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Lexus RX 330, Car Buying, SUV
#3121 of 3130 Lease info on CPO RX330?
Jan 29, 2008 (4:42 am)
We are heading into negotiations to buy a CPO 2005 RX330, and I am looking for information on leasing through Lexus.
The dealer has it priced at $33,995 which is a fair price based on Edmundís TMV. However, since we really donít need the vehicle until late May, we wonít be purchasing it if we canít get the price down at least a couple $1,000. It has 31,000 miles on the odometer.
Does anyone know what the money factor is for this vehicle or have any information on residuals for a 36-month lease (10,000 or 12,000 miles)? Also, does anyone have any experience with independent leasing companies that they could share?
We live in the Washington, DC metro area. Thanks very much for any information anyone can provide.
#3122 of 3130 Re: Lease info on CPO RX330? [neshdel]
Jan 29, 2008 (6:32 am)
Just a quick comment: I chose to buy a NEW RX 350 which cost $40,000 -- for $6-7k less, why take on someone else's 31k mileage and 2 years of use? I realize that the cash flow for leasing may be different, but the new 350 made more sense to me.
#3123 of 3130 Re: Lease info on CPO RX330? [lexusrxsearch]
Jan 29, 2008 (7:26 am)
Thanks for your comment, lexusrxsearch. I think you make a good point, and buying/leasing a new RX350 is something we are also looking into. I take it you bought, rather than leased, your 350?
This is sort of an atypical purchase for us. We are giving my car to our high school son to use for work and a school internship, and this will be my SUV and also our third vehicle. So this is the first time we've bought without a significant trade-in to use for a down payment, and we are still wrestling with buying (with or without a down payment) versus leasing. We are running lots of numbers.
Acura has some financing deals on new MDX's that we are considering too, to further complicate things.
If anyone has any suggestions, they are welcome!
#3124 of 3130 Approaches on buying a new RX350
Mar 14, 2008 (5:26 am)
Based in the Washington DC metro area, I am looking to buy a new RX350 FWD in the next 3-6 weeks. I am wondering: 1) whether to make the initial contact in person by walking into a dealership or use an online price quote service to get the dealers to contact me; 2) whether to reveal my color of choice early on. There are 2-3 colors that I have in mind. For example, if I were to use an online service, should I provide my #1 color choice or #2/#3? I am no veteran on car buying so it won't take long for the dealer to see that. Thanks in advance.
#3125 of 3130 Re: Approaches on buying a new RX350 [gardening]
Mar 15, 2008 (1:53 am)
I am following in your footsteps-either a heavily optioned Highlander or a mildly optioed FWD RX350. From all the internet research I have done over the last week, they say you should call several dealers-make phone contact with the fleet manager-tell him exactly what and when youn want it- and follow up with fax. You do not want to waste time and meet the salesman or go on a test drive or set around the dealership. This should be an in and out affair after you get the best price for the available vehicle!
#3126 of 3130 2008 RX 350 Lease
Apr 17, 2008 (5:15 am)
I am looking at a 36 month, 12k mile lease in TX. My dealer is quoting 41k MSRP however edmunds is 37,400 MSRP. He said he would do sales price 38k. Good?
I also have a 2005 Rx330 trade with 23k miles and he only wants to give me 23k?
What are others seeing?
#3128 of 3130 Southern California Pricing
May 24, 2008 (7:19 pm)
Looking at a 2009 RX350 with Premium package only. Research I've done on various sites seems to show pricing anywhere between 34.8 and 36.8 before TTL (cardsdirect.com had the lowest). Invoice appears to be around 35.1. Would like to hear what others in the LA/OC area have recently paid. Any info much appreciated!
#3129 of 3130 Deal or no deal on this 2005 RX?
Oct 05, 2008 (7:27 pm)
Car man and community, I'm looking at a 2005 RX AWD CPO with premium plus package, heated seats, rain sensing wipers and 18" wheels at a local Los Angeles dealer with a price of $24,988, mileage is 43,000. Edmunds and NADA pricing around $28k for clean retail so dealer price is already below. Galves "market ready" price is $21,800, which seems to be close to a trade-in value on other sites. What is the maximum price I should try to negotiate? Any suggestions or additional pricing info greatly appreciated
#3130 of 3130 Lexus to Dealer Incentive
Oct 08, 2008 (6:33 am)
Lexus is currently offering a $1000 factory incentive to dealers (until October 31st), which means you can get great deals as of now (this applies to everyone, not just previous Lexus owners). I've confirmed this with several fleet managers. Negotiate away!