Dr.Sed

Lexus 470 2004 without key , asking about

Hi Mr. Scotty Kilmer 

this is Dr.Sed from yemen sanaa.

i am one of your subscribed fans on youtube and i `m really loving your work out there because its reach of useful and brilliant information for all car drivers .

i need your help to tell me about this vehicle that i bought it for my dad from your country USA .

its Lexus LX 470 2004 ,i got it from copart auction but the key was not included so i couldnt see the mileage odometer because i was really afraid if its above 200,000 miles ... i wanted to get relax so i did buy Vehicle History Report from one of sites but i couldnt understand what all it does really means specially in odometer when it says in Aug 19, 2008 the odometer was 26,245 M and in Jan 20, 2012 the odometer is still  26,245 M but in Sep 27, 2017 the odometer is unknown and so on.

i really need your help to tell me about it, and from your expert tell me how is the car situation could be, and when i get it in here what is the very first things to do since it was parked for a long time like the oils and the rubber sealing of the engines ... etc.

BTW the repair cost and the lost key in my country are with a very reasonable costs .

with my best regards .

Dr.Sed

Comments (2)
Techsus
Techsus

Some people remove the plastic trim inside the cabin, at the bottom of the door jamb, to inspect the carpet hidden under there for prior water damage, as a way to determine if it's been flooded in the past. Investigating in that manner might give you some reassurance.

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ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

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auction cars are generally auctioned because of problems, i would never buy one myself. But you have it, so take care of it and pray it wasn't flooded out where water damage will occur on the wiring over time