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Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 330, Sedan
#629 of 1426 Re: 2005 Pricing [atoews]
Sep 01, 2004 (3:38 am)
Getting my ES 330 this weekend for sure. Contacted almost all the dealers in LA/OC areas and finally found several dealers that offers really competitive prices so i am going in to finalize my deal when I am done with my vacation.
As for Lexus of Cerritos...I honestly don't think that they are the cheapest place in town. All other dealers that I have contacted gave me a much lower initial price of the exact same car. It is a good idea to shop around and compare. I think this year they have lots sales pressure so it is better for our consumers to look around more before you pay.
I will post my transaction after I am done buying the car. Thank you all for ur advices.
#630 of 1426 Re: 2005 ES330 with Navi/ML Price Paid [lexon]
Sep 01, 2004 (3:53 am)
Can you tell which dealer and what color? Did they have lot of 05's available?
#631 of 1426 Dealer Games
Sep 01, 2004 (8:47 am)
Made a deposit for 05 ES more than a week ago. Sales person told me that he will know car's arrival date in couple of days. Since that everytime I call him, he says samething. What should I do?
#632 of 1426 Re: 2005 ES330 with Navi/ML Price Paid [lexon]
Sep 01, 2004 (9:20 am)
Can you tell us what dealership sold you this car? Your early post #596 (price: 34.6) informs us that you had a serious problem with one of the dealership. Do you have the car or did you have to place an order for your car? What color?
#633 of 1426 2004 ES 330 values
Sep 02, 2004 (12:40 pm)
Can anyone tell me what would be a good % of MSRP one would pay at this time of year for a 2004? Or is it even a good idea to be looking for 2004's? Thanks
#634 of 1426 Need quick advice on buying a ES33 thats been in an accident
Sep 02, 2004 (7:41 pm)
I've been shopping for a new ES330 with all the options, hoping to get an 04 at a really good price. The closest I've found is $34K, with MSRP over $38K. There is a car a dealer has that was in a wreck and sold back to them with only 1400 miles. They are asking $28,900 for the car, or about $10k less than a new one. They have been very honest about the damage and even gave me the number to the body shop, who faxed me the repair order. The damage was about $7k, and it needed a new bumper, quarter panel, rocker panel, trunk, and lights. The overall parts were $3000 and the labor was close to $4000. The body shop has offered me, if I buy from the dealer, the same lifetime guarantee on the work and paint (which is good provided I don't move in the next 5 years). They also told me there was minimal shifting of the rear unibody, but not enough to replace, they straightened out and the car aligned perfectly on a 4 wheel alignment.
I looked briefly at the car and drove it a few days ago, and I'm going back for an extensivelook and drive tomorrow. On one hand, $7k sounds like a lot of damage, on the other hand, a practically new 330 for $10K less than new sounds tempting.
Any thoughts or advice is greatly appreciated. I am being pushed a bit by the dealer. They just detailed the car today, and if I pass tomorrow it goes on the lot for sale (has not been as of yet, they just got back in on trade after the wreck). So, I have to make a relatively quick decision or chance someone else buying it.
#635 of 1426 Re: Need quick advice on buying a ES33 thats been in an accident [dougg]
Sep 03, 2004 (4:30 am)
The one thing you should think about is how long do you plan on keeping this car? If you plan on keeping it for a very long time then it might be something you should do. However, in my opinion, if you ever try and sell this car later and you tell someone it has been in an accident nine times out of ten they will not want to buy it. Of course if they ask you about any accidents you can tell them no but in today's world it is easy to find out that information through CARFAX and other sources. Bottom line, I would leave that one alone and give yourself peace of mind and get the new one. Who wants to drive down the road and always be thinking about the accident this car has had. Of course this is just my opinion.
#636 of 1426 Price for 2005 ES330
Sep 03, 2004 (8:30 am)
I just retuned from the dealer. He said his absolute lowest "at this time" is $1800 off MSRP which is approx. 95% MSRP for a non-Nav '05.
He said the issue right now is "supply and demand". There is more demand than supply at this time. He stated that this may change over the next couple months, in which case the price may be $200-500 lower.
I may go with the '04 Acura TL...lots of supply around here and I suspect I can get it for invoice or even slightly below.
#637 of 1426 Re: Price for 2005 ES330 [phn344]
Sep 03, 2004 (2:27 pm)
Where are you at? If I were you I will definitely NOT consider to buy from there. Going to buy my car tomorrow. Will post the followup within 24 hrs.
#638 of 1426 professordjf's deal
Sep 03, 2004 (6:48 pm)
Poster professordjf is my boyfriend. He just bought a 2004 ES330 about three weeks ago. He bought it when he discovered that Lexus was changing the interior options for the 2005. He likes the red wood panelling and light grey interior better than the equivalent options offered for the 2005.
Here is his info:
Purchase Date: 8/11/2004
Price excluding license and tax: $34,000
Geographical Region: Dallas, Texas
% MSRP = 34000/37424 = 90.8%
Options include Nav/ML