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Acura MDX, Car Buying, SUV
#8679 of 13261 Re: MDX Buying Advice [mtgoanchorman]
Sep 12, 2009 (5:28 pm)
I personally would be very cautious of 2010 models...
Honda is not very good when it comes to introducing new transmission
In 2010 Honda is moving from 5 speed to six speed...
now go and do search for 2000 or 2001 Honda/Acura models you will see that lot of people were/are having transmission problems...Honda extended the trans warrenty for Acura owners...but honda owners were left holding the bag...There was a trans recall issued...
#8680 of 13261 Re: NDANs offers [ndan]
Sep 13, 2009 (10:13 am)
May I suggest these folks for oem parts and extended warranty as well
And please get the acura body side molding, your MDX will thank you, its an easy DIY.
#8681 of 13261 Re: NDANs offers [aribann]
Sep 13, 2009 (1:21 pm)
Thnx was planning on the warranty from bernardi, the dealer was quoting a couple of hundreds more...also would any one know what what tires the base acura comes with michelin or bridgestone? thanks...
#8682 of 13261 Re: NDANs offers [ndan]
Sep 13, 2009 (5:29 pm)
where do you see anything about an extended warranty from bernardi parts? its my understanding that if you buy from them and have it installed later you only get a 12 month warranty, not the initially warranty on them that comes with the mdx...
#8683 of 13261 09 MDX W/ TECH Pricing
Sep 13, 2009 (6:30 pm)
I have seen many people posting some unbelievable prices for their 09 MDX. I live in the NY suburbs (Westchester) and the best deal I got so far is $42,000 for a 2009 MDX with Tech, roof rack and sport rails. Many of the dealers in the area don't have these cars in stock and are not "giving them away". Is this a good deal or should I shop out of state?
Furthermore, I was told by one dealer to buy the additional side moldings for $300, is it really worth it? It looks like they are installed low on the door and really wont protect from another door opening against it. Any opinions?
#8684 of 13261 Re: 09 MDX W/ TECH Pricing [jldaddy]
Sep 13, 2009 (6:48 pm)
i am in NY, i have search 100 miles within for tech/entertainment a month. No dealer wants to talk any further if my offer is below $42500. same in westchester area. very frustrating while reading all others in this forum keeps getting better deal.
Sep 13, 2009 (11:19 pm)
From what I understand, the whole cash for clunkers program and all the incentives to boost auto sales the past month has left most dealers with little inventory. This may have something to do with your inability to get a better price. When you speak to the dealer, you should really expect to buy at approximately $500 below invoice right now. If you got tech/sport/ent then maybe $1000 below, but ideally with the incentive the dealer has right now, you are looking at approx $500 below inventory. As for side molding, I have no idea, but I know 3 people so far that I know have MDX's have said to get it as it will save u a lot of grief down the road. Seems to be especially important for the MDX.
I have a deal secured to get an MDX base model for $37,500 approx with a decent offer on my trade. I'm sure I could do about $500-$1000 better, but the color I want is tough to find and I'm willing to pay a little more and save the hassle of shopping any further. The first dealer I spoke to was Mile High Acura in Denver and they weren't willing to go below invoice+dealer fee and offered me $1500 less on my 2001 TL trade in than Courtesy Acura who is right in their back yard. I didn't even going back to see if they would beat the Courtesy offer because the initial talks were so insulting.
Only thing that could possibly keep me from closing on the deal would be some kind of major incentive developing on the Q7 in the next 2 weeks which seems pretty unlikely.
I still recommend everyone call other dealers even if they are out of state. I initially had to work with Acura of Omaha to get my current deal, and was going to close with them, but Courtesy Acura e-mailed me out of the blue so I decided to give them a call and listen to what they could offer. They ended up beating Omaha by $500 overall and saving me the drive and gas money. If you are in the Northeast and are willing to drive down to Delaware, I recommend giving Piazza Acura in Chadds Ford, PA (Right across the delaware border) a call and talking to them. I have heard very good things about their willingness to make a deal.
Does anyone think it pays to wait for the 2010 model? All I've heard so far is one person being skeptical about the new transmission, but I'm curious if others have seen one or know about the new features. No dealer even has an idea of the new MSRP or invoice price so any information would be great. Thanks.
#8686 of 13261 Re: 09 MDX W/ TECH Pricing [jldaddy]
Sep 14, 2009 (5:36 am)
did you get the car yet? i got a better deal in the area and was wondering if you are still interested to know.
Email me if you do.
#8687 of 13261 2009 Acura MDX Base -
Sep 14, 2009 (6:59 am)
Thanks guys for all your feedback and great information. I was able to pull the trigger on 2009 Acura MDX Base. I paid $35,990 plus tax, title and registration, Location: KY