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#7700 of 13267 Re: 2008 MDX Tech in SF Bay Area [enforcer]
Jan 17, 2009 (6:59 am)
I absolutely agree with you on Pleasanton Acura! I went to 4 other Acura dealerships prior to them and only 1 stood out for having good service (Oakland) but they didn't have any 08s left. Two of them were very...ummm..."swarmy" is probably the polite way of voicing my concerns about their honesty and sales tactics.
I can vouch for Pleasanton's professionalism and integrity, search my other posts ("deal gouged roof") for my non-sales interaction with them.
Just curious about the extended warranty, is it more expensive to get it 4 years down the line as opposed to now? When I had my S40 and wanted to add another year to it just 2.5 years into the car, Volvo quoted me $1400 for that extra year which I'm sure wasn't as much initially.
If you are interested in an extended warranty, Tim over at HondaAcuraWorld sells genuine Honda/Acura Warranties for much less than dealer and at least from its webpage, you can purchase it before you hit 6k on the odometer.
Bernardi Warranty has it for bit cheaper than HondAcuraWorld but their website won't let those of us in CA purchase them for whatever reasons, but I read in other forums you can just call in and they'll do it over the phone.
I was looking at 7 years 100k which comes to $1585 (Hondacuraworld), not bad, about a grand less than the dealership. I do plan on keep the car for a long time but after reading all the write-ups on extended warranties for high reliability brands such as Acura, I'm still not sure whether I should do this or get some new granite for my kitchen.....
#7701 of 13267 Re: 2008 MDX Tech in SF Bay Area [enforcer]
Jan 17, 2009 (7:33 am)
What do u think about Oakland Acura. I spoke to a lady name Raquel who says she can beat Edmunds recommended prices. I'm looking for an 09 tech and seems like the going price is 45K OTD.
#7702 of 13267 Re: 2008 MDX Tech in SF Bay Area [wai_ster]
Jan 17, 2009 (8:03 am)
That seems quite high, you are in SF Bay area so before TTL, it looks like they are offerring an 09 Tech at 41k to get it OTD at 45k? Mid December when I emailed some dealerships about the 08s, Serramonte didn't have any 08s so they countered with an 09 Tech for 39300. I'm sure I could have haggled them down even more and in fact I remember reading someone on this forum was able to get Los Gatos to go down to 38500 or somewhere around there. I didn't want an 09 since other dealership still had some 08 inventory and I didn't need powerliftgate.
My tactic in getting my price was simply emailing several dealerships and saying that I had been reading in several forums people were getting 08 MDX techs for 35.5k and to see if they could do that price. 2 of my initial 4 said they could so I had that in writing and even though it didn't work out with those initial dealerships, I was still able to take that quote a month later to Pleasanton who then offerred me the 08 tech at $100 more and since they gave me $2000 more for my trade in than any other dealership (or private seller for that matter), I took it.
If you really like Oakland for their service (and I really liked them but they didn't have new 08 techs when I was there last month), then email competitive Acuras with a price you want to pay, back it up with relatively verifiable claims (edmund forums, acuramdx.org forums, etc.) and when they say yes, bring that quote to Raquel for a chance to beat or meet. Good luck!
#7703 of 13267 Share Your Prices
Jan 17, 2009 (11:52 am)
Just wanted to thank everyone who posts here.....this forum saved me a good bit of money w/ my 09 base.
I probably could have saved another $500 if I had waited another couple weeks, since they are now offering the cash incentive....unfortunatley I couldn't wait.
Submit your prices paid at realcartips.com
Thanks again and Good Luck!
#7704 of 13267 Re: 2008 MDX Tech in SF Bay Area [suspendmix]
Jan 17, 2009 (1:50 pm)
If you call Tim at Hondacuraworld, his prices on extended warranties are the same as Bernardi. The prices on the website are a little higher, but there is a notation on the front page to call. He's a really helpful and nice guy.
#7705 of 13267 Re: 2008 MDX Tech in SF Bay Area [suspendmix]
Jan 17, 2009 (7:26 pm)
I would check with Los gatos, i was able to close a deal at 38.3k for 09 tech, before TTL, around 41k out the door at the end of december. I also got the .9% financing, and charged 2.5k on the credit card for pts...every little bit counts .
#7706 of 13267 Re: 2008 MDX Tech in SF Bay Area [suspendmix]
Jan 17, 2009 (8:53 pm)
Are these warranties from Bernardi's and HondAcuraWorld perfectly fine to use at any dealership? I just want to make sure before I pull the trigger on one of them. My current car does not have an extended warranty, which I regret, so for the MDX, I definitely want to purchase one for it.
#7707 of 13267 Re: 2008 MDX Tech in SF Bay Area [dltl]
Jan 18, 2009 (11:38 am)
It's a AcuraCare warranty good at any Acura dealership. I had an 05 mdx and the battery died - the extended warranty included roadside assistance, too. Tim at hondacuraworld.com filled out the paper work for me when I traded my 05 and faxed it to me so I could get my prorated refund. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Note that on the warranties, the $0 deductible warranty costs $100 more than the $100 deductible warranty. I can't figure out why anyone would want a $100 deductible warranty, as you are worse off if you use it two times.
Make sure you call or e-mail Tim for the accurate prices.
#7708 of 13267 Any good deals in Florida/Georgia?
Jan 20, 2009 (3:05 pm)
Test drove a '09 MDX and absolutely love it!! Of course, I sat down afterwards and got an initial quote of $48K w/ tech and entertainment package (includes TTL). No thanks!! Guess they don't realize how many of us educate ourselves on Edmund's.
Looked online at a dealership in Sarasota that still has quite a few new '08 MDX's. Also noticed the $4000 cash to dealer incentive Edmund's has listed. With this incentive are you able to reduce the negotiated price another $4K?
Also, if anyone has any experience w/ good deals in Florida please let me know. I'm willing to drive just about anywhere in FL or even GA to get a good deal.
#7709 of 13267 Re: Any good deals in Florida/Georgia? [kgolby]
Jan 20, 2009 (3:23 pm)
You should factor in the $4000 when negotiating, not subtract it from the negotiated price, good luck!