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2013 and earlier Lexus ES 350 Lease Questions



  • geojregeojre Posts: 12
    Can anyone provide the April Residuals and money factor on an ES350 without ultra premium for a 36mo 12k lease. I live in Pittsburgh PA
  • Here ya' go...

    '08 ES 350 (non Ultra-Luxury)
    36 Mo – Residual 52% – .00125
  • colslickcolslick Posts: 26
    geojre, saw a lease table on roadfly which gives 52%/.00125 for 36/15k, which would put 36/12k at 54%/.00125. I think, good luck.
  • Forgot to mention that you need to add 2% to the residual to adjust for 12k annual miles, therfore the vehicle carries a 54% residual.
  • hello
    i am in dallas tx and was offered this weekend a lease for es350 with nav package
    36 months 15k , $720 first payment (first month and tax etc)
    monthly is 590
    msrp was around 42500
    sale price was 38300
    are those good numbers?
    thanks in advance
  • philz46philz46 Posts: 3
    I just got a price quote on a Tier 1 - Sign N Drive lease on an ES350 from PA dealer. Here are the details:

    List price: $42025, selling price $3799, dealer cost $37930.80
    Cash down $3500
    Inception fee $694.94, excess /equity $2805.06
    Residual value $21853 (52%)
    Mileage adjust $840.50
    Mileage adjust +2%
    Annual miles 12000
    Discount/Buy Rate .001350

    Not having shopped leases in a while, how does this compare?


  • philz46philz46 Posts: 3
    I forgot to put in the price $449.49 + 9% lease tax, $489.94.

  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    Great answers, ocautoseeker. It's great to have informed community members like yourself who are able to answer questions for others. Thanks for the help. Keep up the good work ;) .

    Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
  • car2008car2008 Posts: 5
    Following is the deal in MA:
    ES350 navi + prem plus + few extras
    MSRP: 42314 (new price this week)
    invoice: 37520
    sale price = invoice price
    no cap reduction
    Residual: 23117
    $543 per month (incl 5% tax)

    Is this a good deal?

  • ocautoseekerocautoseeker Posts: 425
    Is the dealer rolling in your 1st mo payment, acquisition fee + dmv fees, or are you paying them at signing?

    Reason I ask: Based on LFS's current numbers, with the numbers you provided, that lease (including tax) should have you at monthly payments of $499.67. Now, if you capped all of the above into your lease payments so that $0 was due at inception, then $543 sounds more reasonable.

    If this is not the case, they probably inflated your rate. Be sure that they are utilizing the base rate money factor of .00125.
  • car2008car2008 Posts: 5
    The drive off amount is roughly $850, incl 1st month payment and Title/Reg fees.

    The money factor they used is 0.00155 but they do get evasive on that.

    How do we know the current LFS MF and how to convince the dealer of that?

  • colslickcolslick Posts: 26
    I've had 2 dealers quote leases with higher MF than the .00125 Apr rate . I don't know if the May rate went up or they are inflating for profit. Does anyone have the May rates for 36/15K. Also they quoted me an msd rate of .0000875 per each deposit instead of .0001. Is this an LFS change or another profit pool for dealer? I know BMW lowered theirs some time ago.

    Thanks for any help here.
  • car2008car2008 Posts: 5
    Hello car_man or anyone who has insight into this,

    Lexus Dealership offers couple of plans with a ES350 lease:

    LexusCare - prepaid service plan for all routine maintenance @ 33 per month.
    This is about $1580 over 4 years. Is this worth buying? (is the cost of maintenance
    recovered by this??)

    Excess wear and tear coverage plan - to cover scratches or dents or other wear and tear etc upto $5000.
    The cost is $16 per month or $800 over 4 years.

    Do you recommend buying any of the above plans?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  • nydesi80nydesi80 Posts: 5
    ES 350 w/nav (no mark levinson)
    MSRP: 42,xxxx
    Selling Price: 37,500

    Due at signing: $2674.58 (this include DMV, first payment, taxes, bank fee and registration)
    Monthly Payment: $470.76


    Due at signing: $2714 (this include DMV, first payment, taxes, bank fee and registration)Monthly Payment: $481.96

    Money factor they are using for both leaes is .00120. Is there any incentives that they have they can get or is this as low as Im going to get?
  • jamest2jamest2 Posts: 1
    I'm picking up my Lexus ES 350 on Tuesday, and I'm debating whether or not to buy the Lexus maintence package for $1,400.00. I'm leasing the Lexus for 3 years. It covers an oil change @ every 5,000 miles + the major tune-ups at 15, 30, and 45,000 miles. I'll probably return the car when the lease is up. Do You think that it's worth it buying the package.
    Thank You,
  • ocautoseekerocautoseeker Posts: 425
    Revised rates for May:

    2008 Lexus ES350 Sedan (non-Ultra Luxury)
    24 M – Residual 58% – .00085
    36 M – Residual 52% – .00085
    48 M – Residual 43% – .00125
    60 M – Residual 34% – .00225

    Residuals assume 15k annual miles. Add 2% for 12k annual mile, and 3% for 10k annual miles.
  • moecalmoecal Posts: 3
    Should I apply for financing through LFS before I ask for lease quotes from dealerships? I would like to know if I am in the Tier 1 category before I start negotiating.
  • colslickcolslick Posts: 26
    Thanks (again) ocautoseeker, This lower MF for May makes about a $25/mo lower payment than Apr rates . Now to decide between M35 and ES350. On a 15K lease gas is $42/mo less w/ES350!!!
  • ocautoseekerocautoseeker Posts: 425
    Do you know if your credit score is over 720? You can buy credit reports and scores from any or all of the three major credit bureau's on-line. It's really cheap, and it's good to know where your credit stands, even if you're not purchasing a car.

    The base rates listed for the ES assume that the lessee qualifies for LFS's Tier 1 + credit tier, which is currently 720 FICO or higher. If you're between 700-719, you'd be considered Tier 1.
  • ocautoseekerocautoseeker Posts: 425
    Yeah, that has been the major drawback to the M35 - it's lack of fuel economy (city mainly). It's tuned more for performance rather than for quiteness and comfort like the ES.

    Don't get me wrong, they are both great cars, but it will probably come down to where your loyalty falls... Toyota or Nissan?
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