7/12/2012—Lexus owners: no doubt you know somebody who just graduated from college—and no doubt that smart, go-getting college grad also appreciates the premium automobile in your driveway and wants one of their own.
If so, then spread the word (and add this tip to your graduation gift): Between now and January 2, 2013, college graduates receive a $1,000 reward toward the purchase or lease of a new Lexus CT 200h, IS 250 sedan, or IS 350 sedan when they finance or lease through their Lexus dealer and Lexus Financial Services.
Called the Lexus College Graduate Finance Program, the deal, of course, has a few qualifications, among them a requirement that the applicant must have graduated from an accredited four-year college, university, or registered nursing degree program during the last two years (or within the next six months) or have graduated from an accredited two-year college during the last two years or be enrolled in an accredited graduate degree program or have received a degree from an accredited graduate program during the last two years.
Also, at contract signing, the grad will need to show proof of present employment or future employment with a start date within 120 days of the contract date, plus Lexus Financial Services must deem his or her income sufficient to cover living expenses and vehicle payments.
All in all, a great way to get one’s adult car-ownership life off to a good start.
—BRIAN GILL, MANAGING EDITOR
Lexus Financial Services College Graduate Program is available on approved credit to qualified customers financing or leasing a new or Certified Pre-Owned Lexus vehicle through a participating Lexus dealer and Lexus Financial Services. Not all applicants will qualify. Reward offered by Lexus on new Lexus CT200h, IS250 Sedan and IS350 Sedan only. Reward will be applied towards the down payment on retail contracts and toward the amount due at lease signing with any remainder towards the capitalized cost reduction for lease. One reward per finance transaction. Reward available on contracts executed through January 2, 2013. College Graduate Program is subject to change or termination at any time. Some restrictions apply. Programs may not be available in all states. Not compatible with the Lexus Military Reward Program. Lexus Financial Services is a trade name for Toyota Motor Credit Corporation and a service mark used by Toyota Lease Trust.