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Buying Used? Make Sure The Dealer Advertises The Right Model!


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Someone in another forum just purchased an IS250 Prestige under the assumption that it was a Sports Luxury like the dealer advertised: http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2403797

I can see this mistake on plenty of carsales listings - if you're in the market for a Lexus, make sure you're able to tell the difference between the different trim specifications.

I wonder what recourse the dealer will provide?

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Having just recently purchased a used IS350 sport luxury I saw many carsales adds where obviously base prestige models were advertised as sports luxury models.

(The non color LCD screen / sat nav screen was the usual giveaway)

However with prestige models being optioned with satnav, sunroof, and other features I found it very difficult

To easily recognize sport luxury models from the middle range models.

(Things only get harder when you also take into account the running upgrades between years with the removal of options such as the window blind, etc)

The biggest problem is for non Lexus owners looking to buy their first Lexus, there is very little historic sales information for the Australian models to determine what exactly a sport luxury model comes with, when compared to a sport, F sport, X, prestige.

Now that I understand a little more about the models, I might write up a quick guide for Aussie buyers, as the information for US models just confused the crap out of me when buying :(

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I also found this website, www.automobile-catalog.com to be handy when I reserched my F Sport. Otherwise, as per ilv1004s advise, look around the forum. I bought mine private though.

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