Lexus SC430 acceleration

Asked by May 14, 2019 at 02:50 PM about the 2002 Lexus SC 430

Question type: General

A recently bought a 2002 SC430 and I find that the pickup is slow when I'm at a
standstill even when in Power mode. When I want to join traffic on a main road I
have to make sure I have plenty of space or I slow down the traffic.  I came
from a 6 speed Mini CooperS. Am I just making an unfair comparison or Is this
normal for this model?

2 Answers


The SC 430 is supposed to be a plushy luxury convertible, so it doesn’t have the best performance, but is just merging into the highway an issue, because if it is, you should get that checked out, it’s should be as bad as that.

1 people found this helpful.

Sounds like you need a tune up. Merging with traffic is a breeze with mine. However, I have added a full Borla exhaust

Your Answer:

Lexus SC 430 Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers


Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
9 Great Deals out of 130 listings starting at $13,500
Used Lexus LS 430
1 listing
Used Chevrolet Corvette
24 Great Deals out of 706 listings starting at $4,995
Used BMW Z4
5 Great Deals out of 95 listings starting at $7,995
Used BMW 3 Series
169 Great Deals out of 2,517 listings starting at $3,495
Used Porsche 911
23 Great Deals out of 495 listings starting at $19,979

Used Cars for Sale

2007 Lexus SC 430 For Sale
1 listings starting at $14,960

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.