Successor to SC430

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Old 05 Dec 2010, 05:42 am   #1 (permalink)
Robin Bignall
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Default Successor to SC430

Here is a quote from Topspeed.com about a proposed successor to the
SC430.


<quote>
The SC430 may be getting booted headfirst out of Lexus’ lineup, but
don’t think for one minute that the Japanese auto brand hasn’t already
made plans for a successor. Snuggling itself in the SC430’s slot will
be the LC600h (tentatively named) which will be built on a shortened
version of the next-generation LS platform. A Lexus insider claims
that the LC600h will capture the essence of Lexus, including their
performance, luxury, and environment causing it to reach the luxurious
status of the Mercedes SL-Class.
</quote>


I've been a Mercedes SL owner for more than 20 years, and I took a
close look at the latest SLs before buying a new SC430 nearly 3 years
ago. In my opinion the SC is a superior car to the SL in build
quality and luxury, and its performance is fine for me: I'm not a boy
racer.

Any comments, particularly about why Lexus withdrew the SC430?
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Old 05 Dec 2010, 03:39 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Successor to SC430

In article <cbumf6p2uurpto48m9baepit2a077qsre0@4ax.com>,
docrobin@ntlworld.com says...
>
> Here is a quote from Topspeed.com about a proposed successor to the
> SC430.
>
>
> <quote>
> The SC430 may be getting booted headfirst out of Lexus? lineup, but
> don?t think for one minute that the Japanese auto brand hasn?t already
> made plans for a successor. Snuggling itself in the SC430?s slot will
> be the LC600h (tentatively named) which will be built on a shortened
> version of the next-generation LS platform. A Lexus insider claims
> that the LC600h will capture the essence of Lexus, including their
> performance, luxury, and environment causing it to reach the luxurious
> status of the Mercedes SL-Class.
> </quote>
>
>
> I've been a Mercedes SL owner for more than 20 years, and I took a
> close look at the latest SLs before buying a new SC430 nearly 3 years
> ago. In my opinion the SC is a superior car to the SL in build
> quality and luxury, and its performance is fine for me: I'm not a boy
> racer.
>
> Any comments, particularly about why Lexus withdrew the SC430?


I read that here in the U.S. the sales of the SC430 had pretty much
dropped down into the noise level. Apparently the demand in the rest of
the world also has also dropped off.

Personally, I didn't like the way it looked.

Bob

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Old 05 Dec 2010, 03:53 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Successor to SC430

On Sun, 5 Dec 2010 15:39:29 -0600, bob <nottooslow42@yahoo.com> wrote:

>In article <cbumf6p2uurpto48m9baepit2a077qsre0@4ax.com>,
>docrobin@ntlworld.com says...
>>
>> Here is a quote from Topspeed.com about a proposed successor to the
>> SC430.
>>
>>
>> <quote>
>> The SC430 may be getting booted headfirst out of Lexus? lineup, but
>> don?t think for one minute that the Japanese auto brand hasn?t already
>> made plans for a successor. Snuggling itself in the SC430?s slot will
>> be the LC600h (tentatively named) which will be built on a shortened
>> version of the next-generation LS platform. A Lexus insider claims
>> that the LC600h will capture the essence of Lexus, including their
>> performance, luxury, and environment causing it to reach the luxurious
>> status of the Mercedes SL-Class.
>> </quote>
>>
>>
>> I've been a Mercedes SL owner for more than 20 years, and I took a
>> close look at the latest SLs before buying a new SC430 nearly 3 years
>> ago. In my opinion the SC is a superior car to the SL in build
>> quality and luxury, and its performance is fine for me: I'm not a boy
>> racer.
>>
>> Any comments, particularly about why Lexus withdrew the SC430?

>
>I read that here in the U.S. the sales of the SC430 had pretty much
>dropped down into the noise level. Apparently the demand in the rest of
>the world also has also dropped off.
>
>Personally, I didn't like the way it looked.
>

It sort of grows on you. I've had all sorts of people from medical
consultants to check-out girls say, in effect, "I love your car".
Also personally, I think the latest SLs look a little vulgar, but I
couldn't explain why in any greater detail.
--
Robin Bignall
(BrE)
Herts, England
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