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Lexus GX 470, Car Buying, Car Leasing, SUV
#844 of 1157 2007 GX 470
Mar 30, 2007 (7:40 pm)
I appreciate all the info I have gathered from this site recently. I am planning to purchase a 2007 GX470 in about 2 months after my Toureg lease ends. (No way I would buy it at lease end).I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. Anyone had any experience with the dealers in this area for this type of purchase? I can always look in Chicago (1 1/2 hrs away) Seems like there are deals out there. The 2 dealerships in my area, however, are both owned by the same people. I am thinking that because of this I will not have much negotiating ability, but who knows. I have never paid much over invoice for a vehicle but have never purchased a lexus. What can I expect in the Milwaukee/ Chicago market regarding pricing relative to invoice. I plan to buy, not lease. I would be willing to buy anywhere in USA and have it shipped but for obvious reasons if I can get it close I would prefer to do so. I have read about the great deals in So. Ca. but wonder about emissions issues and whether this is of significance regarding peformance or maintainance. I don't have a problem with reasonable shipping from reputable dealers if need be. Hope you all can help. I look forward to your advice.
#845 of 1157 Re: Looking in NJ [sicom007]
Mar 30, 2007 (8:25 pm)
Let me begin with an east coast THANK YOU!!
I was sooo turned off by the dealer experience, (and this is from a NEW LEXUS store that opened on 3/1), that I went and drove a BMW X5 today.. Honestly (and we own an 04 325Ci Convertible) and IMHO, there is NO comparison between the two vehicles. The Lexus is just a better riding, comfortable and quiet car, AND when I mentioned that my 01 RX has never, ever, never been back to the dealership (or any repair shop for anything other than maintenance since the day it left the showroom), the reply was "Yeah, they are good that way.."
I hope you get this quickly since I hate my e-mail in a public forum but nevertheless.. my e-mail is phula11231yahoo.com
I have no issue with the DVD player, it's just that we dont need one..(no small children) but no issues with adding any of the other options you mentioned..
Is there a difference in CA vehicles emissions? I thought the GX was 50 state legal,meaning that they were the same exact vehicle in CA, NY and the other lower 46..? Any problems or extra caution to worry about..?
I would like to hear from anyone who has successfully shipped a vehicle from Cali to the east coast too, please.
Thanks Sicom. !
Ed in NJ
#846 of 1157 Re: Looking in NJ [edwardc3000]
Mar 30, 2007 (9:42 pm)
I am also interested in buying a gx470. Plz send me the dealer contacts on my email is jackboron AT yahoo.com
#847 of 1157 Re: GX470 in Dallas [sicom007]
Mar 30, 2007 (11:03 pm)
send me the info.
#848 of 1157 Well..I gotta tell ya
Mar 31, 2007 (1:13 pm)
So I went to 3 other NJ Lexus dealers today..
Not one would consider ANYTHING less than $1K over invoice (and keep in mind that today is the last day of the month)so, if this discussion presents anything close to the $1000-$1500 UNDER invoice, even with another $500 for delivery, it's one heck of a deal..
Looking forward to getting the information suggested above..
Would still like to hear from anyone that has actually taken delivery (other than Sicom007 of course), cause the NJ dealers think I am off my meds..
#849 of 1157 Re: Well..I gotta tell ya [edwardc3000]
Apr 01, 2007 (7:41 am)
Well - I just made a deal with a dealer out of California. I had 4 dealers in So Cal, 2 in Arizona and 1 in Texas looking at what I wanted to buy. It started with 1500 over invoice, then continued to drop. Although I didn't get as good as a deal as others, I am still pleased. I purchased the car at Invoice. I did attempt to at least not pay for TDA, however, the Dealer manager was not having it. I think if I had a bit more time, I would had made it a couple hundred under invoice, but I doubt I would have don't much more than that. They did find me the car I wanted and I didn't have to settle for one on the lot.
This is the car I purchased:
NL, TH, TO, DD, E5, Z1 & Tow Equipment
No - I didn't get DVD even though I had 3rd Row.
The Internet Sales rep I worked with, was great...straight forward and better than the others - which is why I stuck with her.
Best deal in Colorado was 3500.00 off MSRP and that was last month, this month, 2 dealers wouldn't even get me 2000.00 off MSRP. Was tired of dealing with them.
Now for shipping. I am going to do some more research. They will ship for $750, but covered. I think I am going to go uncovered and find someone close to $500.00.
#850 of 1157 Re: Well..I gotta tell ya [infonut]
Apr 02, 2007 (2:30 pm)
One way to know if you paid the TDA or not would be to ask the dealer for the actual invoice. Since you have bought from them they should not have any issues in sending you the actual invoice?
BTW which dealer did you buy from (only name please no contact details as per forum rules) and what was the price before TTL?
#851 of 1157 Re: Looking in NJ [edwardc3000]
Apr 02, 2007 (2:40 pm)
Not because I live in California, but I think if any car passes the emission controls in CA it will be fine in any other State
On a serious note I would defer that question to either the dealer or the Lexus themselves.
I know someone from Seattle did order a car from the same dealer (diljit?). Atleast that's what the dealership told me when we picked up up our car. Maybe he can answer.
Not sure if you need any more information from me at this time but please let me know.
#852 of 1157 Re: 2007 GX 470 [hunts1]
Apr 02, 2007 (2:42 pm)
Please see my reply that I sent to another member. Please ask Lexus if you can buy a car in Calif. and use it in WI.
#853 of 1157 Re: Looking for current money factor and residual values [mikem15]
Apr 02, 2007 (2:44 pm)
That is the exact same car that we bought (not leased). The Invoice on the car is $49,030. My price was $48,030 in White color. So they are asking for $300 over invoice.