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The Lexus LC Is Losing Value Quickly

When the Lexus LC first went on sale, it was generally agreed to be a very attractive, thrilling design — with a price to match. The LC starts around $94,000, but most examples are optioned well above the $100,000 price point, putting its exciting look — and thrilling V8 powertrains — well out of the reach of most enthusiasts.

But if you lust after an LC, get ready: it’s coming down fast.

The LC came out for the 2018 model year — and in spite of the fact that it’s essentially just one year old, used LC models have already become very easy to find for under $80,000, which is usually around $40,000 off the original sticker price. The cheapest used LC 500 listed for sale on Autotrader is offered for $70,570, suggesting the LC will soon break the $70,000 barrier and plunge into the 60s — likely with pressure from the 2020 model, when it debuts.

Obviously, the $75,000 price range is still big money — but it’s also big depreciation, with a drop of more than $40,000 from original sticker prices. And the more important thing is that the LC still has a ways to fall, and it seems to be coming down fast — and that’s good news for enthusiasts who have always been excited about the coupe’s cool design and big power, but can’t quite afford to buy one.

I don’t necessarily think the LC is a grand bargain for budget-minded car enthusiasts just yet — but in a few years, it’ll probably get down to $50,000 or less. When that happens, it’ll be hard to ignore the fact that the LC is a lot of car for the money. Find a Lexus LC for sale

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  1. Do not even think of buying this car as an investment. Buy it to enjoy and DRIVE. And to smile as it stays almost new for 100K miles, unlike some other brands (I have had 75+ great cars in my lifetime), these are so well designed, made, and just seldom cause issues. So buy and drive. My 2018 was a 3100 mile car and instead of the $105K list, she was 75K. With a 5 year factory warranty. And I added 3 more years, so DRIVE. Enjoy. Nothing like her for the $$….

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