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Lexus RX 450h Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • congrats on your hybrid purchase i know you will love the 400h. The CVT transmission you have in this vehicle is the smoothest you will ever drive, other than a slight feeling when the engine kicks in at certain times there should be no 'sputtering as if it has bad gas in it'. if this is happening particularlty at 35 to 45 mph this is not normal and has been noticed by a small number of 400h owners. It is a known problem\by lexus, some have tried to have thier computers reprogrammed by the dealer, computer chip replacement was the only thing that fixed it for others. Lexus corporate had to get involved for the chip replacement. Do not wait, make sure your dealer is aware of the problemm ASAP and insist on a repair that works.
  • Some Lexus dealers in the mid-atlantic are giving huge discounts on the 2006, 400h, trying to clear out their old inventory. I just got a 400h AWD with navigation, stick was $49.9, paid $44.5 + ttl. Yes, that's $5.5 off msrp. Most dealers will knock off at least $3,000 if you talk to them for more than five minutes. If your dealer wants more than this, go to another dealer. It really pays to shop around. p.s. The car is terrific, drives like a dream.
  • Hi,
    I'm looking to lease the RX 400h and I want to make sure I ask the right questions to calculate my lease. Are all these points available for disclosure by the dealer? Are there other questions I should ask? Thanks

    Money Factor
    Lease Inception Charge
    Lease APR
  • Dealers aren't required to disclose the money factor.. However, the residual value is printed on the lease, and is set by LFS, and the dealer can't change it.

    If you want to know those numbers, ask Car_man here:

    Lexus RX 330 / RX 350 / RX 400h: Lease Questions

    Money factors and residuals vary by term/mileage, so be sure to let him know the parameters of the lease you are interested in.


    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • Tim - which dealer in mid-Atlantic? thanks!

    The ones I have called and on 2 occasions when I sat down in the office are only discounting half of what's shown.
    AWD + NAV = $47k.
  • 07 400h will have satellite radio capability, dealer installed xm, they are having serius problems with sirius working in that vehicle. aftermarket suppliers are working on it.
  • I'm considering to lease 328i coupe with sports package and heated seats. I'm willing to put down up to $3500(everything included) and would like to keep my payments under $500(tax included) Is it possible?
  • The dealer I bought from was Lexus of Towson, in Maryland. I highly recommend them: best price, curteous and honest. The best car buying experience I've had. My first contact was using the Internet to get a quote, then follow up negotiations on the phone. They will actually talk price, in a serious fashion, on the phone. The pick up was smooth, and I love the car. Good luck.
  • tim - strange - they're the 1st one I went to but wouldn't go lower than $47ish.

    Thanks for the info thou.

    BTW - is your 400h a gold one by any chance?
  • I would think that it's dependent on the day of the month, the day of the week, and as we get to the end of the 2006s, you can score some great deals, depending on what's on the lot.

    At the time of my deal $4300 was the best I'd heard of, but within days, we saw $5500 appear. I have no regrets, it was the right time (needed a car within five days), right color (had trouble locating Neptune Blue), right dealer (good location, will use them for service).

    You should try them again.
  • Hi ravlegend: Hmmm, I think I got the last '06 on the Towson lot. they probably have to go to another dealer to get one now. Have you considered the '07. MSRP came down about $3,400, but you have to add on $1,200 premium package to get some of the stuff you might want. That's still alot less than for the '06. Towson seemed the dealer that most wants to move cars. Decide what you want to pay, make them an offer (via Internet, then call when you get the email back) and stick to it. If they don't take it, take the offer to another dealer. I'd try Lindsey Lexus in Alexandria next, they have alot of '06. I wanted a flint mica or bamboo. The bamboo is what I got from Towson. Lindsey has a flint mica, but wanted more money, $47, but I didn't really negotiate cause Towson's deal was the best.
  • I know 2 days ago they hv a silver, a white one and a dk grey - not my colors of choice. So I search a bunch of dealers surrounding MD & did locate another 2006 of my color (bamboo) with NAV for $45K even + TTL.

    Almost seal the deal (within 5 minutes) when another dealer called back and counteroffer me a similarily equipped 2007 for $3k less MSRP- which was LOWER than what my local dealer mentioned above was offering for a 2006. :confuse:

    Needless to say a happy camper & thanks to everyone on board.
  • Hi ravlegend, Was the bamboo with NAV that you got for 45 an AWD? What dealer did you get it from? Sounds like you got a great deal. I know you're going to love the car.
  • Can someone explain to me what is TTL? Thanks!

  • Tax

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • Has anyone purchased a 2007 RX400H yet? I just test drove a 2006 and would like to wait for a 2007. The MSRP I'm looking at is about 51,841 with everything...but of course I'm not going to pay that. But who knows how much I can negotiate off a new car? :(

  • The dealers here in the NY metro area all told me end of September, beginning of October for 2007s. One said maybe the middle of the month. They were getting their last 2006s in the beginning of September.
  • hendjazhendjaz Posts: 155
    The 07 400hs have been delivered in the Seattle area. My dealer received about 10 and all are sold but one, although that one probably is gone now too. I looked at them but did not have time to test drive. The new gray color (forget the Lexus name for it) looks very sharp. The dealer is selling them at msrp and I did not feel that this early there is much give on that but expect there will be as more allotments come in and the early buyers are taken care of. The advantage of buying an 06 this month is that they are probably under msrp and also have the tax credit too. No tax credit for the 07 and at least initially may be at full price.
  • I just ordered one during the weekend at Fremont (CA) Lexus. This is a 2007 400h AWD with MarkLevinson/Navi package.
    MSRP is $51346. Bought it for a little less than $48500 +TTL.
    I didn't test drive the 2007 but it looks nicer and better than the 2006. The Navi is improved. I tested the 2006 model and liked it very much already.
  • I'm driving my 10 days "new" 2007.

    I believed the only exterior difference is the HYBRID badging on the side door bumpers. Interior may be an addition of a coin holder. Couldn't compare the nav system since I haven't seen the 2006 version.

    Premium Plus Package
    18" wheel
    Heated Seats
    Wood trims

    MSRP - $49885
    $46700 + TTL
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