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SC 430
Cool?
Ice cold [ 1 ] ** [2.63%]
Cool [ 2 ] ** [5.26%]
Uncool [ 14 ] ** [36.84%]
MJU [ 21 ] ** [55.26%]
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post Nov 2 2007, 08:41 PM
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Lexus showcased its new sports convertible, the SC 430, at the Paris Motor Show in 2000, and the car entered production the following year. Power was provided by a 4.3 L 3UZ-FE V8 engine with variable valve timing (VVTi) mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. This engine was the same model as that found in the UCF30 Lexus LS. The SC 430's V8 could produce 280 hp (208 kW) and 430 Nm (317 ftlbf) of torque, allowing the coupe to go from 0-60 in around 6 seconds.

Lexus designers from Europe and Japan worked together to create the convertible's sleek, streamlined design. Inspiration for the coupe's design came from the south of France. The car features a retractable aluminium hardtop, all-leather interior, and 18 in alloy wheels. It can technically seat four, but rear seat space is extremely tight. Standard luxury features include Espresso Walnut or Bird's Eye Maple wood trim, a Mark Levinson premium sound system, DVD-based navigation system, and headlamp washers. Initial base price in the U.S. was $63,825.



I hate this car so much. To me this is car screams "I have money and I want everyone to think I'm cool." This car tries so hard to impress others and that to me is the definition of uncool.
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post Nov 2 2007, 10:19 PM
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Well, if we go by JC's rules this car is totally uncool based completely off the first picture. Those are the type of people this car is catered to, and they are the type who drive it... Old people who play golf that is. It is ugly and probably handles like a Camry.
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post Nov 2 2007, 10:48 PM
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When this came out, I thought it would be the M3 killer... back in '02... i was an idiot...

Uncool.

Plus, i would rather have steelies than the piece of shit wheels on the initial release of this car... as seen above.
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post Nov 3 2007, 12:17 AM
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Dear dear DEAR lord what an atrocity of a car.
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post Nov 3 2007, 02:35 AM
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I think I'm going to be alone on this one, but I'm going to vote cool. We test drove one back when they were still new, and remembering walking away from it thinking "What a great engine." The handling wasn't as good as it should've been, but it wasn't horrible either. At the time it was released, I believe it was one of the few cars on the market with a folding hardtop, which was pretty cool. The other thing that's still cool, is the interior. The way all the little hidden panels slide away to reveals screens and buttons at the touch of a button. Finally, I think it's pretty good looking, and considering how rare they are around these parts, it's always special when you see one. I personally hate the rims on the one pictures above, but they've since been changed.


I like the ones on this Pebble Beach edition in particular.

EDIT: Isn't there a heavily modified version that takes part in JGTC?

Yup there is...
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post Nov 3 2007, 06:47 AM
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SOAP DISH.
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post Nov 3 2007, 07:02 AM
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Funny, I thought this would be good back when it came out as well. It's quite ugly, especially with these wheels. Ultimately, it's a convertible for upper middle class golfers, uncool. Maybe it should be rated worse, but it doesn't strike me as trying very hard. It's just a car for upper middle class people. Just like all Lexuses. They're boring, overpriced, and uncool, but I can't say they're so uncool I hate them.
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post Nov 4 2007, 07:03 AM
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It's a Japanese SLK. MJU.
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post Nov 4 2007, 10:09 AM
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QUOTE(Razor @ Nov 4 2007, 07:03 PM) *
It's a Japanese SLK. MJU.


More of a Japanese SL than an SLK, but sure.
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post Nov 4 2007, 03:42 PM
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QUOTE(moethepaki @ Nov 4 2007, 01:09 PM) *
More of a Japanese SL than an SLK, but sure.


On what grounds? Due to its hard drop-top nature and the fact that it looks more like a SLK than an SL, and that it came out before the hardtop convertible SL, I always thought of it as an SLK attempt.
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post Nov 4 2007, 04:29 PM
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It's a much larger and softer car than the SLK...which is definitely the SL's market.
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post Nov 4 2007, 04:51 PM
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It doesn't matter what market it's in. It shouldn't have been built in the first place, it suxxorz
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post Nov 4 2007, 06:02 PM
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MJU. It screams one of two things to me:

(1) I'm a rich prick who has made millions in real estate.
(2) My daddy's a rich prick who has made millions in real estate.

PS--I've seen nicer wheels on police cruisers.
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post Nov 4 2007, 07:59 PM
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A real disappointment after the Soarer based SC400 which preceded it. I think it really alienated the people who had bought and loved the SC400.

Considering the only people I have ever seen driving one have been our local ballerina and men in pink shirts, uncool.
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post Nov 5 2007, 06:14 PM
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QUOTE(Mitlov @ Nov 4 2007, 06:02 PM) *
MJU. It screams one of two things to me:

(1) I'm a rich prick who has made millions in real estate.
(2) My daddy's a rich prick who has made millions in real estate.

PS--I've seen nicer wheels on police cruisers.


ROFL
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post Nov 6 2007, 10:01 AM
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For that amount of money, probably the worst car you could choose. MJU.
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post Nov 6 2007, 11:23 AM
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Even though I voted 'cool' I just thought of a good reason to vote MJU...Leif had one.
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post Nov 6 2007, 02:28 PM
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i dont know whats worse .. you remembered leif owned one or you still have the pic :o
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post Nov 6 2007, 03:14 PM
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QUOTE(dukenukem @ Nov 7 2007, 02:28 AM) *
i dont know whats worse .. you remembered leif owned one or you still have the pic :o


I got it from the old thread...should've just linked that...in fact I will.
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post Nov 6 2007, 04:14 PM
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Leif owned one? What's below MJU?
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