Screaming Deals on 2011 Lexus GS
There's good news for Lexus fans. The redesigned 2013 Lexus GS 350 will hit dealer showrooms in February.
The best part - base price remains the same at $46,900 (plus $875 destination fee).
The 2013 GS 350 is vastly improved from the current 2011 version (the 2012 model year was skipped). In addition to all-new styling on the outside, it has a redesigned chassis, suspension and interior.
There are currently only around 300 of the 2011 models left on dealer lots right now. If you're open to buying one, you should be able to get a screaming deal - especially if they're still around when the 2013 version comes out.
Right now, you can easily negotiate $6,000 off the base price. Come February, that figure might be $8,000 or more.
Keep in mind the vehicle will be considered 2 years old at that time, so you should only consider buying if you intend on keeping it for a long time. Otherwise you may take a big depreciation hit.
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar, Edmunds, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
California Residents - Important:There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.
- Gregg Fidan
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About: Gregg Fidan
Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.
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