2006 LEXUS SC 430

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$15,995
$2,371
below average
93,117 Miles
5,291
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 93117
Color: BLACK
Body Style: Convertible
Doors: 2
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
Engine Type: 4.3L V8 32V MPFI DOHC
Drive Train: RWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Rock Hill, SC
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Option & Equipment

ABS and Driveline Traction Control
AM/FM stereo
Anti-theft alarm system
Audio controls on steering wheel
Audio System Premium Brand Speakers: Mark Levinson
Audio system security
Auxilliary transmission cooler
Bluetooth wireless phone connectivity
Braking Assist
Bucket front seats
Cassette player with auto-reverse
Compass
Convertible occupant rollover protection
Convertible wind blocker
Cruise control,4-wheel ABS Brakes
Cruise controls on steering wheel
Daytime running lights
Driver and passenger heated-cushion
driver and passenger heated-seatback
Driver and passenger seat memory
Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
Dual reverse tilt mirrors
Electrochromatic auto-dimming mirrors
Electrochromatic rearview mirror
External temperature display
Front fog/driving lights
Front reading lights
Front Ventilated disc brakes
Fuel Consumption: City: 19 mpg
Fuel Consumption: Highway: 25 mpg
Genuine wood dash trim
Genuine wood door trim
Genuine wood shift knob trim
Glass rear window
Headlight cleaners with washer
Heated driver mirror
Heated passenger mirror
In-Dash 6-disc CD player
Leather seat upholstery
Leather/genuine wood center console trim
Leather/genuine wood steering wheel trim
Manufacturer's 0-60mph acceleration time (seconds): 6.2 s
Memorized Settings for 2 drivers
Memorized Settings including door mirror(s)
Memorized Settings including steering wheel
Navigation system with voice activation
Painted aluminum rims
Passenger Airbag
Power remote trunk release
Power remote w/tilt down driver mirror adjustment
Power remote w/tilt down passenger mirror adjustment
Power retractable hard top
Power windows
Privacy glass: Light
Radio Data System
Rear bench
Remote power door locks
Remote window operation
Side airbag
Speed Sensitive Audio Volume Control
Speed-proportional power steering
Stability control
Surround Audio
Suspension class: Re
Tachometer
Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
Total Number of Speakers: 9
Trip computer
Video Monitor Location: Front
Wheel Diameter: 18
Wheel Width: 8


Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.6
  Based on 26 reviews

Disappointed

3
Lisa Williams on 04/12/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

Was very disappointed in this model. Ride was rough. Hard to get in/out. I'm no longer considering this model

Great mid life crisis car!

5
michaelbatesrealtor@gmail.com on 04/11/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

The Lexus SC430 is an extremely misunderstood commodity in the automotive community. I have owned over two hundred cars and owning two of these has been an utmost pleasure. Solid reliability and silky smooth quietness and virtually year round convertible use capability with lovely HVAC and heated seats. My first one took me to 165k miles before a newer example with only 50k miles drew my attention away. In the middle I owned a G37 Convertible which was very noisy and harsh compared to the lovely SC430. Don't think of this car as a sports car, this car is a luxury touring car. I'd honestly go anywhere in it. These cars have aged well and I receive compliments daily, fit and finish are next to none, Toyota maintenance costs are reasonable as I have the car serviced at the Toyota dealer. Float down the highway with the stereo on and let your stress fade away...

Put the top down and go

4
Mike Ashurst on 12/05/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

The car is easy to drive and everything that counts is easy to do or figure out quickly. The speed may be too much for the cornering so you learn quickly how to use the transmission to break. The run flat tires are terrible so get rid of them immediately. The automatic aspects of putting the top down are outstanding; it 20 seconds you are ready to go. The comfort and details are what you would expect from Lexus. A definite buy.

