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I have a 2008 ES 350 Midnight blue, I purchased the car directly from dealer brand new, As others have stated I too have been noticing scratches on my car since I purchased the vehicle. I make an effort to always park my car at a distance away from other cars. At first, I too thought someone was keying my car!! I try to at least have my car fully reconditioned ... Read More
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I didn't see a link. Could you please post it again? THANKS!
That is why I filed the Lawsuit. Please click the link in my post then contact the attorney and add your name. It won't cost you anything and it's the only chance you''ll have at getting anything.
Good Luck trying to get any satisfaction from Lexus! I have a 2009 ES350 and the paint problems started the first time I washed and waxed the car. The clear coat is flawed, it scratches very easily but it also chips very easily. Lexus dealers and lexus themselves position is to deny deny deny. I have spoken to a dealer and they just bounced me from piller to post without ever ... Read More
My 2008 Lexus ES 350 is sitting in a parking lot because the starter---didn't. Being Sunday, I have to wait until tomorrow for the dealer to get it. I have had lots of problems with this car: Windshield wipers (took three trips to fix), tire pressure light, chipping paint (a common problem), worn brakes by the 20000 mile mark, had to replace the tires at 23500 and now the issue with ... Read More
I have a 2008 ES 350 and had to replace the Michelin tires at 23000 miles. Never again Michelin and probably never again Lexus because of other problems I have had. I just don't see how Lexus can advertise this as a quality car. It is certainly not worth the money. I have had problems with the windshield wipers, tire pressure monitor, chipping paint, and, most recently, the starter in addition ... Read More
I started this thread three years ago on the paint issue. I have appreciated the comments that others are experiencing the same. Thank goodness I leased this vehicle and it was a happy day Friday when I turned it in and picked up my very fun to drive Buick LaCrosse. I was so disappointed in the quality of this 2008 ES, when compared to 3 other ES models that I have ... Read More
I have a 2008 Lexus 350 ES and use 87 octane gas. It runs quite well on this octane and get great milage with hway use, 30 mpg. At 70-75 mph the engine is only turning at about 2000 rpm. The engine is hardly working ! That's part of the reason you get great milage.
I'm thinking of buying a 2008 ES 350 and have read the transmission flare discussions on different websites. I wouldn't want to venture a guess as to what the chance is of getting a new ES 350 with a flare problem: 0.1%, 1%, 10%, 50%? If the ES 350 has a flare problem, what is the chance of it being a severe problem vs. a minor nuisance: 0.01%, 1%, 10%, 90%? ... Read More
CARMAN Hello,I'm in a 2008 ES and have 4 months left on my lease, rec an offer from Lexus about getting out early. Went to see my options and like the 2010 ES - they have an ULTRA on the lot loaded with a sticker price of $44,436, they are offering me 36 mo/15k for $595 inc tax with $1,395 oop. This still seems high since EDMUNDS is showing the car ... Read More
Hello,I'm in a 2008 ES and have 4 months left on my lease, rec an offer from Lexus about getting out early. Went to see my options and like the 2010 ES - they have an ULTRA on the lot loaded with a sticker price of $44,436, they are offering me 36 mo/15k for $595 inc tax with $1,395 oop. This still seems high since EDMUNDS is showing the car at ... Read More
And this is why you bought a Lexus? Are you sure you didn't buy it from a Yugo dealership?
