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12k repair on a Lexus IS250. Avoid?

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12k repair on a Lexus IS250. Avoid?

Looking at getting an AWD sedan and I came across a really good deal on an IS250. It's a 2010 with navigation and 60km listed at 20k. Car proof shows 3 accidents, 2 for under 3k and one big one for 12k. All to the same front left corner and within a year. Should this accident history keep me away from the car?
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I'd Avoid that, if it's been banged up that many times it's bound to cause you more issues down the road.
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Wow 3 accidents. How many went unreported?
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Wonder why insurance did not write it off
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Where did the car originate with previous owners?
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DJ_Peanuts22 wrote: Where did the car originate with previous owners?
Winnipeg. Which is where I am as well. One previous owner only.

I do think I'll avoid it based on the quick replies here
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I nailed my old IS250 AWD in the same area when someone cut 2 lanes and cut in front of me. Cost of the estimate/repairs was about $5000. I had scrapes from the front bumper to the rear on the driver side. Damage to the 2 front rims. Nothing major like frame damage or broken headlights, just cosmetic. I'd be very hesitant buying a car with 12k damage because that would mean a heck of a lot more damage than mine and it's probably not cosmetic...
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Depends on two things really; who fixed it and how well they fixed it, and how much are you paying for it?
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It's probably best to get a trusted mechanic that also knows bodywork to look over it from bumper to bumper. Shouldn't cost more than $100 if you're serious about buying the car. Might be a total lemon but it could potentially be a diamond in the rough.
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DJ_Peanuts22 wrote: It's probably best to get a trusted mechanic that also knows bodywork to look over it from bumper to bumper. Shouldn't cost more than $100 if you're serious about buying the car. Might be a total lemon but it could potentially be a diamond in the rough.
I don't know if I'm crazy enough about it. I was looking for the 350 this just happened to be a decent price. It's been on their lot for nearly a month so I'm sure others were thinking the same thing. Otherwise it's quite a bit cheaper than anything else in the city
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it would be a good deal if it was for 15k or less. 20k... run lol.
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If this car has no accident and totally clean, I would think the dealer would have listed for around $25K (assuming if it is equipped with luxury Nav pkg). Therefore, asking for $20K with huge claims, it is way too high ... even with the car assumed to have been repaired by authorized Lexus body shops with OE/OEM parts.
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Tough to tell without inspecting the vehicle but the previous owner may have just milked the insurance company with a stealership approved body shop, I know if this was my vehicle and I was not at fault I would want the best work done especially if it wasn't coming out of my pocket

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