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Lexus RX 400h, Lexus RX 450h, Hybrid Cars, SUV
#609 of 645 Re: Lexus RX 400h pricing [andy3]
May 27, 2011 (6:17 am)
I bought a 2008, new, hybrid Mazda Tribute fully loaded SUV for my grand-daughter. We have two Lexus 400h 2006 cars and I used to own a 2004 Prius. The hybrid Mazda is the same as the Escape hybrid but the interior in the Mazda is superior to the Escape and the Mariner. I bought the Mazda in California in a limited inventory program in 2008. I agree with some of the comments about the A/C and other functions in the Mazda Tribute (Escape)...it is a cheaper car than the Lexus but this price reflects some lower quality features.
I dearly loved my Prius but changed to the Lexus 400h because the Lexus is significantly more comfortable, roomier, and safer. To me, it is worth the extra money.
#610 of 645 Re: just pick up a Rx450h [jh87]
Aug 25, 2011 (7:46 am)
Wow, that's an amazing price!
Question: Is it possible to obtain similar deals on models the dealer has to order? I assume you got such a great deal because it was in their existing inventory. I wouldn't mind paying a little bit more if I got exactly what I wanted through ordering my specific vehicle.
Aug 25, 2011 (1:27 pm)
sometimes, prices can be negotiated lower at the end of a monthly cycle in inventory.
some of my relatives have used carmax for other cars...perhaps the Lexus could be lower this way? I use State Farm ins.... for cars and other coverages....my Lexus 2006 400h ins just went up compared to a Mazda 2008 hybrid Tribute.
#613 of 645 Used rx400h. What to look out for?
Jun 12, 2011 (6:23 pm)
I'm considering a purchase of a 2006 rx400h with all the bells and whistles (nav, rear DVD, backup camera, etc...) it has 83,000 miles and the dealer is asking $22,000 for it.
Since I'm unfamiliar with this particular model, let alone a hybrid, I'm hoping members can share their opinions of value and pricing. Also, what sorts of major expenses can I expect in the next few years, assuming an annual mileage of 20,000?
I've looked on other sites to find out what the service intervals are, but wasn't able to see any major service needs. Have there been any TSBs that I should be aware of?
#614 of 645 Age Vs Mileage
Oct 09, 2011 (9:25 pm)
I am looking at getting a used Lexus Rx 400h, '06 - '08. There are couple of '08s (one purchased in 2009) that are priced well in my budget ~27K, but have done close to 75,000 miles (in 2-3 years). I wanted to find out peoples opinion on whether its better to get an older model with lower miles (<50000) or newer model with higher mileage for this car. My concern is the capacity of NiMH hybrid battery to hold charge (and be effective) in the long run.
#615 of 645 Rx 400h - Used - Mileage Vs Age
Oct 09, 2011 (11:58 pm)
I am looking at getting a used Lexus Rx 400h, '06 - '08. There are couple of '08s (one purchased in 2009) that are priced well in my budget ~27K, but have done close to 75,000 miles (in 2-3 years). I wanted to find out peoples opinion on whether its better to get an older model with lower miles (<50000) or newer model with higher mileage for this car. My concern is the capacity of NiMH hybrid battery to hold charge (and be effective) in the long run. Is there any information available on miles or age of a car that affects the battery life? Thanks
#616 of 645 Re: Rx 400h - Used - Mileage Vs Age [roulette]
Oct 12, 2011 (8:00 pm)
I read from some auto writer (Popular Mechanics I think) that the batteries should last somewhere around 120k to 150k. They are warrated for 100k. THe cost is $3000 minus what you can get for recycling the old battery.
#617 of 645 Buying a new 2012 Lexus 450h - is this a fair deal?
Nov 11, 2011 (11:17 am)
I was just quoted 55,700 for this with the following options....seems a little above invoice...thoughts?
Dual DVD Rear Seat Entertainment
HDD Navigation System
Lexus Memory System
USB audio input
Rear-armrest storage compartment with cover
Power rear door
Electrochromic (auto-dimming) outside mirrors
Heated and ventilated front seats
Rain-sensing intermittent windshield wipers with mist cycle
High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with Adaptive Front
Lighting System and dynamic auto leveling
Intuitive Parking Assist
Wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob
Roof rack - cross bars
Remote engine starter
Carpet cargo mat
Cargo net - envelope
#618 of 645 Re: Gouged [bioya4]
Nov 14, 2011 (10:40 am)
This is the deal I got on the following car:
Heads up display
Mark Levinson sound system
19'' Chromed wheels
MSRP of $64,000, selling price of $54,000.
Is it a good deal?