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Lexus GX 470, Car Buying, Car Leasing, SUV
#266 of 1157 August 17th Detroit area Lexus dealers previewing the 2005 GX 470
Aug 10, 2004 (5:26 am)
I just spoke with a local Lexus dealer in Detroit who will be going to a seminar put on by Lexus on August 17th. I will find out and post what they tell me.
Question for the group:
1. Is there a way to hook up my iPod to the lexus that doesn't involve a cassette tape or FM radio transmission? I want to have a direct connection so that the input is cleaner while keeping all controls of the iPod on the iPod itself.
2. Is XM or Sirrius (sp?) sat radio available from Lexus, or do I have to go aftermarket?
3. Has anyone compared the Infiniti QX 56 to the GX 470? I know that it is a bit of apples and oranges, but they both would fit in my garage.
#267 of 1157 Re: Looking to Buy in MD [shoppingmd]
Aug 10, 2004 (6:53 am)
I was told the same thing by Lexus of Rockville.
In my opinion, the improved engine that will be in the 2005 is worth waiting for. However, if the price on the 2005 is non-negotiable as the "end of tax year" buyers flood the market (as was the case in the DC area last December), it may be very tough to get a good deal.
Let me know if you find out anything different. I'm tempted to get an order in early at an out of town dealership that will give a decent discount on a 2005 in advance. For whatever reason, Florida and California dealers appear to be discounting the GX470 by as much $5,000. Hopwefully I can find something a little closer, assuming I go with the GX.
#268 of 1157 Re: August 17th Detroit area Lexus dealers previewing the 2005 GX 470 [jim10]
Aug 11, 2004 (5:14 am)
Might want to try the Owners Club- Lexus board. They should have lots of info on those questions. Goodluck
#269 of 1157 Where is the Owner's Club-Lexus Board
Aug 11, 2004 (1:24 pm)
Where is this owner's board? Is it here on Edmunds?
#270 of 1157 Re: Where is the Owner's Club-Lexus Board [jim10]
Aug 13, 2004 (6:29 am)
Look on the left of screen, Browse by board, select Owners clubs. Goodluck
Aug 13, 2004 (7:09 am)
It looks like my earlier reply to you got zapped in our software upgrade.
Presently, our Lexus Owners Clubs only has discussions related to the RX300 and LS.
#272 of 1157 Tax Implications purchasing cross state lines
Aug 20, 2004 (10:10 am)
Hello, very interested in the GX as well. Appears many are purchasing from states other than their primary residence. What are the sales tax implications and/or rules and regulations? And particularly if there are any that may have purchased in CA or OR and live in WA. Thanks.
#273 of 1157 Re: Tax Implications purchasing cross state lines [gina6]
Aug 20, 2004 (2:16 pm)
I just purchased a car out of state. In my neck of the woods (Washington DC) many people who live in Maryland buy in Virginai and vice-versa. Living in DC, we had no choice to buy out of state, since there aren't many auto dealers in DC proper. In the local region, the dealer takes care of collecting the sales tax of the state the car will be permanantly registered in and files for your taxes and tags.
Since we bought outside the local area (Pennsylvania) the dealership did not collect any sales tax. We got a 60 day temporary PA tag and had to pay sales tax when we permanantly registered the car in DC. A little more paperwork, but quite easy and no double taxation, if that's what you are worried about.
#274 of 1157 Re: Tax Implications purchasing cross state lines [gina6]
Aug 22, 2004 (1:19 pm)
Hey Gina6----I live in Indianapolis and have purchased both new and used vehicles out of state in the last year. I bought a year old Lexus LS430 Ultra from a Lexus dealer in Utica, Michigan and a new VW Touareg from MAG in Dublin,Ohio. each was a little different,but both were simple and easy. In Ohio.the dealer did not collect sales tax,so I paid it in Indiana when I titled the vehicle. However, in Michigan, the dealer collected the sales tax so I did not have to pay any when I titled the car. Hope this helps!
Aug 30, 2004 (6:48 am)
Am about to pick up GX470 with NAV/ML, 3rd Row Seat, Cargo Mats, Wheel Lock for $45,900 plus tax, title, etc... Having checked with 12 dealers in my area (NY/NJ/CT), this was the best I could find. Anyone find a better deal?