Which is better: Lexus IS250C or recent Lexus SC430? I like them both!

I am looking for a second car that will do 5000 miles a year.

Has to be a CC (metal roofed convertible). The SC430 has a magnificent interior and great touring performance, but is a bit ugly and is greedy.

The IS250C is modern, more funtional but is slower and a bit bland inside.

I have read your review of the IS (many thanks) and looked in great detail at both cars but, hell, I like them both!

Asked on 13 June 2012 by Hasselblad

Answered by Honest John
Definitely go for the IS250C. Used now from about £22,500.
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