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#6372 of 12077 Devan Acura of Norwalk CT-Fair Price?
Jul 23, 2006 (10:19 am)
New to the board. Shopping for a new auto after my piece of...grrr....1998 A6 blew its head gaskets following 84,000+ miles of pedestrian northeastern US city/highway driving.
Test drove both a TL and G35x yesterday. Impression was that the G35x rode much like my Audi, which I ascribed to the AWD. TL was a lot tighter, and I felt every bit of the bumps and berms we encountered on the city portion of our test drive. G35x reminded me of a BMW, and generally speakign (price difference aside) I think it and the TL are two very different automobiles that provide two very different driving experiences. IMO, TL looks (at this early stage) like a *great* value proposition.
Also looked a-yipes-Mazda 3 yesterday. Dealer said they couldn't get me one until the new models arrive in October, and that I'd probably have to preorder by mid-August for that to remain true. But I digress.
We made it clear to the salesman that we were not interested in talking #s, and just wanted to test drive the car. He let us go out unaccompanied, which made a really positive impression right off the bat, but also raised my radar a bit in terms of thinking that he was trying to create a really positive experience b/c maybe their stock wasn't moving. Both Mazda and Infinity salespeople tagged along as-literally-backseat drivers.
Anyway, we get back to the dealership, hand over the keys and request a brochure. As we're walking out, the salesman very casually says, "I can let an '06 with NAVI and automatic (in general, not referring to the test drive car) go for $500 above my cost."
Now, based upon what I've read on this forum, dealer invoice for the car should be in the 32,000-32,500 range; although I've seen some folks here negotiate for less. Sticker on the model we really liked but did not drive was 35.5K.
Does this seem a fair offer? I was a bit surprised that the salesman took the initiative because 9 times out of 10 the party that mentions price first in any negotiation winds up on the wrong end of the stick.
#6373 of 12077 Re: Devan Acura of Norwalk CT-Fair Price? [ct_driver1]
Jul 23, 2006 (11:52 am)
Bought a TL, auto with nav, about 4 weeks ago; great experience dealing with Devan, but they did not have the color I wanted in stock and could not get it in a reasonable time period. In addition to Devan, looked at a few others in the surrounding areas and they were all within $250 of each other - the overall experience was OK - but maybe I expected something more from a premium brand. Devan offered invoice, appeared as if they were willing to go lower if I took a color from stock; plus I like their free oil change for life incentive. Did not pursue as the color was more important to me than a few $. Not sure if things changed in 4 weeks; but I got mine at invoice from a dealer in Poughkeepsie - someone backed out of their purchase for a car that was scheduled to be delivered in two days. After 4 weeks and 1000+ miles, the TL it is a good car. This purchase replaced another Honda product. With a German vehicle in the garage, comparatively, I find that the TL has a lot to offer for the price. Personally, I still prefer the feel and performance of my E39 5 series - now five + years old and may be a candidate for replacement soon.
#6374 of 12077 Re: Best Prices in Dallas/ Ft. Worth? [musicman220]
Jul 23, 2006 (1:08 pm)
The best deal I was offered for the 1996 tl was at Santa Monica Acura for $29,900. When I requested bids through the internet (via kelly blue book), I got two. The other was for 30,500. Prices will continue to drop as summer moves on.
#6375 of 12077 Best price and service.
Jul 23, 2006 (11:38 pm)
Last week..I got my Acura TL from Sierra Acura of Alhambra for $31,700 for a 2006 TL with Navigation( Internet Dept. ), not only did I get a good price, I think the service is unbeatable, I have never had such a great experience in any dealership. I was there for less than 90 minutes total for my purchasing experience. I introduced my sister to get her TL without navigation 2 days ago to them and she got hers for $29,800 for her TL without navi, even she was impressed, knowing my sister, she is one tough cookie to serve. Hey I do not care if I over-paid for my Acura, with that kind painless and straight-forward buying experience, it is all worth it. I know they did not make much from me, but the patience in going through everything with me deserves my time to talk good things about them.
#6376 of 12077 Question for Car_Man
Jul 24, 2006 (4:56 am)
I have been reading some of your posts on different Acura boards and I completely agree that the lease deals on the TLs and TSXs are not very great right now. I live in the Dallas area and the dealership that I have talked to aren't really willing to discount much, nor are they offering very good lease specials. I would like to keep my payments at $375 or below, which I thought I could do on a TL lease. Am I being unrealistic? Do you think that once they release the new RDX and the 2007 TLs and TSXs that they may cut some deals on the 2006 models? Also, if the deals do not get much better, what other models do you think are in the same class but have really good deals going on?
#6377 of 12077 Re: Best price and service. [acuratlfan88]
Jul 24, 2006 (9:26 am)
You and your sister both got very good deals! I hope y'all enjoy your TLs as much as I do mine ('05 Abyss Blue non-nav auto)!
#6379 of 12077 Re: Devan Acura of Norwalk CT-Fair Price? [ct_driver1]
Jul 25, 2006 (11:39 am)
I have several bids at around $31,500 for an 06 automatic TL w/Navi -- this is in southern california, and I think we may be able to get better deals than elsewhere in the country.
#6380 of 12077 Re: Devan Acura of Norwalk CT-Fair Price? [portoar]
Jul 25, 2006 (3:13 pm)
Is the price without taxes? The lowest i got for TL with NAV for southern cali. is 31,200 + applicable taxes.
#6381 of 12077 Re: Devan Acura of Norwalk CT-Fair Price? [dgenx]
Jul 25, 2006 (4:45 pm)
Which dealer did you get quote of $31,200? Did this price include the Pro pack (wheel locks, splash guards, trunk tray)? Did the dealer give you this quote in writing or via email?
From looking around in the LA South Bay area, lowest I have gotten is $31,500- $31,700 range.