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#8740 of 12875 just urchased 2006 acura MDX
Sep 27, 2009 (8:05 pm)
I need your help. Ijst purchased 2006 MDX with 39,000 miles., it is acura preowned certified car from Herb Connolly Acura. When I went in to pay they charged me an additonal 400.00 for some document fee. What was that? Is that legal, no one ever mentioned that to me. Also they are trying to sell me additional exteneded warrenty. The basic plan is $1200.00 and cover mechanical coverage beyond factory warrranty uncludes both parts and labor 84 months or 100,000 miles, also paint and leather protection. I guessit includes part and labor for things like radiator, hoses alternator etc. with a disappearing decuctible, what ever that is. Is this worth it, even if it is acura certified. What are your thoughts, I need to tell them tomorrow. Also I did pay that 400.00 document fee, should I talk to them about that too. Thanks..
#8742 of 12875 Re: mdx tech in virginia / maryland [tudiu]
Sep 27, 2009 (8:13 pm)
Good price, they are selling it to you below invoice. It must be black/silver/white right? They rarely let the rarer colors go that cheap. If it's black you may be able to get it for less though as I've heard dealers cutting deep into their holdback to get rid of those.
#8743 of 12875 Re: mdx tech in virginia / maryland [tudiu]
Sep 28, 2009 (6:20 am)
The price is good. Could you share the dealer if possible?
#8744 of 12875 Re: just purchased 2006 acura MDX [acura124]
Sep 28, 2009 (6:01 pm)
Hey Acura 124:
You're basically asking 2 questions:
1) "Documentation" fee - $400 - can you avoid it?
My experience is no, you can't. $400 seems high, but they range from $250 to $400 in my experience. This covers the runner to the Mass registry, paperwork, etc. There is SOME value in there to you, but mostly it is another fee. However, I've walked out on a deal because of the fee and they still couldn't drop it. If you have a vehicle you like, I'd say live with it.
2) Extended warranty - worth it?
Really a personal decision. Remember, insurance sellers are betting statistically that they won't have to pay out above your premium. That is how they make money. BUT they get to bet on 100's of cars. You have to bet on one. If you're spending $25k on a late model MDX, 5% more to know that you have no downside risk in terms of maintenance may be worth it. Personal risk/reward call. read the fine print carefully - you ususlly have a month to elect this kind of insurance. Check Consumer Reports.
Ok, so this advice comes at a cost: I'm looking for the exact same thing - '06 MDX Touring. I've been to Herb Connolly. What were they asking and what did you end up offering? What options and color? I'll probably be pulling the trigger in the next week or so.
Thanks in advance.
#8745 of 12875 Re: mdx tech in virginia / maryland [tudiu]
Sep 29, 2009 (6:36 am)
Is this the base model? Could you share which dealer you get this quote? Thanks advance!
#8746 of 12875 Re: mdx tech in virginia / maryland [mtgoanchorman]
Sep 29, 2009 (2:01 pm)
That's very similar to a deal that I closed on about 2 weeks ago in NOVA. Got an MDX Tech for $40,619 + TTL of $1,346. Total OTD price $41,965.
#8747 of 12875 Re: mdx tech in virginia / maryland [mtgoanchorman]
Sep 29, 2009 (4:17 pm)
They only have 2 left, Black and White. I know, they are going -$2300 below invoice.
The Saleman contacted me again today. I did not answer him yet.
#8748 of 12875 Re: mdx tech in virginia / maryland [pittmdx]
Sep 29, 2009 (4:24 pm)
yes it is the BASE model.......no other option. If I share you the name of the dealer, YOu will buy it and left me nuttin..........lol JK. I live in Pittsburgh PA. But the local dealships dont want to cut much. I contacted the dealer in MD or VA I forgot. Name is Pohanka Acura and Rosentha Acura. Good luck Bro........remember to give a ride.
#8749 of 12875 MDX factory Rebate
Sep 29, 2009 (6:04 pm)
Does any one know whether the 2000 factory incentive given by acura will change the factory Invoice price?
Dealer is quoting 2009 MDX Tech and Entertainment package at 45,300 and is giving factory rebate of 2000 after adding taxes.
Sticker price: 47600
Dealer price: 45,300
afterr doc fee, license and taxes and with factory rebate it comes to 46889 OTD.
Any feedback as to how much I am getting screwed here will be greatky appreciated!
Am getting confused as to where the 2K rebate should be subtracted from .. from invoice price for negotiation ?