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Lexus RX 330, Car Buying, SUV
#1444 of 3130 Re: RX 330 in Washington DC suburbs [sankalp]
Sep 28, 2004 (1:02 pm)
I bought my 2004 RX330 from Lexus of Annapolis last month. I tried Silver Spring and Rockville - both left me dizzy with their antics. Lexus of Annapolis has a great internet department and is very nice to deal with. No gimmicks and competitive pricing. They beat everyone's price for the vehicle we wanted AND they had our specific color. We were in and out in under one hour - they even came to pick us to take delivery of the vehicle!
Here's what we got:
2004 AWD RX330 Premium Plus Bamboo/Ivory
All the goodies:
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)
Paid 37,900 + ttl
My husband keeps it shiny and I get to ride in it alot! (He thinks the car was for him )
#1445 of 3130 Is this a good deal?
Sep 28, 2004 (2:21 pm)
I'd got a quote for a 2005 RX330 FWD, with Premium Plus and Nav. Breakwater blue exterior and light gray interior for $41980 out the door price (includes everything). Is this a good deal? I'm in San Diego area btw.
#1446 of 3130 Re: 2005 RX330 Price Quote [termite]
Sep 28, 2004 (4:52 pm)
Does anyone have any experience with purchasing a Lexus RX330 in the Boston, MA area?
#1447 of 3130 Re: Is this a good deal? [jack20]
Sep 28, 2004 (8:54 pm)
According to Edmunds TMV, a car configured like yours would cost $41,717 before taxes. I would say you are getting a very good deal. Would you mind sharing the dealer's name and more detailed info on additional options and tax/registration fees, so out of state people can get a better idea of how good your deal is? Here in SF, the sales tax is a whopping 8.5%! This translated to $3,630 in sales tax and registration fees for my RX330. In contrast, those lucky buckos in Oregon pay zero sales tax!
#1448 of 3130 Re: [jackieeng]
Sep 29, 2004 (8:16 am)
That doesn't sound right. That is the exact option I saw from one of the cars I saw in the dealer lot when I was looking for mine (one with Premium Plus pkg only). Check out lexus.com. I think they have 5 different "packages" they comes with. Or the dealership web sites sometimes have them too.
#1450 of 3130 Re: Is this a good deal? [gardencar]
Sep 29, 2004 (2:05 pm)
Sure, the dealer is Lexus of Carlsbad. I'm not sure what's the breakdown of different fees and taxes. I think the tax is the same 8.5% here in San Diego, and destination fee about $600? Not sure about other fees. But again, this is just a quote right now, and the sales said they don't have the car yet. So I'll see if they'd honor this when the car gets here and when I go there in person. But no sales tax in Oregon?! Do you think the dealers there raise their prices because there's no tax?
#1451 of 3130 Re: Is this a good deal? [jack20]
Sep 29, 2004 (2:29 pm)
Jack: I'm in SCal too. Invoice price on your 330 is 35741 (this from dealer email near L.A.) This includes delivery fee. Add dealer profit, tx and title and relatively small admin fee from dealer (say $45) and you can compare value of your quote. That same dealer you mentioned above told me over email "I do not work from invoice". I replied, "Too bad." And, I thanked her for the email reply.
I'm guessing you can do much better if you probe Lexus dealers in Orange County and Los Angeles area via email.
I'm guessing you can get under $37K, plus tx,ttl & fee if you are patient and seek out many dealers for quote.
#1452 of 3130 Re: Is this a good deal? [buckeye1]
Sep 29, 2004 (2:44 pm)
Jack: Additional info. for you:
Try email to: Lexus Mission Viejo and Longo Lexus. Ask for their best quote over invoice. Tell 'em when you want to buy, etc.
May be helpful.
#1453 of 3130 Re: Is this a good deal? [buckeye1]
Sep 29, 2004 (3:04 pm)
Thanks buckeye. Btw, can you get invoice prices from the web? I tried edmunds, yahoo, and a few others and so far none showed invoices for the 2005 models and their options. I already put down a deposit over the phone to this dealer, and I wonder how hard it will be if I want to get out of it