U can get a Merc. SL for this why the hell would u want a toyota

Discussion in '2001 Lexus SC430' started by 11secdawg, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. Re: U can get a Merc. SL for this why the hell would u want a to

    My dad smoked this crap with his stock E320. He used tiptronic but it's still pretty sad...The lexus is supposed to be a sports car, while the E320 is just a fast luxury sedan.
     
  2. Re: U can get a Merc. SL for this why the hell would u want a to

    No offence, but you are dreaming. This car is almost renowned for its bad handling. It's comfort may be equal to or better then an SL, but thats abotu where it ends. The SL55 and SL500 both murder it in a straight line and around bends and have better braking as well as high speed stability (probably).

    As for looks, they are subjective, and i belive the new SL (and even the old one) both look a hell of alot better then an SC430.

    In the lexus' defence, it is MUCH cheaper, has better build quality, arguably better interior presentation, and probably better comfort levels. Id also say reliabliity is in its favour.
     
  3. Re: U can get a Merc. SL for this why the hell would u want a to

    Spare the language, ignorant fool.

    Why do you need to say it is a Toyota engine? The whole car is toyota. It is simply rebadged 'lexus' for markets outside of Japan. As for better then honda, well that depends on what type of car you are after doesnt it? Honda are far superior in performance and handling.
     
  4. Re: U can get a Merc. SL for this why the hell would u want a to

    Dont know if this is a serious post or not, but it's a stupid one either way.

    Chrysler make soem of the shabbiest cars on earth, mercedes make soem fo the best. The link is only financial.
     
  5. Re: U can get a Merc. SL for this why the hell would u want a to

    Neither merc of lexus are made for 'course' performance, but are more intended as luxury cars with some sporting ability.

    I have to agree though, the 300GT is a great car. When it comes to comfort and class is has nochance though.
     
  6. Re: U can get a Merc. SL for this why the hell would u want a to

    I think these claims are way off.

    1)Looks wise i think the cars are not alike at all in any way.

    2)E300, ES300. 300 represents 3 litres (i.e. engine displacement). LS430, S430 similarily represents 4.3 litres. Most people I think would know this. Thus i see no copying...lots of makes use similar naming. Numbers in models ofter represet either engine displacement or output.

    3) the hardtop is a merc thing, but everythign stars soemwhere. Ford built the first V8, does that make merc and BMW ford copiers? Merc built first production car with fuel injection (300SL). Does this mean ferrari and porsche are copying? Im sure there was a car that was first tohave leather seats as well. Everythign is a "first' somewhere and then becomes more widespread. its natural.
     
  7. Re: U can get a Merc. SL for this why the hell would u want a to

    better actually.. in quality
     
  8. Re: U can get a Merc. SL for this why the hell would u want a to

    Idiot. Comparing standard cars to modified ones aain.. How about a lotus elise with a turbo integra type r engine slotted in then? It will eat your supercharged SC430 for breakfast for 1/2 the price again. grow up.
     
  9. Re: U can get a Merc. SL for this why the hell would u want a to

    I have an SC430 in my garage (my dad's), and it is more luxury than the Merc. I would have my money on the Merc cause it is more racing than the Lexus. The Lexus has massive luxury in mind and minimul racing, but the new Merc seems to be geared more for racing and an optimal amount of luxury aslo. I much rather have the Mercedes.
     
  10. Re: U can get a Merc. SL for this why the hell would u want a to

    Lexus is Toyota (mathematical logic)

    All lexus cars is also toyota cars. For example SC430=SOARER, IS300=ALTEZZA, LS430=CELSIOR, etc. But all toyota cars doesn't come in Lexus

    Not all coutries had Lexus brand(toyota japan wouldn't let it), but they could get the same car as Lexus with the brand of Toyota. Toyota also had many variation on the lexus cars.

    In competition is commun to copied a car from other brand and make it more cheaper. Mercedes also copied a japenesse car(A-Class)
     

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    U can get a Merc. SL for this why the hell would u want


    Lexus SC430 every time. Havent you guys figured out it's cheaper and faster thamn the new Mercedes SL350? It also has a VERY nice interior, a orange wooden dashboard. And leather seats, a cool sat-nav that glows with the lexus badge on it. Awesome. It's pampered with luxury in every inch of the cabin. Standard equipment is first class. It has the electric folding hard top, a cool Mark Levinson(or wat ever his name is) speaker system, CD-player, airbags, electric windows, mirrors and electric seat adjustment. And a smooth auto-gearbox comes as standard, as does the refinement of the quiet engine. Just what the director expects. The SC430 is not short on power either, with a V8 engine developing 280bhp. It is good for 6.2 seconds in the o-60 sprint. That should be quick enough for the chairman. This car has a smooth, elegant look to it. No question. The designers have not done a bad job. Bieng a Lexus, it has extremely good build quality too. Splendid.

    "To be is not to not to be, and To not be is to be"
     
  12. Re: U can get a Merc. SL for this why the hell would u want a to

    "this is a toyota and the parts say toyota like on the glass....."

    actually, Toyota isn't on the glass...its not on any part of the SC. Granted toyota and lexus are the same company, however there parts for the lexus high ends are much different (i.e. windsheild lexus sc 430 runs around $1200, toyota windshields much cheaper).
     
  13. Re: U can get a Merc. SL for this why the hell would u want a to

    I really want to kick some dumb a$$ who don't know what the hell they talking about. You cannot compare a Mercedes to a Lexus. It is like you are comparing man and kid.

    "Hey. What car do you have?", said the lady.
    "I have a Mercedes.", you said. (Doesn't even have to say the model)
    The lady reply, "Cool. Nice car. Can I have a ride?".

    "Hey. What car do you have?", said the lady.
    "I have a Lexus.", you said.
    The lady reply, "Lexus? Toyota?".
    You said, "No. Lexus SC430. You know?".
    The lady answered, "Ah... Yeah. Whatever. Nice. Bye.".

    LOL!!! <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>

    Don't get me wrong. I really like the interior of SC430.
     
  14. Re: U can get a Merc. SL for this why the hell would u want a to

    why cant u compare a lexus with a mercades..? thats kinda retarded... the only mercades that i would choose over this is the very nice slk230 witht the kompressor... oh and the clk-gtr...yeah so dont be dissin on a lexus just cuz u cant afford one...
     
  15. Re: U can get a Merc. SL for this why the hell would u want a to

    lexus is basically the same thing as a mercedes just 2/3 the price. i say this cause not too long ago i was looking to buy a luxury car and (well not me, my dad) we went looking at BMWs, Mercedes, and Lexus.. we noticed everything that you need to pay extra to put on a Mercedes comes stock on a Lexus for about $20K cheaper. i'm not saying that lexus is better all i'm saying is i would always rather get a lexus over a benz cause you basically get more bang for the buck when you go jap.
     

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