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  1. On 2/26/2020 at 1:24 PM, Noms said:

    ... I'm looking at purchasing a 2007/2008 model, did the facelift have many differences?


    Added shark fin
    Added X package option
    Moved gas/trunk buttons slightly and illuminated them
    Enabled TRAC button to disable TRAC/VSC

    Improved steering feel
    Added rear legroom due to new shape of front seatbacks
    Illuminated scuff plate color changed from blue to white
    OEM 18s color changed to liquid graphite
    Coinholder added to dash

    A bunch of facelift changes (some interior trim and color changes, bumpers and tails changed, the ugly turn-signal mirrors are added, and the hideous lobster claws become the standard 18" wheel)

    Paddles enabled to work in D

    Bluetooth now available without nav
    Nav system updated to match what Garmin offered in 2006 (as opposed to the 1999 era one in the 06-09 models)
    USB port added for ipod interface, SAT radio now built in as well rather than optional
    A2DP streaming now possible

    Another facelift with bumpers and whatnot
    Ugly LED headlamps added (which means AFS no longer offered)
    Passenger side memory seat no longer available
    PCS option no longer available
    X package no longer available
    Sport package no longer available
    F-sport package added
    350 now offered with AWD

    Source: https://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-2nd-gen-2006-2013/625596-2nd-gen-is-facelift-refresh-what-when-was-it.html#post7108709

  2. On 1/10/2020 at 9:10 AM, Malc said:

    You cannot predict alternator failure ( I think ??? ) so just take precautions to protect yourself for when it does just go ' pop '

    Yes you can do protective maintenance like changing brushes and cleaning (usually dust is the main cause of electrical failure) same for motor starter  

    However for 190k and 14 years it lasted long anyway.

  3. https://www.confused.com/sell-my-car/guides/avoiding-online-car-selling-scams


    Very common scam, I had a call for every car I sold on autotrader.

    "I am abroad .... I will send money via paypal and someone will collect it"

    So there is no proof of collection by the buyer.


    One more tip when you buy japanese cars or even toyota never buy diesel go for petrol. Best choice for japanese cars and no turbo problems or dual mass flywheel .



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