My best car EVER! RIP at 332,000 miles!!! I bought my SC430 in October 2001 and had it until December 13, 2016, due to a freak accident in my own backyard! I changed the Alternator ONCE in May 2016 and the Starter and Pully ONCE in August 2016! I changed the timing belt THREE times at every 100,000 miles. Other than the usual brake change and service/maintenance, there were no major issues. I pray to have another car such as this. I cannot live without the refinement of this vehicle. Lexus, please and please in the name of Jesus, BRING BACK THE SC430!
This is my third SC430. My wife and I love this car. The stylish lines are timeless. The build quality is unmatched, the reliability is insane. I cannot believe that Lexus stopped building such an excellent vehicle. Their new converts can not compare.
Traded in my RX300 with this SC430 new in 2007. Three years & 34,000 miles later, I have not had any problems with this car. Black Sapphire exterior and Camel leather interior turns head anywhere I go. Had to change the tires at the 26000-mile mark. With depreciation and maintenance be ready to have a $1000 a month expense on this car. It's worth every dime!
Purchased this car used with only 7000 miles. This car has exceeded my expectations in all respects. The engineering, fit and finish are beyond reproach. The only concern is the run flat tires. I got the P.B. Edition and love it. I doesn't compare to Porsche, but wasn't designed to do so. A great car for me at 66 yrs.
I love driving this car but I have serious problems with tires separating from the rim. Within the last 4 months, I had to replace 3 tires at $400 each. The car does not even have 15K on it. I am an experienced driver but have never experienced such a problem. I believe that the Dunlap run flat tires are of an inferior quality and need improvement. Lexus dealer informed me that these tires are much thinner on the outer portion of the tire. Maybe that is the problem but we as consumers should not suffer from that! When one buys a $65,000 car, he or she should expect quality including the quality of the tires.
Convertible feature and great control and acceleration on the road
Improve the tires so they do not separate from the rim. Stain protect the interior. Design the side windows in such a way that moisture and water do not drip into the car after opening the windows.