Screaming Deals on 2011 Lexus GS
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.
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirectTrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.
Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
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