Lexus SC Series

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sperryc
04/23/2010

Lexus SC Series 4

I'm hearing for the first time in my life, in reviews here on RIA, that the SC is a chick car. I guess I'm a chick, because I consider this car among the most beautiful on the road today. Simple, clean lines. Engine sounds nice. Never driven one, but I'd like to.

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realTalk2010
01/30/2010

Lexus SC Series 5

Jebrill sucks nobs

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Jebril
09/21/2007

Lexus SC Series 1

WTF? This isn't even a sports car, Toyota made this thing to attract Paris Hilton wannabes, the cars performances are on par with a 20K Honda Civic Si, the car's styling looks like that of a chicks car, and its way too overpriced.

If you like it, your choice but your no longer considered a real guy if you drive this thing and enjoy it.

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LuckyLexOwner
02/11/2007

Lexus SC Series 5

My 1992 SC400, pearl white with all the options including sunroof, front fascia rubber lip, rear spoiler, Nakamichi and chrome rather than gold trim package has been the best car I ever owned.
Mine was one of the first hundred produced in fall of 1991 and had 80, 000 miles on it when I bought it and has 160,000 now.
If I sound like I am proud of this car in a way I am. See this Lex is truly the one that started it all. This car won more awards than any other sports car!
In a few years it will take it's place in the classic car showrooms next to the other great muscle cars from the 60's and 70's.
Getting service at Lexus certainly will certainly cause sticker shock at first.
But eventually you realize that the best parts rarely need replacing and anyways a good portion of the cost is because of the hustle put on you by the
hustlers in the service/sales area.
Great car and it is so nice not to have to be controlled by all the losers gaurding the fast lane. If I see an opening....bang I'm through it and past the
those that relish controlling other drivers.
Now what is that worth?

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soarertt92
12/30/2006

Lexus SC Series 5

its so great ill probably never sell it.

one of the best cars ive ever owned fast yet oh so comfortable.

one of toyota`s finest

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velofosse
08/29/2006

Lexus SC Series 5

I have driven the SC400 (Toyota Soarer GT-Limited V8, JDM version) for two years. It has to be the most stylish, ageless and understated vehicle ever. An absolute dream car. The build quality is second to none, the drive quality is superb. A masterpiece of Japanese engineering and it is FAST!

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BJW
07/16/2006

Lexus SC Series 5

Superb car, engineered without cost restraints, 10+ years old with looks that still turn heads. This car will never be dated and to top it off has the powerplant to match!

Cannot rate these cars highly enough!!
(it helps that I have a JDM spec SC400 with "ALL" the toys!!!!)

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xagman
01/18/2006

Lexus SC Series 5

Way ahead of its time. This car has everything.

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sunstorm1001
01/08/2006

Lexus SC Series 5

My dream car, either the old SC 300/400 series or the current ones, sigh...

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Randomz
01/07/2006

Lexus SC Series 5

What other car can you cruise all day in, do good times at the track, and turn heads with style? For me, the 4.0 GT is the pick of the bunch. With a decent exhaust, the V8 is one of the sweetest sounding muscle cars around.

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the frenchman
07/24/2005

Lexus SC Series 5

had my 94 sc400for 1 year now got it for 4k nuff said!

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jeffo
04/01/2005

Lexus SC Series 5

I bought a 95 SC400 with 80k miles for $10,000 US. It is luxurious, powerful and has no problems except for minor instrument cluster lighting, which I have corrected. The styling is classic, my favorite look..long hooded 3-box coupe. This quad cam 32 valve V8 has 6-bolt mains and is rated in the top ten by Ward's for the 20th century. This engine with updates is still the Toyota/Lexus top V8 used. The car was overpriced a little when new... mostly because of a luxury car tariff placed on imports at the time. Getting a car like this in this kind of condition is rare. Other than high fuel costs, it's perfect for me. Mine came with a bonus.. 17 Enkei after-market wheels.

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celtnic
02/03/2005

Lexus SC Series 5

Stunning!! Style, luxury and brute force!! Great package and a doddle to run and maintain. These cars have got the lot and more.

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kool
11/02/2004

Lexus SC Series 1

For a car costing this much I expected much better handling and reliability. NOT IMPRESSED my old 5 series BMW was a much better car!

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CherrySoda99
06/05/2004

Lexus SC Series 3

Nothing special. I don't see why it's at the top, but maybe it drives well. I wouldn't know.

