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First Lexus, Buying a used 2009 Lexus is250 what to look out for. Thanks

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In the process of buying a used 2009 Lexus IS250 and its my first Lexus ever as am more into toyota tundra and peugeots. Please what's the list of check outs or red flags to look out for. Thank you for the assistance.

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There will be some pointers here. Mine was a 2007. I can't remember when the facelift happened but most of this issues will be covered in this post. Any 2009+ owners will no doubt be along soon.

 

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3 hours ago, ibipiribo@yahoo.com said:

In the process of buying a used 2009 Lexus IS250 and its my first Lexus ever as am more into toyota tundra and peugeots. Please what's the list of check outs or red flags to look out for. Thank you for the assistance.

Good news is not much. I can only from experience so its as follows:

 

Go for an Auto

Check auto gearbox goes up and down smoothly (check for judders at low rpm) 

Complete Service history is an absolute must. If not perfect its evidence that previous owners have not understood or failed to appreciate the car and probably means it wasnt loved and cherished. No amount of work will get this back. 

Check for pulling when braking, bad for rear callipers. 

 

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Hello and welcome to the LOC.

Where abouts in the world are you?

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Hi Steve 

I am just outside Glasgow, sunny Scotland 🌞

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1 hour ago, Gaffnaldo said:

Hi Steve 

I am just outside Glasgow, sunny Scotland 🌞

I know you are but I was asking about Iripiribo as it says located outside the UK on his profile. 😀

Been working in Glasgow a few times, never realised when you got there how far I still had to drive to Wick, Skye was similar went over the bridge and the sat said 30 miles to destination, didn’t think it was that big.

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1 hour ago, steve2006 said:

Hello and welcome to the LOC.

Where abouts in the world are you?

Ahem... Yeah totally knew that........ 😂

Does sound like our friend is not from our shores

 

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