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Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 330, Sedan
#642 of 1426 Re: Price Paid for 2005 ES 330 [paguy2]
Sep 09, 2004 (4:03 am)
When I went to Wilkie Lexus to test drive the '05 Lexus ES330 and order my car I drove a alabaster mettalic/ash car. Did you purchase the demo or did they order your car? They tell me my car should be in by the middle of September. I am a little surprise that you purchased a car from Wilkie because your earlier post states that you had problems with the dealership - what developed?
#643 of 1426 Re: Price Paid for 2005 ES 330 [philly2]
Sep 09, 2004 (5:04 am)
The one I purchased was not a demo. That's what they told me. It had 100 miles on it when I got it.
In regards to lower offer from Ray Catena, actually the difference (out of door price) was only about $200. Ray Catena charges $200 doc fee and you have to get PA emmission and state inspection done on your own (another $70-80). I think it is worth to pay little bit more to get from the local dealer. In addition I felt Wilkie was more honest and professional than Ray Catena.
#644 of 1426 Re: Price Paid for 2005 ES 330 [paguy2]
Sep 09, 2004 (5:57 am)
You are right by saying Wilkie is not a honest dealership because you just purchased the demo. That is the car that I test drove and that is the only car that they had in stock. Did you ever think how it got 100 miles on it already? You may want to go back and talk to the dealership.
#645 of 1426 Re: Price Paid for 2005 ES 330 [philly2]
Sep 09, 2004 (6:36 am)
100 miles does not make it a demo. Even cars with a few hundred to 500 miles are sold as new cars.
When you're talking thousand(s), you're talking demo.
#646 of 1426 Re: Price Paid for 2005 ES 330 [philly2]
Sep 09, 2004 (10:11 am)
I do not think 100 miles is a big deal and does not make it a Demo. Actually I said that they (Wilkie Lesus) were more Honest and professional than Ray Catena. All the communications was done via email or phone. Salesperson told me before hand that this car has 100 miles on it since it was driven to a Lexus sponsered Golf event nearby. I could have gotten car with no miles but would had to wait for few weeks. I know people who have bought new car with 400 miles on it.
#647 of 1426 Re: Price Paid for 2005 ES 330 [paguy2]
Sep 09, 2004 (10:54 am)
Your quote from post #591 -
"The dealer in Philly area (Wilkie Lexus) has backed out since. Not a very honest dealership."
#648 of 1426 price paid for 2005 e330 in bay area in last 60 days
Sep 11, 2004 (2:08 pm)
have done a lot of research and gone to several dealers some would not give me quote what is fair price for loaded car nav/mark lev vv hl avs hh wu
#649 of 1426 Re: price paid for 2005 e330 in bay area in last 60 days [taylor2]
Sep 12, 2004 (7:37 pm)
I just bought (last Thursday)a '05 ES330 from dealer in San Diego. I requested quotes from several dealers in CA area as I'd been told it was highly competitive market. I paid just over 90% of MSRP for a tier 2 car. The dealership in Beverly Hills was within $150 of my San Diego quote. I did not get exact quote from B.H. so not positive of any additional fees. I was in Las Vegas on business and the S.D. dealership delivered the car to me while there and I drove it home to Utah. They did this totally at their expense. I am still waiting for paperwork to be sent to my home so I can get it licensed but to this point I would highly recommend this San Diego dealership. Let me know if you have any questions.
#650 of 1426 Re: price paid for 2005 e330 in bay area in last 60 days [juststartd]
Sep 13, 2004 (6:28 am)
thanks for the info. what was the 90% price and did any of the bay area dealers give you a counter offer what is the name of the san diego dealer.
#651 of 1426 Re: price paid for 2005 e330 in bay area in last 60 days [taylor2]
Sep 13, 2004 (7:20 am)
I did not ask for quotes out of Bay area. L.A. was much closer drive if I had to fly & drive to pick-up the car. I'm still waiting for paperwork but I believe the car had a MSRP of $35,544 and I purchased it for $32,116. The car was basically $32,056+ $45 doc fee, $5 tire fee & $10? in-transit fee. I know the total check was $32,116, I'm just not positive on the exact fees. I will have to pay TTL in Utah. I purchased it from Lexus Kearny Mesa in San Diego. I contacted the internet department and the gentleman that typically handles these sales was not there that day. His partner called me later (after an e-mail quote that was to high) and SHE immediately lowered the price by $1,400 because she wanted the sale. She knew I had done my homework and I was doing nothing but shopping for my best deal. These cars are in extremely short supply right now and felt good to make this buy on such an in-demand car. Within a few weeks I bet that supply gets a little better as they are in port now waiting for truck delivery. Unless I'm surprised down the road (by not getting my documentation soon so that I can license it) I would suggest everyone consider this dealership as they seem to have a genuine interest in cutting the best deal possible. I think I'm prohibited from giving the specific name of the LADY in the internet dept. on this board, but would be happy to supply it thru e-mail.