Inspecting a used IS 250 C
Newly registered user here. I'm in the market for a 2010 IS 250 C for my wife and am ready to start looking at vehicles. If I find something that I want to make an offer on, I'll probably hire an inspection service. But what things can I check myself before paying the $175 or so for an independent inspection? From what I've read here and other sources, there seem to be few problem areas on this vehicle - some rattling noises from the roof that the dealer can fix seem to be the only issue. Any particular problems that I should look for that are unique to the IS C?
To give you an idea of my mechanical aptitude, the toughest repairs I will tackle myself (on other cars) are water pump replacement and brake pad replacement. No experience with engine or transmission internals, though I know how they work (plus those would be under six year warranty, so maybe I'm less concerned).
BTW, I'm looking at both CPOs, and non-CPOs that have a minimum of one year remaining on their factory warranty. I'm expecting to buy a low mileage car, and the car won't be driven much, so the time limit of the warranties will expire before the mileage limits are hit.