First, I want to thank you all for helping me tremendously in the past with caring for my 2012 Toyota Camry SE. I’m blessed to have found this forum and the knowledgeable and experienced members here. You guys are awesome!
In 2020, on November 26th, I traded the Camry for a 2018 Lexus IS 300 AWD F-Sport with 28k miles on the clock for $28,000 here in NY at the dealership.
The price was astonishingly low, so I asked to see the car-fax and saw that the car had been in a minor accident where one of the mirrors’s shell is cracked, the rear bumper was replaced or repaired by Lexus, and that the car was involved in an accident with another car.
I hesitated to buy at first but people were saying that minor accident reports are simply dents and cosmetic stuff and that I didn’t need to worry.
Of course, I had the option to purchase a private inspector to inspect the car but the car looked so good cosmetically and the crack on the mirror’s shell was hard to notice. And it being a Lexus I thought I could gamble again on the purchase like I did on the Camry, so that’s what happened.
I’ve had the car now for 17 months and the battery died on me last week at 42k miles ( I’m pretty shocked that I’ve driven the car this much since purchasing it, as I normally drive only 7000 miles a year).
The battery was replaced yesterday, as well as the brake fluid, and an oil change. The oil has been excessively changed 3 times since I bought it ( Yes, I know, I didn’t need to change so often, but I’m a little paranoid with this car). I also changed all 4 tires. And the front brake pads are 7mm and the rear 5mm.
Carfax showed how the previous owner cared for the car. The car was serviced at Lexus during its lease terms on time.
I haven’t ran into any issues with the car so far. It drives comfortably and has decent power. However, I was told that the rotors need to be replaced due to rust.
They also said I need HVAC SYSTEM TUNE UP. CLEAN/disinfect SVC. Is this necessary?
Also: PERFORM FUEL/AIR INDUCTION SYSTEM SERVICE.
And lastly, does this particular car have a timing belt or timing chain ?
It’s a v6.
The user manual is very thick. I already despise reading thick books. So please bare with me.
If there is anything you think I need to know, please share.
Thank you very much.