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Lexus RX 330 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • tmgood -


    Does the price you paid ($36,100) for your 2005 RX330 AWD include your $3,000 trade in? So total price = $39,100?


    Thanks for clarifying.
  • wrt33wrt33 Posts: 1
    I'm also looking to buy in Portland, Oregon. Only one dealer in town so I'm not sure how much they're willing to budge off MSRP. So far it doesn't look like much at all. Any suggestions? Also, I'm trying to decide between RX330 and Acura MDX (which appears to be a few thousand less).
  • Will someone tell me what they know about ""? I found them by accident and can't belive the price of a loaded (I mean LOADED) RX330. They have beat the Boston Lexus dealer by $3,000. They have my color, they have the Nav (which is extremely hard to get in Boston Lexus dealers)and yet they have come in thousands under. I know I have to ship the car for about $800 from either a Lexus dealer in Santa Monica or Beverly Hills. Can this price be true or is a rip-off? Please hurry your response.
  • I'm willing to go to California in a heart beat and drive back to get close to invoice, but I'm not at all sure how the Calif sales tax/vehicle cost adders might impact us sales tax free ducks in Oregon. Washington/Idaho no problem/no taxes, but Calif might be a different beast.


    Lexus of Portland has to be the sweetest gig ever. Only dealer within 100 miles of a booming metro area...


    From other posts, it looks like the Seattle area is only slightly better than here with Bellevue being the most competitive. Not sure if the dealer in Eugene is any better?


    Hoping to get some time next week to work on this more.
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  • That's correct.


    They initially quoted me the full MSRP of $41, 453. After I got another couple of online quotes, they came down to $39,100 to match the best online quote I got. With my trade-in, I paid $36,100 + tax.
  • I looking to purchase the RX with Nav, heat seats and prem. package. The best price I found so far is $40,740 incl. destination.

    Any dealer recommendations in the NY/NJ area and prices paid would be helpful.

    Also, is the "December to Remember" just marketing hype or are there really deals?


    Thank you
  • There are nearly twenty dealers in y area, and I have no idea as to which one to persue. They all seem to be offering great deals. The model I'm looking for is 2005 Flint Mica/Graphite:

    2005 RX AWD = $37,175

    Delivery, Processing & Handling Fee = $650

    Available Packages = $7,008

    Lexus DVD Rear-Seat Entertainment System (RSES) - includes two pairs of wireless headphones - $1,840


    Premium Plus Package with Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) with High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, Roof rails/roof rack. Also includes: Leather-trimmed interior, Power tilt-and-telescopic steering column with memory, Illuminated entry system and Power tilt-and-slide moonroof with one-touch open/close and sliding sunshade.

    Additional Options:


      - Lexus voice-activated DVD Navigation System with backup camera

      - Two-level heated front seats (includes rain-sensing variable intermittent wipers and headlamp washers)

      - 18-in alloy wheels (235/55VR18 and full-size spare)

      - Towing prep package

      - In-dash, single feed, six-disc CD auto-changer

      - Preferred Accessory Package (includes cargo mat and wheel locks)


    Grand Total = $46,673


    Would $42,000 be a good price?

    Please help, because stuff here is so marked up. I am trying to persuade my mom to buy this car, but she has like a block with going to a dealership. Can you'all also give me some reasons , I can use on her. Does "December to Remember," actually mean anything? Or are there really no differences in price?
  • Hi,

    I got the best deal (better that i can find anywhere on any forum). Lexus of Rockville Center in Rockville Center, Long Island (NY area) gave me fully loaded AWD RX330 with nav, premium plus etc (the whole $7008 package) for $40K flat (MSRP: $44,833). I took delivery on 12/23.

    Without nav they were offering it for $38K. Other dealers in the area were at least $1500 - $2000 more.

    December to Remember is 100% real as they told me that these prices are good for this event only. I leased mine for 36 months and they gave it to me on a great lease term.

