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2002 Lexus SC430

At a Glance

Drive Types RWD
Transmissions A5-speed
Fuel Economy 18 (city), 23 (highway)

The SC430 convertible is the long-awaited replacement for the SC300/SC400 coupes. The SC430 features a retractable hardtop similar to the Mercedes-Benz SLK. The well-equipped SC430 uses the same 300-bhp, 4.3L V-8 as in the GS430 sedan. Demand is so high that Lexus has pre-sold 7,000 of the 12,000 cars allotted for the US in 2001. MSRP is $58,455. The only options are a rear spoiler ($440), DVD navigation system ($2,000) and run-flat tires ($400). 18-inch wheels are standard. Claimed 0-60 mph is 5.9 seconds.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
SC 430 (300-bhp) A5-speed RWD 18/23/20 72 TBD