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You are in the Acura RSX
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Acura RSX, Coupe, Hatchback
Aug 10, 2002 (5:29 pm)
A 2002 RSX-S demo car with 500 hard, test-drive miles on it for MSRP+? Considering that the 2003 models are already on the boat from Japan, one can only conclude that your dealer must have a surplus of Vaseline, and is anxious to use it all on you.
If you really like the car and don't mind paying MSRP for it, you might as well get a real "new" one that hasn't been abused.
If your dealer really wants to sell you a car, insist that A RSX-S in your color of choice be ordered, or located at another (nearby) dealer's lot. (Keep in mind, however, that you're far more likely to get a better deal if you don't care what color you end up with.)
If it's a dealer-locate car, you might also consider stipulating that the car be brought in on a flatbed (which might cost the dealer $500 or more) instead of being driven. Should the dealer balk, point out to the sales manager that this request wouldn't be considered outrageous if you were buying a $90,000 NSX, so why is it outrageous when you're paying MSRP for a RSX-S? Shouldn't the "Acura Buying Experience" be identical for the buyer of ANY new Acura? Since when did quality customer service at Acura become dependent upon the amount of money spent?
The RSX-S is a car that people can easily fall in love with. Just don't be blinded to what the dealer may be trying to put over on you.
Aug 10, 2002 (5:54 pm)
Where do you live? RSX-S does not sell at anywhere near sticker where I live, even with 2 miles on the odometer...
Aug 11, 2002 (6:43 am)
Detroit area isn't the complete backwater, we have 4 Acura dealers. Now, a lot of places might have only good access to one dealer who might be in the position to say "take it or leave it." As for that deal, pass on it... 500 miles, MSRP+?! hahahaha funny, tell your dealer.
Aug 11, 2002 (6:49 am)
Here's a better idea. Tell this dealer,
"Eh... for MSRP+ on a RSX-S, I can get a base 350Z, sorry "
Aug 11, 2002 (6:51 am)
If the Acura dealer is also a Nissan dealer (like in Ann Arbor or Roseville), they'll laugh and say "no way you're gonna get a 350Z for that (similar to RSX-S) price!"
Aug 11, 2002 (6:54 am)
Then you get a '03 Mustang Cobra and call it a day.
Aug 11, 2002 (7:49 am)
Except that the 2003 Cobra can't be touched for less than $4000 over MSRP, which puts you close to 40 large. Not exactly RSX-S money.
Aug 11, 2002 (9:00 am)
Give me a Cobra and I'd sell it to buy a RSX-S and pocket the difference in case Hyundai has a sale... I suggest a new Elantra if you need a quick Christmas gift to your local laid-off UAW worker.
Aug 11, 2002 (6:44 pm)
Acura needs to come out with a foor door RSX jus like they had for the integra. Also should think of adding Lim. Slip Diff. and Navi.
Aug 11, 2002 (6:56 pm)
Acura is bringing over the next sporty Euro-spec/JDM Accord as the "Acura TSX" which will fulfill its place as an entry-level luxosport sedan to take its place next to the RSX entry-level luxosport coupe. I think we will be pleased with the results.