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Well I was sitting in traffic on the Tyne Bridge comin outta Newcastle tonight on way home and I let an SC430 out into the flow of traffic. First time I've seen one close up and what a beast of a car it is :drool:

Don't think that he thanked me but if you can afford a 50k plus car I don't suppose you have to :lol:

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he didn't thank you?

THE PURE IGNORANCE OF IT, WHAT DOES IT TAKES ?!

a smile, a raised finger (ahem), a wave, a thumbs up, a wink (hello ;)), a tannoy type system mounted into your car that allows you to say 'THANKYOU' over a loudspeaker :o

any form of recognition will do!!!!!!!

GRRRR. :angry:

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Performance & Fuel Consumption

Maximum Speed: 155 mph

Acceleration 0-62 mph(0-100 km/h): 6.4 sec

Drag coefficient: 0.29 Cd

Fuel Consumption

Urban: 16.4 mpg

Extra-urban: 31.4 mpg

Combined: 23.5 mpg

CO2 emissions: 287 g/km

Compression Ratio: 10.5:1

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions

Length: 4515 mm

Width: 1825 mm

Height: 1370 mm

Wheel base: 2620 mm

Fuel tank capacity: 75

Luggage compartment capacity: 368 litres (with top up)

135 litres (with top down)

Gross vehicle weight

Front: 1005 kg

Rear: 1105 kg

Total: 2110 kg

Maximum permissible axle capacity

Front: 1030 kg

Rear: 1140 kg

Kerb weight

Kerb Minimum: 1740 kg

Kerb Maximum: 1790 kg

Wheels and tyres

Wheel size: 8JJ x 18 in

Tyre size: 245/40ZR18

Chassis & Body

Extensive anti-corrosion protection

Super-high quality finish featuring multi-layer paint treatment

Exterior

18 inch alloy wheels with locking wheel nuts

High intensity discharge wave-reflector headlamps, with auto on/off washers and automatic levelling Front fog lamps

Electrically-adjustable, foldable, heated exterior wing mirrors with auto tilt down

Key-integrated comprehensive vehicle security system including alarm, immobiliser and double locking

Engine & Transmission

VVT-i - Variable Valve Timing - intelligent (electronically controlled)

ETCS-i Electronic Throttle Control System - intelligent: advanced computerised engine management system

5-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission (ECT-i) with intelligent computer control

AI shift system

Dual stainless steel exhaust system with catalytic converter

Cylinders/valves: V8/32

Capacity: 4293 cc

Compression ratio: 10.5:1

Stroke/Bore: 91.0 x 82.5 mm

Maximum output: 282 bhp (210 kW) @ 5600 rpm

Maximum torque: 309 lb/ft (419 Nm) @ 3500 rpm

Suspension, Braking & Safety Systems

Suspension

Front: Double wishbone

Rear: Double wishbone

Brakes

Front: Ventilated disc

Rear: Solid disc

Safety

Driver and front passenger airbags

Front seats side airbag system

Front seat belts with pre-tensioners and force limiters

Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Traction Control System (TRC)

Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)

Brake Assist (BAS)

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Auto levelling headlamps

Foot-operated parking brake

Impact absorbing structure

Interior

Climate-control air conditioning with separate driver/passenger temperature controls and automatic air recirculation system

Speed-sensitive power-assisted steering

Electrically multi-adjustable steering wheel position

Cruise control

Electrically multi-adjustable heated front seats with lumbar support and memory function

Electric windows with anti-jam protection and one-touch auto up/down feature on drivers side

Leather upholstery

Tyre pressure monitoring system

Photochromic rear view mirrors

3-spoke leather-finished steering wheel

DVD-based touch-screen Lexus Navigator System

Audio

Mark Levinson® 9-speaker stereo hi-fi system with 3-wave-band RDS radio with 18 pre-set channels and Dolby cassette

In-dash single slot 6 disc CD autochanger

Automatic sound leveliser adjusts volume to ambient noise

Electric aerial

Steering wheel mounted audio controls

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SC430 -what a total pile of :censor: I'd have a PROPER soarer over that any day!!!!!!!!

