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Acura MDX, Car Buying, SUV
#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 ?
#8750 of 12875 Re: MDX factory Rebate [sam159]
Sep 29, 2009 (6:33 pm)
don't take this bs from your salesman, i don't know what kind of market it is in your area, but i'm here and got quotes with tech/ent. for invoice -$2000.00, so it is $41k some change.
if you have more than two acura dealer within 50 miles of your area, you can do better than that. the incentive is to be taken off before the sales tax. that is bs, they want to ripped your tax dollars as part of their profits. they will report the sale as it really is, not to include the tax in the incentives. the percentage in taxes from your incentives your saleman is quoting you will be profit for them.
people wonder why car dealership and car salemen has such a bad rep. from greedy services rep. to sales rep.
#8751 of 12875 Good buying experience with ParkAve Acura, NJ
Sep 30, 2009 (9:23 am)
I am in Northern NJ. Got very pleasant buying experience over the phone with this guys. Got my pearl white 2009 MDX w/ NAV, ENT pkge, inc. delivery for $41,772.00 (No trade in). Also, adding in sport running boards $681, rails $355, all season mats $104, cargo tray $104, and wheel locks $64. Total before tax & title sum up to $43,080.00. Fin. w/ 1.9% for 3 yrs.
Could do a little better if I nego. on price a little harder! However, they've swaped the truck w/ another dealer at port for me to have the color I like, did not want to push too hard on price.
#8752 of 12875 Re: Good buying experience with ParkAve Acura, NJ [yankee_nj]
Sep 30, 2009 (1:24 pm)
Hmmm, I read somewhere it is always better to deal directly with the dealer that has the car of your choice. When you are dealing with dealer A to get the car from delaer B it is a lose situation for the buyer. It is like having a middle man.
Is it possible to get the Acura 2009 MDX with Tech/Ent option for $40,500 out of the door (state tax not included)? I read from some previous post, a guy got the MDX base for like $38,000 out of the door, so I figure $40.5K is not a far stretch or am I dreaming.
#8753 of 12875 Re: Good buying experience with ParkAve Acura, NJ [wasabee]
Sep 30, 2009 (2:40 pm)
If your dealer has to locate a car there are transfer fees and transportation costs. Some of this is minimized if both dealers are accustomed to trading inventory. When I bought my 03 vibe, the dealer 15 miles away had what I wanted and they got it from them -- nothing extra. They use each others inventory to increase choices. Not usually the case however.