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Lexus LX 470, SUV
#928 of 1476 2004 LX 470 interior lighting
Nov 07, 2003 (6:28 pm)
I just bought a 2004 LX 470 and I'm having trouble with the interior lighting. There are 3 sets of overhead lights: one over the front seats by the sunroof controls called "map lights" , one over the middle seats, and one over the rear seats. The lights over both the middle and the rear seats can be set to go on when any doors are opened. The front overhead lights don't seem to have this setting. This makes the front quite dark. I checked with the dealer (Lexus of Manhattan) and they told me there's now way to change this. Has anyone experienced this or is the dealer wrong. I find it hard to believe that Lexus would forget that front overhead lights should go on when the doors open.
#929 of 1476 LehighLexus-shame on you!
Nov 10, 2003 (3:01 am)
What an un-Lexus like response! I currently drive a BMW 5-series wagon. I LOVE the LS430. Stopped by to drive it when it first arrived (while only 1 year into our BMW lease). Stopped back a year later to drive it again (our selling professional was no longer with the dealership, but your sales mgr pulled up our customer info from the computer file). The new selling professional missed on two major points. One, I asked that he call me when it snows so I could drive the LS in the snow (he never did). Two, I asked about the availability of the Euro-tuned suspension. He got back to me and stated that they no longer offer it in the car. I took that on his word. My mistake. Either he didn't know, didn't care, or since the dealership didn't have one on the lot, he thought he'd attempt to sell around it.
After going round and round, my wife and I decided that maybe we should instead replace our Toyota Land Cruiser with the LX470. Our Toyota service experience left us less than thrilled, and LV Lexus' service department has an excellent reputation.
As you can clearly see in my previous post, I was stating numbers for purchase based upon my research from this and other msg bds. I am not so misguided that I would e-mail every Lexus dealer in the US to get price quotes. But since I have been to your dealership and expressed great interest in your products, I would have thought SOMEONE might have a clue that I was interested in buying a car from your dealership. I have no interest in purchasing a car from the West Coast. But if $6000 over invoice is the lowest price available, it certainly makes more sense.
At one time in a previous life I worked on your side of the desk in auto sales. So I can appreciate your perspective. That's why when I find a dealer that I like, I don't mind paying a bit more for the vehicle. Especially for peace of mind and a no-hassle experience. And I tip my sales people - well. That's why instead of getting the LS, we opted to get another BMW from Daniels in Allentown.
So before you try to attack me - again - or woefully attempt to defend your "come in for the best price" theory, carefully look at how my previous experience AT your dealership and the continuing experience here on line is winning me over (and I'm quite sure many others) so well.
BTW - I didn't confuse e-mail price quotes. Your selling professional called me with the quote of $6000 over.
#930 of 1476 "What an unlexus like response"
Nov 10, 2003 (6:15 am)
I guess I missed the literary memo. It's ok for you to stereotype me as the "typical salesmen" but not alright for me to stereotype you as the "typical buyer". You obviously began taking shots at me, since you didn't enjoy your time here. You are one of few. But as I recall, I never helped you on the lot. I never gave you a quote. I never told you I was going to call you and didn't. And as far as "woefully attempting" to defend our product, I do not need to. We have 7 cars on our lot that are not sold. That must mean, somewhere along the line, that there are many people who disagree with you. I don't really understand what I said to made you flare up like a hemorrhoid. I was trying to assist others, but maybe I was misunderstood.
Nov 17, 2003 (11:57 am)
Has anyone heard of any news regarding the remodeling of the LX or the addtion of another Lexus SUV to compete with the Infiniti QX56 or Lincoln Navigator?
Seems to me like the GX will compete well with the midsize SUV, the RX does a great job with the compact SUV, but the current LX is not even close to being the same size as the much larger FULL SIZE suvs like QX56 or Navigator.
Not even the NON-luxurious full size Sequoia compares in size to the QX56 or other large SUVs.
I heard Toyota will stop selling the Landcruiser since the sales is so bad. By the way, I think it is ridiculous how they can take a $60K Landcruiser and stick some fake woodtrim in it. For $60K, it should be a lot more luxurious. I guess that's why it's not selling well.
#932 of 1476 lehighlexus CPO question
Nov 20, 2003 (12:18 am)
Hopefully, my question will dissipate some of the negative energy out there?!? I'm looking for a CPO LX470. How much bargaining room is there? I found a '00 with 20k miles and an asking price of $46k. Thanks in advance.
#933 of 1476 CPO Pricing
Nov 20, 2003 (7:21 pm)
Answering my own question. I've found a number of CPO and non-certified LXs with online prices that are about $5k over what they advertise in the classified section of the LA Times for the exact same vehicle. Maybe there is even more room. I'm going to try to find out...
#934 of 1476 LehighLexus-give it up
Nov 21, 2003 (3:01 am)
At no time did I directly or indirectly refer to you or attempt to cast you as some typical car salesperson. In fact, it was you who first made mention of it. I never attacked you; you took the defensive for some unknown reason. I mentioned my experience at your dealership with another salesperson who you must admit was far from upfront on the issues I pointed out. But rather than taking note of this rather poor treatment and try to correct the situation (such as trying to get me to work directly with YOU to lease/purchase a new Lexus), you preferred to go on the offensive and counter my every comment and observation. So in conclusion I would now have to say yes, you are a typical sleazy car salesperson. Better luck when you find your proper home at a Ford store.
Nov 21, 2003 (8:08 am)
And I don't even need to go back to your other posts.
"At no time did I directly or indirectly refer to you or attempt to cast you as some typical car salesperson" and followed up with-
"you are a typical sleazy car salesperson. Better luck when you find your proper home at a Ford store."
Wouldn't a sleazy car salesman have tried to weasel a deal out of you off here? I am not going to step on the guy's toes who helped you just to give you a better price. If you wanted the better price, you could have called him. That was not the point of the discussion. But, hey, when you do beat everyone up for price and eventually by a Navigator, maybe I'll see you at the dealership . The entire point I tried to point out was go to the dealership, any extra buck you can save will be done there. And I tried to help you, but because it didn't have a price attatched to it, you didn't see it
Good advice about CPO- What I have learned is that CPO's are usually a couple thousand more than KBB used car retail. Anything less would be a good deal. I would tell you a good price, but I honestly don't know. The only thing we have is a 2003 loaded up LX
#936 of 1476 Lx 470 1500 over invoice?
Nov 28, 2003 (5:03 am)
I'VE READ SEVERAL EMAILS ABOUT GETTING A LX 470 FOR ABOUT 1500.00 OVER INVOICE, CAN SOMEONE GIVE A DEALER NAME, SO I MAY BUY ONE FOR A GOOD PRICE. I'M IN VA AND THEY ARE ABOUT 5K OVER INVOICE!! CAN ANY ONE HELP WITH REAL DETAILS. EAST COAST IS PREFERRED BUT WILL GO TO THE WEST COAST TO SAVE 3500.00 THANKS IN ADVANCED!!