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Vehicle 1997 Buick Skylark 2dr Cpe Gran Sport SH (CMI) 1998 Lexus SC 300 Luxury Sport Cpe 2dr Cpe Auto (CA/NY/MA/CT)
10-way pwr front bucket seats w/adjustable lumbar support, headrests No Yes
15.2 gallon fuel tank Yes No
16" aluminum wheels Yes No
16" x 6.5" 5-spoke aluminum alloy wheels No Yes
20.6 gallon fuel tank w/fuel cap hanger No Yes
225/55VR16 SBR tires No Yes
2.93 axle ratio Yes No
2-speed windshield wipers w/low speed delay Yes No
3.0L (183) twin cam EFI 24-valve I6 engine-inc: Variable Valve Timing w/Intelligence No Yes
3.1L (191) SFI V6 engine Yes No
4-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/OD Yes No
4-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/OD, OD-lockout, lockup torque converter, ECT-i intelligence, dual shift programs (normal & pwr modes) No Yes
4-way manual driver seat adjuster Yes No
4-wheel 3-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) No Yes
4-wheel independent double-wishbone suspension w/coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers No Yes
4-wheel pwr-assisted ventilated disc brakes No Yes
Acoustical package Yes No
Air conditioning Yes No
Air conditioning system-inc: automatic climate control, soft-touch controls, digital temp setting display No Yes
**ALL STANDARDS ARE 1998 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED** No Yes
Anti-lock brakes Yes No
**ASTERISK (*) INDICATES CONTENTS OF "SH" OPTION PKG** Yes No
Auto-dimming electrochromic rear view mirror No Yes
Automatic front safety system seat belts Yes No
Automatic on-off headlamps No Yes
Automatic pwr antenna No Yes
Backlit analog instrumentation-inc: speedometer, trip odometer, oil level/ pressure, coolant temp, fuel gauge, tachometer, voltmeter Yes No
Base coat/clearcoat paint w/anti-chip protection Yes No
Black bumper insert strips Yes No
Black fixed mast antenna Yes No
Blackout tail lamps Yes No
Body-color body-side moldings w/black insert Yes No
Body-color flush-mounted door handles No Yes
Body-color grille Yes No
California/New York/Massachusetts/Connecticut emissions equipment No Yes
Center console-inc: cassette box storage space, front/rear ashtray, cigarette lighter, push-open cupholder, cellular phone storage capability No Yes
Centrally-located platinum-tipped spark plugs No Yes
City 19/hwy 24 (3.0L engine/4-speed auto trans) No Yes
City 20/hwy 29 (3.1L engine/4-speed auto trans) Yes No
Cloth reclining bucket seats w/full operating console, driver side lumbar support Yes No
Color-keyed front/rear bumpers No Yes
Color-keyed side skirts on rocker panel area No Yes
Compact spare tire Yes No
Composite tungsten halogen headlamps Yes No
Computer-controlled ignition system w/twin knock sensors No Yes
Concert Sound II speaker system Yes No
Cruise control No Yes
Cut pile carpeting No Yes
Delco Freedom II battery w/rundown protection Yes No
Deluxe steering wheel Yes No
Driver & front passenger air bags supplemental restraint system (SRS) No Yes
Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) Yes No
Dual body-colored pwr mirrors w/defoggers No Yes
Dual electric black outside mirrors Yes No
Dual exhaust w/stainless steel tips No Yes
Dual front door map pockets/pull straps Yes No
Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors w/center visor No Yes
Electric rear window defogger Yes No
Electronic analog displays-inc: 8000-rpm tachometer, 160-mph speedometer, coolant temp, fuel level No Yes
Electronic digital odometer w/dual trip meters, LCD display No Yes
Electronic speed control Yes No
Electronic throttle control system w/"Snow Mode" No Yes
Electronic warning tones-inc: seat belts, ignition key, headlamps, turn signal on Yes No
ETR AM/FM stereo w/cassette-inc: 170-watt pwr, auto-reverse, Dolby Noise Reduction, digital clock, 7-speakers No Yes
ETR AM/FM stereo w/pwr loading cassette-inc: seek-scan, digital clock, auto tone control Yes No
First aid kit located in trunk No Yes
