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Lexus RX 300, SUV
#8826 of 9498 Is this a good price?
Jan 24, 2006 (8:48 pm)
for a 1999 RX-300, 50,000 miles, single owner. Has sunroof, rack, cd-changer, leather seats.
Dealer has given a take-it or leave it price of $16,900.
Couple of paint chips near the front grill. few paint chips on the front and rear bumper which the dealer will take care of. and of course the 'D' light bulb has blown (that he is not gong to replace)
Interior is exceptionally clean. It feels like no-one has sat in the car. Dealer says an old man owned the car, who brought and serviced it meticulously at the same dealer and now traded it in for a new lexus. Dealer even showed me the complete serice history from the Lexus service database.
I drove the car around the dealers lot in the dead of the night at 9:30pm and could not find one single unusual noise coming from anywhere in the vehicle.
Is this OK? Should I go for it?
#8827 of 9498 Re: Is this a good price? [chikoo]
Jan 24, 2006 (8:57 pm)
I would want a lot more than a spin around a dealer's parking lot. Take it out on the road!
#8828 of 9498 test drive
Jan 24, 2006 (9:11 pm)
I will take a drive. Absolutely.
But what do you think about the price?
I don't want to pursue if it is not worth it.
I somwhow like the dealer and trust him because he refused to sell 2 other RX-300s on his lot since they were not without some "mechanical" issues. He indicated that he will sell them to local "ace imports and the like" but not to an individual person because he does not want a disgruntled customer. and by the way, this dealer is the worlds #1 Lexus dealer.
#8830 of 9498 Re: Blown Fuse [mikey00]
Jan 25, 2006 (10:00 am)
Yes. My headlights and tailights are ok; just the dash panel lights are out. Large blue display screen and speedo/tac/fuel/temp cluster are also ok.
#8831 of 9498 Re: Is this a good price? [chikoo]
Jan 25, 2006 (8:38 pm)
I think the price is a little high. For not much more (21-25K), you should be able to pick up a 2001 or 2002 RX300 which may still be under the original powertrain warranty. Some good updates were available on the 2001 like HIDs, larger gas tank, LATCH, VSC to name a few.
#8832 of 9498 OK....how about this one
Jan 27, 2006 (9:19 am)
2001 RX-300, 47000 miles, Certified Pre-Owned
6-cd, leather & sunroof.
Asking price of dealer $23,788
Is there any wiggle room here?
#8833 of 9498 Re: OK....how about this one [chikoo]
Jan 27, 2006 (3:12 pm)
Should be we picked up a 2000 AWD with the upgraded stereo with 38,000 in 2003 for $24,000. offer less meet somewhere in the middle.. Good luck... Matt
#8834 of 9498 Re: OK....how about this one [chikoo]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 27, 2006 (7:05 pm)
True Market Value works for certified vehicles too, but doesn't go back that far. But you can appraise it and then kick in some for the certification.
Appraise a used car before you buy.
#8835 of 9498 very good....
Jan 30, 2006 (11:44 am)
how much should I kick in for certification?