what to do when buying a used vehicle?

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  1. ohgod123

    ohgod123 OT Supporter

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    i'm currently looking at a used 2006 lexus is350 for $22k and a 328i for about $23k. what is the best way to find out if there is anything wrong with the car?
     
  2. Pussysmith

    Pussysmith Banned

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    Most likely you want to:

    a) find a forum and ask what the known faults and their associated updates are

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    b) find a mechanic that is reputable in that brand and independent from the seller to have the vehicle inspected
     
  3. DawnsKayBug

    DawnsKayBug New Member

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    The IS almost every problem I had with mine was covered by a TSB. Check out Club lexus .. I miss mine ..
    And the 328 and 350 arent in the same class,,,
    The 330 and 350 is or the 250 and 328..

    How many miles are on it?? When was it put into service??
     
  4. Jujharoo

    Jujharoo New Member

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    Make sure it isn't abused in anyway. Don't trust the 'carfax' thing, take it to a trusted garage and have them inspect it.

    Lexus cars are very very reliable. I have owned three of them.
     
  5. DawnsKayBug

    DawnsKayBug New Member

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    The 06 IS is ehhhhh OK on the reliability scale if not on the shitty side...

    I had my headlight replaced VVTI controller replaced 2x Electric(not powerhydro) steering went out stranding me. Headlight aligner went whacko leaving me with the headlights on but 1 straight up and 1 straight down ,, Other things that I cant remember.. I had less problems with my 05 Jeep unlimited on 37s that never had the top on and was rained on daily.
     

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