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#3796 of 5064 Re: Buying a 2008 Acura TSX (As of August 2008) [ralphieralph]
Aug 08, 2008 (6:13 pm)
To you, the 08 will be new; but in the marketplace it's a year old & valued accordingly, In other works It's already depreciated 25% or so; so, if you want to trade, or it's totaled in an accident, you're going to recieve the value of a year old car.
I bought 300-400 cars & trucks a year for a large national business. We tried to do all of our buying in the 1st half of the model year because of the depreciation factor.
Every year the big 3 would offer us "fantastic" deals on year end models, but the economics just weren't there.
Thge only way you can make out buying a year old model is to keep it for a long time.
#3797 of 5064 Re: Buying a 2008 Acura TSX (As of August 2008) [bobgwtw]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Aug 09, 2008 (3:04 am)
I don't know... If you can save $5000 by getting the '08 over the '09?
Yeah... if you want to trade it in next year, you might do worse... but, after 3 years, I think you might be better off..
Plus.. for 90% of buyers.. the amount of the car payment matters..
$5K = $100/mo..
But, I agree that the difference isn't as great as it seems, once you factor in resale value...
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#3798 of 5064 Re: Buying a 2008 Acura TSX (As of August 2008) [kyfdx]
Aug 09, 2008 (3:22 pm)
We kept a car on the road for 3 years or 75,000 miles unless it required major work. if it did we dumped it. Understant, the Mfrs. were guaranteeing us a trade value at this interval; don't really know if it was better or worse than the market trade value.These cars went to company officials & sales & marketing personnel; and for the most part, they were never maintained the way you & I take care of our personal cars.
Personally, I now trade approximately every three years; that's about 150-160,000 miles. I take a beating because of the high mileage, but I've driven Japanese cars for the last 25 years; & find I can get this kind of miles on them with no unscheduled repairs. Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Mazda. Some have been more fun to drive than others, but they've all given trouble free service.
Incidentally, I agree yith you about the car payment; and if you keep it 4-5 years you won't get hurt by the fact it's a year old.
#3799 of 5064 Re: Buying a 2008 Acura TSX (As of August 2008) [bobgwtw]
Aug 11, 2008 (2:35 pm)
I usually trade before my lease end, now I am in a lease, that I am not sure if I will be able to get out early, but I know that I will be going over my mileage, I know I will be able to get out earlier, but predicting the best time to do this is extremely tricky. I am too early in my lease now, but perhaps in a year or so, I will be able to do it. I plan to get into an Accord, "Loaded".
#3800 of 5064 Re: 08 TSX with Navi and 08 TL with Navi [sethnaga]
Aug 12, 2008 (6:13 pm)
The tl is DEFINITELY WORTH IT there is a huge difference between the two cars, but most of all they changed the shape on the tsx so you'll be driving an outdated vehicle. Id opt for the tl if you could. The tl feels like a more expensive car, the tsx feels like a 2006 accord.
#3801 of 5064 Re: 08 tsx w/ navi [cabaret]
Aug 14, 2008 (6:14 am)
sorry it took me so long to respond i hvnt checked this blog recently i got it in langhorne at davis acura
#3802 of 5064 Acura Road Hazard Protection
Aug 16, 2008 (11:10 am)
I am currently about to lease a new Acura. Does anyone have some advice on the Acura Road Hazard Protection Plan? Is it worth it at a total of $425 or is is just another one of those useless protection plans?
Also, if I opt out is there a cheaper way to get things fixed (without violating the lease) without having to pay acura dealer repair prices?
#3803 of 5064 Re: Buying a 2008 Acura TSX (As of August 2008) [fifteenkey]
Aug 21, 2008 (12:37 pm)
The 08 with Nav. 1,250 below invoice.
What did you pay?
#3804 of 5064 Re: Buying a 2008 Acura TSX (As of August 2008) [gregd1]
Aug 21, 2008 (1:41 pm)
That was including my trade...
Dest Chg $715.00
Mfg to Dealer Incent. ($1,500.00)
Invoice minus Incent $27,056.00
#3805 of 5064 Prices for 2009 TSX in Miami
Aug 26, 2008 (6:28 pm)
HI, I'm looking to either lease or buy the new 2009. But don't seem to find any deals in South Florida. How anyone gotten a good deal on the Standard, Automatic. I think in Miami Acura wanted to rip me off on a lease. Almost 500 per 12k, and almost 5,000 down. Any recommendations? PLease help!