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ES300H 2017 vs 2018

ivanl333ivanl333 Posts: 7
edited January 2018 in Lexus
Because I have been unable to find an acceptable deal (purchase) for a 2018 ES300H, I have expanded my scope to include the 2017 ES300H. I found a car about 4 hours away that may do the trick given the current incentives available on a 2017.

They seem to be $5,500 cash back (and?) 0% Financing for up to 72 months.

Questions:

1. Can someone confirm if the incentives are "or" or "and"?

2. Any major differences between the 2017 and 2018 that I could be concerned about? I can't seem to find any.

3. Any advice on how to deal with a trade when purchasing from an out of town dealer (4 hour drive)? I have a call into my local dealer to see if he can get the car for me, allowing me to deal locally -- but I am highly skeptical I will have any luck with this. I expect to end up dealing with the out-of-town dealership.

Thanks.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Everywhere, USAPosts: 126,124
    ivanl333 said:

    Because I have been unable to find an acceptable deal (purchase) for a 2018 ES300H, I have expanded my scope to include the 2017 ES300H. I found a car about 4 hours away that may do the trick given the current incentives available on a 2017.

    They seem to be $5,500 cash back (and?) 0% Financing for up to 72 months.

    Questions:

    1. Can someone confirm if the incentives are "or" or "and"?

    2. Any major differences between the 2017 and 2018 that I could be concerned about? I can't seem to find any.

    3. Any advice on how to deal with a trade when purchasing from an out of town dealer (4 hour drive)? I have a call into my local dealer to see if he can get the car for me, allowing me to deal locally -- but I am highly skeptical I will have any luck with this. I expect to end up dealing with the out-of-town dealership.

    Thanks.

    $5500 Lexus Cash
    0%/72 months + $1000 finance bonus

    Those may not be compatible.
    I don't know for sure, but the way I read it, they are NOT compatible.

    So, it looks like you are giving up $4500 if you take the 0$/72 financing.

    2) Sorry, no idea

    3) If you've contacted the dealer with the vehicle, seems unlikely they'll be willing to let it go to another dealer.
    If not, there might be a chance, but now your dealer knows you have very specific needs, and if they can get the car, what kind of deal will you be able to negotiate?

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  • I looked into #1 more closely and I agree with you. I have to pick one or the other.

    As for #3, I am going to start with my local dealer. If they can't get the car or won'r negotiate the deal, I will call the dealer with the car directly. The latter will complicated things with my trade though.

    Thanks for the response.
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