- May 20, 2010
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Kind of a dumb story, but I've always loved the Lexus brand. When I gave my old Lexus to my daughter, I went back to the dealer, and in fact the same salesman, where I purchased 7 other vehicles from. Maybe he was having a bad day, or I was having a bad day, but he would not discount off the list price at all. I ended up at several Lexus dealers, and one guy said you will not find one luxury SUV in California selling less than list price. Well, that pissed me off. I passed my a Cadillac dealer, and saw a comparable luxury SUV, being the XT5. The list price was $65k and change, but then mentioned there were huge discounts available. We began haggling and I got him down to $52k, then he asked if I was a Costco member. After saying yes, he advised there was a $5k discount from Costco, dropping the price to $47k, which was well below the Lexus by $10k. That is my story. It is a beautiful car, but if and when Lexus gets hungry again, I will be back to negotiate another Lexus SUV.I'm actually kinda bewildered why someone who knows anything about cars would buy a GM product, especially a newer one, so I'd be fascinated to know the reason if you've got one.