Originally Posted by gilwood
I'm far from being an experienced and lucky buyer of used cars. I want to buy a 2006 IS250 with 80k mi. The dealer has it listed for $15,800. I figure there's some negotiating room built into that price. I probably will start around 14 and hope to get it for the high 14's. It has a clean carfax, but I heard that autocheck is better. Any other suggestions? It's from a lexus dealership, so should I still get it inspected by a mechanic?
... I'm really bad at this...
Until NHSTA acts upon complaints about airbag harness failures, 2006 2007 IS250 (all ISX50) face a $2.5k - $3.5k upgrade. (Warranty period has elapsed.) Some have bad pistons (if not replaced during warranty + $5k) and don"t overlook the exhaust, mid pipe) faoilures (Dealer quoted $2600.00 each. (AWD has 2.)
Take 5-10 minutes to complain if you own one of these cars. Don't pass it on to someone who can't afford a new car.