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Old 08-07-14, 03:04 PM   #16
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Rest of the story.

I was very surprised at the prices I was offered for our 2097 SC430.

Low mileage, spotless SC430's still command premium value out there.
Yes... Yes they do indeed. I have been pontificating this for a while now... I believe after a bit of detective sleuthing, I located your car at their sister Lexus dealership already. It now rests on the lot with 18,714 mi. on the clock at a price of $41,991.00.

Being the vehicle is at a Lexus dealership, the most they will probably come down to will be a price of $40,300.00. That's a quick and easy $6,550.00 in their pocket. Someone will get themselves a nice Lexus SC430 if they're willing to pay a premium.

I would LOVE to see the look on the salesman's face if someone were to quote him KBB pricing for it. Which many people seem to think is the golden rule around here. Lol. He will smile at them with a Cheshire grin, tuck his paperwork back into his front pocket and say "Thank you very much for coming out to the dealership today... As you can see, we have an extensive inventory here. Perhaps you may find something else that works within your budget. I'll just be inside should you have any questions or want to look at anything else. Again, my name is_______ _______, here is my card, and I will be happy to help you!" Hahaha! and THAT my fine haired, friendly, fellow Forum Members, is exactly how that will go down...
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Old 08-07-14, 05:40 PM   #17
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I believe after a bit of detective sleuthing, I located your car at their sister Lexus dealership already. It now rests on the lot with 18,714 mi. on the clock at a price of $41,991.00.

Being the vehicle is at a Lexus dealership, the most they will probably come down to will be a price of $40,300.00. That's a quick and easy $6,550.00 in their pocket. Someone will get themselves a nice Lexus SC430 if they're willing to pay a premium.
Yes! That's it!!! AMAZING!!!

There are currently 430 SC430s listed in the whole country on cars.com The one I just traded in is the second highest priced in the Country.

http://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/de...2365/overview/

I bought that car sight unseen in December 2013, with a CPO warranty from a dealer in Chicago with about 14,000 miles on it. I had it shipped to me here in Florida. I paid much less than that with tax, shipping and CPO warranty.

The car is in very nice condition but I can't see anyone with knowledge of the market paying more than mid 30's for it. Last summer another local Lexus dealer offered me $29,500 and they were going to certify it as CPO and put it on their lot. Now 2007 cannot be certified as CPO because it's too old.
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Old 08-08-14, 07:13 AM   #18
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Yes! That's it!!! AMAZING!!!

There are currently 430 SC430s listed in the whole country on cars.com The one I just traded in is the second highest priced in the Country.

http://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/de...2365/overview/
I had a feeling this was in their "Master Plan..."
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Yes! That's it!!! AMAZING!!!

There are currently 430 SC430s listed in the whole country on cars.com The one I just traded in is the second highest priced in the Country.

http://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/de...2365/overview/

I bought that car sight unseen in December 2013, with a CPO warranty from a dealer in Chicago with about 14,000 miles on it. I had it shipped to me here in Florida. I paid much less than that with tax, shipping and CPO warranty.

The car is in very nice condition but I can't see anyone with knowledge of the market paying more than mid 30's for it. Last summer another local Lexus dealer offered me $29,500 and they were going to certify it as CPO and put it on their lot. Now 2007 cannot be certified as CPO because it's too old.
Interesting, one picture had the windshield price of $43,991. Looks like an instant $2000 reduction.
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Awesome deal, congrats on negotiating the deal of a lifetime!
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I was just at the same Tampa Lexus dealer having my LS460 serviced last week. While waiting in the lounge, the salesman who sold me the LS stopped by and told me he had this wonderful low mileage SC to show me - and for only $43k! I sort of laughed when I heard the price and politely declined ☺

How does the SC compare to the LS that you previously sold?
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How does the SC compare to the LS that you previously sold?
The LS460 has more elbow room, more responsive throttle, more power, better ML stereo and the suspension "floats" more than the SC430.

The SC is very comfortable seating and it fells like I'm wearing a comfortable old pair of shoes. Without the run flat tires and with Michelin Pilot Super Sports tires it tracks very well and is smooth riding. Of course, drop the top and it's a wonderful ride. I plan on keeping the Red/Ecru 2008 for a long time. I take it out at least once a week. It's especially nice top down, early evening joy ride, on rural roads east of Bradenton/Sarasota. I always get complements driving it.

Our run around the city car is our 40 MPG CT.
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