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Lexus ES 300/ES 330 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • atoewsatoews Posts: 637
    tmknies bought his/her car in Greenwich CT (see post 1029). Only one poster, jsceaj, posted a deal on a vehicle in the MD/Washington DC area since June, and they did not list the dealer. Here is jsceaj's deal:

    jsceaj, 2005 ES330, post #917, 6/14/05, Maryland/Wash DC,$38603,$34530, 89.4% MSRP
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  • No problem rprettitore. Using the prices that you provided, an MSRP of $36,064 and a selling price of $32,898, I estimate that a 2005 Lexus ES 330 without navigation should have a 24 month, 12,000 miles per year, zero down, pre-tax monthly payment of around $548.

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  • I leased the $35909 ES330 today. My monthly payments are $399 (not including tax). I paid $2624 out of pocket (not including the document fee, registration, title, etc....) Does this look like a good deal?
  • x021627x021627 Posts: 148
    hum, not sure how many miles,but I leased the same $35909 ES 330 for $465 including tax and no down payment just first months payment, bank fee and docs. that came to $1500. I have 36 months, 15K miles per year.
  • i am in the market for 2005es330 the price i am getting in chicago land is $34291 OTD including tax title etc. car have every thing except Nav, HID, and ML is this a good deal :)
  • Yesterday I bought Lexus 2006 ES330 with MSRP $35,874 for $31,994.

    Vehicle: 2006 ES330
    Options: 6 disc CD changer, 17" summer tires with alloy wheels, heated and ventilated front seats, high intensity discharge lamps with rain sensing wipers, power rear sun shade, wood & leather steering wheel & shift knob, cargo net, trunk mat, wheel locks
    MSRP: $35,874 (including options and destination charge)
    Paid: $31,994 (excluding tax & licensing)
    Paid/MSRP: 89.18%
    Location: San Francisco Bay Area
  • x021627x021627 Posts: 148
    sounds like a good deal. I paid 32500 for similarly equipped vehicle, but Sirrus radio and free 9 mos subscription were free. Happy driving.
  • I have heard of this website in some forum. This has merged with someother site and claim to provide great rates and buying power. I plan to contact them and see since they have some good rates for ES330 but for 2005. I am interested in 2006 model.

    I have checked with some dealers in the NJ area and got a quote of appox. 90% of MSRP (without any negotiations at this point).

    Any comments on dealers in the Philadelphia area?
  • atoewsatoews Posts: 637
    Please provide all the info needed or we can't really help you. See "brilliant" post #1039 and make your quotes that way, if possible.

    On all quotes, please provide your MSRP or we can't really help you much. Your quote also needs to be BEFORE TTL. So subract your title and tax from the $34291 to get your real quote. Also, please provide the source of your quote - dealer, internet, whatever.

    I've been tracking prices for about 1 year, and I know folks have purchased from the Chicago area, but the quotes must have been incomplete because I have no recorded deals from Chicago.

    Are you going for a 2005 or 2006? You need to include that, too.
  • twjtwj Posts: 6
    Vehicle: 2005 ES330
    Options: Nav, Mark Levinson stereo, HIDs, heated/ventilated seats, vehicle skid control & traction control, power rear sunshade, cargo net, trunk mat, wheel locks, wood & leather steering wheel & shift knob, 17" all-seasons w/alloy wheels, OEM XM radio
    MSRP: $39,155 (including options and destination charge)
    Paid: $35,000 (excluding tax & licensing)
    Paid/MSRP: 89.39%
    Location: Northern Virginia area
  • atoewsatoews Posts: 637
    Good post. I'll retain your data for my next summary. (I will try and post a summary as soon as I have about 10 deal quotes from the last time I posted a summary.)

    By the way, it is legal to cite the dealer from whom you received your quote. Potential buyers find that useful, too.
  • twjtwj Posts: 6
    Dealer was Pohanka Lexus in Chantilly. Salesperson was... excellent!

    twj
  • I think that Philadelphia is a tough area. There are not many Lexus dealerships in this area, so I think they can keep the prices higher than other areas. I just bought a 2005 ES330 and had to shop the internet for a good price (for a North Jersey dealership) and the local dealership ended up matching it.
  • I'm trying to buy ES330 new 2005 or used 2004. A dealer quoted me around $32000 for MSRP $35099 new 2005 and most of dealers are asking $29500 ~ $30000 for used 2004. I just want to buy ES330 regardless of year if I can get a good deal. Which one will be better?
  • atoewsatoews Posts: 637
    I have two quotes from the NJ/ PA area. They are:

    pageguy2, 2005 ES330, 8/9/2004, Havorford, PA (Wilkie Lexus), purchase, $38,444, $35000, 91% MSRP

    x021607, 2005 ES330, 1006, 9/1/2005, Bridgewater, NJ (DiFeo Lexus), purchase, $35909, $32500, 90.5% MSRP.

    .5%MSRP difference is not THAT much ($170-$190) but you may want to play one dealer against the other in this instance. Who knows? You might be able to get a deal down to 89% MSRP.

    rosebud, the fact that I have so few posts from your area is a good reasom for including your deal! If you do, then we will have three from this area. Thanks.
  • Congratulations on your new car, rosebud0322. It is difficult for anyone to say how good a deal you got on your car without some additional information, including how long your lease is for, how many miles per year you are able to drive your car, and its selling price. If you can provide this information I am sure that myself or someone else will be happy to give you feedback.

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  • I am in the market for an ES330. One dealer in Atlanta offered me $30500 for a 2005 with Level 1 options (6cd, memory driver seat, wood/leather trim wheel, 17" alloy wheels) and $32000 for 2006 same options. Price is before TTL. Driveout price including 6% tax is $32950 for 2005 and $34230 for 2006.

    Is this a good deal? Which one sounds better - 2005 or 2006?

    Thanks
  • twjtwj Posts: 6
    No meaningful differences from '05 to '06 that I've seen documented anywhere. Memory setas are standard equipment nationwide, I believe. I think you could probably get a better price on the '06, and almost certainly a better price on the '05. They're both brand new, save a few bucks unless you have a head game about having the 'newer' car. The '05 will depreciate a bit faster out of the gate but will line up with the '06 after a while, adjusted for mileage and condition.

    twj
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