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Rare Canadian Spec IS F Certified In The USA?!

Seeing a Lexus IS F on the road is not as common as seeing any generation BMW M3 anywhere. I was randomly browsing cars online and found a clean low mileage Starfire Pearl IS F that caught my eye. It had the two tone graphite and polished 19″ BBS wheels which is available as an option worldwide. In the U.S.A., the two tone wheels were only available on the limited Neiman Marcus Launch Edition which only came in Obsidian. Upon further inspection, I see this IS F has no navigation, no Mark Levinson, no bluetooth, but it does have headlamp washers which is normally packaged with park assist in the colder regions.

After looking at all the pictures, I see that the car has a Canadian vin plate and all the instrumentation was switched out from metric to U.S. standard. In the description, the dealer says that this is a Lexus Certified Pre Owned Car. It is to my understanding you cannot certify any gray market car in the USA or vice versa. But warranty service can be done to U.S.-spec car in Canada or a Canada-spec in the U.S.  Perhaps this was a trade in vehicle from a Canadian snowbird living in Florida during the winter season?  I’ve outreached to the dealership for clarification.


Here’s the link to the Canada-spec Lexus IS F CPO for sale on the Scanlon Lexus webpage:

Sale Description:

Your* MINT *condition CPO Lexus White Starfire Pearl 2008 Lexus IS F with Leather Seats, Heated Front Seats, Dual Climate Control, and 6 CD Changer. South West Florida Trade with a 3 year Lexus warranty honored anywhere in the USA up to 100,000 miles! Free Carfax, special finance terms, trades welcome and we ship anywhere! For an e-deal you’ll feel good about contact Scanlon Lexus of Fort Myers!!! Review Scanlon Lexus of Fort Myers extensive inventory today: * While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this data, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify and review any information in question with a dealership sales representative.

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