CARFAX Risk Factor Statistics for Lexus (U.S. imports)
There have been at least 69,153 U.S. Lexus vehicles that have been exported to Europe as a used car since 1992. The RX-300 and the RX-330 account for almost 40% of total Lexus imports from the U.S.
Believe it or not, there are some cars that are reported as a total loss and are somehow sold and exported afterwards. Many times, when cars are total loss, they are repaired at the lowest possible cost and exported to hide their history. Currently, there are at least 8,721 U.S. exported Lexus cars in Europe with a total loss history.
Cars with a reported mileage inconsistency pose a risk for used car buyers as the indicated mileage is not accurate with reported mileage entries. Basically, this means that either a clerical mistake was made, or the car was subject to fraud/mileage rollback. In the last case, the value of the vehicle is usually significantly less than described or advertised. Check with CARFAX to know your car, there are at this time 368 Lexus cars from the U.S. in Europe with such a history.
A history of flood damage can alter the value of a car. That’s why it is one of the CARFAX risk factors. CARFAX detected at least 905 Lexus cars with a history of flood damage.