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Lexus RX 350, Car Buying, SUV
#2825 of 5559 Re: Buying experience in Southern CA. [hsmyers2002]
Aug 20, 2009 (1:02 am)
I contacted Longo Lexus in El Monte and used hsmyers2002's information to get a quote from the sales department. However, I could not negotiate as good an offer. It was my dealer of choice because of proximity, but their price was beat elsewhere. Surprising to me, since they claim to be #1 of sorts.
Car: 2010 Lexus RX 350 FWD
Options: NV, PM, CP, FT, WU, EK, C1, GN, WL
Color: Obsidian on Parchment; Tungsten on Black
MSRP sticker: $45,847
Lexus invoice: $41,432
Edmunds invoice: $40,187 (no C1, GN, WL)
Longo's offer: $41,400 ($4,447 off MSRP, $32 under Lexus invoice)
I did not purchase since I received better offers (under $41k) elsewhere. Once I settled on another dealer based on convenience, I asked them to beat my best offer, and they did so willingly by $200. I negotiated over the phone/online, agreed on the price with the dealer, and signed and took delivery in person. This all took between 3 - 4 days.
Car: 2010 Lexus RX 350 FWD
Options: NV, PM, CP, FT, WU, EK, 3T, C1, GN, WL
Color: Smoky Granite Mica on Black
MSRP sticker: $46,106
Lexus invoice: $41,459
Edmunds invoice: $40,187 (no 3T, C1, GN, WL)
Signed Deal: $40,700 ($5,406 off MSRP, $759 under Lexus invoice)
I believe this was an awesome deal! At least slightly better than hsmyers2002 and socal777. One dealer was even bold enough to beat any price I had and include basic scheduled service for two years (valued at $1,200), but I did not go with them, because its location is inconvenient.
In my experience, the more popular colors are no longer available on lots. For whatever remains, dealers are willing to give great deals on the first generation 2010 models (Base MSRP FWD $36,800), which is what I got, since the second generation 2010 models (Base MSRP FWD $37,250) are expected to arrive on lots in September 2009. The Lexus Build Your Own RX350 site already reflects the second gen MSRP and slightly enhanced options. In the end, the car is the same except for the minor enhancements and options. I did not negotiate on the second gen since I was ready to buy immediately, but wonder if dealers would give the same concessions and prices on them as first gen.
I recommend buyers contact internet sales departments, negotiate via email or phone, then leverage your offers.
#2826 of 5559 Re: $1K under MSRP [pp2009pp]
Aug 20, 2009 (8:01 am)
I did exactly that back in 2003 on a 2004 RX. No price negotiation back then on the east coast. Lot's of dealers and heavy competition out west. RX was shipped from CA to NJ for around $800, 4 to 5 weeks. Certificate of Origin was Fedex'd to me. I went to motor vehicle and paid local tax. No California tax was paid.
#2827 of 5559 Re: Buying experience in Southern CA. [dougnoid]
Aug 20, 2009 (10:42 am)
In reference to your recent purchase, it sounds like you got a excellent deal. Could you share the dealership name. thanks for your input
#2828 of 5559 Buying RX350 AWD in MD/VA/DC
Aug 20, 2009 (12:54 pm)
What would be a good price to buy RX350 AWD w NAV (MSRP 47,250) in MD/VA/DC? Thanks.
#2829 of 5559 CA dealers quoting a lot more than prices paid mentioned here
Aug 20, 2009 (1:49 pm)
I am planning to purchase a 2010 RX 350 AWD with Black/Parchment, NV, CP, PM, WU, Tow Prep & 19 inch Alloy wheels.
As per edmunds/kbb/truecar the invoice is close to: $41,535.00
I have been calling many dealers in California and they quote for $200-$500 above invoice. However there is a catch. Their invoice price is much higher than the invoice I found elsewhere. According to them the invoice for this configuration is $43,1xx.00!!
When I mention to them their invoice is way higher than the ones I have and ask what is included, they are not willing to discuss about invoice anymore and start talking about MSRP. Could it be that their invoice is jacked up some how? If I am purchasing a car from them then can I ask them for a break-down of the invoice to see why it is much higher?
The dealers so far include Longo, Park Place, Crown lexus, Putnam etc.
Any ideas why this could be and how to deal with this? I see someone just bought a similar vehilcle below the invoice price (that matches to Edmunds) at Longo. Ihave been talking to the Internet departments at all these places but doesn't seem to help.
#2830 of 5559 Re: Buying experience in Southern CA. [dougnoid]
Aug 20, 2009 (10:21 pm)
"2nd generation 2010 RX"?
I know the so called "2010 RX" has been around since like March/April of 2009. Lexus should have called it 2009 1/2. But since it was designated as the 2010 model year, how can Lexus come up with a "2nd generation 2010 RX" before the year has yet to start? What will be the difference with the now old "1st generation 2010 RX"? This is going to be confusing a few years later for pre-owned market.
#2831 of 5559 Re: Buying experience in Southern CA. [jtla]
Aug 21, 2009 (6:22 am)
I dont think there is 2nd gen RX. There is an increase in price because Lexus just added the "Lexus Enform system" to all RXs. Other than that there is no change in the car.
#2832 of 5559 Re: $1K under MSRP [closenough]
Aug 21, 2009 (8:51 am)
I just emailed Longo Lexus and was informed that even though I won't license the car in CA. I would still have to pay 10.5% sales tax. Does this sound correct and comments?
#2833 of 5559 Re: $1K under MSRP [jbbrow00]
Aug 21, 2009 (10:05 am)
No, that does not sound correct. The dealer issues a California non-resident temporary tags. You pay tax in the state where you are licensed and are registering the vehicle.
#2834 of 5559 Bought mine at Lexus Edison, NJ
Aug 21, 2009 (10:07 am)
MSRP of $43,265
got a discount of $3,500 from MSRP and $4,500 becuase of my clunker.
i feel that i could have gotten more discount but, they seemed to be hesitant gving more because i have a clunker. They're giving me all those problems about CFC paperwork, wait to get paid etc excuses.