2005 Lexus SC 430 Consumer Review: The Tires And Rims Are The Wor

2005 Lexus SC 430 Convertible - Consumer Review

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The Tires And Rims Are The Worst!


2005 Lexus SC 430 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


The car is definitely fun to drive. When the top is down, it turns heads. The hard top goes up and down like a charm. The reliability of the transmission and engine is superb. But, the tires are the absolute worst! The rims are soft metal and dent, scratch, and disfigure at every curb. One pothole and your stomach ties into knots because you know that the sensor will sound and you will need to spend between $250-$425 for one, yes ONE tire. Everyone I meet loves the car and hates the tires. Sure, you can put regular tires on the car, but where do you put the spare?? My friend just turned his in because of the tires. One curb, one pothole and I reach into my wallet.

Best Features

Hardtop convertible. Look when the top is down. Interior is beautiful. Engine and transmission work well.

Worst Features

Add tiptronic paddles for effect. Would be a nice addition. Use regular tires and figure out some place for the spare. Make the rims of a much sturdier metal and use tires that raise them above the curblines. Better screen for navigation device. Hard to see in sunlight. Better gas mileage.
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