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Acura TSX, Sedan
#4803 of 5064 Re: 2011 Acura TSX w/Tech = $31,650 + tax [happysofar]
Jun 17, 2011 (8:59 pm)
Sales tax + motor vehicle and documentation fees, that was it. Those are static and can't really be negotiated.
This is my pet peeve in these prices paid forums... Doc fees, even though they (arguably) can't be negotiated, can be quite variable from one dealer to another, especially if you're near state lines.
Sales taxes and DMV fees, for a given state, are set and do not vary from dealer to dealer.
#4804 of 5064 Re: 2011 Acura TSX w/Tech = $31,650 + tax [ronsteve]
Jun 18, 2011 (8:07 am)
Many states have limits on what a dealer can charge for a doc fee. IL for example has a limit of around $150. Never seen a dealer in IL charge less than that but that is the most they can charge. I believe many states have similar limits and some as low as $75, maybe even lower.
In those states that don't have set limits, you're right, they are all over the place and can be as much as $500 from what I've read in these forums. Some states have no sales tax at all and some are 5% and some are as high as 10%. That is why it is stupid to report "out the door" prices in these forums. The sales price and the dealer doc fee are the two things that are really important. If a dealer charges a $500 doc fee, of course they can go a little lower on the price of the car. If the dealer can only charge $75 than he may demand a little higher sales price. The two deals could be for the same amount but look different.
If you consider high dealer finance charges, low-ball trade-in value, high doc fees, lots of dealer add ons at huge markups, volume bonuses from the manufacturer...hell, they can sell the new car for waaaaay below invoice and still make money.
#4805 of 5064 Re: Certified Pre-Owned 2009 TSX w/Tech [biker4]
Jun 20, 2011 (2:17 pm)
Biker4 is absolutely right. Used Honda and Acura models are in very high demand right now. In fact, many dealers want used vehicles so badly that they are paying lessees to return their vehicles at their dealerships at lease-end. I remember not that long ago when dealers considered lease returns to be a major hassle that they didn't want to deal with. It is unlikely that anyone who wants to purchase a used Acura or Honda from a dealer right now isn't going to get an incredible deal. This is in part due to the tragic Japanese earthquake and in part as a result of the significant decline in lease volume and the resulting drop in lease returns that happened several years ago when the economy imploded.
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Jun 21, 2011 (9:23 am)
Hi, I am new to these forums. I just landed a job that would require me to drive to work since there are no trains or buses within a 8 mile radius.
I have gone in to the dealership to look at the TSX and absolutely love it. I have no experience with negotiating with a dealer and was hoping someone can give me advice.
The dealer closest to me is Plaza Acura on Nostrand Ave.
For those in NYC, what are some deals you got for the TSX (AUTO, W/O TECH PACKAGE)?
Also I've driven my dad's 2005 Honda Accord EX-L from time to time. What are some benefits the TSX has over the Accord?
Thank you in advance.
#4807 of 5064 Re: TSX IN NYC? [coooolwhip]
Jun 25, 2011 (3:11 am)
With a tight supply of cars for another couple of months I don't think you'll get great deals now. Truecar is a good site to get up to the minute pricing info in your area.
The newer Accord is a bit different than the 05 but same basics apply when it comes to the difference compared to the TSX. It's mostly features (a few more minor ones on the TSX), feel (the TSX drives better) and size (the TSX is smaller - especially in the back seat). You'd have to drive an '11 Accord and see if those things are worth the higher price of the TSX.
#4808 of 5064 Re: TSX IN NYC? [biker4]
Jun 25, 2011 (5:18 pm)
I went in looking to buy a Acura TSX base model with no tech and drove out with a TSX with Tech. Negotiated $32,000 with tech at Paragon Honda in NY. Seems like I did not get a great deal however. I did not do my research on the TSX with tech.
I went in planning to offer 28k for the base without tech.
So was $32000 (before tax) a good deal?
#4809 of 5064 Re: TSX IN NYC? [coooolwhip]
Jul 02, 2011 (4:43 am)
What does it matter now? Just enjoy the car.
#4810 of 5064 Re: TSX IN NYC? [coooolwhip]
Jul 02, 2011 (5:22 am)
I just leased a 2011 TSX w/ navigation for $31,700 in Bergen County, NJ where the salesperson knew me but I did not know the dealership. I did a lot of research and your purchase price is good considering how difficult it is to get one. This is my second TSX and I purchased a 2010 for my son last October. Great car. I get 34-36 mph when on the highway. Enjoy!
#4811 of 5064 Pricing TSX with Tech package
Jul 03, 2011 (2:56 pm)
I am located in Southern California and looking to buy a new 2011 TSX with a Tech Package.
Contacted a local dealer and was told MSRP is $33,570 and Dealer Invoice is $31,900. The dealer is willing to sell the car to me for $200 over dealer invoice plus tax and license of course. Is this a fair price in the current market? This will be for a new 2011.
Really appreciate any help or guidance you can provide. Also, anything else I should be aware of in regards to where the dealer tries to add in any additional costs?
Thanks so much!!
#4812 of 5064 2011 TSX-Wagon
Jul 05, 2011 (12:18 pm)
Anyone bought the wagon model recently? If so what was final price ?