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#12545 of 12859 2012 MDX warranty/dent/paint/leather coverage pricing
Jan 19, 2013 (1:48 am)
I recently bought a 2012 MDX ~ 3 mos ago in September in Houston, Texas with a 7yr/100K warranty/extended service contract for ~ $2600. After reading the forum and calling up other local dealers I'm finding much better deals and would like to cancel this warranty. Not sure what the procedure is to cancel, if there are any restrictions that come along with cancelling it, and if I am allowed to buy another Acura Care warranty from another dealer once I have cancelled this original one.
Also is there a difference between the online Acura care warranty sold Vs in house, and does it make a difference in the level of care you get if you buy at a different dealer or online? Any advice/insight would be greatly appreciated.
The Pricing I received from another dealer was;
7yr/120k - $1970
8yr/120k - $2175
dent+tires (road hazard coverage I think)+wheels (pothole damage or bent rims
replacement) - $490
Xylon (sp?) fabric/leather (not including tears) and paint coverage for 5 yrs - $495
Any thoughts on the pricing? Are they close to cost and will I be able to buy Acura Care again if I cancel? Are there any reliable third party warranties if I can't buy another Acura Care extended service contract?
I'm new to these forums so I'm not sure of the proper etiquette, whether its OK to post specifics about dealerships, finance officers that are fair to deal with, etc. but if anyone is interested I'll be glad to pass on whatever info I have. Thanks in advance for your help.
#12546 of 12859 Re: 2012 MDX warranty/dent/paint/leather coverage pricing [boogaloo22]
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Jan 19, 2013 (8:07 am)
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#12547 of 12859 Re: 2013 Acura MDX with Tech Package [buyingacar2]
Jan 21, 2013 (9:41 pm)
Hi I am so excited. We just bought a new 2013 base mdx today. About$37600+ttl and fee. Total: $41200
We checked a few more dealers, price similar about few hundreds different, so we went back to the first dealer and bought it. A great car and price seems very reasonable. I think right now in nj, price rang for base mdx is $41-42k all in price.
Jan 24, 2013 (3:18 pm)
Does anyone have any idea, when the 2014 will be available.
There are substantial changes, so I'd like to wait.
Also, interested in when the next Q7 will be released
If its close to a year, maybe I could find a 2011 Cayenne to consider it against.
I hate buying new, but it seems the tech advancements, and the strength of the used car market may even the playing field a little...
Any thoughts or answers are appreciated in advance
#12549 of 12859 Re: 2014 MDX [sborno]
Jan 26, 2013 (5:46 pm)
Most are saying 6-7 months from now, ~ June-July 2013 for when dealers start taking delivery on the 2014 MDX, but dealers probably won't be offering much of a discount until Jan-Feb 2014. We will probably see a full reveal of the 2014 MDX (vs Prototype) at the Chicago Int. Auto Show which starts Feb 9th and/or at the NY Int. Auto Show which starts March 29th. So you don't have to wait long.
#12550 of 12859 Re: 2014 MDX [ushy66]
Jan 27, 2013 (8:32 am)
Funny, I waited anxiously for the Detroit show, and the 'unvieling" was pretty underwhelming. while 6- months is not long, I'm always concerned about buying the first relaease of a new model, coupled with having to pay close to sticker, which I never do.
Although, I do if necessary, for example, we bought the wife's sienna new on 12/31/03, it now has over 150K on it, so it was worth getting it, new/loaded.
