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Or so the Auto Express Driver Power Awards states.

Lexus has added a Best Dealer victory to its wins for Best Car and Best Manufacturer in the Auto Express Driver Power Awards.

Lexus was a winner as best car dealer for the third successive year with a 93.56% overall score, ahead of sister brand Toyota in second place.

In all, Lexus claimed seven Driver Power honours this year.
They're number 1 and we love them for it! A far cry from Audi's customer service...

I found this little article on am-online.com.
 

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I would imagine they go through a lot of stock in order to afford that but wow those are amazing. The ones near me are just the old fashioned box type dealerships. Also think the award was won because of their customer service rating and not solely based on the architecture of their dealerships.
 

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Well, some Lexus dealerships are pretty ridiculously nice.



Now that's what I love to see, something thematic or that complements its surround environment and location its in.

While visiting Toronto I happened to pass by this cool Lexus/Toyota dealer, cooler than any others i've seen on the east coast:

 

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I think that it tries to measure the whole dealership experience. Mostly that's customer service, but its partly just how nice it is to visit the dealership. The one with the palm trees is in some super rich place in California, so yes, they probably do go through tons of inventory.
 

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Now that's what I love to see, something thematic or that complements its surround environment and location its in.

While visiting Toronto I happened to pass by this cool Lexus/Toyota dealer, cooler than any others i've seen on the east coast:

Lots of glass and angles to view the surrounding area and also to be seen. Nice picture.
 

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I think that it tries to measure the whole dealership experience. Mostly that's customer service, but its partly just how nice it is to visit the dealership. The one with the palm trees is in some super rich place in California, so yes, they probably do go through tons of inventory.
Haha, yeah I just visited the "super rich" dealership with the palm trees in Newport Beach to test drive a 300h....still not planning to buy until the 2016's are out....but in addition to the nice building and people at the dealership, there is a very nice little putting green with adjoining lounge chairs. A comfortable little place to practice your golf and enjoy a complimentary beverage while your Lexus is being serviced.....:cool:
 

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I live in Washington state, but I recently spent half a day at Lexus of Newport Beach in California just test driving various vehicles while the rest of the family was at Disneyland.

I was up front with the dealer about a week in advance telling him I was flying into John Wayne Airport and only wanted to test drive their current cars with the plan to buy a 2016 model wherever I can find the right car for the right price.

They picked me up at the airport and dropped me off at another location to meet up with my family....and provided me a nice lunch....all at no cost to me. There are a number of Lexus dealers in the 1,000+ miles between my house and Newport Beach, but you can bet I will give the Lexus dealer there the last say when it comes buying my next Lexus.
 

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I just had my NX serviced for the actuator recall. After checking the date of manufacture for the actuator mine was NOT part of the recall. I asked my service advisor to check two other issues out, my front wiper blade was streaking and my NX was slightly pulling to the right. They change both wiper blades and did a four wheel alignment at no change.

And to top it off they detailed my NX, filled the gas tank and gave me a newer model ES350 as a loaner for that day. My dealership is MotorWorld in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
 

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I just came back to Lexus because of the dealer and how I was treated.
I had 2 BMWs between my Lexus's. The BMW dealer in my area does not measure up in any way. BMW national also does not measure up.
 

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I live in Washington state, but I recently spent half a day at Lexus of Newport Beach in California just test driving various vehicles while the rest of the family was at Disneyland.

I was up front with the dealer about a week in advance telling him I was flying into John Wayne Airport and only wanted to test drive their current cars with the plan to buy a 2016 model wherever I can find the right car for the right price.

They picked me up at the airport and dropped me off at another location to meet up with my family....and provided me a nice lunch....all at no cost to me. There are a number of Lexus dealers in the 1,000+ miles between my house and Newport Beach, but you can bet I will give the Lexus dealer there the last say when it comes buying my next Lexus.
That is above and beyond customer service right there. I will love Lexus forever because of this.
 

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Although it's possible I may one day go from my home in Washington state to California to buy a new Lexus, my current Lexus dealer in Oregon takes very good care of me too.

Even if it's just a routine oil change, my Portland Lexus dealer will meet me at the Starbucks near my house and give me an almost new loaner car to drive for the rest of the day before reversing the process later that day or the next.

This may not seem like a big deal to some, but with the increasing grid lock of heavy traffic and near inability to cross over the Columbia River back into Washington over our ancient I-5 Interstate Bridge in the afternoon....it's a god send!

Oh, and when my car is returned to me, it has been washed and vacuumed, and in the console are a couple of small boxes of some of the finest chocolates you'll every eat. :cool:
 

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I live in Washington state, but I recently spent half a day at Lexus of Newport Beach in California just test driving various vehicles while the rest of the family was at Disneyland.

I was up front with the dealer about a week in advance telling him I was flying into John Wayne Airport and only wanted to test drive their current cars with the plan to buy a 2016 model wherever I can find the right car for the right price.

They picked me up at the airport and dropped me off at another location to meet up with my family....and provided me a nice lunch....all at no cost to me. There are a number of Lexus dealers in the 1,000+ miles between my house and Newport Beach, but you can bet I will give the Lexus dealer there the last say when it comes buying my next Lexus.
I think that Lexus dealers understand whats good for the company is good for them... providing you with outstanding customer service may not of gained them a sale, but who knows how many they could of lost had they said to you sorry we dont want your time... they know we talk ;) LOL
 

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A reputation is so valuable. Its hard to build and fairly easy to mess up. When you are part of a good company you feel compelled to live up to the great reputation that the company has. It's a part of your pride in the company, product and service.
 

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Although it's possible I may one day go from my home in Washington state to California to buy a new Lexus, my current Lexus dealer in Oregon takes very good care of me too.

Even if it's just a routine oil change, my Portland Lexus dealer will meet me at the Starbucks near my house and give me an almost new loaner car to drive for the rest of the day before reversing the process later that day or the next.

This may not seem like a big deal to some, but with the increasing grid lock of heavy traffic and near inability to cross over the Columbia River back into Washington over our ancient I-5 Interstate Bridge in the afternoon....it's a god send!

Oh, and when my car is returned to me, it has been washed and vacuumed, and in the console are a couple of small boxes of some of the finest chocolates you'll every eat. :cool:
I know the car jockey that has to drive out to you to do the exchange vouches for this deal as well, easy way to kill time and get paid :D

Plus of course its good for us consumers, one less barrier to getting things done and one less barrier for a dealer to get more dollars coming in.
 

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They give you chocolate too? Why don't the other car dealerships follow their example?
If you think that's nice, you should see what some BMW, Mercedes, and Audi dealerships do. Some even have various snacks you can choose from in their waiting lounge along with the usual coffee/tea bar.
 

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If you think that's nice, you should see what some BMW, Mercedes, and Audi dealerships do. Some even have various snacks you can choose from in their waiting lounge along with the usual coffee/tea bar.
Yeah, my Lexus dealer in Portland does all this....just not when one opts for the "home delivery" option.

I've owned a BMW and currently have a brand new Audi, and I would say the pampering by the various dealerships are mixed, at best. Although I've only been to two Lexus dealerships, both made me want to come back just to enjoy the relaxed camaraderie and tasty snacks and fruit, and all the various coffees, teas, soft drinks....and even water, something that is in short supply in the West these days.
 
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