    Hope this helps..
  • Thanks, that helps. I just got off with Ray Catena, they had the same MSRP but the price he gave me is $42,000 (this price was from the internet sales manager). Apparently, the options the way it's laid out on the Edmunds site isn't the way Lexus ships them. The accurate msrp is on
  • The taxes and all other fees are always based on the buyers's doesn't matter you buy it from neighboring WA or CA or NY/NJ for that matter you'll (or not) pay exact same taxes always.

    Taxes etc are all calculated automatically via computerized calculation which are all based on buyer's address. In case of leasing even the bank fee etc. are according to buyer's state rules/laws.
  • Yes... I was telling you the price from only.. as those are the only 2 pre packaged prices which are readily available on every dealership (with nav is becoming less and less available pretty quickly too). All other permutation-combinations of accessories makes it ...kinda ..customized in which case you'll have to wait longer to get your car and you may not be able to get the same deal also..
  • I wish this were true, but I'm getting a different story. I've been checking into this the last few days. Appears to be no way to avoid paying the California sales tax + local sales tax adders if you pick up in the state boundaries.


    All the dealers I've talked to in Calif will charge sales tax to go out the door. I called the Calif Board of Equalization and it appears the only option to avoid tax is to deliver out of the state of California -- otherwise it is a use tax as the first usage is within the state borders...


    Oregon DMV couldn't figure out what was the real story, but since there is no sales tax in the state there is no govt agency that exists to coordinate with Calif's agency for reciprocity??


    At or slightly below invoice looks pretty much the std at the big SoCal dealers.
  • bennbbennb Posts: 143
    kcmatt -- How hard did you have to battle for the $40,850 price in KC? I'm up in Nebraska and we basically have one dealership as well, but I'm not opposed to scooting down to KC 2.5 hours to save $2000. Thanks.
  • zoomazooma Posts: 19
    Am buying an RX 330 w/Navi and Prem.Plus pkg. today. Dealership claims Lexus finance rate is at 5.5-6%, even for top-notch credit rating. Shouldn't the December to Remember special rates still be in effect? I have read here that others got 3.63 and 3.65. Thanks so much in advance for any help.
  • zooma,


    I talked to the finance guy at Lexus yesterday in CT re: the RX. According to him, the Dec to Remember rates are available until 1/3 when new rates are announced. He also said that best available rate was 4.99 (top tier credit). I have no idea if state matters. I called the Lexus Customer care hotline but they were only able to refer me back to the dealer. I was hoping to get an 'independent' source of financing info.


    Also, you might want to ask this question in the Financing forum. Good luck!
  • zoomazooma Posts: 19
    Thanks for checking, Macarshopper. We are in Maryland, and the Lexus of Rockville finance folks totally denied having any financing "specials" for Dec to Remember, even though one lucky poster on this board very recently reported getting as low as 3.63% from the same dealership (although not on a Navi. model). They claimed 5.9 was the best they were doing for top-tier credit. Hmm.... Their loss -- we bought the car but are financing through Costco/Capital One at a better rate. Thanks again though.


    P.S. I thought about posting this in the Financing forum, but this one seemed to be much more active and informative re Lexus.
  • murmalmurmal Posts: 25


    Congrats for the New year's Gift of Lexus. What was the deal on the car before TAX, Title and their processing fee. Do you mind posting for the benefit of shoppers like me.


    Thanks in advance,


  • Yeah, I used Costco/Capital One for matching. I got it for 4.20%

    I would suggest to upgrade the costco membership to executive. You will get 0.10% lower.
  • I just did a deal yesterday at Pohanka Lexus in Chantilly, VA, and got the 3.63% rate for 60 months. Tier 1 credit got me to 3.99%, and because of previous business with Toyota Motor Credit they dropped the rate to 3.63%, on an '05 RX 330 with Premium Plus and NAV. It probably didn't hurt that this was my 2nd RX 330 this year from that dealer. I traded an '04 with Rear Seat Entertainment that I bought there in February on the '05 with NAV.
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