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Acura TL, Sedan
#11656 of 12077 Trade in '05 TL and New 2012 Tech Lease
Jun 30, 2011 (5:53 am)
Ok so I have a 2005 Acura TL w/ Navi with about $5500 left to pay on it from my purchase. Payments are about $450/mo.
I want to trade it in and get either a 2009/10 TL Tech for Purchase or 2012 w/ Tech for Lease.
I am a bit confused on which way to go. I assume I can get around $10K for my car. Few Questions and yes I read this thread.
1. I still dont understand the Money Factor thing. Can someone explain.
2. Is there a way they could low ball me on the trade in value?
3. Is there anyway to get a 2012 w/ tech lease for around $400 to $450/mo. How much should I look to put down? Also what would be the best way to work with the dealer to get it down this low.
Any suggestions would help.
#11657 of 12077 Re: Trade in '05 TL and New 2012 Tech Lease [ffactoryxx]
Jul 11, 2011 (1:06 pm)
A deal can def be worked out. If in the NY area and need additional details, please feel free to contact.
Jul 19, 2011 (6:35 am)
Can some1 comment on the real world MPG for the 2012 AWD TL?
#11660 of 12077 Potential second-time buyer in SoCal
Jul 23, 2011 (9:27 am)
I am back to this forum again (after a number of years) since swmbo is hankering to replace her 2000 TL. I had used this and other forums the first time around back in 1999 to research before buying our first TL. At the time these were clearly the best bang-for-the-buck for someone considering a Lexus ES. However, pricing was largely non-negotiable as they were the hot ticket and already competitively priced (compared with the ES).
Since our TL has been such a great car, I feel compelled to consider another TL. The other car that grabs our interest is a Hyundai Genesis as that seems today what the TL was back in 2000 (a very competitively priced alternative to the reigning higher end sedans).
With respect to the TL, we first need to get past the semi-bizarre styling that Acura has chosen (definitely for the worse, in my opinion, compared with the early styling). More importantly, I wonder what has happened with pricing. I am pretty sure the sticker of the TL is higher than the Genesis. But are TL prices pretty negotiable these days, especially in southern Cal?
#11661 of 12077 Re: Potential second-time buyer in SoCal [dougsilver]
Aug 07, 2011 (1:48 pm)
I went from an 05 TL (which I loved) to an 09 TL (which I didn't love as much)
After 3 years of driving the 09 I have come to appreciate how great a car it is. It got bigger and heavier and took some getting used to. The lease is up and I am considering buying an 2012 TL.
In regards to the Hyundai's - the genesis is a great looking car and people i know that have hyundai's (lower level hyundai's) love them. What I have heard is that after 48-50 months they feel really old as they don't hold up as well.
My 05 TL after 4 years felt and looked great, my 09 after three years looks and feels great. With both cars the only thing I ever did was general maintenance like fluids, brakes and tires.
#11662 of 12077 Re: Potential second-time buyer in SoCal [chuckjr]
Aug 07, 2011 (3:50 pm)
Hi Chuck--similarly our 2000 is pretty much as rock solid as when we bought it, which is why we are inclined to give the nod to another one. A couple of weeks ago we finally had a chance to first test drive a 2012 TL followed by a 2012 3.8 Genesis. I was very pleased with the TL as it definitely drives much sportier than our 2000 and almost felt BMW-like. I like the Genesis also but it was larger than the TL and felt like it--more of a luxury feel rather than sporty.
Both cars are nice but very different. We will likely go with the TL.
#11663 of 12077 Is this a good deal?
Aug 14, 2011 (5:28 pm)
Hi All, newbie here in Los Angeles. I just got back from a dealer and has the following offer for a 2012 TL Tech Package, but don't know if it's a good one. Can you please advise?
$518.22, 60 months
Trade-in: 2007 MDX Sport with 82,000 miles ($21,450, priced at KBB at Good condition, still owes $9,400)
Nothing out of pocket
#11664 of 12077 Price advice on Acura TL 2010 CPO
Sep 01, 2011 (7:02 am)
What is a reasonable price (w/o TTL) for a certified 2010 Acura TL Base (no tech, FWD), less than 12000 miles for NJ?
Also, what sort of additional services usually Acura dealers usually try to sell? I heard about paint protection etc. Are they worth it?
Thanks in advance.
#11665 of 12077 Re: Trade in '05 TL and New 2012 Tech Lease [ffactoryxx]
Sep 01, 2011 (8:12 pm)
I have a 2009 TL SH-AWD. Previous car was a 2007 BMW 550i. Same size, thought I would get used to the looks but I hate the style. First 6 months thought I made a mistake. Love the car itself, AWD, handles amazing, no service issue, no squeaks, rattles. Love driving the car - hate looking at the car. The new refined version is much more appealing. I bought the grey so the front end would not have such a contrast. Bluetooth is good, stereo and iPod integratin is very good. Too many buttons - used to the German simplicity. In the end the car has held it value. Same brakes and tires at 35K miles. Hate the 5 speed. Why they put a 5 speed auto in that year was beyond me. Needs a smoother 6 speed. Had I known what was coming, I would have waited for the new one. Overall I am happy with the performance and features of the car. Just wish it had the new understand front and back end.