Great & it's not even summer

4.4
Bubba on 01/26/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I think the GPS is very intuitive and I've never used one. I activated the bluetooth without the manual and it definitely works when the car in moving. Hearing the other party is much better than my other car's bluetooth hook up. I even like the token back seat that holds my son until he'll move to the front. I love the headlights that go around the corner and the seats that fit like a glove. I'm not thrilled that it asks for premium fuel but that's not a big deal. I can't wait to drop the top this summer but love the fact that the PA winters are not harming a soft top while waiting for summer to come.

Overrated

3.8
chuck on 06/14/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

We got this car mostly due to the hardtop convertible feature. The design and comfort are very nice while the performance and drive are lackluster. The car seemed to have been designed for an older driving population who want the look of a convertible in a Lincoln Town Car frame. The technology and nav system is very counter intuitive with the entire system disabled while driving, so you'd have to park the car before using your nav system or Bluetooth phone. Be careful of Lexus dealers lying to you about this feature. All in all, this car is somewhat disappointing but if you're looking to have a convertible look that drives like a sedan, then it's the right car for you.

Dream Car

4.9
Harry55 on 05/06/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Super vehicle. Amazingly quiet even with top down. Acceleration and braking are great, as billed in the literature. A real lux sport coupe on winding roads. A fantastic ride.

Your only decision will be which color.

5
SCsc430 on 12/26/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first Lexus, and driving the SC 430 goes well beyond my most extreme expectations. It has the silkiest shifting transmission I have ever experienced on a car, and the ride is like floating on air. Ultra-comfortable front seats, and plenty of power help to complement the other features of this car. Test one, and compare it to the other cars in this segment. Your only choice will be which color combination to get.

Awesome

5
Tom Fink on 10/19/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Everything about this car has been perfect!

My fantasy fulfilled

4.6
mac richardson on 09/12/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has always been a dream car for me, never thought i would own one. We purchased two Lexuses at the same time, my SC 430 and my partners GS 450 Hybrid. We chose Lexus again because of design/build quality but also equally because of customer service. The fit and finish of both vehicles is outstanding, and the driving performance is awesome. I wanted a luxury convertible, but my requirement was HARD TOP. That leaves me with either the Lexus or the Mercedes. I chose Lexus.

SC 430

4.3
dkempf on 08/30/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Visibilty of the nose and rear end drops off when parking. There is a lack of any bumpers on doors to avoid dings. The paint quality on the exterior is not as good as it should be. I am MOST disappointed in the exterior paint. After purchase I had some zinc oxide rub off on the interior arm rests. Lexus was completely at a loss as to what to do. I am sure other people buying a Lexus convertible will also use sunscreen and have a similar problem. It is very quiet and does not beat you up when the top is down.

Chips

3.4
BJBreslow on 07/21/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

After only 6k iles I have 11 paint chips on the hood of the vehicle. Lexus claims road hazard. I say every stone or pebble on the highway must be hitting me. Only 1k miles on highway. How is it possible. Chrome around grill vs painted plastic. Two chips there as well! Very disappointed!

Gorgeous and reliable fun

4.9
Beinn on 07/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Terrific styling, not seen too often.

Maui cruiser

4.9
chrisinmaui on 07/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Unbelievable ride, grace and class. Run flat tires are silent even with the top down. I have never owned or driven anything like this. Looked at all other options but there is no equal for the money in elegance ride and overall feel. This car is made for running tropical moonlight nights with the top down. Top up it is not recognizable as a convertable. My only wish is gas mileage was a littee better, getting 19mpg @ 2000 on the odometer.

Shaimayn's opinion

4.3
shaimayn on 05/31/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've driven many luxury cars, and this by far is my favorite because it is an affordable sports car with a sophisticated, rich look about it. It drives amazing, with absolutely no road noise, which a lot of the other sports cars had. This is my second SC 430, and thus far have had no issues with anything.

This cabriolet has it all

5
Sal on 05/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded a convert Mercedes for this and am extremely satisfied. Excellent ride even with the run flat tires. Elegant styling and great handling. I would have to say that the Mercedes in this price range do not compare to this vehicle. I have owned it about a month and have not found anything I dislike about it

best car out there

5
marguerite Sensoli on 05/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have loved my Lexus SC 430, it handles great, and is so fun to drive. I have had not one problem with it. I will buy another one soon, but, for now, it's amazing how new and beautiful it still is! Go for it, it's a great car!

