on the planet. The darker colors like Indigo Blue with saddle are the best looking color combos.

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