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Lexus RX 350, Car Buying, SUV
#2083 of 5517 Just Picked up my new 2009 Rx 350
Mar 01, 2009 (4:49 pm)
The 2009's Rx 350 is becoming a scarce commodity because of the discounts offered by Lexus. I just picked up my 2009 Rx 350 yesterday from Lexus of Tampa Bay. I searched 5 dealers in the Central Florida area and every dealer either had none or they had 1 left and then that was the fully loaded model. I ended up with a premium package with a few other options for $31,900, the dealer would not budge another penny after holding out for almost a week. When I picked the vehicle up yesterday which was the last one on the lot my salesman told me that they have been getting calls for the 2009 right and left and are having a hard time finding them. I have to say the 2010 was in the showroom and really looked sharp but lot more money! I lOVE my 2009 and think I got a good deal. Dealer tried to get me a better rate than the 3.99% that I got thru the credit union but could not beat the rate. Good luck to those of you trying to get your hands on a 2009.
#2084 of 5517 Re: Buy Lexus RX350 - 2009 or 2009 [laury]
Mar 01, 2009 (8:52 pm)
Laury Let me tell you my story. I bought 2007 Sequoia because of the discount. Then 2008 came out it makes me hate my Sequoia and also myself. Every time I see the 2008 I can not stop looking at it and blame myself for being stupid. We also just bought a 2010 RX350 0n 2/22 for my wife it is a great car. Everything is better than 2009 and if you are buying 2010 you are a year ahead of the game. So please buy 2010 don't be stupid like me. This is how I feel about my Sequoia" I sleep with my wife but I love another woman" Viet
#2085 of 5517 Re: Just Picked up my new 2009 Rx 350 [bikerrn]
Mar 01, 2009 (8:56 pm)
wish i saw this sooner. kbb doesn't show any discounts for lexus.
#2086 of 5517 Re: 2009 RX350 Premium Pkg - NAV vs No NAV? (DC area) [2009_Lex_Rex]
Mar 01, 2009 (9:42 pm)
For Your Info. Trade in for $8K is better then sold private for $8.5K because of the tax. When you trade $8k there is no tax for the $8k. Viet
#2087 of 5517 Re: 09 new RX 350 AWD Premium Pkg, No Nav, pricing [rx2020]
Mar 01, 2009 (10:42 pm)
>>> can you provide the dealer's name and is this vehicle an AWD? Thanks
It is a AWD. The dealer is Lexus Serramonte in San Francisco area.
#2088 of 5517 Re: Buy Lexus RX350 - 2009 or 2009 [vietchicago]
Mar 02, 2009 (6:34 am)
Would you please share the amount of discount you were able to receive, if any?
I am looking at a 2010 with navigation and discounts seems to be quite limited.
Mar 02, 2009 (12:45 pm)
i am not sure if i should tell you about dealer name. maybe it is bad for dealer if some other dealer complain to lexus. Just check out how many lexus dealers in orange county, very few. I promise my buying experience is totally real. good luck
Mar 02, 2009 (3:33 pm)
We ended up getting our 2009 last Friday from our local dealer who matched and then did a little better than the quotes we had from the Phoenix area. Ended up at $31,332 for the car (fwd with premium package and alloy wheels) which came to $34,816.35 OTD. They also threw in wheel locks, cargo pad and window tinting (plus a dozen roses for me when I picked it up). All in all, we're pretty pleased and glad we didn't have to make the trip to Phoenix to get the car.
#2092 of 5517 09 RX350 Recent Purchase
Mar 02, 2009 (11:52 pm)
Just purchased a FWD 09 RX350 in SF Bay Area this weekend with the following options:
Liquid Graphite Wheels
Heated Seats & RSW
Tow prep package
MSRP $43,850. Paid $33,800 + TTL. I found excellent tips on how to negotiate the price of the car as well as an extremely helpful spreadsheet on Carbuyingtips.com