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Acura TL, Sedan
#443 of 12041 mobofe .......
Dec 18, 2003 (7:19 pm)
Can't blame you for putting in only five seconds with the '04 RL. It's had only minor revisions since it replaced the Legend in 1996: a modest increase in HP (210 to 225), traction control (my '96 RL doesn't have it, my '01 Honda Odyssey does), CD changer moved from trunk to dash (long overdue), change in alloy wheels. The exterior is outdated and basically unchanged for the past nine model years, interior is undistinguished and outclassed by the TL. Then, there are the power-train considerations.
I enjoy the smooth ride, interior room, and larger trunk capacity of the RL (after all, it is 11" longer) and it has served me well, in particular since I bought it pre-owned for only $20K. But, the TL is nicely packaged with a lot more power and other niceties. Other than size, the TL fits the bill more as Acura's flagship.
I may not wait for the '05 RL and its rumored hybrid 300 HP V-6 + 100 HP electric motor with AWD. The sketches are also intriguing, but a $50K sticker price, though acceptable, will be $17K more than the TL.
Dec 18, 2003 (7:52 pm)
The new RL should be a technological Tour de Force. It has to be, for Acura to retain any credibility as a luxury marque. Acura will be the laughing stock of the auto industry if it turns out another merely highly competent FWD V6 sedan after a 9-year wait.
#445 of 12041 Thanks....
Dec 18, 2003 (10:23 pm)
I paid $33,695 for my TL Anthricite/Ebony/NAVI and got 3 accessories at his price (but he threw in installation). I would say I did well....
#446 of 12041 king george
Dec 19, 2003 (8:15 am)
What's the full-aero kit? Is that the set of underside spoilers? If so, 2100 for all that is a probably a pretty good deal.
#447 of 12041 do they negotiate?
Dec 19, 2003 (8:57 am)
I've finally decided to buy the new TL - I've visited all three Acura dealers in my local area and each have exactly the same price - and say they don't negotiate- could that be true? Is so, how do I do it?
#448 of 12041 RE: do they negotiate?
Dec 19, 2003 (9:50 am)
Where are you located? I've also decided on the TL, I've found 2 dealers willing to work with me. I know what I want to pay and will wait until I get there. I don't need the car desperately and can be patient. Also, if you show that your committed to the purchase and cars are on the lot, you will be able to get a discount. Right now I think these dealers are trying to leave the impression that cars are scarce which is not the case everywhere and will definitely not be the case, IMHO, in the very near future.
#449 of 12041 purchase of 2004 tl/with nav in CT.
Dec 19, 2003 (10:43 am)
I've recently purchased a 2004 TL/with nav. AT, green exterior with the parchment interior.
$33,200. - includes destination charge,wood knob,
splash guards,all-season floor mats,
trunk tray, and 1 extra key
$199. - conveyance fee
plus tax and title.
Unfortunately, I had to order the car, and do not expect delivery until Feb. 04.
#450 of 12041 hellyah. negotiate
Dec 19, 2003 (10:49 am)
Edmunds' TMV not a good gauge for this car. Now, if you're in potato country with 1 dealer in the entire state, this might be the case but as many readers have pointed out, the TL without navi can be had for prices within 1K of invoice.
A no hassle quote from carsdirect.com gave me the 1st indication that the car can be bought for way less than msrp ($31,668 was the quote). Long story short, I ended up doing business with a dealership in another state (90 miles away) for $31,100 with protection package. I still think i gave the dealer a nice christmas bonus, so don't be afraid to go low, below $31000. remember, honda gives a 3% holdback to the dealer which is a very significant amount.
Dec 19, 2003 (12:39 pm)
I'm looking to lease, 42 mo. 12,000 in NoVa. I see Pohanka has 45 in inventory....so does Radley....I believe I can 399/mo w/less than $1500 bucks down taxes tags,etc....any comments or experences out there, would love to here from you....Oh by the way this is w/o nav
#452 of 12041 Pohanka
Dec 19, 2003 (1:14 pm)
Bought my CL from Pohanka and really had a good experience. Was given the run around by Radley. Pohanka service has been very good as well.