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Lexus ES 350, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Sedan
#706 of 2890 Re: looking for a good deal in the houston, TX area [jano2]
Jul 28, 2007 (10:39 am)
yeah, sorry, been out of town. In fact, wife took car for road trip with kids......... and really likes it.
We tried the G35 as a loaner car for several days, and have to say, the fit and finish/ but more importantly the "feel" of the es350 is much nicer. One thing that irked me about G35 was the seat adjustment buttons are on right side by console, almost on my right leg? strange place and uncomfortable for me.
as for prices, and interest rates? There seemed to be plenty of the color & options package that I was interested in. I got the #2 of the 3 offerred. So, nav included, but not the Mark levinson radio.
I got this option list from them at park place lexus, plano texas
2007 Lexus ES 350
Package I – “Premium” - *$38,157
 Premium leather trim interior with real wood accents
 Heated and Ventilated front seats
 Driver memory: Seat, Steering Wheel, Outside Mirrors
 Power Tilt and Telescoping Steering Wheel
 Bluetooth Compatibility
 6 Disc, single feed in dash CD player in the console.
 Rain-sensing Wipers
 Driver Seat Extender
 Carpeted Cargo Mat
 Wheel Locks
 Power Rear Sun Shade
 Body Side Moldings
 Smart Key
Package II – “Navigation” - *$41,322
Adds to Package I:
 High Intensity Headlamps with AFS
 Lexus Navigation System with Voice Activation and
Package III – “Ultra Luxury” - *$44,842
 Mark Levinson Audio Package
 Park Assist
 Panoramic Sun Roof
*Prices subject to change without notice
it "does" have the rear camera for helping back up, which I mistakenly thought was park assist.....
if you do get to plano to deal with them, I spoke to the oldest internet manager there, T.A. , and he got emails from me as "which"..........
Reason I say it, is, he was very no nonsense, gave me the price i asked for $300 over invoice as far as I could tell.... (made me think there was alittle more room, verified i think by their summer sale athon)
well worth the drive up, but actually.... I would consider asking them to meet you halfway. I am willing to bet that if park place sold you the car, they would deliver it to waco. If not free, certainly cheaper than you driving it back yourself , but ......... if you are married?
Take the wife up to dallas as a surprise..... stay at the "W" hotel, spend evening drinking at Ghostbar, and when you get ready to leave? have the lexus in the hotel garage to drive home with. You will probably have a smile on your face all the way home.
#707 of 2890 Re: Recommended to NJ buyers..amazing service and pricing [blazinginder]
Jul 28, 2007 (8:34 pm)
Can you let us know which dealership and where it is? Thanks
#708 of 2890 Re: Purpul's New Jersey Purchase! [dw8534]
Jul 28, 2007 (8:54 pm)
I got excatly the same quote from Rockville Lexus this afternoon. Have you tried to have them matching those NJ prices posted in this forum?
#709 of 2890 After purchase service
Jul 29, 2007 (5:33 am)
I've seen posts where people buy a Lexus from a dealer that is close to their home for convenience after purchase. Even though sales people will say you will be better taken care of after the sale if you buy from them, it is nonsense.
My best friend is a fixed-cost manager at a large Lexus dealership. These are the guys who make the money for the dealership. They are responsible for almost everything EXCEPT new car sales. All of the real profit is made in finance and service. Anything made in new car sales is just gravy.
The majority of the marketing money is spent on keeping the service department busy, and Lexus pays the dealership for warranty work. Any Lexus dealership will welcome new service business no matter where you bought the car.
I've had a Toyota and a Lexus that I bought far from home and then had service performed at a nearby dealer. I always had the same level of service as anyone else.
#710 of 2890 Ultra Luxury ES350 in Black Saphire
Jul 30, 2007 (7:10 am)
Just picked up a 2007 Lexus ES350 Ultra luxury in black saphire (blue). The car has everything (ML, XM(factory installed), Nav, panormaic moon roof etc...)
Dealership: Pohanka Lexus in Chantilly, Va
Dealer: Man Khanna
Price: $40,285 + $715 destination fee = $41,000 Before TTL
Out the door price: $42,4XX...
I hope this helps. The ultra luxury is a hard car to find, and I even had to wait 2 weeks to get her.
#711 of 2890 ES 350 basic model in DC area
Jul 30, 2007 (8:46 pm)
Just purchased an ES350 from Lexus of Sliver Spring, MD
Options: primium package, rear side airbag, full size spare tire, convenient package (mat, net etc)
MSRP=36,117; Invoice=32,388; purchase price=32,388
(all figures include $715 freight charge)
#712 of 2890 Re: Purpul's New Jersey Purchase! [walteru]
Jul 30, 2007 (9:10 pm)
Yes, but I let them think the number is from Towson.
#713 of 2890 Re: ES 350 basic model in DC area [walteru]
Jul 30, 2007 (9:13 pm)
That is a great buy! I spent extra $4612 just for backup camera!
#714 of 2890 Re: CT and Northeast Pricing [sunilshenoi]
Jul 31, 2007 (12:47 am)
Just a quick note to thank you for your research. I stopped into Hoffman Lexus yesterday and did an invoice deal in 10 minutes based on your post. Saved me a ton of time and effort. I pick up my new ES350 tonight.
BTW, Don Salierno says hello. He remembers you well.
#715 of 2890 Drive out price Pumpkin
Jul 31, 2007 (4:23 am)
On the Lexus ES350 I am looking to buy the Package II and was wondering if anyone bought this package and what their drive out price was. Tax in TX is 6.25. Pumpkin that seems to be the pkg you purchased. The best deal I can find right now is $38,180....may be my fault I did not get better because I said I didn't want to pay anymore than 4% over invoice. He says their invoice price is $36,712. When I got the consumer report I figured their price was more like $35,244.
Thanks. I am trying to finalize the deal today.