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Lexus ES 350, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Sedan
#2680 of 2857 Re: 2011 Lexus Es 350 with Navi [siddharth2008]
Sep 10, 2011 (4:12 pm)
I meant to post this to you siddharth:
"there are no changes to the 2012 model other than an exterior color change (addition of some kind of new gray pearl color in place of one of the others).
2013 is the refresh year for the es350."
the only question now is, is the 1.9% APR, 60 month financing coming back after the 2.9% APR special expires? I usually pay in cash but this low of rate is too good to pass up (cheap cost of money; I can invest it and return more than that). Also wondering if any manufacturer rebates will be coming to help clear out the 2011s. The rise of the yen lately relative to the dollar has not been good for those of us purchasing Japanese goods. Yen is up about 10% over the dollar in the last year. If we don't fall into another recession, I can see the yen falling back to this level in '12.
#2681 of 2857 Re: es350 [jyotirmou]
Sep 16, 2011 (6:30 pm)
The extended warranty is just an insurance policy. The provider must collect more than he pays out or it he will not make money on the transaction. Why would Lexus offer a product like insurance if they knew they would loos money?
That is the reasoning that led me to decline the offer. If I was purchasing a used vehicle whose previous care I knew little, then I might take such an offer if available.
Sep 19, 2011 (11:56 am)
I too am holding out for the redesign. I think the interior and dash are dated (2006) and need to be refreshed. Does anybody know if the 2013 model will come out early in the Spring of 2012 or in the traditional time of Sept. 2012? I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's sooner than later because the Camry just came out and the ES should follow and also the current model is showing its age.
#2683 of 2857 Leftover Deals
Oct 06, 2011 (12:11 pm)
Just bought a 2011 ES350, MSRP of $43,503. Gave me $22,000 trade in on my '07 ES350 Ultra with 54,900 miles. Got the $1,000 Lexus Loyalty Rebate, additional rebate of $750 plus dealer discount of $1,753 off the car along with 2.9% financing. Got the 72 month / 70,000 mile Platinum Extended Warranty for $753 (MSRP of $1,400) too. The dealer, at first, wanted $24,000 plus my car for this ES350. After getting up and ready to leave, they came down to $18,000 plus my car. That would have been a lot of $ to leave on the table. But we were ready to go to another Lexus dealer 70 miles away versus the local one that is only four miles away.
#2684 of 2857 Price for ES350 w/Nav?
Oct 28, 2011 (11:25 am)
Hi, I'm helping my parents shop for a ES350 with Nav, Parking assist, Ultra package (HID lights, heated seats, rear shade, wooden steering wheel). Anyone purchase one recently or is shopping for one? I've made initial contact with several dealers around me, quotes I received are for approximately $39,000 just for the car (incl dest charge). They all seem skittish to commit to a number as they know I'm going to take it to another dealer.
Also, is October a good month to buy? I know they always advertise a December to remember sale, but not sure if that's just marketing Bs or the deals are really better than.
Any help is appreciated.
#2685 of 2857 Re: Price for ES350 w/Nav? [gizmo2]
Oct 28, 2011 (10:00 pm)
I'm shopping around for a ES350 w/o Nav. I got $2500 below invoice plus additional $1000 loyalty rebate. FYI.
#2686 of 2857 Re: Price for ES350 w/Nav? [mrd4]
Nov 05, 2011 (3:27 pm)
dude. my local lexus dealer offers $3500 under invoice plus $1000 royalty rebate now. Which is essentially $7500 under MSRP. Huge deal.
#2687 of 2857 Re: Price for ES350 w/Nav? [mrd4]
Nov 06, 2011 (8:36 pm)
What is your MSRP and where is the dealership located.
#2688 of 2857 Re: Price for ES350 w/Nav? [mrd4]
Nov 08, 2011 (1:35 pm)
Thank you so much for this tip. Based on your experience we just point blank asked for $2000/- below invoice. And was surprised to get it too. MSRP was 43,061/- Invoice was 39,400/- we got it for 37,500/- and opted for they dent protection for five years $799/- and also any dents or dings will be fixed for the next five years. It was also for another $700/- but ygthen got a $1000/- discount as on Nov 5th is official opening of Dec 2011 for Gwinnett Lexus in GA. Our walkout price with tag, tax and title was 41,539/-. I jsut saw another post for someone getting almost $7000/- below invoice but don't regret it atall. I think the sales person too deserves a good Christmas.
#2689 of 2857 Lexus Santa Monica was great
Nov 13, 2011 (11:42 pm)
We just purchased a Lexus ES350 from Bernadette at Lexus Santa Monica. She was great...professional, responsive, and a woman of her word. She's the internet sales manager and she gave us a great price on the car and made the entire process as painless as she possibly could. When you're shopping around for your next Lexus, I strongly suggest you give her a call before you make any final decisions. She could not have taken better care of us and I will be going back to her for our next Lexus!