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Hello from NYC.

Just want to say hello to everyone from NYC and happy holidays!

I recently placed an order for the MKC to serve as a new DD. I wanted a compact SUV so i can give it to my dad in about 1,5-2 years (whenever his RAM 1500 lease runs out), anyway i test drove alot of different compact SUV's such as X3, X4 (including X4M40i), NX 200t (F sport only, regular is straight up UGLY IMHO), Range rover Evoque, LR Discovery Sport.

I had to meet a certain price point because my dad just does not want to pay more as he really doesn't give a flying fly what to drive, it's me who wanted something luxury and not a honda/toyota/nissan/ford/chevy class of compact SUV's.


Now check out my Lexus experience. BTW If ANY of you are in NY/NJ Area ABSOLUTELY DO NOT GO TO Tri-County Lexus on Rt 46. You have been WARNED! Shadies dealershipi have ever encountered! And i used to sell cars long time ago so i know how car sales can be shady!
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I was ready to make the deal on the NX 200 F sport because on my test drive i was offered an amazing price (i guess bait tactics) that non of my leasing broker buddies could even touch. A week later when i went to that lexus dealer my sales person was busy with different people so they gave me some kid whos hands were shaking. I was wondering if they were shaking for the BS that he was passing or because he was new (He claimed he was new). Kid asked for $18,000!!!! DOWN on a $47k NX lol.. I was like really? are you sure you are asking for a down payment? His answer was yes. I was like ok, you manager wants to play games, tell him hes going to have to give me 18k for me to take that POS in that case. I guess he was nervous and he misheard me, so his math was $18,000 - $1,800=$16,800/36=450/month. At that moment i said, so you are talking about TOTAL lease cost (TLC)? Again he said no, thats a down payment. I clarified what car he is attempting to sell a 47K NX or a $150,000 G63 AMG to me? He said NX. Ok now i tell him listen you do this car for 399 and we have a deal (thats what i was offered during test drive on a 45k car)
Now his manager comes in, one of those shady looking arab/God knows what type of dude with a nasty attidude that you want to just elbow him in the nose.

Now this manager is trying to tell me that 18K is a DOWN payment and thats the official promotion from lexus and best deal ever. Again i asked if he means TLC and not a down payment. At this point i again reminded him we are talking about a 47k car, not a $150k G63. To make this much shorter at this point he started pissing me off especially after he said that lexus is on the same level as a MB and Audi (which by every review lexus is last, especially with GS350) anyway we just somewhat argued i told him he doesnt know how to sell cars, he said i dont know how to ngotiate and i walked out pretty much.

Mind you I confirmed with the initial salesman if the deal was real before i came back. thats what pissed me off is that they really have 0 regard for your time.

BLUF: Embarassment to lexus as a Brand.

The same day i called my Lincoln dealer and place an order for the MKC.

I will probably get the X4M40i once i give the MKC to my dad but for now i was offered an amazing deal on the MKC that i could not refuse. I custom ordered the car Nov 31, 2016, it was built Dec 16 and now is scheduled for delivery in the first week of 2017! Pretty sweet!

What i ordered:

2017 MKC Reserve.
White platinum,
Ebony Interior (although should have went with Hazelnut i think)
2.3T AWD,
Climate Package,
19" Wheels,
THXII audio with HD Radio.

MSRP was $47,010 and North East automatic discount of $745 for a final MSRP $46,265.

The only package i did not get was technology package. Front parking sensors would be nice i guess, the rest of options are useless to me.

Anyway, sorry for the long read folks!


P.S. The only reason why i would pick NX over the MKC is 2-3 inches of more space in the back seat behind the driver (VERY minor issue since 97% of time i'm going to be alone or with a girl here and there) and a little bit more comfortable drivers seat.

I felt like the seat cushion in the MKC is just an inch or 2 too short. Anyone else? I'm 6'3'' so i hope its just a matter of getting used to and finding that comfortable position.
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Thanks for relaying this even though it sounds more like you backed into getting your MKC more than choosing it on its merits.
Enjoy the ride when she comes in.

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Thanks for relaying this even though it sounds more like you backed into getting your MKC more than choosing it on its merits.
Enjoy the ride when she comes in.
Yes and no.

I was fine with MKC's price and value, the only thing NX has over MKC is slightly more space and just a tad more comfortable drivers seat for taller drivers.
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