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#61 of 94 Trading in my 04 LC
Jun 25, 2007 (4:52 pm)
Much to my dismay I have to part with my 2004 TLC. Have to lift my wife into the front seat as she is a quadriplegic and am finding the lift to be getting a bit more than I feel comfortable with. Went to the local Lexus/Toyota dealership as we found the GX470 worked well for us as the suspension does drop down and the lift is doable. When I sat down to consumate the deal the dealer offered me 33k for my vehicle which has 27K miles, every option available, and is in showroom condition. Needless to say, in my most diplomatic tone of voice, told him that his offer*&G^%DOYGT^...was not acceptable!
Can anyone provide me with a what they feel my vehicle may be worth. Thanks!!!!!
#63 of 94 Re: Trading in my 04 LC [hawkmt]
Jun 26, 2007 (5:38 am)
I checked around a bit on the internet, and the dealer's offer of $33K for your low miles 2004 LC is not out of line. About the max I found for your vehicle is $40K and the lowest at $29K. Mind you, these are "asking prices" prior to any deal. I think you should try to sell the LC yourself in order to get the top price.
#64 of 94 Re: Trading in my 04 LC [hawkmt]
Jun 26, 2007 (10:13 am)
Generally Lexus does not do a lot of "dealing". You might get more for it somewhere else but "get more" is, as you know, relative to the vehicle you are buying.
I attempted to trade in my 06 TLC with 4K miles for an 07 LX-470 and was offered mid 40's!!!!!...15K less than I had paid but 4k miles before...needless to say I did not do it and Lexus never called back to sweeten the deal...they make the offer and then let you decide.
#65 of 94 Re: Good deal...but maybe not... [pjc1]
Jun 26, 2007 (4:23 pm)
I disagree about no heat in the third row! There are three vents in the ceiling for the third row. Look on e-bay and you will see. Even though the LC does not have all of those features, most people know the LC for dependability and reliability. period...
#66 of 94 Re: Good deal...but maybe not... [sales2010]
Jun 28, 2007 (7:31 am)
You are right historical dependability and reliability are great...but for $60K...I dunno but that seems like a lot of money to be sure the thing starts everyday.
The reality is that consumers expect more for this price. Perhaps that is why this vehicle will be completely redesigned in 2009 (2008 for the LX)....
maybe I am not so far off in my observations?
#67 of 94 Re: Good deal...but maybe not... [pjc1]
Jun 28, 2007 (7:53 am)
I agree. Lots of just as reliable vehicles out there for lots less. I was very dissapointed that the LX was not redesigned this year - it puts it way behind the rest of that pack.
#68 of 94 Land Cruiser...office joke at Toyota headquarters!!!
Jul 17, 2007 (11:44 pm)
Toyota should "idle" the current model LC in the US because the MSRP is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY out of line for what you get compared with others in this market.
The LC should be loaded with incentives, but according to Edmunds the only incentive is $500!!!!! Now that's just crazy. This has got to be the office joke at Toyota headquarters..."Let's see how many outdated Land Cruisers we can sell to nostalgia-blinded people."
In it's current form I'd say it's worth about $45K and that's a stretch. What ashame, it could be a nice SUV too.
#69 of 94 Re: Land Cruiser...office joke at Toyota headquarters!!! [omegagen]
Jul 20, 2007 (9:35 am)
I agree. I've been waiting too long for the new Sequoia to come out and I have offered $45k for an LC but no bites. The best price I have seen was for a new 2006 sitting on the lot (still) for $53k (this was a month ago).
#70 of 94 Re: Land Cruiser...office joke at Toyota headquarters!!! [omegagen]
Jul 20, 2007 (8:38 pm)
Agree with you completely....unfortunately I bought the "office joke" a year back and the laugh is on me. I liked it in the test drive and was assured that this was the cats meow when it comes to suv nirvana...but the ownership experience has been well below expectation...I am appauled by the lack of some pretty basic features... looking forward to trading it in at some point on something more up to date.