I have a 2006 RX330 and about 2 years ago I noticed the clear paint bubbling on my driver side mirror and peeling. I called lexus dealership and told them what was happening and the guy on the phone told me that should be covered by my warranty. So I brought the car in and they changed their minds and they accused me of PEELING THE PAINT MYSELF! After long arguments ... Read More
Tell me about "Residual Value? My 2008 ES 350 lease has a residual value on it of $22,000. Yet, that model year is listed all over the place here now with a value of $28K - $30K. My lease expires in Dec of this year and I want to get the new payment down as low as I can. How do I approach this? What barganing chips do I have to ... Read More
my 2008 lease papers do not have a "Money Factor" listed. What is it and how is it used in calculations? Has anyone created a spreadsheet on the lease terms from the data provided here by the forum users for the Lexus ES 350? I have pulled about a dozen data cases and have found this: Average sell price is 8.5% off of MSRP. Residual values running about 60% (of Sell ... Read More
Thanks to this forum saved over 25.00 a month. Dealer tried to mark up the MF to .00240 on us. MSRP: $38300 Sales Price: $34850 Lease term: 36mos./12k Monthly payment: $491/mo Taxes & all fees In payment. 1000 cap cost reduction. Paid by lexus Prior leasee rebate Residual: 58 Money factor: .00200 Also took back our 2008 lexus back 6 months early
That is a ridiculous concept that you have to pay top dollar for a car that has the luxury image and then you have to have a clear shield put on it before it even hits the road. My husbands all black, 4 yr. old Cadillac Escalade doesn't have one white mark from stones, bumps, or washing. He has never put a clear coat on it. Several years ago he had ... Read More
what you described actuall so like waht is being described as rock chips. You need to get clear shield - 3m product on frnt hood , side mirrors, etc. it really minimizes the issue. I recently purchase 2010 ES350 - BLACK SAPPHIRE PEARL( very dark blue ) and had done right after purchase. In speaking to the owner of the shop--he mentioned it's not just Lexus...he does work for lexus, Infinti, ... Read More
This was debated many times already (see the Avalon vs. ES350 blog: tjc78, "Toyota Avalon Limited vs. Lexus ES 350 Comparison" #146, 16 Sep 2008 11:42 am). The engine in the ES is the same one as in the Avalon. The slight torque and horsepower advantage in the ES is solely due to the use of premium fuel. Most engines today are perfectly capable of running on regular fuel because of ... Read More
I have a black 2008 ES 350. There are numerous paint chips on the hood and both sides. My previous vehicles have been from Ford, GM, Honda and Acura. In very similar driving conditions none of these vehicles have experienced anywhere near the number of chips that the Lexus has. My 10 year old Accord looks pristine by comparison. The dealer's touch ups look as bad as the chips, which appear ... Read More
Have identical problems with my 2008 Obsidian Black ES 350- multiple small chips to white base on front hood near grille, as well as lots of swirl scratches on body without any good explanation. If there is help out there for this problem, beyond bickering with dealer, would be appreciated. Thanks.
I have same problem with my 2008 ES-350, Obsidian Blacke, Paint is chipping off from engine hood, i had to buy touch up paint, but same problem continues. Any help is welcome. Thanks.
My 2001 was a fine auto. This one is another story. I can't wait to trade it in and buy the new how Buick that is coming out. Unfortunately I have another 16 months to go. I wonder if I will have any paint left. Very disheartening to hear the multiple dealers and Toyota itself that is shirking responsibility on the paint and other issues. I am going back to American ... Read More
i've never been to a lexus dealer that I like. Especially the one in Kingsport, TN. Talk about a snob. Its just a car dude, not fort knox! My wife wants a new es 350 but I am terrified to buy one because of the issues I have been hearing. Our 2001 e 300 does just fine and only has 62000 miles. Lexus of Kingsport SUCKS!!
