Lexus SC Review from Netherlands

1999 Lexus SC 400 4.0 V8

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired82700 miles
Most recent distance83400 miles
Previous carMazda Xedos 6

Summary:

Fantastic looking, great performing, luxurious beauty

Faults:

Driver's side seat belt does not roll all the way up. Needs to be replaced.

Because of the belt the pocket in the door is damaged. Needs to be replaced, repair not possible.

General Comments:

Incredible looking car, non-aging beautiful looks.

Handling in dry is fantastic, but in wet it needs very good tires.

Performance is great, specially this 1999 VVT-i version.

Always stays luxurious at any speed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2007

27th Jan 2009, 21:04

You lucky man. I have a 1992 SC. We don't get the 1998-2000 versions in Canada.

23rd Mar 2010, 16:25

I believe my upper or lower control arm bushings are worn and in need of bushing replacement. This is a 92 SC 400 with 125000 miles on it. Can I use the existing arms and change bushings, or does the whole unit need replacing? The car has been well cared for. Don't know why the bushings wore out.

5th Mar 2011, 12:49

99 SC400 - best car owner... period.

RELIABLE, comfortable, corners & brakes well, power decent, quiet, reasonably economical. Visually stunning and timeless.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review