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Lexus RX 350, Car Buying, SUV
#4730 of 5559 Re: special order [gradybaillee]
Jan 04, 2012 (7:47 pm)
Yes, great info. I'm in Columbus Ohio and want 2012 RX350 AWD in either obsidian/parchment or silver/black, non-nav. No trade in. Truecar says MSRP is $45,850 and invoice just over $41K. Columbus Lexus dealers (only 2, both called Germain), said the $500 over invoice "December to Remember" special wouldn't apply to 2012 RX 350. But, it looks like folks on this forum have done even better than invoice.
Does anyone have any suggestions on target price or even dealerships? Is ten percent off invoice too aggressive?
#4731 of 5559 Re: special order [ohiodriver1]
Jan 07, 2012 (6:38 am)
I would at least shoot for invoice. I have a 2012 fwd no nav with prem pack 19 in wheels heated seats tow pack mats top rails etc with Msrp over 45k at 39600 plus 1 k off (with Lexus 500 coupon x2) applied after TTL. So I just say 38600. I qualified for dec to remember rate. Just check the Lexus site and type your zip code. It will tell you If the ex is running specials in your region. The first finance guy I dealt with was a jerk and tried to doop me into 4.25 percent and I refused to close the deal. He then gave me 0.9 at 36 and said Lexus wasn't offering 60months at that rate. I called Lexus financial next day and said that wasn't true. Called and spoke to mgr of finance who apologized for this and had me resign the 0.9 at 60months. I am extremely pleased with price and new finance rate. Good luck.
#4732 of 5559 Re: special order [pearljam7]
Jan 07, 2012 (8:32 pm)
Thanks pearljam7! Sounds like you got a great deal. I checked the zip code for Columbus and it just mentions to see dealer for details. Did they offer you the coupons or did you mention it to them?
Was your buying experience anywhere near central Ohio? I've visited one dealer (several times, lots of time spent in the dealership) and then made internet inquiry at another. Both times when I mentioned 'invoice' I was pretty much told that was not an option. I told them I had no trade in. Do I need to fill out a financing statement to be taken serious?
#4733 of 5559 2012 RX350
Jan 09, 2012 (5:09 pm)
Please let me know what prices y'all paid for your 2012 RX350 in Houston area. Any dealer/Salesperson recommendation would be appreciated. I wouldn't mind travel a bit to get a better price.
#4734 of 5559 Trade-in Acura TL - Buy or Lease RX350 or MDX?
Jan 10, 2012 (8:41 am)
So I have a 2005 Triple Black Acura TL Auto w/NAV in great condition. Still shines after a good wash.
It currently has under 91K on it. I would like to trade that in to either lease a New Lexus RX350 2012 model or maybe lease a 2011 if they have them.
On the flip side I might want to buy a 2010 RX350 or 2011 depending on the deal I get. Looking for the Tech package in it so Navigation would be nice.
Been also looking at Highlanders, MDX
An SUV is new territory for me coming from a sporty car.
My main two reason for looking around and maybe I can get this in a new car instead of SUV is snow and ice. My Acura is front wheel but I am scared to death in snow (slides everywhere) and it's tough bring my skii's and boots during winter. Would an all wheel drive car give me the same handling as an SUV?
#4735 of 5559 Re: special order [ohiodriver1]
Jan 15, 2012 (3:19 pm)
Not sure if the coupons are still available, but I know each dealership was given a set qty and once they are done that's it. You have to ask about it. A few dealers acted like I was crazy when I asked for it, but I finally found one willing to dish out. It's pretty early in the month, I recommend halting negotiation until end of month. Good luck
#4736 of 5559 Re: 2012 RX350 [a_loh]
Jan 15, 2012 (5:46 pm)
Houston dealers are jerks...tried to negotiate a deal but they are like take it or leave it......left clear lake Lexus and went to champion Acura and sealed a deal on a Acura MDX in about 2 hours....love my MDX TECH.....36mo/520 per month
GOOD LUCK WITH LEXUS
Jan 18, 2012 (8:51 am)
Two questions for everyone after extensive reading here and doing some research to purchase a new 2012 RX350:
1) I've seen an Inventory Detail on a particular RX350 from a dealer where they listed TDA (the Toyota advertising fee) in addition to dealr cost + destintation charge. When everyone here says 'invoice' are you all including the extra 580.00 or so for TDA or are some of you able to negotiate that out of what a dealer considers their 'invoice'? I'd love to hear what some of your experiences are regarding this and whether I should attempt to knock that out when talking to a dealer.
2) Anyone have any insight to what the climate for buying is here in So Cal? Are dealers willing to go below invoice at this time or they being stingy? I'm sure experience will vary but I'm curious to see what people are running into. I havn't started talking to dealers yet, just done the usual research here at edmunds, kbb, carsdirect, etc.
Also for what its worth, I put in a request for the Costco Auto program and the dealer they connected me with came back with a quote for 900 over invoice. I requested to see the invoice via email and thats where I saw the TDA tacked on. So in reality it was 900 + 580 = 1380 over invoice.
That particular car had an MSRP of 47589 and their 'invoice' including TDA was 43499: The Rx is a FWD, Premium, Appearance, NAV, Heated vent seats, steering wheel/shift knob, parking assist, preffered accessories package, roof cross bar.
Any info about the So Cal market would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking at going out to buy at the end of the month. Thanks.
#4738 of 5559 Re: So Cal [sjr200]
Jan 18, 2012 (10:25 am)
I just purchased a new 2012 RX350 no NAV MSRP $44,184 from a San Diego area dealer for $39,000 and got 1.9% for 60mo. I orginally emailed all 3 asking for that price and all of them came back around $40-41k. They all seemed to want my business because they kept asking when I was going to come in but I didn't want to unless I had a verbal or emailed price agreed on (they don't like to email invoice or below offers which I can understand)
Process of emailing and calling dealers only took 2 days and one agreed to $39k, another dealer just a few hundred dollars more, and the last dealer was a little cryptic, but I'm sure would have done it at $39500 or less.
I didn't have any of those coupons or loyalty so not sure how they got to that price but you should be able to get one at $4500-$5000 off MSRP. I think it all depends how many of a certain package they have on the lot and if more are coming on the next shipment. Maybe the non NAV packages are not as popular? Good luck in your search
#4739 of 5559 Re: special order [pearljam7]
Jan 18, 2012 (8:31 pm)
Ohio dealers I've contacted have acknowledged the coupons but say they expired end of 2011. Funny though, the national Lexus Customer Service person checked with the regional rep for Ohio and said they didn't exist. Best price I've found is $1500 over invoice. Though I'd love a Lexus in my garage and would buy now, I'm not in a rush and so I'll wait and see what, if anything, the end of January brings. This thread's been great. Thanks.