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#30 of 69 Price for a new Lexus 2007 GS450h
Mar 26, 2007 (6:47 pm)
I have been looking for a fully loaded GS350 RWD but decided to wait for the 2008 GS350 RWD.
But this afternoon I was offered a new 2007 GS450h for $67,000 (OTD- Southern California)- Smokey Granite Mica w/ Black Interior.
2007 GS 450h
Exterior Color: Smokey Granite
Interior Color: Black
Black Kit: $695.00
XM Radio: $1,695.00
$73,227.00 Plus Fees
What shall I do?
At least I know it is under invoice and into that coveted "2% Holdback".
San Pedro, CA
#31 of 69 Re: Price for a new Lexus 2007 GS450h [kenbt]
Mar 26, 2007 (7:27 pm)
You must be looking at a different vehicle than the GS450h I looked at. You would be hard pressed to get much more than $65K MSRP with all the options.
What does the $1695 XM radio do that the $496 Lexus factory model does not do?
#32 of 69 Re: Price for a new Lexus 2007 GS450h [gagrice]
Mar 26, 2007 (7:31 pm)
Well I just copied this from the Lexus Website and it doesn't include:
*Lexus Chrome Wheels
Base MSRP* $54,900.00
Available Package $11,227.00
Accessory Options $0.00
Lexus Link® Included
Rear spoiler Included
Trunk mat Included
Wheel locks Included
Cargo net Included
Delivery, Processing & Handling Fee † $715.00
Total MSRP** $66,842.00
APPLICABLE FEDERAL TAXES NOT INCLUDED.
Active Stabilizer Suspension System (with summer run-flat tires) with Additional Options
- Active Stabilizer Suspension System (with summer run-flat tires)
- Lexus Pre-Collision System (PCS) and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
- Lexus voice-activated DVD Navigation System
- Mark Levinson® 14-speaker 330-watt 0.1% THD Premium Surround Sound Audio System
- Lexus Link®
- Rear spoiler
- Trunk mat
- Wheel locks
- Cargo net
#33 of 69 Re: Price for a new Lexus 2007 GS450h [kenbt]
Mar 26, 2007 (7:47 pm)
Don't they show the XM option on the Lexus website? Edmund's shows it at $496. What kind of wheels could cost $1000 each? I would not want to take it out of the garage for fear someone would steal them. You have duplicate options on your list. The most I can get the car up to with Edmund's is a TMV of $63,400. That does not include $4000 chrome wheels. You should spend a couple bucks more and get the LS600 hybrid when it comes out. That should be a traffic stopper.
#34 of 69 Re: Price for a new Lexus 2007 GS450h [kenbt]
Mar 27, 2007 (8:41 am)
Sounds like you're talking to an overly aggressive (and optimistic) salesman. Everything you listed above, with the exception of the active stabilizer suspension and dynamic cruise control, was part of the fully loaded '07 450h I bought last year for around $60k, give or take a few hundred. The price you were given seems steep for those two additional options.
When negotiating, try to get them to throw in the $1500 government rebate that is now (I believe) unavailable for this model. Go in with a copy of the article circulating in the news yesterday about slow hybrid sales. That oughta help.
#35 of 69 Re: Price for a new Lexus 2007 GS450h [bmwconvert]
Mar 27, 2007 (9:03 am)
Actually, the price he's offered is great, *if* he wants those options.
As far as your point about the rebate, I have no idea what you're talking about. If they're selling the car for less than the dealer invoice, how do you figure they would want to discount by another $1,500??? By the way, the rebate is still available, but it's only half the original amount for 2007.
#36 of 69 Price for a new Lexus 2007 GS450h
Mar 27, 2007 (1:52 pm)
Thanks for sharing your opinions all.
TOTAL SELLING PRICE
$73,127.00 $61,784.00 Plus Fees
I just got off the phone with the Lexus Dealer and I told them I wasn't happy with $67K OTD. I preferred $66.8 OTD-
they countered back at $66.9 OTD- Said no- and they said
you are going to say no over $200- I told them yes- Like so many things granted it is only $200- but on the other hand it is a $66.8 OTD Deal. I was supposed to stay on the phone while they asked the GM again but I had to leave my cellular to take care of some business. I missed their call but I think they took my
$66.8 OTD. Now I have to figure should I grab it- or - wait for the 2008 GS.
They reminded me that it is under invoice and into the coveted "2% Holdback".
Any opinions would be appreciated.
#37 of 69 Re: Price for a new Lexus 2007 GS450h [dulnev]
Mar 28, 2007 (9:47 am)
I guess I'm out of touch with what those options cost then. I was just comparing to what I paid. I'd have to go back to my paperwork to be sure, but it sounded high to me.
For example, I have the Lexus XM radio and only paid $450 or $460 for it. Maybe they're putting different ones in now, but a satellite receiver is a satellite receiver, right? It's still playing through the MH amp system.
In any event, enjoy the car!
(PS: drive it at night before you commit --- the low beam headlights suck.)
#38 of 69 450H or 350 AWD
Mar 29, 2007 (5:28 pm)
I am going to purchase a GS and was all set to order my 350 AWD until I saw a 450h today. It was the silver with the special 450 rims and chrome around the door frames and at the door plate. What a nice looking car!! I now understand why all of the 350 buyers are trying to get the 450h rims.
My main question is how does it drive in the snow? The other question is whether the chrome accents are only available on the 450h? I do a lot of highway driving so the performance side will just be for the kid still left in me.
#39 of 69 Re: 450H or 350 AWD [dabears1]
Mar 30, 2007 (5:01 am)
No RWD car will perform as well in ice & snow as well as one with AWD, but I was pleasantly surprised that the 450h did pretty well in the couple of small snow storms this winter in the NYC metro area. We're not talking a ton of snow, but the roads were well covered. I had heard that the stiff and wide run flat tires were going to cause the most trouble.
In fact the car did quite well (better than my old 5-series with less sporting tires). I credit it to weight distribution. The extra weight of the batteries combined with a full tank of gas, kept the back end of the car in good shape. The traction control worked well to minimize wheel spin and fishtailing.
Unless you live in a area with truly bad winter weather, I wouldn't be concerned about the RWD.
I don't know about the availability of the wheels and chrome. I suspect Lexus tried to keep a few styling touches unique to the 450h.
One comment about the wheels (which I also love the look of): because of the low side wall and lack of any lateral bulge of the run flat tires, the wheels are easy to scratch against curbs when parallel parking. Unfortunately I've done that a few times.