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What is a 1993 Lexus SC400 like?

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Meh, this car has nothing going for it. Just another Toyota with leather seats. If you can get it for $1000 sure why not, otherwise let the guy have it....
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I have a soft spot for old Toyota/Lexus ... Cressida, Crown, Aristo, Soarer, Chaser, etc.

SC weren't sports cars, they were grand touring cars. Much like the RC350/RC-F, and now LC500.
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UrbanPoet wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 6:26 pm
I guess I'm kinda like the Asian version of that old guy who insist on driving around a polished 1985 Chevy Camaro
If the camaro has t-tops, Id take that over the SC400. I work on my own cars though.
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prod wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 9:19 pm
If the camaro has t-tops, Id take that over the SC400. I work on my own cars though.
If you look closely you can see that it is indeed a TTop.

Too bad it's "only" a Z28 and not an IROC.
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Unless you are treating it as a collectible car and mostly parking at home. For a daily ride with a car at that age, wouldn't be too unpredictable? In the event of break down, etc.
The car may only cost $1000 or $1500 which is the price of an new iphone anyway, I would just annoyed with the potential issue that I have to get it fix and rather the parts are still available on a rare older car.

It is a 1993 Lexus, no body will get impress for someone who drive a 25 years car on the road. Your gf/wife is probably older than this car lol
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They were fantastic cars, really the glory days of Lexus before the downward spiral.
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UrbanPoet wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 6:26 pm
I guess I'm kinda like the Asian version of that old guy who insist on driving around a polished 1985 Chevy Camaro

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Be Asian and drive about in a mint '85 camaro. Flip the script.
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MP3_SKY wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 10:25 am
Unless you are treating it as a collectible car and mostly parking at home. For a daily ride with a car at that age, wouldn't be too unpredictable? In the event of break down, etc.
The car may only cost $1000 or $1500 which is the price of an new iphone anyway, I would just annoyed with the potential issue that I have to get it fix and rather the parts are still available on a rare older car.

It is a 1993 Lexus, no body will get impress for someone who drive a 25 years car on the road. Your gf/wife is probably older than this car lol
Not sure about you, but I rubberneck everytime I see these rare 90s japanese cars in clean shape on the road.
A 20 years old Supra/NSX/GTR will get more attention than a brand new M3/M4, 911, C63 AMG, etc.

Like others, I wouldn't trust it as a daily driver. Too old, and unreliable, lacking modern amenities, inferior safety/fuel economy, etc
They are more like novelty. The 90s jap car styling are classic and beautiful imo.

And they are definitely slow as a pig by today's standard. But it is more about the driving feel than speed. People don't drive these cars to brag about 0-100km/h time.
FYI a 30 years old Ferrari 308 (basically an older version of today's $300K+ Ferrari 488) is slower than a 2011 Camry.
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Dec 7th, 2017 3:24 pm
Not sure about you, but I rubberneck everytime I see these rare 90s japanese cars in clean shape on the road.
A 20 years old Supra/NSX/GTR will get more attention than a brand new M3/M4, 911, C63 AMG, etc.

Like others, I wouldn't trust it as a daily driver. Too old, and unreliable, lacking modern amenities, inferior safety/fuel economy, etc
They are more like novelty. The 90s jap car styling are classic and beautiful imo.

And they are definitely slow as a pig by today's standard. But it is more about the driving feel than speed. People don't drive these cars to brag about 0-100km/h time.
FYI a 30 years old Ferrari 308 (basically an older version of today's $300K+ Ferrari 488) is slower than a 2011 Camry.
But that's the case with that style of comparos. Take any Sporty Compact Econo box these days and you're toasting a 30 year M3. Because innovation, on the Flipside you could say they were 30 years a head of the competition.


Just a youtuber i happen to watch now and then.
Lexus and Toyota of that tend to rust like crazy like in his video. You need to really dig in to the bones of the car to be sure it's clean.
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pinkdonut wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 3:24 pm
Not sure about you, but I rubberneck everytime I see these rare 90s japanese cars in clean shape on the road.
A 20 years old Supra/NSX/GTR will get more attention than a brand new M3/M4, 911, C63 AMG, etc.

Like others, I wouldn't trust it as a daily driver. Too old, and unreliable, lacking modern amenities, inferior safety/fuel economy, etc
They are more like novelty. The 90s jap car styling are classic and beautiful imo.

And they are definitely slow as a pig by today's standard. But it is more about the driving feel than speed. People don't drive these cars to brag about 0-100km/h time.
FYI a 30 years old Ferrari 308 (basically an older version of today's $300K+ Ferrari 488) is slower than a 2011 Camry.
Sure those old exotics cars get a lot of attention. Because they are rare and people's dream car back to those years.
You just need to spend a lot of time and money to keep those cars in sharp.

A lot of people are wealth enough to afford a car that cost $100k-200k, they made good money from what they are doing for life. But not many people have both TIME and MONEY.
People don't have time will buy a nice and new cars as their rides and not spend their time in the garage to fix or keep it sharp.

Keeping a collectable car is an expensive hobby.
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nasa25 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 3:01 pm
Be Asian and drive about in a mint '85 camaro. Flip the script.
I grew up in the early 2000's. These are the cars i wish i had as a teen, but couldnt. So that kinda drives me towards them.

The camaro is a nice car. But at this point its about me fulfilling my high school dream!


I love the old japanese sport cars and sedans
Especially lexus and some honda (prelude and sir).
So far ive owned
2001 lexus is300
1997 lexus es300
2000 lexus gs300

And maybe soon a 1993 lexus sc400!!!
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UrbanPoet wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 4:06 pm
I grew up in the early 2000's. These are the cars i wish i had as a teen, but couldnt. So that kinda drives me towards them.

The camaro is a nice car. But at this point its about me fulfilling my high school dream!
I guess.

I grew up in the late 90's but would I love to drive this thing around blowing leaded fuel fumes in everyone's face? F yeah!

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