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#14198 of 16984 Re: The next IS [flightnurse]
Jun 06, 2012 (6:37 am)
Those deals are for the outgoing 2012 model. The new 2013 doesn't have the subsidized leases, etc.
as to the ILX, FWIW, by son (just turning 21, and just finished his Junior year at college) texted me last night that "he just saw a commercial for the ilx and it looked pretty snazzy".
so just maybe there is hope to pull in a younger generation, and his dream is to get a BMW before I do!
Of course, once he sees the price of a nicely equipped model, the fever will probably cool quickly.
#14199 of 16984 Re: The next IS [flightnurse]
Jun 06, 2012 (6:57 am)
"it appears that Acura has a excellent lease rates, and 0.9% Financing right now, so this could also be why it is selling very well."
Gee, do you have any data data on this? So we go from dealers have tons of inventory and I haven't seen one so they are not selling well in Long Island and Phoenix to it is "selling very well". I don't think the heavy incentives are for the 2013, and if so, I'll let you do the research to see if Acura offered any incentives last year. Hey, if you don't like the Acura brand that's fine but at least be objective.
#14200 of 16984 Re: The next IS [stickguy]
Jun 06, 2012 (6:54 am)
Stick you are right about the 0.9% is for the 2012, but the leases of $399 and $499 are for the 2013. Not bad for $2400 down, unlike BMW where they want $3500 to 4K down for those prices.
#14202 of 16984 Re: The next IS [flightnurse]
Jun 06, 2012 (7:15 am)
I don't lease, but are those prices really that good with so much money down? and in my zip, the tech package lease is $449 with $3,800 at signing (inc. 1st payment I think). Both are FWD too, so add more $$ for the AWD option.
but, the BMW is a lot more expensive, so even with another 1-1.5K up front, if the prices are about the same (monthly) then sounds like the BMW is a better deal.
#14203 of 16984 Re: The next IS [flightnurse]
Jun 06, 2012 (7:29 am)
I don't lease either so I really don't know if the lease prices are good or bad but can compare numbers. When you consider the BMW X3 similarly equipped is substantially more MSRP than the RDX, the deals are not that far apart so I would hardly say Acura is offering huge incentives to move product.
#14204 of 16984 Re: The next IS [m6user]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jun 06, 2012 (7:56 am)
Well, it's not HUGE incentive, and I didn't see it described as such. It's just an excellent lease rate. BMW is known for offering excellent lease deals, too. I don't see great leasing deals as a big, "oh no, we must do this to move product." I see it as a business focus. Lease payments are generally lower than purchase payments, so it's a way to attract a segment of the market that might otherwise balk at product ownership - plus, if the consumer is new to consideration of the brand, it's a way to get them to "sample" the product for a few years without the downside of long-term ownership.
#14205 of 16984 Re: The next IS [graphicguy]
Jun 06, 2012 (8:15 am)
M6.....quite frankly, I've yet to hear any car sales person say that business was bad....at least not to a potential customer. I usually hear them say that every car they are trying to sell is "in short supply".
Than you don't anyone personally in the business. I have a nephew that is an auto tech and a friend that I've known for years that sells Acuras. Both of which pretty much tell me how it is. Having purchased over 40(not leased) I think I can seperatge the truth from the flack and don't believe just ANY auto salesman. It's not like I walked into a dealership and was told something by some salesman I don't know and repeated it in these forums. Please give me more credit than that.
#14206 of 16984 Re: The next IS [graphicguy]
Jun 06, 2012 (10:11 am)
Acuras are sportier than Lexus, but not as soorty (sic) as a BMW or Audi.
I don't know what standards you're using to establish "sportiness" but to me and many others any car with pretensions to sportiness should be RWD and since some Lexi are Rear-drive but Acuras aren't they are usually behind the curve in this respect.
Acura's ads tout the technical enhancements of the car not their driving characteristics. For guys like me the tech toys are a secondary consideration at best.
#14207 of 16984 Re: The next IS [m6user]
Jun 06, 2012 (11:43 am)
I do not lease either, there is no advantage for me to lease, but I'm sure one could with a 700+ score get the same deal with less money out of pocket.
The X3 has a better residual value then the RDX, last I saw the residual of a X3 was 53%, this was for a 3 year lease.