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#10884 of 12077 Sept. 8, Acura w/ tech clean deal
Oct 05, 2009 (11:30 am)
Ok, here is one of the cleanest deals to analyze.
Keep in mind that the deal was made on Sept. 8, a month ago when I believe there was $2000 cash to dealer.
I highly recommend this dealer.
I went through the Edmounds "Get a Quote" where you put in your zip. And one dealer was highlighted at the top as being a dealer that understood what Edmunds and TMV was all about and that if you contacted them they promised to give you their best price on the first quote.
(Note that though from Vegas, there are only 2 not so motivated dealers so looked in SoCal.)
Sent my info and they called the same day to verify color and package, looking at tech.
Then, in the same call, not 5 minutes in I get a quote for $34,315. Being suspicious about all the doc fees and other misc. bs I quizzed him. He said he would get back to me.
Was still suspicious so asked for a walk-out -the-door, writing a check total.
$34,315 '09 w/ tech
$3,353.91 sales tax
$8.75 tire/battery fee
$55 Doc fee
$20 (day pass needed to drive to NV to register car)
$29 electronic filing fee DM charged for day pass
From the land of $500-$700 Doc fees the $55 fee is amazing. We ended up picking the car up a few weeks later. The total was actually even a couple bucks cheaper! Even though our situation was a bit odd, driving from out of state, they were very accomodating.
The salesman Nadeem was great. Still can't believe I got a quote in 3 minutes!
A little bit of pressure sale in the "finance office" although paid cash for car.
Be prepared for warranty, upholstery protect (complete with demo), paint protect, lojack sales. The price dropped $500 in 5 minutes which is a real turn off. Finally told him that we had to be somewhere so we needed to wrap it up.
Did not need any warranty as primary driver will not put a lot of miles on so the years would expire before the mileage.
I highly recommend Power Acura of South Bay (Torrance, CA) for an auto purchase. And Nadeem (internet sales) made the deal happen.
I would not recommend buying any accessories here as they were very high.
We were very fortunate to get a car with 2 accessories we desired and did not even know until we got home; "mud flaps" backsplash protecters and wheel locks!!! We were just going to purchase later as many on here have suggested.
S.O. hates, hates the game playing and sitting around in the dealership office so he thought for sure this was too good to be true and waited for the add-ons, but it never happened.
So Power Acura of South Bay and ask for Nadeem tell him you want his internet price or just go through the Edmunds site like I did.
$34,315 acura w/ tech early Sept.
BTW got a Palladium with Ebony interior for anyone who has a new TL, I love the blue lights that light up the console/drink area at night. cool.
#10885 of 12077 Re: 2009 TL - Tech [smith83]
Oct 05, 2009 (11:34 am)
I would look at TMV. If you want the best deal start under that, but it seems that there are still people who want Acuras so there still may be competition, meaning dealers won't go much below TMV, depending on where you live.
Las Vegas NV dealers would hardly budge and scoffed at TMV pricing. CA got a best quote in 3 minutes.
Quoted $34,315 a month ago which was a few hundred under TMV.
#10886 of 12077 Re: 2009 TL - Tech [vivalasvegas]
Oct 05, 2009 (2:22 pm)
I have been watching this Acura TL "prices paid" thread and the same Infiniti G37 thread. The Infiniti thread is way more active so either there is a lot more interest in the G right now or for some reason people looking for info about prices for the TL don't post on here. Don't know which. However, Acura was the only luxury car brand that had a significant falloff in sales in Sept compared to the other brands.
What does this mean? I think the new design(I like it just fine) is not as well liked and there is less demand for the car. And that means that if you're looking for a TL now might be a good time to really hit the dealers with some low offers. Just my two cents from following the numbers.
#10887 of 12077 Re: 2009 TL - Tech [m6user]
Oct 05, 2009 (5:48 pm)
I believe the lower sales in September was a supply problem. I recently leased a 2009 TL in Chicago and visited 4 acura dealers in the area. None of the 4 had more than 5 TLs on the lot and their total inventory for all models was less than 40. Normally these dealers had over 100 cars on their lots.
I also heard that acura stopped producing the 2009 TL in early spring and did not start shipping the 2010 TL in earnest until a week or so ago. My salesman said that they had quite a few people come in looking for a specific color choice and left since they had such low stock.
Acura either miscalculated or is limiting supply because of the economy and in order to keep resale values high.
#10888 of 12077 Re: 2009 TL - Tech [m6user]
Oct 06, 2009 (6:08 am)
"And that means that if you're looking for a TL now might be a good time to really hit the dealers with some low offers. Just my two cents from following the numbers"
#10889 of 12077 Re: 2009 TL - Tech [mlb11]
Oct 06, 2009 (7:43 am)
I was just looking at the sales numbers and I have to admit I was looking at them in a vacumn. If what you say is correct, and I have no reason to doubt you, that may be the reason. When you look at Infiniti G37 sales in comparison it seems that Acura may have missed a lot of sales by having such low inventory. I still think you should be able to cut a decent deal in Oct/Nov timeframe as they have to feeling the pinch.
#10890 of 12077 Re: 2009 TL - Tech [m6user]
Oct 06, 2009 (8:18 am)
I agree - and remember the only data I have is for Chicago, but given that large of a market if 4 dealerships are this low, then I think it could be extrapolated to other regions as well.
In checking inventories last night, it seems that Acura is now delivering more cars. The dealership I purchased from now has about 40 total cars with about 12 TLs - most of them now 2010s.
I think dealers might also be aggressive with pricing as we go into fall since their sales have been squeezed by the lack of deliveries from the factory.
#10891 of 12077 Re: 2009 TL - Tech [m6user]
Oct 06, 2009 (8:43 am)
I agree with M6. Seems that most reports here were that of dealers having low inventory, but I see a lot of references to leftover 09's. Could be a great time to get an '09.
Btw, my telephone experience lately with dealers with young female receptionists is that they do not understand what the word 'leftover' means, so be careful, have a definition handy!
#10892 of 12077 Re: 2009 TL - Tech [mlb11]
Oct 06, 2009 (6:52 pm)
Rohrman Acura has the largest 09'TL inventory left in the Chicago area. Still working on a price for the 09' base. Keep you posted.