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Lexus RX 330 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • Thanks for the info. I think the dealer I've been working with is sticking a little tight. Quoted me $38,700($42,093MSRP) for the following:

    Premium Package
    Heated Front Seats/Rain-Sensing Wipers
    6 CD changer
    Towing Prep package
    Cargo Mats
    Wheel Locks

    Since you're getting about $1,300(MSRP) more in options for less than my quote, I think there's definitely room to negotiate. Who's kidding, I'd love to get it at or below invoice but I'll just have to wait and see. I'm in no rush so that could help too. I'm talking with some other dealers tomorrow so hopefully I'll get it down. But much appreciated feedback and thanks for the info. One specifically mentioned they are trying to clear inventory now, so maybe they'll be willing to deal a little better.
  • Was talking with a dealer in Memphis this week about purchasing a Lexus RX... some 2005 models are available in the $34k range (dealer loaners rolling out of service), but they then offered me a "new" one for 37,700, which includes the basic premium pkg) (MSRP $42,090). I am wondering if they were referring to a 2006 RX330 or a 2007 RX350 when they made this offer. Is it likely that they'd let a 2007 out the door for 37,700?
  • Buying 2007 rx350 with Sat Radio. Lexus site refers to a "Sat ready" radio. Dealer will install radio. What will I get-an add-on type or fully intergrated like most other brands?
  • hyiuhyiu Posts: 18
    got a quote for an AWD RX 330 with Nav.
    (I believe only option I didn't get is the rear dvd thing.)
    MSRP $45595, quote $40966.
    Got from the dealer in Brooklyn, NY. Salesman I deal with is good, not pushy, let me take my time, not much back and forth in prices.

    No extra doc fees (but of course the registration and stuffs and tax are extra). May not be the best price, but I guess its decent, right ??

    Since they don't have my color combo, they're trying to locate a car for me. They said it should take a wk or less.

    I put down a deposit already, keeping my fingers crossed.
    :)
  • sport320sport320 Posts: 11
    We were offered the platinum care extended warranty on a 2005 RX330 with no deductible for the following prices:
    6 yrs/70,000 miles $1575
    7 yrs/75,000 miles $2000
    6 yrs/100,000 miles $2025
    7 yrs/100,000 miles $2375

    Are these prices fixed or negotiable, and has anyone payed less?
  • mcrestonmcreston Posts: 6
    I was thinking about getting an 06 330 awd with nav but the more and more i read about the '07 350 i am tempted to get one of those. Do you think they are going to move on the price on an '07 like they have been on '06's? Ideally i would like an 07 AWD with nav for about $40k or $41k, is that unreasonable?
  • mcrestonmcreston Posts: 6
    went and drove both an AWD and FWD 350 today. Can't really say i could justify the AWD here in Texas. What do you all think i can get a FWD 350 with premium plus and nav for? The sticker is $45183 of the one that i looked at? I know there is about $5500 difference in the sticker and invoice on the '06 models, can anyone vouch for that being true on the '07s? Thanks for all the help

    Blake
  • hyiuhyiu Posts: 18
    dealer located a car for me (AWD, 18 in wheel, with nav and rear dvd system) I guess pretty much fully loaded.

    MRSP is $47593, my price is $42466.

    after tax, registration, and everything is $46260.

    any comments ?? Is it good, decent, bad ??

    thanks,
  • linus2linus2 Posts: 2
    hi carman...

    gotta question. I am able to get a 2006 rx 330 with:
    Prem plus package
    dvd/nav
    heated seats/rain sense wipers
    18'' alloy
    6 cd

    at invoice (per the dealer): $40466. MSRP $45,500

    At such a price (given the clearance of this vehilcles for the incoming rx350)..am I better off buying or leasing since I am able to purchase at invoice, supposedly?

    Thanks in advance,
    linus
  • carlanjcarlanj Posts: 2
    I feel we got a great deal in central NJ on a 2006 ES330. We ended up doing a MSD (multiple security deposit)lease with a price of $32,500 off an MSRP of $36,454 before adding the nav system, which was about $2000 more.

