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Lexus RX 330 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • bbgirlbbgirl Posts: 3
    Hi-I am looking at a 2007RX350 from Ray Catena in Monmouth County, NJ. Price I was quoted for AWD Prem. Plus Pkg. 18" alloy wheels, heated seats, cargo mat, towing prep pkg, cargo mat, no NAV (don't need) is $38,925. Anyone think I can do better. MSRP was $43,???. Thanks.
  • franklwfranklw Posts: 44
    Just got my vehicle last night from Mission Viejo Lexus. The sale experience was wonderful. I emailed about 10 dealers in San Diego, Orange County and LA areas to get the price for RX 350 base trim (premium plus package, 18" wheel, heater seat, cargo mat, wheel lock....NO navigation), MSRP $41,475. These are some of the prices I received:

    Mission Viejo: $36,060..........I offered 35.5K, the internet sale manager accepted my offer in 10 min.
    Longo: $36,140...later went down to $36,000...I stop negotiate so I don't know if they would go down more?
    Cerritos: $36,990
    Westminster: $37,139
    Kearny Mesa: $37,639
    Tustin: $37,889
    Carlsbad: 38,139

    We arrived at Mission Viejo from San Diego about 8 p.m., my wife just had our first baby 2 weeks ago so she did not feel very well walking around the lot. The internet sales manager who is in his 60s insisted that we all sit at the front lobby so he could bring up all 4 vehicles w/ same MSRP but different color combination that I had requested for us to choose. Before leaving home I emailed him again asking for OTD and we even agreed on that, except that I forgot to mention that I had a gift certificate of $750 from Lexus for attending Taste of Lexus Event but he took care of it, no question asked. So here is my final price 35.5k- $750= $34,750 ($6725 off from MSRP). This is a wonderful web site; I would like to thank everyone in the forum for all the wonderful info and tips. By the way, I did call Kearny Mesa and Carlsbad to offer them the same price before going to Mission Viejo but they did not even come close, the Carlsbad sale person (after checking w/ her manager)told me that 35.5K is a not a real price because the dealer would lose 2K on the deal like this, therefore, she offered me 37.5K just in case I could not get the car. She even calls me back today to see if I actually got the car; it seems that 35.5K is impossible to her? If anyone needs more info, please PM me. Good luck to all :)
  • Cool Deal I will try in Milwaukee, WI.
    Thanks for the info.
  • franklwfranklw Posts: 44
    No, it's 2WD. If you go to lexus web site and build your own car, you will see that my MSRP @ 41,4** is for 2WD; 4WD is 2K more I think. Don't forget to apply for "Lexus Pursuits Visa" credit card before buying your car, you will get points worth ~ $500 toward future lexus purchase/maintenance credit.
  • For a 2007 RX350 AWD with Premium Pkg., I have gotten internet pricing of about $39,200 to $39,400 with the dealer fees (not incl. taxes and reg. My question is that the vehicle is not on the lot and will not be arriving until sometime in Nov. The dealers are telling me that I need to put down a reservation deposit of either $1,000 or $2,000. My question is -- if I put down the deposit -- and the vehicle arrives in November -- am I guaranteed the price? Or if their is a price increase or something else, will I have to pay the price the vehicle would sell for in November? Also, if I put the deposit down and drive the car when it comes in and decide I don't like the way it handles -- can I get my deposit back? And finally, is a $1000 or $2000 deposit reasonable as I think I am just waiting for the car to arrive rather than special ordering it? Let me know what you think. Somehow, the pricing seems too good to be true and I wonder what I am missing? Thanks for the help. G.
  • bbgirlbbgirl Posts: 3
    I just put down a $500 deposit for a 2007 AWD RX350 with premium plus pkg., heated seats, rain sensing wiper, cargo mat, 18" alloy wheels, towing pkg and all season floor mats. The dealer did not have my color, which was Flint Mica with light grey leather. It should be in Oct. 28th. The price was $38,925. He probably would have gone a little lower, but I couldn't get any one else below 39,925 in the Philly area. I went to Ray Catena in Monmouth County NJ. I hope I did okay.
  • I am looking for a used RX330 and found 2 with reasonable price (??). Both cars are used for Lexus car dealer service. Here is the price and milage for both cars.

    $31200 20000miles 2005 model (dealer purchased in Jun.2005)
    $32500 15000 miles 2006 model (dealer purchased in Sept. 2005)

    Qestions for all of you:
    The new car invoic price from is $36,700 for 2006 model (primuin package/heated seats/6CD)
    (1) are these good price?
    (2) Anything good or bad to purchase a car used for dealer service dept?

    Only want to save a few Ks (after getting a new MDX). Worth doing this?

  • lok888lok888 BostonPosts: 1,788
    FWD or AWD for the new 2006 RX? By the way, the 2007 RX350 came out in March 2006. I am not sure if you are talking about the '07 model.

    I've read some got the FWD with the same options for $35.5K to $36K, possible $1.5K or $2K more for AWD.
  • I am talking the used RX330 | 2005 AND 2006 MODEL. All of them are AWD. I listed the negotiated price and miles that the cars have.

    GOOD DEAL to save a few Ks compared to a brand new RX350?
  • Curious to know if you purchased your RX350. I was at Sewell yesterday and the best the salesman would come down was $2500 off MSRP. From this site, I don't think that's the best I can do. Thanks
  • erl3erl3 Posts: 3
    Just want to share our car buying experience last two months ago from Longo Lexus. We got AWD RX350 with Premium Plus Package, 18" alloy wheels, heated seats, rain sensing wiper, cargo mat, towing pkg, wheel lock for the base price of $36,800, OTD price of $41,500 that includes extended warranty to 7-year/100,000 miles for $1,600.
    The sale experience is excellent. We went there; test drove the car; the salesman gave us the final price; accepted it; completed the transaction in short period of time; and drove home the new car.
    Hope this will help in any way in purchasing your new car.
  • sis007sis007 Posts: 1
    Hello Frank,
    I am also planning to buy RX 350. Can you please give me your sales person name with whom you got that good deal.


