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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Car Buying, Sedan
#499 of 592 WOW, Here They Come - OFF LEASE 430's!!!!!
Nov 29, 2006 (11:28 am)
I just did an online check with my Lexus dealer to see what LS430's they have on the lot - they have more than they can get rid of! ...and of course they are asking outrageous prices...
They have 10 USED LS 430's, 5 NEW 2005 LS's & 7 NEW 2006 LS's...all on one LOT!!!
If anybody wants a good deal go to Nalley Lexus Galleria, they would be foolish not to sell any one of those cars to someone that is willing to buy one.
#500 of 592 Just bought 06 LS 430 with Ultra Lux pkg
Dec 26, 2006 (9:55 pm)
I just bought a 2006 LS 430 (10k miles) dealer car (never titled) with all the options (i.e. ultra lux package with dynamic radar cruise control & Pre-collision) for 51k black with (Ecru) interior.
#501 of 592 Buying a 2004 LS430
Jan 16, 2007 (3:08 pm)
I came across a cherry 2004 LS430 with 49000 miles on it at a lexus dealer in buffalo. It does not have the nav system or mark levinson sound. The dealer wants $30k for the car. For an extra $3k he will bring it up CPO standard, which as you know gives me the warranty protection. Edmunds tmv for the car is about $35k. What do you folks think about that type of pricing? Is $3k steep to pay to certify as CPO? they claim it does need work - brakes etc to get it up to CPO standard. The car has a clean car fax and has had all of it service checkups.
#502 of 592 Re: Buying a 2004 LS430 [rindge]
Jan 16, 2007 (7:49 pm)
I'm not familiar with the term CPO. Does the $3K to bring the car up to CPO include the extended warranty? I don't think Lexus will sell you an extended warranty after three years and or 36,000 mile. However, I'm not up to date on their terms. Looks like you have only 1K miles left on the basic car and more on the drive train. I guess, I'm wondering what a reputable private garage/mechanic would charge for the same service as the dealer is willing to provide. I note that Kelly Blue Book for my Area (NM) shows the 2004 LS430 as Retail $$43.8K, Private Party (good condition) $35.9K, and Trade In Value (good)as $30.5K. Good luck. I'm sure you will enjoy the car.
#503 of 592 Re: Buying a 2004 LS430 [rgsw]
Jan 17, 2007 (5:23 am)
CPO is Certified Pre Owned and would provide the car with the Lexus 3 year 100k mile warranty. I'm trying to figure out if it is a godo deal - it seems as if it is.
#504 of 592 Re: Buying a 2004 LS430 [rindge]
Jan 17, 2007 (7:37 pm)
I was thinking that the extended warranty was around $2700 and that was a couple of years back. Sounds like a good deal. I personally would like the extended warranty if I were going to drive the car up to aroung the 100K mile mark or so. Good luck.
#505 of 592 Suggestions on 05 LS 430
Jan 27, 2007 (5:21 pm)
A friend of mine has been offered a Black 2005 LS 430 with the UltraLux package and 44,700 miles for $41900. It has CPO. The service at this dealership is excellent. Overall, the vehicle is clean in the interior and exterior (without any visible dents or scratches). Is it a good price?
#506 of 592 Re: Suggestions on 05 LS 430 [wabends]
Jan 30, 2007 (10:07 am)
sounds like a GREAT PRICE to me. Use the emdunds tmv market vlaue calculator.
#507 of 592 Re: Suggestions on 05 LS 430 [rindge]
Feb 03, 2007 (10:40 am)
Thanks for your input. I will pass it on. The Edmunds TMV concurs with your suggestion.
#508 of 592 CPO rate and dealer incentive
Feb 11, 2007 (11:57 am)
Lexus has a special going for CPO cars whereby customers with top tier credit can get financing at 4.99% for up to 48 months and 5.99% for up to 60 months. When I went to a dealership (which shall remain unnamed) to take advantage of this offer,I heard an unusual story. The F&A guy told me that dealerships are supposed to add up to 1% to the advertised Lexus rate because that is the only way they can make money. He was therefore asking 5.99% for up to 36 months and 6.99% for up to 60 months. Of course, I did not accept his story until I get verification. Is this true? My credit rating is in the top tier.