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Acura TL, Sedan
#1 of 12077 Am I paying too much for a 2000 3.2 TL?
Jul 17, 2003 (8:11 pm)
I will be signing on a 2000 3.2 TL with 45,000 miles, spoiler, all wood trim, nicely running car for $15,500 sale price. Is that a reasonable price.
I also plan to sell it in two years. How much depreciation will I incur on the car?
#2 of 12077 well...
Jul 18, 2003 (4:27 am)
According to Edmunds.com's used car section, a 2000 Acura 3.2TL without Nav should be about $17k private party sale, $18.5k dealer retail and about $19.5k certified used. If edmunds is any indication, your price is very good. Of course, there are many other factors to look at. I don't believe the spoiler and wood add any real value to the car. Also, what does carfax say? Have you had a mechanic look at it? You might want to ask your questions on the Real World Trade-In Values thread. Terry probably knows what these are going for at auction, so a selling price is easier to determine that way.
#3 of 12077 Take it
Jul 24, 2003 (1:44 pm)
$15.5k for that car is a hell of a deal. I myself was looking into a 2000 TL when my 2000 Civic EX coupe got stolen awhile back (unfortunately they found it and it wasn't totaled so it was repaired and returned to me). Anyhow, I have an uncle in the car business and he told me I was looking in the mid 16's for a good low milage one, maybe w/ a Nav. system. Because he's a dealer, he buys them for around that 15.5-16.5 mark depending on mileage and condition; even with my $100 over what he paid price still puts me around the 16k mark. Have the car checked out and make sure there's not some hidden reason for that great price. If the car is immaculate and in top shape, take it! I'm still debating on getting one myself.
#4 of 12077 My buying experience
Aug 04, 2003 (11:21 am)
I bought my '99 TL (red, base equipment only) almost 5 years ago, the weekend the '99 TL first was offered for sale. I bought it from Curry Acura in Scarsdale, NY. In the face of intro hype, I (reluctantly) paid list price, which at the time was about $28K, I think. Aside from that - the buying experience was exceptional... the car was immaculate, the paperwork was finished before I arrived, and the salesman even set up the Homelink for me! The car has been essentially trouble-free for the last 102,000 miles.
Aug 04, 2003 (12:10 pm)
I just purchased a new 03 TLS in Overland Park, Ks. It is a Diamond White with the protection pkg. I paid $23,500 plus received the 2.9% financing. Two weeks later and 2,000miles, I really love this car; quite, smooth, power, solid, really neat car. No wind noise 135mph, just a solid ride. Thanks to everyone for the help. Stickyman
Aug 04, 2003 (12:39 pm)
$23,500? for the TL-s type? Did I miss something? Can you give me the name of the Dealer? I would fly down there this week. The Dealers in Michigan are giving offers in the $29k range. Any help would be much appreciated. thanks
Aug 04, 2003 (12:58 pm)
Regarding the wind noise-
I get a relatively amount of wind noise when I am 100 MPH, I think it is impossible not to hear any wind noise at your alleged 135mph.
What is this Proctetion Plan you mentioned?
I know you made a typo stating that you paid $23,500.00.
#8 of 12077 stickyman
Aug 04, 2003 (4:03 pm)
I would also like to knoe where did you get TL-S for 23,500. I will go there. Thanks
#9 of 12077 come on now stickyman ...
Aug 05, 2003 (3:23 am)
the INVOICE price on a TL-S is $29053 ... the BEST deal I've seen is $1000 UNDER invoice, which would make the car around $28000 ... so, that would mean they are eating the holdback, and essentially making NO $$$ on the car !! Are we to believe that YOUR dealer actually sold the car at a $4500 LOSS and even gave you the $500 or so protection package ??? I think not !! You're not telling us something here !
And, WHERE were you able to drive 135 MPH ? Just curious ... lol
Aug 05, 2003 (5:43 am)
"And, WHERE were you able to drive 135 MPH ? Just curious ... lol"
Clearly, you've never spent time in the Boston area.