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#6162 of 13276 Re: Just bought 2008 Acura MDX with Tech [mmedic]
Feb 25, 2008 (11:51 am)
Thanks for posting your information. We purchased a 2001 MDX from Crown Acura in Greensboro in 2001 when we were living there and paid retail for it, which I am still driving. We now live in Central VA and there is a Crown Acura in Richmond, the closest one to us, but they do not have a huge inventory and I figured they weren't worth contacting. My plan was to buy in Northern Va even though I would have to take the vehicle to Crown for service after purchase. Thanks to your post I will now talk with Crown when we are ready to buy our Tech with entertainment. I will most likely just send out an email to as many dealers as possible and hope they will be willing to negotiate.
#6163 of 13276 Buy the Sport
Feb 25, 2008 (3:52 pm)
For all of you who are considering the MDX, DRIVE the sport, especially if you are going to buy the NAV anyhow. The difference in price is not very large and you get a lot for it. The magnetic ride shocks are amazing, especially when you push the vehicle a little bit. I have an '07 Sport and except for some very annoying warranty repairs, I love the Sport. I am amazed that they don't sell more. You get (much) better tires, better rims (easier to clean too), better leather, better dash (metal instead of more plastic), plus the amazing magnetic ride, bigger sway bars, self leveling headlights, etc. Just consider it.
#6164 of 13276 Re: Just bought 2008 Acura MDX with Tech [homeagain3]
Feb 25, 2008 (4:39 pm)
We live in the Hampton Roads area and we tried dealing with local dealers in the area, via internet. They wanted us to come in to talk to them, I told them give me your best price out the door. No one wanted to give us an out the door price except Pohanka Acura in Chantilly, Va. After 4 days of haggling with local dealers, we just purchased a 2008 MDX w/Tech. $41,000.00 out the door. The dealers in the Tidewater and Richmond area couldn't come close. Pohanka was easy to deal with and easy to get in/out. We saved with a trade and purchasing a new vehicle over $5000.00. Hands down do your researching over the internet for your best price, it may take a little time and effort, but definately the way to shop.
#6165 of 13276 Made the plunge...
Feb 26, 2008 (7:01 am)
Finally bought the MDX with tech/ent pkg plus tint windows, low jack, locking wheel lugnuts, cargo tray (not sure if thats what its called with the rubber inside liner), roof rails, body side moldings, and a moonroof deflector for 43,927 including dest. I did initially want the sport running boards, door edge guard, front and rear trim but they wanted retail for it so I took it off. Looks like I got some garage time and internet ordering coming up I ended up driving to the furthest dealership (Vandergriff) in the DFW for me, but it paid off at the end. I went to McDavid, and they were like "that price is under invoice, we can't sell you it at that price". Oh, I got the 2.9% 60months as well. Which McDavid would not match as well (trying to figure out how they stay in biz actually). Vandergriff was decent in dealing with, they tried some tricks like....when I got a internet quote for 42,597w/ dest. for a tech/ent pkg w/o any extras when I got there, it turned out to be much higher cuz they always include lowjack/wheel locks/cargo tray/tint with all the acuras....she tried to dance around it but I ended up paying just 200 more for that stuff and I figured that decent enough (since the mats are like 100 plus tint I figured I got the low jack free---with those numbers anyways). Send me a pm for the sales person name, overall she was very good. (Even though we had to dance around some stuff, it was well worth it) Love the new car though..so many gadgets and the ride is great.
Wanted to add...they offered me a 7yr/100k warranty for 1475...how does that sound? I actually haggled down to that and then didn't buy it but I am considering it since it doesn't seem too bad.
#6166 of 13276 Re: 2.9 [jmpage2]
Feb 26, 2008 (12:46 pm)
Concerning the third row seating of MDX, I don't know if Acura already or in the future will make a rail track for second row seats far back to third row seat position. That would be solved the problem of many fan's concern of third row is too narrow just for kids, not use it in most of time, or decrease gas mileage. With the rail track, you can take off third row seat if not use, move your second row back as much as you like, so the second row passenger would gain a tons of space and be treated like in a limo. Really hope Acura can make it!
#6167 of 13276 Re: Made the plunge... [texasguy33]
Feb 26, 2008 (2:55 pm)
Couldn't figure out how to PM on this forum....hit me an email at martin_fielder at yahoo.com . I'm looking as well in the DFW area for a tech/ent. Offered the same price from Vandergriff (42, 597 + TTL), but want to discuss the extras they want us to pay for. (Lojack et al) Did you get the all weather mats, or just the cargo mat?
#6168 of 13276 Re: Just bought 2008 Acura MDX with Tech [hawg42]
Feb 26, 2008 (2:15 pm)
Thanks for replying. We lived in Va Beach from 98-01. Really miss it. It was my favorite of all the places we've been.
From everything we have read on this, No Va does seem to be the most aggressive, and have the largest # of vehicles in stock.
I will be traveling up there mid March for a sporting event and plan to talk with a couple of dealers while I am there, if dealing strictly be email doesn't work out. Pohanka is tops on my list as well as Rosenthal.
We have a 98 Dodge Dakota pickup that we need to get rid of, but I was afraid if I offered it for trade, I wouldn't get as good of a discount off sticker price of the MDX. Since it's not worth more than a few thousand it won't make or break the sale.
So, as you can see, we still have a few things to work out. I was hoping to buy next month and hopefully take advantage of the quarter end deals, but now I'm thinking I might be better off waiting until June.
#6169 of 13276 Re: What price to pay for 08 MDX in Northeast [ewoodwor]
Feb 28, 2008 (2:06 pm)
Hi All Northeasterner,
MDX tech/Ent 's quote in New England area should be around 42000 +/- 1000 before any accessories, tax, and plate fee. Don't be stupid to raise the price over 43000!!! Acura Boston is the best dealer in Great Boston area. Price really different compare dealer to dealer. So be smart and firm for reasonable price.
#6170 of 13276 Sorry for this mistyping!!!
Feb 29, 2008 (8:35 am)
Hi The previous suggested price for MDX tech/ent should be $42000 -/+ 100, not (-/+ 1000). Sorry for this mistyping.
#6171 of 13276 Re: Made the plunge... [texasguy33]
Mar 01, 2008 (6:53 am)
texasguy33. what did it take to secure the 2.9% over 60? Need help.