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Lexus IS 250, Lexus IS 350, Lexus IS, Car Buying, Sedan
#2977 of 2986 In the market for IS350 AWD
Oct 21, 2011 (10:05 pm)
Just wondering if anybody is trying to negotiate a good deal (like buying at invoice price) for a 2011 IS350 AWD, given the model change for 2012. I'm just going to purchase the vehicle from the lot. Do I need to present the $1000 loyal Lexus customer rebate thingy right at the start of the negotiation? Or the $1000 has nothing to do with the dealer and it's coming directly from Lexus headquarters?
#2978 of 2986 Just leased an IS350 F-Sport
Dec 19, 2011 (12:59 am)
Just took delivery of a 2012 IS350 with the F-Sport package, Navigation, Backup Camera and no accessories installed. Sticker was $45,810. Dealer took about $3,100 off. Leased it for 48 months/15k miles with $4k down and $588/month. Payments are high because of my credit problems. Lexus is running a promotion, where they make the first payment. I made them throw in the rear bumper applique and a keychain. Color was Nebula Gray Metallic (the only other IS350 F-Sport they had was black, which doesn't excite me). Spent 5 hours at the dealer (Longo Lexus in So Cal. Excellent dealer). Car is worth $21068 at the end of the lease.
#2979 of 2986 prices paid/buying experience Lexus IS 250
May 31, 2012 (10:56 am)
I just bought a Lexus IS 250 (no nav, heated seats, accessories) for $33,604, which is $1000 under invoice. The whole experience was relatively painless and the salesman was very reasonable, I think. I had bought the "Fighting Chance" packet, which was helpful in terms of info about the way that car buying works and the ways that dealers make their money. Also, the invoice price of all options is in the packet. I decided not to do their buying strategy of phone calls and e-mails, followed by more phone calls and e-mails. Perhaps I could have gotten a few dollars less, but I was satisfied with my deal. I told the fleet manager I could buy through my credit union or Costco, but would rather buy from him and have that commission myself. He laughed and agreed. Then I said I knew from Edmunds and True Value that the average price was $2-300 less than invoice, and I wanted to pay less, being on the end that brings the average down. He said, would you buy for $1000 under invoice? I agreed and that was that. After lots of research, the actual buying was not too bad.
#2980 of 2986 Re: prices paid/buying experience Lexus IS 250 [lilah]
Jun 04, 2012 (11:01 pm)
where are you located?
#2981 of 2986 Re: prices paid/buying experience Lexus IS 250 [yamaturkey]
Jun 28, 2012 (8:51 pm)
I'm in San Francisco. Dealer was Serramonte Lexus. I thought they treated me well. I'm enjoying the car!
#2982 of 2986 IS 250 AWD With Nav
Oct 22, 2012 (8:36 pm)
MSRP is 42k, dealer offering it for 37500. Is this a good deal? It's the 2012 edition, and 2013's are coming even though they're the same.
This is in Portland, OR
#2983 of 2986 price paid for 2011 is 250 with nav
Nov 15, 2012 (8:37 pm)
My car got destroyed by the hurricane so my 08 is250 is no more. I'm looking at the 2011 is 250 with nav, back up camera, etc. Anyone buy 1 recently that can give me an idea of whats a good price? Also looking at a 2011 Audi a4 with nav/camera...prob stick with Lexus since I did like that car, but keeping my options open! Would appreciate any input!
#2984 of 2986 2010 Lexus IS 250 with Nav/camera
Nov 30, 2012 (8:44 pm)
Just bought a CPO 2010 Lexus IS 250 with Nav/back up camera. NY just got hit with the hurricane so unfortunately, I lost some bargaining power with everybody losing/buying new cars. Sucks to have lost my car in the first place, but it's just a car and could've been worse.
Anyway, here's the deal...19k miles, with nav, back up camera, heated/cooled seats, moonroof, and other extras, 29,100$ 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
#2985 of 2986 new Lexus IS owner?
by steve_ HOST
Jan 11, 2013 (11:23 am)
A reporter would like to speak to a woman who is a new Lexus IS owner. If you fit the description, please send your daytime contact to predmunds.com no later than 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET, Friday, January 11, 2013.
#2986 of 2986 Used '06 IS250 RWD Base
Jan 14, 2013 (8:39 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.