2008 Lexus SC 430  -  $67,230


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $67,230
Base Invoice: $58,603
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Conv
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 16 | Hwy: 23
Body Style: 2dr Conv
Transmission: 6-speed automatic sequential electronically controlled transmission w/intelligence (ECT-i)
Engine: 4.3L DOHC SFI 32-valve V8 engine

Pros

Handsome looks; well-designed interior; loads of standard luxury equipment; pleasing powertrain.


Model Highlights

The 2008 Lexus SC 430 retractable hardtop is powered by a 4.3L DOHC 32-valve V8 with continuously variable valve timing which is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. It produces 288 horsepower and 317 ft-lb of torque while still meeting ULEV II standards.

Known mostly for its unique design, which has aged gracefully since its 2002 redesign, the SC is incredibly well equipped. Aside from the usual items one would expect to see on a $65,000 luxury car, the SC comes with fog lamps, power electrochromic heated mirrors with a memory feature, 18-inch alloy wheels, power heated leather seats with memory, a navigation system, automatic climate control, and very handsome wood trim. The sound system, a Mark Levinson audio unit with cassette and six-disc CD changer, is also outstanding. The rear seats work well for small children or for extra cargo during top-down motoring.

Standard safety features on the rear-wheel-drive SC include traction and stability controls, ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, high-intensity discharge headlamps with washers, a tire pressure monitor, front seat-mounted air bags, and front knee air bags.

With so much being standard, the options list is quite short. A rear spoiler and run-flat tires can be ordered, as can 18-inch "liquid graphite" alloy wheels. A Pebble Beach Special Edition Package includes unique maple interior trim, 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, special badging and floor mats.


Model News

Aside from a revised wheel design in the Pebble Beach Special Edition, very little changed on the Lexus SC 430 retractable hardtop for 2008. Saddle interior trim is no longer available and Chardonnay Pearl paint has been replaced by Golden Almond Metallic. Pricing remains the same as the 2007 model.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Lexus SC 430 continues to exude luxury and class, its refined good looks still turn heads at the country club, and its smooth 4.3L V8 is as impressive as ever. The list of standard equipment is extensive, and much longer than most of its competitors. Reliability has been extremely high for the SC since its 2002 redesign.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 MPG

Cruising Range - City
316.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
455.40 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
4.3L/262

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 5600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
317 @ 3400

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.95

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77

EPA Classification
Sub-Compact

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
75.0 ft³

Front Head Room
37.2 in

Front Leg Room
43.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.8 in

Front Hip Room
55.7 in

Second Head Room
33.9 in

Second Leg Room
27.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
46.6 in

Second Hip Room
49.5 in

Wheelbase
103.1 in

Length, Overall
178.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.0 in

Height, Overall
53.1 in

Track Width, Front
61.0 in

Track Width, Rear
60.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.6 in

Trunk Volume
8.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3840 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone

Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18

Rear Tire Size
P245/40ZR18

Spare Tire Size
T145/70R17

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.7 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.1 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.8 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

4.3L DOHC SFI 32-valve V8 engine-inc: continuously variable valve timing w/intelligence (VVT-i)

Torque-activated powertrain control

Acoustic control induction system (ACIS)

Computer controlled ignition system w/(2) knock sensors

Electronic throttle control system w/intelligence (ETCS-i)

6-speed automatic sequential electronically controlled transmission w/intelligence (ECT-i)-inc: OD, gated shifter, pwr mode, snow mode

Liquid-cooled transmission oil cooler

Vehicle stability control (VSC) w/cutoff switch

Traction control (TRAC)

Rear wheel drive

Aerodynamic underbody covers-inc: engine, floor, front, rear

Fluid filled hydraulic rear sub-frame mounts

Front/rear double wishbone suspension-inc: coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Rear strut rods

P245/40ZR18 summer tires

18" x 8" 5-spoke aluminum wheels

T145/70R17 compact spare tire w/steel wheel

Vehicle speed-sensitive progressive pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front ventilated & rear solid disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD) w/brake assist (BA)

Dual stainless steel exhaust w/chrome tips

Tool kit

Pwr-retractable aluminum hardtop w/open/close button

Front grille w/chrome surround

Color-keyed front/rear bumpers

Two-bulb headlamp design-inc: HID lowbeam lamps, independent halogen high beam lamps, auto-on/off, adaptive front lighting system (AFS), washers

