Lexus SC 430 Experts

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Lexus SC 430 Model Overview

Lexus SC 430 Questions


My Vsc And Check Engine Lights Came On This Weekend

Shortly after leaving the house my vsc and check engine lights came on. The car began to vibrate. I immediately returned home. Car continued to vibrate while in park with break on. Just put 4 new...

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Today When I Started My Lexus Sc430 (2003) I Now Have A Constant Alert Tone...

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I Have A Question About The Lexus 430 Sc.

It's time for me to finally get a convertible and I have decided to sell my Acura RL and buy a used Lexus 430 SC [they are all used at this point!]. Can you tell me if there are any model years of t...

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Where Is The Aux Located On A Lexus 2006 Sc 430?

where is the AUX located? And how can I play music stored on my smartphone?

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Likely Cause Of "squeaking" Type Noise, Like Front Bushings On Other Vehicl...

Very noticable driving over small bumps

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About the Lexus SC 430

The Lexus SC coupe reappeared in 2002 with a total redesign and a larger engine.  The SC 300 and 400 had vanished after the 2000 model year, in preparation for long-awaited and much needed revisions.  The new SC 430 was also a convertible, which was a first for Lexus.  This was an automatic retracting hard top which folded into the truck.  The SC was classified as a 2+2, but the back seats were less spacious than the previous ones, which were not very spacious either.  
The new 430 was rear wheel drive, but it now featured a more powerful engine.  The new 300 horsepower 4.3 liter V-8 was borrowed from the LS sedan, along with the smooth 5-speed automatic transmission.  The coupe sped from 0 to 60 in 6.6 seconds, and braked back to zero in 121 feet.  Fuel economy remained unchanged from the previous SC, holding at 18/23 mpg.
The SC's 18-inch tires were held steady by an advanced antiskid/traction system, which gave the coupe a bit more control on slick surfaces than its predecessor. While it was listed as a option, run-flat tires seemed to appear on most of the SC 430s.  They led to frequent driver complaints regarding road noise and ride quality.  The new drop top was a favorite feature among drivers.