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#5910 of 13267 2008 Base MDX - $37,500 (dest. included) + TTL - no doc fee
Jan 15, 2008 (11:30 am)
Just bought a black on black MDX at Ball Acura at the Mile of Cars in South San Diego. I wanted an 07, b/c it was the same car, but selling for $35,000 according to Edmunds, but there weren't any left in SoCal. Go for an 07 if you can find one. The only difference is the rear-view mirror.
This was close to the best deal I could find in Southern California. It has a couple of add ons - mud guards and wheel locks - they call it a "protection package". I call it bullshit profit. But that's the game.
Before going to the dealership I specifically asked whether there were any fees other than TTL, and dealer replied "no" in an email. As we were going through the paperwork, they itemized a $55 Documentation fee in the sales contract. I pulled out my email, and had them lower the car price by $55. (It's principle, and half a tank of gas They said they still had to show a doc fee on the sales contract, and that lowering the car price was the only way to honor their email. Fine with me (it's probably for tax purposes). You guys on the East coast have some serious doc fees ($600 wow!).
Overall I'm excited, couldn't even sleep last night. It's like being a kid again. I guess that's why we do it - keep buying toys- ah, consumerism.
It was a stress free experience, probably b/c I knew the price going in, and had sold my car beforehand, instead of trading it in. BTW - try selling your car first, it makes all the difference. We saved 50% of the value. Dealers wanted to give us $5-6K for a 2002 Jeep - we sold it on craigslist.org for $8750 - private party retail value on KBB. It took 2 weeks, and one mechanic inspection. Well worth the leg work - hell, that's probably my bonus after taxes - for which I have to work all year.
We decided against the NAV - I figure for the same money I can put a 50" Pioneer HD plasma in my master bedroom, instead of a 7" screen in my car.
Overall, the MDX is great value for the money. I you add all the standard features on an MDX to a Highlander or Murano, you are in the same price range, and still some features are unavailable - i.e. HID lamps and memory seats on the highlander, 7 passenger on the Murano.
#5911 of 13267 Accessories Pricing / Extended Warranty
Jan 15, 2008 (11:38 am)
I have just purchased a Black 05 MDX Touring w Nav. with 32,000 miles on it. During the negotiations, I had the dealer add a chrome side step and rear spoiler. At this time, I am considering a few other additions and want to know if I am getting reasonable pricing.
Side Body Moldings: 309.00
Tow Package including steering/trans cooling systems: 989.00
Finally, has anyone heard or or used Zurik for an extended warranty. The MDX was purchased at an Acura dealer and is Certified. I am ok with spending a few dollars for peace of mind through 7 Years/100,000 miles. The price quoted is $1053.00 for a comprehensive coverage that covers what the 7/100 Acura powertrain does not.
#5912 of 13267 Re: 2008 Base MDX - $37,500 (dest. included) + TTL - no doc fee [akubik]
Jan 15, 2008 (1:18 pm)
Thanks a lot for the note.. $55 doc fee to $600.. WOW!!!! I need to check this up more closely..and the suggestion of haivng an e-mail to confirm the costs is great as well.. can aviod the pressure techniques sales folks use when in person! Thanks once again
#5913 of 13267 Just purchased a 08 MDX Sport/Ent
Jan 15, 2008 (4:23 pm)
I just purchased a 08 MDX with the Sport & Entertainment packages. The purchase price is $45k. This does not include add-ons (such as roof rails, side moldings, etc). I will be jumping off the leasing merry-go-round and will try to keep the MDX for the next 5-7 years.
I may have been able to get another $200 off but I thought that it was fair enough for both sides.
#5914 of 13267 Going rate for MDX Tech?
Jan 15, 2008 (4:28 pm)
What is the going rate for MDX Tech?
#5915 of 13267 Re: 2008 MDX With Tech / Pkg [psridharraju]
Jan 15, 2008 (4:32 pm)
You can get MDX with Tech package at $1000 below invoice and including destination charge. You can get it for lower price if you can negotiate harder. This is the price in San Francisco bay area.
#5916 of 13267 Re: 2008 MDX With Tech / Pkg [kkumar1]
Jan 16, 2008 (8:45 am)
Which dealer ?
#5917 of 13267 Re: 2008 MDX With Tech / Pkg [smalkin]
Jan 16, 2008 (9:12 am)
Stevens Creek Acura, bay area. You can request quotes online from differnt dealers.
#5918 of 13267 Re: Just purchased a 08 MDX Sport/Ent [chrism124]
Jan 16, 2008 (10:22 am)
chrism...........i'm finalizing a deal on the same one,the dealer has said its a hard to get model ........was your 45k before tax&license ?
#5919 of 13267 Re: Just purchased a 08 MDX Sport/Ent [mdxtimesthree]
Jan 16, 2008 (3:51 pm)
mdxtimesthre, the 45k is the buy price without tax & license. Fortunately, my state does not have a sales tax. Most of the inventory appears to be based on having the Tech pkg with a 1/3 of them with the Entertainment pkg as well. The supply of Sport and/or Sport/Ent model ranged from 3-4 in inventory. My vehicle will be coming in a future allocation. I do not need it until late spring.