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#4935 of 5522 Re: 2010 Lexus RX 350 49k 36900 prem/w navigation [rx350texas]
May 20, 2012 (11:02 am)
Apparently no trade is involved here.
Did you book it out on Edmunds here or another ? I did not. What did you get ?
49000 miles is a bit higher than the average per year, BUT, most likely that car was taken car of and serviced properly by the previous lessee.
Keep in mind, that you will have 50,000 miles remaining on the CPO warranty, and 3 years, whichever comes first. Not bad, considering most new cars only give you that or less, when brand new.
I see the ttl is included so I will assume the $36900 IS the final out the door price ? Very important. Is that correct ?
I assume you are in Texas by your name here, so the area of the country does make a difference on prices, no doubt.
IF that 36900 is the full out the door price, that means he is selling you that car for about 34500, plus tax, license, and Title fees. I'm estimating you have a 7% texas sales tax, and perhaps $3-400 is the license on this deal.So, lets keep in mind $34500 is the price of the car(that's the deal you are getting), as sales Tax, license, and title fees, are constants, the dealer has no control over two of those, he makes no profit on the first two, and the other most dealers won't budge much on although you can offer to split that with him, by taking half of it off the 36900
. Tell him the car is now 3 years old, since his 2013's are on the lot now. He's booking that car as if it's a two year old car, in his favor. Tel him that. See if he'll chop off another $500 and tell him you'll write him the check right there.
ALSO, make sure the dealer performed the full 50000 mile warranty in writing, so you don't get stuck paying that in a few weeks . I'm betting he did when he took it in, but check anyway. It should be entered in the on board nav by them also when they did it, and certified it.
If you like that car,(no doubt) and have really worked this dealer ,and he is done discounting, I say that is not a bad deal for your part of the country.
Again the part of the country really makes a difference on what deals folks get. You have to compare apples to apples, for the area you live in.
We can look at all kinds of deals on this forum, but remember, most of us are in different parts of the country. And used cars are always hard to compare, anywhere.
Let us know.
#4936 of 5522 Re: 2010 Lexus RX 350 49k 36900 prem/w navigation [nazzy100]
May 20, 2012 (12:16 pm)
36900 does include ttl. I will go back to dealer monday to present $36400, due to car being 3 years, 2013 models are on the floor and verify again 50k main was taken care of. Thank you !
#4937 of 5522 Re: 2010 Lexus RX 350 49k 36900 prem/w navigation [rx350texas]
May 20, 2012 (6:13 pm)
Good luck and do let us know what happens.
He might try to split the diff with you, which would be a decent deal, but even if not, I think it's a good deal as long as NO other fees are added on to the 36900 or the split if you get that.
Yes, you can buy a similar car in Calif(as I did and others on here but they were new Rx's) and work a better deal, than elsewhere on same car, BUT, we don't know if you want to travel and take your chances doing that, on a CPO.
No matter where you buy it and what you pay for it, there will be others who got a better, or a worse deal. Usually, here, we don't hear from those who got the worse deal. Remember, you are buying a 2010, the year of the new body and suspension changes.....those cars are at a premium as CPO's. Earlier years have dropped in values because of that.
Also be prepared in texas or anywhere for him to try to sell you another extended warranty beyond the certified when it ends. They make a ton of profit on those.
#4938 of 5522 Re: 2010 Lexus RX 350 49k 36900 prem/w navigation [rx350texas]
May 20, 2012 (5:36 pm)
Just want to let you know that in year 2010 I bought Rx 350 year 2008 which it's similar situation like yours but the drive out was $33000 and they shipped it to my door. I lived in Houston, TX bought the car in California, this is also included tax, title, shipping, certified car, 19" wheel, new break, new tires, navigation, wood trim and 29K miles.
You can negotiate better than this price. I'm thinking 36+K is way too expensive for a used car 49K miles. I'd rather get a brand new one instead if I were you since you only pay $7k more to get a brand new one. The reason we bought a used one because we owned a restaurant and got this car for the delivery otherwise we would get a brand new one instead.
Just my 2 cents ...hope this help.
#4939 of 5522 Re: 2010 Lexus RX 350 49k 36900 prem/w navigation [butterflies]
May 20, 2012 (8:16 pm)
Thanks butterflies, can you provide the dealership information that you purchased your 2008 RX 350?
#4940 of 5522 Prem with extra options
May 21, 2012 (11:05 am)
I've been offered a deal for a 2012 RX350 with the premium package with these options - backup camera, heated seats, parking sensor, and 19 inch wheels. The drive off cost the dealer quoted me is 40,300. I'm not sure if I should negotiate any lower than this. The MSRP is around 45,000. Should I negotiate to say around 39,500? Or, would this be pushing too low? Any advice and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
#4941 of 5522 Re: 2010 Lexus RX 350 49k 36900 prem/w navigation [rx350texas]
May 21, 2012 (12:16 pm)
Tell me what the price this dealer had the car listed at when you first walked in the dealership ? Before any negotiating.
#4942 of 5522 Re: Prem with extra options 
May 21, 2012 (12:25 pm)
when you say the drive off cost, does that include tax and tags.
either way its a steal IMO. around 11% + off of MSRP, thats nothign to sneeze at.
What state is the dealer in?
is it a lease or a purchase?
#4943 of 5522 Re: 2010 Lexus RX 350 49k 36900 prem/w navigation [nazzy100]
May 21, 2012 (5:39 pm)
#4944 of 5522 Re: 2010 Lexus RX 350 49k 36900 prem/w navigation [rx350texas]
May 21, 2012 (5:43 pm)
I just now booked the car on edmunds, and I get a rough $33500 RETAIL CPO with the 49000 miles on it.
Or if it had average miles of 36000 miles, it would book for $35000.
So those extra miles knocked it down $1500 at least.
Again those are retail book prices i.e. high book that dealers use to start off with.
Now that I booked it out...go for another $1000 off with your check book out, not $500 more off.
The unknown here with your dealer is he may think he can sell it to some one else for his price no matter what the miles on it. Maybe so.
If you drive a lot, consider how many miles you will have on it in three years , or if 100, 000 miles comes first. Then it will be hard to sell or trade with 100,000 miles on it. That scares people, even though the car may be good for another 100,000, even without a warranty.
Lots of variables as you can see, and each of us have different situations. Only you know what yours is. So, take another $1000 off his offer the other day.
You'll then be buying the car right around $33000 plus TTL. ..And you want that particular one you say. Or, look around some more elsewhere or wait for more to come in. Keepin mind, more 2010, will be coming in if those folks buy the 2013 too.