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Lexus GS 450h, Hybrid Cars, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Sedan
#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.
#40 of 69 Price for a new Lexus 2007 GS450h
Apr 02, 2007 (10:51 pm)
Well I still haven't decided but I did get revised pricing from Lexus of Glendale, CA- which was matched by Lexus of Cerritos which included the 10K Mile Service in the price.
MSRP of $66,842.00 plus tax/license and fees.
Again I have not pulled the trigger yet but emails from both dealerships are for "$62,983.00 OTD". So if you pay no more than MSRP out the door- you have a good deal- this
comes out to basically once you include the 10K Mile Service
$4000+ Under MSRP- But OTD.
#41 of 69 2007 - gs450h
Apr 04, 2007 (5:53 pm)
Ok this was my deal - $60,992 MSRP - $54,778 traded my 545 BMW 2005 with 25,500 on it and got $41,000. Had to buy XM for $465 installed. What do you think?
#42 of 69 Re: 2007 - gs450h [bturke]
Apr 06, 2007 (11:55 am)
if the Xm is Factory Installed its a Good Deal. aftermarket put by a dealership is about close to $900.
You got your self a Deal.
Thanks and Good Luck.
#43 of 69 Re: Price for a new Lexus 2007 GS450h [kenbt]
Apr 18, 2007 (6:11 pm)
Hope I am not too late; are you talking with South Bay Lexus in Torrance? I bought a LS460L from them in January and dealt with a very knowledgeable sales person; at the time he was Internet Sales Manager. Their service department is TERRIBLE!!
I am on the verge of dumping the 460 in favor of a 450h. Reliability of my 460 falls FAR short of the earlier 4XX series. It took 3 days for them to diagnose and replace a faulty trunk release switch. I have been promised by 3 different sources an opportunity to discuss my problems with the Service Manager, but to date NOTHING. The only call that has ever been returned was to tell me my car was ready.
I have experience with Cerritos and the Internet manager has been fair with me and I would not hesitate to go back if their price is competitive. Your price seems thousands higher than a price I got today for a ~$66.4K 450h.
Hope this helps
#44 of 69 What is the Black Kit?
Apr 19, 2007 (6:13 am)
Can someone please provide me mor einfo on the Black Kit?
#45 of 69 Re: Price for a new Lexus 2007 GS450h [kenbt]
Apr 19, 2007 (6:15 am)
What is the Black Kit?
#46 of 69 Price for a new Lexus GS450h
Apr 19, 2007 (5:54 pm)
My price was $62,983.00 OTD; MSRP is $66,842.00 ++
I got this price which was matched by Lexus of Glendale and Cerritos Lexus. I did not ask South Bay since I wasn't sure I was going to get it- if I asked South Bay they would of beat it for sure- since I am a personal friend of the Owner of South Bay Lexus.