I’ve had my 1992 SC400 since Summer of 2017, ( it was 25-years-old then .)
I tend to keep cars almost forever, and as I drive minimally, I wanted my “Last Car” to be something exciting — something special .
While I’d gotten used to, and now preferred front-wheel-drive; the idea of an honest-to-goodness front-engine/rear-drive, sporty-yet-luxurious Coupe — a true GT car ; inexorably enticed me. ( OK, so I love hyphenations… )
These were imagined, engineered, and then built; to challenge, compete with, and also beat all those German luxury performance coupes, at their own game. Certain American ones too, though they were easier conquests.
By all and any counts, they succeeded; Honda had already launched Acura, and then Toyota and Nissan followed suit, with their Lexus and Infiniti marques.
The original Lexus SC’s are still affordable, but becoming rare. They’re over-engineered for reliability, so mileage may not be a factor.
I love mine and don’t regret its purchase at all… I paid less than 7% of its original $42,000 price!