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Lexus SC 430, Coupe, Convertible
#25 of 54 New 2009 Pebble Beach
Jan 18, 2009 (11:13 am)
Sticker was just over $70K and I paid $64K plus TTL. I'm guessing that I paid about $2K over invoice. Dealer really struggled to "hold gross", but the soft market was my friend. BTW, the '09 Pebble Beach is drop dead good looking - Mercury Metallic, Ecru Leather with black stitching and black hard seat backs and very dark (nearly black) bird's eye maple. The two tone interior is just beautiful. They have reduced the Pebble Beach run to just 300 in '09, so the dealer was using the scarcity ploy, but in the end my $64K was more scarce than his PB SC430. I love Capitalism.
#26 of 54 Used 2005 SC430
May 20, 2009 (3:48 am)
Just picked up my certified 2005 Black/Ecru with 37,000 miles from local Lexus dealer. Paid $37K - it's a beauty. Only complaint is "oily-looking" condition of center information display and similar condition on Navigation screen. Looks like a good cleaning would solve the problem but did not. Dealer could not improve appearance (said they tried). Any suggested remedies would be appreciated.
May 25, 2009 (7:01 am)
I just bought an 05 sc430 with 50K miles, deal of the century. Flew to vegas and drove it back to San Francisco, paid 23,888! I don't like the wheels. It has the run flat tire option. The ride seems a bit rough, compared to the way my 3 series sports package BMW hugs the road. I would also like to get chrome wheels...any ideas - where I could find good deals on OEM wheels? Thanks
#28 of 54 2002 SC430 for $17,000
Nov 19, 2009 (1:19 pm)
I just bought a silver/saddle perfect condition with 62,000, all records, no issues 2002 SC430. Sweet ride. I am in north Texas near Dallas. One small problem - the radio door/cover will not come down. Any ideas on how to fix it?
#29 of 54 Re: 2002 SC430 for $17,000 [billplano]
Jan 20, 2010 (7:50 pm)
It could be a mechanical or an electrical reason. The radio door could be mechanically stuck if something sticky got spilled on it, say a soda that could tip from the cupholder. If all the radio buttons and knobs turn without sticking and the ashtray opens easily that is probably not the cause.
Either the button is not making a contact or the motor is out. Just to be sure - also check the fuses. There are at least three fuses listed in the manual for the audio system. To check the button you need to open the console starting at the seat warmer dials - directions are lengthy but available on the Internet.
#30 of 54 Considering Buying an SC 430
May 17, 2011 (9:01 am)
I am looking to purchase an SC 430. i'd like to stay below $30k and would appreciate anyone's thoughts on what years to look for (or avoid). Also, any thoughts on options or other considerations i should factor into my purchase decision.
Live in Dallas, so local selection is pretty good.
#32 of 54 Lexus SC 430: Lease Questions
Aug 31, 2005 (3:30 am)
Hi everyone. Please use the following discussion to post any questions that you have about leasing a Lexus SC 430. Thanks.
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#33 of 54 Re: Does anyone want or need a new SC 430? [chrismk]
Jun 27, 2006 (6:51 am)
Just started looking into the SC. What are people seeing on lease rates for 15k miles, no money down, and no more than a 36 month lease?
What is typical for:
2. residual percentage
3. percentage off of MSRP
#34 of 54 Re: Does anyone want or need a new SC 430? [bsedrish]
Jul 16, 2006 (5:18 am)
Here's the info that you are looking for, bsedrish. If you were to lease a 2006 Lexus SC 430 through Lexus Financial Services right now for 36 months with 15,000 miles per year, its buy rate lease money factor and residual value should be .00255 and 52%, respectively. This is LFS' standard lease money factor for consumers who qualify for its Tier 1+ credit tier. I believe that it varies slightly depending upon what part of the country one is in. I'm not personally all that familiar with how much this car is selling for right now.
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