1993 Lexus SC 400 4.0 DOHC V8 from North America
Luxury, sport, refinement, reliability, extremely good value
When I got the car and did some research on it, I discovered that the steering pump seal was not replaced, as it was a common fault in this car.
The A/C would not blow warm air - research pointed to mix servo motor requiring replacement.
Faulty Dash lights.
Faulty O2 sensors caused Aircare failure - check engine light and traction off lights on.
Probably one of the best cars I've owned so far.
Smooth solid driving.
Extremely Reliable I've seen this cars on Ebay with like 500,000km's with still the same un-rebuilt engines and transmissions.
Plenty of power especially at top end highway cruising...
Got the car up to 260 kmph (approx. 160 mph) on a cool summer night on the trans-canada highway (with the sunroof down no less) while a riced out 2005 Audi A8 desperately tried to keep up, but couldn't compete with the Lexus - a car 12 years older with 93 less hp.
I've since had a 2003 Porsche Boxster and it had nowhere near the top end cruise capability that the Lexus had.
Alas, on the Coquihalla Highway on a 60 degree incline slope at 235 kmph, a riced out dodge colt was *just* able to squeeze past me (I saw the colt had a gauge pillar alluding to possibly having nitrous or a turbo) - keep in mind at this time the Lexus wasn't running properly due to faulty O2's and 89 octane.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th March, 2007