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Acura MDX, Car Buying, SUV
#6716 of 13267 New Purchase MDX 2008
Jul 19, 2008 (4:59 am)
First of all, thanks to all for providing the detailed information on both quaility and pricing on my new MDX. Live north of Boston and have three dealers within about 1/2 hour. That is the key to get the best price and play them against each other. All dealers were great, low pressure had a very good knowledge base. But, each dealer has hundreds of MDX's sitting on their lots. The other car choice we almost purchased was the GMC Acadia, at the end no real price discount and dealers only have a few on lot.
Purchased the base model with roof rack and rails, white with taupe and its been great. The last dealer I went to was Prime Motor (the old Ira motor group) in North Hampton, NH and within an hour, I was driving my new MDX out the door. (they told me I have the record) from negotiation, test driving my SUV to cleaning the new car less than an hour. They told be to bring in the check the next day. Great people and they really wanted to take the order from the other dealers. Maybe it was good timing. Traded in 2001 suburban that was beaten and more than a few dents or scratches. List price ($40,910). Final prices was $31,750 inlcuded the roof rack and rails installed ($6-700 option) all the destintion charges, prep fees and other dealer admin fees. Plus, an extended warranty from Acura that doubles the original warranty for $ 400.00 Not a big fan of these. but for $ 400 to get 8 years, 100,000 miles bumper to bumper was a no brainer. Prime guys where great, but my overall experiance at all three dealers was very pleasent experience. Once again thanks for all the information.
#6717 of 13267 Re: Options [akg4y]
Jul 19, 2008 (7:05 am)
Regardless of what state you purchase the car, don't you only pay sales tax in the state you register it? In the past i had purchased cars in NY and registered in NJ and the dealer took care of it all without me having to pay double sales tax.
#6718 of 13267 '08 Tech Pkg
Jul 19, 2008 (10:53 am)
I noticed that only the base and Tech package really had any price flexibility. Sport, Ent, Sport + Ent, and the PTG all had pretty heafty premiums considering the difference in their MSRP or invoice pricing.
Multiple Internet dealers in Fairfax VA quoted about the same price for a Tech pkg, which was invoice - $2,500 including 'processing fees' (ultimately labeled the infamous doc-fee). Negotiating the price seemed to bounce back because mysterious taxes/fees appeared which undid the negotiated dropped value. They're pretty clever though, because of the 5 separate papers that quoted the sale price, some included sales-tax, some included processing fees, etc, such that you couldn't get a clear listing of what the true underlying cost of the car was. When my wife and I unraveled it at, we found it was basically their original offer price. But still below invoice - $2,500 so we were ultimately happy.
We wound up getting a 10yr 100K warranty with tire-replacements for 5 year (DC streets suck, and we don't plan on replacing the car). That pushed the total price (including sales tax) to $42k. For the avg person, the base warranties should be plenty.
Note, apparently Tech + Ent is hard to come by these days - I couldn't even get a quote.
#6719 of 13267 Re: New Steel Blue w/ Tan Interior Tech w/ PTG [mebuytoo]
Jul 20, 2008 (5:48 am)
Unlike the lock/unlock buttons on the remote, the PTG button requires you to push it for about 2 seconds before it operates thus lessening the chance of an accidental open.
#6720 of 13267 Impact to Prices w. 2009's
Jul 20, 2008 (1:39 pm)
I see Acura's web site for the MDX is all 2009's. Nice graphics, videos, etc.
Does not appear to be many changes...looks like MSRP went up about $1,000...on Tech, but PTG is standard?
Has anyone had any interaction on pricing with dealers? I assume it will just continue to put pressure on the 08.
FYI, my experience shopping like a lot of others. Quoted about $1,800 below invoice on Tech Package w. no haggling. Once I am set, will worth towards the $2,500 below and/or the low 1.9% financing.
Jul 21, 2008 (7:57 am)
I think if you want a good quote take the invoice price of the car you want (without any options) and subtract $2500. Email one dealership and tell them you have an offer of $X with no other fees, plus tax & tags out the door, can they beat it?
If they beat it, take that quote and email it to the next dealer, etc, or just be happy and take it. Once at the dealership to make the deal get them to throw in a couple of options for free. I found the entire process pretty painless.. I emailed probably 10 dealers and 3 of them came back with quotes basically at the price I was shooting for, which was $2500 below invoice.
Jul 21, 2008 (1:51 pm)
Without too much haggling, I was able to get an offer for a Tech/Entertainment Black/Black MDX w/running boards installed for $41,100 (that includes the $1,500 rebate and 3.9% financing, but not TT&L).
Please tell me what you think. I'm in Dallas, TX. Thanks.
#6725 of 13267 05 certified for $19.5 or 05 non for $17.9?
Jul 21, 2008 (3:15 pm)
I am buying an 05 mdx. I just need some recomendations on buying a certified for about $19.5 base with 39k, or non-certified for about $17.9 with 37k, and then adding the 60k warranty for $1800. I have also found certified 05's with 50k pluse for about $18.5. Or should I not buy any warranty? I drive about 24k per year and sell my cars around 75k to 95k. My last lincoln was certified and the warranty was used. Let me know what you would do in this case, or if there is a certain number I should look for for the above cars. also the above cars are an average of what I have found. They are not individual options, so if you know of any better deals in the midwest, please let me know. Thanks.