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A little tip which still might be relevant. Back in my cruiser days I noticed a lot of parts were similar to the land cruiser but just in Lexus for the LX470 branding packaging but much more pricier Like brake pads for example. 

Car manufacturers love to cut costs and share parts and platforms with other vehicles so you could see what parts the LS shares with other Toyotas and sake some money

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Thanks a lot, will do that.

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22 hours ago, shadow79 said:

no comprehensive test take it to a workshop and let them test it nicely....

dunno if the showroom guys in sharjah souq agrees to that, but worth a try. thanks

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Try to stay away from the car dealers...most likely you will get scammed...and they will definitely not let you take it to a garage as all the secrets would come out 

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1 hour ago, skumar83 said:

Try to stay away from the car dealers...most likely you will get scammed...and they will definitely not let you take it to a garage as all the secrets would come out 

exactly....☺️☺️

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1st task to make sure its not a US import as majority are insurance write offs and/or flood damaged and cheaply repaired here, you can run the VIN through carfax at a slight cost if an import to get a service and accident history. Also you can run the VIN number through copart and autoio websites and see the actual pics of the state of damage it was in. ( if the car was sold through them, since they are the biggest auction house of salvage us cars the chances are high of that happening )

Requires some legwork if you spot a deal, not all US salvage imports are total junkers, sometime the insurance companies will write off cars with minor damage like a small fender bender 

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Not all American cars are junk. I’ve fixed American cars that were written off because they needed 2 doors and were a cheap fix. Carfax is your friend here. Just remember when you go to sell again, most people do no research and automatically assume all imports are junk so you could loose a chunk of money. 

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48 minutes ago, desertdude said:

1st task to make sure its not a US import as majority are insurance write offs and/or flood damaged and cheaply repaired here, you can run the VIN through carfax at a slight cost if an import to get a service and accident history. Also you can run the VIN number through copart and autoio websites and see the actual pics of the state of damage it was in. ( if the car was sold through them, since they are the biggest auction house of salvage us cars the chances are high of that happening )

Requires some legwork if you spot a deal, not all US salvage imports are total junkers, sometime the insurance companies will write off cars with minor damage like a small fender bender 

could you please give me the exact website for checking vin numbers. thanks

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