Hello! I am planning on buying a 2008 Lexus RX 400h from a private seller tomorrow morning. The lady told me it does not have a timing belt. She said her mechanic told her it doesn't- the she asked, he checked on it (don't know if by looking at the car or looking it up), and then told her no. I called a Lexus dealership where they have the same year and model for sale and he said it has a timing belt. I am so confused. I don't believe the lady is lying- she said she was 100% sure and sounded genuine. Can someone please advise me on this? Otherwise I am very excited for the car. She is selling it for $9,000, in very good shape, 101,000 miles. Do some of the 2008's have the timing belt and some don't? That would seem odd to me. If it does have a timing belt and it has not been replaced, I am thinking of asking for a lower price since it is already at 100k. I am driving out-of-state to look at it tomorrow. Is there a way I can see the timing belt (or chain) from opening up the hood?
I attached photos of the car below.
Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated. Thank you!!