Used 2004 Lexus SC 430 Convertible

2004 Lexus SC 430
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2004 Lexus SC 430


  • Luxurious comfort and convenience features, beautiful interior, silky V8 engine, retractable hardtop, Lexus quality.


  • Sparse cargo space, cramped (and nearly useless) rear seats, doesn't inspire anything more than leisurely cruising.

Used 2004 Lexus SC 430 Convertible for Sale

Lexus SC 430 2004 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
17,805 miles
Used 2004
Lexus SC 430
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8.3 mi away
Est.Loan: $377/mo
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Lexus SC 430 2004 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
68,603 miles
Used 2004
Lexus SC 430
South Street Autos
27.6 mi away
Est.Loan: $382/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Though not particularly invigorating to drive, the Lexus SC 430 counters with a serene top-down experience for a price considerably less than the competition.

2004 Highlights

There are no significant changes to the SC 430 this year, though Lexus will offer a Pebble Beach Edition package, which includes Azure Pearl exterior paint, black bird's eye maple interior trim, run-flat tires, a rear spoiler and a black leather golf bag.

Consumer reviews

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Worth it - if you only watch the top go down!
The acceleration is incredible! Watching the top go down is almost as good as sex (almost)!! Even with it being an 11 year old car - the interior is luxurious - black leather with the burled dark walnut is elegant. The exterior is beautiful (not as striking as my 1999 SC400 - but excellent). Everything work like it did the day it rolled off the showroom floor. The only downside is that it isn't exactly top down weather - so I'm impatiently waiting for the weather to turn. Of course - the only drawback is the lack of up-to-date electronics. Can't download my contacts from my phone. It handles "1-touch" dialing - but you have to manually enter your top 10 phone numbers, but the Bluetooth still works well with the phone. The navigation system is okay, but needs updating (need to go on-line and find an upgrade DVD. I updated it with a wireless back-up camera - tough to see behind you without it. I get about 22 mpg and it only had 83000 miles on it when I bought it! UPDATE - July 2018 I now have 119,000 miles on the car and it is still as good as the day I bought it. One small item...I developed a small drain on the battery that I can't trace down. I installed a device that disconnects the battery when the voltage falls below 12V. When you step on the brakes, it reconnects that battery and starts the car. The alternator then recharges the battery. If I drive it every day, it is fine, but I only drive it about once a week and that's when the battery saver device kicks in and starts the car - a real life saver. I was also able to find an up-to-date Navigation DVD to update the onboard navigation system. This car is best when you're able to drop the top and take if for a run on a windy country road. The car still turns heads when you are in a parking lot and drop the top - I still find myself asking my wife to sit in the driver's seat so I can watch the top go up and down. I installed a Sirius-XM radio and can now cruise with my favorite tunes. Still love this 14 year old car!!!!
sc430 review
What a driving experience! Smooth, high performance and comfort all in one. Great looking interior and exterior design.
My Pebble Beach Edition
John Northen,02/01/2004
I chose the "Azure Pearl" (sky blue metallic) 2004 "Pebble Beach Edition" over the SL 500 and XLR. Only 400 will be made. The trunk and "rear seat" space was nominal, at best. No problem. Actually, the so-called rear seat is perfect for my dog and light luggage. I ordered the appropriate Michelin tires rather than the "run-flats". I paid the full MSRP. Luxury abounds. A real head-turner. The Mark Levinson stereo system in without peer. The illuminated blue "Lexus" scuff plates, the buttery ecru leather and black bird's eye maple trim couldn't be sexier. Surveys by J.D. Power rate this car as tops for quality and reliability.
Best quality convertible value
Far better value than comparable BMW and MB convertibles. Automatic top is techno-marvel. Interior is Rolls quality. Body is beautiful and functional. Bought it one year old with 11k miles on E-bay to save $16k off sticker. Couldn't have spent 48k on better car. Highly recommend if you want ultra-reliable luxury convertible for reasonable price.
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Features & Specs

16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed automatic
300 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Used 2004 Lexus SC 430 Convertible Overview

The Used 2004 Lexus SC 430 Convertible is offered in the following styles: 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A).

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  • The Used 2004 Lexus SC 430 Convertible Base is priced between $20,695 and$20,987 with odometer readings between 17805 and68603 miles.

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