Consider it a bonus if the stock pickups are to your liking.
The string and pickup height and the tremolo action is often set to a so-called factory standardized setup.
In the 80s and early 90s, Japanese Fenders were well known for being superior to any other models and the quality is still top notch.
Japanese Fenders are considered to be above the Mexicans and perhaps even just as good as the US.
Some like thick necks and some prefer a thinner contour.
Some like the vintage glossy nitro finish and some prefer the more modern satin finish.
If this sound and feels right, then it’s a guitar well worth considering.
Pickups can easily be replaced for a more desired tone but you can’t fix a dead resonance.