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Lexus ES 350, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Sedan
#1814 of 2857 Re: Lexus ES 350: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [nalinirph]
Jan 04, 2009 (10:38 am)
Yes, I worked with 2-3 dealers telling them I was going for the lowest price. I calculated mybase 2009 car plus options on NADA.com and offered below invoice. I had the salesman fax me the car dealer sticker and compared apples to apples. My husband wanted me to go $225 lower but I asked for allweather floor mats and window tinting to be included in the $39,000. I found Sewell to be the least helpful. They had the specific car and color I wanted as a demo 2008 but would not come down from 39,450. The grapevine salesman(kn) tried to tell me that the car mats were $200 but I told him I had paperwork saying $69 and he accepted. Just tell them you are a serious buyer and let them know you have other active options. Also I just told him thank you for his offer but I was waiting to hear back from the other dealer to see who was lowest. Other (Plano) dealer called me back 1 hour after I agreed with Grapevine by phone. Just be nice but firm on what you will pay. Be ready to move on though. I really wanted only white and all the luxury options and two dealers had this same car, very helpful. Good Luck
#1815 of 2857 Re: Lexus ES 350: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [jack1963]
Jan 04, 2009 (11:01 am)
Yes, KN was my salesman. His first offer to me on the 43,985 MSRP was 40,309. He had spent about an hour with me test driving and educating me on the car. I told him I was going to Sewell and was in contact with his counterpart in Plano to see who would give me the best price. I got the sticker from the car and compared options on NADA.com. to get invoice price and offerred below. He acted like it was a stretch, he's very experienced, but really took it when I held firm on my price in a nice way. He new I was a serious buyer. I think playing dealers who had the same car agianst each other helped. Just keep telling him you know he can do it. May have helped that it was the end of the year, but really don't know because it was an 09. I heard several times, from dealers, that 09 is about $1,000 below 08 because of a price reduction. I think this was true when i compared cars/options online. 09 was less, but they have good financing on 08. Won't got that low on 09. I had my own financing ready to go with exceptional credit all in my court too. Good Luck, I love the car. I got the white with tan interior. Did not like truffle color left in the 08s on that lot. Husband has a black M35 so didn't want black. i was pretty limited because i only wanted white but tried not to show this to salesman. He said not many come with Mark Levinson and ultra luxury.I think he was trying to tell me I wanted a more rare car and should pay more. I thought of it as a car and just the numbers and stood firm
#1816 of 2857 Re: Lexus ES 350: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [jack1963]
Jan 04, 2009 (11:29 am)
MSRP sticker $43,985 plus tinted windows and all weather mats
Deal $39,000 plus TTL
Hope this helps
#1817 of 2857 Re: 08 ES in Bay Area [IngridO]
Jan 04, 2009 (11:40 am)
It was at Stevens Creek. OTD was around $38,500 (at 8.25% sales tax), but your total may differ depending on the sales tax where you are.
#1818 of 2857 Re: Lexus Buying Experience [down_to_earth]
Jan 05, 2009 (7:53 pm)
Down-to-Earth, Sorry about the delay...I'll be sending you the dealer name and number and salesman's name I dealt with. They have some very aggressive pricing...stay tuned....
Jan 09, 2009 (9:49 pm)
Hello everyone. I got an e-mail from the salesman at Grapevine lexus yesterday. The 2008 ES 350 in Truffle Mica is being sold for 36,494 + TTL. The MSRP is 43,075. It is brand new and not a demo. I thought it was a good deal and have not made an counter offer yet. Any thoughts on this deal? Please let me know. It is not my favorite color but I think it may be too much of a good deal to pass up.....
#1820 of 2857 Re: an offer [nalinirph]
Jan 10, 2009 (11:38 am)
Hi Nalini, I got quoted at $34,700 + TTL at the end of the year for a brand new 2009 ES350 with the Navigation package and then at $35,741 + TTL in January. So I think you still have some room to bargain.
#1821 of 2857 Re: an offer [IngridO]
Jan 10, 2009 (6:10 pm)
Wow that is a great price... Was that at a dealership in Texas? If so which one?
Thanks for the reply
#1822 of 2857 Re: an offer [nalinirph]
Jan 10, 2009 (7:32 pm)
Really great price. When i was there the last week in December they had 3-4 in Mica left for 2008. I think it is a harder color to sell becuase that was the only color they had. Color not bad but not my first choice either. Money is great, if you like color then go for it!
#1823 of 2857 Re: an offer [nalinirph]
Jan 11, 2009 (8:37 pm)
Is this car a Pebble Beach Edition? I was looking at Sewell and they have the Pebble with a MSRP of $43705, but I have him down to $36900 + TTL. It is a 08 in Truffle Mica. I think the Pebble is the only one with that color. Great car. I am going to Grapevine to check them out tommorow.