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Old 04-09-2012, 05:04 PM
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The wife wants a Lexus RX 350. The MSRP is 39,000 + 600 shipping. This is base model in California with zero options. Any idea what the street price is. I have never owned a high end vehicle and I'm not sure if they haggle on price. Any ideas on a better way to purchase with out the hassle of the sales hot seat? How costly is service. We usually take our cars to the dealer for service.

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Old 04-09-2012, 05:10 PM
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Maybe Costco Auto program.

I think USAA may also have a program.
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:13 PM
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My wife has one. No offense but I hate that car. Try and talk your wife into a BMW, Benz or something else if she wants a luxury car. Lexus brakes are awful, soft suspension, sloppy steering. I could go on.
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:24 PM
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FT. Go on. I always thought it was a girly car. One I would not prefer to drive when it is a family trip and I have to be behind the wheel. She wants a SUV, so that limits the choices.
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Get routine service done at Toyota dealer instead of Lexus dealer - much cheaper
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My mother and sister both have an RX. My sisters was the 350 and my mothers is a 450H i believe. They love them. I don't really care what people think when it comes to what I am driving down the road with the family so the image thing is not as important to me. Don't get me wrong, I am not trading the 2500 Diesel in for one, but while I am on a trip with the family, I wouldn't hesitate to drive it. If you do get into the hunt for one, check with a few dealers, You will be amazed at what they will do to sell a car out from under another. We figured out that there was more markup than we thought.
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Consider buying a certified used one. And I agree about getting service at a Toyota dealer.

I bought a certified GX470 3 years ago and it was a great deal compared to a new one.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:59 PM
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Check out the Volvo XC90.

With the Overseas Delivery program, Volvo will fly two of you to Sweden to pick up the vehicle.

Volvo pays return flight also.

Also, 8% discount.

It's an enjoyable trip.

We rented a cabin in the north woods. Fished too!
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:25 PM
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My wife has 2 friends with the RX350, both were bought CPO, a 2008 and a 2010. They're pretty nice and have great interior room. They definitely are a softer ride than a comparable BMW or Audi, of course the Lexus will spend a lot less time in the shop too.

edmunds.com shows the typical sales price of the base RX350 in the Boston area is right at invoice price, or about 6.5% off the sticker. In California you might be able to do better. I would probably start at 10 or 11% off sticker and see what happens.
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We have a GX470. Yes the suspension is soft but it's a luxury SUV not an F-350 or an AMG Benz and the ride is great for traveling. As far as repair cost goes; what repairs? They just don't have issues (we had an Audi before this that had more than it's share). Service is second to none and you get a free new Lexus loaner for anything that's going to take longer than a couple hours. When it's time to swap this one out we will definitely go with another Lexus.
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Go to www.truecar.com Once you fill in the info it will give you an idea of what they are selling for in your neighborhood. Then you can contact the dealer...
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Originally Posted by cedarholm View Post
Check out the Volvo XC90.

With the Overseas Delivery program, Volvo will fly two of you to Sweden to pick up the vehicle.

Volvo pays return flight also.

Also, 8% discount.

It's an enjoyable trip.

We rented a cabin in the north woods. Fished too!
XC60 would be comparable to the RX350 and would be a hell of a lot more enjoyable to drive than the Lexus. In terms of driving experience, you can't get much more disconnected from the road than an RX. XC90 is now very long in the tooth and only available with a 240 HP V6.
Why not a Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland?
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:59 AM
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Tuna Colada. We had Dodge vehicles for years and watched the quality go down hill and the local service got horrendous. I had a 2500 diesel for 10 years and a 1500 gasser. The mechanics were stealing gas from the cars. Go in with 3/4 tank and go home with 1/4.
Thanks for all the responses.
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