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Lexus RX 330, Car Buying, SUV
#871 of 3130 This time Houston did good
Mar 22, 2004 (7:29 pm)
I do not have my SUV yet but I have an email saying that WestSide Lexus in Houston would sell me my RX 330 with the following options:
Model: 2004 Lexus RX 330
Exterior Color: Bamboo Pearl
Interior Color: Light Gray
Navigation w/rv camera
18 inch wheels
Heated seats w rain/s wipers
Cargo mat and Wheel lock
for $39,000 +TTL. Also, they would tint my front windows. WestSide is going to provide me for the first 2 years or 25,000 miles of maintenance for free. They only provide for the first 2 years or 20,000 miles of oil changes, at some other dealers and there is a difference. For example WestSide will pay for the 15,000 mile service which is $325, others only pay for the oil and filter change you must pay for the rest. The oil and filter change is a very small part of the charge. So, WeatSide can sell me the car for $39,000 plus tax title and license and I get all of their services with it and no hidden charges.
I didn't want the 18" tires but 4 dealers said that they all are coming with the 18" tire. The cost for a 18" tire is $60 higher and I didn't think it was worth it. The $39,000 is more than $4,000 below MSRP unless I figured wrong. Hope I don't have any of the problems some of you have had.
I want to thank the many emails I have received. They all have helped me. I also want to thank Edmunds for providing this service. It has been a great learning experience.
Mar 22, 2004 (8:11 pm)
What is your MSRP? I think MSRP on your options probably runs around 42+ and less than 43000.00 not sure what the exact amount! if thats the case its less than 4000.00 below MSRP around 3500.00 -
but if the service you are talkign about is really true thats a good service since most of the dealership on have 2 free service 1000 and then the 5000 service! no free oil change after that or free maintenance at all.
let us know
#873 of 3130 Correction on MSRP
Mar 23, 2004 (6:55 am)
I received an email last night from my salesman requesting a call to charge a deposit. I was unable to do this and hope to hear from him this morning. I refigured the cost and think I will be paying $3,630 below the MSRP of $35,175. The MSRP amount I was using included the $625 destination charge. Anyway, I could not have done it without the help of your emails to me. In my email to the salesman I asked that the floor mats and net for the back be included for the $39,000. I could not get this package from the Dallas, Plano, nor Austin dealer.
I hope to pick it up next Wednesday and will email how it ends up.
Mar 23, 2004 (8:23 am)
Congrats. I have heard good things about westside. Enjoy your new Lexus
#875 of 3130 Well, it is almost over.
Mar 23, 2004 (9:00 am)
I was hoping to charge more to my Visa card, I get money back, but $2,000 is all allowed. I should pick up the RX 330 next Tuesday. It should be delivered to the dealer this Sunday. I found out that it was made in Canada but the salesman said that they haven't had any problems with any they have received from the Canadian plant.
#876 of 3130 RX330...Vrrroooom!!!! in Central NJ
Mar 23, 2004 (6:42 pm)
Thanks to all of you who have been posting pricing and negotiating info on this message board. I've been watching the site and was able to benefit from your experiences. In return, I'm posting my purchase info here too, to help future RX 330 owners.
I just closed a deal on a RX 330, Metallic Silver/Black Leather, AWD, Premium Plus Package with heated seats, headlight wipers, tow prep, cargo mat and wheel locks for $38,500 before tax and title (MSRP was $41,838).
My local dealer quoted me $39,176, and I then proceeded to blastfax 6 other dealers within 2 hours drive to get their quotes. I included my preferred color combinations, and told them I wanted to take delivery by 3/31 (the end of Toyota Motor Corp's fiscal year).
Best quote I got was $37,800 on a Bamboo Pearl/Ivory model comparably equipped (2-3 hours away). Obviously an outstanding price. However, I couldn't find a Silver/Black model (which was my preferred choice) anywhere. I kept working with my local dealer, who finally agreed to locate a silver/black combo for me and gave me the $38,500 offer. This dealer will wash your car every Saturday for free (April-Oct), and give you bagels while you wait. My husband said he'd bring both our kids and give me an hour of quiet time on Saturdays -- bonus!!!
So I took the deal. Not an outstanding price, but a good one. Car washes and free time Saturday mornings included gratis!!
As they say in the Mastercard ads, "Some things in life are priceless!"
#877 of 3130 dandg, Northeast dealer
Mar 24, 2004 (11:07 am)
I bought mine from Lexus of Watertown in MA end of Feb. I got >4k off on MSRP. I also had a very pleasant experience without any hassle. PLease let me know if you are still interested and I can gie you the name of the person I dealt with.
#878 of 3130 Great Experience with IRA Lexus, Danvers MA
Mar 24, 2004 (1:34 pm)
Just purchased FWD model Black/Ivory. MSRP 40,438 for 35,700. FWDs almost gone in this area. We wanted Bamboo/Ivory but couldn't find it. Great experience at this dealership. They beat a quote we brought in from another local dealer and we drove the car home 3 days later.
Mar 24, 2004 (3:50 pm)
This seems like a "no-brainer," based on what I've seen on this board already (thanks to all of you who've posted), but thought to run it by all you experienced buyers on the board:
In New England:
Prem Plus Pkg
Htd Sts/Rain Sens Wipers
Cargo Mat/Wheel locks
$37,600 + TTL
Mar 24, 2004 (4:44 pm)
Can you e-mail me the name of the dealer at Watertown? My e-mail addy is drlennoxverizon.net