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Discoboy
05/27/2004

Lexus SC Series 5

A much mis-understood, and underated classic. The super reliable 4.0 V8 from the LS 400 dropped in a pretty body. I ask you, has any other any other production engine been recorded at 1 million miles?! I think not...

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93GT
03/11/2004

Lexus SC Series 5

93 GT expensive to run and upkeep but certainly worth every penny. Best value luxury performance motor vehicle around. Anyone who commented otherwise is a sore loser

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nc350gt
12/27/2003

Lexus SC Series 1

Possibly one of the most over rated cars out there. Overpriced and 90's jelly bean styling. Mnay other sports coupe out perform it and have the same level of luxury for much less$!!

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jim thomas
12/12/2003

Lexus SC Series 5

I would buy another in a heartbeat!

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Trevor Lynes
11/11/2003

Lexus SC Series 5

Excellent ride and really surprisingly smooth. I have had Jags and BMW's but I was astonished to find that my 2.5 TT 1996 soarer outpaces and outdrives them all. It looks modern, sleek and certainly turns heads. Trev Lynes (UK)

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fred barr
08/28/2003

Lexus SC Series 5

SUPER CAR!!!!!Most reliable car you can get in it's class.It's everything you could want in a car.Even the paint is outstanding,tough as nails.In 2 words----SMOOTH AND FAST!!!!!!

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mimosa
08/05/2003

Lexus SC Series 5

Picked up my 4.0GT at auction for next to nothing. So smooth, refined and powerful, cant think of a single car I could have got for the same price that can even come close.

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g0odchrl0tt
06/01/2003

Lexus SC Series 5

Ive sat in Lexuss, Ive sat in corvettes, ive sat in limmos, and nothing is more comfrorbal than a Lexus.

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Toyotastar
04/22/2003

Lexus SC Series 1

The most bland car in the universe. Owners often hype them up to hide the terrible experience of owning them.

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CarlosSC
03/26/2003

Lexus SC Series 5

Cant have these few people putting the Aston Vanquish at the top of the Pile of sports cars on just looks alone...the SC is undoubtably the best sports coupe made to date. As people have posted before, it still looks great 12 years on and there are not a lot of cars on the road that can match the ride, handling, power, luxury, and technical wizardry. Definately none that can at the same price. This car deserves to be at the top and should stay there until a better car comes along...that may be the Aston, but it should be decided on the car as a package - not on looks alone

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euro
12/07/2002

Lexus SC Series 5

This car is the most under rated thing to come roaring out of Japan. Maybe its not known as one of the true supercars, but in my opinion, it has the lot. I have the 2.5TT.. power, looks and total Toyota reliability. A wolf in sheep's clothing for sure.

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leonard terrell
12/02/2002

Lexus SC Series 5

I've owned Benzes,GTO's,Z28's and other fast cars but none of them compare to the SC400. I average 25mpg with a few modes it is very fast. As far as maintenance it's cheapest car I have owned, after more than 216,000 miles and still running like new I'd say the rating should be 10stars.

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alfachimp
11/27/2002

Lexus SC Series 1

Way overrated

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hi my name is jodan
11/22/2002

Lexus SC Series 1

this car sux ballz

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soulsearcher
11/19/2002

Lexus SC Series 5

No doubt soarer is the king of sports cars.

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Jason1972
10/31/2002

Lexus SC Series 1

Good luck keeping this bad boy out of the shop.

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danielribo
10/17/2002

Lexus SC Series 5

I don't think I'll ever forget the day my Soarer arrived. It's unbelieveable to think that everyone I showed it to thought it was brand new. What other 8 year old car could do that? I always challenge people to look at the cars of 1994, or even back to the very early 90's when this model was released. Does a 1991 Merc or BMW turn heads. No. Does a Soarer. Oh yes. This car is totally unrivalled. No other manufacturer can offer the bullet proof Toyota reliability, world class luxury, looks to kill and amazing power. My 3L 6 out performs all the other cars I've driven, including the V8 BMW 540i and Commodore SS V8. My first car was a Soarer - my last car will be a Soarer.

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bnelson
08/15/2002

Lexus SC Series 5

This car is by fare one of the best ever built. If you dont agree, then you have never been in one. Quiet on the inside, nice V8 note on the outside and great options that would out do any other.

