1992 Lexus SC 400 User Reviews

1992 Lexus SC 400 Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"power" 11 reviews
"speed" 7 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews

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Motor, tranny, and rearend are amazing

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Interior blows.

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Ok — This car runs and drives amazing. However the interior could have used some better designing. Mine has 200,000 miles and runs like a top. I love it and would like to keep it around just to be able to dump money into it. But parts and labor are five times what its worth.

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fast, string

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gas hog

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Sc400 — 265 hp, accels fast, brakes really good, has great handling, real wide tires, traction control, ect switch lets you choose trans setting and engine setting, regular is for regular, and power makes the trans shift at high rpms. i love this car, dont like the mpgs though, not that good

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Luxury, smoothness, engine

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none met so far

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A Must Have — Love this car a lot. get a lot of positive comments from everybody. drives beautiful. steering is tight and responsive. fast for an automatic. lots of comfort. sporty! people can't beleive it's a 92'.

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Performance.  Reliability.

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Expensive maintenance.

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It's My Dream Car In The Flesh — I've never owned a luxury vehicle. Granted, this is an older model, but it performs like brand new.

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looks and performance

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dont know yet. Dash lighting and radio are current problems. (minor)

tonyw062
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Think Its Going To Be Great — this is my first sc. 160k miles. had it for 2 months. runs great and smooth. I will post another review when I become familiar with the project

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speed, responsiveness,comfort,looks.

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fuel consumption

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Engineering Excelance — a car designed before its time,one of the best v8 engines designed,all the lexus refinements and reliability.for a big car very fast and so comfortable, electronics beats some of the best of todays cars.

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Strong engines/gearboxes. Great interiors and power and performance. Handles like a go-kart.

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Needed a manual option in the V8's and more TT manuals. Also all needed to fitted with Torsen LSD's. Weight is also a slight problem, weighing in at 1680Kg.

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Luxury Sports Coupe — Smooth car to drive, interior was and electronics were way a head of their time and reliable. Car performance was great with a throaty 4ltr V8 (1UZFE) and only got better with time. 1JZ-GTE also had amazing power and performance options. Handles extremly well witht the stock fitted Actie Air Bag Controlled Suspension, but fitted with aftermarket suspension improves ridginess and handling ability. Great car to drive and has no trouble turning 19's and going sideways.

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Build quality, Look's and Power

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Fuel consumption, complicated electrics

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Superb Look's, Loads Of Power, Reliable. — This was the best car I have ever owened. Superb looking, powerful and reliable. The 4 Litre v8 chucks out an incredible 280bhp as standard! 0-60 in 6 seconds! Comfortable well kitted out interia, digital dash, electric seats. Japanesse build quality and reliabilty. Was gutted when I sold it but was too expensive to run :(

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sexy

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A touch underpowered by modern standards

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A Menacing Luxury Coupe — Its a little bit sexy, with its leather interiors, big rims, 4 litre V8 and huge sound system

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Wonderful driving car, still looks fresh and modern 20 years later, plenty of passing power, supremely comfortable interior, built on a modified Supra chassis so go-fast parts are readily available, awesome stereo systems, unbreakable driverains!

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Mileage could be better, lower control arm prices, power steering leaks can damage alternator, dim headlamps, and cluster lighting burns out.

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Awesome Car That Set Standards Other Car Companies Still Strive To Reach! — This is one of the best cars ever made, period. That sounds a bit over-the-top but most professional car reviewers will agree and it set the standards of what cars are expected to do today. My car has 275K miles on it, still starts on the first try, drives like a dream, and still looks fresh, unique, and modern even 20 years after being built. The engine may seem underpowered by today's standards but few will want for more and passing power on the highway is outstanding. Interior ergonomics are excellent, all controls are intuitively placed, and the visibility from within is excellent. The power tilt-telescopic wheel with memory does it's dance when you start the car and reminds you what a treat you are in for! The most telling feature of this car is the fact that every power feature still works - the power windows, mirrors, tilt-wheel, power locks, the seat heaters, the cruise control, A/C controls, everything! I've owned 5 year-old GM and VW vehicles that have had more than one of these fail! These cars are one of the best kept secrets on the road and can be had for next to nothing! If you are a do-it-yourself type you'll find plenty of knowledge on the "ClubLexus" forums that can keep your SC rolling forever. These cars do have a couple of weak spots, like any car. The gauge cluster bulbs and the needles burn-out over time. Both are easily repairable by companies like Lextech, among others. Another common problem is the power steering pump lines, they leak over time and are directly over the alternator which shorts when flooded with fluid. Keep on top of the hoses and you'll have no problems. Also, watch for worn lower control arms. When the bushings are needing replacement (every 125-150k miles) you need to replace the entire lower control arm and they are a bit pricey, about $400-500 each. Interior window trim around the door glass can get fragile with time but replacements for most everything inside are still available from Toyota/Lexus. With such a small V8 you'd expect better mileage but 18/25 seems to be the norm, although 97-00 cars got slightly better mileage with the variable-valve-timing along with more horsepower. Popular upgrades to these cars include bolt-in Supra Turbo engine and brake conversions, HID retrofits, LED lighting upgrades, Supra 6-speed conversions, and much more! If you are looking for a 2-door car that will start every time, make you smile every drive, is supremely comfortable, is built with the strength of a battleship, and will still turn heads this is the best choice for you!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2000 Lexus SC 400 Reviews

Classic Beauty By Randa

Still the best looking car on the road. Don't expect roomy back seats. First class service. Luxury all around few modern features. Read More

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1998 Lexus SC 400 Reviews

A Future Classic By gellywen

I have a '98 SC400 that is in perfect showroom condition, inside and out. Pearl white with all the options. It is a joy to drive and reeks of quality. The design is elegant and timeless. I have a 99 R... Read More

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1997 Lexus SC 400 Reviews

If U Like Luxery But Still Want To Be Sporty This Car Is A Must By Kevin

sticker price is $62k in 1997. only 2048 made. premium fuel only. in 1997 they changed the body style a little to make it more modernized. has real 23k gold badges, antenna trim, and muffler tips t... Read More

Kick Asssss By Karthik

Its a V8 - 4 lt Monster. Being a Lexus, its throws all the goodies at you while the engine thumps enough power to fool the speed cams. The Max I have clocked is 183 kmph. But it can go till 280 kmp... Read More

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1996 Lexus SC 400 Reviews

It's Modern Today Because It Was So Far Ahead Of It's Time! By Murco

This is the second SC400 I own, and it's even better than the 1992 model I own. As with my first review, the "One of the best cars ever built" line still applies, maybe even more so! This car set the ... Read More

Brilliant By Mick

Wow. Nice looking motor! I would recommend this car to anyone so long as they don't mind spending a tonne of money on fuel! 4.0 ltr V8 but ooh it does sound nice... It's 15 years old and has a touch ... Read More

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1995 Lexus SC 400 Reviews

Excellent Daily Driver, Perfect Highway Car By G.A.

There's very little not to like about an SC400. The rear legroom is very small. I would save the backseat for your friends that owe you money. The car has decent trunk space and gets great mileage for... Read More

Not Too Bad For A Daily Driver Besides The Gas Mileage But It Is A V8 So Its Expected. By Josh

The Lexus sc400 is a very fast, very well handling sports car with plenty of power to back up its sleek look. It is a luxury car so naturally its rather expensive . Over all I love driving it and w... Read More

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