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#7643 of 12875 Got my 08 MDX tech finally!
Jan 04, 2009 (7:08 pm)
Whew! I didn't think it was going to happen but it did! Posted here about month ago about getting a deal on an 08 MDX with tech for 35.5k from several SF Bay Area dealers but couldn't get them to give me what I thought was fair trade in value for my 2006 Volvo S40 so no go. On whim yesterday, headed over to Dublin Toyota to test drive a 2009 Highlander Limited for comparison test drive. Long story short, liked the car but wanted to head over to Pleasanton Acura to see the MDX again and decide if I really wanted the Highlander. Toyota salesman literally held my keys and registration hostage since I had him look at my trade-in and finally got it back and walked out when they gave laughable quotes for the Highlander and for my trade in.
Headed over to Pleasanton Acura and talked to Gary G. and point blank asked him if he had any 2008 MDXs with Techs left and if he did, whether he can match the 35.5k quote I got back them. And if he did, whether he could give me what I wanted for my car. After some back and forth negotiations with him and his general manager I got the car and a bunch of accessories and, this is the part I couldn't believe. Gave me actual fair market value for my car! $12k for a 2006 Volvo with 43k miles on it which was about $2-4k more than any other dealer could do.
Here are the numbers:
2008 MDX with Tech - 35,607
Pro Package, Running Boards, Side Rails, Body Moldings - $1800
Came to less than $40, 700k out the door with the accessories
-$12k trade in for my Volvo POS
I know I ate it just a bit on the accessories since I priced them online for about 25% less but then I didn't have to worry about trying to install the stuff and drill into the MDX for the moldings and it would carry the same full warranty for the length of the car. They didn't have any new 08 MDX with techs on site so they traded a base MDX to Stockton for this car. Dealer said there were few 08 MDX techs left in this region although there were some base models so there is potential to get this deal through the remainder of the incentive, which I think only runs through Monday? Both the salesman (Gary G) and the general manager were great to deal (Dan?) with. It was actually quite refreshing to deal with non high pressure sales tactics for a change!
#7645 of 12875 Honda Sales Falter 34% In December - Acura Sales Flatline Dropping 39.3%
Jan 05, 2009 (1:16 pm)
American Honda Motor Co., Inc., today reported 2008 annual vehicle sales of 1,428,765, a decrease of 8.2 percent compared to 2007 results on a daily selling-rate* basis. American Honda's December sales totaled 86,085, a decrease of 34.7 percent.
Honda Divisions 2008 annual sales of 1,284,261 decreased 6.7 percent compared to 2007. Honda Division's December monthly sales of 75,405 represent a decrease of 34.0 percent compared to 2007. Annual total car sales of 794,421 for the Honda Division increased 1.0 percent and set a record for the fourth consecutive year. The division's truck sales decreased by 16.9 percent to 489,840.
Accord, the top-selling Honda model for 2008, achieved annual sales of 372,789, down 5.3 percent. December Accord sales decreased 28.5 percent, to 22,348. Civic sales totaled 339,289 for the year, up 2.1 percent. December Civic sales decreased to 17,302, down 36.4 percent. Annual Fit sales of 79,794, up 40.9 percent, set a record for the third consecutive year. December Fit sales decreased 1.5 percent, to 5,039.
"American Honda's sales mirror the industry's current condition," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "We believe Honda will be in a strong position when the market stabilizes."
The Acura Division's total year-end sales of 144,504 vehicles represented a decline of 20.0 percent. December Acura sales totaled 10,680, down 39.3 percent. The Acura TL led the division with annual sales of 46,766, followed closely by the Acura MDX with sales of 45,377 - the previous best-selling Acura in 2007.
#7646 of 12875 Acura December Sales
Jan 05, 2009 (2:34 pm)
Please check out the www.vtec.net website below for the latest Acura/Honda sales. Take a look at the table showing month to date and YTD results. December results were terrible. The deals should stay the same or improve.....
#7647 of 12875 MDX Sales Results and Current Incentives?
Jan 06, 2009 (3:53 am)
The MDX luxury SUV was Acura's best-selling light truck, posting significant sales gains over last month with 3,383 units. Year-end MDX sales reached 45,377 units, down 22.8 percent and December Month-end sales were down 42.7 percent in comparison with last December.
Any idea when new MDX incentives get released? There is nothing new on their website and all expired incentives have been removed.
#7648 of 12875 Re: Base MDX - Purchase Price and Luxury Tax [dom6183]
Jan 06, 2009 (7:31 am)
I also live in Jersey but up North. Please let me know how your search turns up as I am looking for the same exact car. I will keep you in the loop if I am able to find a good deal as well.
#7649 of 12875 Is the 2000 incentive in addition to the special financing?
Jan 06, 2009 (4:21 pm)
Hi, I am looking for a MDX base right now, and this is my first time car buying experience. I am confused by the incentives offered. Is the $2000 dealer incentive additonal to the special APR or not? The best price for a base model in this forum so far is $34,569, right? Does it have the 0.9/2.9 APR or not? I got quotes from dealer saying that if I want the finance, I have to add $2000 back to the price...
#7650 of 12875 Re: Is the 2000 incentive in addition to the special financing? [mdxmsn]
Jan 07, 2009 (7:28 am)
mdxmsn -- Just go into the dealership with the plan to NOT buy the car, and ask them to explain everything to you. Most dealers won't pressure you to buy right then, if they do, leave and goto another Acura dealer.
There is a lot to lease, incentives, purchases. It's going to be quicker to review here on Edmunds and talk to a sales person.
Once you understand everything you won't be disappointed when you eventually pick something up.
(That said, it's a bit odd your looking at a 40k car and this is your first buying experience? Smells like..)
#7651 of 12875 Re: Is the 2000 incentive in addition to the special financing? [ihave]
Jan 07, 2009 (8:27 am)
oh, I did not make it clear. It is my first time "new car" buying experience, i.e., I never dealt with a dealer before. I have had experience buying four cars so far, all second hands. Now I feel like to move up somewhat, maybe mid-age crisis?! That dealer is 60 miles away, that is why I want to understand as much as possible before I go...
#7652 of 12875 Re: Is the 2000 incentive in addition to the special financing? [mdxmsn]
Jan 07, 2009 (9:22 am)
Go to the "HOME" page on edmunds and click on "latest incentives" at the top under the new car section ( I believe) -> put in your zip code and scroll down to the acura incentives. In my zip code, it says that the financing deal is not combinable with the $2000 cash.
Hope this helps,