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Acura TSX, Sedan
#1979 of 5064 Re: 2005 TSX in SF Bay Area [bwia]
Sep 30, 2005 (4:52 pm)
I bought the Acura TSX, 6MT, silver/gray from Sunnyvale Acura at $25,400 + Fees = $27,317 OTD today.
The internet sales manager offered me this price over telephone and didn't want to go below the invoice. I would say the entire transaction was quite smooth, except for slight haggling/pushing by the finance guy to install an alarm. They have one more TSX w/NAV 6MT available if anyone is interested and the price is $27,200.
#1980 of 5064 Re: 2005 TSX in SF Bay Area [sd_acura]
Oct 01, 2005 (6:21 am)
Alarm system? It already comes with a "Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer". How did he push that one? "Sir, now that you've purchased this 'luxury car', I should tell you that the alarm system is woefully inadequate."
The name of the alarm he was peddling wasn't by chance "The Club", was it? Or was he trying to push a recovery system like Lo-Jack?
#1981 of 5064 Decent deal?
Oct 02, 2005 (2:36 pm)
I got a Silver 5AT 05 for $445 over invoice at Sierra Acura in Alhambra, CA. The $445 includes wheel locks, splash guards, a trunk tray, and a moonroof visor. The doc fee was $45. Is that a pretty good deal?
#1982 of 5064 Re: 2005 TSX in SF Bay Area [jfergus]
Oct 03, 2005 (8:50 am)
It was more like, "Sir, now that you have bought this vehicle, I must tell you that the thieves can easily bypass all the security features and steal your vehicle. But our $300 alarm can deter all of them"
It was some dealer/OEM alarm not LoJack.
#1983 of 5064 chicago suburbs buying experience
Oct 04, 2005 (2:29 pm)
After shopping for a 2005 TSX automatic non-navi via the Acura dealers in Madison, WI and Brookfield (by Milwaukee), WI, and all of the Acura dealers in the Chicago suburbs, I ended up with a great deal ($25798 + TTL) at Muller's Woodfield Acura on Higgins Rd in Hoffman Estates. I e-mailed for a quote at 1:30 in the morning and my phone was ringing 8 hours later with a great price (and the color I was looking for - some dealers only had a few TSX's on the lot). I dealt only with the internet sales guy and my transaction couldn't have been smoother. No BS, no late price add-ons, and he was prompt and helpful in dealing with my lender. Couldn't be happier with this car. Considered the Volvo S40, BMW 3-series, glad I saw the light!
#1984 of 5064 Question on buying TSX AT w/ navi (DC Area)
Oct 06, 2005 (9:23 am)
I am looking to buy a TSX AT w/ navi very soon (black with ebony interior ideally). I am a novice to car buying so need a lot of help, and it seems like there are a bunch of experts here.
Based on all the posts I poured over it seems like mid to upper 27s for the price of the car w/ navi (incl. destination and dock fee) is a good deal. Does this sound correct?
I am looking to buy soon since I looked at the 2006 model pictures and did not like the new style. The addition of an AUX input is a great new feature, but not enough to make me want that model, which is not as nice looking as the 2005 imo.
It seems that a lot of posters had great experiences getting a good hassle free deal using internet pricing (which I have never done). Questions;
A) Am I correct that mid to upper 27s is the deal I should be looking for for the 05 with Navi?
B) I have a trade in. In reading Edmunds they say to negotiate the trade in price totally separate from the deal on the car (to prevent the dealer form massaging numbers on one for the other). Is the correct approach to get internet quotes on the car (hopefully close to my 27 figure). When I send these emails requesting quotes, I do not mention that I have a trade-in (or what I am going to do with it). After receiving a good quote, Go into dealership. Then when at dealership, mention the trade in and attempt to get kbb price on trade in while keeping same price on new TSX. Is this how it works? Or does having a trade in mean I can not do internet pricing. Just a bit confused on the logistics of this
C) it is currrently 10/6/05 - how long do I have to get a 2005 before there is no more selection of the model I want in stock and it is all the new 2006s?
I appreciate any help I can get. Seems like there are some real pros posting here. thanks very much for any assistance.
#1985 of 5064 TSX in so cal Torrance
Oct 07, 2005 (6:59 pm)
Just want to thank the board for all the pricing posts. I purchased a 05 TSX non nav AT at Power Acura of Southbay for $25,170 plus TTL. Overall great car, it is replacing my 02 325i that was totaled . Not my fault . Hope it gives me as much fun as that car.
#1986 of 5064 Re: Question on buying TSX AT w/ navi (DC Area) [jkaye1]
Oct 08, 2005 (12:02 pm)
A) should look for a price between $500-1000 above invoice.
B) you got it mostly right, but as usual you'll get a better price if you sell privately and its likely CarMax will give you a better price than the dealer
C) depends on inventory of each dealer, you'll likely to see a few 05s leftover when the 06s show up next month
Radley seems to have the best deals. End of Oct. might be the best time to pick up an 05.
#1987 of 5064 How do sell to CarMax [biker4]
Oct 09, 2005 (5:43 am)
Biker4, you mentioned getting a better deal selling to CarMax than trading to a dealer. But how does one go about selling their used car to CarMax? For example, I live in the Boston area, would I have to drop the car off at a designated area for inspection or is that done by phone?
For those who have sold through CarMax, could you share your experience? It would be much appreciated.
#1988 of 5064 Re: How do sell to CarMax [bwia]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Oct 09, 2005 (6:14 am)
Others have talked about selling through CarMax in our discussion called Advice on selling your car. You might drop by there and ask for opinions.
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