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Acura TL, Sedan
#11693 of 12077 Re: Looking for some Acura TL (2008/09) buying tips and deals... [XxHaimBonxX]
Nov 26, 2011 (7:03 pm)
rekcalsa and XxHaimBonxX, thanks for your inputs and time. I am currently looking at a 2009 Acura TL SH-AWD (Automatic) + Tech package that has 14000 miles on it. The dealer is asking 33000 and I quoted 28100. The dealer is saying that 28100 is too low and he may probably agree around the 30000 range. The dealer has still not quoted the price.
The TMV for such a vehicle in "clean" condition is 31375, which I find to be high, considering that I have seen messages from people buying new cars (same model) around the 37000-38000 range...doesn't this model depreciate close to $12000 in two years?
I am in North NJ and would appreciate any inputs from members with recent car buying experiences.
Nov 27, 2011 (4:24 am)
There is and extra $500 "Flex Cash" and 0.9% for 60 right now for the holiday.
Not sure when it expires. We bought 11-27.
#11695 of 12077 Re: Looking for some Acura TL (2008/09) buying tips and deals... [newguy_acura]
Nov 27, 2011 (8:25 am)
Edmunds quotes this car at $32,500 for certified pre-owned. If you get it for a round $30K, I'd say you did good. Other than that crazy grill, it's an awesome car. This car new costs $40K invoice.
BTW, I'm not sure if you plan on financing it or not. If you are, I don't think there are very low finance options, like the ones for new cars, see the post above. Perhaps buying it new with such a low APR would be not much difference in the end.
Dec 17, 2011 (2:26 pm)
Thought I would ask one more time about pricing on a base TL. Looking for a 2012 base model in either the Southern Louisiana area or the tri state area of Southern Ohio, Sothern Indiana, and Northern Kentucky as spend considerable time at both locations....Any help or insight would be appreciated.
Dec 18, 2011 (3:12 am)
Hi - can someone tell me what is the fair price to pay in the Midwest for a new 2012 Acura TL w/ Tech package? The dealership is asking for $40,220. I just know it should be lower but not sure how much lower. Thanks
#11698 of 12077 Re: Fair price [asianpearl_21]
Dec 23, 2011 (1:14 pm)
Hi. I just bought a 2012 TL Tech Package (non SH-AWD) yesterday at a dealership here in Florida. MSRP was the same as the car you are looking at. They added a few "dealer extras" on and tried to call it a $44,000 car, but we all know that is a bunch of rubbish. ;D
Anyway, we ended up purchasing the car for a little over $32K with discounts and such. We also traded in a 2010 TL that we bought at the end of last year from the same dealership if that matters. I love the new one, such an improvement over the 09-11 as far as looks go.
#11699 of 12077 Re: Fair price [beemerrider1]
Dec 23, 2011 (1:39 pm)
Wow, how did you do that? From $44k to $32k+. Amazing.
I finally gave in & bought one. Was going to buy a 2012 TL w/Tech for $38,600 but the car wasn't up to my standard (41 miles, some very small paint chips & something weird with the back bumper). Ended up buying a 2012 TL Advance with only 9 miles, in perfect condition for $40,660 (prices do not include tax & fees). They also threw in $900+ of extras. Also get lifetime free car washes ( dealership or my house or office), free lifetime road side assistant, free lifetime airport drop off & pickup anytime). no trade in.
Now I wonder if we got a good deal.
Dec 23, 2011 (5:26 pm)
Those who buy a car and then spend time afterwards wondering whether or not they got a good deal are wasting their time. Upon making any deal, presumably both parties are happy at the time and that is what counts. Sure if you wait more maybe the price goes down but at the instant you and the dealer came to some agreement, you were both satisfied so just drive and enjoy and don't look back.
Dec 23, 2011 (8:13 pm)
I was just wondering. Not like I sit here & regret buying it. Just a thought, not like no one has ever done that before. Same thing when I bought my Corvette.
#11702 of 12077 Re: Fair price [asianpearl_21]
Dec 23, 2011 (9:06 pm)
I had to play the hard line with the dealer a bit, but I enjoy negotiation. This one was fun because I didn't really need a new car. I already had a newer TL, so I was just there for the fun of it. It makes it easier when you don't care if they accept your offer or not; and are perfectly willing to walk out the door.
It wasn't really 44K, they just put that on the sticker to make some folks feel good about their "deal". The actual MSRP was 40K and some change. The extra 4K was just the stupid dealer stuff they add (pin stripes, rubber mats, "permanent tire shine" and so on).
The price came out to around 35K. Then they threw in 1200 "dealer cash incentive" and an extra thousand (or so) added to the value of the trade in which took it somewhere into the 32K range.