1998 Lexus SC Review

1998 Lexus SC 300 V6 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 miles
Most recent distance112700 miles
Previous carPlymouth Neon

Summary:

Expensive to upkeep, but a great car

Faults:

In the past two years I've had to replace the accessory belt, struts, accessory belt again with the tensioner that broke, door locking mechanism and door latch assembly.

A rear main seal leak killed the starter too so that was replaced.

It is far from cheap to get these things fixed.

General Comments:

Even with these issues, I must say that the sc300 is a beautiful car that glides over the road wonderfully and has every amenity that you might wish for.

The gas and brake pedals are super responsive and the leather seats that can be adjusted in every way conceivable are great for long rides.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2007

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review