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Lexus RX 350, Car Buying, SUV
#3085 of 5850 Re: What's your 2010 RX350 MPG ? [sxylxy]
Nov 23, 2009 (3:13 pm)
I just found out today that my 2007 RX 350 oil line exploded. Apparently it is happening all the time and Lexus of Memphis said they have never heard of it and it is not under warranty. The mechanic fixing my car said he has done a ton of these repairs and Lexus of Memphis even had over 200 of those parts in stock (even though they said they have never heard of this)
#3086 of 5850 Re: What's your 2010 RX350 MPG ? [meghan708]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 23, 2009 (4:07 pm)
Geez... how many miles on an '07, that it's out of warranty?
#3087 of 5850 Lexus dealership services, 2010
Nov 23, 2009 (4:40 pm)
Just curious if all Lexus dealerships offer free p/u of your car, oil change and loaner car for the first two years of ownership?
So far my first round of emails to several dealerships have quoted $44, 660 on a 2010 RX 350 w/ MSRP of $47,269. Responded to all and awaiting on a bottom line price.
Has anyone else purchased from a dealership in TX?
#3088 of 5850 Re: RX350 in Orange Co. / Riverside area [msj09]
Nov 23, 2009 (9:24 pm)
Dealer holdback off of MSRP not base MSRP. Also, use 2.5% not 2%. Had breakdown and strategy in previous posts... last time...
on 47269 MSRP model, lowest email offer was 41350.
Elected to go with 47037 MSRP model (no wheel locks/cargo net) for 41k in person. I used the 41350 offer as a start point to get the 47037 down to 41.
#3089 of 5850 Re: Lexus dealership services, 2010 [jordan01]
Nov 24, 2009 (6:21 am)
Did you receive the quotes from the dealerships in Houston, Texas?
#3090 of 5850 Anyone in Vermont area?
Nov 24, 2009 (11:46 am)
I haven't started any negotiations yet other the original contact through the Costco Auto Program. This is my situation. I live in Vermont and Vermont doesn't have a Lexus dealer in the whole state. I was contacted by a dealer out of Springfield, Massachusetts when I entered my info for the car I wanted in the Costco Auto buying program, never expecting to hear from anyone. Any way this dealer in Massachusetts sent me a quote through the program. The dealer says they have a lexus with the MSRP of $47,393 and through the Costco program are quoting me $43,672 plus, tax, lic and fees. Appears car has standard features plus Lexus Premium Audio System, Automatic Sount, Levelizer (ASL( and in-dash single feed 6-dis CD; bluetooth technolocy, SM satelite Radio(don't really care if I have this or not); Comfort Pkg: Bi-Xeonon handlamps, adaptive front lighting sys, intelligent high beam, rain-sensing wipers, heated & ventilated drive/Pass front seats; 12=speaker premium audio system; navigation system; Premium Package includes: leather tim interior, moonroof, power heated outside mirros, power rear door, MP2 mini plug w/usb audio plug; Tow prep pacek (ball mount not included; Remote Engine Start; Wood & LEather trimmed steering wheel & shfit knob.
First, does anyone know if this is a good starting price for this area and if not what should I be negotiating for?
Second, they have also told me that anything greater than an oil change, they would come pick the car up for me and leave me a loaner and then bring my car back! This is what I can't believe!! I confirmed with them that is is 150 miles one way to my house from dealership and they confirmed they knew that and would still do it. Told just do my oil changes locally and keep all receipts. I was/am concerned about warranty service. How will this effect my warranty.
Also, does anyone here have any experience with buying a car from another state? I have never done this and not sure which State do you pay the taxes in, things of that nature.
Sorry my first post is so long. I have been reading here for awhile and you all seem to know what you are talking about.
Thanks for any advice given.
#3091 of 5850 Re: Anyone in Vermont area? [cruzingvt]
Nov 24, 2009 (11:55 am)
Based on other posts, the price is pretty good, but not spectacular. Then again dealers need a certain amount of money to stay in business. On the other hand, knowing they will drive 300 miles round-trip to provide service for your vehicle is certainly worth something, to say the least.
#3092 of 5850 Evaluate this quote
Nov 24, 2009 (2:29 pm)
I got a quote for an AWD w/ PM, EC, HS, TO, and a couple minor things. He said the MSRP is $43715 and he can sell it at Invoice $39847. Do you guys/gals consider Invoice a good price? Thanks
#3093 of 5850 Re: Lexus dealership services, 2010 [jordan01]
Nov 24, 2009 (6:37 pm)
Got the first scheduled maintenance free on my 2007 RX350, after that COD. My dealer does provide a free loaner upon request together with a quick and dirty car wash when serviced, no calendar or mileage limitations apply. I found that unless you have warranty issues it is much less expensive to have routine maintenance done at a Toyota dealership. Same parts and level of competence, no gourmet breakfast, free loaner or cash wash; but about half the price.
#3094 of 5850 Re: Lexus dealership services, 2010 [jordan01]
Nov 24, 2009 (9:36 pm)
I've only gotten $1-2K off MSRP from dealerships in Houston. jordan01, can you let me know if you get better than your $44,660? I think it might make sense to get over $5K off from a dealer out of state and ship it to TX.
Has anyone had success buying an RX from an out of state Lexus dealer? People on this forum has spoken about it, but I haven't seen anyone list a dealership that they did it with. Thanks!