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Lexus GX460 GX470 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • sicom007sicom007 Posts: 46
    You mentioned that it had TH (Third Row seat). Typically all cars sold in Calif. have Rear Seat Entertainment System (Mfr Code RI)automatically added with TH. I still think you are paying way over the invoice with what you described. Not sur how the market is over there but in So. Cal you can get it anywhere from $1000-$1200 under invoice. SO why not buy from here and get the car shipped?

    Please send the exact package codes and I can tell you what the car will cost approximately here in Calif.
  • trietngotrietngo Posts: 2
    Please send the info to t_m_ngo@yahoo.com

    Thanks,
  • Has anyone found the KDSS functionality in a California car? I really see the difference in KDSS, but I know the cars are rare and they carry a premium price tag. Has anyone gotten a quote under invoice with KDSS (not the sport package)? Thanks.
  • sicom007sicom007 Posts: 46
    Done. Please check your email
  • sicom007sicom007 Posts: 46
    KDSS is not available in California at this moment for all 2007 GX470's. Atleast that's what all the dealers said (I called atleast 8 dealers in both Nor. & So. Cal). I wanted the dealers to do a special order from factory with KDSS but all of them said that was not possible)

    Finally a dealer did a factory order with the options that I wanted and took delivery of the car last Saturday (ofcourse no KDSS and XM).

    Please let me know if you have questions
  • speed6speed6 Posts: 5
    sicom007 - could you please send me the details as well? Much appreciated.

    unclebobjulien@yahoo.com

    thanks
  • speed6speed6 Posts: 5
    Please send me the details at unclebobjulien@yahoo.com

    thanks much
  • dchungdchung Posts: 1
    Hi sicom007, can you please send me the info to bschung@yahoo.com.

    Thanks..
  • mikem15mikem15 Posts: 2
    Have gotten what I feel is a good offer but would welcome other feedback. I am looking at the '07 GX 470 with the $8,736 package (this includes the navi, 3rd row seat, rear entertainment, tow package, chrome exhaust, lexus link, rear spoiler). The MSRP is $56,086 and the dealer is offering to sell the me the car at $49,301. The truck is black onyx and I like the color but realize it probably is not the hottest selling color. They are quoting me a MF of .00265 for 15K/year, 36 month lease, 53% residual through Lexus financial. Lease fee up front of $600 with payments of $799 including tax (6.5%). Total due at signing of $1,100.

    By reading this forum, I feel the MF is good but am worried that the residual is low. With the entertainment package, shouldn't it be higher and around 56%? That of course would make a big difference in payments. Any one know of another leasing company or bank offering better MF or residual?

    This forum has been a great reference source, much to the dismay of the dealer!! Thanks for helping the little guy win one!
  • Hi Sicom007,
    Congrats for the new vehicle and also helping out members of this forum. I am interested in the car with the NAV and the rear seat entertainment (DVD). Could you please email me the dealer information. My email id: sengopalcricket@yahoo.com
  • karldkarld Posts: 5
    I was just offered a 2005 gx470 maxed out with nav and dvd etc. (not sure of nighthawk) for $46125. It has 16000 miles. Taking in BMW on trade. I am uncomfortable with buying from a ford garage. It was taken in on trade for a Navigator.....please advise me....
  • infonutinfonut Posts: 9
    My two cents...was offered loaded 2006 (w/o KDSS)for $47900. with 13K miles on it. But looking to buy new for no more than $500 over invoice max.
  • infonutinfonut Posts: 9
    Does anyone have names of good shippers, not too expensive. Plan to ship a new one from Calif. to Colorado and would like to be referred to one. So far best price is $590.00.
  • cfa24cfa24 Posts: 3
    After just a few emails I have been offered any GX 1500 over invoice. I will try to get this closer to invoice if possible. I will not be getting nav or dvd. Wanting Black or Silver. Anyone buy one in the Dallas area recently? What price did you get as opposed to invoice on your vehicle?
    Thanks for the help
  • gx470818gx470818 Posts: 16
    For about $3K more you could drive a brand new 2007 Gx fully loaded except the KDSS. I would never pay that kind of money for an almost 3 years old with that much milage. My 2c.
  • sicom007sicom007 Posts: 46
    sengopalcricketyahoo.com, bschungyahoo.com, unclebobjulienyahoo.com

    Please check u'r emails. Sorry was out of town so could not reply earlier
  • Hi Sicom 007..