2008 ES 350 19K So far tires have been good for me.
I own a 2008 ES 350 with 19000 miles and I too have the same paint chip problem. It's really frustrating to have spent so much money on a car and having this type of fundamental problem. My previous car (2005 Acura TL) did not have this problem. It had only 3 chips in 4 years that I owned it. I have at least 15 chips on the bumper and hood ... Read More
That is a lot of money to put into a car you don't own. I would work with corporate if it is that bad before putting one dime into resolving their problem. I just made sure my paint issues were noted on my records so as not to be penalized when I turn mine in Feb. 2011. I figured if Toyota is going to produce a crappy painted car, they can ... Read More
Has anybody started a class action suit against Lexus for their lousy paint ? I have '09 that is full of scratches & chips @12K miles
Well just got emailed to day from the dealer and they are going to re-paint the front of the car at no charge. However, the compromise I had to make will be that after 30 days I have to have a protective sheathing put on the front of the car for protection. That I will have to pay for ^$%&*^%%^&*%, cost about $1,000. I will be turning mine in December 2011. ... Read More
My way of dealing with it is looking forward to 1 1/2 yrs from now when I can turn the car in. The paint is awful and I will need a mighty guarantee on the paint quality before buying another Lexus. I stopped looking at the car nicks and scratches because it annoys me to no end. I still take care of the auto as if it were mine forever. It ... Read More
New to this group and cannot believe all the issues I found with Lexus paint on the ES350. I purchased my 2008 ES350 in December 2007. By the spring of 2008 i could not believe all the chips i had on the front bumper and hood on my car, which is ruby red. I love the car and have received multiple compliments on its looks. But get up close and its ... Read More
I purchased my Lexus ES350 in Aug of 2008. I complained at my first oil change about all the stone chips on the hood and bumper and they gave me a bottle of touch-up paint and told me that was the best they could do . I wish I had read all the issues with this car I probably would not have purchased it.. I've been a Lexus owner for 10 ... Read More
Pennoyer, Keep playing with their heads a little. I had the similar level of experiences, albeit with dealers in the Dallas, TX metro area. Only differences are: 1. We went with the 2008 Lexus ES 350 last July as opposed to the 2009 you maybe going for. 2. Our initial intent was to go CPO but eventually we went with a brand new one. 3. Our car that we eventually purchased ... Read More
I have a 2007 ES in dark blue. It also scratches and chips way too easily. I have never had this problem with BMW, Infiniti, VW and even a 1997 ES. The paint is just too fragile.
I purchased an 08 rx400h back in march of last year. It has now developed quite the rust problem all over the vehicle. The dealership states that it is rail dust. I am taking it in to get a second and third opinion (hoping the next two disagree with the lexus dealership but agree in their findings) I am also going to be in contact with Lexus in the next few ... Read More
yes, I would say that is an excellent deal. I paid 39 for 09 with same features. I got exact colors I wanted too. Congrats and sorry this is probably after the fact. From reading this website seems people can get 88% of sticker and you did way better at about 83%?
Remember "fun vans"? Back in the 70's/80's where about 1/2 the engine sat in the drivers compartment? Had a couple Dodge ones. Knew I needed some fresh plugs so on one nice spring day I popped the hood and removed the engine cover in the passenger compartment. The front plugs were easy, the rear plugs were a PAIN...literally. Removed heat shields, contorted my body in ways not comfortable, left a lot ... Read More
Although manufacturers recommend sparkplug replacement at long (100,000 mile) intervals, often the plugs can become carboned up and impossible to remove without removing the cylinder head. To avoid this I have always taken out the plugs at about 20,000 mile intervals and replaced them after inspection. On my 2008 Lexus ES 350 the front cylinder bank plugs appear easy to remove, but the rear bank plugs are hidden. Has anyone learned ... Read More
hello lexustexas1 would you kindly let me know which dealers did you use and strategies to use to get this pricing? how long did you shop around?. One guy from Northsidelexus [same owners with westside] has offerred me 37K but we have not talk on anything yet. I was thinking of going to clear lake lexus and also northside/west houston lexus and bring these prices to them thanks very much - ... Read More
