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Lexus ES 350, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Sedan
#875 of 2890 Re: prices on 2007 ES350 [carrelman2]
Aug 29, 2007 (4:27 am)
I really, really have to thank you for mentioning Prestige Lexus in Ramsey NJ. Until you mentioned Prestige, I didn't even know about them. They are a 2&1/2 hour drive away from me in typically heavy North Jersey traffic. Yesterday, I got a price quote over the phone from Prestige that was by far the best price I've gotten among the 5 dealerships I have contacted. I agreed to the quoted price without any negotiating. I'll be getting the following: (Note the below numbers are from a window sticker of an ES350 I viewed locally that had the exact same MSRP of $41,662, so the one I am buying but haven't seen yet should be optioned the same way):
2007 ES 350 Obsidian/Black 33,470
Premium Plus Package 2,480
Rear side airbags 250
Full size spare 205
HID w/ AFS 815
Intuitive Park Assist 500
Wood and leather wheel 330
Pref Acc Pkg 197
List price: 41,662
Selling price (drum roll please) . . . 37,300
7% sales tax 2,611
Tire tax 7.50
Doc fee 149
4 year NJ registration 231 (mandatory for new cars in NJ, but this price sounds high. Anybody know if this price is OK?)
Total price incl. tax and fees: $40,298.50
I'll be picking it up Saturday morning
carrelman2, now don't tell me you charge a Finders Fee. If I have any money leftover, I'm going to inquire about chrome wheels. But thanks again, you saved me a minimum of $1,226, which is the difference to the next lowest price quote I received.
#876 of 2890 Re: prices on 2007 ES350 [mac1lsr1]
Aug 29, 2007 (7:19 am)
Don't pay more than $720 for the wheels...that's what I paid
#877 of 2890 Re: prices on 2007 ES350 [4barbara]
Aug 29, 2007 (7:33 am)
Thanks 4barbara, I was wondering the lowest anyone got chrome wheels for. Are yours the 7-spoke standard wheels chromed? Has anyone seen the 10-spoke wheels in chrome? I'm also looking at the LA Wheel and Tire website (lawheel.com) right now to compare. I'm not seeing the ES350 wheels listed. Wow, they've got some gorgeous wheels shown. I've got a set of O.Z.Racing Ultraleggera wheels on my LS430 right now, and I love them. Very good quality, and very lightweight. Bought them from TheTireRack.com, with tires mounted.
#878 of 2890 Re: prices on 2007 ES350 [mac1lsr1]
Aug 29, 2007 (9:30 am)
Yea!!! Good for you. I did the same thing you did. I tried to deal with 4 other dealerships. When I got to the last dealership (which I found from a post on this forum - thanks again Pumpkin!!) the internet manager TA gave me a price of $37,350 and I thought "DONE!". No more negotiating, no more shopping around I am satisfied with this price. I STILL feel good about the price and love the car. The only thing I would change are the cup holders! I think I have to have a giant tea or diet coke and the big cups don't fit well in the cup holder ---- I will get over it though . I also bought the black and got gray interior although I would have rather have black interior. I compromised w/my husband on the interior. He said black would be too hot. (Any color is going to be hot in TX). But I am happy!
#879 of 2890 Re: prices on 2007 ES350 [mac1lsr1]
Aug 29, 2007 (10:05 am)
LA Wheel and Tire just quoted me the price for chrome versions of the 7-spoke factory wheels for the ES 350: $525, plus a $350 refundable security deposit, and (the shocker for me) $247 for shipping to my location in Southeastern PA. That is round-trip shipping, which means upon receiving your new chrome wheels, you ship back to them your original ES 350 wheels in the same boxes, and attach the supplied return mailing labels over the old labels. So the price is $772 for me. Then I have to factor in the price of locally having the tires transferred to the new wheels with balancing and tax. Maybe another $100? So I'm up to $872 to $900. Plus, I'll need to find a good tire shop that won't scratch my new chrome wheels. I'm waiting to hear from Prestige Lexus how much they want for chrome wheels.
#880 of 2890 Re: prices on 2007 ES350 [jano2]
Aug 29, 2007 (10:16 am)
Yes, isn't it a great feeling when you've gotten a price you know is good, and you don't have to spend any more time on the phone and internet going back and forth between dealerships? All the time wondering if you are going to wind up with a color that is your 1st choice, 2nd choice, or worse. And when no fees have been added to the sales contract that are nothing more than other forms of profit-making by the dealership, the deal is so much more satisfying. I felt SO good the whole rest of the evening after I said yes to my deal.
#881 of 2890 Re: prices on 2007 ES350 [mac1lsr1]
Aug 29, 2007 (10:48 am)
You will probably get my old ones; I just sent them back to LA Wheel two weeks ago. They only had 390 miles on them.
I paid $225 to have them shipped to TX, what LA Wheel does is they lower the price on the rims and then jack up the price on the shipping. Sewell in Dallas wanted $1,700. So all said and done I paid $850 which is still a lot cheaper buying from the dealer.
I also bought an OEM Sirius tuner off of e-bay for $290 and had my friend install it for $100. The dealer wanted $800 before buying the car and then after I bought the car they wanted $1,000. I asked them why so much and they told me that it takes half a day to install. My friend installed it in 1.5 hours, it was real easy, if you take the side panel off next to the glove box the connection is right there on the back of the radio. Then he put the turner under the passenger seat and the antenna in the center on the back shelf. The whole thing is invisible and the only thing you see is a small black disc in the back window. The Sirius sounds great!
The next thing Iím going to do is put in a K&N air filter and see if the HP and mileage improves.
#882 of 2890 Re: prices on 2007 ES350 [johnymack]
Aug 29, 2007 (11:07 am)
Hey johnymack, you made me laugh. Maybe I will get your trade-in wheels. That's IF I get the chrome versions from LA Wheel and Tire. My dealer hasn't gotten back to me yet with the chrome wheel price, but if it's close to $1,700 like you were quoted, well then I don't need chrome wheels THAT badly. I'm also wondering how well chrome wheels hold up to road salt, which I will encounter in PA in winter. Hey, it just dawned on me: I can use the LA Wheel price as a bargaining chip with my dealer. The mark-up on things like chrome wheels and trunk spoilers must be very high, I'm guessing.
#883 of 2890 Bought a New ES350
Aug 29, 2007 (3:27 pm)
I just bought a new ES350 in Crown Lexus in Ontario of CA. The price is $36,000 plus tax and lic. It includes premium plus package with navigation system. My friend bought another one at $32,000 without navigation system. Are they good price? Thanks.
#884 of 2890 Re: Bought a New ES350 [carbuyer350]
Aug 29, 2007 (4:04 pm)
What was the MSRP of your car that you got for $36,000? Did your friends just not have NAV or did not have other options as well. I'm asking since there should only be a 2K-2.5K difference in price but he got his 4K less than yours? What was his MSRP? Was that the first offer from them or did you have to haggle a bit to get to that price? What other options were included in your car? Also did you lease or buy? If lease, can you let us know the MF and residual you got? Thanks.