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Acura TL, Sedan
#12025 of 12077 Re: 2013 Acura SH-AWD /Tech [graphicguy]
Apr 13, 2013 (12:00 pm)
My sister is looking for another car (she has an uber fast Camaro that's none too practical).
She had always liked my TL. So, she asked me to take her to my old Acura dealer where I used to buy my TLs.
Had fun catching up (and needling) my old sales persion, who was very helpful.
Anyway, she picked out a '13 SH AWD Tech Advance to test drive.
I had forgotten how good these care really are. For grins, the sales person let me get back behind the wheel for a bit.
They are offering really good deals on these cars. And, they are really good cars, regardless of the measuring stick you use.
It's not as fast as my S4. But, it handles nearly as well. It has all the tech goodies. Great sports seats. And, I had also forgot how good the ELS stereo is.
Still amazes me how really good these cars really are for the money they charge.
#12026 of 12077 Re: 2013 Acura SH-AWD /Tech [graphicguy]
Apr 13, 2013 (4:39 pm)
So what's the graphicguy one offer, skinny deal price (before tax)?
#12027 of 12077 Re: 2013 Acura SH-AWD /Tech [nyccarguy]
Apr 13, 2013 (8:19 pm)
Nyc....she's all over the map on what to buy. Personally, I think the TL is perfect for her. Plus, it's a personal favorite of mine. But, it's not my money.
If she decideson the TL, I'll "do my thing" and post the deal here.
BTW... congrats on the "new Honda".
#12028 of 12077 Re: 2013 Acura SH-AWD /Tech [graphicguy]
Apr 13, 2013 (8:32 pm)
Thanks graphicguy. I actually saw a white 2013 TL Advance tonight and it is sharp looking. As you always say, a fantastic car for the money.
I was trying to explain to my 6 1/2 year old how the lawn mower will pay for itself in 10 mows. That was a fun conversation.
#12029 of 12077 Re: 2013 Acura SH-AWD /Tech [nyccarguy]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Apr 14, 2013 (5:28 am)
My Honda mower is 22 years old.. just took it in for the Spring tune-up. Mechanic says it will last 22 more years..
#12030 of 12077 Re: 2013 Acura SH-AWD /Tech [kyfdx]
Apr 14, 2013 (4:25 pm)
17 year old Toro rider. Starting to burn as much oil as gas. Hate to put it out to pasture as it's served me well.
Went shopping for another rider today. While more feature rich, Toros of today aren't built nearly as well as my "old" one.
#12031 of 12077 Re: 2013 Acura SH-AWD /Tech [kyfdx]
Apr 14, 2013 (5:09 pm)
Yeah, it is strange and also a shame that Honda decided not to come out with 2 cycle, I was "forced" to get lawnboy brand... That lasted me for about 16 years until an accident where the shaft was bent. Ah, how I still like the 2 cycle mowers...
#12032 of 12077 Re: 2013 Acura SH-AWD /Tech [kyfdx]
Apr 14, 2013 (6:33 pm)
Thanks for the vote of confidence
#12033 of 12077 Re: 2013 Acura SH-AWD /Tech [flounder5]
Apr 15, 2013 (4:06 am)
flounder.... i miss those old 2 strokes, too.
Not a lot of difference in the low end riding mowers. Guess I'll close my eyes and pick one.
My sister seems to be leaning closer to a TL. MSRP is $46K and change. I know there's $2K of dealer trunk money on the car. Unfortunately, she doesn't drive a competing brand, and doesn't qualify for the $1,500 conquest cash. Still, I'm thinking it can be had for somewhere in the $42K range.
All she has to do is make up her mind.
#12034 of 12077 Woo hooo!! Bought my 1st Acura, AWD 2013 TL, in Dallas today
Apr 17, 2013 (1:37 pm)
First, thnx to Edmunds and the posters who've previously shared their TL buying experiences.
TL AWD with Tech package, includes dest'n charge, MSRP $44,080
Dealer add ons (Vin etching, tinting, wheel lug locks, All weather mats) $399
Discounts, total, $2,735 to get down to invoice
Acura cash to dealer, $1,500
Conquest rebate (applied as a down payment) $1,500
Ignoring the slight negative tax impact of applying the conquest rebate as a down payment (after the trade in), total discounts = $5,735
Trade in on my 2009 Infiniti G37 was right on the money (higher than black book trade in, right on with Kelly blue book & Edmunds when tax impact considered). Balance financed at .9%.
All in all I couldn't be happier with the deal (probably left a few hundred on the table vis a vis a "max" deal but getting it for close to $3k under invoice is good in my book). More importantly, wife is happy! One of the most pleasant negotiations in my 40+ years of buying cars.