Lexus SC430 - what's your opinion?

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Postby gt4play » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:02 pm

kickyah wrote:
gt4play wrote:
Mafix wrote:you realize you are asking "sports car" enthusiasts whether or not they like convertables. i have yet to meet one.
i just think it's the overall look and shape of the car none of us like. but if you and lynn are set on one then get it by all means. anything is better then the mini in my eyes.


Haha - you really do not like that Mini do you? lol. Well, yes - it's a forum for sports car enthusiasts (of course). And believe me, it's something I appreciate: a built MR2, now 2 alltracs and the G35...guess I'm looking for some variety. :)

BTW, is a SC300 really all that much more 'sports car' than a 430? The 430 will dust the hell out of a 300, convertible or not. It's just a hardtop with less-plush if you ask me.

I do agree that these cars can look like Grandma's daily grocery getter - these pale colors of gold and tan and that other pinkish hue...ugh. Horrible. Silver might be acceptable, but the BLACK (with the right wheels) do it justice.

We're keeping an eye out. Prob gonna put the Mini up for sale this week to see what kind of traffic it gets. Contemplating selling the bike (instead of the 2nd alltrac) as (1) it's worth more and (2) I have determined I am so much more a car guy than I am a bike guy...



It's not about being a car guy or a bike guy. It's about a car guy with a bike that is faster then most cars. Oh yeah...the 430 is great...for a 60 year old ;)


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Postby Mafix » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:30 pm

ROFL!!!
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Postby gt4play » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:12 pm

I don't see too many 60yr olds driving this:

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If that's a car for an old fart, I'll take it. ;-)

Wait, I am an old fart...
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Postby PatmanBBE » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:52 pm

I think the car is sweet as man. You have a good eye I think. That last pic is pretty dope with the staggard wheels. They can look granny with the stock wheels but thats a quick and easy fix. If it drives nice and you like it then buy it. just get those nasty stock wheels off asap!
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Postby BoostedBlueToyotas » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:26 pm

Maybe lynn needs a convertible mini cooper .... like that one willie :P
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Postby Wicked Toys » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:23 am

/\ Haha

But now that I think about it, I believe there was a 430 in Terminator 3. Looked good. It's not a bad car to get, like you said throw on some tint n rims. I'm just a big fan of old school body styles. :wink:

You should look for this one. :D

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Postby gt4play » Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:31 pm

The wife and I found (and committed) to one this weekend! Going to take possession next Saturday.

This car is spotless. The lady who owned it before kept this in tip-top shape. The only defect I could find was a couple of paint chips in the hood (too be expected for a 2002). The stock wheels and tires (which, btw, look damn near new) come with the car. She said she paid a pretty penny for the aftermarket wheels that are on it now (they're flawless). From the pics, they don't really look all that - but in person they're not half bad.

The interior - damn brand new. It looks perfect. Amazing the quality is behind these cars. And Willie - you're right - they do run like hell. We're sitting at a cruizing speed of 55'sh and punch it. Damn...guess that's V8 torque for ya.

At any rate, I think I might keep the stockers for the winter (if I even dare let Lynn - or myself - drive this thing in the winter) and maybe sell the existing customs for something a little more aesthetic (preferrably, staggered). At any rate, price was certainly right given the condition.

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Postby gt4play » Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:39 pm

Anybody want to buy a Mini Cooper - kickass AutoX car!!!!

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/ ... 87780.html

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Postby CMS-GT4 » Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:40 pm

I wonder how that Wald body kit on the black one might look like on the alltrac.
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Postby Mafix » Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:38 pm

nice buy chris. going to have to give me that alltrac now.
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Postby gt4play » Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:32 am

Mafix wrote:nice buy chris. going to have to give me that alltrac now.


Haha - thanks man. But now, having this thing, has given me renewed interest in hanging on to that alltrac!

(I need a new house - with a BIG ASS garage)
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Postby Mafix » Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:36 pm

townhouse commitee getting on your ass yet?
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Postby gt4play » Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:54 pm

Mafix wrote:townhouse commitee getting on your ass yet?


You would think, right? Thank gawd I live at the end with a culdisac (sp??). I haven't actually picked up this Lexus yet. We drove it and put a down payment on it, but we get it this weekend. That means I am pushing HARD to get the Mini sold. (and still possibly the bike)[/url]
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Postby Mafix » Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:32 pm

that's a shame you have to sell the bike. beauty there. on that note we should go ride together when the weather is warmer.
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Postby gt4play » Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:49 pm

Mafix wrote:that's a shame you have to sell the bike. beauty there. on that note we should go ride together when the weather is warmer.


Well, key word was "possibly". :D

And yes, we should go ride - that way I'll be convinced to keep it. :)
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