I Just bought a 2006 IS250 RWD (need advice)
need some advice (sorry for the length)
I just bought a used 2006 IS250, manual transmission. It has 116000 KM. I had it inspected with my mechanic before buying, he checked it, drove it and said it looked great. except a few minor issues (changing a oil gasket and charging the battery). after his inspection I decided to buy the car.
I went to a Lexus Dealer and got the gasket repaired yesterday (which was a very minor repair). They were very nice to me and the mechaninc told me that there has been a major repair done on the engine, he saw it because the sealing of the engine (silicone) was not manufacturer's original color, he said only a Lexus mechanic would catch this. He thought that it might of been the valves that were repaired (previous owner probably put regular gas and caused some misfires) . He told me not to worry as he looked at the car very quickly and drove it a bit and said there didn't seem to be any major issues with the car (said he couldn't be 100% sure unless he opened the engine up). They also did the recalls that needed to be done on the car
I have been driving it for 1 week and half and noticed somethings. First the car drives very nice, no weird noises when driving in the car but I hear a ticking noise when outside (louder when hood is up). I have been through this forum and it seems to be normal noise.
I still have 2 more weeks in case I wanted to return the car to the dealer, after that times up I would be stuck with it. I am afraid of ending up with a lemon.
Am I being paranoid, any advice?
A worried new IS owner