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Lexus RX 350, Car Buying, SUV
#967 of 5862 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 5862 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 5862 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 5862 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 5862 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 5862 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 5862 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 5862 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 5862 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.
#976 of 5862 Re: Any good deals in California [krisv]
Oct 03, 2007 (5:02 am)
No, color has nothing to do with manufacturing location. Mine is a BreakWater Blue and Manufactured in Japan. I know a few of my friends who have other colors and some have JTJ VIN.