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Lexus ES 350, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Sedan
#1497 of 2857 Re: Price paid in Dallas [sprung75]
Jul 29, 2008 (9:46 pm)
I totally do appreciate your position on the matter here. But on the numerous occasions I've dealt with them either on phone or in person, New Car Sales or Pre-owned, they never fail to give me issues. Therefore, with all due respect, both you and I are on the opposite sides of the spectrum here I am sorry to say.
At any rate and on a better note, the deal I mentioned has finally flown through to fruition. I am taking delivery on a Smoky Granite Mica (Exterior)/Grey (Interior) 2008 Lexus ES 350 with Premium Plus Package, Intuitive Park Assist, iPod Aux input, AFS HID Lighting, Tinted Windows and Nav with Lexus Premium Audio). The numbers for everything stayed the same from the trade in value on the van we are trading to the price he sold us the ES350 for. Overall, it was a great experience at Park Place Lexus Plano and I'd readily recommend them in my full conscious state or in my sleep. Tony Acosta is the guy to deal with there.
Bottom line: It just seemed that for every negative instance Sewell bought forward, Park Place in those similar instances was THAT MUCH BETTER! I mean what kind of a moron would sit there and take a $4k to $5k below KBB trade in (Condition dependent) hit on their trade? I wasn't born yesterday you know!
#1498 of 2857 Re: Price paid in Dallas [sunsonshaan07]
Jul 30, 2008 (8:18 am)
I'd like to comment that any used car trade-in in this economy will probably take a substantial hit below blue book, unless it is a high MPG performer. I recently tried to trade in a 2001 Porsche Boxster S with only 42,000 miles. Book value was 20-25K, all trade in quotes were in the 16-17K range. I sold it myself to the first individual that looked at it for 22K. Most dealers call wholesalers to determine used car values, and these prices are commonly set based on Mannheim auction values( mannheim value on my trade was $17K).
I'm glad Park Place worked with you and got you what you wanted for your trade, they definitely went out of their way to earn your business.
We picked up our 2008 es350 with the ultra luxury pkg, ML audio Nav, and park assist yesterday from Northside Lexus in Houston. I will say it is the most quiet car I've driven in awhile, and we are extremely pleased with our purchase.
#1499 of 2857 Re: Lexus ES350 [es350md]
Jul 30, 2008 (9:31 am)
I would be interested in that info. Can you send to me? Thanks!
Jul 30, 2008 (11:04 am)
If you want a great deal in L.A. that is no pressure, talk to Larry Ellis at Vista Lexus in Woodland Hills. I had contacted him by email and told him I wanted 1000 below invoice... and the true invoice, which I got from Consumer Reports for 14 dollars... not their invoice. He said come in, and I did. And that's exactly the deal I got. I added chrome wheels for less than what they normally sell them for, but a few hundred more than if I had gone hunting for an after market deal... I just didn't want the hassle. I went in at lunch, made the deal, and came back later that afternoon and drove off. I cannot recommend Larry more highly. No high pressure tactics at any point in the process. And I love my car!
#1501 of 2857 Re: Price paid in Dallas [qkslvr]
Jul 31, 2008 (12:28 am)
I will be making a purchase in Houston very soon. What kind of deal were you able to get at Northside for your ES350? According to other post, it seems as though Houston dealerships don't care to negotiate much. Any info would be appreciated.....
#1502 of 2857 Re: Price paid in Dallas [kingbolla]
Jul 31, 2008 (7:19 am)
I live in College Station and tried to deal with the Houston dealerships last year in August. They would not budge. I bought from North Park in Plano. I dealt with the internet sales manager and felt like I got a good deal although I never spoke or heard from him after the sale...I did hear from other people at the dealership and the Lexus people, but not from him. I drove to Northside Lexus in Houston for the 5000 mile checkup since it is free, but now stay in CS and have my car serviced at the local Toyota dealership since we don't have a Lexus dealer. If you buy from an out of town dealership I bet you can make a deal with them to deliver to you, or meet you somewhere halfway to take delivery. It would be worth the 2 or 3 thousand you can save. This is just my 2 cents for what it is worth. I paid $37,000 for ES350 with navigation, leather seats, back up camera, HID lights, full size spare. May I add that I have never had a navigation system and I am not too crazy about this one, but it is the screen for all your controls like: a/c, radio, cd, etc. I would have to see what one looked like without it and that would be my deciding factor if I would buy again with navi.
Aug 01, 2008 (4:13 am)
Bought 2008 ES 350 with Premium Plus and Nav last night for $36600 plus TTL. Probably could have done a few $$ better but it seemed like a good deal.
#1504 of 2857 Re: great deal in L.A. [oceanbluela]
Aug 01, 2008 (1:12 pm)
Hi OceanblueLA, May I ask what you ended up paying (otd) and with what options? Did the dealer ask to see your invoice printout? And did any other dealers in LA try to match?
Thanks so much for your help in advance!!
#1505 of 2857 Re: Price paid in Dallas [sprung75]
Aug 01, 2008 (1:23 pm)
Did you pay this for the car with 900 miles on it, or was this for a brand new car?
#1506 of 2857 Re: Price in DC [sunnfun]
Aug 01, 2008 (1:25 pm)
That looks like a very good deal. Did it have any other options?
I am looking at getting the following options. please let me know if you had these or any other options. Could you also share the MSRP?
Premium Plus Package
Voice activated DVD Navigation
High-Intensity Discharge Headlamps (HID)
Intuitive Parking Assist
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