Lexus SC 300 Experts

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Lexus SC 300 Model Overview

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2000 Lexus SC 300 Overview
2000 Lexus SC 300
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2000 Lexus SC 300 reviews:
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1999 Lexus SC 300 Overview
1999 Lexus SC 300
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1999 Lexus SC 300 reviews:
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1998 Lexus SC 300 Overview
1998 Lexus SC 300
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1998 Lexus SC 300 reviews:
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
1997 Lexus SC 300 Overview
1997 Lexus SC 300
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1997 Lexus SC 300 reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1996 Lexus SC 300 Overview
1996 Lexus SC 300
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1996 Lexus SC 300 reviews:
4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars
1995 Lexus SC 300 Overview
1995 Lexus SC 300
42 pictures
1995 Lexus SC 300 reviews:
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
1994 Lexus SC 300 Overview
1994 Lexus SC 300
20 pictures
1994 Lexus SC 300 reviews:
4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars
1993 Lexus SC 300 Overview
1993 Lexus SC 300
39 pictures
1993 Lexus SC 300 reviews:
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
1992 Lexus SC 300 Overview
1992 Lexus SC 300
83 pictures
1992 Lexus SC 300 reviews:
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

Questions

boatfsh
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Temperature Gauge Stays Low Used To Stay In Middle. Heat Works Fine. What C...

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captdbb
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No Ac..heater

the display went out on the control. No heat, ac, rear, front defroster. Also no display on mpg,outside temp. Has the unit gone bad? Display still lights up but no information. Basically no climate co...

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REV500
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Need Advice And Help 02 Sensor, Will Not Pass Emissions...1996 Lexus Sc 300...

Went to emissions, failed at first. Changed 02 Sensor as instructed. Drove the car 30-60 miles as instructed. Now emissions is telling me "car is not ready, still no codes", please help and advise ...

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freegluten
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Were Can I Find Average Maintenance Info? Lifespan Of Transmission, Common...

I'm writing from the future... lol It's 2013, in Canada considering a 1992, orig from Texas. Haven't seen in person/test driven yet, going to look tomorrow. Mechanic will have final say, but of cou...

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Second Question... Should I, Or Shouldn't I?... And Additional Info

i know that this is not exactly 'repair' info, but since my main question is below... 92 SC300 150000 miles asking $2200 Canadian. Given its, ahem, vintage... and the fact that it's described as be...

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About the Lexus SC 300

Lexus introduced the first generation of SC coupes in 1992.  Two models were available: the V-8 SC 400 and the I-6 SC 300.  The SC embodied the Japanese luxury automaker's effort to insert LS series luxury into a high performance grand touring coupe.  All SCs utilized a 2+2 notchback body design placed atop rear wheel drive.

The SC 300 was an American luxury version of Toyota's foreign market Soarer.  Steering, transmission, and ride were refined to better suit the preferences of luxury car drivers.  Over-responsive steering was a common driver issue with the first model, but it was quickly resolved in the following model year.  The SC featured the same 3.0 liter inline six engine throughout its run, which made 225 horsepower.  Engine torque was upgraded from 210 to 220 lb-ft in 1998.  Performance data are a bit inconsistent but drivers could typically expect a 0-60 time of 7 seconds, and a complete quarter mile in just under 16.  There was slight variance in fuel economy depending on automatic or manual transmission, but on average the SC 300 was good for 18/22 mpg.

Drivers fell in love with the very sporty and ergonomic interior layout, with a cockpit that provides a wrap around feel.  Clever luxury features, like the telescoping steering wheel for comfortable entry and exit, were found throughout the SC.  Drivers also acclaimed the precise suspension, which offered an ideal balance between a sport car road feel and a smooth luxury car ride.  The SC 300 was consistently nagged by outperforming competitors (like the M3) which raised questions about the GT coupe's true value in its class.  While the SC is no slug, it was clearly marketed more for its luxury than performance.  The SC 400 was a bit more quick and nimble.