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#966 of 5876 2008 RX350 AWD Savannah Metallic
Sep 29, 2007 (7:50 pm)
After using much information gathered on this forum, I just bought my new 2008 Lexus RX350 AWD. Here is the pricing breakdown:
2008 Lexus RX 350: Everything except Mark Levinson & Rear DVD. Includes 7 spoke Liquid Graphite wheels.
MSRP: $45,866. (Invoice $40,907.00, Paid $40,907.00)
7 year/100,000 mile Lexus Platinum Warranty, $0 deductible: MSRP $2875, Paid $1800
Cargo Tray: $99 (I have a dog), Paid $0
Documentation Fee: $55.00
License Fee: $49.00
Registration Fee: $12.00
California Tire Fee: $8.75
Active Duty Military Discount for financing through Lexus Financial: -$750.
Total MSRP OTD (MSRP + Tax & Fees): $52,754.11
Total Paid OTD (including Tax & Fees): $45,256.31
Total off (off MSRP + saved taxes:$7,497.80
I know I probably have negotiated a little bit more, but it's tough to find an AWD with all the options that we wanted in California. Turns out not many people here want AWD. We're from the Northeast and I'm in the military, so you never know where we'd end up. Ordered it from Lexus in Carlsbad. Called ahead and let them know the price I wanted, salesperson was great. From in the door in the showroom to out the door, paperwork in hand: one hour exactly. Great buying experience. We pick it up some time next week.
#967 of 5876 Re: 2008 RX350 AWD Savannah Metallic [akula34]
Sep 30, 2007 (7:13 am)
I bought my RX 350 from Lexus in Glendale, CA. I paid $301 for License and another $28 for Elctronic filing to DMV. I see that you paid only $49? Was I overcharged for the License? But, when I got my registration in mail I saw on the registration card that the fee paid was $301. So, I think that is correct fee and may be you got a reduced fee on your purchase.
Anyways, please let me know.
#968 of 5876 Re: 2008 RX350 AWD [krisv]
Sep 30, 2007 (6:35 pm)
THIS IS ABOUT THE SAME PRICE I PAID FOR MINE IN CALIF AND SINCE I BROUGHT IT, I FEEL LIKE I PAY ABOUT 2,000 TOO MUCH. INFORMATION ABOUT MY CAR IS #915, THE CAR WAS BROUGHT LOADED. GOOD LUCK WITH YOURS.
#969 of 5876 Re: 2008 RX350 AWD Savannah Metallic [env_engr]
Oct 01, 2007 (12:05 am)
No, I'm a New York State resident, so I received a discount on the license fee. Non-resident registration as active duty military. I'm pretty happy with the deal. I probably could have negotiated a little bit more (all weather mats, maybe another couple hundred). But it was the car that we wanted and I liked the sales guy.
#970 of 5876 Re: Any good deals in California [env_engr]
Oct 01, 2007 (1:26 pm)
Hi Env_Engr, Was your RX on the lot or did they have to order it for you?
By the way, are you an environmental engineer? I studied it in college but ended up in high tech.
#971 of 5876 Re: Any good deals in California [teamtbo]
Oct 01, 2007 (4:02 pm)
Yes the RX 350 is a Breakwater blue and was picked up from the lot. Infact, they had two vehicles on the lot of the same configuration that I wanted, both made in Japan (JTJ VIN).
Yes, I am an Environmental Engineer working in water/wastewater field. By not choosing Env Engg, you have missed out on a lot of exciting stuff...remember the treatment plants?
#972 of 5876 Re: Any good deals in California [env_engr]
Oct 01, 2007 (4:17 pm)
env_engr: Good choice on the breakwater blue - that is what I am looking for too. By the way, how many times did you have to go back and forth with the dealer to get below invoice?
Yah, how could I forget the treatment plants!
#973 of 5876 Re: Any good deals in California [teamtbo]
Oct 02, 2007 (5:18 am)
Well..I did negotiate with a couple of other dealers, everything done over phone. I almost had about $2,000 off of invoice from Keyes Lexus in Van Nuys, but when I went to close the deal, I did not like the attitude of the manager there. So, walked away from Keyes and talked to the other two dealers and finally sealed the deal with Lexus Glendale at $1,300 below invoice. All the negotiations were spread over 4-5 days from start.
#974 of 5876 Re: Any good deals in California [env_engr]
Oct 02, 2007 (11:46 pm)
Does rx350 manufactured in Japan ? confused with the JTJ vin#. i was quoted for rx350, and the vin started like 2T2GK....
should i be aware of anything?
#975 of 5876 Re: Any good deals in California [jeepvan]
Oct 03, 2007 (3:49 am)
Most of them manufacture in Canada, however, I was told by one dealer, and then confirmed by another, that the Brandywine Mica color is ONLY manufactured in Japan due to something in the paint that Canada will not allow. I don't know if this is true of other colors as well.