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#10427 of 12077 Pricing & Incentives on Acura 2009 TL w/Tech
May 24, 2009 (5:49 am)
After four months of research and test drives, I finally decided on the 2009 Acura TL with Tech pkg. The email quotes I've received so far range from 34,300 to 36,100 + tax and junk fees. That still seems high, especially with $2000.00 cash back and 2% dealer holdback money. I think $35k out the door would be a fair price for the dealer and me.
Each dealer I've visited tells me inventory is getting scarce because Acura idled the plants...yet I see 15-30 TLs on their lots. What gives? Don't they want to sell these cars?
I'm in no hurry to buy a car as my 9 year old Camry still runs fine. I've been saving up and wanted to take advantage of the lower prices and sales tax deduction.
Do you think Acura will up the ante on the rebates and discounts the closer we get to July 4th?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
#10428 of 12077 Re: Pricing & Incentives on Acura 2009 TL w/Tech [acurashopper]
May 24, 2009 (5:04 pm)
I don't think they are going to increase incentive. However, AFAIC, the dealers are just using their typical 'crying the blues" tactics. Ignore them and keep pushing.
#10429 of 12077 Re: Pricing & Incentives on Acura 2009 TL w/Tech [Chasboy]
May 25, 2009 (5:53 am)
Thanks for the encouragement. I'll keep pushing. I live on the fringe of a major metro area and solicited bids from both local dealers and some within a 2-3 hour drive. The outlying dealers are definitely more motivated to sell me a car.
i also got the Costco price. Apparently not being the Costco dealer rankles one local dealer - he immediately met the Costco price, but said he couldn't afford to sell me a car for any less than that. The Costco price is good, but I already beat that on my own. I've asked my lowest bid if that was the best he could do, we'll see what kind of response I get back.
The common thread running through all of my interactions is that they can't guarantee the color car I want will still be on the lot when I go to complete the transaction. My preference is for polished metal with taupe interior (supplies are plentiful) - but any color car besides black or bronze would be perfectly fine if the price is right. I'll take my chances.
I'll post purchase price once I have the car.
#10430 of 12077 Re: Pricing & Incentives on Acura 2009 TL w/Tech [Chasboy]
May 25, 2009 (7:26 am)
If you follow Acura's trend they will increase the incentive to $3,500 in July or August to get rid of the 2009.
#10431 of 12077 Re: Pricing & Incentives on Acura 2009 TL w/Tech [billyperks2]
May 25, 2009 (8:39 am)
Thanks for the scoop.
I wasn't planning to purchase until mid-June, but it may make sense to wait a few more weeks. I can always rent a car for my trip.
#10432 of 12077 Re: Pricing & Incentives on Acura 2009 TL w/Tech [billyperks2]
May 25, 2009 (10:48 am)
That's some incentive!! I also did better than the Costco price on my own. Dunno who uses it.
#10433 of 12077 $2000 marketing support incentive expire
May 26, 2009 (5:22 pm)
Is the $2000 market support incentive expiring 6/1 or is it being extended?
#10434 of 12077 2009 TL based $30400
May 27, 2009 (5:43 am)
Bought 2009 TL based for 30400 + tax and fees from Chevy Chase Acura in MD. The dealer offers free oil change for 4 years and free car wash for life. There is a catch for oil change; all manufactory recommended services must be performed at their dealership in order to get oil change.
#10435 of 12077 Re: Pricing & Incentives on Acura 2009 TL w/Tech [acurashopper]
May 28, 2009 (8:27 am)
acurashopper - I'm in exactly the same boat as you. My old toyota runs fine and i'm looking for a 2009 Acura with probably Tech package.
Pls share your experience with dealers and also post the best quote you have received so far.
I also tried the Costo program, it is just not competitive any more..
#10436 of 12077 Re: so cal prices I found [a64marc]
May 28, 2009 (9:37 am)
a64marc - Can you provide details about your experience. Also where did you get the quote for 32854 for 2009 TL with tech ?