Mary2e

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About Mary2e

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    Mary

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  • Lexus Model
    ES 330
  • Lexus Year
    2004
  • Location
    New Jersey (NJ)
  1. Thanks! The sales person told me the ES350 was being made in Japan, and I could verify by looking at the VIN. We left it that he would talk to the inventory manager after I sent the specs and get back to me. I wasn't made to wait. The problem is that the sticker sent wasn't even in the ballpark of what we wanted. Not even close. That tells me this dealership only wants to get rid of their inventory and not actually make a sale. I will try the Costco route as well. The car was purchased at the same dealership, but different location - they now have 2 in my area. I was thrilled when one opened near my home. I think I may call the other location back and see if I can get any info about ordering. Thank y ou again.
  2. I currently own, and absolutely love, a 2004 ES 330. It has 162k miles on it and rides as good as the day I got it. I drive it 85 miles per day, and am starting to get nervous that it may fail, though I do have my doubts about that. I was told the exhaust system has a small hole, and it is starting to make a bit of noise, and the normal maintenance at this mileage level is going to get expensive, so I thought it about time to look. My god... the salespeople are all nuts... all they want to do is lease you a car. I want to buy it... as in with dollars. I don't want to finance. I'm looking at a 2016. In any event, in looking, there does not seem to be a car configured as I would like it. They are all either base models with some options or fully loaded models with the Levison stereo and/or nav system. I asked the saleman if I could order a car, and he immediately said "it will take 12 weeks." I said "I'm in no hurry." He then told me to go to the website and pick out the options I wanted, prefacing it with that some couldn't be put together, and told me he would bring it to the inventory manager. I sent it to him, and he responds 2 days later with a copy of a sticker for a base model that had 3 individual options I wanted - and none of the packages - and asked if it was suitable. Uh, well, no. If I wanted it that way I would have sent it to you that way. He said he would go to the inventory manager again. This was last week. I've had silence since. I want 2 packages - the luxury and Safety + headlight packages, plus a few individual options. The website let me build the car that way. Is it possible to order a car from Lexus? I purchased the one I have from dealer stock and it didn't have many options, but it did have some I liked. It really shouldn't be this difficult to buy a car. The first purchase was trouble-free and took about an hour. I'm thinking that it can't be ordered - or the NY/NJ/CT/PA dealers don't want to order because they have to get rid of existing stock. Arghhh.....