Now you can salve your guilt and scoot in style at the same time. It offers the best of both worlds: with the roof up, the car has the look, interior quiet, security and all-weather tightness of a conventional hardtop coupe; lower the roof, and once it tucks itself away — a job that takes less than 25 seconds — you've got a convertible, with all the fun that implies. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. The car is extremely dependable and has never been in the shop except for regularly schedule service maintenance Now it is a 2+2 coupe and due to the retractable top the rear windshield does provide limited visibility. But, consider, how many flats have you had? Only 500 of the 2006 Pebble Beach Edition will be available in the U.
And it was that distinction that gave the crown to the kid from Stuttgart. Lexus has been touting them to save space in the tiny trunk by eliminating the spare tire. As usual with Lexus vehicles, the real challenge is explaining just how carefully noise, vibration, and harshness have been how effectively the airflow has been channeled, how immaculately the transmission action has been finessed. It's easy to conduct a conversation without raising your voice. It's easy to conduct a conversation without raising your voice. Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-872-5398 -.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. Better to use them as a relief storage shelf for the diminutive trunk. But even with the debut of these sporty coupes, Lexus still lacked a convertible model. The navigation system was upgraded for 2005 with improved graphics and new functions. The navigation system's display and the stereo control face have powered cover panels made of the same wood as the interior trim either bird's-eye maple, as in our car, or the alternative burled walnut , and these deploy automatically when you lock the car with the top down. Can't do 4 adults, though.
Put the top down and you can still hear your passenger talking. Actual purchase terms may vary. Everything is up to Lexus standards, which means superb fit and finish, elegant materials and first-class workmanship. The distinctions were paper-thin, but still, the Lexus prevailed in almost all the acceleration categories, was quicker in the emergency lane change, turned in the better skidpad number, and repeatedly stopped slightly better than its opponent from Stuttgart—especially if you factor in on-track performance, as the Benz was a bit more prone to fade on Moroso's road course. It's easy to read and operate yet is quite sophisticated: Lap vents deploy automatically when the top is open to compensate for solar heating. The Lexus Sc430 has excellent interior styling.
Lexus Link services include roadside assistance, stolen vehicle tracking, and remote door unlocking. Yes, you will be without a spare. The new drop top was a favorite feature among drivers. While on the move, or any time the top is up, the driver can manually select either covered or uncovered stereo and navigation controls. Wooden flap doors conceal the audio unit and navigation system.
The four-cam V8 delivers strong torque at low rpm, and has a flexible powerband, which gives it solid, smooth response around town. To make it even more like work, our trek took place a few weeks ahead of the annual hormone festival known as Spring Break, a Florida beach tradition that would have lent much more entertaining elements to a convertible test. Revel in the sophisticated electronic gear and high-tech controls. Payment calculations are sourced by EveryAuto. It's a terrific car for a long drive assuming you pack light. The layout would have worked better with the stereo up where the climate controls now reside.
Its richly rounded styling is upscale and refined. The driver faces a steering wheel that tilts and telescopes and incorporates handy switches for the cruise control. The seats are very comfortable and adjust in every imaginable direction. This does make for a much stiffer ride. Brake Assist helps maintain full braking pressure when the system determines that the driver is responding to an emergency but relaxes pressure on the brake pedal. A leather-padded armrest tops the console; lifting it reveals a handy storage bin.
Active safety features help the driver maintain control by reducing the chance of a skid. Now I keep the car note money in my pocket instead of giving it to Benz credit. But there's always some aspect of other cars in every new design until you become accustomed to its look. All the dissenters really don't get it. My two boys, 11 and 9, fit fine in the back seat. This is a nice car, with few immediately noticeable things worth complaining about.