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#1865 of 3073 New 2006 GS 300 price
Apr 02, 2005 (9:26 pm)
I currently drive a 2004 RX 330. I have had two Lexus' prior to my RX330 including a 2001 GS300. I am quite impressed with the new GS300 and would like to buy one by the end of the year. I have been reading forums here and at Club Lexus. I have a problem thinking that people are paying list for the new GS300. There is over a $6500 difference between the invoice and the MSRP on the base GS300 prior to adding options. With options the MSRP over invoice can go up over another $1000. If I remember there is also a 2% to 3% holdback for Lexus dealers. I feel that Lexus has really increased their % difference between invoice and MSRP on the GS300 when considering the % of difference with previous models. Anyone who will pay list for a Lexus GS300 will get hit big time in the future when they go to trade it in. I would think that within the next six months the hype will die down and there will be $3000 to $4000 discounts off the MSRP. If not then it will happen when the GS330 is released. This has been true with the RX330 and the prior GS300. Considering what Lexus Dealers want to give for a Lexus trade-in I for one feel the $6500 + over invoice is excessive. As long as there are those who will pay it they will continue to get it. I am capable of buying a new GS300 now at MSRP but I for one feel Lexus is being excessive in the % of profit they feel they should get. I will continue to be a Lexus owner but feel I can put off getting my new GS.
#1866 of 3073 Re: New 2006 GS 300 price [indiana97]
Apr 03, 2005 (1:24 am)
I live in Southern California and got a quote today from an LA area dealership for $2000 below MSRP. Is that a decent price for this area? I was wondering if anyone had luck getting it for any less in SoCal.
#1867 of 3073 Re: New 2006 GS 300 price [tinypoem]
Apr 03, 2005 (10:53 am)
Tinypoem: What so. Cal dealership can you recommend that quoted you $2,000 below MSRP?
Apr 03, 2005 (11:19 am)
Sheehy Lexus in Annapolis, Maryland will make a deal..try it.
#1869 of 3073 Re: New 2006 GS 300 price [bartalk3]
Apr 03, 2005 (11:58 am)
Longo went $2000 below. Also, as mentioned earlier in a this thread, Westminster is quoting $1500 off MSRP right off the bad in an email blast sent to me. Im wondering if anyone is willing to do any better though.
#1870 of 3073 Re: New 2006 GS 300 price [tinypoem]
Apr 03, 2005 (3:12 pm)
Longo is the biggest Lexus dealer in the country, no?
#1871 of 3073 option packages - special order?
Apr 03, 2005 (4:36 pm)
According to several dealers in the San Francisco Bay Area, 2006 GS 300 come in three levels:
#1 No NAV,
#2 Mark Levinson sound and NAV, and
#3 Mark Levinson sound, NAV, and upgraded wheels.
I went to the Oakland dealer today and noted the window sticker prices and options for the first 2 levels as follows....
#1 No NAV
+ $525 automatic rain wipers
+ $210 rear sun shade
+ $1,000 sun/moon roof
+ $200 vented seats
+ $59 cargo net
+ $69 trunk mat
+ $66 wheel locks
+ $650 delivery & handling
= $45,679 MSRP
#2 Mark Levinson sound and NAV
$45,679 (level #1 above)
+$ 4,030 Mark Levinson w/Nav
+$ $500 Parking Assist sonar
= $50,209 MSRP
What really sucks is that all the dealers I spoke with say I cannot get the NAV systems without also upgrading to the Mark Levinson sound system, "they just don't come that way". The standard sound system with 10 speakers is plenty good enough for me. I don't need 14 speakers. The problem is, my wife really wants the NAV system. According to the Lexus website and brochoures, the NAV system w/ parking assist should be available for $2,250 MSRP rather than paying $4530 ($4,030 ML&NAV + $500 Parking assist).
Has anyone tried special ordering a GS300? If I special order, will I weaken my negotiating position - end up paying full MSRP?
Thank you for any advice in advance!
Apr 03, 2005 (5:35 pm)
You can factory order a Lexus GS any way you want it. Dealers don't want to do this, but it can be done if you find the right dealer. it may take 3 months or even a bit longer, but you can have it equipped as you want it. I asked a local dealer whether I could order the NAV w/o the M.L. and she said fine. Don't know whether that would weaken or strengthen your price negotiations.
#1873 of 3073 Re: option packages - special order? [otguy]
Apr 03, 2005 (8:15 pm)
Found a similar situation at the Dallas dealers. Bought my GS that "stickered" at $50,360 equipped with the Mark Levinson, etc. In trying to deal with my sales person I was initially confused, too. Their GM's explanation was that for the first few months the GS will be delivered to them in the "packages" you were told about. For special orders it will take 3 months or so to get your car. It appears he was shooting straight inasmuch as that's the only way I've seen any of them equipped. It's kinda' a "loaded" or "unloaded" choice, initiall.
Incidentally, though, we LOVE the car. Our biggest problems are associated with the fact that it's soooo computerized we're having a hard time grasping everything it'll do! The regular manual is over 600 pages, and then there's the GPS manual that's about 200 more! I've read through the things 3 times now and am STILL struggling. Making a list of questions to get answered when I go back to the dealer for my permanant tags.
#1874 of 3073 Re: New 2006 GS 300 price [bartalk3]
Apr 03, 2005 (8:23 pm)
Actually, just got better pricing from another LA area dealership for more than $3000 off MSRP. Will probably get it there.