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#946 of 2855 Re: Fair price for an 07 ES350?? [qhuy00]
Sep 06, 2007 (4:01 am)
E-mail me at jm_proeyahoo.com for the sales guy I went through at Sewell in Dallas. You can get the same price at both Sewell and Park Place but Sewell will include Window tint, Hand painted pin stripes and All weather floor mats. Park Place does not offer these for the same price. Another guy here on this board (called Zhan) went through the same sales guy I did and paid $34,400.00 (they did not have “All-weather mats” in stock so they deducted $100).
Anyway below is what I posted a few weeks ago.
Good Luck, John
P.S. as soon as Park Place Plano found out I had talked with Park Place Grapevine they would not talk with me anymore. Which was fine with me because TA would never give me a price over the phone or e-mail. He kept asking me to come in, he was also very hard to get a hold of, that led me to believe that he was not hungry enough for my business.
Price I paid for ES 350 Lexus in Dallas
Bought on 07-28-2007
I paid $34,500.00 for my ES 350 at Sewell Lexus Dallas. The only thing it did not have is Navigation, High Intensity Headlamps, Mark Levinson Audio, Park Assist, Panoramic Sun Roof and Chrome Wheels.
Sewell wanted $1,700 for Chrome wheels; I got the same wheels for $750 shipped to my door from L.A. Wheel and Tire.
My experience with Sewell was absolutely wonderful; I did all my negotiating by e-mail with both Park Place Lexus Grapevine and Sewell Lexus of Dallas. Park Place also offered me the same price of $34,500.00 but did not include Window tint, Hand painted pin stripes and All weather floor mats. Park Place did include the plastic stone chip hood protector though, Sewell did not.
E-mail me if you want the sales managers name, he was fantastic, it only took one hour to sign all paper work and purchase the car. My interest rate with Lexus was 5.99%.
Things I don’t like about the car so far: Engineer who designed interior lights should be fired (Cannot see a thing, very dim), driver side Ventilated front seat works better than passenger side, ceiling is a little low, not much head room (I am only 5’-10”). Other than that I love the car, my previous car was a 2000 E320 Mercedes.
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
- Carpet Cargo Mat
- Wheel Locks
- Power Rear Sun Shade
- Body Side Moldings
- Smart Key
They also threw in the following:
- Window Tint
- Rear Spoiler
- Hand Painted Pin Stripes
- All Weather Floor Mats
Total list price of car was $39,100.00……….I only paid $34,500.00.
Sale Price - $34,500.00
Sales Tax - $2,156.25
Dealer's Inv. Tax - $80.07
Documentary Fee - $50.00
Deputy Fee - $5.00
License, Trans, Title - $103.80
Inspection - $23.75
Sub-Total - $36,918.87
Good Luck, John
E-mail – jm_proeyahoo.com
P.S. I followed this web-sight in buying a car and it absolutely works: How to save money buying a new car in 5 quick steps.
The key is to get an internet quote from the Dealer through Kelly Blue book or Nada.com, this will cut out the middle man (the salesman) and you will save by not paying commission to the salesman. Internet price will always be far less than walking through the door and getting a price.
#947 of 2855 Re: Fair price for an 07 ES350?? [qhuy00]
Sep 06, 2007 (5:49 am)
I am surprised you have not heard from them. His day off is Wednesday. (The Grapevine and Plano locations are connected - I guess same owner- When I called the main tele # the operator asked me if I wanted Plano or Grapevine IF I am remembering correctly). Good luck whichever way you go!
#948 of 2855 Re: Fair price for an 07 ES350?? [johnymack]
Sep 06, 2007 (5:53 am)
I did not know you had that experience w/ TA.! Hmm...sorry. I know the dealerships (Plano and Grapevine) are connected so they probably don't step on each other's toes.
#949 of 2855 Re: Fair price for an 07 ES350?? [jano2]
Sep 06, 2007 (6:47 am)
I actually wanted to buy from Plano because they are closer to my house. So I figured I would go to Grapevine to do all my drive testing to figure out which model I wanted. Then I went to Plano to do my negotiating through via e-mail but as soon as TA saw my name in the computer system at Grapevine he did not want to deal with me. At the time I did not know they were connected.
After Sewell said that they would pick my car up and drop off a loaner for the first 50k miles it didn’t mater who I bought from.
What I liked about Sewell is they didn’t mess around; the first e-mail I received had a price of $34,898. I went back and forth with TA a couple of times and never once got a price.
#950 of 2855 Re: Fair price for an 07 ES350?? [johnymack]
Sep 06, 2007 (10:30 am)
You got a good deal and are happy and that is the bottom line !
What do you mean Sewell said they would pick up your car and drop off a loaner? I am just curious.
#951 of 2855 Re: Fair price for an 07 ES350?? [jano2]
Sep 06, 2007 (12:30 pm)
All three dealers told me that when I need the oil changed or anything done to the car for the first 50k miles they will come to my home/office and drop off a loaner and take my car. I was surprised Sewell will do this because I am a good 30 min drive with out traffic from them.
My neighbor has two Lexus cars and they come to his house every time he needs an oil change, he said it’s the greatest service.
I went there last week to have my new plates put on, they also washed it and I was out the door in 30 min.
They will hand wash your car anytime. If I lived next to the dealer I would be there every Sat morning to have my car washed.
P.S. The real kicker is that you do not have to replace the gas in the loaner.
#952 of 2855 Color Combinations
Sep 07, 2007 (8:12 am)
I am looking for a Black exterior / Light Gray interior combination.
Although this is a possible combination in the ES350 catalog (both 2007 and 2008), local dealers here in Northern California are telling me the ES350 is only available as Black/Cashmere (tan) or Black/Black combinations for the Western United States. Anyone else experience this situation?
P.S. I recall a member here from Texas who recently purchased a 2007 ES350 Black/Light Gray combination.
Sep 07, 2007 (8:13 am)
Does the bluetooth option automatically "give" you the 6-CD option as well?
It's not altogether clear according to the Lexus website or the brochure...
#954 of 2855 Re: Color Combinations [fastcavette]
Sep 07, 2007 (8:36 am)
They're lying. I went to Glendale and asked for black on black and the dude said its doesn't come that way.
We went to Oxnard....they had it on the lot.
Call up Shabnam Riz at Oxnard....they have it on the lot.
Tell them Mark from Valencia told you to call.
Call info....805 area code.
#955 of 2855 Fruitful search
Sep 07, 2007 (10:37 am)
Just visited with Park Place Grapevine, agreed on an 07 ES350 with premium plus pkg for 34.2 pretax(I think 36.5 OTD). Just wanted to thank this forum for its help .