    I listed everything in my original note, BUT here ya go..
    MSRP
    Base MSRP - $46,635 +$ 715 Deliv
    NL - Nav/Mark Lev - $3,250
    TH - 3rd Row w/AC -$2,030
    BL Cargo Tray - $99
    C1 Cargo Mat - $92
    WL Wheel Locks - $79
    Total -$52,900

    OFFERED TO ME FOR $ 47,300

    Can you send me dealer contact who can do better?

    Thanks
    ED in NJ
  • sicom007sicom007 Posts: 46
    My 2c. Get the car shipped from Calif. You can get the GX (including factory special order with the options that you want) for atleast $1000 (or more) under invoice. I am sure shipping on a flatbed to Dallas won't be that expensive. Here is what you can try:

    1) Go to the local dealer and say that if he can give a car with couple hundred under invoice he has your business

    2) Else send me your email and I will send you the contacts of dealers here in So. Cal that can ship you a car for the prices I mentioned earlier.

    Personally I wouldn't do business with a Lexus dealer who is not ready to sell under invoice. Hope this helps
  • sicom007sicom007 Posts: 46
    edwardc3000 (Sorry for the long reply)

    So here is what your actual invoice should look like:

    Invoice MSRP

    Base Price* $40,571 $46,635
    Selected Options $4,419 $5,550
    Destination Charge $715 $715
    Levinson Audio Package $2,633 $3,250
    ThirdRow Seat/ Rear Air $1,624 $2,030
    (PIO) Wheel Locks $49 $79
    (PIO) Carpeted Cargo Mat $55 $92
    (PIO) Cargo Tray $58 $99
    Total* $45,705 $52,900
    TDA (Toyota dealer Adv fee) $583
    Dealer Invoice Total $46,288

    So If your dealer is selling you at $47,300 he asking for $1012 over his invoice. Remember he still has a dealer holdback and Wholesale reserve in excess of $1300 even if he sells you at his $46,288.

    A couple of points:

    1) How do I get the actual Invoice? Ask :) I always say that since I want to get a fair deal, I need to see the actual invoice of the car that I want to buy. Most of the times they just email or scan and send it to you. that is how I was able to come up the prices above (saw my invoice and added your package prices)

    2) Is the TDA negotiable? In my opinion yes but since it is early in the year and dealers are very bullish that they can sell the cars they are in no mood to negotiate. Since I got is way below invoice I was OK.

    3) If you are comfortable with that price and no one else is giving that price go for it. I would personally get the DVD player if I go for a Third row seat. However you can get the car shipped with from Calif. with more options at a price below invoice.

    4) With my experience (other members who bought in Calif. can chime in) you will not find a similar car in Nor./So. Cal. The reason is that any car with TH (third row seat) also comes with RI (rear 9" roof DVD player), Z1 (includes C1, GN, Wl), TO (Towing ready), DD(Rear Spoiler).

    Please send me your email id and I can send you the details or you can ask others who have received the dealer contacts from me to send it to you.

    Hope it helps and all the best with your purchase.
  • haaserhaaser Posts: 8
    Infonut:

    I've used BT Express Auto Transport a couple of times and had good look.

    http://www.btexpressauto.com/
  • hunts1hunts1 Posts: 7
    I appreciate all the info I have gathered from this site recently. I am planning to purchase a 2007 GX470 in about 2 months after my Toureg lease ends. (No way I would buy it at lease end).I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. Anyone had any experience with the dealers in this area for this type of purchase? I can always look in Chicago (1 1/2 hrs away) Seems like there are deals out there. The 2 dealerships in my area, however, are both owned by the same people. I am thinking that because of this I will not have much negotiating ability, but who knows. I have never paid much over invoice for a vehicle but have never purchased a lexus. What can I expect in the Milwaukee/ Chicago market regarding pricing relative to invoice. I plan to buy, not lease. I would be willing to buy anywhere in USA and have it shipped but for obvious reasons if I can get it close I would prefer to do so. I have read about the great deals in So. Ca. but wonder about emissions issues and whether this is of significance regarding peformance or maintainance. I don't have a problem with reasonable shipping from reputable dealers if need be. Hope you all can help. I look forward to your advice.

