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Acura MDX, Car Buying, SUV
#11796 of 12854 Re: Acura MDX Base Model [racem]
May 15, 2012 (11:17 pm)
Whenever I encounter accessories that the dealer has already added, I try as hard as I can not to pay for them. The 2010 Accord that I just traded had tinted windows and wheel locks, and I ended up not paying for them. My 2006 TSX had wheel locks and a trunk tray which I also did not pay for. These accessories usually cost the dealership almost nothing and they just try to move them to get a little extra margin. (It doesn't always work -- I walked from a deal at another Honda dealership because they tried to sneak in accessories that were "already installed" on the car they quoted me, and they didn't seem to care that I was walking.)
May 16, 2012 (10:23 am)
carman.....have you heard about a hybrid for the 2013 mdx?....thanks
#11799 of 12854 Re: MDX 2012 with tech+Ent [lyao]
May 18, 2012 (4:29 am)
True Car does no longer provides good information. Example, I recently priced a base 2012 MDX and got a quote for $37,990 plus freight from a dealer. This was without any negotation. At the same time True Car's "target" price for a 2012 base MDX was $40,498.
Clearly, folks should no longer have too much confidence in True Car. A couple of years ago, True Car seemed to provide useful information. Now, IMHO, True Car seems too connected to dealers.
#11800 of 12854 MDX w/Tech Lease Deal
May 18, 2012 (10:34 am)
Here is the deal I just finished negotiating over email with my local dealer in Northern Calif. This is the 4th or 5th vehicle I have purchased / leased this way, can't imagine doing it the old way of walking in and negotiating at the dealer. Do people still do that?
2012 MDX w/Tech
$39,605 inclusive of Conquest $1,000 discount
+ $684 for Sport Running Boards installed
+ $595 lease acq fee
$40,884 + drive offs (zero down, 1st payment+ tax ($500), license and doc fess of approx $500)
May not be the best deal I've seen posted lately but I think it is close. Of all of the deals I have done this way, this was by far the quickest and easiest. It seemed way too easy to get them to come down a few hundred more off the original low quote. There must be additional incentives the dealers are getting beside the Mfg rebate, conquest and dealer holdback info that is already published out there. This just feels too easy, am I missing something?
The MDX is for my wife who is coming out of a BMW 5-series lease. Of all of the other luxury SUVs available in the market right now, I couldn't find anything remotely close to the MDX in terms of value vs. discount, incentives, and low lease payment with very little out of pocket.
May 18, 2012 (10:56 am)
Just got my 2012 MDX, got a great price. I lurked on this forum and used the info on here to get a great price. Process was easy and I felt like I got an excellent deal. I paid $38875 plus taxes, plates and processing fee (dealer profit). If I can help anyone please let me know.
Thanks again guys for all the help.
#11802 of 12854 Re: Thanks Guys [jayson5]
May 18, 2012 (1:43 pm)
Was this a Tech or base model MDX? Also .... lease or purchase?
#11803 of 12854 Re: MDX 2012 with tech package and roof rails
May 18, 2012 (3:25 pm)
Hi. Noob here!
I went to Acura a few days ago and was looking into leasing an MDX with a tech package and roofrails. I was given a quote for $630/month for 36 months 12k miles/year. I had to put down cash for DMV and roofrails for $522. NOTHING ELSE. The car was priced at $42,900. I just would like to know if this is a good deal???
Then yesterday, the finance dude at the dealership told me that the Acura Financial wouldn't let me lease the car because of my credit (my credit score is 710+) so they asked if they could have my wife co-sign and we let her (her credit score is 700+). Now, they called us back saying if maybe we can buy a cheaper car or put money down to KEEP the $630/month payment. I told them i won't and they keep telling us to wait till next week because they had to speak to the finance person. What i don't understand is why would they want us to pay $1000 or $2000 just to keep a $630/month payment? Our credit scores speak for itself i think we qualify for super preferred, but they keep insisting we put money down or lease a cheaper ride like an rdx or an MDX base no package. Are they trying to cheat us? They said if we dont dont put some money down, the $630/month will become $658. When i said "cancel the whole deal i dont want to get the car anymore," they said "let me call you back and see if we can still work the deal out." 5 mins later, they called and said "you got the deal! $630/month 36 months 12k/year. Come by tomorrow afternoon."
Something smells fishy in the deal. Can anybody please help me out and tell me if i'm getting a good lease deal? What were they trying to do when my credit score and my wife's are good and qualifies for super preferred? Please help me out guys. Thanks.
#11804 of 12854 MDX - Advance - Atlanta area
May 18, 2012 (5:22 pm)
Hello, I am not sure whether prices vary dramatically in the Atlanta market. I am getting a price of 46,900 + tax, tag and title for a 2012 MDX, Advance with Wheel Locks, All Season Mats, Tri Fold Cargo tray and Paint protection.
Is this a good deal ?
Can someone comment on this please. I need to buy one soon.
#11805 of 12854 Re: MDX - Advance - Atlanta area [grey_goose]
May 18, 2012 (6:44 pm)
Sounds like a pretty good deal. I just bought a 2012 MDX Advance in Phoenix, AZ for $47,995 +Tax, Title, Doc Fees. They gave me good KBB for my trade-in and had the ext/int color combo I wanted so I went with it. Advance inventory was pretty slim here so I think it would have been harder to get them down more.
I'm going to stop visiting this forum now so I don't get depressed as the prices drop more ahead of the 2013 model year release