I did a lot of research trying to find the "perfect" automobile. I was looking for a luxury car with solid styling and performance. Late in the game, I decided that since it was to be my only car, it ...
I did a lot of research trying to find the "perfect" automobile. I was looking for a luxury car with solid styling and performance. Late in the game, I decided that since it was to be my only car, it needed a backseat, and when you figure in reliability, well, there weren't really any other options left besides the SC430. Owning the car has been about what I expect given what I had already read, with the additional info the car shakes a bit > 70ish mph.
I've had the car a few weeks now, and have driven it both on the highway and in stop and go traffic. The ride is as smooth as I was led to believe, but the steering and responsiveness doesn't quite feel like a sports car as noted in expert and other consumer reviews. In the city, expect about 14 mpg. The hardtop convertible retracting and extending is awesome, and panels light up for better visibility with the top down. Also I wasn't fully aware what the telescopic wheel was until I purchased it, and that is just one of many nifty features you get with this Lexus. I have an old navigation disk in which causes some headache at times but is definitely functional and probably correctable if I wanted to pay for a new one.
This is truly a dream car, and expect the extra money on insurance, gas, and likely repairs to reflect that. I deducted a star for backseat legroom, and deducted a star for high speed shakes and steering/suspension responsiveness, and one for value only because most of these models are overpriced where I live, but beyond these points there is really nothing to complain about. High points are comfort, quick convertible, sound system, and styling. Overall a great car.