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#220 of 375 Re: Looking to buy in San Francisco [robinsf]
Oct 12, 2005 (3:08 pm)
My experience has been that they are fairly rigid once they have quoted you an internet price. They will sometimes give you a bit more for your trade than they otherwise would to seal the deal, but won't move on the price they are asking for the new car.
I had a good experience with Marin Acura when I got mine, which is almost two years ago now. They are a decent bunch of people, no rudeness, no sneaky tactics, which these days is the best you can expect from dealerships, it seems.
My sister leased her RSX from Concord Acura, and they were awful - bait and switch, sending no less than two different salespeople and two F&I guys into the negotiations, misleading her about leasing fees, and then putting her down when she asked them to clarify. Don't go there!
Oh, and if you get a quote on a 2006 when you were asking about a 2005, just reply to the e-mail and say thanks, but can you quote me on a 2005 model? They will tell you if they have any left. I think the above poster is correct, though, that most of the '05s are gone. It's going to be hard to get a lot off sticker right now on a 2006, as they have only been around for about a month (even if they really didn't change anything for the '06). The $22K you are being quoted sounds like MSRP for a base model with leather. Don't pay MSRP, this is an older model now and there are lots of nice cars in this price range. Of course, if you can manage to wait until winter, the deals always get much better then, as it is a slow period for car sales.
Oct 15, 2005 (3:19 pm)
I just leased an 06 RSX, base-manual-cloth, for the advertised lease deal. The deal itself bulit in a $750 discount off sticker, according to the Host on the Acura RSX forum, plus, I'm getting a TMV of MSRP on Edmund's for the 06's right now in my area. So, I just took it as is, and was excited to do so!
It seems like such an inexpensive car for the quality it is, I had no problem with it and didnt want to haggle to get $500 or so less. I paid 0 down on the cap, which made the payments 239/mo (250 w/tax), with $1400 up-front costs. The up front costs included the 1st payment and a $275 refundable security deposit, so it was really less than $900 down and $250 a month for this car - that's an awesome deal!
#222 of 375 2006 Base RSX w/leather
Oct 15, 2005 (9:18 pm)
Ft. Larderdale area. Just paid $400 over invoice. 06' Jade Green Metallic Base Model 5AT (wife) w/leather. Wheel locks & mud flaps. Was quoted $200 over, but when I got there the manager insisted on $400. Sales guy seemed new and eager and I knew it was the best deal in the area. Financing was a little higher than I expected. 60 mo.'s around 5.5%.
#223 of 375 Re: Looking to buy in San Francisco [nippononly]
Oct 21, 2005 (10:09 pm)
I have been reading all your feedback and opinions on the different dealerships in the Bay Area and am curious to know if you work for Acura .
#224 of 375 2006 RSX Automatic w/ Leather
Oct 22, 2005 (9:05 pm)
I test-drove one today and made my mind. 2006 RSX Automatic w/ Leather. The gray one. They said they can offer little above 24K(out-the-door price), but I sensed some more room to push. I'm living in California, and I got plenty of other ACURA dealers. So I guess it's time to make a move..
Where would you guys start the negotiation? I was thinking about 23K, but since it's my first time buying a car, would that be a good idea? What number should I think as a target price?
One more question: do the dealers talk about the figures over the phone? Do I have to shop around to get desirable deal?
Should the price go down if I wait until December?
#225 of 375 2006 RSX Type-S
Oct 22, 2005 (9:46 pm)
I wound up signing the paperwork today after 2-3 months of trying to get my price (was aiming for invoice + 500ish). Settled for 23083 + TTL which worked out to a tad over 24750 out the door. This was in the Dallas Fort Worth area with no trade in and outside financing.
It really surprised me that they were willing to come this close to my target, I was expecting to have to wait a few more months before they'd be willing to sell in this range. Glad I made the hopeless phone call
Hope y'all can put this knowledge to good use.
#226 of 375 Money factor and Residual percentage
Oct 23, 2005 (9:35 am)
There is currently a deal going on for Acura RSX lease for 199/month for 42 month.
According to my calculation, Money factor is 0.0003339 and Residual percentage is 55. However, my dealer quoted Money Factor as 0.00093. that sounded odd to me.
can someone verify this?
Oct 23, 2005 (10:16 am)
All prices in Canadian dollars.
Listed MSRP $33,400
Negotiated to $32,064
Unless things are different in the states, you should never pay MSRP or higher! I bought the dealers invoice price (what the dealer pays for the car) for $49.00 (There are lots of US and now 2 Canadian web sites that offer this.), calculated the dealers profit MSRP (9.5%), calculated an offer price that gave the dealer 4% and went in with that offer. The dealer took it.
#228 of 375 Re: Money factor and Residual percentage [michael_lee76]
by kyfdx HOST
Oct 23, 2005 (3:31 pm)
You can't calculate lease numbers without knowing the selling price.. Most of the advertised deals don't disclose this..
But, if you want to know the actual numbers... ask here:
Acura RSX: Lease Questions
Host-Prices Paid Forums
#229 of 375 Re: Just bought in Toronto [mrtommyboy2000]
Oct 23, 2005 (11:19 pm)
I'm in Canada and interested in the RSX Premium. Can you tell me more about the 2 Canadian web sites you mentioned? I got a quote from two dealers but I have no clue if I should try to go lower.