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    XLR vs. SC 430

    Which car is better? Which would you buy? I don't think there is a comparison on these two yet, but I am amazed by the XLR technology at this time.


    Lexus: 300 hp @5600 rpm / torque 325 @3400 rpm

    XLR : 320 hp @6400 rpm / torque 310 @4400 rpm

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    XLR looks a lot better. The SC 430 is more generic and boring looking. The XLR is the best looking Art & Science car (well it and Cien).

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    Quote Originally Posted by davesdeville
    XLR looks a lot better. The SC 430 is more generic and boring looking. The XLR is the best looking Art & Science car (well it and Cien).
    I agree! The Lexus is nice looking, and more rounded off but in the end just too short and stubby IMO. However, the interior is to die for!

    I like the appearance of the classic Roadster (XLR) long hood, short deck, etc.

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    XLR, it's interior feels like it's missing something when compared to the SC430, but at least it's exterior doesn't look like a jello blob. Interior part of the doors could use some wood on them to break up the rather boring look. I'm not sold on the door handles either because of possible electrical failures. I don't want to get on my knees to look for a keyhole to open my luxury roadster...

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    Quote Originally Posted by krypt
    I'm not sold on the door handles either because of possible electrical failures.
    What I was wondering about is if there is a manual override for opening the doors? What if the battery dies or you break the remote? Since there are no keys for this car, how would you get in? Remember, the car is alerted to your presence, but also, what if the battery dies and the doors are electronically locked? Things to think about I suppose.

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    i would pick the XLR because it looks better and is based on the Vette chasis, so it's faster and has better handling. but the interior of the Lexus is very good, better than the XLR. i dont think that the little difference in the interior makes up for the looks and performance u get fron the car.

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    There's a way to unlock it with a key, but it's hidden near the bottom.

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    You guys are forgeting that there is no other car that looks like an XLR. The SC430 on the other hand looks just like a Toyota Solara, same body lines and everything. I guess though all of the Lexus's look like there toyota siblings.

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    A lot of people think the SC430 is now out of fashion, but the XLR is in vogue.

    Okay, what's the best GT coupe in the world? By this, I don't mean sports car, like the Corvette or Viper or Porsche 911.

    Here's some more:

    Jaguar XK8
    Maserati GT
    BMW 6-Series
    Infiniti G35
    Ford Thunderbird
    Aston Martin DB9
    TVR Cerbera
    Invicta S1 (does anyone else know this car?)

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    Talking Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    This is what I'm talking about! A real comparison. Two extremely similiar vehicles in similiar price brackets with similiar engine displacement and features. Props to whoever came up with this comparison! Wow, I'm going to have to do some research this a little bit before posting an opinion.

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    The SC430 was ALWAYS out of fashion. It is an example of the worst of Toyota design.

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesda
    The SC430 was ALWAYS out of fashion. It is an example of the worst of Toyota design.
    I don't know, the interior is as nice as any Jags, and that wood!!

    Plus that cute girl on that Terminator movie drove one.

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph
    A lot of people think the SC430 is now out of fashion, but the XLR is in vogue.

    Okay, what's the best GT coupe in the world? By this, I don't mean sports car, like the Corvette or Viper or Porsche 911.

    Here's some more:

    Jaguar XK8
    Maserati GT
    BMW 6-Series
    Infiniti G35
    Ford Thunderbird
    Aston Martin DB9
    TVR Cerbera
    Invicta S1 (does anyone else know this car?)
    I like the XLR more. The SC430 is just a Toyota.

    That TVR Cerera is hot. TVRs might come here in a few years.

    I'd go with an Aston Martin DB9.

    http://www.seriouswheels.com/top-Aston-Martin-DB9.htm




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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    Quote Originally Posted by berkin
    I like the XLR more. The SC430 is just a Toyota.

    That TVR Cerera is hot. TVRs might come here in a few years.

    I'd go with an Aston Martin DB9.

    http://www.seriouswheels.com/top-Aston-Martin-DB9.htm



    Great pics, and nice choice! Seems like everybody has a Jag roadster. There was a movie a few years ago I believe with John Travolta and they got permission supposedly to bring in a Cerebra for it because I don't think they allow them in NA for safety issues?

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    The SC430 is an utter bore.

    However... there is no question...

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