Welcome to the search for the perfect GX. We purchased our ‘17 Luxury with Driver Support package for $38k in November from a dealer in SoCal under the AP/certified program which includes two years maintenance and extended Lexus warranty. I looked for a while for a private sale and it was painful to see the prices creep up over 18 months, but over the time we came to see some of the benefits of a CPO. I think you will be hard pressed to find a GX premium or higher trim with 40k miles under $35k. Our GX was almost indistinguishable from new - I applaud the previous owner for the way they treated it - not even a scratch on the undercarriage, and Lexus for their top to bottom inspection and refresh. Lexus reset the clock on maintenance with new brake rotors, pads, and fluid, new battery, new Michelin tires (spare is pretty worn however, only real evidence of use), radiator flush, new filters across, and much more. I didn’t tell my wife what car I was buying and when I brought it home she was impressed that “I splurged for a new car”. I looked long and hard for this exact trim/options package and only a couple others have popped up in that time- both several grand more expensive.
r2M nailed the answers here as he always does (I’m a long time lurker who has benefited greatly from his and others posts) but one small point is you do get Crawl Control from the factory in the U.S. with the Luxury+Drivers Support option. It’s not an important point as you can add MTS (we did) or CC in an hour or two for reasonable tariff using the great resources here in the forum.
Good luck with your search!
Thanks for the reply, some good deals that I’ve been finding in the $33K - $35K price range with around 40K miles (or even less in some circumstances) appear to be on private dealer lots (not Lexus or Toyota or other popular car dealers most of the time).
Would it be safe to purchase from them if I take the car to Lexus and get it checked out, or would it be advisable to only purchase from Lexus with a CPO? Because Lexus seems to charge much higher.