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Acura MDX, Car Buying, SUV
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 13284 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 13284 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
#8689 of 13284 Inventory and Prices
Sep 14, 2009 (7:33 am)
I do not know this for fact. But from my research of purchasing an MDX, my general feeling and understanding is that Acura (as well as other companies) cut production by a good amount for 09 models, anticipating a slow year for car sales. I think car sales numbers were forcasted for under 10 million total before the summer. Same time last year, unbelivable deals were had for 08 models... even for the MDX. However, my dealer told me that most dealerships had record numbers for july/august due to Cash for Clunkers, and other gov incentives/tax breaks etc... Also, the economy picked up in the summer. Plus the people who put off buying last year due to the recession, may have made the plunge recently. Due to this, the inventory on the MDX is very very low. In some areas, (i read Houston on this board) alot of dealers did not even have the MDX on their lots. I believe this coupled with a late release of the 2010 model have put a strain on the inventory levels. Acura is continuing production of the 09 till nov I believe to combat this.. but again this is in limited numbers. In January of 09 through April of 09, people were grabbing the Tech/Ent for low 40k + TTL, and the Tech models was being bought for 38.5k +TTL (per this board). With cars flying off the lot in July/August, market prices adjusted accordingly (supply/demand). Now with Acura releasing a few 09 models till Nov (in 3 colors, silver, black, and white) deals are much harder to come by. Depending on the inventory in your area, you should expect to pay around 500 under invoice to about 1500 under invoice... with the latter being a good deal at this time. This is including the marketing support. But 2k under invoice is still possible as that is about what I got on my deal. The prices differ significatly based on region it seems like.
#8690 of 13284 Re: NDANs offers [ndan]
Sep 14, 2009 (7:34 am)
#8691 of 13284 Re: 09 MDX W/ TECH Pricing [ez123ez123]
Sep 14, 2009 (9:11 am)
I'm still interested, email me at jldaddyoptonline.net.
#8692 of 13284 Just bought 2009 MDX+Tech for 40.7K
Sep 14, 2009 (12:20 pm)
Found this deal in NY Long Island area, does this seem to be competitive price? Checked couple of dealers, seems this is what I can get so far. Thx for advice.
Sep 14, 2009 (3:10 pm)
I ordered a Base...Should I believe the dealer when he says delivery from the factory has been delayed?
#8694 of 13284 Re: delivery... [indecision]
Sep 15, 2009 (1:49 pm)
I bought my MDX back on Aug 14th, and was told it was going to be produced week of September 8th with delivery into town last week of September. Are you saying there could be longer delays?