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Lexus RX 300, SUV
#2347 of 9498 aslaw - pricing
Jun 28, 2001 (12:47 pm)
The dealership was in Thousand Oaks, CA. I had tried to get the RX from Kearny Mesa Lexus in San Diego (where I purchased my '99 GS 300) but on a 2001 AWD RX w/ nav, they only offered a $2500 discount. On non-nav systems, they offered a $3500 discount. The deal offered by Thousand Oaks was substantially better. We went in to that dealership with numbers from Carsdirect.com, which priced the RX (w or w/out NAV at invoice).
As my earlier post stated, the dealer first offered $1000 over invoice for any NAV RX, and $500 over for any non-NAV. After showing them the carsdirect price, they offered to take off another $200. They seemed to be a really aggressive dealership, so getting a good price shouldn't be difficult. Just tell them you're also considering a MDX, ML, or X5...there's too much competition for them not to deal.
#2348 of 9498 Thousand Oaks Lexus
Jun 28, 2001 (6:01 pm)
Thanks for the info on this dealer. *Very* coincidentally (lucky me!), I am in the market for an RX300 and TOL is on my list of dealers to contact. I've been dealing with Lexus of Valencia and just today, they basically insulted me with their trade-in offer (and *still* wanted over $1000 over invoice for it.) After reading your post, I see there's a trip to TO in my future....
It's hard to believe they didn't want to accept my offer, it being the month's/fiscal quarter end, and all. Perhaps their volume has been high...
#2349 of 9498 RX300 Price
Jun 28, 2001 (7:42 pm)
I would like to know if any has purchased an RX300 recently w/ Premium Plus Package in Chicago/St. Louis/Kansas City area and how much they had to pay for it. Thanks.
#2350 of 9498 Thousand Oaks Lexus - ravl
Jun 28, 2001 (9:47 pm)
Glad the post helped. Our salesperson (named Ella) was very persistent and anxious to sell the car, but very good. You may want to speak to her to get the same deal. Additionally, the price they offered for our trade-in was very surprising, as it was near full blue book value! Best of luck.
#2351 of 9498 Thou.Oaks Lexus
Jun 29, 2001 (6:16 am)
I must say, I was taken aback at the same strategies used at many dealers being used by Lexus. When he quoted me $1500 under blue book for my car, I was very surprised and disappointed that Lexus would play the typical mind games. He kept trying to convince me that the fact the RAV4 has been restyled hurts the saleability of my '99 model. He also used incorrect information to arrive at the trade in price. When he showed me the computer screen, I had to adjust various inputs he did incorrectly to (amazingly) arrive at a lower trade in value. I also questioned why KelleyBlueBook didn't reflect the 'harmful' body restyle in their pricing of my trade in. He couldn't answer me.
In retrospect with a night of sleep, he prolly did me a favor as my vehicle is worth just a tad more than the $l4,000 he quoted me. We sunk some bucks into making this RAV look awesome (added one of a kind chromes and aftermarket leather) and I'm not about to let this guy steal my car from me. They had another generic RAV on the lot--no fancy trims or anything and their sticker was over $20K. Yet he sat inside and told me he wasn't going to be able to sell my car for more than $l6,000. So, either he's telling me to offer $4k less on any sticker they have, or he wants to steal my car and then sell it and look good because his profit is so high.
Problem is, we're going to sell our own car, go in and demand the exact same pricing for the new car with no chance for them to make money on my existing car. They just shot themselves in the foot and it's going to cost them a couple grand in profit because of it.
Again, thanks for posting that info. The coinkydink was truly remarkable as I had *just* gotten home from the dealer and pulled up this list and the only new posting was yours talking about your deal at TO Lexus.
I believe in "meant to be's" and this sure seems like one...
Jun 29, 2001 (7:33 am)
I am looking at all types of SUV's and on the road I have noticed the RX. What stands out is the glass, how it looks colored. Does anyone know whether this is a standard feature or if it's part of a special package when you order an RX? If anyone has any info on the colored glass please share!
Jun 29, 2001 (8:35 am)
Does anyone know about future updates for the RX, especially for next year???
#2354 of 9498 glass - by suvfan4
Jun 29, 2001 (9:14 am)
The green tint is standard on all RX-300's as is the water-repellant driver and passenger front windows which shed water and simply do not let it "bead". I too was originally drawn to the tint color but found many more reasons (what honey, the tint isn't a good enough reason?) to purchase one in the end.
#2355 of 9498 Hey you wiseguys please answer this one
Jun 29, 2001 (10:06 am)
I'm ready for my 15000 mile service and my Lexus dealer quoted me a price of $675. I then called a Toyota dealer and they said they'd do the same service for $230! They told me I would not run into any warranty problems by using toyota, and it is the IDENTICAL SERVICE SCHEME. So far my rx has been perfect, absolutely zero problems. What do you suggest I do. I'm tempted to call my service rep at Lexus and try to negotiate their price down. At lexus I would get a free loaner and a nicer waiting room, with a better class of people (a joke). But the toyota folk say It'll only take 2.5 hours. BTW, they told me the only difference is the RX uses a different fluid (than the highlander) somewhere in the 4wd system.
Jun 29, 2001 (10:57 am)
$675 to me is too much. Is the different fluid the cooling fluid? I noticed on my RX300 that it is kind of red, not typically greenish. A nicer waiting room plus a free rental still isn't worth that much extra. If me, I'd make sure service by Toyota will not void the Lexus warranty, then go to Toyota.