2003 Lexus SC 430 User Reviews

2003 Lexus SC 430 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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"ride" 4 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"tires" 2 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews

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Stunning_SC430 writes:
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Handles great and is absolutely stunning.

Cons

The back seats are not big enough for anyone other than small children to sit for an extended length of time.

Stunning_SC430
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The Best Of Both Worlds It Is A Classy, Quite Convertible, With Four Seats. — 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 it is a convertible. Its' sleak lines will catch your eye and everyone else's, too. It does take premium gas and I get about 25 to 28 miles to the gallon in the city. The V8 is great when you need to get up and go but, it handles quite well just driving around town. The interior is refined, the wood grain gives it a very polished look and feel. No problems with the car, just routine check ups. It is a dream car with the top down or up.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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clbroyles writes:
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A quiet nice driving convertible

Cons

Eats up tires quicker than the manufacturers ratings

clbroyles
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Nice Ride - Eat's Tires — I'll probably own this car the rest of my life. In the summer time with the top down - I usually get a couple of comments each week from strangers. It's fun to drive in luxury and still have the sporty look and feel.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mcb658 writes:
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5

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Love it with the top down

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can't think of any at the moment

mcb658
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Fast & Beautiful — 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, hey I like that car. No regrets.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Karendfw writes:
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This is an amazing car but, I travel 48 weeks a year and just don't have time to drive the car.  I have driven it 27,700 miles in 10 years and it needs to be driven.

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Needs to be driven at least a couple of times a month to keep all of the electronics going.

Karendfw
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Hot Looking -- Very Fast -- Smooth Riding And Great Sound System — 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 along the back roads. Really fun around the curves and up and down the hills around Northern CA.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Alex writes:
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just to have fun

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bad performance for sports car

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Nice Car — Acceleration is good but bad for the sports car: 0-60 in 6.1 seconds. braking and handling is okay. Good think about this car is that it is convertible, and has quite sexy and nice apearance. Build quality is just great...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alex writes:
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Great performance. Enough room for two with all the gear. Rear seat is great storage for luggage when top is down.

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Nagging little screws behind the bucket seats. Uneven wear of front tires (can be addressed by dismounting and remounting the front tires every 2 rotations). Small trunk but it is expected. Aerodinamics are great even at speed with top down your hair stays in place.

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Excellent Price/value — Lexus know how to put together a hard top convertible. Too bad for scouts and cycling.

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Reviews From Other Years

2008 Lexus SC 430 Reviews

Nice... But.... Yawn.... By byannalfo

This car was 'nice' and being a guy who gets called 'nice' a lot, I can tell you I don't use that word lightly because to me it is another 4 letter word! But really, that is all I can say about it...... Read More

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2007 Lexus SC 430 Reviews

Absolutely Wonderful By jd222

There really isn't anything I don't like. It isn't a car for the masses that need one car for every purpose. This is a beautifully balanced luxury sports car. While there may be faster, or more "in... Read More

My Sc430 Is A Dream! By Phil051

As I noted in my pros, this car is a real dream. We bought it used from a Lexus dealer and have enjoyed it in every respect. The lines are gorgeous and the interior is simply stunning. The ride is ... Read More

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2006 Lexus SC 430 Reviews

Worth The Price By eliotd

This has to be one of the best cars ever!!! How many cars get attention everywhere you go and how many are almost 7 years old. Absolutely a fun car to drive, well built, solid and only option availa... Read More

2006 Lexus Sc 430 By rwebb

If you want a world class sports car that rides like a large luxury car this is the one for you. The interior is spacious for two people and very well appointed. The leather and burled wood accents ... Read More

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2005 Lexus SC 430 Reviews

Overall Great Sport Luxury Convertible By CARRERA991CAB

I have owned several of the SC430 when they were new. I bought this last one with 88K miles and I drives the same way I remembered when they were new. The Pearl White Paint is in excellent condition... Read More

Date Night Car By jhatch

Handles and drives like a dream. Quite and classy yet powerful and solid. This car purrs like a kitten, corners well, have good turning radius and is easy to drive and maneuver. Lots of power, and a ... Read More

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2004 Lexus SC 430 Reviews

Awesome! Fun To Drive And Is A Real Looker. By Cshannons3

Great two seater sports car. It has a huge amount of cargo space in the trunk even with the top down. Fun to drive. Receive a lot of compliments on the look of the vehicle. I have had no maintenance ... Read More

A Keeper By cth

Not the best looking ride, but handling, performance for a Lexus & comfortable ride enjoyable! Slight wind noise from front windows can be aggravating. Switched out rims & tire pressure monitor now in... Read More

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