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Lexus IS 250, Lexus IS 350, Lexus IS, Car Buying, Sedan
#2980 of 3002 Re: prices paid/buying experience Lexus IS 250 [lilah]
Jun 04, 2012 (10:01 pm)
where are you located?
#2981 of 3002 Re: prices paid/buying experience Lexus IS 250 [yamaturkey]
Jun 28, 2012 (7:51 pm)
I'm in San Francisco. Dealer was Serramonte Lexus. I thought they treated me well. I'm enjoying the car!
#2982 of 3002 IS 250 AWD With Nav
Oct 22, 2012 (7:36 pm)
MSRP is 42k, dealer offering it for 37500. Is this a good deal? It's the 2012 edition, and 2013's are coming even though they're the same.
This is in Portland, OR
#2983 of 3002 price paid for 2011 is 250 with nav
Nov 15, 2012 (7:37 pm)
My car got destroyed by the hurricane so my 08 is250 is no more. I'm looking at the 2011 is 250 with nav, back up camera, etc. Anyone buy 1 recently that can give me an idea of whats a good price? Also looking at a 2011 Audi a4 with nav/camera...prob stick with Lexus since I did like that car, but keeping my options open! Would appreciate any input!
#2984 of 3002 2010 Lexus IS 250 with Nav/camera
Nov 30, 2012 (7:44 pm)
Just bought a CPO 2010 Lexus IS 250 with Nav/back up camera. NY just got hit with the hurricane so unfortunately, I lost some bargaining power with everybody losing/buying new cars. Sucks to have lost my car in the first place, but it's just a car and could've been worse.
Anyway, here's the deal...19k miles, with nav, back up camera, heated/cooled seats, moonroof, and other extras, 29,100$ plus tax. I also got 4 new tires and didn't pay title/registration fees.
I gave them my OTD price of $28,700 and the salesmen immediately said they couldn't come close to that. Their initial asking price on the car was $33,200, but he said, "I think we can get that down to 31". After negotiating we to $29,100, he showed me the final contract and it showed a 75$ fee for the "license and title" and then the finance mgr told me there's a 60$ charge for the registration transfer. I asked if those fees are what motor vehicle would charge and he said yes...found out it's 10$ to transfer the registration and 50$ plus tax for the title. Called him the next day and said I'm not paying it. He initially asked if I wanted to go to DMV to do the title/reg myself, so i said yes...he called an hr later and said we'll waive the fee...FYI-DONT PAY THAT FEE...ITS TOTAL BS!!!! Anyway, I think i got a pretty good deal, although I could've done much better if every1 wasn;t buying used cars right now! How did I do?
Oh and for any1 negotiating a deal, here are some tips...search for cars mid month, but go to buy the car towards the end of the month when they need to make their quota...try to have at least 2 cars that your really interested in buying so if you have more options and bargaining chips...do your homework and find out what people r paying for the car on these forums (better then the appraisal values form kbb and here) and go in with your OUT THE DOOR PRICE (excluding Tax, title and reg)...tell them your price and if they say no, leave!! Don't be afraid to walk out! Don't talk about a trade in until after you've negotiated a price for the car ur buying. Hope this helps
Jan 11, 2013 (10:23 am)
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#2986 of 3002 Used '06 IS250 RWD Base
Jan 14, 2013 (7:39 am)
Looking at a used '06 IS250 RWD with 57k miles. It only has the heated/cooled seat and woodgrain package option and nothing else. It looks pretty clean inside and out.
Is $15k fair price for it? I'm in NC and buying it from a private party. KBB on it for private party is around $18k and trade-in value is around $15k.
#2987 of 3002 I was offered $3000 off 2014 IS 250
Jul 09, 2013 (5:18 pm)
The guy offered me $3000 off 2014 IS 250 today. Is this a good deal?
#2988 of 3002 Re: I was offered $3000 off 2014 IS 250 [jennynash]
Jul 15, 2013 (4:45 am)
That is a phenomenal price. You should take it. I don't expect too much discounting on these. I just bought a Lexus IS 250 AWD with navigation and luxury packages this weekend and did my research through consumerreports.org. They suggest a target price of $44,990 and list is $45,838 so they are coaching to look for $1,000 off. Dealer invoice (what they pay to get the car on the lot) is $43,205, so not likely to get below that. Of course, with any car deal, the wiggle room is often in the trade-in price they are willing to give you. So your trade-in may have been figured in to the discount they offered you.
As for the car, it is phenomenal. If we could drive butter, that's what this car feels like!
#2989 of 3002 Re: I was offered $3000 off 2014 IS 250 [mah52]
Jul 16, 2013 (7:26 pm)
Thanks. I feel much better. Dropping by tomorrow to get my car. It was a straight up $3000 discount. No trade in.