    The cost of doing an MSD lease vs. buying with $10k down and leasing outright for 36 mos with 20k miles per yr. saved us a few thousand dollars in the long-run.

    The ES330 is being completely redesigned for the 2007 model year which is due out in mid-April and it looks sharp! But, for the price, I don't think I can beat the deal we got!

    Hope it helps!
  • alext1alext1 Posts: 1
    Could you share the name of the dealer in Central NJ please.

    Thanks.
  • dannyledannyle Posts: 43
    Hi

    I got an offer for a 2006 330RX AWD. I am in Boston, MA. This offer is from Lexus of Watertown.

    Option:
    Premium plus
    Heat Seat
    6-Disc CD Changer

    I got an offer for 38680

    Is this a good price ?
  • rachellrachell Posts: 2
    We just had a very unpleasant buying experience with Sterling McCall Lexus in Houston,TX recently. They are arrogant and do not care about customer's satisfaction! Avoid them! I have a co-worker who also has bad experience dealing with them so he ended up buying his car at West side Lexus. Go to North side Lexus or West side Lexus if you live in Houston area and are planning to buy a lexus car!
  • patelkpatelk Posts: 4
    No Joking
    They are trying to get rid of the 2006 now because of the new change in the 2007 engine.
    I just bought a 2006 RX330 FWD - premium plus with NAVIGATION system, 18 inch wheels, 6 CD changer in Southern California (MSRP $44193) from Lexus MissionViejo for $ 37582.

    Called multiple other dealer internet departments that would match the price of 37582 like Oxnard and Riverside.
    Bev Hills selling for 38152.
    hope this helps
  • abyebyeabyebye Posts: 1
    :surprise: WOW! That's a great price.
    When did you buy it? And what was the invoice price of your vehicle?
    TIA
  • rachellrachell Posts: 2
    The sales people at Sterling McCall Lexus will lie to your face and will not stand behind their words, PERIOD. This is my first and also will be last purchase from them!
  • patelkpatelk Posts: 4
    I just bought it on 3/15/06
    Invoice was $39082. They are selling for $1500 below invoice. If you get it without the navigation system it is even LOWER! Call Mission Viejo is Southern California, get a qoute via email and Oxnard and Riverside will match that price if they have that car in stock. Beverly Hills will go down to $1000 below invoice.
    Good Luck
  • Hmmm it seems like I had the same problem with STerling Mccall Lexus hahha well one I was only 18 when I bought my IS300 but not with them though ... walk in waited 45 mins to get a salesman test drove the car went in the office and try to negotiate the idoit thought I stupid and brought out the ole famous 4 square deal. never took me seriously so Wat did I do? left and went to Lexus of Clear Lake and got myself a sweet ride for college. hahah Pearl White IS300 with BUNS warmer and everything .... REcently bought a RX330 from Clear Lake for $37,500 sticker 42,830... Sweet deals are made at Lexus of Clear Lake in Houston.. but unfortunately I dont live there anymore... Sad and Gray in Seattle. :cry:
  • mnsheamnshea Posts: 10
    I'm looking for a 2006 RX330, would you mind sharing the name of your dealership in Brooklyn?
  • rwschillrwschill Posts: 7
    I have been driving my 2007 RX350 for about 2 weeks now. The car looks the same as the 2006 except for the 3.5 motor, intergrated sat. radio (sat button already on dash) (receiver backordered) and a new Generation 5 navigation system. The dealer in Las Vegas has a lot of them coming in or already on the lot or rather in the building. It looked like between $1K price increase and a little smaller discount on the 2007 it cost about $3K more than a 2006.
  • koponenkoponen Posts: 2
    I just bought a 2006 RX330 and want to put 20" wheels and tires on it (stock is 18"). Does anyone know if there are any issues in doing so? Everyone I ask says it is ok, that there will be a little stiffer ride but that's about it. Thanks!
  • mcrestonmcreston Posts: 6
    what did you pay for yours before tax? also what options other than nav did you get? Look forward to picking one up in the next month or so. Dealers in dallas aren't as anxious to make any near invoice deals on the 07's right now because they are trying to clear the 06's
  • Just checking to see if anyone had experience purchasing from the only two franchises in the Pittsburgh area....Also, what about leasing under a corporation name? Any advantages and what to expect to pay??

