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#11371 of 13262 Re: 2012 Acura MDX [invest]
Oct 16, 2011 (6:35 am)
Visited my local dealer to have a firmware update (recall on my 2007). Business is slow but inventory for new ones looked low. I would wait until the lot begins to fill with the 2012s then decide. Probably do it near end of month and best month seems to be December as their year is also closing. Know what you want and refuse the dealer add-ons; they become free or very cheap if they appear to be a deal breaker. When told that they had a model that I liked, I told them to sell it to the other customer as I would wait for them to order another one like it at my price. I stuck to my OTD offer and they finally with "tears in the their eyes" agreed to accept my offer. Had similar results when buying my wife her CrV. Look ready to buy but determined to walk rather than be taken. I even played the "think that I'll see what the new Mercedes is like" card. Play hard...it's your money.
#11372 of 13262 Best MDX Offer w/ little headache
Oct 16, 2011 (9:41 am)
Live in the Trenton area and visited my local dealership (Precision Acura Princeton) for a chance to earn my business. Initially interested in a new 2011 MDX w/ TECH & ENT ... I requested they match TRUECARS.COM quote ($45601 includes freight and advertising fee) which they did. Had a trade-in (2008 328xi) where I was offered the going value at first shoot but advised them to move higher and they did to the number desired ($500 difference) with no stress. There was one matter related to the reimbursement of the Extended Service Warranty which I needed to follow-up with BMW. Within this time, I visited the lot to preview the used MDXs and observed the color match the wife is interested in. Moved the conversation to the used 2007 MDX w/ TECH & ENT and ended on price (I offered $24500 and they wanted ~$27300). So I left the dealership but for the first time, very much disappointed on not having a contract completed. Just exemplary people who have a great respect and appreciation for their customers. You have to be there to see what I am talking about. The next day, I called to request another criteria to be included into the deal and they were to get back to me with it. In that time, I was contacted by another dealership and explained to them everything related to my deal/situation with Precision Acura Princeton. They advised me they would make my trip worth while meaning but I was reluctant and he kept emphasizing in the "worth while". So we decided to visit them (~40 minute ride) and it was an unfortunately mistake. They gave us the run-around and before we know it, several hours pasted and the difference between Precision Acura Princeton and them was marginal. I contacted Precision to discussed the numbers from the other dealership and I asked for nothing more than apples to apples (don't give me more and definately not less) but instead, Precision offered us an even better offer. This is why I walked out disappointed the day before and told my wife that I really want to purchase the vehicle from Precision Acura Princeton. They are different, very different from the difficulties that others try to put you through. We signed the contract yesterday and look forward to receiving our vehicle in the coming week.
I highly recommend doing your research, it strenghten your position and if you do decide to visit Precision, Sam and Tom are the contacts I would recommend. Best of luck and may it be an easy one!
Peace be upon you
#11373 of 13262 Re: 2012 Acura MDX [pete2815]
Oct 16, 2011 (9:44 am)
Excellent work Pete!! I priced it, discounted the price by 12 %, add in the tax, and got my price when i purchased my 11 mdx. No need to play any games and that was what I told the salesman and manager.
Purchased an 11 mda, with all the add ons early this year, around April for $ 52000 out the door. And I made them take my trade in at top blue book. Probably not as good a deal I could have had later, but I really liked how you got your price. My wife loves the car and when I purchase another Acura, (this time for me) I will discount 18 % like did for my previous Acura 08, rl. (My 08 rl when I purchased it was discounted at 18 %.
(My friend was a manager at another top line dealer years ago told me they work with 18-22 % discount and since then it has worked for me too. His entity was bmw.)
I guess the point is that I too work hard for my $$ and I get 100k miles out of my vehicles and I get another one.
Good luck to all and keep safe.
#11374 of 13262 Re: Purchased 2011 MDX Tech [enfgyoj]
Oct 16, 2011 (2:46 pm)
That is a fair deal , good work
#11375 of 13262 Re: Purchased 2011 MDX Tech [enfgyoj]
Oct 17, 2011 (9:19 am)
Congrats on a new MDX! May I ask which dealership or part of the country you purchased the MDX? If you prefer direct contact, feel free to email the information at ericx121sbcglobal.net. I will purchase an MDX tech package at that price!
#11376 of 13262 Re: Purchased 2011 MDX Tech [eric_stubby]
Oct 17, 2011 (11:17 am)
I purchased it from Goodson, Dallas TX. It was not easy for me to get to that price. Good Luck!!
#11378 of 13262 looking for MDX with Tech package 2012
Oct 20, 2011 (6:25 pm)
I live in queens / bayside area.
looking to purchase MDX, any ideas or prices.
I am checking dealers in the nyc area for 2012 models.
silver, black interior with tech package.
#11379 of 13262 Re: 2011 MDX w/tech [mabyemdx]
Oct 20, 2011 (6:28 pm)
entertainment package sucks!
the screen is not even a high output digital display.
waste of money.
#11380 of 13262 Re: otd price for base model, ny tri-state [jdavidson]
Oct 20, 2011 (6:50 pm)
where is the dealer?
I am looking to buy a 2012 MDX with Tech package
I think at this point 2011 is not worth to get.
let me know of the dealer, looking to buy now