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#13031 of 13261 2014 MDX with AWD & Tech package
Aug 30, 2013 (9:50 am)
Well, last Friday I went for my test drive of the 2014 MDX. We are looking to (eventually) replace a 2012 Honda Pilot. The difference between these 2 vehicles are night and day. The Pilot - while $10,000 or so cheaper - drives like a truck, while the MDX is a much more luxurious ride. Of course, I loved the car and 6 hours later, I drove home in it.
As previously posted, I was driving a 2011 Acura TL w/Tech package and had 5 more lease payments before the lease ended. My intention was to trade up to the MDX with as little financial repercussions as possible. This was my 5th time buying/leasing a car at this dealership.
As expected...initially there was very little negotiation on price. I was told that these are selling in my area (NJ) at or above MSRP. The dealership had about 6 of the MDX/AWD/Tech in stock and 1 in the color I wanted. Initial offer from dealer was $500 off the MSRP + $2200 or so in fees and no money down. This put my payment at $654 (or so) for a 36 month lease.
Something I thought to do - after reading so much about negotiating - was to turn the "4-square" approach around on the dealership. I made my own 4 square with the invoice price in one square, lease equity/dealer cash in the next, a list of all up front fees in the third and all the reasons why they should give me the deal I want in the 4th. (LOL) My salesman knows me and even though he was shaking his head at this and telling me there was no way anyone was going to sell me this car at "invoice"...I told him I wanted it as close to invoice as possible and to show it to the sales manager. Next thing I know, the sales manager was out shaking my hand and laughing at how "no one has ever done this before". Anyway, it got him out of his "tower" so I could talk to him directly and plead my case. I did not mention what I wanted my monthly payment to be or how much I was willing to put down.
End of deal...I got a 66% residual value...a .0001500 money factor (Acura super preferred credit tier). I promised them I would not say exactly how much they took off the car, but I will say we met approximately in the middle of Invoice and MSRP. I did put $3000 down and got a monthly payment of $480/month for 36 months. This is a 10,000 miles/year lease but I had 15,000 miles left on my old lease that is being "rolled over" into this lease (Acura customer loyalty program) giving me 45,000 miles on this lease. Even though I did have some equity in my lease from 2011, it went to cover the remaining 5 lease payments on my TL...so that was a wash.
Also, I did not need to fix the scratch that was in my TL, it was covered by the $1500 damage waiver, nor did I have to have the TL's scheduled service...saving me about $450.00 at this time.
So...I'm driving...and loving my White with Parchment interior MDX!
#13032 of 13261 Re: 2014 MDX Defect [tiffany18]
Aug 30, 2013 (11:00 am)
I looked at my rear doors and I see the area you are referring, the angle in the door post just above the exterior door handle. Mine do not seem to be "popping out." I have washed mine only once so far and there are not leaks.
It may be that there was a problem in the production line for yours and the other vehicles you looked at that has affected a limited number of vehicles.
Can you post a photo of your seal (or post a link to your photo)
Interested to hear about how Acura handles your issue.
#13033 of 13261 Westchester, NY/ Greenwich, CT area recommendation
Sep 02, 2013 (7:23 pm)
Interested in finding out if anyone has recently bought a 2014 MDX w/ Nav & Ent. How much did you pay and which dealer did you use? Interested in the NY/ CT region.
Thanks in advance for your help.
#13034 of 13261 2014 Acura MDX advance
Sep 03, 2013 (7:57 am)
My car was purchased for 57400 plus NYS tax, total around 62,400 out the door. The car has over 800 miles, and is by far the best MDX, I have owned. This is my 3rd one.
#13035 of 13261 Re: dc area [iamgort]
Sep 03, 2013 (8:44 am)
I have purchased multiple Acura vehicles in the DC area. I have found good deals at Rosenthal and Norris from which I bought. I also found good pricing at Radley and Pohanka, though I did not buy for logistics reasons. When I was shopping, I did not find good pricing at Chevy Chase, Criswell, or Tischer.
#13036 of 13261 Re: Westchester, NY/ Greenwich, CT area recommendation [carbond007]
Sep 03, 2013 (6:40 pm)
This is the deal I got today for 14 AWD tech mdx lease:
15k miles per year
45824 price (invoice price. This is the price I got the deal for)
5500 equity for trade in (I put this in as a down payment which covered the fees and remaining as cap reduction or down payment whatever you call it as)
At Preferred credit tier (I was not qualified for premium tier, which would have saved 28 per month) my final payment was at 498 per month including everything.
Please comment on my deal.
#13037 of 13261 Re: Westchester, NY/ Greenwich, CT area recommendation [mu8318]
Sep 04, 2013 (5:08 pm)
Thanks. Which dealer gave you this deal? I have seen offers of 50,460 to 50,960 for a 2014 MDX w/ Tech & Entertainment. Does that sound reasonable?
#13038 of 13261 Re: Westchester, NY/ Greenwich, CT area recommendation [carbond007]
Sep 05, 2013 (3:17 am)
Nope. Try to get for invoice price and I assume its around 48000 to 48400. Try to get in that range. I got an offer in this range from dch Montclair acura,nj last month.
#13039 of 13261 Re: got offer MSRP$49460 + Protection Package [mu8318]
Sep 06, 2013 (3:24 pm)
I got it from NJ Dealers (actually got from 2 dealers)
#13040 of 13261 2014 Acura MDX FWD w/Tech Pkg - Atlanta area
Sep 06, 2013 (3:51 pm)
I am looking to purchase a 2014 Acura MDX FWD w/Tech Pkg in the Atlanta area. I am checking to get a sense of quotes others have seen for this model/configuration. The costco negotiated price is a $1000 off MSRP. Anyone had better luck than that ??