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Lexus ES 350, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Sedan
#1451 of 2855 '07 ES 350 in Plano, TX (DFW Metro)....Deal or no deal?
Jun 09, 2008 (8:04 pm)
The Specs on this car are:
2007 Lexus ES 350
Dark Blue (Blue Black mix if you will) Exterior/Tan Interior
9100 miles driven
Premium Plus Package w/. Rear Spoiler
Bluetooth, Heated and Ventilated Memory Front Seats
Aftermarket Tinted Windows (I specifically wanted this in the deal)
No iPod Adapter
Balance of Factory Warranty
Asking Price: $33900
My Offer: $31600
$64k to all you Lexus afficionados out there: Deal or no deal?
Thanks for your input in advance.
#1452 of 2855 Re: '07 ES 350 in Plano, TX (DFW Metro)....Deal or no deal? [sunsonshaan07]
Jun 10, 2008 (7:29 am)
Adding to the description, it also has the power rear sunshade. The iPod kit is an additional $425!
#1453 of 2855 Re: New 2008 Lexus ES350 in New England [malibu0212]
Jun 10, 2008 (8:43 am)
Actually I think I might have been able to slightly better but my wife got impatient and too excited. I had a second dealer offer to match the price at the 23 hour. They were stuck on offering 2K for the trade but up it to 3K pretty quickly when we were thinking of walking.
In the end ...she is happy so I am happy. Ironically I have not driven it yet
#1454 of 2855 Re: '07 ES 350 in Plano, TX (DFW Metro)....Deal or no deal? [sunsonshaan07]
Jun 10, 2008 (1:53 pm)
$33,900 is close to Invoice for new 2008 (w/special APR financing), they are crazy to ask the same price for used car with 9,100 miles. It has to be less than $30,000 but check on KBB for used car pricing.
#1455 of 2855 Re: '07 ES 350 in Plano, TX (DFW Metro)....Deal or no deal? [praz]
Jun 11, 2008 (7:23 am)
Thank you, Praz. KBB shows $33295 for the vehicle loaded the same as I have described. I have offered $31600 and they are tinting the windows all around.
To me this sounds reasonable but still the insight from all of you is very valuable to me. Thank you all in advance.
#1456 of 2855 Re: '07 ES 350 in Plano, TX (DFW Metro)....Deal or no deal? [sunsonshaan07]
Jun 11, 2008 (9:10 am)
It will be better if you check local listings for the same car or wait a couple of months so that when the 2009 model roll out you might get a good deal on left over/loaner 2007 models, my 2 cents.
#1457 of 2855 2008 Lexus Loaner for $32725 in Houston
Jun 11, 2008 (11:59 am)
Last month I bought a 2008 ES350 in Houston for $32725 plus TTL
It was a Lexus Dealer Loaner with 4000 miles on it, Silver Exterior and Gray Interior.
It had the Premium Plus Package which included:
- Heated and ventilated front seats
- Driver's seat power cushion extender
- Electrochromic outside mirrors with tilt-down in reverse
- Rain-sensing intermittent windshield wipers with mist cycle
- Audio Bluetooth® technology
- Full-size spare tire with 17-in alloy wheel
- Rear seat side airbags
- Wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob
- Power rear sunshade
- Preferred accessory package (includes Cargo net, Trunk mat and Wheel locks)
- Tinted Windows with Transparent Edge on the hood.
It is give you some comparison. I think I did OK for Houston market but then there is always someone doing better. No Trade in....I sold my old one myself using Craigslist.
#1458 of 2855 Re: 2008 Lexus Loaner for $32725 in Houston [hedonist]
Jun 11, 2008 (2:27 pm)
Thanks for your valuable insight. Consequently, I turned down the deal here in Plano telling him what kind of deals were being made in the Texas region as a whole as well as elsewhere. (Your deal was not the only one that convinced me to pursue this approach ).
I spelled out my requirements firmly for the dealership in hopes that I may get something more reasonable in the near future.
#1459 of 2855 Re: Price paid in Houston [thepostman]
Jun 15, 2008 (12:07 pm)
I am in Houston too - has been looking for a ES for a while, but only went to Clear Lake Lexus since it is the closest. I found all the dealers (I've been to at least 6) here are tought to deal, not only lexus.
Looks like I may have to go to DFW to buy - their economy is not as good as here.
#1460 of 2855 ES350 sales down more than 20% for 2 months
Jun 15, 2008 (12:14 pm)
In Apr and May 2008, nationally. I'd think the dealers would be more willing to deal - but obviously not quite in Houston.
A friend paid 39000 OTD last Nov - that's the kind of people dealers are looking for. And they can find enough in the past, but still need to see that's the case next.