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Lexus ES 350, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Sedan
#21 of 2890 Re: Looking in Seattle [jwille]
Jun 07, 2006 (7:34 pm)
Jwille, thank you for sharing the information. It seems like we can do better without using Costco.
#22 of 2890 Re: Looking in Seattle [shop4mywife]
Jun 07, 2006 (8:00 pm)
I called Costco. Only participating dealer in WA is in Spokane. I would say they would have to have an awfully attractive price to go all the way there. No harm in calling, I'll share if I find out anything. I think it all depends on the make, demand, etc. I know Costco's price on certain Toyotas was like $400 over invoice. No price break on the Avalon, however.
#23 of 2890 Re: Looking in Seattle [cc2010]
Jun 07, 2006 (8:25 pm)
Thank you for sharing, cc2010. Yes, we'd like to hear how it goes.
#24 of 2890 Used 2007 ES350
Jun 09, 2006 (6:30 pm)
I stopped by the local Lexus dealer today for 1st test drive. I am not looking to purchase for some 60 days as I am coming off lease. The salesman told me he had sold a Royal Ruby ES350 with Cashmere and Premium Plus option to an individual who decided they do not like the cashmere leather and want one with black leather. They have placed an order for yet another 350. It should be in in about a month. When it comes in, they will have a used 2007 to sell. Anybody have any ideas on what a low mileage, used 2007 should go for?
#25 of 2890 LOOKING IN HOUSTON
Jun 10, 2006 (6:00 am)
Has anyone had experience in Houston? I have one dealership that says they'll come off the price $500-$1000. Another says they're charging sticker.
#26 of 2890 es350 in mass
Jun 10, 2006 (2:31 pm)
i just put a deposit on es350 with lexus of norwood for a premium package with HID, basically the car with 37424 MSRP.
final price with tax,title,reg..comes to 37500.
basically its a discount of 1900 on the msrp. that's all i got. much more than what Ira was willing to go.
i am not an expert negotiator,basically i got tired of haggling after a point. so in my view 1000 above invoice is a dream deal...not much can happen at this point, not in the boston area. i believe the market is tight. maybe this month. 2 months from now...more cars on dealers lots...you might see the 1000-1500 above invoice deals here.
right now i would say if you can get a car 2000 above invoice that is a good deal. norwood for some reason was reluctant to go above or come close to the 2000 discount from MSRP.
my experiences...hope to get the delivery next week. looking forward to drive the car. my first LEXUS.
#27 of 2890 Re: es350 in mass [fram_dude]
Jun 10, 2006 (3:02 pm)
I think you got a great deal. Congratulations. What color do you have?
#28 of 2890 Re: es350 in mass [shop4mywife]
Jun 11, 2006 (7:11 am)
black with black interior. one of the things i was hoping to see was more posts about e350 in the boston area, before i went to buy. hopefully this gives an idea for people who are looking to buy in the future.
#29 of 2890 LI Purchase
Jun 11, 2006 (1:32 pm)
On Friday, my wife placed an order for a tungsten pearl / light grey Ultra at Rallye Lexus in Glen Cove. Agreed-upon price is $43,384 before TTL, which represents a $700 discount from MSRP.
This is not a great deal. I would rather have postponed the purchase until later this year, after Infiniti rolls out the new G35. I firmly believe that Lexus dealers will be much more willing to negotiate when the ES 350 is no longer the hot new ride. But my wife had promised to sell her '99 ES 300 to a young cousin who needs a car before school opens in September, so she didn't feel that we could wait much longer.
#30 of 2890 New Purchase
Jun 11, 2006 (6:26 pm)
On Saturday, I purchased a new ES 350 black/black with the ultra luxury package (every option less the pre-collison detection). The MSRP was $43,989. My price minus TTL was $40,850. Not bad considering the car is in very high demand and the ultra-luxury package with additional options is very hard to come by (at least in the northeast).
Has anyone been able to negotiate better than $40,850 with the top of the line options package?