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#208 of 375 Re: 2005 RSX [hess3]
Aug 29, 2005 (12:57 pm)
trunk tray, splash guards, and leather? Not Bad..I'd be happy about that one.
I love my car....I took it to my local acura dealer cause my 2002 I just bought is still under warranty- they changed the front breaks for $220 and spun the rotors. I also had to replace a broken hatchback cover hinge, buy a plastic gas door opener latch by the driver seat (the one you pull up to open the gas door) and matts. The dealer I bought the car from paid for those items (close to $200) so I figured I about broke even (I got the deep pile rug mats).
I realized the purchasing the car from Big Valley Dodge certified simply means that they did a 130 spot check (which I'm not convinced was that great due to the fact that it needed new front breaks - unless Acura Santa Monica pulled a fast one) but no, they won't be doing the repairs...I'll be bringing it to Santa Monica Acura. Oh yeah, the passenger side door doesn't respond to the keyless, inside, or door handle to lock or open..I have to manually unlock from inside, or outside with key and to open the door I have to open from outside only...until SM acura fixes it..which is still under warranty.
Overall - I need a better sound system cause I'm an audiophile, which I had more horsepower but this little car is by far the nicest car I've ever owned. My new addiction is to race on the freeways here in LA at night and I go out for 2 to 4 hours drives through the canyon's that last until somtimes 4am...it's fun to get your ya-ya's out with this car...just need to get an aftermarket sound system installed.
Aug 29, 2005 (5:14 pm)
I was just quoted 21,900 for the new RSX with leather, automatic...(not S-type) I have done no negotiations yet., so tell me how does this price sound as a starting place to negotiate down....and what is a good price for this car. I am located in Philadelphia/NJ area....What do you think.
#210 of 375 Re: 2006 RSX pricing [bchristytn]
Aug 29, 2005 (7:03 pm)
My Bro just got a 2006 Acura RSX Black on Black Auto with Leather for $23,500 TTL, my mom also got a 2005 Acura TSX Meteor Silver without navi for $27,600 TTL...what you guys think??
#211 of 375 Good acura dealerships for rsx type-s philadelphia/nj area?
Sep 26, 2005 (5:40 pm)
hi everybody. First i want to say that this discussion has been very insightful. Thanks!
i really want to buy an rsx type-s. I am planning on buying late december/early january. Anybody know of a good acura dealership in the philadelphia/nj area where I could get it extremely close to invoice?
#212 of 375 2006 Type-S Black on Black
Oct 10, 2005 (9:58 am)
Paid $22,000 with protection package in Indianapolis (Hubler Acura). Couldn't be happier.
#213 of 375 2006 Acura RSX 5MT Base, no leather
Oct 10, 2005 (11:25 am)
I just signed to lease above car. It's a great deal, because Acura is offering a great lease rate on the above car right now (advertised as $199/mo with $1499 down). I put 0 down, but $1400 up-front costs, which includes 1st payment. The payments, with tax included in MASS are only $250/month. I can choose to buy it at end of 42-month lease for only $11, 500!
I'm excited, but did I really get a good deal???
#214 of 375 Looking to buy in San Francisco
Oct 10, 2005 (1:56 pm)
I just lost my beloved Celica GTS (stop sign runner, uninsured, naturally!), and have a big mortgage, so thought I'd have to settle for a downgrade to a Civic. When I realized I could get an Acura RSX for not much more, the pain was a lot less!
I asked for bids in the SF Bay Area on a 2005 RSX with leather and they've all come back with offers for 2006, in the range of 22K. When you start negotiations on the web, will they come down once you show up for a test drive? I'm asking for an OTD price in my replies, but no responses to that yet. I was figuring they'd be more flexible on 2005 pricing, so don't know if the 2006 replies mean that inventory is low, or they're just trying to upsell me.
Any recommendation/warnings about dealerships in the Bay Area?
#215 of 375 Re: Looking to buy in San Francisco [robinsf]
Oct 10, 2005 (11:10 pm)
Hmm... I got my 05 RSX Type S at Mike Harvey in Burlingame, which a few people say is a rip-off dealership for $24+k + tax and licensing. Some I heard got their RSX Type S in Acura of Pleasanton and in Autowest Acura of Stevens Creek in Santa Clara. I do have to warn you not to go to Acura of Serramonte. I've been hearing bad reviews about this dealership and my friend had a very bad experience with them as well.
About Mike Harvey Acura, I don't believe I got ripped off. Dealerships also need to make money and it's just natural for them to add $500 to a $1000 to the car's MSRP. I'm happy with my RSX Type S with no problems like most people complain about. This makes me think that I got a better deal compared to other people who payed up to $2000 less but have to make so many trips back to the dealership because of problems. I test drove the Nighthawk Black and I couldn't resist taking the car since I liked it so much and that it was the last 05 RSX Type S that they have during that period (but more were on scheduled to come a week later), it was last August.
I'm not so sure about Acura of Pleasanton, but I've read one posting on Yahoo autos forum about bad service. This person had a problem with his RSX's transmission and the dealer just kept on denying the problem. I just don't like the sound of dealerships like that.
My friend got his at Autowest Acura of Stevens Creek. He said they have a lot in stock when he got his. He received good service and never had any problems with his car as well.
I still believe buying a car is also like gambling. You wouldn't know if you're about to get a lemon or not. Just test drive it, get the feel of it, and pay close attention to those sales people because they can easily rip you off. You can tell from the beginning if they will help or not in case the car has a problem. Just make sure you won't get new car that's over a 100 miles. It's still new but I'd still worry about it.
I don't expect you to go to these dealerships I suggested. I still suggest that you make some research on the dealerships that you might plan to visit. Like I said, it's a gamble.
#216 of 375 Re: Looking to buy in San Francisco [robinsf]
Oct 11, 2005 (3:18 am)
I just went through the web process you mentioned when I purchased an '05 Civic. Most dealers will come down a few hundred from their initial offer, but that's about it. They realize that a typical internet shopper has already researched prices. The prices they gave me included any and all fees for an OTD price.
If you have a trade, make sure you research that also over in "Real world trade in values". And get pre-qualified for financing at your local bank before going to the dealer.
#217 of 375 Re: Looking to buy in San Francisco [joeluc13]
Oct 11, 2005 (3:22 am)
" Dealerships also need to make money and it's just natural for them to add $500 to a $1000 to the car's MSRP. I'm happy with my RSX Type S with no problems like most people complain about. This makes me think that I got a better deal compared to other people who payed up to $2000 less but have to make so many trips back to the dealership because of problems."
The price you pay for a vehicle has absolutely nothing to do with problems. And if you paid $2K more than what others have posted, then you should change your tactics.