Lexus SC 430 Model Overview

Lexus SC 430 Questions

Size Of The Lexus Sc 430

I recently purchased a 2003 SC430 and have realized that the newer models are smaller and I like them better. I know the 2007 is smaller. When did they make that change? Any notes I have read about...

Vsc Lights Are On. What Are The Possible Causes And What Are The Cures?

I Own A 2002 Lexus Sc 430

When start the car and put it into gear, the VSC lights come on. When I push the console VSC switch it does NOT take the light off. How do I fix this?

My Lexus Sc 430 2002

The "VSC off" light comes on right after putting the car in gear (reverse or drive. Button on shift console doesn't take light off. Have heard that there is an easy fix. Please help. Tom

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Whats The Difference Between All The Lexus Sc430?

Lexus SC 430 Overview

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.

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