Fixed-back rear seat Yes No
Flash-to-pass signal lever Yes No
Flush-mounted retracting rear assist grips No Yes
Fog lamps integrated into lower air intake No Yes
Force-limiting seat belt pretensioners for front seats No Yes
Front air dam Yes No
Front A-pillar retractable assist grips No Yes
Front cupholder No Yes
Front door map pockets No Yes
Front independent MacPherson strut suspension Yes No
Front license plate mounting pkg Yes No
Front passenger seat pwr walk-in feature No Yes
Front/rear 3-point safety belts No Yes
Front/rear carpeting Yes No
Front/rear carpet savers Yes No
Front/rear crumple zones No Yes
Front/rear stabilizer bars No Yes
Front wheel drive Yes No
Full size spare tire w/steel wheel No Yes
Full trunk trim Yes Yes
Gran Touring suspension Yes No
Headliner-inc: dual covered visor vanity mirrors w/RH map strap, center dome light, coat hooks Yes No
High mounted stop lamp Yes No
Illuminated entry-inc: dome lamp, door courtesy lamps, driver footlamp, ignition keyhole light No Yes
Instrument panel indicators-inc: lights-on, turn signal, high beams, cruise control, over-drive off, transmission pwr mode indicators No Yes
Insulation panels-inc: roof silencer, hood, foam rubber body noise isolation inserts, dash, cowl, floor, room partition No Yes
Integrated coat hooks No Yes
Key-integrated remote entry system-inc: audible lock, 2-stage unlock confirmation, trunk release, panic function No Yes
Leather-wrapped steering wheel/parking brake handle No Yes
Lighting-inc: front individual map lights, glove box, trunk, ashtray No Yes
Lights-inc:instrument panel courtesy, glove box, trunk, front courtesy, theater dimming, delayed entry/exit lighting Yes No
Liquid-cooled transmission oil cooler No Yes
Lockable glove box Yes Yes
Manual remote fuel-filler door release Yes No
Manual remote trunk release Yes No
Manual tilt/telescopic steering column w/auto tilt-away No Yes
Matte finish Bird's-Eye maple wood interior trim-inc: center console, doors, instrument panel No Yes
Molded fabric roof headliner No Yes
Multifunctional control lever-inc: turn signal, headlamp high/low beam, windshield wiper controls Yes No
Net-style seatback pockets No Yes
P205/55R16 touring SBR BSW Eagle GA tires Yes No
Padded instrument panel No Yes
Passlock theft deterrent system Yes No
Pre-wiring for options-inc: cellular phone, transceiver, command module, rear window imprinted antenna No Yes
Projector headlamps w/independent halogen high beam lamps No Yes
Pwr door locks Yes No
Pwr door locks-inc: driver door two-turn unlock, anti lock-out No Yes
Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes Yes No
Pwr rack & pinion steering Yes No
Pwr windows w/driver side "auto-down" feature No Yes
Pwr windows w/driver-side express down Yes No
Rear lap/shoulder seat belts w/child comfort guide Yes No
Rear seat head restraints Yes No
Rear seat heat ducts Yes No
Rear tubular axle spring-on-center suspension Yes No
Rear wheel drive No Yes
Rear window defogger w/auto-off timer No Yes
Remote electric trunk/fuel-filler door release No Yes
Retained accessory pwr No Yes
Semi-concealed variable intermittent windshield wiper/washers w/mist control No Yes
Shift lock system w/recessed/covered shift lock button No Yes
Side door beams No Yes
Soft-Ray tinted glass Yes No
Stainless steel exhaust system Yes No
Tilt-wheel adjustable steering column Yes No
Tool kit No Yes
Traction control Yes No
Trip computer-inc: average mpg, instantaneous mpg, drive time, outside temp No Yes
Trunk convenience net Yes No
Unique "easy access" 4-link door hinges No Yes
Valet lockout feature Yes No
Vehicle speed-sensing progressive pwr rack & pinion steering No Yes
Vehicle theft-deterrent system No Yes
Warning lights-inc: fuel level, coolant level, oil level, oil pressure, battery, engine, parking brake, ABS, air bag, door ajar, seat belt disconnect, tail lamp bulb failure No Yes
Wood/leather shift knob No Yes






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