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Lexus RX 330, Car Buying, SUV
#1870 of 3130 My RX purchase in Arizona
Mar 07, 2005 (8:40 am)
Hope this will be helpful to other potential buyers.
I have purchased a 2005 RX 330 FWD. I will be picking it up today.
This is the substance of the deal:
Base Price $31,881 $36,025
Options 4,990 6,183 (NAV, Premium+,
Destination 650 650
TDA 450 Advertising
Total $37,941 42,858
$ Over Invoice +500
Total $38,471 $4,387 under MSRP
My price $38,471 plus Taxes, Doc($249) & Regist.
What is interesting is that my sales person said the base price ($31,881) includes $720 holdback & $360 for Retail Financial Reserve (whatever that is). When you build a car on Yahoo or NADA sites the base price already includes the holdback and reserve. Now I know how the holdback is reflected in the deal. The Advertising charge was not negotiable but the sales person tinted the front side windows as part of the deal at no extra charge.
The Lexus dealer was pushing very hard for me to take the One Payment Lease. A 3 year lease, the money factor was .00075 (1.8%), residual was 55%. The up front payment (45%) less trade in with a check for the difference. No other payments during the lease period. It was very tempting but I did not take this option.
Good Luck to all on your deal.
#1872 of 3130 Shouldn't post your email address in messages
Mar 07, 2005 (9:45 am)
Just a reminder - don't post your email address in messages as the search engines will index it and you will get on all sorts of spam lists. If other members want to contact you, make your address "public" in your profile.
Also, keeping the discussion HERE rather than in email benefits everyone.
#1873 of 3130 RX400 Speculation?
Mar 08, 2005 (12:50 pm)
Can we get any info on money factors and residuals for 3 and 4-year leases on the RX400h yet? Maybe 12K and 15K miles?
#1874 of 3130 Re: RX400 Speculation? [markrogo]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Mar 09, 2005 (7:08 am)
I see you've found our 400h discussion, and that's the best place to check for responses. You can also visit our Lease Questions discussion for questions about leasing.
Host, Future Vehicles & Smart Shopper discussions
#1875 of 3130 Re: My RX purchase in Arizona [wkoz]
Mar 09, 2005 (6:50 pm)
Hi - I am in arizona and in the process of purchasing the RX330 FWD. Can you please let me know where you are purchasing the vehicle.
#1876 of 3130 Re: My RX purchase in Arizona [tparks]
Mar 10, 2005 (7:41 pm)
Bought my RX 330 in Tucson where I live.
One of the keys to negotiating the deal was...it was at the end of the month and bought a car that was on the lot and took it as packaged.
#1877 of 3130 Wholesale Financial Reserves
Mar 11, 2005 (12:33 am)
From earlier note. The Wholesale Financial Reserves are a 1% holdback of the base MSRP to dealers to cover inventory costs. Applies to all Toyota/Lexus vehicles.
Didn't appear to be a way around the TDA charge of $400+. Dealers insisted this was a real cost (covers all the Lexus commercials that bombard the TV). Surprised they can get away with it, but is good to be king I guess...
#1878 of 3130 Re: My RX purchase in Arizona [wkoz]
Mar 12, 2005 (6:40 am)
Was this an AWD or standard. Great post .. thank you.
#1879 of 3130 Re: My RX purchase in Arizona [jhs4]
Mar 12, 2005 (2:08 pm)
It was a FWD.
Hard to find an AWD in Arizona.