Lexus SC 430 Model Overview

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Blown Engine On A Lexus Sc430

I have a 2003 Lexus Sc430 with around 114k miles when the engine blew. It cost a little over 10k to have the engine replaced. I was told by the dealer that this particular vehicle can get 225-250k...

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Engine Light Lexus SC430

I have a 2002 Lexus SC430. Used to be the check engine light was always on. Since replacing the gaskets around the manifold exhaust it only goes on and off intermittently, seemingly randomly. It was s...

DASH LIGHTS WILL NOT GO OUT

CAR RUNS OK BUT DASH LIGHTS WILL NOT GO OUT

Sc430 Cluster Switch That Works Power Roof

Was just quoted $2,300 for cluster switch that works with the roof open/ close button..does that seem possible...that’s JUST for the part!,

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 ...

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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