2004 Lexus SC 430 Overview

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Love It! by Kim
 — I love my 2004 Lexus SC430. I drive this car with the top open all year around. I enjoy the feeling of total freedom when the air touches me while I am driving. Even on the highway, with my windo... Read More
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 — I absolutely love this car-- it's quiet, comfortable, and fast. Those looking for a true sports car should look elsewhere: this is a luxury cruiser with a big V8 engine, but optimized for quiet top-do... Read More
Lexus Sc 430 by Jeff3885
 — its fast luxirious..reliable everyone seems to love it.. its a v8 32 valves 4.3 liter engine 300 hp.. u can get a used one for around 30K brand new i think it runs 60 or 70 thousand u.s.d jkespof eoip... Read More

2004 Lexus SC 430 Overview

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2004 Lexus SC 430

In 2004 Lexus added a very limited edition trim of the Sc 430.  This Pebble Beach Edition featured special paint, badging, and interior trimming.  Aside from that news, the SC remained unchanged for its third model year.  The 2+2 rear wheel drive coupe was a modernized version of the long-running SC 300 and 400.  Lexus had revamped the SC to keep it competitive with new offerings from Mercedes and BMW.  All SCs were now hard top convertibles.
The SC was considerably heavy for its body type and spaciousness.  The 430 was over 350 pounds heavier than the previous SCs, but the powerful LS Series V-8 worked to compensate for such bulk.  The 4.3 liter V-8 provided an impressive 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque.  Road test data varies for the SC 430, but the 0 to 60 times are confined from 5.9 to 6.6 seconds.  The coupe featured many of the finer LS series touches, like a premium Mark Levinson sound system, power heated seats, posh suspension, and a silenced ride.
Drivers marveled at the convenience of the one-touch retracting roof, which was a first for Lexus.  The SCs safety was unquestioned as usual, aided by powerful brakes, tight handling, and responsive steering.  One common issue was the rounded hump shape of the rear deck, topped by a rear brake light.  Because the driver is positioned quite low, many felt that this design led to an obstructed rear view.


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