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Lexus RX 330 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • briegelbriegel Posts: 139
    Try the Internet Sales group at Lexus of Riverside!
  • chicagocar,

    Great deal! Could you tell us where you got this deal, and who you worked with?
  • Don't ask for salespeople's names - please see the red text below!

     

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  • I bought the car for Arlington Lexus – based out of Arlington Heights, IL. I got the delivery on Dec 31st that may be the reason I got below invoice.
  • I have an 04 rx330, thinking of trading it for another with a Navigation system, Mark Levinson audio and Laser cruise control. Are they worth the extra money? Would like to from those that have these options and your experience with them.
  • Chicagocar,

    Thanks for the info. You are probably right about the deal timing (unfortunately for me!).
  • Hi Chicagocar,

     

    Could you pls let me know the option(s) you have? also is it AWD or FWD?

     

    I really appreciate your information...
  • jco2jco2 Posts: 2
    I'm expecting delivery, by the end of the month, of an 2005 RX330 AWD in black onyx with ivory interiors. Includes the Navigation system with the premium plus package (HID headlamps, heated seats, 18" wheels, accessory package, wooden steering wheel, etc..).

     

    MSRP= $44833 (including Destination Charge)

    Negotiated Price=$41280 ($3550 off MSRP)

    36 mo. lease term, 15K miles/yr

    Money factor=0.00145 (3.5% interest)

    Residual=54%

    Monthly payments = $570

     

    Residual is 58% for a car with no Navigation system vs. 54% with it. I thought that was counter intuitive, but seems like in 3 years the Nav system will be somewhat outdated and people won't be willing to pay the extra amount for this option, so banks discount it).

     

    The salesperson indicated that residual percentages are expected to be adjusted (decreased by 2%) next month (probably a BS scare tactic). The dealer (a large volume Lexus retailer with 100-200 cars on the lot) had very few RX's with Navigation systems in stock. I'm waiting for mine to be built and delivered in the next 3 weeks or so.
  • The salesperson indicated that residual percentages are expected to be adjusted (decreased by 2%) next month (probably a BS scare tactic).

     

    Not necessarily - the closer it gets to the 2006 model year release date, the older the 2005 is going to seem, and will be worth somewhat less in 3 years.

     

    It sounds like you got a good deal anyway, so I hope you enjoy your Lexus! Once you get your vehicle, share your ownership experiences with others in our regular Lexus RX330 discussion.

     

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  • Hi folks. I needed help in understanding whether the following is a good deal:

     

    04 RX - AWD, PP, Heated seats, 19K miles (certified) from a lexus dealer at $34K

     

    Thanks for the information
  • SylviaSylvia Posts: 1,636
    Could you break down the $34k? Is that including taxes, title, paperwork, etc.?
  • What were your fees? I feel like I was hosed on mine, just want to confirm.
  • 2005 RX330 AWD, Premium Plus,18" wheels,heated front seats with rain sensing wipers,6 disc CD,cargo mat & wheel locks-MSRP $42,483.

    PAID $38,150 on 1/19/05. Some Pacific NW dealers will negotiate via email & phone.
  • Sylvia,

     

    34K does not include tax, title and other fee. I thought it is still a good deal.
  • tamu91tamu91 Posts: 14
    Who has the best deal going these days in the greater Houston area? I'd be willing to travel even to Dallas if I can save thousands.

    Thanks
  • windy6windy6 Posts: 57
    I got 3500 off msrp just by asking in Austin, and it's closer than Dallas and not as boring a drive.
  • tamu91tamu91 Posts: 14
    windy6, can you post the details of your deal (year/model, MSRP, color, options, price paid, etc.)? Thanks and I presume you deal was with Lexus of Austin.
  • tomw8tomw8 Posts: 3
    Got mine on 1/20/05 in Orange County, Calif. Same Premium Plus package, same MSRP of $42,483, paid $37,433 through carsdirect - $5,000 below MSRP. Very good experience dealing through carsdirect and the dealer who had the car. Was pleased to see that it comes with the Michelins instead of the Goodyear tires (saw the posts on other boards about tire wear). Will have it delivered next week.
  • briegelbriegel Posts: 139
    Can you tell me what dealer you got this from? Are you having it shipped to the PNW, and if so did that price include shipping? Thanks!
  • tomw8tomw8 Posts: 3
    Sorry if I confused you. I meant my car is identical to the one purchased by the guy in Pacific NW. I live in Calif, and the dealer is delivering the car to me (about 40 miles away) since I don't have time to pick it up - delivery is free, don't know if they charge extra for long distance. Dealer was Longo Lexus of El Monte.

     

    Good luck.
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