I can't beleive they soiled the good soarer name with that overweight mutant SLK/audiTT monstrosity.

yet ANOTHER example that the new toyotas have lost it. :crybaby:

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The house over the road from where I used to live had one of these, never even realised it was anything special. Personally I think it looks like a Hyundai coupe or something like that. I think there are nicer cars out there and for a lot less money.

The car I really want to play with right now is a Mazda RX-8 (I'd be happy to settle for an RX-7 failing that). It may not be Toyota, but I just like the idea of outperforming 3litre cars with a piddly 1.3 litre rotary :P . As I said, failing that a twin turbo RX7 :drool: .

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I persoanlly think toyota have lost it with they new "sports cars" (not trying to offend anyone ;))

my next car will either be a later spec soarer TT (will be my 3rd lmao -I like em ok?) or a late spec RX-7.. gonna keep the supra as a classic :thumbsup: Adi reckons theres probably less then 10 like it in the uk :blink:

sorry but the mk4 supra does not do it for me *sheild self again incomming rotten fruit* and the skyline is too bland...

I could however happilly see myself in an Aristo V300 :thumbsup:

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I persoanlly think toyota have lost it with they new "sports cars" (not trying to offend anyone ;))

my next car will either be a later spec soarer TT (will be my 3rd lmao -I like em ok?) or a late spec RX-7.. gonna keep the supra as a classic :thumbsup: Adi reckons theres probably less then 10 like it in the uk :blink:

sorry but the mk4 supra does not do it for me *sheild self again incomming rotten fruit* and the skyline is too bland...

I could however happilly see myself in an Aristo V300 :thumbsup:

how much you looking to spend on a soarer mate?

would a manual suit you sir?

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depends what I see.... I'm not ready to get one yet.. probably by the summer...

I DO want manual, but an auto is easily converted, so its not a huge HUGE issue. I'd probably ideall got for a 94 GT-TL spec.. (as late as ***** without the silly extra grille).

I'm not after a silver one tho mate.. had a silver soarer for nearly 2 years.. after a black one. :D

as for price.. depends on the car... my first soarer was bought about 4 years ago.. was a shade under 10 grand!!! (tho it was known on LSOV as a "tidy one" my second soarer was a higher specced car, but bought as bankrupt stock from auction.. -£2800... sold it for a fiver under 7 grand :)

probably look to spend 6-8 fora nice one... if its the spec I want....

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I persoanlly think toyota have lost it with they new "sports cars" (not trying to offend anyone ;))

my next car will either be a later spec soarer TT (will be my 3rd lmao -I like em ok?) or a late spec RX-7.. gonna keep the supra as a classic :thumbsup: Adi reckons theres probably less then 10 like it in the uk :blink:

sorry but the mk4 supra does not do it for me *sheild self again incomming rotten fruit* and the skyline is too bland...

I could however happilly see myself in an Aristo V300 :thumbsup:

??? .....

I would love a big monster skyline or supra.... bah

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suit youself :P

I'm not a fan of the new supra (if I was I'd have got one), not a great fan of the skyline (likewise).. and grew out of escort cossies when I was 15 :lol:

I do like the MR2 turbos, and the celica GT-4s.. but look at the replacements.. is there anything "new" that compares to the old ones? nope. same with soarer.... same with the upcomming mk5 supra...

Clearly there are only a couple of us on here that agree :) it doesn't bother me now... I don;t buy new cars... but come a few years down the line we will be getting cars that are more modern then the ones we have got... out the current line up..... I can see me changing brand.

Do any toyota head office/officals frequent this site?

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I've got a Lexus Sc430 and also a new Yaris D4D spirit and they're both great fun.

You're right that the SC is a (summer) boulevard cruiser....which is why its tucked away in the garage for now :P .

Mind you given the choice for a short trip I take the Yaris every time cause its nippy, its got perky handling,its reliable and has great economy. :thumbsup: .

Wait till the summer though!!! B)

Cheers,

Buzzuk

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