Lexus SC 430 Model Overview

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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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Whats The Difference Between All The Lexus Sc430?

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?

Dinging On And Sc 430 Lexus 2004

every time I accelerate from a stop my car will ding. I thought it might be needing air in my tires because the air pressure light was on so I filled all four and the light went out but it is still...

I Had My 2003 Sc430 Inspected No Lights On Before Inspection When I Got My...

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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