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2013 and earlier Lexus RX 350 / RX 450h Lease Questions



  • hulahula Posts: 2
    Hi Car Man,

    I got quoted a lease rate of....

    36 months/$1800 down/12,000 miles/MF.00130/monthly payment $575 (includes tax)
    MSRP: $48,522.00

  • hulahula Posts: 2
    residual of 59%...

  • You're very welcome mhueso. I'm glad that we were able to help you out.

    According to the latest information that I have seen, Lexus Financial Services' February buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 RX350 AWD with the Entertainment System and 15,000 miles per year are .00130 and 55%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top aka "Tier 1+" credit tier. This factor might vary slightly by region

    The residual value for a lease with only 12,000 miles per year would be 2% higher.

    This truck's payment will depend upon what its MSRP and selling price are. I need both numbers, or at lease MSRP and invoice, to work up a payment for you.

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  • Hi Hula. The money factor that you were quoted looks good. It's right in line with Lexus Financial Services' buy rate for this model.

    How good a deal this is depends upon what this truck's selling price is. We could play around with the numbers and probably back into an approximate selling price, but it would be much easier to just ask the dealer what they are charging you. the selling prices of leased vehicles are negotiable, just as if you were paying cash for or financing them. Let us know what this number is and I'm sure that either myself or another helpful community member will tell you what they think.

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  • After one month, we had to return new 450H; cabin integrity compromised. Repeatedly, following a long time, then going uphill, my wife could not breathe, and my son. Others validated problem. But Lexus dealer would not/did not replicate driving conditions. Lexus service advisors theorized about possible toxic substances, including cosmoline. Perhaps build after Japan nuclear accident. Anway, we had to pay $5000 to end lease, but health more improtant. Lexus Corp refused even to pick up $5000. Now, we'll ahve to follow this up with goernmental authorities, and litigation. Anyone with similar experiences, please contact us.
  • Hi - I am looking into leasing my first car. I have done enough research to understand the 3 important factors (Sales price, Money Factor and residual value) but feel like the price I was quoted over the weekend (in South carolina) was extremely too high. I've been approved for Lexus' Tier 1 credit. The quote was for a FWD 350 without Nav but with all other options. The MSRP is 45,323..the dealer said they could only come off approx $700. The Money Factor was .00230 with a 57% Residual value. For a 36 month lease / 15,000 miles with $4000 down - they quoted me $704 month! This seem too high, right?!? They tried to tell me that my taxes were added in (which I realize are high b/c car will be registered in MO at 8.5%) but I still think they aren't quoting me an honest price....especially with a credit score of over 800 and pre-approval.... Please help!
  • Hi Car Man:

    Could you please provide the current money factor and residual on a 2012 Lexus RX350 with navigation for a 2 year lease with 15,000 miles/year. Thanks.
  • Hi smileyrtt. As you suspected, this is not a very good deal. Not only is the selling price that you are being offered high...probably around $2,000 over invoice, but the money factor is being marked up as well. It should be more like .00130, for a Tier 1+ customer, not .00230. I definitely would look for another dealer if I was in your situation.

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  • Here you go cfitz22. Lexus Financial Services' February buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 24-month lease of a 2012 RX 350 AWD with 15,000 miles per year are .00130 and 67%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top aka Tier 1+ credit tier.

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  • Thanks Car_Man! I thought the numbers were high too so I have checked around. I found a RX350 that MSRP is 49232 and they are offering it to me at $44,000 - .00130 mf and 57% residual...sounds much better! I thought it was interesting that out of 10 dealers I questioned...the mf's ranged from .00130 to .00230! I thought the MF was a standard number across the board....guess not. Quick question - I did get a call today with a dealer in the Midwest offering a MF of .00100 ?!? How is this possible? I thought the best mf right now was .00130
  • Thanks Car Man,

    Here are the numbers for an RX350 AWD / w Prem Package and rear seat ENT Package W NAV.

    Edmunds Pricing
    Invoice $44095
    MSRP $48755
    Market Value $45518
  • You're very welcome, smileyrtt. Good job, that deal definitely is much better. Banks' buy rate or base money factors are fairly standard, but individual dealers often have the right to mark them up to add additional, hidden, back-end profit to deals.

    It's possible that there was some sort of enhancement to this lease program in a certain part of the country, Lexus does have some regional variation. Having said that, incentives are usually based upon where one lives, not where the vehicle is sold. So even if you were to buy from a dealer in an area that had better incentives, you might end up having to use the incentives that are available in your area.

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  • You're welcome mhueso. Let's crunch some numbers and see what we come up with.

    According to my calculations, if you were to lease a 2012 Lexus RX 350 AWD that has an MSRP of $48,755 and a selling price of $45,518 through Lexus Financial Services right now for 36 months with 15,000 miles per year, your zero down pre-tax monthly payment would be around $614, assuming that you qualify for its top credit tier.

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  • jincajinca Posts: 6
    Car_Man - I am working on a very similar deal right now. I only have Tier 2 credit though so can you give me an estimate on that payment? I am also wondering about the Lexus Loyalty discount. Would that come off the price, say in this example would the price then be $44,518?
    It seems the $ factor is what it is so they can't play games with that correct?
    Also, can you give me any rough guidelines on downpayment and how that changes the monthly payment. I really don't want to go much above $550.
    Thanks very much. Love, love, love reading all your posts.
  • jincajinca Posts: 6
    Reading through some replies and I am seeing now that the money factor can be manipulated. Can you also tell me realistically (with my marginal credit) what kind of MF and residual percentage I should be expecting? Thanks again.
  • jincajinca Posts: 6
    Hi - I was told by one dealer that a car I am looking at with another dealer has a lower invoice. He said the car must have been there awhile which doesn't bother me. He said that the invoice would be 2% less. Does this help me in any way other than the fact that the same car is a priced a bit lower at one dealership compared to another?
    Thanks much for any feedback,.
  • mofitmofit Posts: 3
    Hey, Carman! I just started working on a 450h, 10k, 36 month. Do you have numbers for residuals/factors that I should be shooting for? Thanks!
  • bbrainisbbrainis Posts: 3
    Hi CarMan:

    I would like to know the MF and Residual for the 2012 Lexus RX for a 10K and 15K 36 Month Lease. It looks like with the Conquest rebate, a negotiated price should be at best around $4500 off MSRP ?
  • Im looking to buy a 2011 Lexus 350, 18,995 miles, price listed is $42,387. Certified Pre-Owned . Efficient 3.5 Liter V-6 engine. dealer is located in Massachusetts. Not sure what the best price would be. Would love some help.

    Navigation, one-touch open/close moon roof, HID headlamps, rain-sensing windshield wipers, XM Satellite radio, remote engine start, heated and ventilated front seats, Bluetooth wireless, premium roof rails, backup monitor.

  • rakeshreddyrrakeshreddyr Posts: 2
    edited March 2012
    Demo car with 1100 miles
    MSRP $49,360 (with Nav) and AWD incl $875 dest fee

    12K miles/Year/36 mos
    Monthly $545 (incl tax - NJ)
    Zero Down towards cap reduction

    Is this a good deal? I was also offered a new Rx350 with nav and heated seats(not the entire comfort package) for 529 Including tax for 12kmiles/36months.

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