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#1031 of 5880 Please evaluate this offer
Nov 06, 2007 (10:55 am)
Thank you. I followed the link and tried to price with options but on both the 2007 and 2008 RX 350 it lists N/A on the invoice column for options. On the TMV column it lists a price higher than MSRP, which is certainly not accurate in the current market.
Here is the car description and price quote that I have received. If anyone has any feedback or comments, I would greatly appreciate it.
2008 Lexus RX 350 FWD
Accessory Codes are: FV HH NV PT TO C1 (cargo mat) and WL
In plain english the options are: nav system, heated front seats w/ rain sensing wipers, Liquid graphite finsih 18 inch wheets, towing prep package, wheel locks, cargo mats, and premium plus package (leather, power tilt wheel w/ memory, roof rack, moonroof, HID headlamps w/ AFS, illuminated entry)
The offer from the dealership lists price at 44,481 and then says the sales price will be 41,200.00
Is this a good offer? Is it at market?
#1032 of 5880 Re: Please evaluate this offer [daisy214]
Nov 06, 2007 (11:51 am)
Hmm, I followed the links and was able to price the 2007 options. The only one of your options that was N/A was the Premium Plus Package (PT). However, you can calculate that by taking the Premium Package (PM) and adding the HID lights(HL).
When I run your cars config, I get the following:
TMV: $40,204 (without any regional adjustment or color adjustment)
#1033 of 5880 Re: Please evaluate this offer [daisy214]
Nov 07, 2007 (12:11 pm)
Here's what I've found for invoice price on the codes you've listed:
FV - Invoice - $484; MSRP - $605
HH - Invoice - $532; MSRP - $665
NV - Invoice - $2225; MSRP - $2650
PT - Invoice - $1854; MSRP - $2060
TO - Invoice - $126; MSRP - $160
C1 - Invoice - $55; MSRP - $92
WL - Invoice - $41; MSRP - $69
Total Invoice - $5317; MSRP - $6301
These numbers can be found on http://consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com/2008-lexus-rx-5.htm By the way, they are the same numbers that consumer reports gives when you buy their report in their new car price service. Hope this helps!
#1034 of 5880 Re: Importing Car Into Canada [pschiffe]
Nov 08, 2007 (8:26 am)
Pete, would you mind sending me name and email address of your salesperson. I am interested in importing Lexus ES 350 to Canada if this is possible. Also wondering if I need to pay NY State tax or would it instead be advisable for me to purchase from a state with no tax such as NH.
#1035 of 5880 Re: Importing Car Into Canada [mikem17]
Nov 08, 2007 (7:47 pm)
Mike, your email is listed as private in your profile! Sales tax is levied based upon where the vehicle will be registered not where it is purchased, don't know how this applies to Canada.
Nov 10, 2007 (11:02 am)
Help. I have had an RX for the past 2 years (2 4 year terms) and my lease is coming up in December.Seriously debating if I want to get into another one. What can I expect my lease payments to be on a 2007 RX350. I want premium package, nav+back up camera. I am in the Los Angeles area and can travel anywhere withing greater LA to pick it up. What is the residual and the money factor on a 36 mo. lease? I want to be fully aware of my payments before going in. Thank you in advance
#1037 of 5880 rx350 awd
Nov 10, 2007 (12:34 pm)
08 rx350 awd
Base MSRP* $38,800.00
Available Package $6,313.00
Accessory Options $0.00
Voice-activated DVD Navigation
System (includes backup camera
and Bluetooth® technology)
Two-level heated front seats
(includes rain-sensing variable
intermittent wipers & headlamp
Seven-spoke, 18-in aluminum alloy
wheels with Liquid Graphite finish
(235/55VR18 and full-size spare)
Towing prep package  Included
Cargo mat Included
Wheel locks IncludedDelivery, Processing & Handling
Total MSRP** $45,828.00
After much haggling I'm getting this for $40,500+$180doc+tax,title,plates
#1038 of 5880 Re: rx350 awd [q2261]
Nov 15, 2007 (7:28 pm)
I just got quote for same trim and options for $5500 OFF MSRP which is about $40,400 so yours is very close to mine (I am from Bay Area)
Have you decided yet or what you are about to do?
I am kind of on the fence: RX350 vs. MDXsport/ent
anyone else can share your info please?
#1039 of 5880 Re: rx350 awd [kupitauto]
Nov 16, 2007 (5:30 am)
I'm from bay area also, looking for 08 RX350 AWD. Your price quote seem to be reasonable, can you provide me more info which dealer in bay are you get quote from and name of sale prep if possible. You can send me email at thanh.dapple.com.
#1040 of 5880 Re: rx350 awd [kupitauto]
Nov 16, 2007 (5:38 am)
kupitauto, I'm taking delivery of the rx today, on-road price $43,288 incl tax,tag,title,doc. I would say that if you want a luxury family crossover that isolates you from the road, get the rx. If you want a semi-luxury performance type vehicle where you feel engaged to the road, get the mdx. it just boils down to what you want. BTW, I'm in michigan, where the market is actually not very competitive but it seems like sales are slow these days, initial quotes that I got for this car were around $43,700 (about $2k off MSRP), but I engaged with all 5 dealerships in the state over the net/phone and made them compete, and bought it when one met my $40,500 target price.