2008 Lexus SC 430 RWDReview
Nice... But.... Yawn.... —
This car was 'nice' and being a guy who gets called 'nice' a lot, I can tell you I don't use that word lightly because to me it is another 4 letter word! But really, that is all I can say about it... it was comforable and it was a soft ride if using for your daily driver... it looked good, but dated (especially the interior)... and having come off the Caddy XLR and havign had problems with the hard top, I was really glad that this car had no issues like that... but out of the two, I'd rather have the XLR... they talk about it having 300 horse power, but if there is 300 under the hood, it isn't set up properly with the gears... and read my review about the Z06 - there is a way to do it well and allow for good mileage - this didn't do either, slow excelleration and at best about 21 MPG on the highway - which for a call this small I think it really bad... and speaking of size, when I traded in my XLR, the people at the Lexus dealership were laughing at how it was only a 2 seater because the SC430 had 4 seats... let me tell you right now, if you are thinking of buying one, that it is really just a really nice, leather wrapped seat - I couldn't even put my nephew and nice back there and at the time they were 4 + 5...
Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)
Pros: Nice ride for just cruising
Cons: Nothing really exciting about the car... styling hadn't changed since its launch and needed an update...
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