2007 Lexus SC 430 Overview

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Princess Car by CMALLEN
 — Fabulous car for darting around town, trips to the wine country, sight seeing. road trips, weekend shopping, sunbathing.... The car drives so smoothly and positively purrrrrs. It is fast, really rea... Read More
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 — 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
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 — 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

2007 Lexus SC 430 Overview

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2007 Lexus SC 430

The entire history of the Lexus SC series of sports coupes has been marred by criticism of its lack of invigoration.  Lexus has always leaned towards comfort with the SC, and the new 430 is no different.  The 2007 SC 430 receives much acclaim for its styling, refined ride, and interior appointments, but its performance may not be entirely commensurate with the 'SC' sports classification.
The SC 430 certainly seems well-equipped.  The 4.3 liter V-8 engine, also used in the prior LS 430, provides the smaller coupe with 288 horsepower and 317 pound feet of torque.  Every SC is rear wheel drive, and the suspension is tuned considerably stiff for a Lexus, in an attempt to provide a sporting feel.  The 0-60 mph time is a quick 5.8 seconds.  However, critics feel that the Lexus coupe is just too refined to offer enough real driving exhilaration.  There is further debate as to whether or not that is such a bad thing.  It is a Lexus, hence it is part of an ongoing effort to limit cabin intrusions like engine revs and road feel.
Drivers of previous SCs have found that the coupe holds its value extremely well.  A favorite feature has continued to be the one-touch retractable hardtop roof, but this also forces another widely criticized aspect.  When the roof is down, the coupe has virtually no cargo space.  Full enjoyment of the SC driving experience really depends on the driver's needs and expectations.  The SC 430 offers no surprise with respect to Lexus attributes: it is quiet, comfortable, safe, and reliable.  However, the somewhat floaty suspension feel may make the more eager drivers a little nervous through tighter turns.


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Steering Wheel Squeeks When Adjusting Position

when the car is turned on and the steering wheel re-positions itself to suit the driver there is a squeaking sound made. how do i lubricate the mechanism to stop this?

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