  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 63,344
    No.. Frank can't provide that information.. Here is a copy of the message printed in red on every page in the Prices Paid forums..

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  • Congrats on your deal!
    I have to admit, however, I am a bit confused: according to Edmund's invoice figures, your base price is about 1,900-2,000 below invoice. Is this due to some regional differences (I priced an identical RX for Houston area), or something else?.. Please explain if you could.
    Many thanks in advance.
  • erl3erl3 Posts: 3
    I'm not sure if this has something to do with regional differences. I believed that it is all about the dealerships on how they do their businesses. The salesman of Longo Lexus explained to us that they always offer the best possible price as they have no time for long and time consuming negotiations. It appears that they make profit by selling in volume compared to others trying to make big profit from every car they sell.
  • Makes sense to me. Thank you.
    Having little knowledge about this car selling business, I think that after all that invoice info has become publicly available on the Web, the manufacturers and dealers started playing a new game of "inflated invoices". As a result, the term "invoice price" appears to loose its true, original meaning and instead is becoming yet another non-sensual thing, much like MSRP. I wonder if this shell game is ever going to end...
  • Anyone purchased or shopped recently from the DFW area. I need some help.
  • Does anyone have pricing information on Houston Lexus dealers? I'm in Houston and interested in a RX350/FWD/Premium (PM) plus FT, HH, TO, Z1, with MSRP $40818. The Northside and Sterling McCall did not seem flexible (>39K). Dallas dealerships came at just above 37K. I should be able to get a good deal in Houston. I would appreaciate any input.

    Thanks in advance.
  • guestguest Posts: 770
    After researching carefully on this site, I did the best I could at Charles Barker in Newport News, VA, on a RX350 W/ premium plus plus navi. The OTD was right at $43,000. I compared with Richmond (nowhere close), Rockville (Maryland) and Savannah (Georgia). The folks at Charles Barker were courteous and professional, and I was pleased with the experience. Let me know if you are a VA buyer and need any further info.
  • idridr Posts: 4
    Hey Franklw,

    Just wondering how you feel about a 2007 AWD Lexus RX 350 with NAV and Mark Levinsin Pkg, Entertainment DVD, 18 in wheels for 47500.00 OTD. B/c it seems like you had a great deal on yours. Thanks
  • cwaynecwayne Posts: 81
    Can a person use the $500 in credit card points toward the purchase of new rx350 or is that just furture purchases?
  • Hi all. I'm sure the answer is somewhere in the 2,950 messages in this thread but I couldn't find it. I plan on purchasing a RX350 in the next couple of months. Can someone share the recent purchases or help me with what I should be paying?

    I plan on getting the AWD version in Flint Mica, with the black leather inside. Option will probably be the Navigation System and the 18" alloy wheels and tires.

    I assume the all-weather mats, cargo net, cargo mat, and cargo tray should be included and is not an option. Please correct me if I am wrong.

  • bbgirlbbgirl Posts: 3
    I am waiting for a 2007 AWD RX350 in Flint Mica from Ray Catena in NJ. It is due on Oct. 28th. Did not get Navigation. It will have 18" wheels and tires, cargo tray, heated seats, rain sensing wipers, all weather mats. Premium Plus pkg. All weather mats and cargo accessories are options (pretty sure). My price $38,925. I posted this a couple of weeks ago, but no one responded. It was the best price I could get after going to 3 dealerships in the Philly area. My confusion comes from the prices people seem to be getting in CA. I happy with my price - we looked at Acura RDX, MDX (2006) and BMW X3. None of them had the luxury and ride of the RX350. Hope this is helpful.
  • Does anyone have recent pricing information on Houston Lexus dealers? I'm in Houston and interested in a RX350/FWD/Premium (PM) plus FT, HH, TO, Z1, with MSRP $40818. The Northside and Sterling McCall did not seem flexible (>39K). Dallas dealerships came at just above 37K. I should be able to get a good deal in Houston. I would appreaciate any input.

    Thanks in advance.
  • franklwfranklw Posts: 44
    Hi Idr,

    What's your MSRP? It's hard to judge OTD since I don't know what your sale tax is, are you from So. Cal.. In So. Cal right now, you can get this vehicle for around $1200-1600 under invoice. I think your price is high for So. Cal.
  • f4flyrf4flyr Posts: 1
    I have a 2005 Lexus RX 330 which I will put up for sale in early Nov. 22,370 miles. Excellent condition. Garage kept. Fully dealer serviced. Flint mica, black interior. Nav system, b/up camera, 18" wheels; heated seats; automatic wipers; Premium package with leather, power tilt/telescoping Steering; one touch moonroof; HID headlamps;roff rails and rack; 6 disc indash CD. Lojack installed ($995). Paid $42,333 in Dec, 2005 at Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria, VA. Average comparable for sale in this area is $37, 164. My price--$37K. Great vehicle. If you are interested, pls let me know.
  • Could you email me WHO you worked with at Lexus Longo ? One of the internet salespersons told me I could NOT obtain a base model as they could only get a RX 350 for a MSRP of 43K.
  • Frank:
    I live in So. Ca. What is the best price you have found for a RX 350 ? Have you been able to find a base model w/o all the options ?
  • erl3erl3 Posts: 3
    As far as I know, they are correct that base model is not available. The car I bought from them is not a base model. I would like to clarify that the base price I mentioned means the price of the car I selected (with premium package and other factory installed options and accessories; MSRP OF 43K) excluding the cost of extended warranty, tax, title, and license.
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