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#11497 of 13263 Pre-owned MDX'10 Tech + DVD
Dec 11, 2011 (8:03 pm)
Bought a pre-owned 2010 MDX Tech with aftermarket DVD player (originally installed by Acura dealer), advanced running boards, roof rails + crossbars, remote starter, door edge guard, all season mats, wheel locks having 12K miles for 39.2K + tax/fees (NY) = 43.1K OTD
How do you think I did? I was offered a new 2012 MDX Tech w/ all weather mats, wheel locks and cargo mat for 43.2K + tax = 47K OTD but took the pre-owned.
#11498 of 13263 MUCH better MDX deals that expected
Dec 11, 2011 (11:39 pm)
Hubby and I will buy an MDX before year's end. Been dreading the experience, been researching and were looking for slightly used (info below applies more to NEW car purchases but helped us too). I was blown away with the offers we've gotten thus far (BELOW invoice, FAR below what we expected and especially considerring we've been told that used cars are harder to bargain due to the economy) For NEW car deals, you have to check this site out www fightingchance dotcom. They charge a fee for their package but the info was unreal and they provide market specific information plus some tips we didn't realize - our situation (used car) there's no invoice, etc. but we're still getting offers anywhere from $1k-$4k less than internet pricing. The other site that was helpful (if a little archaic in site design, but worth it to tough it out...) was carbuyingtips dotcom - showed us how to get the most out of the info on here. hope that helps! Will post when we get our MDX and let you know what the offered price vs, what we paid was... thanks for all of your posts, they've helped us narrow down our options, too!
#11499 of 13263 Re: Pricing - 2012 MDX w/Tech [86dog]
Dec 11, 2011 (11:47 pm)
The Dealer Documentary fee is pure crap, don't pay it, inventory tax is them getting you to pay for the tax on their financing, also tell em to take a leap, the theft deterrent, um... unless they can tangibly show you what it is/how it helps, I'd tell them you were happy with the REAL price and are willing to walk over the fluff - they are trying some crazy stuff to get extra $ these days. The other one that keeps popping up for us is aither an acronym or where they call out "advertising" in teh name - basically trying to get us to help fund their adveritsing - no thanks! In another post, I referenced a site called carbuyingtips dotcom (ugly site, great info) regarding fees, negotiating, etc. and we've got about 3 really good offers, but are thinking about holding out until last few days of hte year when they're really hungry to save as much as we can. I am in Orange County, CA and am finding a TON of 07-09 MDX with all the trimmings for about $25-28k, almost new ones for mid-30's so we're going to wait a efw more weeks and get as much as we can in our budget. Good luck!
#11500 of 13263 Re: Pricing - 2012 MDX w/Tech [86dog]
Dec 12, 2011 (8:22 am)
Here is my updated quote; I am planning to sign tomorrow.
$44,274 Base w/Tech Package + Wheel Locks + Towing Package
$ 0 VPS - agreed to waive
$ 117 Dealer Document - hasn't agrred to waive
$ 100 Dealer Inventory - hasn't agreed to waive
$ Other: Sales tax and legitimate fees
All done via email w/Goodson in Dallas
They also have a 2009 White w/Tech w/42,000 miles priced at $34,988. Haven't tried to negotiate that one; I'm sure it could go lower.
Any last words of wisdom before I sign?
#11501 of 13263 Re: Pre-owned MDX'10 Tech + DVD [ds_ny]
Dec 12, 2011 (8:48 am)
Sounds like a great deal. I would've done the same as you.
#11502 of 13263 searching for 2011 MDX Tech - slightly used or new
Dec 13, 2011 (3:36 am)
I made the mistake of going into a NW- Seattle dealership today, instead of negotiating on-line.
I love how they try to use passive/aggressive attitudes to "gently" intimidate you. I told salesman I wanted a quote on new 2011 Base (or sport- as some sites call it) and Tech, as well as slightly used (12,500 miles) 2011 Tech. He immediately started correcting me on the packages and educating me about all the perks. I was really in no mood to either listen or negotiate (But had to use my day off) and I already KNEW what I wanted, what my budget was, as well as what features were found in the mix of style choices!
I also had a potential trade-in which he seemed to zero in on, forgetting his original idea of knocking 1,000 off the Internet price. At the end, I walked away with a pretty poor quote for their USED 2011MDX Tech w/ 12,500 miles - $45,000, (Just $888 less) not including additional Doc. fee of $150 (Which I would negotiate) State and local taxes, $4,400, (Need to have broken down) and license and fees ($252.50??) ttl. a whopping $49,677.50 A shock after reading about all the New OTD MDX Tech Prices at 42K and 43K. And the trade-in? A very well taken care of 2004 MDX w/ touring package /68,900 miles that I was originally offered 13K for, and he bumped it to $14,000. And that, he said, was his best deal. I asked him to throw in some running boards and roof rack, but he wouldn't even cough them up. Now I'm thinking about negotiating on-line and flying into an eager car dealership to purchase, then have the car shipped. Def. appears to be worth the cost, with these numbers. I wonder what the other NW dealers will come up with and how much the prices will go down during the last week of Dec.
#11503 of 13263 Re: searching for 2011 MDX Tech - slightly used or new [msjb]
Dec 13, 2011 (7:29 am)
That sucks. Horrible prices (but I don't know how it is up in the NW). I did all my "quote hunting" and negotiating through e-mail and told each dealer up front that this is how I will be doing it. Any dealer that didn't give me a quote first and insisted that I come in to test-drive or see them in-person first was given a second chance to comply with my request. After that, they got crossed off the list and had their sales mgr CC'ed in an e-mail on how they just lost a potential sale for trying to waste my time and ignoring my simple request. In this day and age of busy working folks and internet sales, there is little need to do sales completely the old-fashioned way. Customers are more informed than ever. Adapt or die, I say.
Btw, I've never seen any site refer to the 2011 base model as "sport." "Sport" was a step-up package from Tech, just like "Advance" is now a step-up from Tech. That's probably why he started correcting you.
#11504 of 13263 Re: searching for 2011 MDX Tech - slightly used or new [msjb]
Dec 13, 2011 (7:56 am)
What dealer in Seattle you went to? I got a quote from the Lynnwood dealer ($43k) and a Portland dealer ($42.5k). I made an counter offer of $41.5k but they did not take it. The quote is for a 2012 MDX base.
#11505 of 13263 Re: 2012 MDX w Tech [lospice1]
Dec 13, 2011 (10:36 am)
I am in Baton Rouge, and I can tell you those 2 colors are the most common here. Even when I went there last week to get a foglight fixed, they had both those colors sitting in front. So if Walker does not have that color, try the Baton Rouge dealer. They may even make it worth your while to drive up here.
#11506 of 13263 Re: searching for 2011 MDX Tech - slightly used or new [ed_head]
Dec 13, 2011 (11:24 am)
I can't remember what site listed sport- I think it was a dealer. Thanks for your info. I have heard mixed reviews about the Seattle Acura dealer so will definitely be e-mailing from here on out. Just driving down there round-trip put an extra 75 (useless) miles on my current mdx, and of course, the time. Worst part (con) was when he removed the engraving fee for $375 and expected me to be thrilled! Reminds me of all the useless extras the phone company slaps on your paperless bills, hoping you never actually read them thoroughly. Really? I read that most profit margin is 18-20%, so please be sensible. I negotiated my last car just fine and had a great experience with Bellevue Cadillac. Why can't Acura be reasonable?