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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Car Buying, Sedan
#484 of 592 Re: 2006 LS 430 Closeouts... [minnesota95]
Jul 23, 2006 (1:27 pm)
On the 14th the Internet Department called to say he could offer $13K off sticker for an Ultra...if I could do the deal by the 15th. (Evidently the quotas are on the 15th as well as the end of the month). However, when we went over the numbers, it turned out it was around $11.2K off sticker. Since I'm not in a rush to buy and haven't yet firmly decided to buy or wait for the new model, I passed. I'll most likely receive a call at the end of the month. For your situation, $11K off the Custom sounds like a pretty good deal. I don't know if your trading or buying outright, but if you're trading, they will probably find a way to make up the difference. Also note, although the Lexus website states they have some sort of advantageous finance program, they would not quote it over the phone and told me they typically do not discuss financing until a deal has been reached. I found this strange. (I don't know if I will finance or not, but if the deal is low enough, it might be worth it. GM is offering 0% and invoice pricing on nearly every vehicle...granted Lexus is not GM!). I told him that I've driven the LS, like it and wasn't going to drive over there just to get the rate. I let him know that if I enter the dealership again, it's to pick up the car. He called me back and said depending on credit score, financing rates start around 7.5% and confirmed that's the Lexus deal...not the dealer deal. That sounds exhorbidant to me and I'm sure that the closer we get to the launch of the 460, the deals will get much better. FYI, the salesman let it slip that there was a $2,500 factory incentive on the car. I'm sure that's why were both getting similar prices in different parts of the country. I still feel that the fully loaded models (Custom and Ultra) aren't selling well in this market environment. Those of us that like all the gadgets know that the 460 will be raising the bar and be including many of the optional gadgets as standard fare. So, I'm holding out for now. There's two other cars I'm considering: The Cadillac DTS and the 2007 Lincoln MKX. The problem with the Cadillac is that the salespeople are such ninnies, that they don't even know what they have in inventory. They try to put you in the situation where the salesman keeps running back and forth to the manager and tries to let you think he's doing you a favor. I don't fall for that junk...especially when they have sooooo many in inventory. At the dealership I visited, you have to walk car to car to find one with the features you want. Also, the Internet department was vacant. The guy quit and emails go unanswered. No wonder GM is in such trouble...the dealerships are inadequate. The Lincoln MKX is a totally different car...a Navigator interior on a car chassis. Since I'm a golfer, I like the extra rear space. But the options are not finalized yet. You can go to the Lincoln website and see it. It's not an LS, but it offers a lot of space, promises a smooth ride and has a lot of gadgetry.
#486 of 592 2005 LS 430 Ultra
Sep 07, 2006 (5:46 am)
I have found a new 2005 LS 430 Ultra still on my dealers lot and would like to know what price goal I should go after. Since they offer 10k off before even knowing I was interested I am thinking at least 15-20k. Does anyone have any helpful info? Car_man?
#487 of 592 Re: 2005 LS 430 Ultra [mr2ryan83]
Sep 07, 2006 (7:28 pm)
Well, my opinion would be around $12K. I don't think there's $20K margin in there for the dealer.
#488 of 592 How much for a base LS430 in Massachusetts
Sep 13, 2006 (11:58 am)
I would like to make an offer on a black LS430 with the list price of $59,700. How much are people paying for such cars in Massachusetts/New Hampshire/Connecticut/Rhode Island?
#489 of 592 Re: How much for a base LS430 in Massachusetts [dano15]
Sep 21, 2006 (9:08 am)
With the new LS460 due in less than a month, you should not pay more than invoice which is about $51,100.
#490 of 592 Re: How much for a base LS430 in Massachusetts [dano15]
Sep 28, 2006 (8:09 am)
Dano15, I hear my local dealer is trying to get rid of their remaining LS430's for $1k under invoice (without breaking a sweat) - call me crazy, but any car on a dealers lot can go for 3% under invoice and still make a little profit for the dealer. Is this true (anyone)? I'm willing to bet you can get $2k to $3k under invoice faily easily right now...Did you buy, yet? Please share your experience.
#491 of 592 Current LS 430 Pricing ??
Oct 25, 2006 (1:12 pm)
Now that the 460 is here, anyone got any good ideas on the selling price of new, leftover LS 430? List 64k...with nav, modern lux, etc.. Thanks.... In SE US if possible, all comments welcome...
#492 of 592 Re: Current LS 430 Pricing ?? [fin]
Oct 26, 2006 (10:04 am)
Man, I have been checking this board E V E R Y F R E A K ' N day! When is someone going to make a post that the bought an 06 LS for $3k under invoice???? My local dealer has 2 '05's and 4 '06's that he can't seem to move. I'm tempted to offer $3k under invoice (depending on the respective vehicle) but I'm actually afraid he'll take it....how low can you go and who has gone there??? Please let us know if you got off the lot with a "new" LS430 under invoice and by how much
#493 of 592 Re: Current LS 430 Pricing ?? [fin]
Nov 13, 2006 (6:51 am)
Fin, I guess no-one is interested in the 430 anymore, now that the 460 is here, even with the higher price tag. My local dealer has an 2006 430 DEMO on the lot with the (OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT PKG PT MODERN LUX PKG 4-SPK WD/LTH-TRIM STR WHL HTD RR STS INTUITIVE PARK-ASSIST MARK LEVINSON AUD SYS NAV SYST W/RR CAMERA/BLUETOOTH 2006 LS430 DEMO) And that is straight off the largest auction website in the world, use area code 30152 and 25 miles radius. It's double listed and being "offered" at approx $2400 above INVOICE (still too much).
The timing is not right for me, but could be in a few weeks, but I think 10% or even 12% below invoice is a fair purchase price since this car has over 6000 miles on it. MSRP on this 430 is $64320, Invoice is $55611, I would think $48 or $49k is a fair price. Comments welcome, what do you think?