Great information if you plan to purchase an sc430
I saved sooooo much money by reading this post over and over and over again, before purchasing my 2007 SC430.... I was well informed and knew exactly what to look for, listen to, and ask questions about each time that I physically touched or test drove one. This Post Saved Me A Lot Of Money because most of the vehicles had problems mentioned in this post.
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I am beginning a search for an SC 430. First of all, my compliments to the author of this section! This is the best write up of this sort I've seen anywhere.
I am having trouble figuring out Bluetooth cell phone capability in different model years. I know Bluetooth streaming did not happen until the later years. That's easy to resolve with after-market products. However, factory cell Bluetooth is usually superior to after-market products. When did the SC's start coming with cell Bluetooth? 2005, 2006, 2007 or 2008??? The Lexus model specs refer to Bluetooth being included in 2005 navigation voice-activated DVD or something like that. I'm not sure what that means: Something for nav only or phone use as well?
How well does the cell Bluetooth work? This applies to the top being in the up position, since background noise seriously affects sound quality. We had a 2011 Infinity G37X Coupe and the Bluetooth was terrible. The awful Bluetooth and transmission prompted us to get rid of this car. The Bluetooth in our Lincoln MKX is outstanding.
Bluetooth was available in the 2005 model sc430. You can voice activate some things like audio. limited navigation commands ask for POI. There is a button on the steering wheel that you press and the ask for what you want. It kind of works I dont find it that useful. Others may chime in.
2005 SC430 Pebble Beach nav tool back up camera vias sirius radio daizen front & rear anti sway greaseable zerks blitz throttle controler windscreen deflector 8 disk dvd trunk changer dvd/tv tuner in glove box r1 slotted & drilled rotors,axis pads 20 " donz genovese staggered toyo t1 proxies toms tower strut bar cnc aluminum frame stiffiner plates lux link remote start remote top 1/4 window mod phone hack & beat sonic nav overide lots of led bulbs lexus logo door projectors 2004 GX470
I installed a Parrot Bluetooth on my 2003 SC. It's better than the factory Bluetooth that came out in 2005 because the Parrot allows me to stream music wirelessly from my smart device. The factory Bluetooth does not. I'm selling my SC, but I had a lot of good times with the car being able to play the music I want at my fingertips, as an alternative to listening to the same six CDs in the ML stereo. I can even listen to a YouTube video on my iPhone through The car stereo. The phone conversation sound quality is better than the factory set up too.
2004 LS430 Ultra gold/cashmere
2003 SC430 black saddle
2007 LS460 silver/black - sold
2003 SC430 silver/black - salvaged in Hurr. Sandy
2001 LS430 black/black - sold