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Lexus LS 400/LS 430 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,020
edited April 5 in Lexus
What kind of deal did you get for your Lexus LS?

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  • ron36330ron36330 Posts: 69
    Karen;
         I purchased my 03 LS 430 UL in Oct 02. The car was equipped with the UL pkg, Chrome wheels, Wheel Locks, Trunk Mat and touch up kit. The price was $68,000.00.
         I did all my shopping over the internet and final negotiations over the phone.
         The dealer experience was excellent. No haggling, the quoted price was the actual price, sales personnel were polite and at delivery everything was explained. Follow up service has been exceptional.
          I purchased the car at Reinhardt Lexus in Montgomery, Alabama.
    Hope this is what you are looking for.
    Ron
  • viskhaviskha Posts: 35
    I noticed on lexusus.com that they are selling '04 LS430s (any exterior and interior colors) for $55,349 with Navigation system - Seems to be a pretty good price! Anyone with any experience buying from them?
  • Check out the other forums, and you will get a lot of complaints
  • I cant PROMISE you but if 5-7k off MSRP sounds good, let me know and I will ask the dealer if he can do the same for others.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    niceputt, if you want to recommend a dealer, you can post the dealership's name (but no other info - see the header of this discussion). That way folks can do their own negotiating.

    It's not really the purpose of these boards to facilitate deals, though. We're here to share prices paid and buying experiences, not assist in selling - that's contrary to the Membership Agreement.

    :)
  • Ur point is well taken. Still, I am 500 mile from a dealer I got a terrific deal from. I thought it presumptuous to put his name and the deatils on the net. Thanks. :-)
  • I just did some negotiating between several local dealers for a 2004 LS 430 with modern luxury package, Euro suspension with alloy wheels, Briarwood pearl with cashmere interior.

    I decided to go with Bob Casiulli on Route 46 in Little Falls, NJ. The next best price came from Lexus of Manhattan. They were both very, very close, but the deciding factor was the convenience of the NJ dealership.

    Both were straightforward and a pleasure to deal with.
  • We bought our first Lexus from Bob Casiulli. They beat all prices.

    Bob Casiulli and Manhattan Lexus were not even close when we just got the 2004 SC and LS. Got them from Prestige........for the record $4500.00 off list on both cars.

    Good luck.
  • Actually did better off list than that with the 2004 LS. Worked up from dealer invoice, which many Lexus dealers are loathe to do.

    Prestige e-mailed me 80 times with many duplicates after getting my on-line inquiry, but never responded to my e-mail stating the exact specs of the car I wanted and where I was on price at that time.

    Got some kind of on line survey form and when I rated them badly someone actually called me. I told them I had already ordered the car.

    One dealer, Warnock, never even quoted me a price. This after I visited the dealership twice, asked the salesman for a quote, called to remind him a week later that I was still waiting, called the sales manager to say I really wanted to buy from them but couldn't seem to get a price....not a word.

    A couple of other dealers in NJ said $1,000 off list take it or leave it.

    Crazy. The treatment at Bob Casiulli was also excellent. Would refer them anytime.

    Maybe they were willing to discount so much because my car had to be ordered. Although all the other dealers knew that, too.
  • LexusUs.com is not a scam. I can't find a single complaint. It is evident there prices and payments are the lowest in the U.S.A. It's seems odd that a competitor would make these accusations. I wonder how many clients from Lehigh used there services. My guess is quite a few.
  • rgswrgsw Posts: 333
    I note that LexusUs.com has changed their affiliation and moved to a new web site.
    http://fleetrates.com/index.asp?site=Lexus
  • I've had one guy bring it up, but the bad press it has received on Edmunds tossed that idea. Take a look in your records, and you won't find any.
  • viskhaviskha Posts: 35
    This is a forum to discuss deals you get - I would think your dealer would be glad putting your deal on the forum so it may generate more national (and possibly international!) interest.

    Please post the amount you got over Invoice or under MSRP. Thanks in advance.
  • I think Riverside Lexus varies a little on what price they accept (especially early in model year) depending on if you are repeat customer etc., but swiftm's price is possible there.
  • I haven't bought yet but the best price I've gotten so far has also been from Bob Casiulli. It wasn't the first price they quoted but they didn't put up much resistance. They quoted 2 higher prices to me first but all I did each time was tell them I had to think it over and they immediately dropped the price until they reached $4000 off.

    As far as dealing because the car has to be ordered: my experience is any dealer would much rather sell a car they have in stock. One dealer I talked to said I could special order a car with "a la carte" options but would have to pay list price.
  • swiftmswiftm Posts: 68
    I was quote at a lower price of $2500 over invoice; when I went to the dealer this am, price was higher, I was in rage and told the manager I wouldn't buy it from them at any price, this is the second time they done it to me in 3 years, don't trust Tustin lexus in so. cal guys, bad experience and never again, stay away.
    I reconnected with thousandoaks lexus in LA; they will deliver my LS430 UL on Wes. for $3200 over invoice, no hidden cost, will keep you all update later. hope this will help somebody in this side of the country. swift
  • How did you determine "Invoice" cost?
  • Invoice price on a base 2004 LS 430 is about $47,956 (slight varience by region) plus a $650 destination charge.

    The options packages avg about a 20% markup (maybe just slightly more) (Example Ultra package msrp is $11,320 and Invoice is $9,112

    Hope this helps
  • Thanks. May I ask where you get your info? My reference is Edmunds and it says dealer cost "N/A".
  • I got the bulk of the info from MSN.com

    http://autos.msn.com/research/autopricer/pricetrim.aspx?Modelld=1- 0998&trimld=98288

    Good luck...If I screwed up the Link just fish around the Auto section of MSN and you will eventually get there.
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