Lexus LS 400/LS 430 Prices Paid and Buying Experience
What kind of deal did you get for your Lexus LS?
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I purchased my 03 LS 430 UL in Oct 02. The car was equipped with the UL pkg, Chrome wheels, Wheel Locks, Trunk Mat and touch up kit. The price was $68,000.00.
I did all my shopping over the internet and final negotiations over the phone.
The dealer experience was excellent. No haggling, the quoted price was the actual price, sales personnel were polite and at delivery everything was explained. Follow up service has been exceptional.
I purchased the car at Reinhardt Lexus in Montgomery, Alabama.
Hope this is what you are looking for.
It's not really the purpose of these boards to facilitate deals, though. We're here to share prices paid and buying experiences, not assist in selling - that's contrary to the Membership Agreement.
I decided to go with Bob Casiulli on Route 46 in Little Falls, NJ. The next best price came from Lexus of Manhattan. They were both very, very close, but the deciding factor was the convenience of the NJ dealership.
Both were straightforward and a pleasure to deal with.
Bob Casiulli and Manhattan Lexus were not even close when we just got the 2004 SC and LS. Got them from Prestige........for the record $4500.00 off list on both cars.
Prestige e-mailed me 80 times with many duplicates after getting my on-line inquiry, but never responded to my e-mail stating the exact specs of the car I wanted and where I was on price at that time.
Got some kind of on line survey form and when I rated them badly someone actually called me. I told them I had already ordered the car.
One dealer, Warnock, never even quoted me a price. This after I visited the dealership twice, asked the salesman for a quote, called to remind him a week later that I was still waiting, called the sales manager to say I really wanted to buy from them but couldn't seem to get a price....not a word.
A couple of other dealers in NJ said $1,000 off list take it or leave it.
Crazy. The treatment at Bob Casiulli was also excellent. Would refer them anytime.
Maybe they were willing to discount so much because my car had to be ordered. Although all the other dealers knew that, too.
Please post the amount you got over Invoice or under MSRP. Thanks in advance.
As far as dealing because the car has to be ordered: my experience is any dealer would much rather sell a car they have in stock. One dealer I talked to said I could special order a car with "a la carte" options but would have to pay list price.
I reconnected with thousandoaks lexus in LA; they will deliver my LS430 UL on Wes. for $3200 over invoice, no hidden cost, will keep you all update later. hope this will help somebody in this side of the country. swift
The options packages avg about a 20% markup (maybe just slightly more) (Example Ultra package msrp is $11,320 and Invoice is $9,112
Hope this helps
Good luck...If I screwed up the Link just fish around the Auto section of MSN and you will eventually get there.
The report I have seen recommends the Sport; they argue the air suspension floats a bit, or something like that. Look forward to your comments.
2. Does anyone now if the Custom Luxur package is being produced or does one have to buy the Ultra package?
Custom Luxury is not yet out of the lineup.
Bottom line was $5,000 - $6,000 under MSRP.
Still a good deal at $1000 under...They don't deal much this earily in a new model year.
The Packages that are prominent in Atlanta are the Modern Luxury. My dealers have only one or two Ultra Luxury versions at any given time.
The best price I have for '04 LS-430 in Dallas, Cypress exterior, Cashmere/Walnut-Maple interior, with Premium package is $53,370. Is this a good deal, great deal, average deal, etc.? Any idea if a better deal can be had?
Thanks in advance.
I think it's going to be choice between Cypress Pearl, Moonlight Pearl, Briarwood Pearl, and Mercury Metallic.
What does everyone think of the quote? Should I try to deal more?
go for the biggest dealers (minimum 2) in the farthest location you can travel to-preferably where there are more lexus dealers in the area. by doing so you get dealers who have more cars allocated to them at any given time and have internet mgrs who can bargain down fast over the phone.
when dealers have more cars and it's month-end, then you are king.nothing is constant,it's all about supply and demand-and target sales budgets.
2004 LS430 Moonlight Pearl/Ecru
Ultra Luxury Package
Nappa Leather Upgrade
My Price $64,804