1998 Lexus SC 300 Overview

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A Hidden Gem! by Cory
 — Amazing car. In high school, I wanted to buy one but they were way out of my price range. Now that I finally own one, I have to say I plan on keeping it until it's completely un-driveable. Great engin... Read More
Excelent by fidel
 — only tires and brakes replacement.It is a pleasure to drive.Plenty of pick up and easy to operate.Great looks and positive interior.MPG not exceptional and uses premium gas but well worth it.No squeak... Read More
Keeps On Ticking by blissfullyfla
 — this car is a workhorse. it never says die. i can't find a reason to get rid of it..... in fact i will be replacing the exhaust (after a bad borrow by my brother...don't ask..) and loving it for as ... Read More

1998 Lexus SC 300 Overview

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1998 Lexus SC 300

The 1998 SC 300's engine was tweeked for 10 additional lb-ft of torque, but changes were unfortunately headlined by the loss of the remarkable 5-speed transmission.  As Lexus attempted to put the SC 300 in line with other models like the ES and LS, they might have sacrificed its best feature, according to many drivers.  The automatic transmission was now a 5-speed.

The power plant was still the same inline six, with 225 horsepower and now 220 lb-ft of torque.  The SC 300 was fast enough off the line (just over seven seconds to 60 mph) and it navigated tight turns with precision at higher speeds.  It accelerated quickly through the higher gears and made the quarter mile in about 16 seconds.  The rear wheel layout made it questionable for daily driving in some locations, and many owners have suggested an all-wheel-drive model would eliminate the scary moments in adverse conditions.

Drivers seem to  unanimously agree that the SC 300 is an attractive, well-built, and reliable sports coupe.  The SC manages a very smooth ride despite stiffer suspension tuning, and effortless steering which helps on tight winding roads.   While the SC does have a style that distinguishes it from competition, like the Cadillac El Dorado and BWM M3, it bares a considerably higher price tag.  A common criticism among effort reviewers is that the M3 is a far better value performance wise.

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