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Hi Everyone,

What did you pay for your CT200h?? How much discount did you get if any? Any freebies? :)

Trying to get some details so I can get the best deal for my CT!

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Kevin,

I think you will be hard pressed to find any dealership selling for any less then MSRP. There is a ton of demand, and it grows daily as the price of gas keeps rising.
I recommend you find the dealership you want to work with and plan on servicing your vehicle with, and build a relationship.
 

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Also. Despite being the lowest priced Lexus, its still a Lexus. as a Lexus owner, discounts and "freebies" shouldn't be top-of-mind.

I agree with the relationship-building.

As adults, I think this is a huge lesson for the general consumer that people just don't seem to get. People always want "a deal" but never think of the consequences or the image or the overall impact.

A dealership staff member who knows a customer because of his "cheapness" or his "kindness" etc. always stands out. And thus, treatment of the customer is dished out accordingly.
 

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Also. Despite being the lowest priced Lexus, its still a Lexus. as a Lexus owner, discounts and "freebies" shouldn't be top-of-mind.
Sorry, but I've got to call BS on this statement. I for one am not buying into this whole "Lexus Experience". What exactly does buying a Lexus get you? Certainly not 2 years free maintenance like any Toyota.

Who does Lexus think they are going to be selling this car to? I'll tell you - People who are moving up from a Prius will want this car. This will be the first Lexus for the majority of CT buyers. Nobody is trading in their RX or GS to buy this tiny thing.

Lexus needs an attitude adjustment if this car is going to be a success. So far, I've dealt with 3 dealers and every single one of them will not budge from sticker. I don't mind paying a fair price for the car. I just want to feel I'm paying a fair price. Their "take it or leave it" attitude is not going to win them many new customers. I don't care if there's a Tommy Bahama store inside the dealership. That kind of stuff doesn't impress me.
 

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Sorry, but I've got to call BS on this statement. I for one am not buying into this whole "Lexus Experience". What exactly does buying a Lexus get you? Certainly not 2 years free maintenance like any Toyota.

Who does Lexus think they are going to be selling this car to? I'll tell you - People who are moving up from a Prius will want this car. This will be the first Lexus for the majority of CT buyers. Nobody is trading in their RX or GS to buy this tiny thing.
Lexus is a global manufacturer and there are all types of people on this planet.

I for one am trading my RX for a CT. My reason is the price at the pump. A CT with almost all the options will carryover the bells and whistles on my RX and the smaller size will save $ at the pump.

Respectfully.
 

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Lexus is a global manufacturer and there are all types of people on this planet.

I for one am trading my RX for a CT. My reason is the price at the pump. A CT with almost all the options will carryover the bells and whistles on my RX and the smaller size will save $ at the pump.

Respectfully.
Very interesting Lucy. I stand corrected.

I also have to amend my previous statement about the dealers not wanting to negotiate. Since my initial rant, one of the local dealers has called and apologized about adamantly refusing to come down from MSRP and is trying to put a deal together as we speak. I'll let you all know how it turns out.
 

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My dealer is willing to match a lower financing rate I was offered by a bank.
 

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Lexus is a global manufacturer and there are all types of people on this planet.

I for one am trading my RX for a CT. My reason is the price at the pump. A CT with almost all the options will carryover the bells and whistles on my RX and the smaller size will save $ at the pump.

Respectfully.
I agree, I also will be trading my RX for a CT. I always wanted a smaller vehicle.
 

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I would like to add that my experience with only a couple dealer visits is that they seem to be wrestling with what they believe the consumer will pay. I believe it was the Reno dealer who put the MSRP data on this or another forum and even then my local dealers were telling me they did not know the prices for the options. Did I believe them No, but I understand what their true dilemma was.

Marketing economics are rather defined for when a new product is released. Fact is there will be consumers willing to pay a premium. Lexus has done a decent job of building interest through the various channels over the past months so I fully expect there will be some consumers willing to pay MSRP and perhaps a bit more.

My suspicion for the US market is that this group may not be all that large. Though the group may be shrinking a bit, many still crave the SUV.

Good luck on your dealings! I am confident that as the supply channels fill up and/or by mid-summer, the consumers willing to pay premium will be out of the market. Prices will have to come down, if even a bit.
 

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I agree, prices should come down if the car doesn't sell well. I don't think there is a huge market for this car but since Lexus isn't making too many of them I don't think we'll see dealers letting the car close to invoice anytime soon.

That being said I'm going to order one through my sister who works for Toyota. Price is under invoice but I'll have to wait 3 months for it to be built. Going to get the Premium Audio Package and the LED Headlamps.

Now I just need to sell my 07 IS 250.
 

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Mark Up for my car was not that much

My car fully loaded was about 1800 over invoice. I paid MSRP. Does not seem like that much money to be an early adopter or have an uncommon car on the road.

I got my canadian invoice pricing from consumer reports.
 

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I paid MSRP in Canada too. Wanting a car when it comes out has it's price. Interest rate is good though, and I got a fair deal for my old 1998 RAV4.
 

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The Mark Up on these is very small. No dealer is going to be high fiving each other for selling one. But that's not what it's all about.

I'll say it again, find a dealer you want to do business with and build a relationship. These dealers are the ones that are there for you when you have a question or concern with your vehicle, not just for warranty work. You would be surprised what your dealer can and is willing to do when your a loyal customer.

I have been at my store for almost 4 years now. My customer's respect me enough to know I'll always be there for them. Each and everyone of my customer's that treats me with respect is stored in my phone. I ask them to call me directly for everything, including setting up an appointment for service. I also give my customer's a 10% discount off all their service needs including parts.

That's what happens when you build that relationship.
 

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I'm paying MSRP for a premium (no packages) but a few accessories. These added less than $400 to the price. Hope to take delivery next week. My wifes car should reduce her monthly gas bill from $80 to less than $40.
 

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What's the finance? My dealer says it's 3.49%.. kinda high in this economy..
I got Lexus to match 3.07 - a quote I got from Capital One Bank

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In Maryland MSRP is what you will get. I asked tmy local Lexus guy to knock off $2500 and he looked insulted.
The one benefit I got was a $1000 thank you certificate from signing up with Lexus at the D.C. Auto Show in January. If an auto show is coming to your area it is worth it to go to get the $1000. Good until 7/30/2011
 
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