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Old 31st December 2017, 15:14   #91
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I am also looking at the ES but was quoted 63.would appreciate any help on this. Thanks in advance
You should check what the on road all-in cost is. Mine was Rs 70L.

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Narayan- The sales guy claims they donít even give mats. Which seems bizarre. Can you confirm what all they gave you included with the car.
In round figures inclusive of tax - the floor mats came for Rs 16k including tax; Foldable storage box was Rs 12k; Mudguard Rs 13k; Car cover Rs 22k. What came in the base price was the usual stepney, tool box, jack. Lexus chaps are resistant to bargaining. You have done well in getting discounts and extras out of them.

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How much did you pay for insurance? Policy bazaar doesnít even have Lexus listed they usually give great rates on new cars.
Insurance was Rs 105k.
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Insurance was Rs 105k.
1 lakh for insurance is pretty good! Is this for zero dep+consumables etc? Was there any NCB you transferred over from an old policy?
Do let me know which insurance company too.

Sorry to bother you with all these questions! This was too quick a car buying decisions this time hence relying on your experience for the most part
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1 lakh for insurance is pretty good! Is this for zero dep+consumables etc? Was there any NCB you transferred over from an old policy?
Do let me know which insurance company too.

Sorry to bother you with all these questions! This was too quick a car buying decisions this time hence relying on your experience for the most part
First my apologies. The insurance premium is Rs 2.2 lakhs and not the Rs 105k as I incorrectly stated in an earlier post. Took the policy from ICICI Lombard which was the company the dealer/Lexus had their tie up with. Other than the usual items the policy covers back to invoice value in case of a total write off + tyres + hydro lock + consumables (in case of a repair). The batteries are covered automatically as they are a part of the car.

Best of luck with your purchase. The best interior is the topaz brown. Send us some photos if you go ahead with your purchase.
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Sorry to bother you with all these questions! This was too quick a car buying decisions this time hence relying on your experience for the most part
What has been your/your uncle's final decision. Just curious. what car, which colour. Thanks.
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What has been your/your uncle's final decision. Just curious. what car, which colour. Thanks.
I booked the car last week itself. Navy blue color with tan interiors and dark wood.

Just waiting for the interest rate revision to come through as SBI cut rates this well. ICICI has offered me 7.75%
Getting insurance on my own from HDFC Egro for 1.4 lakhs. Total onward price is working out to approx 63 with the 5 year warranty.

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I booked the car last week itself.
Congratulations. What is the lead time for delivery
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Navy blue color with tan interiors and dark wood.
This is an excellent choice of colour-interior combinations. This was my choice too but my wife, for whom the car is meant, preferred the steel grey with beige-bamboo interiors. And so it was.
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Total onward price is working out to approx 63 with the 5 year warranty.
This is a steal. A whole 10% less than what I paid last year. Good for you. Please post some pictures when she comes.
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Congratulations. What is the lead time for delivery
The car is in stock. I have kept the loan disbursement on hold for the new rate but after that it should take them a week or so I guess.

Car is going to be based in our Pune office so the novelty factor is higher since there are not any/many Lexus cars in Pune.

The Mumbai dealer has promised to send a Lexus technician to Pune Toyota service center within 24 hours for any work / service required on the car.
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The insurance premium is Rs 2.2 lakhs and not the Rs 105k
That looks too much, we paid about 1,1 Lac + GST for Brand New 7 with an Invoice value of around, Only things different being Hydrostatic protection, which we did not opt as it comes from BMW in the First Year. Also missing was cover for back to invoice value in case of a total write off.

This was from New India, they are aggressive these days.

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The Mumbai dealer has promised to send a Lexus technician to Pune Toyota service center within 24 hours for any work / service required on the car.
That shows Toyota's commitment to customers.

Will the local service centre be able to handle routine service?

Also awaiting the service experience from Mr. Narayan, it would be interesting to see what a hybrid has to go through in the routine service.
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That looks too much, we paid about 1,1 Lac + GST for Brand New 7 with an Invoice value of around, Only things different being Hydrostatic protection, which we did not opt as it comes from BMW in the First Year. Also missing was cover for back to invoice value in case of a total write off.

This was from New India, they are aggressive these days.
New Indiaís quote was slightly higher. It all depends on the IDV. Can you check what IDV you have on the 7ís policy. Also you might have transferred NCB from another car to this which would give a good saving.

The engine secure is something I too used to skip but seeing the flooding that happened in Mumbai this monsoon I have started opting for it.
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New Indiaís quote was slightly higher. It all depends on the IDV. Can you check what IDV you have on the 7ís policy. Also you might have transferred NCB from another car to this which would give a good saving.

The engine secure is something I too used to skip but seeing the flooding that happened in Mumbai this monsoon I have started opting for it.
I too am thinking Navy Blue and Tan interior, do you have any pictures of the same ?

I thought 59 was inclusive insurance as well. Finalising in the next few days. Let me know what to look into before signing on the dotted line, did you take any bank loan ? Whats the current interest rate as i have not taken loans in a while so no idea on the same, appreciate the help.
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I too am thinking Navy Blue and Tan interior, do you have any pictures of the same ?
These are stock pictures but I hope they help. Interiors in Topaz Brown and wood work in Shimamoku style. Exterior in Deep Blue Mica - in reality the dark blue colour is a shade deeper than what is seen here. I test drove a car with this combination. I felt it was regal and attractive.
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It all depends on the IDV. Can you check what IDV you have on the 7’s policy. Also you might have transferred NCB from another car to this which would give a good saving.
Standard practice for calculating IDV is to take 5 % off on Invoice price though for policies with an option of Return to Invoice it maybe 100 %. We have not Transferred any NCB either, by my past experience, Toyota guys are most expensive when it comes to Insurance and I the expect same with Lexus.

We actually paid- 1,01 + GST

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The engine secure is something I too used to skip but seeing the flooding that happened in Mumbai this monsoon I have started opting for it.
For the First Year, it comes from BMW without any charge, for engine and tyres so no use of opting. If I remember correctly this should add 8-10 % more on premium but that's about it.
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I too am thinking Navy Blue and Tan interior, do you have any pictures of the same ?

I thought 59 was inclusive insurance as well. Finalising in the next few days. Let me know what to look into before signing on the dotted line, did you take any bank loan ? Whats the current interest rate as i have not taken loans in a while so no idea on the same, appreciate the help.
I had already mentioned to you in the PM that it wasn't inclusive of insurance.

Bank loan rate also has been mentioned in this thread which is 7.75%

Actual pictures of the color combo attached below.

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Standard practice for calculating IDV is to take 5 % off on Invoice price though for policies with an option of Return to Invoice it maybe 100 %. We have not Transferred any NCB either, by my past experience, Toyota guys are most expensive when it comes to Insurance and I the expect same with Lexus.
Thank you! Have sent your policy to my insurance agent. Lexus pricing is ridiculous, I am getting it done on my own anyway.
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Congratulations Sahil. That makes 2 Lexus' on Team BHP I guess. Your new steed looks handsome. See if you can pen a review even though it will be based off base in Pune if I read right. Many happy miles.
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