Lexus Soarer Reviews from North America

1993 Lexus Soarer sc300 3.0 liter inline 6 cylinder

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 liter inline 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired123000 miles
Most recent distance133000 miles
Previous carAcura CL

Summary:

Great exhaust rumble -- finicky beauty

Faults:

Had to replace the antenna, all 4 struts, 1 brake caliper, valve cover gaskets, spark plugs and wires, 2 tires.

General Comments:

Car is reasonably reliable for a 13 year old car.

The car's design however does not lend itself to the do it yourselfer working in the garage at home. I tried changing the struts myself - something I have done before on my other car and it was a disaster. I had to have the car towed to pep boys and they changed the struts for me.. I was however able to change the valve cover gaskets; but putting the intake back together took 2 weeks and a lot of trial and error.

The dashboard lights-needles are prone to burn out. I have had to turn down the intensity in order to make them last a little bit longer.

Car still looks beautiful today - but like all great beauties can be a little demanding. This is the first Lexus I have ever been in where the interior is so noisy.. The exhaust sounds great though - just like a sporting car should sound.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2006

2005 Lexus Soarer SC430 4.3 Litre Gas

Year of manufacture2005
Engine and transmission 4.3 Litre Gas Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.7 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance108000 kilometres
Previous carLexus SC400

Summary:

A great Luxury Convertible roadster

Faults:

Installed new Brakes and rotors when I first bought it. Installed new Toyo Proxes T1-S when new as well. Improved ride over the runflats that were on it before.

General Comments:

Nicest car I ever owned. Exceeded all expectations. Added Luxlink which is a remote top down option. Love driving in the summer with the retractable top down. Really good Mark Levinson Car stereo, sounds like a band in your car. Back seat is not usable unless you need a spot for a couple bags of groceries. But hey that's why are other vehicle is a Toyota Highlander. Highly recommend the Toyota build quality!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2005

27th Feb 2007, 17:46

This review should not be under Lexus Soarer. Needs to be put under a new category SC430 under Lexus. Thanks.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews