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Lexus RX 330 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • windy6windy6 Posts: 57
    Yes Donna the warranty is from Lexus, not from the dealership so they would have to honor it. BTW, we paid with a personal check.
  • donnadonna Posts: 23
    On the printout from Westside Lexus they list C1 (I know there is a CL - dynamic Laser Cruse control) but nowhere can I find C1. Does anyone know what this is?
  • dandgdandg Posts: 74
    Greetings all,
    trying to buy wife a new AWD RX330,we went to dealer in NH to look at 03 RX300's with low miles but all sold out so she drove a RX330 and loved it.
     Here is the deal we where offered (one price shop no-haggle) A 04 new Flint Mica with Black leather,AWD,premium plus,rs wipers,18 inch wheels,m/s heated seats.MSRP=41838 price offered was 39739 (-2109).From reading posts on here it would seem that we could do a good bit better(closer to -4000 off list).Help!Please......This is only dealer in NH adn he had many of them sold, but we would be willing to travel(drive or maybe even fly) for another $1900 off.
    Many Thanks in advance for advice or help
    feel free to email or post.Dave K
  • clpurnellclpurnell Posts: 1,087
    I had a terrible experience with Houston Area lexus dealers (especially SM Lexus on 59S). Any way similar to lexus the infiniti dealers here did not want to play ball on price I bought my FX from dallas and have no problems getting it serviced locally. I'm sure Lexus would be the same way.
  • donnadonna Posts: 23
    I do not have my SUV yet but I have an email saying that WestSide Lexus in Houston would sell me my RX 330 with the following options:

    Model: 2004 Lexus RX 330
    Exterior Color: Bamboo Pearl
    Interior Color: Light Gray
    2WD with
    Premium Plus
    Navigation w/rv camera
    18 inch wheels
    Heated seats w rain/s wipers
    Towing pack
    Cargo mat and Wheel lock

    for $39,000 +TTL. Also, they would tint my front windows. WestSide is going to provide me for the first 2 years or 25,000 miles of maintenance for free. They only provide for the first 2 years or 20,000 miles of oil changes, at some other dealers and there is a difference. For example WestSide will pay for the 15,000 mile service which is $325, others only pay for the oil and filter change you must pay for the rest. The oil and filter change is a very small part of the charge. So, WeatSide can sell me the car for $39,000 plus tax title and license and I get all of their services with it and no hidden charges.

    I didn't want the 18" tires but 4 dealers said that they all are coming with the 18" tire. The cost for a 18" tire is $60 higher and I didn't think it was worth it. The $39,000 is more than $4,000 below MSRP unless I figured wrong. Hope I don't have any of the problems some of you have had.

    I want to thank the many emails I have received. They all have helped me. I also want to thank Edmunds for providing this service. It has been a great learning experience.
  • fsc1555fsc1555 Posts: 42
    What is your MSRP? I think MSRP on your options probably runs around 42+ and less than 43000.00 not sure what the exact amount! if thats the case its less than 4000.00 below MSRP around 3500.00 -
    but if the service you are talkign about is really true thats a good service since most of the dealership on have 2 free service 1000 and then the 5000 service! no free oil change after that or free maintenance at all.
    let us know
  • donnadonna Posts: 23
    I received an email last night from my salesman requesting a call to charge a deposit. I was unable to do this and hope to hear from him this morning. I refigured the cost and think I will be paying $3,630 below the MSRP of $35,175. The MSRP amount I was using included the $625 destination charge. Anyway, I could not have done it without the help of your emails to me. In my email to the salesman I asked that the floor mats and net for the back be included for the $39,000. I could not get this package from the Dallas, Plano, nor Austin dealer.

    I hope to pick it up next Wednesday and will email how it ends up.
  • clpurnellclpurnell Posts: 1,087
    Congrats. I have heard good things about westside. Enjoy your new Lexus :)
  • donnadonna Posts: 23
     I was hoping to charge more to my Visa card, I get money back, but $2,000 is all allowed. I should pick up the RX 330 next Tuesday. It should be delivered to the dealer this Sunday. I found out that it was made in Canada but the salesman said that they haven't had any problems with any they have received from the Canadian plant.
  • Thanks to all of you who have been posting pricing and negotiating info on this message board. I've been watching the site and was able to benefit from your experiences. In return, I'm posting my purchase info here too, to help future RX 330 owners.

    I just closed a deal on a RX 330, Metallic Silver/Black Leather, AWD, Premium Plus Package with heated seats, headlight wipers, tow prep, cargo mat and wheel locks for $38,500 before tax and title (MSRP was $41,838).

