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Lexus ES 350, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Sedan
#1743 of 2855 Re: ES 350-2009 Houston area [purple10]
Nov 26, 2008 (11:58 pm)
Hey Purple10, were you able to get the 5.31% for a 72 month, or 60 month period? (I am seeing atleast 0.8-1% difference between a 60 month, and a 72 month financing.
Lexus offers for 60 months 5.89% and for 72 months 6.69%. (Many dealers in the bay area seem to offer the same, atleast on initial email contact). I am sure some Banks/credit unions can give a better deal, as you said, and as previously quoted by lexusbunny.
#1744 of 2855 Re: ES 350-2009 Houston area [bluer0cks]
Nov 27, 2008 (9:47 am)
The best way is to apply your loan with Capitalone.com. Depends on your credit history, you might get the lower rate than what they listed (my case I got 5.31% below their advertise of 5.44%), and I think with 72 mos, the rate will go up almost by 1%. Capital One will send you the blank check within 5 working days, you have the option to use or not. I had to apply three times (different rate everytime) because the blank check expires before I decided on the car, but at least I have it ready wnen I need it. Good luck
Nov 27, 2008 (5:56 pm)
I'm getting ready to purchase my blk/blk beauty prem/plus w/Nav, within the next 30 days. I have my own financing thru GEICO FCU. Getting 5% for 72 months. I plan to offer invoice which is just above 36k. I'm in the ATL area. Lexus is running a December special on financing, not sure if they can beat 5% though.
#1746 of 2855 Re: ES 350-2009 Houston area [purple10]
Nov 29, 2008 (8:53 pm)
I specifically signed on tonight to thank you purple10! The information you posted helped us out a ton. We just bought a car tonight from Clearlake at that exact price, 34k+TTL.
For others in TX, I was so impressed, I'm willing to rave about our experience; I HIGHLY recommend this place. The conversation I had with the manager was friendly and quick. The deal was sealed in 10 minutes over the phone (Bank of America already approved us for 5.3% at 60mo) and we just agreed on a time for us to sign and pick up the car. This is a huge contrast to the headache I've had in the last 2 mos with other dealerships, very similar to what lexusbunny has described. After we signed papers, our sales lady spent an extra 30 minutes after the dealership was already closed to teach my mom how to customize her new car. This was something that the Austin dealership never did when we bought our RX350 a couple years back.
Thanks again everyone, especially purple 10 for all your help on this forum. Really appreciate it, we love our new car, and hope you guys have a wonderful experience with yours!
#1747 of 2855 Re: ES 350-2009 Houston area [weniki]
Nov 29, 2008 (9:07 pm)
Yea! I am happy for you and hope you love your new car!
#1748 of 2855 Re: Buying Soon [lexpaul]
Nov 29, 2008 (11:05 pm)
Lexpaul...Do you have to be a Geico existing customer to avail the 5% for 72 months?
I'm not an existing Geico customer.
#1749 of 2855 Re: Buying Soon [bluer0cks]
Nov 30, 2008 (4:00 pm)
bluer0cks...Unfortunately you have to actually be an employee of GEICO...or have a spouse that is (my case)...but I would check out other FCU's in your area because they have in general lower rates than banks...and don't forget that Lexus is running a special on low rates for December, I had a salesman tell me that the rates would be going down in December which is the time I expect to buy....
#1750 of 2855 Re: ES 350-2009 Houston area [weniki]
Dec 01, 2008 (6:20 am)
Weniki...can you tell me which salesperson or manager did you talk to? I tried Clearlake Lexus a couple of times with no luck. They always give me a high quote and would not budge. Thanks!
#1751 of 2855 Re: 2008 ES 350 purchase questions [mayfletcher]
Dec 02, 2008 (7:33 am)
My total price paid was $34K + TTL.
There are three major options: Premium Plus Package, Ultra-Luxury Package, Navigation System/Mark Levinson. Every other option accessory (HIDs, etc) are an additional to those packages and is tacked on with an additional cost. Go with nada.com with pricing.
I would first find out what options you want in the car. Then price it out at nada.com. Then contact the dealer to see if they have the car with the options you wanted and you can bargain with the nada invoice from there.
Good luck!! You won't be disappointed with the ES350. Smoooth ride it is!!
Dec 07, 2008 (6:46 pm)
I just came home with what I think was a great deal on an 2008 ES350 Pebble Beach Edition, with Nav, sunshade and extra spare. MSRP was 42,320 and selling price was 35,650 (2k back of invoice). LFS MF and residual at 10k miles put my payment with basic driveoffs at 443. Northern Cal dealer. Let me know if you need specifics.