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Lexus RX 350, Car Buying, SUV
#3686 of 5870 Re: rx350 Good deal or no? [rick9194]
Jul 10, 2010 (12:25 pm)
I thought that there might be someone that kind of agree with me and yes as you said the dealers are trying now to really move as much "old" inventory out to accomodate for the new units 2011 coming...like I said I will be ready by the end of September when my current lease (Toyota Sienna Limited 2008 end, this time I am buying)..as for the small issues, the latest is the last Lexus recall on , I think if I remember, 2007 or 8 about engine noises due faulty valve springs on their V6 engines,,,yes I know no RX 350 was mentioned but the V6 in other models and the one in the RX 350 are similar ones...but most important,to me at least, is the Lexus forums and some of the horror stories that some owners relate there (bluetooth,UBS tires noise, wind noise ,Lexus replace the front windows with 2 plated glass as a TSB after on vehicles sold before April , front bumpers coming off ,"soft paint" issues in which the paint is prone to scratches and dings easier that the average cars out there..etc,etc,etc) .
All these series of "small issues" that some owners are expiriencing and the reaction that they are getting from the dealers on certain complaints that "it is normal".....well when one pays those prices on those RX (which is to Lexus what the Camry is to Toyota) I do not want to hear "it is normal"...yes I know that what you hear in the forums is only a fraction of the many happy Lexus buyers out there, but I still have concerns, specially when those owners are previous RX owners...mind you that I love the new RX ,even though many previous owners don't, I think it is very attractive.
The Lexus AWD is not as good as the SH AWD of the Acura MDX.(I am in NJ that is important in the Winter)..I still like the Lexus RX 350...my wife does have a bit of cold feet also with all the reported problems that Toyota as a company is confessing to have....sorry, I am begining to ramble...enjoy your RX in the best of health...and luck (which is what in reality we all need with car no matter who makes it)
#3687 of 5870 Re: rx350 Good deal or no? [svofan2]
Jul 10, 2010 (1:09 pm)
Where did I say the MSRP was $47K? These are non-nav vehicles that I've looked at, and the MSRP of the one from Watertown is $44.7K, invoice of $40.5K, and discounted to $38.5K. The MSRP of the one I'm actually buying from Ira Lexus is $44.2K, invoice of around $40.2K, and selling price of $38K plus title/tax/doc fees.
There's nothing to feel offended about here, and I don't take any offense whatsoever. I understand your skepticism. I am in NJ too and I couldn't get anything close to these deals here, but I am buying in MA and having the vehicle shipped to me here for $350, and it would still be much cheaper. All I am saying is there are deals out there. I did not even have to negotiate for these prices - I was offered these by the salespeople themselves (they wouldn't go any lower - I tried ). Maybe the price trend of the last couple of years is coming back. Incidently, all these "little issues" that mention bother me too, but my wife likes this vehicle, and it is for her, and I don't really want something as big as a MDX, so this is it. The only decision was whether to wait for 2011 model, but with these prices, the decision was easier.
#3688 of 5870 Re: rx350 Good deal or no? [sgb2003]
Jul 10, 2010 (6:35 pm)
And I thought I got a good deal. This one is amazing. Before sales tax and DMV, what was your total to the dealer, including all the doc fees?
#3689 of 5870 Re: rx350 Good deal or no? [sgb2003]
Jul 10, 2010 (7:48 pm)
..regardless it is still a very good deal...I would like the $47k (with nav etc)...since you are in NJ,how are you handling the taxes,reg etc, specially delivery?...why didn;t you pick the car yoursel and sve the $350?.....won't you feel more confortable driving all those miles yourself rather thatn someone else?...or is RX being trucked over?...could you expand on this please..thanks....
#3690 of 5870 Re: rx350 Good deal or no? [myonenickel]
Jul 10, 2010 (8:01 pm)
Before the DMV stuff (sales tax, title/registration) I am paying about 38.7K to the dealer and that includes delivery.
#3691 of 5870 Re: rx350 Good deal or no? [svofan2]
Jul 10, 2010 (8:03 pm)
I will do the sales tax, title and registration here myself with the DMV. It is not that hard. For $350 it is not worth it for me to go over there and drive the car back. They will truck it over to me.
Jul 10, 2010 (8:43 pm)
Best pricing in Texas?
What is the down side to leasing. How can I get a smaller lease payment?
#3693 of 5870 Re: Lexus RX 350 [firepump]
Jul 10, 2010 (8:50 pm)
These are pretty generic questions that you can find answers to fairly easily if you do a little bit of homework.
#3694 of 5870 Re: rx350 Good deal or no? [svofan2]
Jul 11, 2010 (5:08 am)
We looked at the following before selecting the RX 350 AWD
SRX: The minute my wife and I sat in the SRX, we felt like we aged 10 years. Nice looking car but have never have owned a GM vehicle before, we were still a little skeptic on reliability.
MDX: More power, more room, but 12% poorer fuel economy and my wife didn't like the ugly grill. We are not a huge fan of Acura's transformer look.
If you need the extra room and towing power, I would go for the MDX. What is a MDX. Pricing wise, MDX is giving a better APR% rate as well. Comparable to what we got with the RX...it was only 1k more.
#3695 of 5870 Re: rx350 Good deal or no? [sgb2003]
Jul 11, 2010 (5:53 am)
Please tell me where are you getting this car from and are they delivering it to you? Free of charge?