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Acura TSX, Sedan
#4267 of 5064 Re: buying the TSX [bvdj84]
Sep 11, 2009 (7:06 am)
Last year (New Year's Eve) I was going to trade in my 3 1/2 years old 05 TSX for a 2008 BMW 535xi (I've owned Acuras since 1986 - Integra (86), Vigor (92), and current TSX). On the trade-in, I was offered $11.5K for a excellent conditioned TSX w/31K miles (book was $15.7K). I laughed, paid off the car (owed $5K) on New Year's Day, and just loving the current deals happening, and the value of pre-owned cars staying steady. I still like driving my TSX, but I LOVED the Integra (5 speed).
#4268 of 5064 Private sale 06 TSX
Sep 13, 2009 (8:15 am)
Paid $18,600 for a virtually new 06 TSX MT w/NAVI with 20K miles on it. The previous owner bought it 4/07 (sat around somewhere for 6 months - originally delivered to Curry Acura in NY but it was bought at Radley in VA). Basically, it's a 2 yr old car. Original sticker was over 30K. I was looking for any kind of mark on it while washing it and I finally found one, barely, and it's not even on the front of the car. Just a thought for some of you debating new vs. used.
#4269 of 5064 Re: Private sale 06 TSX [biker4]
Sep 14, 2009 (9:40 am)
That seems like a pretty good buy. I just found someone on Craigslist with the same TSX, Navi, 35K, and is asking for $19,400. I'd like to use your example to talk her down. When did you buy?
#4270 of 5064 Re: Private sale 06 TSX [mattdadee]
Sep 15, 2009 (2:45 pm)
Last week and I probably left some money on the table. The car was listed at $19,500 and the seller agreed to my price without a counteroffer. At min you should go $500 under KBB private sale.
#4271 of 5064 Re: buying the TSX [trendy10]
Sep 16, 2009 (10:38 am)
I guess the only way things will get better is if you walk away and don't tolerate that behaviour. When I bought my Audi, 8 years ago, the BMW dealer did something similar; notice I said when I bought my AUDI. BMW called 2 days later and tried to get the sale, still bought the AUDI and now I'm in the market, guess which dealer I still haven't gone to in my research...
#4272 of 5064 Below Invoice Offer on 2010 TSX Base
Sep 18, 2009 (9:18 am)
I just had a dealer offer me $1,000 below invoice on a 2010 TSX Base. $27,769 (delivery charge included) - $1,000 = $26,769. Did I just really hear that? The price I got before that from another dealer was $29,725!
I don't want to disclose all of the details until I get the deal sealed, but is such a good offer possible? I will be sure to let you know what happens as I plan to get this thing purchased in the next few days.
#4273 of 5064 Re: Below Invoice Offer on 2010 TSX Base [mattdadee]
Sep 18, 2009 (9:35 am)
>> $27,769 (delivery charge included) - $1,000 = $26,769
Matt, will they be adding any dealer fees or destination charges to that price? If not, that's a price that would get me to buy right now.
The best price I've seen so far is very close to yours, BUT, then they add fees on top of that price!
#4274 of 5064 Re: Below Invoice Offer on 2010 TSX Base [sounds_good]
Sep 18, 2009 (11:02 am)
I was a little skeptical myself, and I'll wait until I see the paperwork. This is why I didn't give all of the details away.
He was strangely up-front about everything on the phone and mentioned this price in the first two sentences without me having to pry it out of him (the usual elsewhere). Maybe cash-for-clunkers is producing more of a hangover than we thought.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I won't see too many hidden costs, but even with some small things, I can't complain. Also, I was looking to lease, so I'm having him make sure this deal was OK with Honda Finance. Will keep you posted...
#4275 of 5064 Re: Below Invoice Offer on 2010 TSX Base [mattdadee]
Sep 19, 2009 (4:18 pm)
It could also be that Honda is giving the dealers money under the table.
#4276 of 5064 Re: Below Invoice Offer on 2010 TSX Base [biker4]
Sep 19, 2009 (8:20 pm)
I asked three other Acura dealers to match this offer today, and they all thought it was an impossible deal. The "there's no way they can make money selling below invoice" was sweet, but unbelievable. Two salesmen at the one dealership actually suggested that the dealership making the "unbelievable" offer was probably selling cars damaged at import or salvaged. They also told me that $300-$400 below MSRP is a good price. My wife replied: "Yeah, for suckers." I'm still pissed thinking about this and other comments they made. Do I look that stupid, and do others fall for that s*$&?
Also, why the hell would Acura let one of its dealerships sell cars that have damage or are under a salvage title as new? Even if Acura did, I'm sure regulatory bodies would shut such a place down in a second. I'm not concerned with their idle threats--it's a frickin' registered Acura dealership, not Bob's Lemon Mart. I think the place packed full of lying salesmen should be shut down. These are the kind of people that make the car buying experience so screwed up, and I truly feel sorry for all of the suckers who have been taken for a ride.