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#2701 of 3130 Discounts on the RX330 with the RX350 coming soon and clearing inventory?
Feb 22, 2006 (9:22 pm)
Just wondering if anyone has received any steep discounts on the 2006 RX 330 models with the 2007 coming soon. I just visited the dealer here in Chicago and they mentioned they are going to start clearing their inventory and possibly could be offering firesale deals. I'm interested in the Premium Package and heated seats which invoices for just above $36K and MSRP roughly $41K, only problem is the inventory they have includes more bells and whistles than I need. I know a friend of mine picked up a steeply discounted Land Rover Discovery and way below invoice when they came out with the LR3. I'm hoping that might be the case with Lexus. Any thoughts or experiences would be appreciated. I figure the best deal would be after the 2007's arrive and they still have 2006 inventory but don't know if I can wait that long.
#2702 of 3130 Re: Discounts on the RX330 with the RX350 coming soon and clearing inventory? [tsmiejek]
Feb 23, 2006 (10:27 am)
<<Just wondering if anyone has received any steep discounts on the 2006 RX 330 models with the 2007 coming soon. I just visited the dealer here in Chicago and they mentioned they are going to start clearing their inventory and possibly could be offering firesale deals. I'm interested in the Premium Package and heated seats which invoices for just above $36K and MSRP roughly $41K, only problem is the inventory they have includes more bells and whistles than I need. >>
I just picked up my 2006 Neptune Blue RX330 last night from Lexus of Massapequa. The lease on my 2003 RX330 from the 2002 "December to Remember" (the end of the 300's) was up at the end of March. The vast majority of the 330's in inventory had the "Premium Plus Package with Additional Options":
Premium Plus Package with Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) with High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, Roof rack with rails. 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)
- In-dash, single-feed, six-disc CD auto-changer
- 18-in alloy wheels (235/55VR18 and full-size spare)
- Towing prep package
- Cargo mat
- Wheel locks
The MSRP is $43,403 and I got them to do the deal at $38,537 (probably could have gotten them lower) plus $600 doc fee. Invoice on the car according to Edmunds is $38,015 and TMV (which I assume hasn't been adjusted yet for the 350's coming out) is $40,854.
I rolled everything including the sales taxes but not the 1st month payment and plates into the monthly payment with a money factor was .00109 (either due to President's Day or the 350's but was good for any delivery date before 2/28) and a residual of 57%.
The salesman said the 350's would be out in mid to late March and was taking orders, but they wouldn't have final money factors and residuals until the 1st week of March. He said the residual should be about 70%.
He also said the word on the 400's was they weren't selling due to the price differential. Lexus is looking to bring out a few new hybrid models for 2007, so they may need to start moving the 2006 400's.
If you want an '06 330, now is good time.
#2703 of 3130 Re: Discounts on the RX330 with the RX350 coming soon and clearing inventory? [soccerpws]
Feb 24, 2006 (9:33 pm)
Thanks for the info. I think the dealer I've been working with is sticking a little tight. Quoted me $38,700($42,093MSRP) for the following:
Heated Front Seats/Rain-Sensing Wipers
6 CD changer
Towing Prep package
Since you're getting about $1,300(MSRP) more in options for less than my quote, I think there's definitely room to negotiate. Who's kidding, I'd love to get it at or below invoice but I'll just have to wait and see. I'm in no rush so that could help too. I'm talking with some other dealers tomorrow so hopefully I'll get it down. But much appreciated feedback and thanks for the info. One specifically mentioned they are trying to clear inventory now, so maybe they'll be willing to deal a little better.
#2704 of 3130 RX330 Pricing vs RX350 Pricing
Feb 25, 2006 (12:28 pm)
Was talking with a dealer in Memphis this week about purchasing a Lexus RX... some 2005 models are available in the $34k range (dealer loaners rolling out of service), but they then offered me a "new" one for 37,700, which includes the basic premium pkg) (MSRP $42,090). I am wondering if they were referring to a 2006 RX330 or a 2007 RX350 when they made this offer. Is it likely that they'd let a 2007 out the door for 37,700?
#2705 of 3130 RX350 XM SAT Radio
Feb 26, 2006 (11:23 pm)
Buying 2007 rx350 with Sat Radio. Lexus site refers to a "Sat ready" radio. Dealer will install radio. What will I get-an add-on type or fully intergrated like most other brands?
#2706 of 3130 my quote
Feb 27, 2006 (5:18 pm)
got a quote for an AWD RX 330 with Nav.
(I believe only option I didn't get is the rear dvd thing.)
MSRP $45595, quote $40966.
Got from the dealer in Brooklyn, NY. Salesman I deal with is good, not pushy, let me take my time, not much back and forth in prices.
No extra doc fees (but of course the registration and stuffs and tax are extra). May not be the best price, but I guess its decent, right ??
Since they don't have my color combo, they're trying to locate a car for me. They said it should take a wk or less.
I put down a deposit already, keeping my fingers crossed.
#2707 of 3130 Price for Extended Warranty on RX330
Mar 01, 2006 (11:55 am)
We were offered the platinum care extended warranty on a 2005 RX330 with no deductible for the following prices:
6 yrs/70,000 miles $1575
7 yrs/75,000 miles $2000
6 yrs/100,000 miles $2025
7 yrs/100,000 miles $2375
Are these prices fixed or negotiable, and has anyone payed less?
#2708 of 3130 '06 rx330 vs '07 rx350?
Mar 03, 2006 (7:06 am)
I was thinking about getting an 06 330 awd with nav but the more and more i read about the '07 350 i am tempted to get one of those. Do you think they are going to move on the price on an '07 like they have been on '06's? Ideally i would like an 07 AWD with nav for about $40k or $41k, is that unreasonable?
#2709 of 3130 Re: '06 rx330 vs '07 rx350? [mcreston]
Mar 04, 2006 (12:36 pm)
went and drove both an AWD and FWD 350 today. Can't really say i could justify the AWD here in Texas. What do you all think i can get a FWD 350 with premium plus and nav for? The sticker is $45183 of the one that i looked at? I know there is about $5500 difference in the sticker and invoice on the '06 models, can anyone vouch for that being true on the '07s? Thanks for all the help
#2710 of 3130 price for 06 rx330
Mar 06, 2006 (3:37 pm)
dealer located a car for me (AWD, 18 in wheel, with nav and rear dvd system) I guess pretty much fully loaded.
MRSP is $47593, my price is $42466.
after tax, registration, and everything is $46260.
any comments ?? Is it good, decent, bad ??