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Lexus RX 330 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • yeah we got it in san jose. maybe it was because it was the end of the second quarter on 6/30. we were quite shocked as well. the sticker was 49.8k and we paid 46.1k OTD. think it was 42700 b4 TTL
  • jhan1jhan1 Posts: 4
    new RX350 today!!!! love the car, experience was great. Got the car for $38463+TTL. Out the door $41830ish. It was for Nav+pre+FW. Good luck!!! Hope it was a good price
  • omniskyeomniskye Posts: 4
    i would think that's a bit higher than normal, rather than $1500 below invoice, no?

    The AWD with Navigation, heated seats w/ rain sensing wipers, Premium Plus package, 18" wheels, towing package, wheel locks, cargo mat...invoice is about $41k. MSRP is about $46.5k. If you paid $42.7k, that's about $1500 OVER invoice.
  • skb123skb123 Posts: 13
    will you please let us know the dealer you brought from and what was the MSRP? Thanks and congratulation on your great buy
  • i forgot to mention it has the mark levinson and rear DVD as well. MSRP window sticker was 49.8k
  • jhan1jhan1 Posts: 4
    i think the MSRP was about 46k, slightly below. I bought it at Tustin Lexus in OC CA. OTD was 41833 or something like that. Good luck, let me know if you have any more questoins.
  • OK, so for AWD with Premium and Mark Levinson/Rear DVD, being quoted 45.1K on MSRP of 48903. Being told its about 1100 above invoice. The car would have to be traded to be brought in. I've seen people get them for $500 above invoice. Should I hold out for a better deal?
  • Hi. I'm in the market for a new RX 350. 2 different dealers are telling me that the Mark Levinson audio system is only available on a separate package that includes rear seat DVD. According to the Lexus website, the 6,090 luxury package includes ML audio, however when you go to build/price the vehicle, ML is not listed as one of the options in the package, but neither is rear seat DVD. What is the correct feature for the package below? I want ML audio, but I don't want to spend another $4000 for it on top of the $6000 for the package below!

    Navigation System/Mark Levinson® Package - Luxury Value Edition - $6,190 [2]

    - Leather-trimmed interior
    - Power tilt-and-telescopic steering column
    - Lexus Memory System to control power driver’s seat (except lumbar), outside mirrors and steering wheel
    - Illuminated entry system
    - Power tilt-and-slide moonroof with one-touch open/close and sliding sunshade
    - Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS)
    - High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with dynamic auto-leveling
    - Roof rails/roof rack
    - Lexus voice-activated DVD Navigation System [4] with backup camera [5] and Bluetooth® technology [6]
    - Mark Levinson® [7] 11-speaker 210-watt [8] Premium Audio System with in-dash, single-feed, six-disc DVD/CD auto-changer featuring DVD-audio and DVD-video playback
    (Total MSRP value of options $7,090 [2])

    Do the people who have the RX 350 and this package have ML audio? Thanks!
  • coreyh9coreyh9 Posts: 5
    Looks like Catena Lexus and Prestige in NJ are the ones that have the best deals that are close me (so far the posts say $41,200 Prem plus, Navigation, 18" Alloy, Heated seats with Rain sensing, Towing prep, Cargo net, wheel locks). Am I correct thinking that these are the best ones near Western NY?
  • if you're willing to come down to MD, there are slightly better deals available.
  • sxylxysxylxy Posts: 29
    I struggled with this issue. I reallly wanted the Mark Levinson, but didn't want rear entertainment. I ended up getting the premium/Mark Levinson packages + alloy wheels & more, and am paying an additional $950 over three years for the ML/RES. I plan on purchasing the RX at the 3 year mark. After 3 full days with the Mark L., I can tell you that it's very clear sounding. I love it. The bluetooth over those speakers is also very clear. Good luck! It's a great vehicle.
  • Bigbadbuff - I am shopping for a RX350 AWD in MD. Need your input on where I should go. Thx.
  • dangvidangvi Posts: 2
    I'm from MD. I've been shopping around the an RX350 AWD for a little over a month. The best I could find so far was from Lexus of Towson. They had a 1% over invoice sale in June. Not sure what they offer now. Lexus of Annapolis also has great pricing. Both dealership have great customer service. If anyone can tell me of another dealership that I should try, please let me know...
  • lvn098lvn098 Posts: 26
    This was sent to me and also on Lexus website:

    The Lexus Golden Opportunity Sales Event has arrived! Today through September 4, you can take advantage of some of the best values of the year on all of your favorite Lexus vehicles. Like the smooth riding RX, the all new ES, the adrenaline-inducing IS, or the GS Hybrid; the world's first hybrid sports sedan. Whichever Lexus vehicle you've been dreaming about, this is one opportunity you won't want to miss!

    Anyone has more details about this?
  • Have been searching for our next vehicle. Toyota Sienna minivan was stolen... insurance company is settling our claim. I want to downsize, but need space for two kids in car seats and skis in winter. also need AWD.

    I crossed the RX330 off our list because of cost. I thought I might be able to find one since the RX350 is out (I don't want used). All the '06's were gone... UNTIL TODAY: just received a call from the dealer. One showed up - must have been ordered by someone who didn't follow through. It is AWD with navigation - MSRP is $46K - they want $40K which is way beyond our price range. We want to be OTD at $35 - $36K at the absolute highest.

    can score a very good deal on an MDX right now. Base model at $31,200 plus tax and fees. (I don't care about the navigation - I never used it when I had it in the Sienna and would prefer not to pay for something I won't use, but the RX330 has it and this is the only one they have).