    My local dealer quoted me $39,176, and I then proceeded to blastfax 6 other dealers within 2 hours drive to get their quotes. I included my preferred color combinations, and told them I wanted to take delivery by 3/31 (the end of Toyota Motor Corp's fiscal year).

    Best quote I got was $37,800 on a Bamboo Pearl/Ivory model comparably equipped (2-3 hours away). Obviously an outstanding price. However, I couldn't find a Silver/Black model (which was my preferred choice) anywhere. I kept working with my local dealer, who finally agreed to locate a silver/black combo for me and gave me the $38,500 offer. This dealer will wash your car every Saturday for free (April-Oct), and give you bagels while you wait. My husband said he'd bring both our kids and give me an hour of quiet time on Saturdays -- bonus!!!

    So I took the deal. Not an outstanding price, but a good one. Car washes and free time Saturday mornings included gratis!!

    As they say in the Mastercard ads, "Some things in life are priceless!"
  • lubdhaklubdhak Posts: 15
    I bought mine from Lexus of Watertown in MA end of Feb. I got >4k off on MSRP. I also had a very pleasant experience without any hassle. PLease let me know if you are still interested and I can gie you the name of the person I dealt with.

    Thanks
  • Just purchased FWD model Black/Ivory. MSRP 40,438 for 35,700. FWDs almost gone in this area. We wanted Bamboo/Ivory but couldn't find it. Great experience at this dealership. They beat a quote we brought in from another local dealer and we drove the car home 3 days later.
  • This seems like a "no-brainer," based on what I've seen on this board already (thanks to all of you who've posted), but thought to run it by all you experienced buyers on the board:

    In New England:

    AWD
    Prem Plus Pkg
    Htd Sts/Rain Sens Wipers
    18" wheels
    Towing Pkg
    Cargo Mat/Wheel locks

    $37,600 + TTL
  • ukulele2ukulele2 Posts: 21
    Can you e-mail me the name of the dealer at Watertown? My e-mail addy is drlennox@verizon.net

    Thank you
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,015
    It's ok to post dealer names and locations (just no contact info, phone numbers and the like).

    thanks,

    Steve, Host
  • mvb8500mvb8500 Posts: 7
    Hi All:

    My wife and I recently purchased a Silver/Black Rx 330. MSRP was $44,188. We also had the dealer install a remote starter and negotiated in an extra service. Total MSRP was $45,000
    We paid $40,605. The package includes:

    Premium Plus Package
    Navigation
    Rear Camera
    18 inch Wheels
    Dual Stage heated front seats/rain sensing wipers (HH Package)
    Tow Package
    Cargonet/Mat/Wheel Locks
    Remote Starter
    Extra Service (10/11k)

    We live on Long Island and have 4 area dealers. Two are owned by the same person. I had all 4 compete and added a NJ dealer to the mix.

    A strange fact about the process was the two dealerships owned by the same person gave the best prices. Another strange fact was that between the two dealerships with the same owner, we received two different prices. Of course we went with the lower price. We were told that the dealer we bought from was new and could offer better prices.

    I have a question. At the time of delivery, I asked about the Cargonet that was listed on my contract. Dealer said that the RX 330 does not come with a Cargonet. The dealer said it was an honest mistake and should not have been listed. Is this true?
  • dandgdandg Posts: 74
    Hi all,
     yes please email name of contact at Watertown lubdhak ,also any one else who was able to get 4k off,please feel free to forward as well.So far the two cardirect quotes are comming at at 3k and 2990 off sticker of 41838.From reading here we suspect we can do a bit better.
    Hoping to do better and anxious to get wife in her RX330.
    our email is dmkemp@conknet.com
  • dandgdandg Posts: 74
    Looks like we got our first Lexus,a RX330.
    We test drove one last Sunday,loved it of course (so much better fit finish and ride than the EB Explorer,Envoy and Mountianneer we drove.Local dealer,very nice but could only go 1900 off list.Came home read posts here and posted ourselves.Tonight,Thursday,gave deposit over phone with dealer in MA (will be happy to post name after we pick up next week or email),a few calls a number of emails and we ended up at 37500 (4338 off list of 41838)for AWD RX330,premium plus,r/s wipers,ms seats,18inch wheels,tow pkg,mats.
    Thank you all for emails and imput,this works!
    Why pay more with a little knowledge and research anyone can do this.Great site !
  • mvb8500mvb8500 Posts: 7
    Congratulations on your purchase. I agree -- it is amazing the impact consumer knowledge and healthy competition has on the car buying experience.
  • alolewisalolewis Posts: 36
    I did not get a cargonet with my RX330 which I picked up a month ago.
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