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#257 of 360 Comfort Plus Package on LS 460 SWB
Jun 15, 2008 (6:46 am)
I want to buy a new 2008 LS460 (SWB). I want a black exterior. Prefer a cashmere or light interior but will accept gray. I have zero interest in any options except the Comfort Plus package (to get the rear seat side airbags - I have small children). I'm in Dallas, but can go elsewhere for the car. I'm in no rush at all - I can easily wait 6 months or more. I will pay cash. I don't want a car with any significant mileage (no demonstrators). I plan to go to a local Lexus dealership soon to start the purchase process, although the dealership visit is more to ask the questions below. I would expect to do the deal by internet.
What are the chances of ordering the car I want from the factory, and will that affect my ability to get a good price? If it's too late in the model year to order from the factory, how do I find a car that has the Comfort Plus package somewhere in the U.S.? The Lexus site indicates that the Comfort Plus package is not available in Dallas or several other areas I checked.
Anyone know someone good I can talk to at either Park Place Dallas/Grapevine or Sewell Dallas?
As to pricing, can I expect to pay about $10,000 below MSRP, and then add in TTL? I would think Lexus sales are hurting these days and we are close to the end of the model year? In other words, what would be a good deal at the end of July or August? Any info on this would be appreciated.
#258 of 360 Re: Comfort Plus Package on LS 460 SWB [dallaspatent]
Jun 15, 2008 (3:21 pm)
I have a friend at Park Place who will shoot straignt with you. Send me an email and I will set-up a referral with him.
#259 of 360 Re: Comfort Plus Package on LS 460 SWB [dallaspatent]
Jun 15, 2008 (8:18 pm)
"I'm in Dallas, but can go elsewhere for the car. I'm in no rush at all - I can easily wait 6 months or more."
Your best bet is to shop in S. Cal and either drive the car back or ship it to Dallas. Paying cash or not don't make any difference to the dealer (if anything, it is negative for the dealer since they don't have another opportunity to make some money). Price are determined by supply and demand. If you only have one dealership in town, you will only get the price that they want you to have. In So Cal, there are tons of Lexus dealers within driving distance so there is a lot of good deal. May be combine a shopping trip with a family Disney vacation... good luck.
#260 of 360 Re: Comfort Plus Package on LS 460 SWB [topgun7]
Jun 15, 2008 (8:21 pm)
Forget to mention, the next few weeks should be a good time for car shopping since June 30 is quarter ending date (same for 9/30 and 12/31 is the best time of all for car shopping since it is year end book closing date). If you worry about resales value, 09 is a better bet (I am waiting for 09) since you are going to get similar discount but better resales value when you are ready to sell the LS...
#261 of 360 Re: Comfort Plus Package on LS 460 SWB [topgun7]
Jun 16, 2008 (9:10 am)
So when will the 2009 models come out? I am looking for a car, but will not get around to buying one until early August. Should I wait another month or two for the 2009? If Sept easy to wait, if November a little harder.
#262 of 360 Re: Comfort Plus Package on LS 460 SWB [bobcat63]
Jun 16, 2008 (9:15 am)
2009 Models will be out OCT/NOV of this year. And you will pay full MSRP maybe $1000 off. This is why I bought the 2008 SWB for 63K because I got a hell of a deal.
#263 of 360 WHERE TO SHOP IN NYC METRO AREA
Jun 16, 2008 (1:40 pm)
Several weeks back, I received much good advice in reply to my questions concerning the SWB LS. Does anyone have any suggestions, based on recent buying/leasing experience, as to which dealers in the NYC metro area are ready to make the most aggressive deals? Though I live in Manhattan, I've heard tell that the local dealer quotes higher than necessary numbers. If that's not so, I'd be glad to hear it.
#264 of 360 Re: WHERE TO SHOP IN NYC METRO AREA [bermanslaw]
Jun 17, 2008 (1:12 am)
Try Ray Catena in Larchmont and negotiate hard. They can be very aggressive.
#265 of 360 Re: WHERE TO SHOP IN NYC METRO AREA [asolare1]
Jun 17, 2008 (3:30 am)
You can get one today for 63,329 at Dorcshel Lexus Rochester, NY. SWB with Mark Livenson, NP,CP, PA, PP, Z1.
Talk to Bill Barrish. I spoke to him yesterday and he said he would do this deal for anyone I referred.
Only problem is Rochester is 5 hours from NYC. But you call always use this info to negotiate.
#266 of 360 Help! Want LS 460 lease, 36mo/15k, in fort lauderdale area..
Jun 19, 2008 (12:49 pm)
I am a deer in the headlights with this stuff, and am petrified I'm gonna get taken advantage of. In Fort lauderdale florida, I'll have what you guys call tier 1 credit, want a black ls460 with navigation, marklevinsen, xm radio, bluetooth, don't really care about anything else. I sent out stuff through edmunds to dealers to get quotes, and they are crazy out of control compared to the deals i've seen posted on this forum. No one will give me money factor or residual either, saying they will provide that "upon signing". Basically, my question is this: what should i pretty much be paying on a 36 month lease, 15k miles, 0$ down of course (beyond tax and title and stuff like that), specs above being all i care about, tier 1 credit? AND do i need to negotiate a purchase price first, as consumer reports suggests? What money factor / residual should i be using anyway? What info should they be giving me versus withholding, as referred to above. Basically, how should i go about this? OH, also they all say that the options I DON'T WANT, i.e. comfort package / advanced parking guidance, pretty much come "in all cars sold in the region." The bottom line is I don't want to get jobbed on the monthly payment. What do i do to get what i want (above), and roughly how much should i be paying per month? Sorry for the really broad question. Help! thanks.