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#78 of 375 RSX Buying Experience in Phoenix
Jun 01, 2004 (6:15 am)
Purchased a black 2004 base RSX, cloth with automatic at just below invoice from Bell Acura late last week. Extremely pleasant folks to deal with and the triple witching time helped - start of a holiday weekend, decent inventory and end of the month. Being only a few months from the '05s probably had some effect also. Let them make the first offer and then counter with a few hundred below invoice (for Acuras - for American cars, start at a few thousand below invoice ). They will not throw you out of the dealership. If you can, check the dealer's on-line inventory before you go - that way you know if they are loaded with cars or only have a few - makes a big difference in your bargaining ability. Internet quotes from several dealers will help also - you don't have to buy from the same dealer you will get service from.
#80 of 375 Where to buy in the Chicago area?
Jun 15, 2004 (11:51 am)
How have people's experiences buying an RSX (Type S) been in the Chicago area? Any places to be sure to avoid; any places that have treated you especially well?
#81 of 375 Alkroll
Jun 17, 2004 (11:21 am)
In answer to your query:
I bought an RSX-S in the Chicago area (west suburbs) just last year (August '03), and I ended up having four dealerships bidding against each other.
McGrath (sp?) was by far the worst: they kept talking deal, but they lowballed my trade-in, they saw five hundred under MSRP as a 'great deal,' and they were rude.
Muller was absolutely neutral. I remember almost nothing about them, because of how average they were.
Continental Acura was friendly and more than willing to haggle/deal, but they didn't have the color I wanted (Arctic Blue). No complaints, though. If Napleton didn't exist, they would have gotten my business.
Napleton Acura (Elmhurst) was where I ended up buying. They were friendly, they offered a good deal (my trade-in was given well above what Edmunds suggests and the purchase price was under TMV), and they didn't play number games. Even their F & I guy was low-pressure.
I'd be surprised if you got anything but frustration at McGrath (the whole dealership was run like something out of Confessions of a Car Salesman). On the other hand, you owe it to yourself to check out Napleton.
#82 of 375 Pricing for spoiler?
Jun 17, 2004 (12:59 pm)
Thanks, JoshS, for the response. It may be a few months before I actually buy, but it's always good to know which dealers treat their customers especially well.
Here's another question: Since Honda/Acura sells cars without factory-installed options, it's hard to get an idea on what to pay for the options that are offered. Edmund's, alas, does not list prices for dealer-installed options.
Has anyone bought an RSX or RSX-S and gotten the rear spoiler? How much did you pay for it? (I'm talking about the smaller, relatively understated curved spoiler, not the really tall rectangular spoiler I've seen in a couple of photos.)
#83 of 375 Re: Need Help Negotiating [tast31 #74]
Jun 30, 2004 (3:08 pm)
We are purchasing a 2004 RSX, automatic, with leather, in Greensboro, NC for $21,252 (not including tax, tag & title). Got some quotes over the Internet and then called our local dealer and told him that the lowest price would win (and I don't mind driving 100 miles or more for a good deal). I then told him that, of course, I hope he gets the business since he's local and I'd certainly be bringing the car back to him for servicing, therefore, I'd like to establish a good relationship with him from the beginning. He came back to me after 15 or 20 minutes with the price above. He also had one with a cloth interior for $20,309.77
How'd you do with your purchase, btw?
Jun 30, 2004 (10:05 pm)
For a 2004 Acura RSX automatic, cloth, with tint, I paid 19,050 + TTL + Sales Tax etc, drive out of 20,500. I got this price as an internet quote from David Mcdavid in Plano TX. I recommend this dealer, the whole experience was smooth and haggle free.
#85 of 375 Red, Red, Red
Jul 08, 2004 (9:19 pm)
I recently purchased a RSX Type-S. The color as you guessed it is red. Red is the best color in the world. I got the car for around 23,000 dollars from Acura of Avon. The car is a great little runabout sports car and it has room for my skis and musical instruments which is always a plus. I am very satisfied with the car except for the horrible tires and the lack of an armrest. However I am getting new tires and wheels as well as a center armrest.(don't get a boomerang armrest because your arm will always rub against it while shifting and it can't fold up). Overall the car is a pleeasure to drive weather on country backroads or onlong straights while letting the throttle go full out.
#86 of 375 Re: Red, Red, Red [the_man]
Jul 08, 2004 (10:18 pm)
Congrats!! Be sure and click on the H&A banner at the top of the page for various accessories. Enjoy!
#87 of 375 '03 RSX
Jul 13, 2004 (11:46 am)
just bought a 2003 RSX at the Ann Arbor, MI Acura dealer. 11,000 miles, black, black leather, automatic, paid 17,900. Seemed like a fair price, it's a beauty.