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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Car Buying, Sedan
#523 of 592 2005 LS 430
May 03, 2007 (1:49 pm)
'05 LS430, 53k miles, CPO. All the goodies. Laser cruise, Levinson, door closers, laminated side window glass, 18" Chromes, cooled and heated (incl rear) seats, extended ecru leather trim. New Bridgestone Turanzas. Full service history. Lexus extended 100k/3yr warranty. Price to me $38k plus taxes. The mileage is high, but paint if flawless, and with a certified pre-owned warranty for the next 47k miles - I think its a steal. What am I missing?
#524 of 592 Re: 2005 LS 430 [95864ls]
May 03, 2007 (4:02 pm)
I have not been looking at them with that much mileage but it does sound like a decent price.Is it a Ultra sounds like it ?
Two things I would be concerned about;
Your comming up on some pricey services (60K)and you will have to go to the dealer so you keep him happy to deal with the CPO covered issues.
And once you over 50k they seem to take a big hit in price.
JMO but I would rather have a lower mileage 04 that a higher 05.
#525 of 592 Purchased an 04' LS 430 @ an auction
Nov 13, 2007 (4:29 pm)
I recently purchased an 04' LS 430 silver w/black interior Ultra Luxury at a dealers auction in Bordentown NJ. Cost me $28,700. Car had high mileage ( 78k ). But for a car that may easily go 200k + miles, 78k is nothing to worry about.
I got exactly what I was looking for and more. You see.......I already owned a silver with black interior 96 LS 400. And I wanted to step up in luxury by replacing that car with a silver w/black interior LS 430 w/ ultra luxury package. How in the world did I get so lucky, finding my car at an auction? Yeah, there would be many LS 430's there, but that doesnt mean you'll find exactly the car , color and options you want. I know, I know......buying at an auction is a huge risk. But I think it's worth the risk, especially when you find out, the same car you find at someone's used car lot is the same car purchased by that dealer from a dealer only auction. The car hasnt changed, only the cost by the time it gets to a car lot.
Originally I was only able to afford an 02'......but going to an auction allowed me to step up to a newer model. And I'm sure glad I did. I didnt know the 04' had a 6 spd trans, and that previous year models had 5 sp trans.
I love everything about my car. Mark Levinson system,chrome rims, self closing doors and trunk,rear refrigerator,reclining massaging rear seats, back-up camera, voice command nav system, great MPG, smart key access,folding side mirrors,sport and snow selections, 4 auto power windows,rader/laser cruise,whisper quiet, 4 pass heat/cooled seats,computerized message center,parking sensors,one touch open/close roof, drivers's seat extends out for more leg comfort,cornering headlights,headlight cleaners,exterior illumination, interior styling and creature comforts. All of that for under 29k??? I'll take it.
#526 of 592 Re: Purchased an 04' LS 430 @ an auction [mrsincere7]
Nov 24, 2007 (9:29 pm)
Just bought an '03 LS 430 last week. I think it was an ok deal and I really like the car. Bought it from a Lexus dealer for $23,900. Its a certified used car with 47k miles. Black over black with only a few options (heated/ac seats, etc.) Its a one owner car, bought new locally. The dealer was pretty good and gave me $500 more for my trade than I was offered anywhere else to close the deal. The Certification gives me 3 years of warranty or up to 100K miles bumper to bumper. While I was shopping - I never saw a certified LS for under $28,000 so I thought it was a good price. The dealer/salesman were easy to deal with, though they were real firm on the price and didn't throw any extras at me. I suspect that means there wasn't a lot of fat in the deal.
#527 of 592 2004 ls430 buyout
Feb 14, 2008 (5:56 am)
My lease ends in one month on my 2004 Ls430. The car is in perfect shape and has 51,000 miles with no problems. the buyout is $28.5 plus 7% tax. Im considering buying it rather than stepping down to an es350. Is this a good idea?
#528 of 592 Re: 2004 ls430 buyout [phyllis119]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Feb 14, 2008 (7:28 pm)
If you post in Real-World Trade-In Values, an expert can tell you the wholesale value of your car.
Just be sure to include a complete description. Then, you can compare that number to your buyout.
#529 of 592 Re: looking at used02-04 low mile 430's [dandg]
Feb 23, 2008 (3:32 pm)
recently purchased my third (3) vehicle over the net. Experience is what you make of it and dealing with someone you trust. Try MAXIMUM4MINIMUM ask for Ben, I've had nothing but an eellent experieince. FYI - I just purchased a 2004 with Ultra luxry package from him. The vehicle was just as described, actually better!
good luck and save the money you expected!!!
#530 of 592 Re: looking at used02-04 low mile 430's [naconti]
Feb 23, 2008 (5:01 pm)
Hey poster........I too have an 04 with the Ultra Luxury package. Would you mind sharing how much you paid? And what color is your machine? Believe it or not......I still need to get used to my 04. I sold a 1996 LS 400 and I truly miss that car. I didnt realize how much I liked that car, until it was gone. How is that possible considering the options and technology the 04 has over the 96??? I wish I could have kept it. Dont get me wrong, I love my 04, but I think it's still going to take some time getting used to this car. My 1996 LS held up, and proved itself. I cant wait for the same feeling with the LS430.
BTW, both were silver, and I paid 28700 for my LS 430.
#532 of 592 LS430 Ultra - high miles a problem?
Apr 22, 2008 (8:39 am)
I'm looking at 2005 LS430 Ultra's.
Found very clean one for low price here in Canada (less than $29k) but has high miles (80k miles). Best ones I see in US seem to be high 30's (i.e. about $37-38k) with just under 30k miles.
Hassle factor to bring up to Canada from US is big, so wonder what opinion is on higher mileage LS430?
BTW VERY hard to find these in Canada, and Lexus dealers seem to almost never see them - where do they go after lease??