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#5754 of 12077 Looking at a 2005 TL Demos - Price Help
Mar 18, 2006 (11:23 am)
Just went oteh Acura dealer in Pittsburgh. They have several demos for sales. The two I'm interested are $31,000 + Tags/Title (with 4448 miles) and the second is $31,595 + tags/title (with 4994). I suspect the second is pricier due to the parchment tan leather and the spoiler they added. Does this sound like a good deal or do you think I can get more off if I hold the line. The only other issue I have is a 2002 Envoy XL I might trade (unless one of you fine chaps would like to buy it!). First time looking at the TLs and love them. Help?????
#5755 of 12077 Re: Looking at a 2005 TL Demos - Price Help [2joey4]
Mar 18, 2006 (11:40 am)
It depends on if the demos are Nav on non-nav. There's no charge for the interior color, the higher price is probably for the spoiler. If they're Nav, the price is OK, but for non-nav prices are too high. They are both used cars...
#5756 of 12077 Re: Looking at a 2005 TL Demos - Price Help [2joey4]
Mar 18, 2006 (11:44 am)
Are these demos actually 2005 models?
I personally would not buy any demonstrator. These cars tend to be driven hard over short periods of time (avg test drive 20 miles?). There is also no way to know whether the salesman used it as his daily driver for those 4,000 plus miles, or it was trashed by 200+ people who test drove it, or some combination.
In the end, you need to do what's best for you. At the prices they are offering, you are only about $500 away from an '06 non-navi and maybe $1000-1,500 away from a brand new '06 navi.
I bought my '06 non-navi a month ago for $31,500 (Cols, OH). Had 4 miles on the odo.
As far as your trade, do your homework and it won't be a problem. If you don't absolutely need to buy a new car, then you are in the best possible position. However, if the dealer senses desperation, you're hosed.
I started looking a year ago, and just now pulled the trigger. I waited for the deal to come to me- which included trading in my '99 I30. My deal wasn't as good as others have posted, but then our market only has 2 dealers, and they seem to know it. I'm happy - which is all that counts in my deal.
#5757 of 12077 Any help/advice on a price I was quoted?
Mar 18, 2006 (4:57 pm)
I was wondering if someone can tell me if I'm getting a good deal or not. I went to a local acura dealership in TX and they gave me a price quote for a TL:
$32,688.00: with navigation.
$33,443.00: with tinted windows, wheel locks, and some kind of premium exterior (paint
and gloss)/interior (fabric) protection.
$35,795.29: (final price) with state tax, inventory tax, license, title, document fee.
Thank you in advance.
#5758 of 12077 Re: Any help/advice on a price I was quoted? [alexkcha]
Mar 18, 2006 (7:14 pm)
The initial price doesn't seem too bad (it's a 2006, right?).
"$33,443.00: with tinted windows, wheel locks, and some kind of premium exterior (paint
and gloss)/interior (fabric) protection. "
I'm not sure how much it is to window tint and wheel locks are a nicety (a necessity in some parts?). But the rest is wax and Scotchgard (do it yourself for a few bucks and a little of your time if you really want to. For great, but a bit expensive, stuff check out Zainostore.com). A common dealer pac (read: big profit, big ripoff to buyer).
#5759 of 12077 Re: Any help/advice on a price I was quoted? [laurasdada]
Mar 18, 2006 (8:39 pm)
It is a 2006. Without the premium protection, the price should come out to around $32,900.00.
What did you mean when you said the 'initial price'? Should I try to hold out for something cheaper? I was checking out the prices at the auto section on yahoo.com, and they showed the invoice price at $32,205.00. I know that the invoice price now a days isn't really what the dealer paid to get the car, but I thought that as long as the quoted price was somewhere near the invoice price, I'd be in good shape.
Mar 19, 2006 (8:41 am)
what is the exact invoice price for acura TL with Nav.
Edmunds/KBB are different than Acura invoice by alomst 800$.
#5761 of 12077 Re: Any help/advice on a price I was quoted? [alexkcha]
Mar 19, 2006 (3:51 pm)
Sorry, by initial I just meant the first price you listed in your post. Sans the add-ons.
I bought my non-nav '05 TL invoice as the Boston market is very competitive and (I believe) that the non-nav have less demand than nav, so easier to negotiate. Your pricing sounds reasonable (again, I'm not sure if the pro-pac is worth the $755. Certainly not for the "paint and fabric protectant" imo). Do you want to shop other dealers or are you comfortable/happy where you received these numbers. You could always counter with a lower number...
Scroll through this thread to get a better feeling for what people are (claiming?) to pay for Nav TLs to help you decide what is reasonable.
Nice car, good luck.
#5762 of 12077 Any incentives?
Mar 19, 2006 (5:51 pm)
I saw on Consumer Reports web site that Acura will be offereing an extra dealer incentive of $1,000 on the MDX starting 4/3/06.
I think April is Acura's 20 year anniversry. Wonder if they will offer an incentive on the TL? If so, it may be possible to get a non-nav for under $30k.
#5763 of 12077 Re: Any incentives? [dvrice]
Mar 19, 2006 (7:55 pm)
According to the salesman who sold us our TL, they are willing to do even better deals on MDXs, hinting at about 2k below invoice, as this is the final model year for the current MDX. If they re willing to go 2k below invoice, it sounds as if there already is a somewhat large dealer incentive already out there, and it is about to get bigger. New model debuts later this year.
I wouldn't expect the same for the TL.