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Lexus ES F Sport has good incentives and lowish payments possible
We looked at this car last week at two dealerships, but the Texas Lexus dealers just will not discount this model, despite the fact that most of the ES350s have been on the lot 90 days-plus. They’ll take $2,000 off MSRP and give you the factory rebates, but they will not budge further on price. Seems like a fun car but for a slow selling sedan, they price these like they sell like RXs.
At 3600 miles a year it is a total, absurd waste of money to be leasing. You’re paying for not only the initial time depreciation but thousands of miles of mileage depreciation that will never be used. A $500 budget implies that you don’t have unlimited income and are sensitive to expenditures. I would recommend buying CPO in the $20-25k region, you have tons of great options.
Yep sounds like a CPO Lexus would be a perfect (if slightly dull) choice.
If you’re stuck on leasing, $500 opens up a lot of choice. Ultimately it would come down to what kind of car your wife likes? Is she a subcompact luxury CUV (aka Volvo XC40) kinda gal? or a sports sedan (BMW M340i) kinda broad?