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Lexus GS 300, Lexus GS 400, Lexus GS 430, Sedan
#7 of 730 Re: Lexus GS 300: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences [kirstie_h]
Apr 28, 2005 (6:40 pm)
I haven't purchased my 2006 GS300 RWD yet, but the car I am considering is fully loaded, I went through the internet asking for quotes and then e-mailed the lowest quoting dealer to refine and clarify options, etc. I then ran my own calculations using a spreadsheet program I got on carbuyingtips.com which you can download for free (Copy the following then paste): http://www.carbuyingtips.com/car4.htm?x=0kqe_q_ufonxw1&y=Wed%252525252525252520Apr%2525252- 5252525252027%25252525252525252021%25252525252525253A41%25252525252525253A21%2525252525252- 525202005
You can see why!!! Then I contacted the dealer and re negotiated for a better deal over the phony. Where you buy a car is not as important as how you buy a car. Do your homework, know their lingo, talk with authority, and don't let them try and snow you with fuzzy math, have a target price in mind (determined from the speadsheet), and be firm on price and flexible on options. Don't think invoice, think dealers cost!!!!
There is a big difference!!! dealers cost = INVOICE minus the following [ 0.02 (MSRP) + (FACTORY INCENTIVES) + (FLOORPLAN FEES)] . All dealerships can make a profit on as little as 3% above their dealer cost. Use Kelly Blue Book to establish invoice and MSRP values. The free speadsheet I talked about will do all the calculations for you. My final price was $5000+ dollars under MSRP!!!!!!
DONT' ASK ME TO TELL YOU WHO I CONTACTED. Just read what's on the internet page I gave you and GOOD LUCK.
#8 of 730 gs300 pricing
May 08, 2005 (7:02 am)
I am looking for a new gs300 but the price seams a little high when compared to the price of the old gs. by anychance could anyone tell me what price they were offered for a gs. any help is appreciated. tahnks.
#10 of 730 Re: gs300 pricing [samu]
May 08, 2005 (5:40 pm)
Hello. Got my flint mica/black, rwd, no nav package for $42k + tax & lic about 3 weeks ago in the Los Angeles area. No trade in. Joe
#11 of 730 Re: gs300 pricing [lexusjoe]
May 08, 2005 (6:02 pm)
Congrats. I imagine you got miscellaneous options that they throw in like ventilated seats, run-flats, premium pack (basically mats!), etc. What dealer was it in L.A.?
#12 of 730 SF Bay Area prices
May 09, 2005 (8:51 am)
Last week I made some calls to various SF Bay Area dealers from SJ to SAC for a 2006 GS 300 RWD level 2 (MSRP $50,209) - the one with NAV&ML. Quotes ranged from $46.5k to $48.2k. Driving by some dealers I have noticed increasing inventory at some dealers, especially Putnam in Pleasanton and Serramonte. I want to make a purchase, but am willing to wait a few months till I can get one for $45k ($2k over Consumer Reports Wholesale Price).
I'd appreciate a post from anyone with more SF Bay Area pricing or inventory info. Also, does anyone have any Dealer Cost data for the Bay Area?
Thanks in advance.
#13 of 730 Re: gs300 pricing [bartalk3]
May 11, 2005 (11:43 am)
I got mine at South Bay Lexus. Most options except nav - run flats don't come on RWD model here. I see where they are coming in now with the parking assist package - it wasn't on when I purchased, but does add about $500 to MSRP price.
#14 of 730 gs300
May 14, 2005 (8:56 am)
thanks lexusjoe for the help. i will be emailing the dealers shortly and posting my findings.
#15 of 730 Re: 2006 GS300 Prices Paid in So Cal [dpj]
May 24, 2005 (1:02 pm)
You must mean 0.00270 Money Factor.
I was under the impression that the lowest rate available for a GS leases is 0.00225. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong
#16 of 730 Why is Edmunds Invoice different than Kelley Blue Book Invoice?
May 24, 2005 (1:24 pm)
Kelley Blue Book shows invoice at 37752.
Edmunds shows invoice at 36465.
Why the discrepancy?