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Lexus RX 400h, Lexus RX 450h, Hybrid Cars, SUV
#358 of 645 Lexus dealers in the Northwest
Jul 09, 2007 (8:01 pm)
I'm interested in buying a new 2007 Lexus RX 400h and can't seem to get any dealers in the Seattle area to negotiate with me - they all have been pretty aloof. I'm told the hybrids come loaded (nav/levinson) which is fine. I'm reading about deals for the cars loaded at $46-$47K in other parts of the country but the best I've been able to do around here is $2K off MSRP.
Has anyone been able to purchase a rx 400h for less than $49K (before TT&L) from a dealer in the Northwest and if so, where? I'm open to buying one in OR or ID or possibly even (northern) CA. Thanks.
#359 of 645 Re: Lexus dealers in the Northwest [carstuff]
Jul 09, 2007 (8:10 pm)
That's typical of the dealers up here in the Northwest. Try contacting the Internet Sales Manager at Lexus of Riverside (or other Southern California dealers) for much better discounts and have them ship it up here for about $600. I did that with my current 2005 RX 330 and saved significantly. Let us know what you end up doing...good luck!
#360 of 645 Re: Lexus dealers in the Northwest [carstuff]
Jul 10, 2007 (6:21 am)
Try Oregon and Idaho. CA is not good as they will charge you CA sales tax even on an out of state sale. I used to buy vehicles in Seattle and drive back to Alaska. They went high in the late 1990s and I switched to Oregon and Idaho dealers. I like Portland dealers.
#361 of 645 Re: Lexus dealers in the Northwest [briegel]
Jul 10, 2007 (6:22 am)
Did they charge you CA sales tax?
#362 of 645 Re: Lexus dealers in the Northwest [gagrice]
Jul 10, 2007 (7:31 am)
No...it is charged only if you pick up the car in California, but not if it is shipped out of California.
#363 of 645 Re: Lexus dealers in the Northwest [briegel]
Jul 10, 2007 (7:32 am)
That is good to know. I tried buying and licensing to my residence in Alaska and they wanted to charge me CA sales tax. That makes sense if they ship out of state.
#364 of 645 Re: LEXUS RX400h in DC area [wcook55]
Jul 12, 2007 (3:01 pm)
Does anyone have an answer yet if the 2007 RX400h Model can quality for the Clean Fuel License plate in VA, since it's not on the DMV list (althought the 2006 model is)? In addition, does anyone know if the June 30, 2008 deadline for HOV lanes is when you can no longer drive in them if you have the Clean Fuel plate, or is it the deadline for when you can buy a Hybrid car to use in the HOV lanes. I'm trying to finalize my decision on whether to get the Hybrid or the 350 model. Thanks!
#365 of 645 Re: LEXUS RX400h in DC area [erc66]
Jul 15, 2007 (7:40 am)
Still haven't gotten the plates for the 07 400h. And the DMV office that issues them is apperently in lower Ebonia. I have visited and called many of the other DMV offices. They all tell me that only the one office, reachable by fax machine only, can answer questions. One clerk did try to access our records to see if the Ebonian office had taken any action. She stated that the car wasn't even registered in Virginia yet. 5 weeks after we bought it, and 2 weeks after a very official looking state envelope arrived with what we thought was our state registration. Long storu short.....still have no idea.
To answer your second question, the june 08 date, if not extended, would be the date hybrids are no longer allowed in the HOV lanes. At all. Plates or no plates. But, as dire as that sounds, the deadlinehas been extended year by year, each of the last three years.
Goo luck to all of us !!!
#366 of 645 What's a good price for end of season?
Jul 19, 2007 (5:41 pm)
I have a quote for a 2007 FWD RX400h
NAV, Pre Plus Pack, 18" Alloy Wheels, Wood trim, Heated seats, and Tow. The normal stuff here in Los Angeles
$44.400 plus T&L
Anyone getting better this time of year?
#367 of 645 Re: LEXUS RX400h in DC area [wcook55]
Jul 19, 2007 (6:06 pm)
I did talk to someone yesterday at DMV who validated and that confirmed the 2007 RX400h qualifies for the Clean Fuel tags and she will be updating the website to include it. However, she didn't know about the 2008 model yet. But, great news on the 2007. How long have you been waiting for your plates?