2003 Lexus SC 430 Overview

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The Best Of Both Worlds It Is A Classy, Quite Convertible, With Four Seats. by Stunning_SC430
 — I currently own a silver SC430 it is stunning. It has gorgeous lines and is just a striking car. The convertible hard top is definately the way to go. This car is quiet on the highway, even though ... Read More
Hot Looking -- Very Fast -- Smooth Riding And Great Sound System by Karendfw
 — This car just makes you feel you and full of energy. As soon as I get in the car you just feel like driving fast and letting the wind blow in your face and turning the music up loud and cruising alon... Read More
Fast & Beautiful by mcb658
 — Bought it used from Naples FL with only 56K and it is an awesome car. Never really had a true pleasure vehicle before but if I were to buy one again this would be it. We always get the looks like, he... Read More

2003 Lexus SC 430 Overview

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2003 Lexus SC 430

The 2003 Lexus SC 430 was the second model of the new generation of Lexus sports coupes.  Nothing was changed or added for 2003, but the Lexus Link emergency service (borrowed from the LS) was now available.  Lexus Link was similar to OnStar, but it included a concierge service and was monitored by  a separate Lexus staff.  The rear wheel drive SC could carry two passengers in considerable comfort and luxury, and two more in far less comfortable quarters.  The 2+2 coupe was essentially a two-seater, if front passengers were to be guaranteed adequate leg room.
The new SC was significantly more powerful than its predecessors.  The 2003 SC 430 held the LS sedan's 4.3 liter V-8, which generated 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque.  It sped from 0 to 60 in 5.9 to 6.6 (depending on the test) seconds and through the quarter mile in about 14 seconds.  The SC had bulked up from a 3494 pound curb weight to 3840 pounds, but new more powerful brakes brought it from 60 mph to a halt in just 121 feet.
The much needed exterior redesign of the SC certainly improved aesthetics, according to drivers, and gave the coupe the same 21st century appeal as its competitors.  Owners continued to complain about the addition of the run-flat tires, which greatly added road noise and ride stiffness.   These tires were considered a liability on rough roads, because when the tire blows it also ruins the rim, resulting in very costly repairs.


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