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2003 Lexus SC

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Information shown for entry-level Convertible.

Fuel Economy:
City 16/Hwy 22/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: V8, 4.3 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2003 Lexus SC Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.6
Out of 10

Based on 134 Ratings for the 2002 - 2010 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.5/10
    Quality
    9.8/10
  • Reliability
    9.7/10
    Performance
    9.5/10
  • Comfort
    9.5/10
    Styling
    9.6/10

Stylish and Reliable

By on Saturday, January 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 30,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Very Reliable"

Cons: "Stiff jittery ride"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Styling. I would give it an A minus. Styling is subjective but still looks modern after more than a dozen years, has lots of curb appeal Reliability. I would give it a solid A . This thing is as solid as an anvil. If I was doing an experiment on buying and keeping a car for 50 years, this car would be on the top of my list. I think it would probably survive the next ice age.. Comfort/ interior appointments.. A minus.. Beautifully crafted interior. The leather is excellent quality not a seam out of place. excellent gleaming wood surfaces one of the most luxurious interiors this side of a Bentley. Seats are comfortable but have no lateral support... Driving experience/dynamics. C minus. Not quite as cutesy as it looks. 0 to 60 takes about 6 seconds but feels like 8. Lazy throttle response.. No steering feel and under steers heavily into corners like an old Cadillac or a Buick. Brakes are fine but the transmission downshifts slowly and has no sport mode. Engineers at Audi-Porsche or Mercedes will not be loosing sleep. Tuned for casual driving and not for canyon carving. Unfortunately has a harsh and jittery ride. The standard run flats are absolutely awful. Switching to regular tires helps but not completely. Unless the road surface is glass smooth small road imperfections intrude into the cabin. Better on the highway and is a comfortable highway cruiser.. Overall Rating. As a new car in the 60 to 70 thousand range. C plus As a used car in. The. 10 to 20 thousand range. a solid B plus What's Hot. Styling, Beautifully crafted. Superior fit and finish, Great stereo Very Reliable. Whats not. Lifeless steering, stiff and jittery ride."

7 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Awesome weekend car.

By on Monday, October 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 98,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "fun to drive TOP-Less!! with lexus quality"

Cons: "radio cover trim stuck."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned my 2005 SC430 for 5 months now. I bought her used with 95K miles on odometer. Even thou She has alot of miles already, I am a true believer in the Lexus reliability and quality. I have had many Lexus vehicles in the past. I found her in excellent condition with white exterior and saddle interior. The engine is still strong (V8) and the Wheels were updated to the 2010 Lexus SC430 18" instead of the ugly covered wheels from early models. The ride is smooth and comfortable. Also, I love the wood trim that flows around the dash and center console. My SC430 is my weekend car. I try to put the top down as often as I get a chance to, whether it is cold or at nights. Many times over, I get compliments whether on the street,at stop signs/lights and gas stations. Only compliant I have is the sliding cover over the radio is stuck and doesn't come down. (But heck, it was already like that when I bought it.) not a deal breaker at all."

17 people out of 27 found this review helpful

Awesome and fun to drive

By on Friday, July 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 28,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive!"

Cons: "Back seat is useless."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought used with 18,000 miles and 10 years old. Really a great vehicle and use on weekends. Look forward to driving on the weekends."

12 people out of 22 found this review helpful

Excellent overall quality, handling, condition

By on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 22,600

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "beautiful, easy handling, fun."

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

absolutely beautiful!

"This car is my dream car. Unfortunately my work schedule, out of country, out of state did not allow me to enjoy it much. I have recently retired and relocated. This car is no longer practical for me. This car has less than 23,000 actual miles. It is pristine."

6 people out of 12 found this review helpful

absolutely beautiful!

Old reliable

By on Saturday, June 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,800

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"No one believes my SC430 is 13 years old and over 200K on the odometer. The paint job is amazing and the car looks pretty new. Only major repair has been both front wheel bearings. Besides the hideous stock wheels and stock run flats which I replaced; this car is like a reliable girl friend. I put two inch wider wheels on the back and it really changes the stance and appearance of the car. Very bulletproof vehicle for those that like understated luxury and reliability over unusable performance."

11 people out of 14 found this review helpful

great quality

By on Wednesday, April 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 47,800

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great quality and style. nice touring car."

Cons: "Run flat tires"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have truly enjoyed this car. Quality is outstanding. It is not a true sports car. It is more luxury than sport. Top up or down it is fun to drive. Styling is unique. I enjoy that I don't see many on the road. There are however two negatives. The trunk is useless with the top down. Don't hit a pot hole, the run flat tires are a disaster."

8 people out of 15 found this review helpful

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