They'll say anything to screw you out of money.
Well I live near Chicago... I saw the local Bentley dealership along with McGrath list some 08s at higher prices than I bought my vehicle for... I'm not calling Lexus dealership thieves, I realize profit has to be made, I just found it surprising Carmax offered more, but I guess that clarifies it.It's also my understanding that CARMAX will give trade values based on a national average basis rather than just local estimates. They will ship a car that is traded in to an area where it may sell better. If you've got a local Lexus dealer that isn't in an area that has a good enthusiast base then they may offer less for your IS-F than you might see in other areas. My dealership doesn't "say anything to screw you out of money". Just for reference we recently offered 39k for an 08 USB with 19,000 miles on it. It really depends on the area you're in.