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Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 330, Sedan
#1919 of 5443 Lexus Ext Warranty
Dec 13, 2001 (9:37 am)
I picked up my 2002 ES 300 this week. Great car-obviously.
One thing I learned that I did not know before, so I pass it along. You can buy the Lexus extended warranty at any time up to 36k miles or 3 years, whichever is earlier...if you wait, you pay the same price as someone who was buying a new es300 that day...so I can't figure that there is any reason to buy the warranty today. Of course, the price will be higher, but the increase is not based on the fact that they are now "insuring" a new car.
Dec 13, 2001 (10:45 pm)
I hope you enjoy your new ES300. Please keep us informed as you drive the vehicle for a while as to how you like it. Advise us if you experience the noise problem that has been talked about in the previous posts. What color did you get? Thanks.
#1921 of 5443 2002 ES 300 selling price?
Dec 14, 2001 (9:06 am)
Any idea on the selling or drive-out price of a new 2002 ES 300 with premium package in the Houston, TX area? Thanks.
#1922 of 5443 Extended Warranties for 2002 ES300??
Dec 14, 2001 (10:07 am)
Has anyone out there got a source for a Lexus dealer willing to deal on the price for an extended warranty? A good friend just bought the 2002 ES-300 and his selling dealer is asking $1400 for the top end warranty (100,000 miles, 7 years).
#1923 of 5443 Extended Warranty
Dec 14, 2001 (11:47 am)
The 7-year/100,000 Platinum extended warranty covers everything (as opposed to the Gold version which covers most things). The "list" price of this with no deductible is $1660 for the ES 300. Note it was $1375 for the 2001 model.
So, $1400 is still s decent deal. I will get one when my car arrives in January. I negotiated a price of $1200.
Although I will get the warranty at the dealer I bought the car from, you can get the warranty from any dealer. Shop around and make the dealers compete for your business.
Dec 14, 2001 (1:55 pm)
Who is the manager to talk to about extended warranties? (sales? service?)
Dec 14, 2001 (2:24 pm)
I think it's the business manager (the guy who handles financing, leasing, etc.). I don't recall his title. But it's definitely not the sales or service manager.
#1926 of 5443 Lenscap - extended warranty
Dec 15, 2001 (5:33 am)
Is the dealer who's offering you your Platinum warranty at $1200 interested in selling another at that price for a 2002 ES300 (locals aren't moving much off list here in DC area)? If so, could you email me or post his name & number and I'll refer my friend who's looking to him/her. If not, I understand.
#1927 of 5443 2002 ES Factory Order
Dec 15, 2001 (9:37 am)
I factory ordered my 2002 ES in Sept and heard that it will be arriving in the next few weeks. I ordered the car in Starlight Pearl with the Mark Levinson Stereo,AVS, and most of the other features with the exception of the Navigation system which I did not want. I will give a full review of the car after I get it and have driven it for a period of time.
Dec 15, 2001 (7:09 pm)
I got the silver with ML and Nav. I've got about 500 miles on it now. I have not heard the "sound"--but you can hardly hear anything in this car, including the engine. The stereo is great and the NAV is very interesting..I have yet to use it when I really "needed" it (as opposed to just showing off.)
I was most impressed with all of the safety features, including a brake pedal that crushes at a certain force. The car feels very heavy and sturdy in a very safe sort of way.
The rain sensing wipers seem to work appropriately, as opposed to at least one other message here suggesting that they seemed to come on late.
My only "complaint" is that when you shut the engine off, and the moonroof has been open, it does not automatically close--(or maybe I just haven't figured out how)--In my Camry, it would close whenever the engine shut off.
There are some really cool features, like hold the unlock button on your key remote control for several seconds and all of the windows and the moonrool open...That would be great at you approach the car on a very hot day.
I imagine that the biggest "complaint" you will see are accidents arising out of playing with the NAV or audio controls on the finger touch screen..very easy to get distracted, even though many (but not all) of the NAV programming features actually are not available when you are moving.