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#1225 of 5870 2008 RX 350 (Premium Plus Pkg), 38.5K OTD (compare to MDX?)
Feb 29, 2008 (1:02 pm)
I have been a Honda fan for many years, and just bought my first toyota product yesterday.
08 RX350, AWD, breakwater blue ext and ivory int, standard premium plus pkg stuff, no nav (didn't really need it, have a Garmin). Car price 35.5K, OTD 38.5K.
The sales guy (this is a NorCal dealer) started the negotiation from 36.5K (2K below her invoice number of 38.5K), and got to 35.5K fairly quickly; we didn't really negotiate any further (thanks to this forum, I know others have successfully got the price to 35K, so obviously I can work a bit more on my negotiation skills, or my patience =) This lexus sales guy wasn't exactly the nicest person to talk with, but we figure that we got an OK deal.
Originally, I really really want to get an 2008 Acura (nice style, SH-AWD, tons of cargo space with 3rd-row-down, the electronics are a generation ahead of RX, IMO). It is definitely more of a "driver's" car.
But in the end, since we are buying this SUV to be the "family car", the ride comfort is a extremely important factor for us (wife win). The comfort level (for both 1st and 2nd row) on the RX is better for sure. I guess that I "caved in" ... so even when I was enjoying the smooth ride on RX 350 home last night, there was still a bit "echo" in the back of my mind, what if ...
I am wondering how many people in this forum had similar experiences (i.e. comparing RX with MDX). Either one is a great car, no question about it; they are just so very different.
#1226 of 5870 Re: pricing in Chicago area [a8man1]
Mar 01, 2008 (12:56 am)
so how much is the out the door price that you paid? i'm thinking of getting exactly the same as what you have :+)
#1227 of 5870 Re: 2008 RX 350 (Premium Plus Pkg), 38.5K OTD (compare to MDX?) [neo74]
Mar 01, 2008 (8:23 pm)
which state are you in?
I am in Seattle, Washington. Local dealers said they don't have the $2000 incentives from Lexus. The best price they can offer is the invoice price.
#1228 of 5870 Re: 2008 RX 350 (Premium Plus Pkg), 38.5K OTD (compare to MDX?) [bchen7611]
Mar 02, 2008 (9:35 am)
I am in the same boat as you - dealer has hinted they would do invoice, though we have not started seriously talking yet.
I have not contacted the dealer in Lynnwood, only the one in Bellevue. Tacoma and Bellevue are owned by the same folks.
Will let you know how things go...
#1229 of 5870 Re: 2008 RX 350 (Premium Plus Pkg), 38.5K OTD (compare to MDX?) [murphydog]
Mar 02, 2008 (9:53 am)
I tried to contact all three in Seattle area. Just realized that Tacoma and Bellevue are the same owner. Waiting for the response from Lynnwoood. I guess the $2000 incentive is really but the dealer doesn't want to offer now. I saw more than 50 08 RX in Lexus Bellevue. I believe they will lower the price soon.
#1230 of 5870 Re: 2008 RX 350 (Premium Plus Pkg), 38.5K OTD (compare to MDX?) [bchen7611]
Mar 02, 2008 (1:01 pm)
the bellevue folks keep telling me they are ready to deal, however they also are "wholesaling" the 08s to other dealers, in other words I better hurry!
I have to chuckle at that approach.
I have a test drive scheduled in 30 minutes, I will let you know what I find out
#1231 of 5870 Re: pricing in Chicago area [snoopy57]
Mar 02, 2008 (3:16 pm)
I haven't registered the vehicle yet so dont have the final numbers, I live in a state different from where I picked up the vehicle.
#1232 of 5870 Re: 2008 RX 350 (Premium Plus Pkg), 38.5K OTD (compare to MDX?) [murphydog]
Mar 02, 2008 (3:24 pm)
I am also in bellevue area and looking for the RX. Could you please share what did you finaly got it for? Were bellevue guys better than seattle?
#1233 of 5870 Re: 2008 RX 350 (Premium Plus Pkg), 38.5K OTD (compare to MDX?) [neelkamal]
Mar 02, 2008 (5:40 pm)
will do - if we do decide to make an offer it will be in the next two weeks. so far their sales person has refused to name an opening number -
#1234 of 5870 Re: 2008 RX 350 (Premium Plus Pkg), 38.5K OTD (compare to MDX?) [murphydog]
Mar 02, 2008 (9:30 pm)
I guess you got the same number I got yesterday. They can only offer invoice price.
I contacted Lexus of Seattle. They confirmed there is a $2000 dealer's cash for RX 350. But they haven't offered any price yet.