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Lexus RX 330, Car Buying, SUV
#1427 of 3130 Re: 2004 Lexus RX 330 Purchase [mvandor]
Sep 25, 2004 (7:59 pm)
I have spent about 3 weeks in the research in pricing of my 2005 rx fwd, got the internet quote from all the dealers in Los Angeles and orange county, but I have never got a good price quote from any of them. All the quote they gave me are similar, arround $1200-$1500 above the invoice, and they seem not willing to negoiate the price in email(I think they may afraid I will print out the quote then go to the dearest dealer), u got to pick up the phone to call them, speak with the salesman to get good deal.
#1428 of 3130 recent deals from Park Place or Sewell?
Sep 26, 2004 (10:21 pm)
Did anyone buy 2005 RX from Park Place or Sewell Lexus recently? I am trying to get some idea how much and how hard I need to push before I go there and negotiate. See like the situation is much better in CA. DFW seems to be tough market to get deals on RX330. Only 3 delaerships in the whole DFW area. At least 2 of them sold out on 2004s, and not much 2005 in stock. So far, few visits did not produce any significant deal to bite on.
I would appreciate anyone's input.
#1429 of 3130 Re: recent deals from Park Place or Sewell? [minyi]
Sep 27, 2004 (8:05 am)
#1430 of 3130 Re: recent deals from Park Place or Sewell? [minyi]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Sep 27, 2004 (9:44 am)
Please be patient - you're waiting for someone who a) has purchased a specific vehicle, and b) lives in a specific area - it might take more than 10 hours!
Roving Host & Future Vehicles Host
#1431 of 3130 Re: recent deals from Park Place or Sewell? [kirstie_h]
Sep 27, 2004 (10:48 am)
Update. Just got back from Park Place Lexus, and the price we finally agreed upon was $37,500 on 2005 RX330 with "Premium Plus Package with Additional Options", which follows.
Premium Plus Package with Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) with High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, Roof rails/roof rack. Also includes: Leather-trimmed interior, Power tilt-and-telescopic steering column with memory, Illuminated entry system and Power tilt-and-slide moonroof with one-touch open/close and sliding sunshade.
- Two-level heated front seats (includes rain-sensing variable intermittent wipers and headlamp washers)
- 18-in alloy wheels (235/55VR18 and full-size spare)
- Towing package
- Six-disc CD changer
- Preferred Accessory Package (includes cargo mat and wheel locks)
It's roughly $1,500 over invoice, and the car will be delivered on coming Monday.
I think it is pretty decent deal as long as I watch for some add-on fee like advertising...etc, yet please feel free to comment on the deal. The papers are not signed yet since I haven't got the final "approval" from my wife on the color. No Silver with black available any time soon, which was what we wanted. Looking at White or Bamboo with ivory.
#1432 of 3130 Re: recent deals from Park Place or Sewell? [minyi]
Sep 27, 2004 (11:57 am)
Is this car Front Wheel Drive or All Wheel Drive?
#1433 of 3130 Re: recent deals from Park Place or Sewell? [dogsambam]
Sep 27, 2004 (1:24 pm)
#1434 of 3130 Re: recent deals from Park Place or Sewell? [minyi]
Sep 27, 2004 (5:39 pm)
Hey Minyi sorry it took me a while to get bk to you..too much goin on at once. We got the FWD with exactly what you got except the high density lite, we had read from old threads that people didnt notice much difference & my husband said why pay for an additional thing that will be more costly to replace. We pd $36820 & car will be here in a few days. Very exciting, Park Place in Plano was great to work with, we were in & out in about 1 hr, no high pressure to get any "extras". Sounds like you got a great deal too! Enjoy the car, see ya on Preston Rd!
#1435 of 3130 Re: 2005 RX330 Price Quote [eric2]
Sep 27, 2004 (6:25 pm)
eric2: would you tell me the name of the dealer
and any contact you have. I'd be happy to get
what you got.
#1436 of 3130 Re: recent deals from Park Place or Sewell? [kittylover1]
Sep 27, 2004 (7:03 pm)
Thanks Kittylover1. I just picked one from Sewell, and got home. Guess my price was pretty inline with yours. I got the one with the options I posted earlier for $37,500. Since I got the HID ($500 option by itself), and free tinr ($300), it comes about the same as what you paid I guess. I did liked the Silver with Black, but ended up getting the White with Ivory.
I still feel sorry for the sales person in Park Place. He invested good deal of time and effort, and came up with the pretty competitive deal, but my wife's cousin knew the guy in Sewell, and he beat the deal at the last minute.
For the buying experience-wise, I would recommend both place. Even though there were some hassle working on the price, it was my best car buying experience. I bought Honda, Mercury and Toyota before, but they simply don't cut it.
This was an alternative from 05 Odyssey, and so far, we love it, and my kids love it, and begging us to pick them from school with it. Man... we live only one block from their school.