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Lexus RX 350, Car Buying, SUV
#5860 of 5869 rx 350 2009 vs 2010
Dec 07, 2013 (3:07 pm)
I am a greenie to SUV. I wanna purchase a pre owned lexus rx 350. I am thinking about 2009 vs 2010. Which one i should get?
#5861 of 5869 Re: rx 350 2009 vs 2010 [jmazguy]
Dec 08, 2013 (4:55 am)
Total redesign for 2010. Get the 2010. It is wider has larger wheels,bigger brakes,six speed transmission"better gas mpg",keyless ignition,more air bags. Need I say more. 2010 is almost the sameas the new 2013-14 RX. Slight difference in sheet metal-- front end---also hidden rear wiper. Makes for nice clean lines. And did I say looks almost the same as the 2013-14. It's a no lose buy of the 2010.
If your in snowman town-- get all wheel drive.
#5862 of 5869 Leasing
Dec 08, 2013 (11:14 am)
I have NEVER leased using the "factory sponsored" leases. They are absolutely the worst deal for the consumer. If you are knowledgeable about leasing and time your lease properly, you can get a great lease and save a considerable amount of money.
#5863 of 5869 Re: Leasing [lny]
Dec 09, 2013 (6:21 am)
I guess I have to be a bit philosophical about this whole point of whats a good or less than spectacular lease deal. At the end of the day what counts is in your mind you just got the best deal of all time. Your happy,the sales rep. Is happy and the dealer is happy because your going to tell everyone what a world beater deal you got. That's the way it is suppose to work. Bottom line----- regardless of your terms--- your a happy camper.Whats a great deal for you or me is really in the eye of the beholder. I could continue to push my point--but---- it just ain't worth it. Congratulations---your the best deal maker on the planet. I'm glad for ya. Now---start your own business negotiating auto lease deals. I'm sure you will be in the Bill Gates area of income in the speed of light.
#5864 of 5869 Re: 2014 December Numbers [kyfdx@Edmunds]
Dec 09, 2013 (8:15 am)
Thank you for your very professional and realistic answer to snowman22. The INFORMATION and advice we get from this forum is incomparable. I have not found any other site that provide you with the TRUE Bottom Money factor available. You may be able to get the Residuals elsewhere and disclosed during the negotiations. However the dealer will most often TRY to mark up the MF, even if you have leased from them several times before they still try. So knowing in advance helps to make you an educated consumer.
If someone believes that they get the best deal offered via the "Advertised" specials they are very mistaken. I thank you and Car_man for your help over the years. I have leased over 10 vehicles in the past 15 years (I believe I started around 1997) with this forum. And with your help I know that I have gotten very fair deals, but only because I was able to walk into the dealer prepared.
Thank you again,
#5865 of 5869 Re: 2014 December Numbers [kyfdx@Edmunds]
Dec 09, 2013 (9:08 am)
I'm compelled to add one other question---- do you even know what a Factory Subsidized Lease is---- please lend your expertise in this area----only because you claim a total lack of validity of it's existence.
#5866 of 5869 Re: Leasing [snowman22]
Dec 09, 2013 (11:58 am)
Wow you need help.
#5867 of 5869 Re: Leasing [lny]
Dec 09, 2013 (12:28 pm)
Yea-- it's tough. You keep throwing out bad info and I gotta keep putting you in your place. But that's alright. Thanks for the concern.
#5868 of 5869 Re: Leasing [snowman22]
Dec 09, 2013 (12:34 pm)
I gave out bad information ??? You ought to try the thing called the INTERNET and see all the information about leasing a car and how to do it. You put me in my place ???
I hope your world has colors.
#5869 of 5869 Re: Leasing [lny]
Dec 09, 2013 (12:41 pm)
Hissy fit time.