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#9820 of 13275 MDX Tech vs. Advance
May 05, 2010 (5:13 pm)
I own a 2008 MDX Sport/Ent. A few days ago I test drove the '10 MDX Tech and Advance. Here are my 2 cents:
1. Steering not an improvement. Too light compared to my 08
2. Paddle Shifters less convenient than sport shift
3. '10 didn't seem any quicker than '08
4. Advance way over priced compared to Tech
5. Like the new Nav and 19" wheels
6. Exterior changes a Plus overall
7. Gas Mileage still poor
8. Trifold rubber mat in the back very nice
9. Thick Steering Wheel very nice
10. Residual Values as set by Acura still too low compared to RX350
Yes, I like the vehicle and my favorite was the advance package due to 19" wheels and perforated leather (I am used to that perforated Milano leather seat). But, does anyone really see $5,000 worth of goodies on the Advance compared to the Tech?
What happened to "value pricing" with Acura? The Advance is worth maybe $3K more than the Tech. What do you all think?
A. Cooled Seats ( I never use)
B. Blind Spot Warning system (maybe worth $800)
C. Perforated Milano Leather vs. Regular Milano ($500)
D. 19" wheels and tires vs. 18" wheel and tires ($700)
E. Heated Rear seats ($300)
How in the world did Acura come up with a $5,000 premium on the ADvance over the Tech? I just don't see it.
#9821 of 13275 Re: 2010 MDX ADVANCE PRICE NORTHERN VA/DC [hummiebirds]
May 06, 2010 (3:30 am)
Thanks for this post. I used this pricing information to get the same 2010 MDX w/Advance and Rear Entertainment for $48,000 + TTL at Radley Acura on May 4, 2010. I wanted to buy from Pohanka in Chantilly but they didn't have the color I wanted and Radley Acura had in stock. If you buy from Radley, ask for Al. I worked up the whole deal by phone and picked up later that same day. I also was able to take advantage of the 1.9% for 60 months. I went ahead and got the running boards, rear tri fold mat and rubbertized winter matts. Got them all for a combined price of $800. I didn't add the roof rials because of complaints around wind noise these create.
#9822 of 13275 Re: 2010 MDX ADVANCE PRICE NORTHERN VA/DC [carlva]
May 06, 2010 (4:19 am)
48? Damn they made out on you...
#9823 of 13275 Re: 2010 MDX ADVANCE PRICE NORTHERN VA/DC [carlva]
May 06, 2010 (4:53 am)
$48 for Advance with Entertainment??? That's an unbelievable price with invoice at $50,037 (includes Dest.). Are you sure it had entertainment? Either way, with or without entertainment, $48 for an advance is an awesome price. Congrats. Enjoy your ride.
#9824 of 13275 Re: 2010 MDX ADVANCE PRICE NORTHERN VA/DC [carlva]
May 06, 2010 (6:12 am)
Great deal carlva! Great price and great loan rate. Pohanka and Radley are both selling way below invoice. [Go to truecar.com to see invoice prices.] We love our MDX and are thrilled with our deal, too. I love the email/telephone approach ONCE you have the needed info to hammer out a great deal. Thanks for letting me know posting was helpful.
#9825 of 13275 Re: MDX Tech vs. Advance [valueguy]
May 06, 2010 (7:17 am)
Valueguy, don't forget the following features in your comparison between a Tech & Advance:
Active Damper System
Collision Mitigation Braking System
Adaptive Cruise Control
You don't think these additional options that come with the Advance package are worth another $2K on top of your list??? I didn't get the Advance because I didn't need those features, but I think it's money well spent for those who want them. I certainly don't think the Advance is overpriced for what you get.
#9827 of 13275 Re: hidden dealer incentives now on Acura MDX 2010? [coffeerequired]
May 06, 2010 (9:40 am)
My then new 08 RL w. tech, I purchased in 2/08 had a sticker price of $ 52000. I purchased it for 42500, I would suggest that the MDX would have a similar discount rate maybe even 19 % off sticker.
Good luck to all.
#9828 of 13275 Re: 2010 MDX ADVANCE PRICE NORTHERN VA/DC [99sub]
May 06, 2010 (12:06 pm)
Yes 99sub, the $48K I paid was for both Advance and Entertainment. Someone else got the same price at Pohanka on 4/26, I read it on this board. I'm not sure why Northen Virginia dealers are so aggressive on pricing but I've heard that Pohanka and Radley are both Top 20 US Volume dealerships in the country and they make more money on the volume kickbacks from Acura than they do on the profit per car. Thanks to those on this discussion board b/c I never would have sought that price until I read it here. Thanks to everyone for posting pricing information.
#9829 of 13275 Re: 2010 MDX ADVANCE PRICE NORTHERN VA/DC [carlva]
May 06, 2010 (12:27 pm)
Congrats. That is an awesome price!!! I wonder what a MDX Advance pkg without the entertainment would go for? I've been looking for awhile and would consider flying out of state if I could save BIG bucks. I'm in the Houston area. The best I could get here for advance w/out entertainment is $50K. Any advice would be appreciated. Did you start with a number and they counter-offered? What price did you start off with?