Awesome luxury in a Sports car

4.9
Myers on 04/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Awesome drive. Comfort and luxury in a sports car! Not a commonly seen vehicle that turns heads. Good gas mileage for its type. Attention to detail is spectacular. Hard-top convertible is unique and works flawlessly.

Got it all

5
Paul on 04/21/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For a retired senior, it's the perfect car for the second vehicle now that the kids are out of the house. Makes you feel young again. Auto top down mechanism is great and it rides almost like a sedan while having the nimbleness of a roadster.

SENSATIONAL

5
SOFAKING on 04/19/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My recent frustration with an X5 and a 745 sent me on a mission to check out Lexus. Every experience I had had with 5 other Lexus cars was great so I went looking for an suv and an LS 430. Well when I saw this matador red, chrome wheeled beauty I was smitten. This is a great car that no one seems to pay any mind to. Beautiful styling, great comfort, world class fit and finish, quiet ride top up and top down and Lexus reliability make this car bulletproof. The only flaw is the seat belt access but why quibble. This car has it all and a great value in the market place. I have never enjoyed a car like this one. This is one sweet ride.

Love driving my car!

5
robochis on 03/26/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We were blessed to buy a Lexus SC430 four weeks ago. I love driving it, and I especially love the looks and stares that I get from the special color of the Pebble Beach version! It's wonderful on the road; it handles beautifully! I can't wait until the temperatures are warm enough for me to put the top down!! Way to go Lexus!

My second SC430

4.8
WARREN T. ROBBINS on 01/26/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2006 is my second SC430. I traded my 2003 for the newer model. I have owned many proformance cars including Porches, BMW's, Mercedes,Ferrari and Corvettes. It is not the quickest or the fastest, but is definately the most comfortable to drive, especially on long trips. I enjoy owning this car.

Great Fun

5
Sergey Podrez on 12/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This automobile is by far the best I had in my 24 yr driving experience. Very well balanced ride, of course quality wise I can't compare it to any of the above mentioned cars. Attention to every detail in a interior is uncompromising. Very powerful, torque engine and most importantly NO WIND @ 90 mph on freeways! Just love it!

2003 SC 430 Review

4.9
TWalker795 on 11/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Exhilarating!!! From the moment I took the keys, my life changed. This car looks sexy & handles far better than I expected.

New Owner D' Lite

4.8
Lexie on 11/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car it's everything a convertible could be and exactly what I wanted. Large enough to be comfortable, sporty enough to be the talk of the parking lot. Interior detail is lavished with all that is lovely, outside is curvaceous and innovative. The top feature is intriguing to all who witness it, it's truly convertible in every sense of the word. Sporting 20" Chromes with run flat Toyos it drives like a dream, all on-lookers drool. Some convertibles are made for the regular drivers - they needn't be speed demons, corner huggin', fastest off the line to enjoy -for those of you who always wanted a convertible - this car is for you. It's BODACIOUS Fun Drivin' Fun To Own

Best Fun Car

5
Orange on 10/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What could go wrong, it's made by the most reputable and reliable car makers in the world. Forget about the bucket seats, everyone knows it's a car made for 2 people and that is fine by me! We bought it for the reliability and quality of the car.

The Best in Luxury Convertible cars

5
Dino on 09/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Don’t compare it with Porsche or MB, they are different animals. If you want to feel the engine, the road and handling of a real sport car go with a Porsche or SL500 or if you have the bucks go with a Ferrari but if you want to have a quasi Sporty convertible car with real luxury, the best reliability in the market, good power (60MPH in 5.8sec.), excellent comfort, outstanding stereo sound, premium amenities and you want to keep the best value in a car the SC430 is the car! Some people, disapprove the back seat, but to me it's a good thing, why? Because my insurance is not considering my SC like a Sport Car that normally is 50% more expensive expensive than a regular car because the 4 seats.



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