doctorw, thankyou for your timely response. I have checked out the car this evening but was surprised (due to my ignorance) that the XM installation with "internal" atenna will be 855$ extra. That has put me off and I told the dealership that I will get back to them this coming Monday with my final offer. I have been listening to the XM radio for the last 5 years in my ... Read More
I have put a hold on a car with the same equipment. The invoice on a car with this equipment is ~$39,500. The '08's have $4,000 cash to dealer and $1,000 customer loyalty if you already own an ES. I am going in tomorrow to offer $35,000 but have a quote from them for $35,500. You can do a lot better than $37,500. As long as they believe that you are ... Read More
I would appreciate if some one can comment if I have done OK on a Brand New Lexus ES 350 which is a 2008 left over with UL package, glass panoramic roof, Mark Levinson etc,etc. It has the MSRP of 45034. I have just put a hold on this car through my credit card as I have been quoted 37.5 K plus the Tax, title. Please note that it is not ... Read More
Found a Certified pre owned 2008 ES 350 with 37K miles (already). How would you apply the depreciation on a car driven this many miles in 1 year? This is certainly covered by Lexus for 3 years following purchase - until car reaches 100K miles. However, any thoughts on maximizing the coverage? (Negotiate dealer to buy additional year or 25K miles of Certified Coverage?) thanks for the help
Here is a link that shows the $4,000 Lexus is giving its dealers to help move the 08 ES 350s. Unfortunately, not all of them are applying that to the price - they're pocketing it as profit. http://www.edmunds.com/new/2008/lexus/es350/100903612/incentives.html?vdp=off&se- tzip=94025&state=CA Manufacturer to Dealer Marketing Support $4000 Cash to Dealer start: 01/08/2009 end: 02/02/2009
Hello everyone. I got an e-mail from the salesman at Grapevine lexus yesterday. The 2008 ES 350 in Truffle Mica is being sold for 36,494 + TTL. The MSRP is 43,075. It is brand new and not a demo. I thought it was a good deal and have not made an counter offer yet. Any thoughts on this deal? Please let me know. It is not my favorite color but I ... Read More
Yes, I worked with 2-3 dealers telling them I was going for the lowest price. I calculated mybase 2009 car plus options on NADA.com and offered below invoice. I had the salesman fax me the car dealer sticker and compared apples to apples. My husband wanted me to go $225 lower but I asked for allweather floor mats and window tinting to be included in the $39,000. I found Sewell to ... Read More
I bought my UL with Marc Levinson, tinted widows, park assist,all weather mats wheel lock, trunk mat, cargo net for 39,000. MSRP was about 44,000. My price was 82% MSRP plus TTL. Grapevine, Texas Dec 29, 2008. Really nice and moe than I expected in amenities
Hi michael123. The money factor that you mentioned looks a little high to me. According to the latest information that I have seen, Lexus Financial Services' December buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2008 ES 350 with 10,000 miles per year are .00035 and 50% for consumers who qualify for its Tier 1+ credit tier. The numbers for an otherwise identical 48 ... Read More
I have some concerns so please let me know if anyone is noticing the same issues as I do so that I can address these issues with Lexus. What I noticed with my car (Ruby Red 2007 ES 350) but did not on the loaner (Moon Shell Mica 2008 ES 350) is: Cosmetic: Rear door metal trim is pulling away (upwards) where it meets the front door trim. Rear bumper is ... Read More
Do you mind telling me which Lexus dealership you went to in Houston. I'm probably going to start my search next week for an es350. I had no idea that they were giving out deals on 09 ES 350s. Whats the stock like for 2008 ES 350s in the Houston area? Thanks.
Thanks...what was tiyr price before TTL? I still need some help with this. I am a bit confused because when you go to the Lexus website the options are: Premium Plus Package with Additional Options $2,035.00 Premium Plus Package with Additional Options $3,180.00 Voice-activated DVD Navigation System with backup camera and Bluetooth technology with Additional Options $6,030.00 But when I go to Edmunds TMV, Cars.com or nada.com to figure out the ... Read More
when i purchased my 2008 es 350 about two weeks ago i got the $1k rebate for refinancing again with lexus - i got 6.05 interest but it was still a better deal with the 1k than getting a lower interest rate somewhere else. I was in a wreck in October that totalled my 2007 es 350 (that i purchased last year). That car saved my life. So once the insurance ... Read More
1 local dealer has a 2009 and another has 2 2008's of the identical ES350 model. Residual is higher on the 2009 but interest rate is lower on the 2008. If I negociate well which one is the better deal?
