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Lexus SC 430 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • All cars will be less expensive later than they are now. In addition due to economy, dealers are dumping more expensive cars which will only drive prices down both now and later. Any dealer can only afford to keep so much inventory at time. Since they are not selling as many cars now, many of the extra cars are have to be moved through other means at a lesser price.
  • FYI. I just purchased in Sept. 09 a red 2005 SC430 with 11,500 miles for 33,900. My limited research seems to show low mileage 2004 SCs selling around 29K and 2005 selling in mid 30s. If dealing with a dealer, add on about 5K. Keep in mind on a trade, you normally only pay taxes on the difference of the trade $$$.

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  • rcraftrcraft Posts: 16
    Sticker was just over $70K and I paid $64K plus TTL. I'm guessing that I paid about $2K over invoice. Dealer really struggled to "hold gross", but the soft market was my friend. BTW, the '09 Pebble Beach is drop dead good looking - Mercury Metallic, Ecru Leather with black stitching and black hard seat backs and very dark (nearly black) bird's eye maple. The two tone interior is just beautiful. They have reduced the Pebble Beach run to just 300 in '09, so the dealer was using the scarcity ploy, but in the end my $64K was more scarce than his PB SC430. I love Capitalism. :D
  • paragon99paragon99 Posts: 1
    Just picked up my certified 2005 Black/Ecru with 37,000 miles from local Lexus dealer. Paid $37K - it's a beauty. Only complaint is "oily-looking" condition of center information display and similar condition on Navigation screen. Looks like a good cleaning would solve the problem but did not. Dealer could not improve appearance (said they tried). Any suggested remedies would be appreciated. :shades:
  • I just bought an 05 sc430 with 50K miles, deal of the century. Flew to vegas and drove it back to San Francisco, paid 23,888! I don't like the wheels. It has the run flat tire option. The ride seems a bit rough, compared to the way my 3 series sports package BMW hugs the road. I would also like to get chrome wheels...any ideas - where I could find good deals on OEM wheels? Thanks
  • I just bought a silver/saddle perfect condition with 62,000, all records, no issues 2002 SC430. Sweet ride. I am in north Texas near Dallas. One small problem - the radio door/cover will not come down. Any ideas on how to fix it?
  • It could be a mechanical or an electrical reason. The radio door could be mechanically stuck if something sticky got spilled on it, say a soda that could tip from the cupholder. If all the radio buttons and knobs turn without sticking and the ashtray opens easily that is probably not the cause.
    Either the button is not making a contact or the motor is out. Just to be sure - also check the fuses. There are at least three fuses listed in the manual for the audio system. To check the button you need to open the console starting at the seat warmer dials - directions are lengthy but available on the Internet.
  • chief1731chief1731 Posts: 1
    I am considering a 3 year lease on a 2007 SC 430 WITH 11,500 miles priced at 43,500. What should the payments be?
  • king11king11 Posts: 7
    I was told by my Lexus dealer that Lexus does not lease pre-owned Lexus cars. Is this true? I live in Ma.
  • asolare1asolare1 Posts: 31
    Do you know what the money factor and residuals are for 10,000 and for 12,000 miles and 36 months on a new 2010 SC430? Thanks.
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    I certainly do, asolare1. Lexus Financial Services' July buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2010 SC 430 with 12,000 miles per year are .00190 and 50%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top aka "Tier 1+" credit tier.

    The residual value for a lease with only 10,000 miles per year is 1% higher.

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  • asolare1asolare1 Posts: 31
    Thanks very much.
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    You're very welcome, asolare1.

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  • cht1cht1 Posts: 6
    I am looking to purchase an SC 430. i'd like to stay below $30k and would appreciate anyone's thoughts on what years to look for (or avoid). Also, any thoughts on options or other considerations i should factor into my purchase decision.

    Live in Dallas, so local selection is pretty good.

    Thanks.
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