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G'day all,

My first post here as I'm in the market to buy an IS250 after much research. Recently went to inspect a 2011 IS250 prestige which I thoroughly liked. This one has the sunroof and the leather trim (option pack). During the visual inspection, I found the rear view camera mounted right above the number plate, however, there is no satnav in the car. There's no screen/display where the rear view camera is hooked up to.

I'm concerned about why this 2011 model would have a rear view camera but without anything to display it on. Seller claims to never have had the satnav, however, I'm still not convinced. Could somebody please provide some input.

Thanks and much appreciated!

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is this car in australia?

my understanding is all is250's from 2011 onwards came with satnavs

only option available with the presteige was the cooled seats and sunroof which goes together from factory option

highly possible the car had its unit replaced for some reason

if it has factory rear camera it should have a nav

so sum it up 2 possible reasons

1. Car did not come with satnav and owner somehow added the reverse camera

2.Nav screen was replaced by some base model non nav screen

first possibility is highly unlikely AFAIK all 2011 came with satnavs

 

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1 hour ago, ilv1004s said:

is this car in australia?

my understanding is all is250's from 2011 onwards came with satnavs

only option available with the presteige was the cooled seats and sunroof which goes together from factory option

highly possible the car had its unit replaced for some reason

if it has factory rear camera it should have a nav

so sum it up 2 possible reasons

1. Car did not come with satnav and owner somehow added the reverse camera

2.Nav screen was replaced by some base model non nav screen

first possibility is highly unlikely AFAIK all 2011 came with satnavs

 

Thanks for your input. Yes, this car is in OZ. I performed a VIN number check and seems like it was a fleet vehicle during the first purchase. Between then and now, they might have removed it (can't confirm) but the only logical means of making sense is that it either came from factory or added aftermarket. I'm not too fussed about the satnav/RV display but was just interested to know if it was default in the 2011 models.

Is this something I should really be worried about?

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just a quick search

2010's didnt come with nav standard

https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Lexus-IS250-2010/SSE-AD-4641875/?gts=SSE-AD-4641875&gtssaleid=SSE-AD-4641875&rankingType=Spotlight

2011s pretty sure they all came standard with nav

easy way to tell between a 2011 and 2010 is the front bumper bar

and also interior trims if they are black on the centre console and window switches

presteige 2010s were grey

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