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Lexus RX 350, Car Buying, SUV
#4989 of 5847 Re: Question for " dgov". Purchasing a 2012 Lexus RX 350 or Lexus RX 350 [hemi57]
Jun 02, 2012 (9:26 am)
Try Lexus of Glendale.
The southern CA Lexus dealers do the best on discounting because of so many dealers down there.Competition is fierce. Not so in the Bay area of San Fran.
Unless you truck your new car to your state, you will have to pay CA sales tax. The dealer has to do that if you drive it off the lot. State Law. Then you can bet your state will hit you again. Having it transported solves that by law.
#4990 of 5847 Re: Is this a good deal? [cysd]
Jun 02, 2012 (6:04 pm)
Update on my previous deal.
Went back to the dealer oday and checked out the car I was interested last weekend. Found out it has 100 miles on it already. They said it was because the car was at a different dealership and got driven over. Was able to talk the price down even more because of the mileage. Ended up getting $37400 +tax&fees (MSRP $44674).
Also got offered a express total care package which includes paint & leather seal & 5 years of total care for $1895+ tax which I fell for....
Didn't go for the extended warranty though. Do ppl actually go for the extended warranty? I thought the whole point of getting Japanese car is for their reliability.
#4991 of 5847 Re: Is this a good deal? [cysd]
Jun 05, 2012 (3:59 pm)
New poster here. I just bought a 2012 RX-350 AWD, Japan built at a dealer in Colma, California. I dealt with the internet sales associate.
As you can see, I live in NJ,but located this silver RX with all the options I wanted, prem, comfort, nav, towing pkg.
I actually flew to SF,was picked up at the airport,and got a great deal over 5,300 off MSRP with installed mud flaps, window etch.
Yes, it is true about transporting the vehicle to home,which I am doing now-1,495 extra.
Thanks for all the great info all. If you live in the bay area ask for the internet sales associate who helped the Jersey, NY Giants fan!
#4992 of 5847 Incentives for June
Jun 06, 2012 (5:50 am)
Has anyone heard what, if any, incentives are available for June? I heard that the RXs sold at a great clip in May. For all of 2011 and the beginning of 2012, only Dec 2011 sales beat last month's numbers. I assume that the big seller was the 2012 model to make room for the 2013. I also thought that Lexus was trying to beef up sales this year after being outsold by MB and BMW again last year. I am holding out for a 2013 due to the saddle interior. Besides waiting until Dec, what might be a good month to buy. I assume end of month is typically the best time regardless. I can only find $1K off a 2013 model, nonNAV, PP, heated seats, Towing prep.
#4993 of 5847 Re: Is this a good deal? [freddynj]
Jun 06, 2012 (10:46 am)
I don't know if it is too late but Escondido dealer was offering $7200 below sticker yesterday and between Carlsdbad, their sister dealership, and them looks like they have around 200 2012s still according to the sales person but the one I had been quoted is not a Japan build, but Canadian.
I am not trying to start a war, but does Japan vs Canada make any difference?
Also, is the shipping for open or enclosed, if open you might want to check out Intercity. Excellent service and close to that price.
#4994 of 5847 Re: Is this a good deal? [sailakfan]
Jun 06, 2012 (4:24 pm)
The quote for 6,000 or 7,000 off includes Lexus loyalty money(It was my first Lexus), active military(not anymore), my NJ dealer wanted 1,800 more than this Lexus of Serramonte dealer.
As far as is Japan build better,in my opinion it is. But I know the Canadian factory won awards, but I have been lucky with Japan built vehicles, my 2007 Honda CR-V, Subarus,Toyota. So I wanted this Japan built. I know it cost more in time and some money. I feel it's worth it since I'll have the RX for a number of years.
The transporter,Hanover Transport was recommended by the dealer,and was a little less than the unknowns that I received quotes from.
Since it's June I'm sure it will arrive ok(I'm sure a little dusty.
#4995 of 5847 Re: Is this a good deal? [sailakfan]
Jun 06, 2012 (4:45 pm)
Hi again sailakfan,
I just noticed why the prices are lower,the marketing assistance went to 2,000. My luck,lol. Oh well. I was told by various dealers that the 2012 Japan built RX I bought,with the packages I wanted was in extremely short supply. If I waited it might have been sold.
So,I'm still a happy camper.
The total for this vehicle is a lot less than the BMW X-5, And Porsche Cayenne I was testing and configuring.
OK, now back to important matters like Yankee baseball.
#4996 of 5847 Re: Is this a good deal? [freddynj]
Jun 06, 2012 (5:36 pm)
Hi freddynj, Did you get financing from Lexus or dealer?
#4997 of 5847 Re: Is this a good deal? [hemi57]
Jun 06, 2012 (5:44 pm)
Hi hemi 57,
I did get the 0.9% from Lexus, I opted for 48 months. Still a little ticked off that I missed the extra 1,000 marketing from Lexus, but I know that if I waited till now or later ,the RX I bought would have been sold.
So it's off to AC with my Wife to see if I can make up the 1K!
#4998 of 5847 Re: Is this a good deal? [freddynj]
Jun 07, 2012 (11:11 am)
That was a good decision and doesn't matter what you paid as after a while we tend to forget the money we spent in the past. I am really happy for you to found something you wanted for a lot lesser. I did not mean to say you paid more, as soon as I saw your original post wanted to share what SoCal dealers where offering and if you have not bought yet and since you are already in the west coast might want to give a shot.
As far as my deal still have not worked out anything yet and once it is finalized will keep everybody posted.
Have fun with the new toy!