No problem you are very welcome. Edmunds has some good information on buying an extended warranty (See Tips & Advice) . If you plan on keeping the car beyond the extended warranty that Lexus offers 4yrs/50,000 miles then an extended warranty would be a good option. I imagine you could negotiate the extended warranty price, but oftentimes they are offered by third parties (through the dealer) so there may not be ... Read More
Here you go, twodomes. Lexus Financial Services' current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2008 ES 350 with 12,000 miles per year are .00035 and 49%, respectively. The 10k residual value for this car would probably be 1% higher than that. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
I'm planning to buy or lease a Toyota Avalon Limited in the very future, which would feel luxury like the Lexus ES 350. The Lexus ES 350 has a power tilt and telescopic steering column and the Toyota Avalon does not have a power tilt and telescopic steering column. Before I buy or lease a Toyota Avalon Limited in the very future, I'm requesting the Toyota Avalon Limited to offer a ... Read More
Hi lbjunior. Manufacturers' captive finance companies do not provide information on their lease programs directly to the general public. Having said this, I can give you an idea of what this car's current residual values are like. Lexus Financial Services' current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 48 month lease of a 2008 ES 350 with 15,000 miles per year are .00095 and 40%, respectively for consumers ... Read More
Not at all trying to defend Lexus with their paint - I agree with you. But now that you have the car and the paint problem, I would suggest you try to figure out why you are getting the scratches. Can you feel the scratches with your fingernail? If not, it is likely to be normal washing. Autopia dot com is a great site to learn about proper washing and care ... Read More
I have a 2007 ES 350 that I purchased 10/2006 - gold color. I have noticed, ever since the beginning, that my car has been developing numerous fine but deep scratches. At first I thought it was "keyed" - you know, what nasty people do a car's paint with a key. I have decided that this must NOT be the case as they keep popping up here and there. Have any ... Read More
I'm glad that you have found this forum so helpful, Scott. Here's the information that you're looking for. Lexus Financial Services' new buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2008 ES 350 with 12,000 miles per year are .00065 and 52%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its Tier 1+ credit tier in your area. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences ... Read More
Hello qkslvr. The money factor that you were quoted is definitely way too high. On July 25th, Lexus enhanced its lease program on most models. I have not seen the specific numbers for the Houston area, but in most of the country right now Lexus Financial Services' current buy rate lease money factor for the 2008 ES 350 is .00065 for consumers who qualify for its Tier 1+ credit tier. Make ... Read More
Hi wrinni. On July 25th, Lexus enhanced its lease program on most models. You never mentioned what state you are in and Lexus' lease program often varies by region, but in most of the country right now Lexus Financial Services' current buy rate lease money factor for the 2008 ES 350 is .00065 for consumers who qualify for its Tier 1+ credit tier. This is obviously a lot better than the ... Read More
Exactly a month ago, I got the following deal from Park Place Lexus in Plano, TX (DFW Metro): 2008 Lexus ES 350 w/. Premium Plus Package (Rain sensing front windshield, Heated/Ventilated Front Seats and Fron Memory Seats) Power Rear Sunshade Adaptive Front Side HID Lighting Navigation System (No ML Audio System) Intuitive Park Assist Color: Smoky Granite Mica Ext. /Grey Int. Price: $37800 (-Trade In) +TTL Hope this helps in guiding ... Read More
