500 South Main Street Rolesville, NC 27571 919-556-1991
Priced Below Retail


Year: 2002
Make: Lexus
Model: SC 430
Trim: Convertible
Mileage: 129,984
Stock #: 1760
VIN #: JTHFN48Y320021553
Trans: Automatic
Color: Silver
Interior: Leather
Vehicle Type: Convertible
State: NC
Drive Train: 2WD
Engine: 4.3L V8 DOHC 32V

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500 South Main Street

Rolesville NC 27571



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2002 Lexus SC 430 Convertible Sellers Notes
The SC is plenty sporty thanks mainly to the performance of the new 4.3-liter V8. This is the same engine used in the LS and GS Sedans, but in SC guise, the double overhead cam powerplant produces 300 horsepower at 5,600 rpm, 10 more than the LS 430 and matching the GS 430. Thanks to the powerband-stretching abilities of VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing with intelligence) technology, there's also 320 foot-pounds of torque at 3,400 rpm, good enough to launch the SC to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds says Lexus, nearly half a second faster than the LS 430 and a distinct improvement over the last SC 400 Coupe we tested. The quarter-mile takes 14.4 seconds, according to Lexus, and the top speed is governed to 156 mph. Despite this enviable performance, the SC still manages EPA fuel economy ratings of 18/23 for city and highway
A little quicker on its feet than its predecessor, this new coupe-vertible is equally sophisticated. A model of refinement, the V8's operation is barely perceptible at idle and butter-smooth as the revs rise. The five-speed automatic transmission is similarly subdued, with shifting points passing almost unnoticed. However, its gear ratios aren't as closely spaced as the sportier automatics offered on focused performance machines. It also seems that Lexus has abandoned the toggles on the steering wheel that manually shift the five-speed automatic transmission. They would have been a welcome addition to the sporty SC 430.

Since the SC's chassis and four-wheel double-wishbone independent suspension is based on the sporty GS 430's underpinnings, it emulates that car's precise steering and handling. There's surprisingly little body roll in turns, something Lexus attributes to the new coupe's low roll center as much as its firm dampers. Whatever the reason, the SC 430 is decidedly sportier than the old SC 400, and Lexus has avoided over boosting the power steering, so the new coupe feels stable through high-speed corners. Despite all this sporting intent, Lexus hasn't forgotten that the majority of SC 430 owners will simply want sporty, not sports car, levels of performance and have balanced the damper calibrations for a surprisingly supple ride.

On the active safety front, the SC's four-wheel ABS disc brakes with EBD (electronic brake distribution) are backed up by a nifty Brake Assist feature that determines if the driver is attempting emergency braking and whether she has applied enough force to engage the antilock brakes. If not, the computer applies more braking power to achieve the minimum stopping distance. Lexus' VSC (vehicle stability control) system and traction control are also standard. If an accident is unavoidable, there are both dual front and seat-mounted side-impact airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners and ISO-FIX anchor points in the rear for securing child seats.

Inside the SC 430, Lexus has liberally ladled on luxury amenities, and the cabin is coated with wood and leather. Among the noteworthy features is the magnificent new Mark Levinson audio system. Loud enough to power a Steppenwolf concert and clear enough to satisfy all those legion Bartok fans, the sound system is nothing short of astounding.

The Levinson audio setup replaces the Nakamichi system that previously adorned Lexus dashboards. While the new 240-watt, nine-speaker system is glorious, the reason for the switch is more pragmatic. The Nakamichi unit is reportedly incompatible with Lexus' navigation system and, according to chief engineer Yasushi Nakagawa, Levinson is owned by Harmon-Kardon, which is, in turn, associated with JBL, provider of some of Toyota's other audio systems.

Along with the phenomenal stereo comes a new automatic climate system with a burnished metallic face. The design may be new, but the execution is familiar, with the various controls arranged in Lexus' normally meticulous fashion. Designed to account for both outside air temperature and the speed of the vehicle, this new climate control system will, according to Lexus, allow the SC 430 to be driven al fresco in more widely variant temperatures than competing models.

2002 Lexus SC 430 Convertible Vehicle Options
  • ABS Brakes
  • Fog Lights
  • Power Door Locks
  • Air Conditioning
  • Front Air Dam
  • Power Locks
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Front Heated Seat
  • Power Seats
  • AM/FM Radio
  • Front Power Lumbar Support
  • Power Steering
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Front Power Memory Seat
  • Power Windows
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Rear Window Defogger
  • Cargo Area Tiedowns
  • Genuine Wood Trim
  • Steering Wheel Mounted Controls
  • Cassette Player
  • Glass Rear Window on Convertible
  • Subwoofer
  • CD Changer
  • Heated Exterior Mirror
  • Tachometer
  • CD Player
  • Heated Seats
  • Telescopic Steering Column
  • Convertible
  • High Intensity Discharge Headlights
  • Tilt Steering
  • Convertible Top
  • Interval Wipers
  • Tilt Steering Column
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Entry
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Leather Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Driver Airbag
  • Leather Seats
  • Trip Computer
  • Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Trunk Anti-Trap Device
  • DVD Player
  • Navigation Aid
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft
  • Electrochromic Exterior Rearview Mirror
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Vehicle Stability Control System
  • Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror
  • Passenger Multi-Adjustable Power Seat
  • Wind Deflector for Convertibles
  • Electronic Brake Assistance
  • Power Adjustable Exterior Mirror
  • Woodgrain
  • First Aid Kit
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