    Here is the question: do you think $40K is the best they can do in this circumstance - a 2006 RX330? It seems to me I should be able to do better.

    and... if you were me, given the vast price difference would you go for the MDX even though it is a little bigger than what I ideally want (I would use the space, but I live in a place where the streets are narrow and getting in and around town was difficult in the Sienna, hence my desire to downsize).

    PLEASE HELP!!!
  • kirakatkirakat Posts: 7
    $40K is high. Park Place Lexus in Plano and Grapevine, Texas has several 2006 RX330 demos with 5K miles or less listed for between $36,900 and $37,900. They have the Premium Package. That's just what they're listed at--I don't know what the bottom line is. But, it does indicate you're offer is high.
  • I am in the market to buy a used 2004/5/6 Lexus RX330. I came across one at the Luxury Auto Center, San Mateo, CA (bay area). The Luxury Auto Center, San Mateo seem like a wholesaler and not a proper car dealership. Any risks buying cars from a wholesaler as against a full-fledged normal car dealership? The price seems really attractive, plus I am getting exactly the car I was looking for. Here are the car details :

    2004 Lexus RX330 , 4x4 (AWD), NAVIGATION, Leather, Premium package
    Price : $29,998

    Do you think it's a good deal? Should I be aware of any pitfalls of buying from a wholesaler like this one? Any of you have any good/bad experiences dealing with the Luxury Auto Center, San Mateo, CA (bay area) or similar wholesaler? Any help will be REALLY appreciated.

    thanks,
    Steve
  • I am in the market to buy a used 2004 Lexus RX330. I came across one from a wholesaler in bay area. The VIN# is JTJGA31U740006850

    Can someone do a CARFAX for me?

    thanks in advance!

    Steve
  • with M.levinson package, AWD, and they quoted $500 over invoice. Should I take it? negotiate more?.. would like to hear your suggestion. Thanks!
  • Don't trust CARFAX. I traded my 04 RX330 that had been in an accident with $13K of damage in 2004 (It was only two months old with about 3K miles when the accident happened) to a local auto dealer. The dealer could not tell that the car had been in an accident; the CARFAX came back clean.
  • amanduhamanduh Posts: 1
    I too have been looking for a 04/05 Lexus rx330...and looked at this particular car dealership you are questioning, and this exact car. When I spoke to the owners on the phone I felt like they had poor communication skills and looking back at the photos and enlarging them I noticed some damage on one of the doors. Not anything they disclosed to me on the phone (I asked specifics)
    So please beware and do your research. These cars are expensive and a huge purchase. Good Luck! Let me know what you find out.
  • jorgegvbjorgegvb Posts: 15
    Anyone here bought an '07 RX with the Mark Levinison option recently? If so, what state are you in? My local dealer says there are none to be found. They even told me they are only being shipped to west coast dealers, so I cannot even order one. Can this be right? I am in Southeast Virginia. I would buy one today if I could find one.
  • sxylxysxylxy Posts: 29
    I just leased one in California, and I was also told that it was very hard to find. My friend leased a Mercedes ML 350 a few weeks ago through carsdirect or leasedirect...not sure...but they brought in their particular package from Florida (to CA) because it was nowhere to be found on the west coast. Maybe your local dealer can do that for you? In my hunt, I found that there were only TWO black/black/NAV/ML/AWD's coming in from Japan in August. If you're willing to give in other areas, like I ended up doing, you may find your car. Good luck.
  • Does anyone have any further specific details on what the savings are for the RX350 based upon this promotion?
  • Always use a trusted mechanic to inspect the car when buying a used car. Buy a CPO Lexus to further protect yourself. Carfax is good for what it's worth. It's not the ultimate! Some accidents are not reported no matter how much the damage. Also, Carfax is not a realtime report.
  • hxs30hxs30 Posts: 6
    I just bought one RX 350 FW with Premium Plus package and Navigation in Breakwater Blue in a dealership in Southern California.

    The MSRP is $44, 123
    The invoice is $39,363
    The dealer quote selling price is 40,750

    I bargained it down to $500 above invoice, final price is $39,863 plus tax, title and registration, etc.

    What do you all think of this price?

    Plus, I don't like the daytime running lights on. Does anyone know how to turn it off manually?
  • choonychoony Posts: 12
    I went to ParkPlace Lexus in Plano Tx, and asked them what this was about, and our salesman told us to our face that it's just to get people in the door. I'm in the market for a RX 350, so I'll be going to Sewell in Dallas. We bought our GX there in December, and from what they told us, the Golden Opportunity is savings on sales tax on selected vehicles. If anyone wonders, Sewell is far superior than Parkplace in more ways than you know. :)
  • lvn098lvn098 Posts: 26
    Here is what they email'ed me when I asked the same question:

    The new sales event offers special financing and lease rates. It does not affect the sales price at all. The financing rate is about .75% lower than it would have been in July. Every dealer can offer you the same thing, because the promotion is from Lexus.
  • I am reading all the posts and seeing many people paying about $500 over invoice in CA and TX. When I go to my dealer, I am told that the best they can do is $41.5k on a NAV car with MSRP of $44,283. I have purchased other Lexus cars in my life and have walked out and purchased other brands when they would not budge at all. I am not desperate to buy one, so I would be willing to walk away, but I am interested in understanding why GA is so much higher then CA and TX. Any info on SouthEast purchases and pricing would be very helpful along with any dealer info within several hundred miles of ATL. Thanks in advance.
  • **UPDATE** - Talked with several GA dealers, nearly all couldn't even come close to $41,500 on the MSRP $44,283. However, one dealer countered with a quote of $40,783 on that same MSRP NAV car. Anybody know of a better deal, or should I take it and run? I don't think GA dealers will even come close to those So CA $500 over Invoice prices.
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