The usual MO is to buy 2 year old certified, like i've don on the multiples of audi's that I have owned. the present version, is a 07, A6 4.2, which has 100K now. I also have a 01 M3 conv, (puff), which i drive when my kids get thier liscense, and cut thier teeth on the mini-van, while the wife gets the audi, and i drive the toy, (which i have the hardtop for)
Next month, my daughter will get her liscence, hopefully. Then, we;ll have a five driver house, with five cars, (my mother-in-law moved in recently, and brought her 90s Buick with her. As with anything, there's always multiple considerations with cars. The shuffle that occurs. We have an old fleet, and is seems like when you replace one, a chain reaction starts, sometimes resulting in the replacement of more than one car. My son (18) drives an 01 infiniti, which we picked up from my mom's friend in floridahhhhh, (low miles)
So, I know,i gotta sit tight, i'd love to get into the new A6(used), but still big$$, and I think we'll need the suv upgrade first, although i feel like we could keep the sienna til over 200K, my real wish is to pick up a used 11 cayenne, which is a tough call, cause they're depreciated cost will be close to a new mdx#, also interested in the next q7, when it comes. I love that the auto industry finally woke up, with more competitve features, better drive trains etc.
anyway, i usually take 6-12 months to ponder/search for vehicles, so this wil be an interesting year. I don't 'have' to get anything til next winter, when i gotta put the baby (M3) away for the winter, but, it looks like I'll b driving it ealry this spring. I've thought about combinig the m# + A6 in trade for an S5 conv., but love the stick in the m#, and need the sedan for couple shit, so it aint happning, to bad the S4 is too small, (i'm 6'1), even looked at the TL, who knows.
but thanks for the info, sorry about the sunday morn ramblings, just another car addict venting about the options that abound. have a nice sunday!!
#12551 of 12859 2013 MDX Tech Quotes in New England Area
Jan 27, 2013 (5:36 pm)
What are folks getting for quotes on '13 MDX Tech? I've been quoted $41500 but seems a bit high to me based on what '12s were going for. I am in the Boston area and willing to drive to any New England area dealer. Also, any ideas on whether 0.9% financing will be back anytime soon?
Thanks to all for your help!
#12552 of 12859 Re: 2013 mdx base [balaskonis]
Jan 28, 2013 (6:00 am)
ok, finally got an offer from a dealer on a 2013 acura mdx base graphite luster with ebony leather..
OTD price $38,000
does not include tt&l, first month's payment, etc.
she told me that price was $1306, which I'm guessing I pay in cash correct?
36 mo, 10K lease $486/ mo that includes CT tax
can I do better? should i wait until spring? I was thinking something closer to 37.3 if I am paying the 1306
this is my first lease ever so I'm trying to get the best price possible to be in the low 400s a month....
#12553 of 12859 Re: 2013 mdx base [balaskonis]
Jan 29, 2013 (5:19 am)
The monthly price seems quite high if it excludes tax and title costs.
The MDX base's MSRP is $44,175 and the invoice is $40,987. There is a dealer cash incentive of $2,500 and dealer hold back of 2% or about $900. This makes the dealer cost about $37,600. Therefore a price of $38,000 is very good.
Acura's current money factor for good credit is .001. The residual for a 10K year lease is 56%.
At those numbers the lease cost should be about $431 not $486. Tax might increase this by about $24, assuming a 6% tax rate. It is possible the dealer has included additional costs (fees?) in the capitalized amount or has increased the money factor.
Or it could be Connecticut taxes the entire sales price less trade in value rather than tax the monthly payment. That could explain the difference. For example, if the sales price was $38,000 and there was no trade in and the sales tax is 6%, the sales tax amount would be $2,280. This amount spread over 36 months would be a bit more than $60.
Also, 10K a year is not very many miles. Increasing the annual mileage to 12K should only increase the lease payment by about $23.
#12554 of 12859 Re: 2013 mdx base [billy3554]
Jan 29, 2013 (6:18 am)
Billy I agree....something's off here
$44,523.00 sticker price w/All Season Protection II
$1,400.00 drive off fees (I'm going up on this -- I was told CT Lemon Law $5, Greenhouse $3, 1st month's payment, conveyance fee, bank acquisition, $170 on title&license)
$24,487.65 residual (55% of MSRP for 12K/year I was told)
$13,512.35 depreciation over 36 months
$375.34 montly dep payment
$62,487.65 residual plus offer
$62.49 residual plus otd * mf
$437.83 dep fee + finance fee
$465.63 total monthly payment
That's why I came up with $465 with tax (6.35% in CT) I was told no tax at signing
Something's not making sense