    Thanks!
  • rwschillrwschill Posts: 7
    The 2007 is a premium Plus pak,Nav pak,18" wheels, heated seats and wiper sensor, towing prep, cargo mat, and wheel locks. MSRP is $46583 and about $3K off including Sat radio which is backordered. I drove a loaner 330 for about 2 weeks until the car came. You will like the extra power. Otherwise not much change 2006 to 2007. I think in another month or two larger discounts will be offered.
    Good luck.
  • hyiuhyiu Posts: 18
    I think dealer names can be said here, right ?? Just not the sales person's name, right ??

    If not, admins, plz modify accordingly, since I don't post too often and not sure about all the rules.

    The dealer is Bay Ridge Lexus, Brooklyn, NY.

    2007 should be coming very soon... (maybe already here... donno...) they don't have much 2006 model left already.

    The salesman is not pushy and is pretty upfront with the prices... told me best he can do is $500 over invoice and I didn't really spend any time negoiating before getting there.... (I asked for the calculator and see its below 90% mark... which should be an ok deal.... I'm not really a bargaining person, so I never expects myself to get the best deal...) :)

    but since they didn't have my color/equip combo, they spend 1 wk to look for my car... (I really want NAV...)
    finally, I settled with the sales that I'll also get the rear dvd system (cos that will make their job easier...)
    Retail for that is $1800, I think I got it for $1500... Pretty sure he's making some $$ on it... but I think I get an ok deal, so, didn't hassle too much....

    it took them 1 day to locate a car for me after that, and then I need to talk to the finance guy... surprisingly, he's not too pushy either....

    closing day, the lady is good at explaining the major functions... and such... the car is preped good...

    overall a good experience....

    so far, no problems... (only has like 270 mi) on it...
    :)

    good luck !!!
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,837
    Dealership names are fine.... Identifying the salesperson is not..

    Thanks,
    kyfdx

    MODERATOR
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  • guys, i am planning on buying a lexus rx330 awd with the navigation system, prem plus package and 6cd options. could anyone of you please suggest an approximate $$ that would be a good deal? also, could someone please suggest a good lexus dealer in central/north NJ. your help is highly appreciated! thank you so much!
  • pvp3pvp3 Posts: 1
    Since you are in Dallas too, did you negotiate any pricing based on invoice. We are looking to get a RX350 with Nav, hetated seats, etc... We were offered around $1,000 over invoice. Is this a good price.
  • mcrestonmcreston Posts: 6
    didn't have the time or patience to negotiate, some things came up that week and have kind of put off my plans for a few more weeks.

    where did you get offered $1000 over invoice (and what was the MSRP and invoice on your setup?)

    Look forward to hearing who's moving on these in dallas
  • ranajoranajo Posts: 50
    Leased a new 2006 RX330 AWD w/ Navigation system for 36 months/12K annually for $531 per month. Odometer reading 25 miles.

    Money Factor: .1009
    Residual: 57%

    Options Included:

    - Navigation System w/ Rear View Camera
    - 6-Disc In-Dash CD Changer
    - 18" Alloy Wheels
    - Heated Seats w/Rain Sensing Wipers
    - Premium Package Plus
    - Towing Package
    - Lexus Personalized Settings
    - Preferred Accessory Package

    MSRP: $45,753

    Capitalized Cost: $40,466
    plus VA tax, tags, acquistion fee $600 and $100 processing fee

    Drive out price was first month lease payment of $531 - all other costs were included in the lease payments.

    There are very few new 2006 Lexus 330 AWD in the DC metro area with the navi system so I was pleased with the deal that I got. All of the negotiations on pricing etc were done by email with the Internet sales manager. After agreement was reached, we went to the dealership and signed the papers in a smooth, flawless transaction.
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