    Mike
  • sicom007..

    Let me begin with an east coast THANK YOU!!

    I was sooo turned off by the dealer experience, (and this is from a NEW LEXUS store that opened on 3/1), that I went and drove a BMW X5 today.. Honestly (and we own an 04 325Ci Convertible) and IMHO, there is NO comparison between the two vehicles. The Lexus is just a better riding, comfortable and quiet car, AND when I mentioned that my 01 RX has never, ever, never been back to the dealership (or any repair shop for anything other than maintenance since the day it left the showroom), the reply was "Yeah, they are good that way.."

    I hope you get this quickly since I hate my e-mail in a public forum but nevertheless.. my e-mail is phula11231@yahoo.com

    I have no issue with the DVD player, it's just that we dont need one..(no small children) but no issues with adding any of the other options you mentioned..

    Is there a difference in CA vehicles emissions? I thought the GX was 50 state legal,meaning that they were the same exact vehicle in CA, NY and the other lower 46..? Any problems or extra caution to worry about..?

    I would like to hear from anyone who has successfully shipped a vehicle from Cali to the east coast too, please.

    Thanks Sicom. !

    Ed in NJ
  • I am also interested in buying a gx470. Plz send me the dealer contacts on my email is jackboron AT yahoo.com
  • cfa24cfa24 Posts: 3
    Sicom

    send me the info.

    csa24@cableone.net

    Thanks
  • So I went to 3 other NJ Lexus dealers today..

    Not one would consider ANYTHING less than $1K over invoice (and keep in mind that today is the last day of the month)so, if this discussion presents anything close to the $1000-$1500 UNDER invoice, even with another $500 for delivery, it's one heck of a deal..

    Looking forward to getting the information suggested above..

    Would still like to hear from anyone that has actually taken delivery (other than Sicom007 of course), cause the NJ dealers think I am off my meds..:-)

    Thanks
    ED
  • infonutinfonut Posts: 9
    Well - I just made a deal with a dealer out of California. I had 4 dealers in So Cal, 2 in Arizona and 1 in Texas looking at what I wanted to buy. It started with 1500 over invoice, then continued to drop. Although I didn't get as good as a deal as others, I am still pleased. I purchased the car at Invoice. I did attempt to at least not pay for TDA, however, the Dealer manager was not having it. I think if I had a bit more time, I would had made it a couple hundred under invoice, but I doubt I would have don't much more than that. They did find me the car I wanted and I didn't have to settle for one on the lot.

    This is the car I purchased:
    Cypress Pearl
    Ivory
    NL, TH, TO, DD, E5, Z1 & Tow Equipment

    No - I didn't get DVD even though I had 3rd Row.

    The Internet Sales rep I worked with, was great...straight forward and better than the others - which is why I stuck with her.

    Best deal in Colorado was 3500.00 off MSRP and that was last month, this month, 2 dealers wouldn't even get me 2000.00 off MSRP. Was tired of dealing with them.

    Now for shipping. I am going to do some more research. They will ship for $750, but covered. I think I am going to go uncovered and find someone close to $500.00.
  • sicom007sicom007 Posts: 46
    Congratulations!!

    One way to know if you paid the TDA or not would be to ask the dealer for the actual invoice. Since you have bought from them they should not have any issues in sending you the actual invoice?

    BTW which dealer did you buy from (only name please no contact details as per forum rules) and what was the price before TTL?
  • sicom007sicom007 Posts: 46
    edwardc3000

    Not because I live in California, but I think if any car passes the emission controls in CA it will be fine in any other State :)

    On a serious note I would defer that question to either the dealer or the Lexus themselves.

    I know someone from Seattle did order a car from the same dealer (diljit?). Atleast that's what the dealership told me when we picked up up our car. Maybe he can answer.

    Not sure if you need any more information from me at this time but please let me know.
  • sicom007sicom007 Posts: 46
    Mike

    Please see my reply that I sent to another member. Please ask Lexus if you can buy a car in Calif. and use it in WI.
  • sicom007sicom007 Posts: 46
    mikem15

    That is the exact same car that we bought (not leased). The Invoice on the car is $49,030. My price was $48,030 in White color. So they are asking for $300 over invoice.

    Thanks
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