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welshy40
07/30/2002

Lexus SC Series 5

Since buying a 4 litre V8 Limited GT with all the gubbins as well, I can honestly say that evan now with the new SC430, that it does not have as much as what the SC400 had or has now. It is still ahead of its time now, and faster than quite a few Porsche's and certain Ferrari's and several other makes of supercars.(That is when it is unlimited like mine - it can reach 174mph - no km on my dash).It is the best car I have ever had and gets 11 out of 10 for quality, performance and reliability. The Japs do make a far superior product than the rest of the world (with exceptions to certain British manufacturers)

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richardh
03/04/2002

Lexus SC Series 5

I love the look and the performance of these fabulous luxury cars.

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dannykneebone
02/12/2002

Lexus SC Series 5

Best car I have ever driven and I have owned BMW and merc's. Looks better than the new Holden Monaro with better specs

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Cage_rules
11/02/2001

Lexus SC Series 1

Is this a good car? Yeah Its a very good car. But to be number one in sports cars, cmon gimme a break. This should be number one in luxury sports cars. This is so over rated its not even funny.

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mysticeyes
09/28/2001

Lexus SC Series 5

Actually, 5 and a half stars. Luxurious, smooth, quiet, powerful, beautiful, incredibly reliable, sexy, expensive looking. Certainly not a little boy's racer toy. Sorry, but the build quality is better than Mercedes, BMW, Nissan, Mazda, etc. There are a number of faster cars that are cheaply built, and many pricier ones that aren't nearly as well made. It makes you feel like Mr. Shogun when you're driving around!

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grhoades
09/04/2001

Lexus SC Series 5

What can I say. I picked up a 1992 Sandstone Metallic Colored SC400 with 63K miles on it for 15K. It is a steal. This is in a class of sports car above the rest. The design has been tested over time. Nothing for the money can even come close to this one. Quiet, powerful, sleek, and beautiful. It is no accident this one is the one to have for Sport's Luxury.

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Jason Payne
08/02/2001

Lexus SC Series 5

I have just bought a 91' Lexus Soarer 2.5 GT-T (upgraded version!) - WOW!!!!! my last car was a R reg Scorpio Cosworth which i thought (at the time!) was 'fast!' but after trading the car in for an older model (by 8 years!) i now realise the true meaning of 'speed!!' 0-60 in 4.5 secs - again - WOW!!!

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Westernvanman
07/21/2001

Lexus SC Series 5

This has to be the greatest car I have ever driven and I have driven a lot, Mercedes, Jaguar, BMW etc. The power, style and handling all combine to make the Lexus SC Series number 1 in my book.

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Toan Nguyen
07/21/2001

Lexus SC Series 5

For a design nearing 10 years old, it still turns heads like a new car. I've got a Soarer GT and it absolutely mauls the competition. Stock for stock, a Soarer GT (Twin Turbo) will kill a 300ZX over the quarter. The only REAL competition now are Skylines and real sports cars...

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London Bill
07/21/2001

Lexus SC Series 5

Had most of the main stream cars including Jags and Porsche - the SC or Soarer is the best all round GT car.

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len harris
07/08/2001

Lexus SC Series 5

I wish for once that i could walk away from my saorer v8 without always having to look back, it"s what dreams are made of.

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chris cactus
06/26/2001

Lexus SC Series 3

Not quite sure how this rated so high. Nice car, certainly comfortable and luxurious for a sports coupe, but not a patch on the humble Toyota (brand) Supra or Nissan 300ZX. Nowhere near a Nissan GTR.

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mikerea
06/04/2001

Lexus SC Series 5

A better ride than my last car (Audi A8), fast enough to please, AND handles. Plus (not important to everyone, I'll admit) it takes my 5 and 3 year olds, wife and luggage for weekends away. Looks great, too. Best compromise on looks/ handling 17".

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petersh
03/20/2001

Lexus SC Series 5

What can I say."I just love it".

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Terry Rowland
03/20/2001

Lexus SC Series 5

The Soarer GT V8 an awesome car in all aspect's.It handle's as a sport's coup should,when you want extra power it's there,a smooth quiet drive with no hassles,with all the luxuries you'd find in higher priced vehicles.You want a smooth piece of car the V8 soarer is it.

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dayrathahottie
03/17/2001

Lexus SC Series 1

This car SUCKS!!!

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speedyz
03/15/2001

Lexus SC Series 1

nice cars but the Z has stood the test of time and is making a comeback in 2003 so move out of the way

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