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Sorry to start a thread for such a trivial question.

Am still looking for the right car.

I am hoping to go to look at this car next week:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/faulconbridge/cars-vans-utes/2009-lexus-is250-gse20r-09-upgrade-sports-luxury-maroon-6-speed-sequential-auto-sedan/1060801312

I have rung the dealer and expressed my doubts that it is a sport luxury, he claims it is.

I thought all SL cars had the woodgrain trim? Is this so or not so?

A Prestige is fine for me, but knowledge that it is will help me pay the right price.

Thanks in advance,

John

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nope just a base model

for starters

the bumper

1.no headlight washers

2.Centre console near the gearshift (no wood grain)

3.Steering wheel control no Radar cruise control)

4.Door trims (no seat memory position)

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Thanks all,

yes the dealer reckons the marks of a Sport Luxury are sat nav and a reversing camera. Seems he is wrong. Also reckons at 96,000km this is an "average" mileage car for its age, when to me it is high. I am concerned about the oil consumption problem on 06 - 10 cars, question is how can you ever tell this without owning the car for a while?

Without looking at it, I don't think I would be willing to pay more than $22K for this car.

Missed out on a 09 sapphire Prestige with EMV recently that had 33,000km and was perfect in every way. Car went for $30K.

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If you have the money, I would personally prefer f sport or even sport luxury with slightly higher kms

90k plus for a 2009 car is a bit high but Lexus realibility is top notch, just check the service record

I bought a 06 Sport luxury 12 months ago with 110k on the clock for less than 20k with all dealership service record, there is a big service in 90k which will cost you an arm and a leg of service in dealership

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Theoretically - If a dealer sells you a car as a SL but it turns out to be a prestige, can you take them to the ACC for false advertising?

Yes. False advertising or even "bait advertising" - where their advertised model is "sold out" but they still advertise it to get you to the showroom with the intent to sell you something else - is illegal.

(Disclaimer: I'm not a lawyer. Do seek your own professional legal advice.)

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The car is sold, did you buy it? I wouldn't worry about what the dealer says (unless it is a Lexus Dealership) because they really don't know. If you are after a Lexus then know your model, the group can help. I would know everything about the IS Series but nothing about the GS Series.

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The car is sold, did you buy it?

No - was not me. I could not find the time to get to Springwood to look this week. And 96,000km is a bit too much for me.

there is another on Carsales I like - it has a moonroof which I dislike. This one is a prestige and has 45,000km.

Its going to be hard for the dealer to accept I want to pay less because it has a moonroof.

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The car is sold, did you buy it?

No - was not me. I could not find the time to get to Springwood to look this week. And 96,000km is a bit too much for me.

there is another on Carsales I like - it has a moonroof which I dislike. This one is a prestige and has 45,000km.

Its going to be hard for the dealer to accept I want to pay less because it has a moonroof.

lol moonroof was a paid option

and majority of the buyers want moon roof in a luxury car

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