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Lexus RX 350, Car Buying, SUV
#1851 of 5850 Re: Best Deals/Dealers in PA/NJ/DE/MD area [carshpr1]
Jan 16, 2009 (5:07 am)
Ok Philly folks. I am going to talk to a few dealers over the next few days. I don't mind being the point person to try and negotiate something but we need to get some semblance of order. I will put a short term email address in this post and I'll look for emails from anyone interested. I'd like to know the following information: your name, email address, what part of Philly you are located in, when you are looking to buy (i.e. by end of January, end of Feb, any time), the exact model you are looking to buy. Most of the 2009 RX350's around here are equipped with Nav, Premium Plus, Heated Seats w/rain sensing wipers. If you want to put colors please list int/ext. My guess is that the sooner we can pull this together the better. My goal is to get the best deal and I can do something by Jan month's end or Feb.
I hope this is ok for everyone and I may even end up looking at some companies from out of state and we'll see if we can get a discount on shipping if necessary so let me know if you are ok with that.
I will look for some emails over the next day or two and will start my calls no later than Monday so please get to me as soon as possible. You can send the info to advantagejk at aol - com (just disguising the actual email address from spammers).
IMPORTANT!!!!! Please put "RX 350 Philly Purchase" in the subject line so I can make sure no one gets spammed. And please, only extremely interested parties!
I am a fairly good car negotiator and see value in trying to do something in numbers here but please be upfront and honest and let me know if you are just seeing what is out there or if you are serious. If we negoitate something and then half the people pull out it would negate the deal for everyone else. Oh, and I'm sure I don't need to say this but I actually enjoy the process (sick huh?) so my only goal with doing all of this is to help us all get a great deal. No cost or anything like that. I don't see why, if others on the board are getting invoice minus the $5k cash from Lexus that we shouldn't be able to get close to that with a few vehicles but I guess we'll see - I know that is what I am shooting for at a minimum but we'll see. Philly' market is different than many of the higher volume dealerships listed here.
Looking forward to hearing from everyone!
#1852 of 5850 Just got a deal on Pebble Beach
Jan 16, 2009 (11:19 am)
I owe my deepest gratitude to everyone on this board for helping me get this deal:
2009 Pebble Beach, black/tan
SE Pebble Beach Edition
NV Navigation System
HH Heated Front Seats w/Rain Sensing Wipers
TO Towing Prep Package
C1 Trunk Mat
WL Wheel Locks
Sale Price: $37,800
Savings from MSRP: $9,656
I probably could've gotten another $300 off, but I'm still happy with this deal. Originally started out looking for black/black premium plus. It turned out there's none on west coast in that color combo.
The key to negotiating is telling the dealer that you are more than willing to go out of state to get your price. Once you provide that leverage, they'll be more than happy to deal. Use overstock website with out of state zipcodes to obtain quotes. With 2010's coming out in a month, time is on your side. Good luck everyone!
#1853 of 5850 RX350 in MN, WI, IA or Chicago
Jan 16, 2009 (12:00 pm)
Hi, Anyone bought a RX350 recently in Twin Cities (MN). I got a quote of 37900 for AWD + premum package, which I consider ridiculously high with current incentive. If anyone has bought one in the Twin Cities area, please share your experience. Since there is technically one dealer in TwinCities, I am considering to try out IA, WI or even Chicago. Anyone have any experience in these states. Thanks.
#1854 of 5850 Re: Just got a deal on Pebble Beach [xGuessWhox]
Jan 16, 2009 (1:17 pm)
btw, it was for 2009 AWD
Jan 16, 2009 (9:38 pm)
Wanted to thank everyone on these boards who helped me negotiate a great price on my new 09 AWD with nav, 18”, etc. I worked with dealerships in 4 states and got the best overall deal from Lexus of Omaha – MSRP $46+, got $38,200 delivered to my door in Missouri plus the ipod interface. On top of that they offered me a much better price on my trade than I’d been getting locally. (and most of the other out of town dealers would not even consider the trade) Not the best deal I’ve seen on these boards but I’m very pleased to have gotten the colors (bamboo/ivory) and options I wanted, and couldn’t have done it without the advice I picked up here. If you’re shopping in the Midwest absolutely contact Geri in Omaha – she was a pleasure to work with.
#1856 of 5850 Re: RX 350 in the Midwest [altogardener]
Jan 17, 2009 (8:53 am)
Hi, Can you give the contact info of Geri? Also, do you mean that the dealer delivered the car to your address? If so, how much for the delivery? Thank you very much!
Jan 17, 2009 (9:18 am)
You may include the dealership name, city and state in your post. Please do not post names of salespeople, telephone numbers, email addresses, or other contact information.
Jan 17, 2009 (11:10 am)
Purchased RX350 in south florida last night - Pebble Beach Edition with Navigational and Heated Seats package. MSRP $47756 paid $37517. Beat closest price by $1000. Only problem is check engine light, and 2 other lights came on this morning so I had to bring it in. Needs new part so have loaner for a few days.
#1859 of 5850 Re: RX350 [blclaw]
Jan 17, 2009 (11:40 am)
Great deal! Sorry about the lights, probably something minor. Was the deal from JM?
#1860 of 5850 Re: RX 350 in the Midwest [c2008]
Jan 17, 2009 (12:43 pm)
Yes - the price included delivery to my door, and the delivery person they use worked as a sales consultant for something like 15 yrs prior to retiring/doing delivery for them (knows a lot about the cars)
Since it was quoted as a delivered deal I don't know how delivery to my home worked into the overall $38.2 price. I had an idea in my head of what I wanted to pay vs my trade value and their overall offer was fine with me...especially since it was exactly what I was looking for in terms of colors and specs.
Reminder on the boards about not mentioning salespeople so I won't go into that but I suspect the integrity of the salesperson I worked with reflects that of the dealership so check out Lexus of Omaha if it's a viable option location-wise for you. I got none of the song and dance from them that I got from some of the others I talked to.