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Lexus RX 330, Car Buying, SUV
#816 of 3130 Finally bought my RX 330 AWD!!!!
Mar 01, 2004 (1:03 pm)
Working with the Lexus Store of Lexington (KY).
2004 RX 330 AWD
Car MSRP: $36,575
With the Premium Plus Package & Destination Charge - Total MSRP: $41,838
Exterior Color: Neptune Blue Mica
Interior Color: Ivory Leather Trim with Golden Bird's-Eye Maple
After a few days of trading prices I got them to $38,000 before taxes.
I also did a trade-in which they eventually got to a fair price. It will have to be a dealer trade for the color I wanted so I didn't think the overall purchase price was bad. A previous post told me to get there so I did.
Never did this alone before but I went in and test drove the car a few weeks ago so the salesman was familiar with me and then I handled the rest of the transaction by fax and phone. It took out the emotion of the purchase (not looking at someone or sitting in a showroom) and I was able to negotiate a little better (at least I think so...).
Thanks for all the info!
Mar 01, 2004 (11:56 pm)
Congratulations on your deal. Sounds very fair, with good trade in and all. My wife and I have the same AWD color combo, Neptune Blue/ Ivory. We really love the car and the uniqueness of the color. Happy and safe driving to you! If you have any driving impressions, questions, or issues, look forward to seeing you on the RX forums.
Mar 02, 2004 (6:35 am)
Congratulations on the purchase of your RX 330. I have the same color combination. I also paid $38,000 for my RX 330. I use Zaino polish on the Neptune blue and what a shine.
#819 of 3130 blazerbeam
Mar 02, 2004 (5:09 pm)
Its a FWD.
#820 of 3130 vetpathologist - Premium Plus, where I bought
Mar 02, 2004 (5:14 pm)
- Premium Plus is indeed as listed on the lexus site.
- Nav.System with rearview camera is a separate package (Code : NV)
- I got the exact color I wanted : Bamboo Pearl.
#821 of 3130 vetpathologist - where I bought??
Mar 02, 2004 (5:15 pm)
I got it in the SF Bay area.
#822 of 3130 finally bought today
Mar 04, 2004 (11:08 pm)
I've spent 3 months buying this car. I'm sure my salesperson is celebrating tonight seeing the end of me. To be fair (to myself) Lexus Lease started writing letters and making phone calls 6 months before the lease-end. They got me all worked up 5 months early.
Bought one with an MSRP of $39,075 for $35950. I won't be calling "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" over the deal; but, I ultimately decided buying local and insuring that very, very nice service relationship was worth the extra 6,7,8 hundred I'd save buying from a dealer half way across the state. I'd say 75% of my Lexus choice is the vehicle, and 25% is great service I've not experienced with any other car.
#823 of 3130 Experience in Central FL
Mar 06, 2004 (2:51 pm)
My last message was deleted for being to "ad"sy... Tidester said he'd put it back when I explained I'm not a salesman or anything... but it hasn't appeared yet, so I'm gonna repost part of it, instead. (Hope that isn't a problem)
For the person in Orlando that was looking for a good place in or around Central FL, I just bought an RX from Lexus of Tampa Bay about 3 weeks ago. Everything was real easy going; took a test drive, then contcted the internet guy through edmunds and he gave me a pretty good offer.
Black w/ Gray Interior
Power Rear Door
Wood Steering Wheel & Shift Knob
HD Alternator and Tranny Cooler (I guess it's a FL thing)
MSRP was $39,363
He offered me $37,000 and I accepted. Ended up paying $38,000 something out the door with taxes and all that. Overall the whole experience was great, we were treated better there than at other "Luxury" dealerships. Good luck with your purchase!
Mar 08, 2004 (2:20 pm)
I was wondering if this is a good price. I was quoted $300 above invoice.
2004 RX330 FWD
Premium Plus Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Quoted Invoice $35,211 + $300 = $35,511
#825 of 3130 fourizonly price
Mar 08, 2004 (6:00 pm)
That price seems pretty good to me based on what I've seen here and what we got.