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The Lexus SC430 is the second generation of the Lexus SC series, manufactured by Toyota's luxury division. Originally introduced at the New York Auto Show in April 2000, the SC430 was marketed as the jewel of Lexus and remains a classic model. Powered by a 4.3L 3UZ-FE V8 engine, the same engine used in the LS series, it produces 288 horsepower and accelerates to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds. Notably, it also features a Variable Valve Timing system (VVT-i) and is coupled with a five-speed automatic transmission. Distinct for its convertible design, the SC430's innovative chassis features a double-wishbone setup and a retractable aluminum hardtop, which can be retracted in 25 seconds. This model was 177.8 inches long between 2002 and 2005, and was lengthened in models from 2006 to 2010. The luxury interior includes all-leather seating with the Lexus emblem on the back of the front seat headrests and Burl Walnut detailing. The SC430 saw an upgrade in 2005, with the addition of Bluetooth capability, new gauge clusters, a revised shift plate, and optional run-flat tires. Its standard features include 18-inch wheels and adaptive HD headlights. Production of the SC430 ended in 2010, with the last special edition rolled out for Japan. Reviewers from Car and Driver lauded the 2002 model as an unqualified success for its comfort, speed, smoothness, and quiet ride.
Lexus SC430, known for its appealing interior, efficient V8 engine, and superior build quality, can encounter issues over time, including suspension and braking failures and engine issues. Owners have reported suspension problems such as continuous clunking noises, excessive vibration, and difficulty in steering, often linked to the strut housing and steering knuckle. Braking failures may manifest as noisy brakes, poor response, and a pulsating brake pedal, typically due to a worn brake pad set. Engine failure in the SC430 is another concern, often resulting from problems with the cooling system. Symptoms include slow acceleration, poor fuel economy, engine misfires, overheating, difficulty in starting, and activation of the Check Engine Light. These can usually be traced to issues with the fan motor, oxygen sensor, radiator, spark plug, and air filter. However, regular maintenance can help mitigate these problems. For instance, replacing the wiper blade at least semi-annually ensures better visibility and safer driving. Regular upkeep of other frequently used parts like the seat belt, door lock, antenna, turn signal switch, and emblem also contributes to the vehicle's longevity.
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