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Old 04-24-17, 07:01 AM   #16
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I pulled the numbers of SC's off Wikipedia. I imagine a few thousand have been totaled out over the years. This car has that love it or hate it look . It was one of the most luxurious and well built Lexus produced using LS parts quality. The biggest problem is keeping the leather nice and all the rubber molding in good shape.
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I have a 2003 white sc. 150k miles. Just had the airbag recall done. Motor mounts are next to replace (purchased from a private party so we knew when we purchased it what it needed). Fun car to drive - after driving a minivan for 12 years this is my reward!
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That will be quite a ride change from a minivan !
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Replaced the timing belt yet? I have 02 with 62K miles. Since I drive about 4k annually I am considering replacing with 2006+ with higher miles (100K?) but same price.

Good idea?
I replaced the TB right after I bought it same time as I had the airbag recall performed. Way early to do TB based on 30k miles but for $1,000 at my local Lexus (using 15% off coupon) I thought it worth the piece of mind since the TB was 12 years old. I knew I was keeping the car for likely 10 more years and driving 5-7k miles per year so it made little sense to wait since doing it immediately meant I likely would not do it again.

I personally feel the 2004-2005 models may have been the highest quality SC430s particularly with regard to the leather used on the interior. And I like the old style wheels (with twisties not the fugly pie-pans). There are features in the 06-10 models that are desirable like the 6 speed AT, way better lighting, and easier to integrate/modernize audio system but I prefer the leather interior, old style wheels, and an easy to drain and fill AT complete with attached with a dip stick : ) on the 01-05s.

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This talk about the SC has me itching to go home and take it for a spin. And then wash it!
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That will be quite a ride change from a minivan !
Yes! A welcome change! We still have the minivan as a family car but just me running errands or just one kid in the car - it's perfect!
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