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2013 and earlier Lexus RX 350 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • And I thought I got a good deal. This one is amazing. Before sales tax and DMV, what was your total to the dealer, including all the doc fees?
  • svofan2svofan2 Posts: 440
    ..regardless it is still a very good deal...I would like the $47k (with nav etc)...since you are in NJ,how are you handling the taxes,reg etc, specially delivery?...why didn;t you pick the car yoursel and sve the $350?.....won't you feel more confortable driving all those miles yourself rather thatn someone else?...or is RX being trucked over?...could you expand on this please..thanks....
  • sgb2003sgb2003 Posts: 44
    Before the DMV stuff (sales tax, title/registration) I am paying about 38.7K to the dealer and that includes delivery.
  • sgb2003sgb2003 Posts: 44
    I will do the sales tax, title and registration here myself with the DMV. It is not that hard. For $350 it is not worth it for me to go over there and drive the car back. They will truck it over to me.
  • firepumpfirepump Posts: 8
    edited July 2010
    Best pricing in Texas?
    What is the down side to leasing. How can I get a smaller lease payment?
  • sgb2003sgb2003 Posts: 44
    These are pretty generic questions that you can find answers to fairly easily if you do a little bit of homework.
  • ashay21ashay21 Posts: 6
    We looked at the following before selecting the RX 350 AWD

    RX 350

    SRX: The minute my wife and I sat in the SRX, we felt like we aged 10 years. Nice looking car but have never have owned a GM vehicle before, we were still a little skeptic on reliability.

    MDX: More power, more room, but 12% poorer fuel economy and my wife didn't like the ugly grill. We are not a huge fan of Acura's transformer look.

    If you need the extra room and towing power, I would go for the MDX. What is a MDX. Pricing wise, MDX is giving a better APR% rate as well. Comparable to what we got with the was only 1k more.
  • Please tell me where are you getting this car from and are they delivering it to you? Free of charge?
  • I forgot to ask. The one I was looking at has an MSRP of 44,090. Do you know what yours has that brings it up to 44.2K? Please tell me who the dealer is where you're getting such a great deal. I know you can't give out salesmen's name but how about a first initial?
  • sgb2003sgb2003 Posts: 44
    Mine doesn't have the Z1 accessory package or the cross bars, but has the backup monitor, remote engine starter, wood and leather steering wheel/shift know and Tow package (plus premium, Heated seats). The dealer is Ira lexus. They had an exact one as mine in Obsidian, if you are interested in that. If you don't mind waiting a couple of days, I would be happy to give you more details on salesperson etc (I am wiring them the money on Monday and they should get it by Tuesday).
  • sgb2003sgb2003 Posts: 44
    I am paying $350 to get the car delivered, but that's included in the 38.7K that I mentioned. Without that and the doc fees the price was $38K. I could've saved the $350 had I wanted to pick up the car, but that was too much hassle for small savings.
  • Can you tell me the exact MSRP. I made a verbal agreement with Westport CT for 39K on an MSRP of 44,090, including delivery and doc,not bad, but I forgot (how did I do that) about the remote starter. They didn't have my car yet, in transit, so they delivered to me a loaner--I'm out a car now because I just sold mine. If you can give me the exact MSRP of yours I'm going to call them and see if they can get me that car instead at your price. Less money and I really want that remote starter.
  • Sorry to hassle you. just down want to speak out of turn when I call the dealer. When you say doc fees, do you mean the DMV fees? Are you paying a grand total of 38.7k (including shipping, dmv, absolutely anything else). Nothing else to pay other than sales tax?? Or do you have to pay for plates and registration on top of the 38.7?
  • sgb2003sgb2003 Posts: 44
    The exact MSRP is $44233. Given that you already have a loaner from them (which I must say was nice of them because you only have a verbal contract) your negotiating position is weaker. It's a different dealership, so they don't have to match my price.
  • true, but they want to keep customers happy not telling people that they could do much better elsewhere. The loaner was nice but not worth a thousand dollars. I do want to negotiate with them a bit. As they didn't specifically order the car for me, it was on its way in when I first called them, I'm hoping they'll at least give me a different car, the one with remote starter. thanks for your help.
  • sgb2003sgb2003 Posts: 44
    Doc fees is different from the DMV fees. It is an "administrative" fee that dealers add on for doing the paperwork. It should really be part of their cost but everyone is charging it these days, although the amount varies from the dealer to dealer. So in comparing prices, you should look at price+doc fees (which in my case turns out to be 38.3K, not counting the delivery charge). On top of this I pay 7% sales tax for NJ and title/registration, which would be somewhere between 350 and 400 dollars.
  • sgb2003sgb2003 Posts: 44
    As I mentioned to someone else earlier, I have an AWD with MSRP of 44.7K (includes remote starter, cross bars and accessory package) reserved with Watertown for 38.5K plus $380 doc fees. If you want you can have it. Delivery is not included.
  • goblue350goblue350 Posts: 1
    Picked up a FWD 2010 RX350...

    MSRP $46,653
    Price: $40937

    I leased it, so Acquisition fee of $700 was added on top of this price in addition to Doc Prep fee of $45 and DMV electronic fee of $29.
  • slowcarslowcar Posts: 59
    @Sterling McCall. Did not bother looking elsewhere since I pretty much knew the price. Actually I started offering the price I wanted to pay rather than for them to tell me how much they wanted. However, looking back I think I could get it for $200 less but they let me walk at $42K even.....
  • tbartmantbartman Posts: 24
    I didn't believe sqb2003, but it seems he is right.

    After reading his post about getting a car from Lexus of Watertown (Massachusetts) and having it shipped to N.J., I e-mailed the dealer last week and got a not-so-good offer by e-mail. I replied to the e-mail on Friday and said "I heard you can do better than that," and while I was out of the office over the weekend they left 5 voice messages! I called them on Monday morning (yesterday) and over the phone they offered me a great deal - much like his - and e-mailed me a pdf of the car VIN and configuration. The MSRP as equipped is $48,259 (I verified it on Edmund's) giving an invoice of roughly ~43k, and they are selling it to me for $41,525. There will be $369 of doc fees, my local sales tax of course (6.5% for Cincinnati, OH), and then I'll do the registration/DMV stuff myself. The shipping company they recommended to me will charge about $700 to ship it to me.

    I went to my local dealer armed with this info, and they said they couldn't come close, even with the extra $700 I'm spending to ship it. They felt the $700 was reasonable since they recently shipped one from OH to CA for ~$1200.

    I'm still slightly dubious, but they are supposed to fax and then overnight the sales paperwork to me tomorrow (Wednesday) so I'll see if there's a hitch (hidden amounts). Either way, I'll post back once all is done and said. I don't know how they are doing it (neither does my local dealer) but there it is.
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