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Acura RL, Sedan
#1080 of 1110 2005 used RL price
Dec 22, 2008 (1:21 pm)
I went to a dealership to look at some low-mileage Honda Accords. While there I couldn't help noticing a 2005 Acura RL with 86,000 miles for $15,995.
What do you guys think? Is this a good price? Although I current vehicle is a 1992 Civic with 230,000 miles on it, I'm pretty wary of spending that much money on a car with that many miles on it. How reliable has the RL been for those of you with higher miles? I know it's Acura reliability, but it just seems like there's so much that could go wrong on a car with that many features.
Other questions: Does the real time traffic require a separate subscription? How has gas mileage compared to the EPA estimates of 18/26? I apologize if this info is listed elsewhere, but I'm new to the forum and not sure where to look.
I'd really appreciate any thoughts that you guys have.
#1081 of 1110 Re: 2005 used RL price [Ryanme17]
Dec 22, 2008 (1:30 pm)
I have a 2005 RL that is coming off lease. I leased the car the first month or so they were available. There were a number of issues in the first 6-8 months but most were taken care of. A good site to check on RL issues is Acurazine.com RL forums. There have been some issues since as well. I would make sure it comes with or buy a full warranty just to be safe.
Yes the NavTraffic is a separate subscription from the regular XM radio subscription. My gas milegage is worse then the mileage you stated. I get 15-16 in town under normal driving. Maybe 17 if I baby it. I get 22-24 in highway driving. It also requires premium fuel.
Hope this helps.
#1082 of 1110 Re: [mugenex6]
Dec 23, 2008 (9:27 am)
1. Should I go with the 2008 RL (Tech Pkg) for 41K and 6% Interest..... ORRR...
2. A 2009 RL (Tech Pkg) for ~46K with 0.9%. (The difference in Tax doesnt concern me too much).
3. My only other choice is to go with a 2008 TL w/ Navi which would be about 30K ..... but no choice of color.
With the difference in interest, the monthly payment will probably be about the same. That alone would push me to the 09.
Dec 23, 2008 (9:36 am)
I would suggest the '09 RL. You will be paying more principal, less interest. And the 2008 RL resale value will be horrendous as compared to the new model.
Dec 23, 2008 (9:42 am)
Has anyone gotten a RL tech lease offer that is better than the Acura advertised RL lease deal? Please share if yes. Thanks. (no real activity in the RL lease forum)
#1085 of 1110 2009 RL w/Tech
Dec 23, 2008 (10:47 pm)
I've now been offered $100 over invoice on 2009 RL w/tech. Let's see what happens when I step into the dealership. I'll keep you folks updated. Thanks again to everyone that responded to my questions.
Dec 24, 2008 (9:36 am)
Don't hurry, one of the dealer came back with invoice price. It was the one that told me a few weeks ago, they sell for MSRP.
Also watch the dealer installed options and the doc fee. (I have seen doc fees of $100 - 398). That is where some dealer make a lot of profit. In addition, look at a dealer (in certain states) that is located outside the city limits. You may safe 2% in taxes.
#1087 of 1110 2009 RL Lease Offer
Dec 26, 2008 (9:39 pm)
I received the following offer on a 2009 RL with tech today as I was having my 2005 RL serviced:
Customer Discount $4,259
Selling Price: $46,400
Dealer Fee: $599
Balance due: $50,233
Residual $: $24,823
Payment: $745 (w/tax) with $0 down for 36 mo/12K miles
This was the first offer I received. I have not presented a counter. According to Costco Auto, the invoice is $45,940.98 so this offer is around $1,000 over invoice. I don't know what kind of hold back Acura is paying but with the dealer fees the profit is at least $1,600. Shouldn't these cars be going for well under invoice considering how lousy they are selling?
Thanks for any thoughts and Happy Holidays!
#1088 of 1110 Re: 2009 RL Lease Offer [gator5000e]
Dec 31, 2008 (9:47 am)
your price looks ok except don't pay the dealer fee. It's one of those hidden profits and they only tell you about the fee when you are ready to pay. Today, the last day of 2008 they should be hungry enough to wave it. Not every dealer is charging it.
#1089 of 1110 Why lease? Residuals are in the tank
Jan 01, 2009 (10:49 am)
I bought an 09 tech for invoice and 0.9% financing. The lease payment on the 09 was $200 a month more than I paid for my 05, even though the price and interest rates were similar.
Residuals are screaming one thing, "we do not want to lease you a car at this particular point in time!"
Just as well, since I would have kept my 05 for 3 more years if I could have.
Beyond all that, the 2009 is a far superior product - just drive it and you'll know what I'm talking about.