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Lexus ES 350, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Sedan
#879 of 2855 Re: prices on 2007 ES350 [mac1lsr1]
Aug 29, 2007 (11:05 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 2855 Re: prices on 2007 ES350 [jano2]
Aug 29, 2007 (11:16 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 2855 Re: prices on 2007 ES350 [mac1lsr1]
Aug 29, 2007 (11:48 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 2855 Re: prices on 2007 ES350 [johnymack]
Aug 29, 2007 (12:07 pm)
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 2855 Bought a New ES350
Aug 29, 2007 (4:27 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 2855 Re: Bought a New ES350 [carbuyer350]
Aug 29, 2007 (5:04 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.
#886 of 2855 Re: Bought a New ES350 [mrtrance]
Aug 29, 2007 (5:12 pm)
A typical ES350 with Premium Plus/NAV/Accessory Package has MSRP of $40,627 and Invoice of $35,698. Should we be able to get one at this stage under invoice now? Like $35,000 or less? Any ideas? So is $36,000 still just an OK price at this time?
#887 of 2855 Re: Bought a New ES350 [mrtrance]
Aug 29, 2007 (7:16 pm)
I think you are getting a great deal. I am no expert, and this is just my opinion, but I cannot see them going as low as $35,000 or less. The Lexus is too good of a car and too popular. Some dealerships across the country still are not willing to deal below $38,000 and $39,000.
#888 of 2855 Re: ES350 advice [newr]
Aug 29, 2007 (8:31 pm)
I ended up going with the GS 350 with Nav. Got it for $44,008. It was what orginally wanted, but the Ultra caught my eye. The price difference between the two was close enough to get back to the GS.