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2002 Lexus SC 430 Overview

The Lexus SC coupe received a total redesign and a larger engine for 2002. The first-generation SC ended after the 2000 model year, in preparation for a long overdue update. The new SC was also available as a hardtop convertible, which was a first for Lexus. The SC was again classified as a 2+2, but the back seats were less spacious than the previous ones, which were not very spacious either.

The SC now featured a more powerful engine. The new 300-horsepower 4.3 liter V8 was the same used by LS sedan. The 5-speed automatic transmission would be replaced with a 6-speed later in this generation.

The new SC utilized an advanced antiskid/traction system, which gave the SC a bit more control on slick surfaces than its predecessor.


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    Dead Batteries

    My SC430 2002 has 15.000 miles and Lexus has put 7 batteries in it. I have heard every excuse you can imagine but no resolution. Now, they have dragged it past warranty and the 'sneak drain' is still ...


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    Catalytic Converters

    I have a 2002 Lexus SC430 that I bought about 2 years ago. It has always had the 'check engine light' on due to a code for failure of both converters. On vacation this week we drove 8+ hours in 100+...

    Lexus SC430 Acceleration

    A recently bought a 2002 SC430 and I find that the pickup is slow when I'm at a standstill even when in Power mode. When I want to join traffic on a main road I have to make sure I have plenty of sp...