Daytime running lamps

Fog lamps integrated into lower air intake

LED brake lamps

Color-keyed electrochromic pwr heated mirrors-inc: timed defoggers, reverse auto tilt-down, memory, chrome accents

Tinted glass w/heat & UV reduction

Water-repellent door glass

Rear wind deflector

Variable intermittent uniblade front wiper w/mist cycle

No key cylinder for the passenger side door or trunk

Color-keyed door handles w/chrome accents

Semi-aniline leather-trimmed interior-inc: seats, door armrests, console cover, seat belt presenters

10-way pwr heated front bucket seats w/4-way adjustable headrests, pwr lumbar, memory

Rear seats w/integrated headrests

2-level center console w/lockable lower box

Cut pile carpeting w/full cargo trim

Floor mats

Illuminated scuff plates

3-spoke wood & leather-trimmed pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel-inc: auto tilt-away, audio controls, cruise controls, memory

Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, speedometer, coolant temp, fuel level

Dual trip digital odometer

Warning lights-inc: oil level, oil pressure, battery, engine, parking brake, ABS, air bag, door ajar, seat belt disconnect, tail lamp bulb failure

Trip computer-inc: average MPG, current MPG, drive time, average MPH, outside temp, clock

Compass

Direct tire pressure monitor system

Pwr windows w/auto-up/down

Pwr door locks-inc: two-turn driver door unlock, anti-lockout

Key-integrated multi-function remote entry system-inc: audible lock, 2-stage unlock confirmation, trunk release, panic function

Navigation system-inc: 3-position tilt-screen, pwr wood cover panel

Prewired for cell phone, transceiver & command module

Cruise control

Pwr fuel filler door & trunk release

HomeLink garage door opener

Theft-deterrent system w/engine immobilizer

Valet lockout functions-inc: trunk, glove box, lower center console box, convertible roof operation

Alarm system

Mark Levinson AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer-inc: auto-reverse cassette, 240-watt amplifier, (9) speakers w/subwoofer, radio data system (RDS), digital signal processor (DSP), automatic sound levelizer (ASL), separate EQ settings for top up/down

Auto 3-position pwr mast antenna & FM diversity RDS antenna

FM sub-antenna imprinted in windshield glass

Automatic climate control-inc: lap vents, soft-touch controls, LCD display

Rear window defogger w/auto-off timer

Dual front cup holders w/wood cover panel

Covered coin case

Push-open ashtray & cigarette lighter

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Full door trim-inc: integrated armrests, map pockets, chrome inner handles

Wood trim-inc: doors, center console, instrument panel

Electrochromic rearview mirror

Dual front illuminated vanity mirrors w/cover

Illuminated entry/exit system-inc: dome, door courtesy, ignition

Illuminated glove box, trunk, ashtray

Front individual map lights

Wood-trimmed shift knob

Front passenger net pocket

Front seatback pockets

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD) w/brake assist (BA)

Dual front SRS airbags w/passenger detection sensor

Dual front seat-mounted side-impact SRS airbags

Dual front curtain SRS airbags

Dual front knee airbags

All-position 3-point seat belts-inc: front pretensioners w/force limiters

All-position emergency locking retractor (ELR)

All-passenger automatic locking retraction (ALR)

Rear seat top tether anchors & ISO-FIX lower anchorage brackets

Vehicle stability control (VSC) w/on/off switch

Traction control (TRAC)

Front/rear crumple zones

Dual side-impact beams

Daytime running lamps

First aid kit

 
LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
PEBBLE BEACH SPECIAL EDITION W/RUN-FLAT SUMMER TIRES
$2,405

 
PEBBLE BEACH SPECIAL EDITION W/RUN-FLAT ALL-SEASON TIRES
$2,405

 
LIQUID GRAPHITE ALLOY WHEELS W/RUN-FLAT SUMMER TIRES
$400

 
LIQUID GRAPHITE ALLOY WHEELS W/RUN-FLAT ALL-SEASON TIRES
$400

 
RUN-FLAT SUMMER TIRES
$400

 
RUN-FLAT ALL-SEASON TIRES
$400

 
REAR SPOILER
$440

 
CARGO NET
$64

 
TRUNK MAT
$73

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$73

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$210

 
18" MACHINED TOURMALINE WHEEL W/TIRES
$1,375

 
18" G-SPIDER WHEELS
$1,375

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