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Lexus LS 460, Car Buying, Sedan
#319 of 360 2009 Lexus LS460
Dec 18, 2008 (2:13 pm)
I am thinking of buying a 09 Lexus LS460 in SF Bay area. Does anyone bought one recently and how is the pricing? Any discount from MSRP. Should I deal directly with dealer or go through a car broker?
Dec 20, 2008 (11:44 am)
Where are you people getting these ridiculous $20,000 off prices on new LS460's? In your dreams? NO FRIGIN WAY!
About the ONLY vehicle you can get anywhere near that kind of discount is a Caddy Escalade.
#321 of 360 Re: Prices? [betablocker]
Dec 20, 2008 (10:22 pm)
"Where are you people getting these ridiculous $20,000 off prices on new LS460's? In your dreams? NO FRIGIN WAY! "
heh heh, don't get too excited... I would have thought that it is not possible to get an 08 LS 16K below MSRP.. But I did it on 12/5. It all depends on how desperate Lexus is trying to sell the 08. They raised the rebate from 4000 to 6000 this month. The good news is that there is very limited 08 inventory now so may be Lexus doesn't need to increase the rebate anymore... If they don't cut the production on 09, they may end up with similar situation and they may have to increase the rebate.. it is all supply and demand.
#322 of 360 Re: 08 LS460 in S.F. Bay Area [topgun7]
Dec 23, 2008 (4:53 pm)
Which dealer did you go to?
Are you still looking for a 08 LS460?
Maybe we can do group buy. I am in south bay.
Dec 25, 2008 (8:24 am)
Shopping for LS460AWD short wheel base in NJ/NY metro area. Does 7.5K under MSRP sound good or bad? Another dealer quoted 3K under MSRP as best they could do.
Dealer says invoice cost approx. 64K. Not sure how they are arriving at this figure because that is many K above what is supposed to be invoice. Dealer not showing me the invoice. Dealer says holdback on this model is approx. 1.3K.
Based on dealer's info, my deal would be $650 above invoice, or $2000 above invoice with holdback.
Most dealers in area, including the biggest, have only 1 or 2 on their lot.
#324 of 360 Re: 08 LS460 in S.F. Bay Area [mling1126]
Dec 26, 2008 (12:06 pm)
I already bought it on 12/5 or so and I am taking my car in for 1000 miles service. Had the dreaded wind noise problem but hopefully the triangle fix will help. Still love the car.... I posted my deal in the lease forum... I got the car from Lexus Sacramento. Their internet guy is really easy to deal with.. Fremont Lexus (Magnessum?? sp?) matched the deal with a different color combo.. There is no white/ivory with ML/NAV in bay area anymore.. But there is one dark gray with light gray interior with ML/Nav in the bay area. And Lex Sac has a couple red/ivory combo (one with ML/NAV but rear seat package and the other one with only Nav and no ML).. Just take my number and sent out email to see if anyone want to match and what color combo is out there now... do it quick, don't know when the 6000 rebate expire...
#325 of 360 Re: 09 LS460AWD [ROBERTBOB]
Dec 26, 2008 (12:11 pm)
"Does 7.5K under MSRP sound good or bad?"
I would guess that it is a decent deal given that it is an 09, AWD is new to the line up, and you are buying it in winter... These are factors that drive up the price (and no inventory on dealer's lot doesn't help.).. The best way to ensure that is to shop all your local dealer.s This will ensure you get the best local price. Then check out LA dealer to see if you can get a much better deal after factoring in the cost of shipping the car across the country (some people don't like the hassle.. depend if the saving, if any, is worth to you)...
#326 of 360 LS 460 '08 12k off MSRP
Dec 27, 2008 (11:51 pm)
Just bought a 2008 LS 460, only 70 miles, ML/NAV/Comfort plus/rear seat upgrades/Lojack/IPOD software package, for about 12k off the MSRP. Might have done better with some more haggling, but I only spent an hour at the dealer for this purchase. I also sprung for the refundable if not used 2yr warranty extension for 1900, did not seem like a bad choice for a car like this, given what interest rates are these days letting them have my money for 6 yrs does not cost much in lost interest if I get the refund, and if I do not get the refund it means I used the warranty.
#327 of 360 Re: LS 460 '08 12k off MSRP [nonstopguru]
Dec 28, 2008 (7:04 am)
Congrats on your wonderful purchase. Can you explain in further details how the refundable extended warranty works? Such as, who is the warranty underwriter, Lexus or a third party? What criteria is used to make the refund?
#328 of 360 Re: LS 460 '08 12k off MSRP [georget3]
Dec 28, 2008 (8:53 am)
The underwriter is an entity called "lexus car extra". As I understood it, it is some sort of affliate of Lexus. It covers years 5 and 6. If repairs are needed, each time I can choose to either use the warranty to pay for it or pay for it myself. If I never use the warranty for anything, I get the amount refunded at the end of the term. If I use the warranty for any repairs, then there will be no refund.