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Acura TSX, Sedan
#4428 of 5064 Re: Need advice on 2009 tech [biker4]
Jan 16, 2010 (10:02 am)
Well for one... if you don't like getting lost it's a good thing. You can always get updated DISCs from Acura each year. I prefer every other year since they cost $185 a crack! As far as re-sale a person will be more opt to purchase the Tech over Non-Tech. Fact is it gets you from point A to point B regardless of how old it gets. I purchased my 2010 TSX Blk / Parch with Tech for $31,500. That's the best I could get in Western PA since I had to pre-order the car from Japan. There were "0" in the US with that combo. I plan to own mine for years to come. Love the car! Don't skimp get the Tech. Also the sound system is awesome. Remeber everything is integrated through the Nav System. It's awesome!
#4429 of 5064 Re: Need advice on 2009 tech [carsearch15]
Jan 16, 2010 (10:03 pm)
I have to agree with biker4. The tech package also greatly inflates the price of the car by a good 3k. The main difference between tech and non tech is that with tech you get 10 speakers in your car instead of 7, you have a built in gps system, as well as a camera for going in reverse. 7 speakers is more than enough speakers, you can buy a great gps for about 200 bucks at your local best buy, and the rear view camera is worthless since you have a rear view mirror. Also, why would you want to go for a 2009 when you can get a 2010 tsx? Whatever money you save by purchasing an '09 goes out the door given that the model is a year old. You should be able to get a 2010 without tech for under 30k out the door. No sense in Throwing away any additional funds...
#4430 of 5064 Re: Need advice on 2009 tech [carsearch15]
Jan 17, 2010 (11:15 pm)
I am very surprised to see some 2009 still in the market. I purchased my TSX with tech 7 months ago and I am really happy with my purchase. I never regretted about my extra spending on tech. Because as Gbosil stated in his post, you have to remember everything is integrated in build-in GPS.
The voice command option is priceless. it starts from reading mp3/ipod titles and songs to setting interior temperatures/ mapping without punching buttons. Indeed, it is simply amazing feature.
Plus there are two more advantages of build-in Nav over portable GPS, big screen size(between 6~7 inches) and worry-free factor (thieves of portable GPS). Ups! I almost forgot to tell you the back up camera is also set thru your Nav system. After 7 months of my experience with back up camera, it became a must item for my next car.
Jan 19, 2010 (11:01 pm)
Is there any incentive left beside 1.9% finance for TSX?
I want to get a new TSX for my wife BirthDay in April latest May , replacing an old 98 Acura CL 2.3.
#4432 of 5064 Re: tax break? :-( [auspexian]
Jan 20, 2010 (12:36 pm)
It's 1.9% for 1-36 months of financing and 2.9% for 37-60 months of financing. The tax break is over with. Those were the only two incentives back in '09 so now it's down to only one incentive given no more tax break.
#4433 of 5064 wisconsin acura purchase
Jan 20, 2010 (3:27 pm)
I noticed most of the great deals and went to a local Acura dealer in Madison. They wouldn't budge from sticker price. Figured oh well forget about it, I am not paying that inflated price, Best they would do was about 300 off. Went to Brookfield acura which was 54 miles away and got it for invoice + 200 markup. excellent experience
#4434 of 5064 Re: wisconsin acura purchase [uniden24]
Jan 21, 2010 (4:57 am)
Wow! They really wanted you to pay sticker price?! Did you request quotes prior to going to the dealership? You were very smart to go somewhere else! That's what happens in areas where the other Acura dealership is 54 miles away..... They probably figured that you wouldn't make the drive. What's the name/ location of the Acura dealership who quoted you sticker?
#4435 of 5064 Re: wisconsin acura purchase [mike651]
Jan 21, 2010 (12:46 pm)
zimbrick acura madison quoted me the high prices. I noticed all the great deals from all over the US but nothing was ever mentioned here from Wisconsin. So I thought I would put my two cents in. Because maybe someone else was like me. Checking on this discussion forum and wondering why the heck can't I get a decent price and it seems everyone else is all over the US.
#4436 of 5064 2009 TSX w/ Tech... Loaner vehicle 17,300 miles
Jan 21, 2010 (4:44 pm)
So this model is over a full year old with above average miles. It was a loaner and everyone I know including myself treats loaners the same. (We) beat them because they aren't ours to deal with down the road. Taking all that into consideration they are still asking $28,988. What is it worth? Is it even worth it regardless of the price? I don't mind a driven vehicle though I'd prefer new but I still have to be somewhat price savvy here. What price should I start at for negotiation? From what I've seen that price is only about a grand under invoice, NEW. I'm not a great haggler but if I knew a good price that would be acceptable and have some valid points to argue then I might find myself in a better position. If I really must go new, so be it. It would be my first new car, ever, and I'm about to turn 29. Is that a good enough excuse to purchase new or am I just letting my emotions run my wallet? If that's the case I'll wind up paying sticker for a V6 w/ Tech. That'll hurt.
Any advice or buying experience/prices for the year-old loaners would be greatly appreciated. I've got a date with the dealer mid-February. Am I in a better negotiating position at that time of year?
#4437 of 5064 just picked up a 2010 acura TSX 6 speed non-tech
Jan 21, 2010 (8:16 pm)
i worked out pricing before heading to Rosenthal Acura, and it was hands down, the best experience i have had buying cars. this should mean even more, considering all i have purchased over the past ~7 years have been 3 acuras (04 RSX, 05 TSX, and now 10 TSX) and a honda S2000. there was no bait and switch, there was no "oh i lost your paperwork" routine, there was no four-square sheet, it was just me asking for his best price, him honoring it, me coming in, seeing that the car was detailed, prepped, paperwork was ready, financing was a breeze (the 2.9% over 60 months), and the woman working the numbers was fine and didn't pressure me too much about any of the extras. i left the dealership feeling great. i just got home and the car is perfect on the road (knock on wood). i plan on keeping this car for at least 4 years now (which would be a first for me).
if you want a good experience and live in DC, make the drive to Rosenthal. i seriously live 3 miles away from Radley, and i work 10 mile away from Pohanka, but Rosenthal seriously impressed me. while my girlfriend was waiting, she was reading a book and at least 3 other salesmen stopped to talk to her about her kindle, if she was okay, if she needed a drink, etc.
all in all, i will be giving perfect scores for the whole experience. well done, Rosenthal!
and no, i am not a salesman trying to pad the dealer's reputation. please feel free to contact me if you have other specific questions.