Yep, picked up my Silver one back in July. Definitely the best dealer in town. Was your black with chrome the one that was displayed in the showroom for awhile? Very nice. Much better than the silver with chrome rims. Just didn't quite look right. You have any good twisties in your area?
Yeah, yeah, was it that black base model but
with 18" chromes and 245 tires? No, you just said yours is loaded. gmej, the showroom one was cloth/no moonroof. Lexus Carlsbad at one time had three base model black ISs with factory 17" on the lot. A sales guy said that they felt they'd sell them to the few people for whom the price point of the more common loaded model was just a tad too high. Seems like that tactic worked. There are people who will buy the base model, for a variety of reasons.
Guys, I might agree that Lexus Carlsbad is the best in the area, but only because the entire San Diego *area* only has two other Lexus dealers! Carlsbad, Kearny Mesa and El Cajon. None of those is particularly close to another, so the dealer choices are limited. Or are you really only complimenting their Sales staff? Have you had your car serviced there much? Between my wife's RX, purchased in April, and my IS, delivered 9-5-00, we have had uniformly bad service (especially in relation to the expectations Lexus deliberately creates in us). I have mentioned the details in old posts, but we had $50+ stolen, sloppily installed bike racks, a scratch on the roof, mechanics' footprints on the front seats, waits for loaners despite advance booking, confirmation and fifteen minutes' notice, failure to complete a work list, and scratches introduced to my SBM finish by dirty drying towels after the complimentary wash! Those are the worst, but there are more.
They get one more chance at my 5,000 mile checkup. Perform to "Lexus" expectations or I will hunt up a shop capable of servicing my IS. I am willing to pay the same or even more money to the independent for superior service. The dealership makes most of its money off service, not sales, so you gotta wonder how Lexus Carlsbad's Service department can stay bad...
I purchased it the day it came in. It's black/black loaded and I had the chrome rims put on after using Lexus. BTW do you know Kevin, if so he's the best service manager I've ever done business with. (Then again I'm only 16) For awesome twisties go deep into Rancho Sante Fe, and you'll have a blast!
Heaven? Hmmm... It's probably a garage with tons of awesome cars...
$hit! That's quite a list of fuch-ups by those guys in Carlsbad. I guess I've been fortunate. And, yes, I was comparing sales staff as I haven't had my car serviced in Kearny or Cajon. Hope you have better luck at your 5000 mile. North coastal twisties? Do tell.