Buying A New Car with The Help of Apple Siri

If you’ve been following my tweets, then you know that I’m in Southern California right now. Many have asked what I’m doing down here. The answer is I’m going to be living here for most of the year. Vancouver is a truly awesome city but there’s just too much rain and bad weather during the non summer months. After talking it over with the wife, we’ve decided that we will spend our non summer months in sunny Southern California and the summer months in Vancouver and Seattle. One of the advantage of living the Dot Com Lifestyle is I can do stuff like this.

We basically flew down here with just suitcases filled with clothes and not much else. I’m going to be doing some major buying of stuff in the next few weeks, starting with a new car. Originally, I was looking at the new Mercedes ML350 but came away unimpressed after a test drive. We then tested the Lexus RX350 and fell in love with it.

What Is The Dealer Cost On A Lexus RX350?

During negotiations with the dealer, I tried what maybe an Apple first. I pulled out my iPhone 4S, activated Siri and asked, “what is the dealer cost on a Lexus RX350?” You should have saw the look on the salesman’s face when Siri came up with the right answer. It was priceless! LOL!

We are now the proud new owners of a 2012 Lexus RX350 and we got it for a great price too, thanks to Apple Siri. BTW – car insurance is way cheaper in the US than in Canada!

59 thoughts on “Buying A New Car with The Help of Apple Siri”

  1. Photos!!! Where are your photos and video, John! But seriously, congrats on the relocation to SoCal. I remember you talking about it. I’m in San Francisco now myself.

    1. John Chow says:

      When did you moved to San Fran? You should come down for BlogWorld!

      1. What about the education of Sally ?

        1. anaokulu says:

          Even though the abuse of a good education is education.

  2. Goa Carnival says:

    Congrats John!! For your new Lexus RX350, Enjoy long drives.. πŸ˜‰

    1. anaokulu says:

      One day we wonder bilirmiyiz Γ§Δ±karta enjoy:)

  3. d3so says:

    I hear about the amazing things siri can do but mine is totally disobedient.

    1. John Chow says:

      Maybe it doesn’t like the sound of your voice? πŸ™‚

      1. Yes in few videos saw some funny answers as well for stupid demand …

    2. You are a bad daddy πŸ˜›

      1. anaokulu says:

        Why is that room:)

  4. Good to Hear Apple Siri helped you out, Happy days at Sunny California:-)

  5. Congratulations! Now, where are the photos πŸ™‚

    1. John Chow says:

      I’ll have some when I pick up the car tomorrow! πŸ™‚

      1. Cool. Looking forward to it πŸ™‚

        1. PPC Ian says:

          Me too. Can’t wait to see pictures of John’s new car. That is so awesome. Also, John you’ll have to share photos of your new residence/neighborhood in SoCal. Will be interested to see which city you choose as your new home for the winter months!

          1. Yes I am also demanding that …

      2. I were wondering myself the same about the pics, good to know tomorrow we may see them.
        I cannot get an iPhone 4S there is a very large waiting list and it seems I am at the bottom.

  6. Abhik says:

    I just saw some videos on Apple Siri.. The app is something more than awesome.

  7. A good choice of car, you will be very happy in it.

    1. So you are also having that one or that is your ex car ?

    2. anaokulu says:

      not to agree, yes.

  8. The applications looks so awesome

  9. Divya says:

    nowadays apple introduces new applications, and for example voice search and maps, and so on.

  10. williamsmith says:

    I just see some videos on Apple Siri, very nice

  11. Thats a great example of Siri to the rescue, congrats on the new car πŸ™‚

  12. aatif says:

    Congratulations! waiting for the photos . I wish i could see the face of sales man πŸ˜›

    1. PPC Ian says:

      I know, so funny. Must have been priceless!

      1. This is also showing that salesman was less tech savy.

      2. panax says:


  13. Peter says:

    Any issues buying car in usa as a canadian ?

    1. John Chow says:

      I’m sure there are. But I also hold a US Green Card so no problems for me.

      1. Wow Dual citizenship … that is interesting.

  14. Nice new car for you.. Wonder when I will be able to buy that Car? That is really great if you have a Dot Com Lifestyle, you can do your work anywhere in the world.

    Love to see the pics tomorrow

  15. Pam Britton says:

    I’m a Cali native and now live in Oregon, so I know how you feel…I miss the year round sun a lot!

  16. Awesome add on to iPhone 4s and i like siri and it makes iPhone 4s the different.

  17. I have also saw the Lexus RX350 the car looks so awesome and stylish man you are really a lucky guy.

  18. Congrats, John! Just a word of advice, Southern California drivers don’t know what to do when it rains. As a Vancouver/Seattle resident, I’m sure you know what you’re doing, but SoCal drivers freak out when there’s a bit of water on the road. You’ll soon experience this. Haha!

    1. John Chow says:

      I think I’ll just stay home when it rains. lol

      1. johnny says:

        when it sprinkles here…it’s STORMWATCH 2011 here in socal. enjoy your time in socal. glad you’re in the neighborhood now haha.

  19. PPC Ian says:

    John, you are my hero. You are truly living the good life. Relocating when you like, living the mobile lifestyle. I grew up in SoCal and it’s a great place. I now live in SF Bay Area. If you start having Dot Com Pho in SoCal, it will be really easy to attend. Congrats on the new car! And, awesome post about using Siri to negotiate the price.

    1. Wow … dot com pho got another place … that is really interesting.

  20. panax says:

    photos are welcome thank you

  21. fas says:

    John, what about Sally’s schooling?

    1. John Chow says:

      Sally will be attending school down here

      1. So how do you manage that … few months here and few months at there.

        That can effect the study of sally.

  22. fazal mayar says:

    congrats on the new move ( great stuff btw knowing canadian weather) and on the lexus!

  23. apple products features are different from other services so people love it a lot

    1. panax says:

      Your other option strange people:)

  24. I live in Southern California and would love to attend one of those Dot Com Pho. I also own the 2011 ML350 and I’m not impressed with it either.

    1. John Chow says:

      Where in SoCal are you? I’ll be hosting a dot com pho soon.

      1. Would love to see dot com pho at new place …

        Lets see the new face and new talents.

  25. How much did the car cost you finally?

    1. anaokulu says:

      Who knows we may someday learn bizd3e lqazΔ±m good question:)

    2. panax says:

      I was so worried about

  26. Cheolsu says:

    Congratulations on getting a new Lexus RX350 and enjoy your stay in LA. I am planning to visit LA later next month.

  27. whats the cost of lexus RX350

  28. Priceless. Car salesmen are such weasels! Well done Siri… Well done πŸ™‚

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