I have a 2007 Lexus ES 350 Smokey Graphite. I'm having the exact same problem too. The chips are huge I mean larger and deeper then average. The chips are so deep that they go through the primer. Today I found one about the size of the head of a thumb tack, also down to the metal/fiberglass body. Its like they didn't even prime the car. Further more it was not ... Read More
Same color here on my 2007 and it looks great, BUT I am very careful with the paint. Light scratches and swirls show up more on dark colored cars - black is by far the worst. Different car companies are known for different paint hardness. Lexus is considered to be among the softest. Others are correct to not buy into the "environmental" reason and I don't know why Lexus is soft ... Read More
i leased es 350 today from keys lexus in van nuys ca msrp; 40305.00 negotiated price; 34823.00 down pymnt; 1750.00 inc 1st pay, tax, license, title and the b.s 600.00 doc fee which is negotiable residual; 17331.15 money factor; .00065 monthly payment; 425.00 for 48 month 12000 miles per year did i get a good lease please let me know
Thanks to everyone on the forum for the information that helps all of us negotiate a better deal. I picked up a new ES350 for my wife at the new Lexus of Mt Kisco, NY that just opened. The forum posts helped me save an extra $1500 with just a couple of phone calls. Information on deals that others have made is such a powerful negotiation tool. Thanks! My deal terms: ... Read More
My 2008 Smokey Grey Mica ES 350 went back to the dealer for its first oil change and what ever else they do. Aftter 2 weeks of ownership I was calling the dealer about the scratches that showed white and how easily it chips. After a month my husband was rubbing out and waxing the car to conceal the white scratches. I must say I did not feel satisfied. The service ... Read More
I have a 1 and half yr old 350 same color. I talked to the dealer a few months ago about the same problem. The car just seems to get scratches and chips too easily. The dealer says non-lead paint nowadays is not as hard as those used years ago. I don't quite buy the answer. I doubt if other premium brand car has the same paint issue. A few days ... Read More
I'm in the market for a 2008 Lexus ES 350 and live in the northern part of Florida. Has anyone found a good price for the ES equipped with nav, premium plus, etc. in Florida. What should I expect to pay and can you recommend a dealer? Thanks. Also, does anyone have any idea of any changes for 2009? I realize it's only a month or so away, so perhaps I ... Read More
Sprung75, I totally do appreciate your position on the matter here. But on the numerous occasions I've dealt with them either on phone or in person, New Car Sales or Pre-owned, they never fail to give me issues. Therefore, with all due respect, both you and I are on the opposite sides of the spectrum here I am sorry to say. :( At any rate and on a better note, the ... Read More
I have the same problems.I have a new 07 gs350 same paint color. 1800 miles all sort of small scratches,and a number of blemishes on the hood ,quarter panel ,roof trunk.The dealer first said it was caused by moths stuck in the protective cover while being shipped.Now speaking direct to Lexus,its "rail dust" that settles on the paint during shipping, that caused the blemishes, the small scratches are because of the ... Read More
You did not mention what color your vehicle is. It is discouraging to take care of a nice auto, but have it look terrible with scratches. :(
I have had similar issues with paint on my Lexus 460L 2008. In the first 1000 miles excessive rock chipping on front and lower rocker panels on sides of car. Lexus repaired the paint on the sides and installed clear protective film. The front is still an issue I am trying to resolve with Lexus now. I have had an independant painter look at it and he thought the clear coat ... Read More
Hi, I'm shopping for a 2008 Lexus ES350. I was wondering if you can let me know your point of contact (with phone #) with the 4 SoCal dealers who will sell $1k below invoice. You can email me at email@example.com. Thank you!
