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Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 330, Sedan
#1328 of 1426 Considering a Lexus ES 330 Good price?
May 07, 2006 (2:42 pm)
We are considering a certified pre-owned ES 330. It is a 2005 with 8700 miles. Ran a check at Auto Check, and everything checked out fine. The dealer wants $29900. Is this a good price? I have not asked for any reduction yet, but of course, I intend to.
Also, would like to know from anyone owning this model how happy or not he/she is. We own Hondas now and are considering the Lexus mainly for the more comfortable ride, particularly for long trips.
#1329 of 1426 Re: ELMER 3 [elmer3]
May 08, 2006 (12:29 pm)
check out Wilde Lexus of Sarasota.....they have the best prices in Central Florida....way better that Tampa Bay!
#1330 of 1426 Re: Considering a Lexus ES 330 Good price? [larouse]
May 13, 2006 (8:04 pm)
As to price - I imagine it is possible to do quite a bit better than $29,900.
We ended up negotiating down to $27,250 from what I thought was going to be $28,000. My salesman told me the Lexus certified warranty cost $845.
Call your bank or credit union and get the NADA values for the car - Loan, Trade, Retail. Loan is the lowest value and is what dealers are most likely to actually have in the vehicle. "Trade value" is really a misnomer as far as NADA goes.
Heated/Ventilated seats are a very nice option. Not all ES330s have them. Also, check to see if it has a 6-disc or single disc player.
HID/Xenon headlights are better than standard halogens by miles and miles. I consider them an absolute MUST HAVE. If you haven't experienced them you need to. Absence of Xenons is a deal breaker for me. fwiw
Depending on how many miles you drive and the original in-service date of the car having it certified might not be all that great of a deal. In my mother's case we would have been buying only six months of additional warranty, because there's 30 months of regular warranty left on her car and she will run out of time before she exceeds the mileage limitation.
#1331 of 1426 Re: Considering a Lexus ES 330 Good price? [tturedraider]
May 17, 2006 (2:58 am)
Thanks very much for all the information. Did not know about the HID/Xenon headlights. Also, the idea of calling the bank is a very good one. I think, one must have a lot of information and do some research before going to the dealer. It certainly helps with the negotiations.
#1332 of 1426 99 Lexus ES 300
May 17, 2006 (7:43 pm)
I am thinking about buying a 1999 Lexus ES 300 from a dealer. It has 165,000 miles, the dealer is asking for $7,999 for it. It has a rebuilt transmission with warranty, and new tires. Should I buy this car? Please let me know what you think, thanks.
#1333 of 1426 Re: NAV History & my prediction [atoews]
May 21, 2006 (10:40 am)
I got my 2003 TL with NAV and at that time not many carrs had NAV. Over three years later-same story. People that saw the NAV in my car thought it was cool. Whether it was a must for their new car is another thing. Also it has remained an expensive option and packaged mostly on cars with loaded premium packages. Dealers for the most part dont want to deal with NAV s either although I did see quite a few at a local Infiniti dealer.
#1334 of 1426 Re: NAV History & my prediction [robertw477]
May 21, 2006 (4:59 pm)
Well, you could very well be correct regarding the general purchasing population. It may be true that most people do not want NAVs.
But of the people I know who have NAVs, none would want to do without them in the future.
May 21, 2006 (5:19 pm)
I totally agree. I am not lways the best with directions and you get used to having it tell you where to go. To me GPS is a much more useful option than many of the so called premium options in many of these cars.
May 23, 2006 (8:56 pm)
Hey guys, just bought a 2003 es 300 with 52,000 miles for $24,000. It has navigation, mark levin, and so on...good price?
#1337 of 1426 Good price on a 2006 ES330?
Jun 23, 2006 (9:34 am)
I write because I have a question about an offer made on an ES330. A dealer has emailed me about a 2006 ES330 Black Diamond with NAV for 32,880. Does that seem like a good price? The car has about 4,300 miles on it. Sounds good to me- but I want to be sure. Any input would be helpful. Thanks