2002 Lexus SC 430 consumer reviews

$61,055 starting MSRP
side view of 2002 SC 430 Lexus
95% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8
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Solid Reliable Beautiful Convertible

I purchased a 2002 SC430, black on black, with only 49,000 miles on it. Love everything about the car, it's looks, how it drives. I keep it in ECT Power mode to get that bit more impooh when I hit the accelerator. Since it's a Lexus, I'm not worried about reliability and only having to do basic maintenance. The only major upgrade to the car I've done is new tires and a rearview camera. Minor upgrades have been bluetooth and some new lighting.


A fine automobile

I previously owned a Nissan late model 370Z. My wife stressed about riding in it even when driven with her anxieties in mind. I replaced it with a 2002 SC430 with an indigo blue paint job, that I love. Like many other reviews, I had all struts replaced, new timing belt and water pump and new tires (got run flats but regular pneumatic smoother). Engine and tranny runs smooth as silk. A/C is ice cold. Mileage was 145,000, no accidents. Interior is extremely clean with white leather seats. In four months ownership, I have had several inquisitors ask about the car. Complements too. Drive this for the design beauty, quality ride and sound mechanical attributes. I don’t put much value in calls for classic status, just as I doubt Beanie Babies value. Own it for your personal satisfaction.


19 years old and still amazing

Purch an’03 142910 original miles SC Egyptian Beige Sand w Ecru interior,my 1st choice. This car performs well, is well built and I love the styling.Apiece of art on wheels with top down whenever you want.If you purchase one get the timing belt and water pump , radiator if green replaced. Your good for another 100k miles So far great city mileage 19.5 - 20. Only use Premium, don’t cheap out on the fuel. Finally the interior is old design but still amazing . Climb in , sink down in the leather seat and the cockpit ceases you. Buy one and enjoy driving it


Classy Gran Touring Convertible

It's not a grand touring coupe. It is a luxury grand touring coupe. The opulent interior wraps you in wonderfully smooth and pliable leather and beautifully finished Birdseye maple. The Levinson sound system is amazing and includes a 6 disc in dash player. Heated seats, individual climate control for driver and passenger. Handling is much better than my Jag ever was. Acceleration is very good but no, not an all out performance vehicle. Braking is fantastic. On the open road this car is spectacular! Set the cruise at 77 mph (70 mph speed limit) and cruise down the freeway getting 28 mpg. The top goes up or down in 20 seconds. Mine has just crossed over the 60,000 mile mark. I've had to replace nothing but tires and a battery. The battery was a phenomenal 12 years old. The tires had over 30,000 miles with 80% tread but over the 10 year age limit. What else can I say other than it's a joy to drive with distinctive lines!


2916 RX 350

Car is great. Runs on regular gas a d greats mpg on highway. This is our 4th Lexus and am going Friday to look at a new one. They run forever


A sweet car with an impeccable interior. 44k mi

It’s a fun car to drive with the top down. The new model has a soft top, I like the hard top better. While not a sports car it has plenty of power too.


Most reliable car have owned it.

It's a lot of fun to drive this car, and very reliable. Even though is an 8 cylinder car is not a gas guzzler one.


one heck of a first car

inherited this car from my late father last year. may not look as showroom new like first picked up but everything about it really makes for an epic second hand whip. i own an '02 which means it still has the butt-ugly headlamps but ull get used to it once in a while. dad got rid of the oem rims and replaced them with sportier 5 spokes ages ago. the leather in the seats wrinkled badly but is still replaceable. and to make this car as JDM as possible, the L badges were replaced with the japan-market griffon badges fresh off the toyota soarers. the best part about this car is its timeless interior cos wow for an 18 year old car it's insides have kept its age extremely well. this car is best enjoyed with the top down (obviously) with the v8 punched out to the max on empty freeways.





Dream car!

This has been my dream summer car. So comfortable and reliable. Also, in my humble opinion one of the most beautifully designed automobiles out there.