2004 Lexus SC 430 Consumer Review: A great car!

2004 Lexus SC 430 - Consumer Review

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166 Total Reviews

Base Convertible (4.3L V8 5-speed Automatic)

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A great car!
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2004 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


I owned 3 Porsches and a Mercedes E55.
The SC430 lacks true sports car feel
but is the best built. A hardtop
convertible was our preference.
We could not rationalize or justify the
$40,000 price difference of the SL500.
The Mercedes CLK500.It felt cheap and
plastic-filled - ditto the new Cadilac.
As for the back seat and small trunk
the SC430 has more than my Porsches,
the SL500 or Cadilac. With the top up
we have room for both sets of golf
clubs and luggage - meaning we can
travel with this car where we could not
with the SL500 or Caddy.

Best Features

The hardtop convertible is fantastic! The car looks great with the top up, which I cannot say about most convertibles. The stereo system and interior is the finest. Great performance without giving up comfort. The SC430 has the BEST Navigation system -- easy & functional.

Worst Features

More 'outlets' for phone, etc. Tiptronic transmission, chrome wheels, more steering wheel controls.
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