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Hello!!!

I'm from Maryland and though i don't own and RC350 yet, my plan is to start saving so that I may buy myself one for Christmas next year!

I'm anxious to hear about how everyone is loving their cars and get any tips on anything and everything for when I buy mine.

Thank you!!
 

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Hey there! Welcome to the forum!

My suggestion would be to start to establish a relationship so to speak with a sales person. I have been working with the same dealership and salesperson off and on since 2007 and have bought 3 vehicles from them. If they know you are seriously on the market for this vehicle they will keep you informed of changes, issues, options etc. Helps when it comes to the negotiation at the end.

I would also talk with the salesman regarding the options/extras available on the RC350. Take your time to research feedback of all of them. What is important to you. Yes, nav is great and all but if you only use it once a year is it really work $5K more?? My husband is a button/beep freak but he only uses 5% of them so why have a $200 higher payment???

Best of luck to you and I hope you absolutely love it once you do get it. I had to wait a year for mine too because I verbally "bought" my RC350 F Sport November 2013 based off a picture in a Lexus magazine. I firmly believe that we appreciate things we work hard for and have to wait for soooooo much better than a spur of the moment type thing
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Welcome to the forum! Saving up is a good plan. By that time you may have a better chance of getting a discount too. What are you driving now?
 

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Don't plan on dumping too much cash on it at once. It's best to leave the minimum or just go slightly above that as paying something over time consistently and on time can really boost your credit rating ;)

At least if your rating is already good enough, it never hurts to have some more positive activity on file!
 

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Hey there! Welcome to the forum!

My suggestion would be to start to establish a relationship so to speak with a sales person. I have been working with the same dealership and salesperson off and on since 2007 and have bought 3 vehicles from them. If they know you are seriously on the market for this vehicle they will keep you informed of changes, issues, options etc. Helps when it comes to the negotiation at the end.

I would also talk with the salesman regarding the options/extras available on the RC350. Take your time to research feedback of all of them. What is important to you. Yes, nav is great and all but if you only use it once a year is it really work $5K more?? My husband is a button/beep freak but he only uses 5% of them so why have a $200 higher payment???

Best of luck to you and I hope you absolutely love it once you do get it. I had to wait a year for mine too because I verbally "bought" my RC350 F Sport November 2013 based off a picture in a Lexus magazine. I firmly believe that we appreciate things we work hard for and have to wait for soooooo much better than a spur of the moment type thing
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Good tips! Thank you! I actually use my nav quite often. I'm a singer and we go to different locations. I've actually already made a list of my "must have" features. I just want my car in a different color than what I see offered.
 

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Don't plan on dumping too much cash on it at once. It's best to leave the minimum or just go slightly above that as paying something over time consistently and on time can really boost your credit rating ;)

At least if your rating is already good enough, it never hurts to have some more positive activity on file!
I have excellent credit and I don't want an outrageous car payment. This is the most expensive car I will have ever purchased. I plan to get pre-qualified through my credit union.
 

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somewhere i read that automotive loans are bad debt, so it's probably better to pay these off sooner than later.
 

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Sounds like Nav is definitely a must for you! Lexus usually does "packages" when it comes to upgrades and gadgets vs the "ala carte" type some brands allow. They usually run about $5K for each level of upgrade. I honestly didn't even look at the breakdown on my RC350 F Sport, I just know it was loaded with all options and the sticker was $55.7 including the standard delivery fee poo they tack on.

I excited for you! Best of luck getting all the stars aligned enjoy the heck of it once you get it!!
 
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