Well my deal in the works at Park Place Lexus in Plano, TX is: 2008 Lexus ES 350 (Balance of Factory Warranty) Exterior: Black Obsidian Interior: Tan/Ivory Mileage on the car: 4390 Package: Premium Plus (Memory Seats for both in Front, Power Rear Sunshade, Heated and Ventilated Seats, Sunroof, etc) iPod Kit Aftermaret window tints (35% on Front, 20% or darker on the back) Price (prior to TT&L) = 32700 OTD ... Read More
About the lease questions - I just got an email from Lexus: 2008 es350 $399/month 36 months $3499 at signing - fine print: Offer ends 7/7/08. On approved credit. Excludes official fees, taxes, and dealer charges. No security deposit required. *Available on approved credit to qualified customers through Lexus Financial Services and participating Lexus dealers on new 2008 ES 350. Offer based on MSRP $37,770 including delivery, processing & handling. Monthly ... Read More
I picked up my car with Smokey Granite Mica paint Feb. 8 2008. I quickly noticed after each hand washing all the scratches that were showing up. Each scratch and chip showed up as white lines or marks. A casual bump with my brief case and bam another chip. Within 2 months of ownership I am waxing the car and rubbing out the multiple scratches. The car has been on no ... Read More
:) Ok forum mates, time to praise (or not) my latest adventure @ our friendly neighborhood LEXUS dealer.....think I can beat them up anymore??? 2008 ES 350 Ruby RED / Cashmere / Chrome 17" Seven Spoke Wheels Premium Plus PkgPremium Audio w/NAVHID lights w/AFSPark AssistWood & Leather Steering WheelRear Seat AirbagsRear SunshadeFull Size SpareTrunk Mat / Cargo Net / Wheel LocksKitchen Sink (jk.....;) Deal #'s - 36 months / 15k miles ... Read More
It seems that a lot of folks, especially the ones that get good deals don't mention the dealer name to make it easier on others to get the same deal, so I'll change that. I just purchased a 2008 Lexus ES 350 with no Nav, got the 2nd prem package MSRP $2040 (chk the Lexus site) for $34,500 OTD from Keyes Lexus in Van Nuys, in addition they are having a ... Read More
TDA = Toyota Dealers's Association (Advertising) It's a regional advertising fee that dealer's are billed (on the invoice) from the factory. It's a legit fee and is a non-profit item. It is NOT refunded to the dealer at a later date, like holdback and wholesale financial reserve. It basically pays for the commercials you see on TV or hear on the radio... "Stop by your local Southern California Toyota Dealership ... ... Read More
I am planing to buy a Lexus ES350 2008 here are my questions: 1) does Lexus usually have the "end of summer sale" to get rid of the 2008 model? I know Audi and Volvo had it last year. but people say that Lexus never has it. is it true? or should I wait for the sale? how much they can cut down from invoice? 2) I talked to a couple ... Read More
I am too facing the same problem. I lived in Houston and the dealer around here would not budge at all. I found a deal with Putnam dealer in the San Francisco area for $36K + TTL on a new 2008 lexus ES 350 with Navi and Premium package with a MSRP $42,235. Thanks to the post on this forum because I would never able to get the deal since it ... Read More
Has anyone had to pay for a Lexus dealer prep fee. We were all set on numbers on a 2008 ES 350 and the sales person mentioned a prep fee of $99.00 extra which included full tank of gas and wash wax and detail. Not sure if this is common or just a way of making extra money..Any info .????
Hi nomisny. The car that you mentioned probably has a spread of around $4,400 between its full MSRP and its dealer invoice price. I will work up a sample payment for you, assuming that you are able to get it for around $1,000 over invoice. It will probably take a dealer discount of around $3,400 to get there. If you are in an area that has a decent level of competition, ... Read More
Hi robpac. Lexus has published its new January lease program for the 2008 ES 350. Unfortunately it is not providing lease support on it this month. As a result, if you were to lease one through Lexus Financial Services right now, you would have to use its standard lease program. LFS' current buy rate standard lease money factor is .00255 for consumers who qualify for its Tier 1+ credit tier. Its ... Read More
Hello all, first post here now that I am a happy owner of the 350 (so far). I purchases the 350 with the Premium package, and the accessories such as trunk net. The one seriously disappointing part of the buying experience was that you really are stuck with the 3 packages they offer, you can't add things like the rear sun shade. MSRP Before Options: $33,720 MSRP w/Options $37,700 Color: Smokey ... Read More
Shopped around the San Bay area for new Lexus ES350. One dealer was offering $1000+ under invoice so price was $31,900 (KBB/Edmunds invoiced it at $33,350 and Carsdirect $33,619) for premium package, heat/vent seats, full size spare, preferred accessory package, rear airbags, bluetooth, wood and leather steering wheel. Good Deal. I happened to stop by another Lexus dealer due to some personal business in another area of the bay and while ... Read More
HI got a 2008 lexus ES 350 with leather seating & navigation. bought on 12/23/2007 I paid $36,336 + tax + $55 doc chg + 300 DMV total 39,702. good experience at stevens creek lexus. they explained every thing. offered nice service.
