Ilse

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  • Lexus Model
    430 SC
  • Lexus Year
    2006
  • Location
    Arizona (AZ)

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  1. Hey Lexus SC lovers! I'm trying out a 2006 Smoky Granite/Saddle combo with 71k this weekend. I've tried out a few and researched many, but this is the first one with the non-traditional color-coded wheels. The previous owner tells me he thinks its an upgrade offer. The logo lettering is not quite silver but rather a smoky silver and he thought the two were together in this upgrade Can anyone give more details? I haven't found much in my initial online searching.
  2. Ilse

    2006 SC 430

    Thank you Matador Red. I've turned down two (2004 & 2006) so far due to dealerships not being as forthcoming with issues with them (the 2006 Pebble Beech Tiger Eye Mica w/104k needed $3.3k work and at least one new tire and the 2004, lovely blue, w/102k had had it's interior cosmetically altered to cover up wear and tear issues (made the leather feel gritty)). Both were one owner cars. I'm now looking at a 2006 with only 26k miles but the price is $26k, way out of whack from what I'm seeing it's worth. It's also Silver, which I'm not crazy about and on consignment.
  3. Hello...I've signed up to ask questions about a 2004 430 SC 102k miles that I'm thinking of buying. The car was turned in from the original owner, I currently own a Honda and Acura, this would be a "fun car". The Honda products are exceptional...a CR-V with 194K and a TSX with 123K...bought new and serviced as required at the dealer. I'm concerned about any upcoming maintenance and whether it needs to be serviced at the dealer and whether this car could bankrupt me. I really like these cars and have owned Corvettes in the past that proved to be a high maintenance auto and happily moved into the Honda arena thereafter. Our tax consultant says it's too old, too many miles and has the potential to be a money pit. Is she right?
  4. Hello...today I've signed up to ask questions about a 2006 430 SC Pebble Beach Edition with 105k miles that I'm thinking of buying. The car was turned in from the original owner, now 80, when his wife said he needed more safety sensing devices in his ride. The car has been immaculately serviced by the Lexus dealer...two sales people have said it's the most loved/serviced car they have seen in 4-8 years there. I currently own a Honda and Acura, this would be a "fun car". The Honda products are exceptional...a CR-V with 194K and a TSX with 123K...bought new and serviced as required at the dealer. I'm concerned about the upcoming maintenance and whether it needs to be serviced at the dealer and whether this car could bankrupt me. Our tax consultant says it's too old, too many miles and has the potential to be a money pit. Is she right? Does this have a timing chain or timing belt (I'm not much of a mechanic).