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Old 01-28-11, 12:33 PM   #1
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Default 2+ years trying to find the right car - IS250 Truffle Mica AWD

Eventually after working on this for 2+ years trying to find a decent priced IS250 AWD in Truffle mica, I've found one and have purchased one. I'd never though that obtaining a specific color would be so so difficult.

What a difference in Sales technique between dealers.
  • Lexus of Bellevue,WA - hi pressure, won't give you a price online, wont move off MSRP. Want Sticker for CPO vehicles and want to sell me what they have on the lot not what I want.
  • Germain Lexus of Easton, OH - Much more friendly, work a deal, No Pressure and super friendly

So Germain makes the sale and I'm now the owner of a Lexus or at least when it gets delivered in weeks time.
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Old 01-28-11, 12:40 PM   #2
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Congratz.... I thought I heard 2010 was the first year truffle mica was offered....
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Old 01-28-11, 01:03 PM   #3
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Offered in 2009 also.
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Old 01-28-11, 01:03 PM   #4
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It was offered in 2009. I love the color but hate that you can't get a black interior with it.
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Old 01-28-11, 02:47 PM   #5
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Truffle Mica was offered in 2009 and 2010.

Not a vast amount of vehicles and depending upon your region not a lot of options.

ie. CA you could get color but not AWD, WA you could get AWD but not color.

It would appear the midwest and NE you could get color and AWD but limited stock.

This was the only color that was acceptable to my wife. Hence it taking so long.
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Congratulations!

You know we all love seeing pictures!!! {hint hint**
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congrats & welcome to CL
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Someone lied to me! Lol
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Congrats and finding the one you wanted!
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I'd like to see some pics
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Congrats on your new ride...the one you want. welcome to CL!
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When it arrives

But truffle mica is definately a color that never sows up in pictures as well as it does in person.
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Are you from the WA area?

I heard Lexus of Bellevue sales can be tough. When my dad helped me get my IS250 AWD, they were trying to push us but since my dad knew the tactics, therefore he was able to get the push back on them.

By the way, is this the car?

http://www.lexusofeaston.com/Vehicle...s-OH/935917633

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congrats, lets see some pictures ones you get it.
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