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Acura RL, Sedan
#1053 of 1111 Re: DC Area 09 RL Pricing? [bobby423]
Oct 10, 2008 (5:31 pm)
Looking for a 2009 RL in New Jersey. I am hearing the same MSRP nonsense. They also killed the residual on the leases.
It does not really seem like Acura wants to sell these cars. They have curtailed production significantly, so there just are not that many of them around.
I guess they are putting their eggs in the TL basket until the next generation RL arrives in 2011 or so.
If anyone has bought an RL in NJ, please let us know what you paid.
#1054 of 1111 Re: DC Area 09 RL Pricing? [pds1]
Oct 22, 2008 (6:52 pm)
There are not many 2009 RL's around here in the Southwest either. I asked one of the large dealers when he will get 2009 RL's when he opened a chat window. He said I has one in stock, but when I told him, that's not much of a choice he immediately closed the chat window.
#1055 of 1111 2008 Acura RL Tech Package
Oct 28, 2008 (1:19 pm)
I went to a dealer in Macon GA yesterday and was quoted $42K+ to buy a 2008 RL Tech Package with 6K miles on it. It was an owner demonstrator and their argument for what I thought was a high price was that the car had never been titled, so it was a "new" car. Essentially, I was told that no one but me would think that the 6K miles should reduce the price. The fact that this was a 2008 and not a 2009 did not seem to make any difference either. Their final point was that since it had not been titled, one could get new car financing on the transaction. I did not want financing, so that was not a factor to me. Am I off base here to think that 6K miles on a year old model should matter? I see these cars with similar mileage all over the internet for $37-39K. They just do not happen to be in central Georgia.
#1056 of 1111 Re: 2008 Acura RL Tech Package [lsemom]
Oct 28, 2008 (1:55 pm)
they are crazy. The miles determine if a car is used, not the title.
that is only useful in getting new car lease or financing. The price should be a used car value. they are trying to pull one on u.
Oct 28, 2008 (5:06 pm)
ditto....they're trying to play you.....just call around....plenty of dealers wanting to do business with you in the Southeast and ship you the car as well for better price!!! remember, the economy is hurting all the dealers, so play them on that info.....side note, the MDX is selling below invoice easily now, whereas it used to be an MSRP or above car! haha, shows them the economy will dictate the prices!
#1058 of 1111 Re: [cowboyatthiswa]
Oct 28, 2008 (5:23 pm)
Thanks. I now feel that my sanity is not in question. Frankly, I was rather insulted when I was told that 6K miles made no difference and I would be buying a new car. I know that buying a car is a game, but come on!
#1059 of 1111 Re: [lsemom]
Oct 29, 2008 (8:50 am)
JMO, I think that dealer's offer was a slap in the face. I purchased a 08 new RL in Ca, aka Disneyland, in Feb 08. I played the game and got the price down from $52000 to $ 42500 plus tx. They tried to play me "low ball" with my trade in, however, I got middle blue ala Kelly's bb which was what I expected
Suggest sending emails to about six or seven dealers in it can be done in the area where you reside. I sent 7 dealers in the area I live in, with the other dealer's names and emails address on my email. Got one from 30 miles away for $ 41750. Decided to stay local for 42500. Almost all of the quotes were about 42k to 43k.
Good luck to you and all others and stay safe.
#1060 of 1111 Re: [jensad]
Oct 29, 2008 (5:12 pm)
Thanks for the advice. I actually am in a small GA town but am centrally located in the state. I will have to buy the car out of town anyway, so I will be shopping most of the dealers in GA and maybe even some in SC. The Macon dealership was just my first stop and I haven't bought a car since my 2000 RL, which I bought new in 2000. I was just a little alarmed with this quote and wanted get some feedback from those who have had some more recent experiences buying RLs. This forum has been very helpful. Thanks to all!
#1061 of 1111 09 RL with CMBS and pax
Nov 02, 2008 (11:42 am)
I haven't been able to find an 09 RL with the CMBS. The largest local dealer can't get one until March. Acura doesn't seem to want to build many of these.
#1062 of 1111 Re: DC Area 09 RL Pricing? [desert_rat]
Nov 03, 2008 (11:54 am)
... He said I has one in stock, but when I told him, that's not much of a choice he immediately closed the chat window.
If that's how he said it, you should have been the one who immediately closed the chat window!