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2003 Lexus SC 430

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Base 4.3L V8 5-speed Automatic - (93 reviews )

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By LARRY
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2003 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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THIS CAR HAS A GREAT FINGER
TUCH NAVIGATION SYSTEM


Best Features

NAVIGATION


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Not a sports car, a cruiser.
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By silver fox
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2003 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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The quality, reliabilty and workmanship
on this car is outstanding, the
interior is beutiful. The engine is
quiet and powerful but it just doesn't
like to rev up. It shifts into a higher
gear to soon when you are accelerating.
The only way to get full acceleration
is to shift manually. The run flat
tires are so firm that you'll know the
location of every manhole cover in
town. We joke that you can feel it when
you cross the white line. It just
doesn't drive like a sports car. More
for highway driving.


Best Features

Overall quality.


Worst Features

GPS is not intuitive. For a car of this price you can't see the trip meter and odometer at the same time. you have to cycle through.


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I LOVE THIS CAR
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By Happy in SF
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2003 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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This is the best car on the market in
my book. I was initially looking for
a small sedan (BMW 530i or Lexus GS
model). Instead, ended up going home
with this model 2 weeks later. I love
it. It's perfect as long as there are
only 2 riders. I have my top down
whenever possible--this is made easy
by the fact that it only takes a
button to drop the top.


Best Features

The interior is the most luxurious one I've seen. Sound system is excellent, car looks and feels like a million bucks.


Worst Features

Seat belts are difficult to reach, the button snap on the seat never holds the seat belt in place. Cup holders too shallow. Wish there was a place to store my cell phone beside the ash tray.


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Second SC430 after owning a Mercedes
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By harry h horning
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2003 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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This is my second Lexus SC430 I liked
the first one so much I bought another
one even the same color. The quality
is better than any car I have ever
owned. The drive and performance are
different than a German car, not quite
the feel for the road or the handling
however the relaiblity far makes up for
any performance differences. I owned a
2000 Mercedes which was a service
nightmare. Am very happy with the
Lexus would not consider buying another
Mercedes.


Best Features

Convertible hard top Great stereo Beautiful interior Great acceleration


Worst Features

Tighter sportier suspension without sacrificing the ride


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My toy SC430
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By Scott K
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2003 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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After owning 4 previous LS, SC, and ES
versions of this now legendary mark, I
am pleased to finally have a
convertible available in the lineup. I
believe Lexus hit their mark with a
thoroughly delightful power machine.
The quality is obviously Lexus and the
design is an eye catcher every time it
leaves the driveway. My Indigo pearl
with custom lexus wheels seems to be
the attention getter of the
neighborhood. Power is sufficient but
not over the top, handling is solid but
lacking against the likes of BMW. Far
superior in every way over my previous
Jaguar!


Best Features

The styling tends to grow on me. Interior finish is great and very comfortable. Rear seat room is non- existent, however will carry smaller adults or children in a pinch. Fit and finish of the overall car is great. "Stunning" is descriptor I hear frequently.


Worst Features

With the top up, there is a blind area on the right rear quarter. Trunk space is tight, even without the spare. Seat belts tend to catch between the seat & door pillar/door panel on occasion & may result in damaged trim panels. A very well built machine & well worth the price.


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