For my 2007 350 ES with navigation I paid 37,350 MSRP was 41,400. - (drive out with tax, title, license etc.. was $39,940).- I bought from Park Place Lexus in Plano, but I think Sewell will give you a good deal. You just have to educate yourself before you start dealing with the salesman. Good luck - (For what this is worth I do not think the 2008's went up much ... Read More
Hi ocautoseeker. Lexus Financial Services' residual values for 2008 ES 350 models that are equipped with the UL package are actually 2% lower than the residuals for models without the package. Unfortunately, I am not aware of any source that provides accurate information on manufacturers' actual lease programs to the general public. As far as this car's price goes, if you are in an area that has a number of Lexus ... Read More
OK folks, I found this forum invaluable to establish "real world" pricing this week when I bought my black/black ES350... So here are my final details: 2008 ES 350 with a premium package + Full size spare Rear seat air bags HID lighting Heated & ventilated front seats Bluetooth Cargo net & Mat 6 CD audio Sticker was $38,502. Paid $33,739 + $259 doc fee + TTL Purchased from Herb Chambers ... Read More
A previous poster mentioned his local dealer's sales rep told him the Ultra-Luxury package was hard to come by for the 2008 ES 350. I talked to a sales rep in the Carolina's area and was told the same thing. So, in an attempt to obtain a little more info, I went to Lexus' web site and used their "Build Your Lexus" tool. This tool forces you to plug in a ... Read More
Just bought 2008 ES 350 with a premium package + full size spare rear seat air bags HID Heated front seats Bluetooth 6 CD audio Paid 35,000+TTL. The dealer originally said it was with premium plus. After I pointed out that the car was actually missing a seat extender and rain sensing wipers from the premium plus package, he gave me 200.00 refund just acknowledging missing rain sensing wipers. He alleged ... Read More
I purchased today. The MSRP on my loaded up 2008 ES 350 was 42421 (this is the factory MSRP). The invoice price was 37732. Invoice price on my 2008 (verified by 2 dealers) car 33720 rear airbags 200 full spare 164 HID lights 652 power rear sunshade 168 nav 2230 park assist 400 prem plus 2058 wood steering 264 preferred acces package 117 rear spoiler 199 total 37732 They came down ... Read More
Aravind - I have just bought a 2008 Lexus ES 350 with Premium Package, Bluetooth audio, Spare Tire, Accessories package, etc.. for $33,300 + TT. I rather pay 2K more and get a 2008 model because 2007 models are already depreciated by sitting on the lot for over a year! I called about 10 dealerships and this is the best price offered to me (the same price by 3 dealerships). I ... Read More
That is an outstanding price. Are we talking about a 2008 ES 350, I paid $32500 + tax and tags for an 2007 premium package. No destination at Lexus of Towson in Baltimore, Maryland. Not certain of dealerships in NJ but sounds like a good start (29676)
Hi integritas. Lexus is not currently providing any lease support on the 2008 ES 350. As a result, if your clients were to lease one through Lexus Financial Services right now they would have to use its standard lease program. LFS' buy rate standard lease money factor probably varies slightly by region, but it should be around .00275 for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier right now. LFS' current ... Read More
Hi acura_tl. Lexus is not currently providing any lease support on the 2008 ES 350. As a result, if you were to lease one through Lexus Financial Services right now you would have to use its standard lease program. LFS' buy rate standard lease money factor probably varies slightly by region, but it should be around .00275 for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier right now. LFS' current 36 ... Read More
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