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Acura MDX, Car Buying, SUV
#10123 of 12875 Re: 2010_MDX_Adv_Ent_quote [mdx13]
Jul 31, 2010 (2:52 am)
I guess most of you guys are looking at TECH, rather than ADV version...
I am actually selling my Bimmer 7 series (2003)--almost at a point where the car is becoming unreliable, getting rid of it before a bigger prob arises--and I wanted a RELIABLE and reputable SUV (especially with my third baby on the way). I love German cars, but reliability has become an issue now-a-days (my wife drives an E-class, and air suspensions failed twice in 2 years). Looked at Q7, but my neighbor who drives Q5 and his wife who has 2008 MDX, highly, highly recommended the MDX over the Audi, especially since I wanted to BUY the car and keep it for long term. Came down to Lexus or MDX; and my wife liked the MDX better. Also I wanted an SUV I could really drive--hence, the reason why I only looked at the ADV version.
Long story short, I set my mind on the dealership which offered me the $52,900 for ADV/Ent with all the options I wanted; but as a last minute thing, I sent emails out to all the Acura dealerships within 20 mile radius of NYC (which is about 10 dealerships or so), and I got an offer I just couldn't refuse.
The dealership (different from the original quote) offered me $51,700 for MDX Adv/Ent with Backup Sensors, Body Side Molding, Advance Running Boards, Door Edge Guards, Cargo Cover, and Wheel Locks. All this was negotiated via email and after the price was set, I walked into the dealership to finalize the deal. The base price of the car (before destination charge) came out to be $48,522.
The extended warranty (8yrs/120,000/no deductible) they offered me was around $2500, so I declined and will go with Bernardi (who offered right below $2000 range), most likely.
Picking up the car this afternoon!
Thanks for all the info here--very informative--and good luck to you all in finding the best deal on your new MDX!
#10124 of 12875 Can anyone comment on the quote?
Jul 31, 2010 (12:58 pm)
2010 MDX w/Tech
sell price: $41853
dest. charge: $810
doc fee: $154.38
Is this a good deal? Any comments would be appreciated.
#10125 of 12875 Bought base MDX at Boston/Bernardi Acura
Aug 01, 2010 (6:46 pm)
Poked a bunch of dealers via emails and phone, got offers from $40K to $40.5K. After a bit of conversation a place in NH (Sunnyside Acura) proposed $39,650. That's within $50 of the invoice, with Edmunds claiming True Market Value of $40,140. Then visited Boston/Bernardi Acura who matched, but asked $900 for a rack and gave $1000 less on the trade-in. So I requested that they close the $1,200 difference. They went down about $700. Asked for the remaining $500 and was told - no deal. Got up and drove off, then in 2min got a phone call knocking off another $300 (because they have "found" more money from some wholesaler). Sighed, turned around, and bought the car. They also offer some free service and inspection stickers for life, though the place is out of my way. Overall impressions: probably should have gone to NH which seemed more upfront. Probably could have wrung another $300-400 or so, had I really set my mind on playing Peabody, Boston and Nashua against each other. However, life is short. Like the MDX, though the body style change is not to my liking. Got the car. Thanks to all the folks here!
#10126 of 12875 Re: Bought base MDX at Boston/Bernardi Acura [micus]
Aug 02, 2010 (7:12 am)
Micus, congrats on the new MDX. which model did you buy? I got offered at $41,835 with Tech package only. What's your configuration?
Thanks for sharing.
#10127 of 12875 Just got one last Saturday.
Aug 02, 2010 (7:27 am)
42.5K for Tech(including destination fee)...not too bad.
#10128 of 12875 Re: Just got one last Saturday. [eqt2010]
Aug 02, 2010 (7:49 am)
I bought a MDX Tech 41,668 + tax, tag, title, and dealer fee(around 500). This included all weather mats and wheel locks.
I think I got a great deal!!
#10129 of 12875 Re: Bought base MDX at Boston/Bernardi Acura [koolkiller]
Aug 02, 2010 (8:10 am)
That's a great offer. I just picked up (last Saturday) an MDX w/tech for invoice ($42,969 including destination). The only additional option included in that price was side rails. In addition I paid a bank fee of $595 and fees totaling $170 (DMV registration, inspection, tire tax & title).
I thought I got a great deal but you guys are making me jealous!
#10130 of 12875 Re: Bought base MDX at Boston/Bernardi Acura [micus]
Aug 02, 2010 (11:09 am)
Nice job negotiating an excellent deal. My wife and I did the same thing with an RL when the dealer would not give us middle blue on our trade in. My wife said, "its time to leave, that offer is unacceptable."
I got up and we would have left, however, they "suddenly" changed their tune and we got what we said we wanted. Its nice to see others bargain and not get cheated, i.e. give the dealer more than they should.
I had a very good friend who was manager of a European car dealership who told me that they work with 20 to 220 %. He said the Service Dept paid their bills and the car sales was the frosting. And I cannot verify that but I always take the sticker price, (w/o their add ons) and deduct 18 % and what I offer. The dealer will make a good fee and I get a good deal.
If no deal I leave and last time I left, I send emails to all the dealerships in the SF Bay Area and a few to the central valley. I received back the same day quotes below the offer from the local Acura dealer.
Good luck to all and stay safe.
#10131 of 12875 MDX Tech
Aug 02, 2010 (11:27 am)
By the way, the MDX Tech for 41,668 was in Jacksonville, FL. Deal was done over the phone. No trade-in was involved because my car was totaled. Looks like the best deal out there.
#10132 of 12875 Re: MDX Tech [hmd2]
Aug 02, 2010 (12:54 pm)
I would say this is steal price. Nice done!