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#12431 of 13267 2013 MDX w/ tech 41k + TTL
Dec 16, 2012 (8:23 am)
I was offered $41,260 + TTL for a 2013 MDX w/ tech package via email. The guy further asked whether the price was agreeable to me, which makes me think there might be some more wiggle room. I am thinking of offering $40k + TTL. Am I being too aggressive here?
Btw, two dealers confirmed that Acura just announced an additional $1000 incentive on 2013 MDXs. The offer price includes the incentive.
Another question: Is there an upper borrowing limit for the 0.9% APR?
Thanks in advance for any replies. I have benefitted immensely from this forum!
#12432 of 13267 Re: 2013 MDX w/ tech 41k + TTL [madayan]
Dec 16, 2012 (10:45 am)
I'd say $40k + TT&L on a '13 MDX Tech should be agreeable, especially if they improved the incentive from $1500 to $2500 on the '13s.
EDIT: Edmunds lists the incentive increased from $1500 -> $2500 effective 12/7/2012 through 1/2/2013 so I'd estimate dealer cost around $39,600 after incentives and holdback (before volume incentives).
#12433 of 13267 Re: 2013 MDX w/ tech 41k + TTL [pastready2buy]
Dec 16, 2012 (10:51 am)
do you know what is the dealer cost for a 2013 mdx base? thank you very much.
#12434 of 13267 Re: 2013 MDX w/ tech 41k + TTL [trisphorin]
Dec 16, 2012 (11:47 am)
My estimate is around $36,300, based on $2500 dealer incentives and 3% holdback, not counting any volume incentives. I generally think $400-500 is a fair margin for what they do, so $36,800 + TT&L would be my target price.
Important note: These would be cost of the vehicle, excluding dealer overhead / SG&A, but I guess we'd care about that about as much as we'd use the dealer facilities. If you're shooting an offer over the internet and simply picking it up, why would you want to pay for overhead? Best bet would be to go with a high volume dealer which get the benefit of high inventory turns and factory incentives for driving volume sales - as they can operate more on a gross margin basis (w/o as much overhead impact).
Higher priced, slow-selling, backwater dealers will probably be saying they are losing $$ at these prices - and they may actually be losing money because of their overhead. My opinion is this is a business model issue and they need to adapt to changing times. Unless, of course, you like the convenience and service of the dealer - then feel free to pay them a little extra for that service cost...
#12435 of 13267 Re: 2013 MDX w/ tech 41k + TTL [pastready2buy]
Dec 16, 2012 (7:20 pm)
Thank you very much. Happy holidays!
#12436 of 13267 Re: 2013 MDX w/ tech 41k + TTL [madayan]
Dec 16, 2012 (8:44 pm)
I think the $36.3K price is achievable. Just got mine in VA for this price.
#12437 of 13267 Re: 2013 mdx base [shaojiadu]
Dec 16, 2012 (8:44 pm)
before tt fees...ny york area is tough with storm damage to vehicles.
#12438 of 13267 Re: 2013 MDX w/ tech 41k + TTL [pastready2buy]
Dec 16, 2012 (9:33 pm)
Thank you so much !
I called a dealer again and was offered a 2013 MDX base for $42K with taxes included. Anyone what is the auto sale tax in NYC? is $40 K with taxes included a good price for me to offer?
#12439 of 13267 Figure out your own taxes...
Dec 17, 2012 (3:30 am)
...just a suggestion, but these "out the door" comparisons across various states with different sales tax rates leads to easily avoidable confusion of trying to compare apples and bananas. Stop it! Do your price analysis - and posting deals on this forum - PRE-TAX. Hopefully everybody here knows what buttons to push on their calculator to get their own sales tax.
Pre-tax price is really what you are negotiating. Unless your name is Obama or Boehner there isn't much room for negotiating the tax rates. And if you are one of them, get your ass back to work and fix the country.
#12440 of 13267 Re: Figure out your own taxes... [habitat1]
Dec 17, 2012 (6:38 am)
I have to agree with habitat1. It is quite pointless to compare the gross "OTD" price across states. In fact, comparing pre-tax prices across different regions of the country is not that meaningful either - within "driving distance" neighboring states may be fine, but knowing the prices paid in NY may not be that useful for Californians I suppose. When discussing prices, therefore, it would be helpful if one also mentioned the state (which I realize, I didn't ). The dealer who quoted 41k +TTL (tax + title + licensing) is Norris Acura in Baltimore, MD.