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Acura TSX, Sedan
#4830 of 5064 4-cylinder 2011 TSX Tech
Aug 06, 2011 (6:08 pm)
I'm shopping around for my first Acura. I'm looking for a new 4-cylinder 2011 TSX Tech. There seems to be a shortage of these cars due to the earthquake as the three dealers around here do not have many of them to sell and are not willing to negotiate that much.
The best quote I've got on a silver/ebony is 33k ($500 less than MSRP). This car already has the body moldings package installed (I don't want it but have no choice, dealer says it's $350). What do you think I should do? Should I pull the trigger or wait for a better offer may be later this year?
#4831 of 5064 Re: 4-cylinder 2011 TSX Tech [solonor]
Aug 07, 2011 (5:53 am)
If you can, wait. When supply is ample, the TSX sells at just above invoice in the bigger markets. The MY12 cars are likely to show up in Nov - late Oct might be a good time to pick up a '11 model.
#4832 of 5064 Re: Price Paid - Certified 2009 TSX [biker4]
Aug 07, 2011 (5:36 pm)
Yes, this is very true. I will say to all pre-owned buyers that the longer you can wait the better. Regretfully, we needed a car ASAP. I am not a "CPO" fan by no means! However, in our area a used new body TSX from Private Party is rare. What is even more rare is one that has the right color, tech pkg and so on.
There are plenty of '09-'10 lease turn-ins out there that become CPO vehicles. Since there were 5 matches accessible to us it allowed us to play that card when we were at the dealer. So if you want a CPO car, know there are plenty to choose from. Some are not well driven (because they are lease vehicles) so make sure you check for scratches/dents in person.
Final word from our experience is that most of these CPO cars will sale for around the same thing. It is just a matter of who will go that few extra hundred off and your patience of course. If you get lucky and find that private party selling their 2 year old car and it checks out, jump on it.
#4833 of 5064 Dealer playing games?
Aug 19, 2011 (6:59 am)
Lowest quote for brand new TSX with tech around $28xxx (does not include any of the fees). Out the door $31xxx.
Dealer refuses to provide quote in writing. Asking for $1000 deposit to hold the car (they don't have the one I want on their lot. getting one from a nearby dealer) I suspect they are playing the low-balling game with me. If not, is this is really good price?
#4834 of 5064 Re: Dealer playing games? [pkennedy2]
Aug 20, 2011 (6:54 am)
The real final price won't be revealed until you start the sales paperwork. That is a great price but you need to watch the fees - are they legit or just profit? Look up that model on Truecar.com to see how good a deal it is. Make sure the deposit is refundable if the car you get is not what is spelled out in the contract.
#4835 of 5064 what fees will they charge beside final price?
Sep 08, 2011 (8:49 pm)
What fees will they charge beside the final price of acura tsx i4 with tech package 2011?
How about the 2010 model? will these fees are the same with 2011 model?
How much are for the fees?
I live in Southern California.
#4836 of 5064 Re: Dealer playing games? [biker4]
Sep 09, 2011 (3:55 am)
The real price won't be revealed until the sales paperwork is started? Wrong! I have never bought a car without knowing the final price, that is the price of the car and all dealer and legal fees and taxes, and I have bought vehicles for forty years. All dealer fees are mostly profit for the dealer and are negotiable down to zero. For example, it does not take hundreds of dollars for a dealer to process the sale. I have never purchased a vehicle where the salesperson was not capable of discussing the legal costs (e.g., sales tax, registration) as well. If a sales person won't discuss, he or she is simply working the system which is never for the benefit of the buyer. Demanding to know the approximate full price before working with the dealer's finance people assures the finance people will not be able to pull any thing. Anyone who enters a dealer finance office without this information is a fool waiting to be duped.
#4837 of 5064 2012 TSX Sports Wagon
Sep 15, 2011 (5:27 pm)
While asking quote from dealers I came to know that if I've to order a wagon, it will be 2012 model. Does anyone know what changes do 2012 model is bringing in?
In the quotes, the dealers are sticking to the MSRP with a lot prices on the accessories.
If someone orders a car with required accessories, will it be built in factory by the manufacturer ? or one has to deal with dealers with the excessive prices?
Does one have any other option(s) to get a good and fair deal?
#4838 of 5064 Re: 2012 TSX Sports Wagon [carmoody]
Sep 16, 2011 (4:32 pm)
Wait till xmas - that's when prices usually dip on luxury makers. It depends on the accessory but most of them are dealer installed. Get the accessory online and have an independent shop install them to save some money.
#4839 of 5064 Re: 2012 TSX Sports Wagon [biker4]
Sep 28, 2011 (2:41 pm)
Christmas usually brings special APR deals with Acura. Pricing really depends on supply and demand. The TSX wagon has been slowly produced and thus selling at or close to MSRP. We have been getting about 1-2 per month. They sell within a few days. Our first 2012 has just arrived and is waiting for our guest to finish paperwork at MSRP.