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Acura RL, Sedan
#1107 of 1111 Re: What can I expect to pay for 2011 ACURA RL TECH [caprice2]
Feb 21, 2011 (12:31 pm)
This my way of negociating with dealers. It may not fit you or other readers. I hope it helps you.
I buy a new car about every 8-10 years. However the 08 RL I bought was purchased in late Feb of 08. That is because sometimes dealers get a little jumpy at the end of the month due to quota considerations.
First i sent emails to all the dealers within the bay area and down the central valley asking for their best price.
Next waited for replies. I got back about 11.
Then I paid about $ 18 fee and got the price of an rl in Consumer's Reports automoble section of their monthly magazine.
Then I asked my BMW buddy what the percentage was for selling a vehicle. He said about 15-20 %.
Then I got the trade-in price for my current car from Kelly's Blue book.
And finally my wife and i went down to the local CA dealer and gave them an offer which they said was to little. My wife mentioned that it was time to leave, we got up and as we began to leave, they gave us what we wanted.
I didnot try to get them down to rock bottom as they should make some money. Its not the amount they wanted but they got one more car sold to meet their goal and we got a new rl for 18 % off their STICKER price. I.e.$42500 and not $52000.
Good luck to all and stay safe. I don't sell cars, and I dont work in the industry but I do have a good idea how to play the game. (And I hate it too)
#1108 of 1111 Re: What can I expect to pay for 2011 ACURA RL TECH [jensad]
Feb 24, 2011 (3:39 pm)
Thanks Jensad. Appreciate your post.
I am waiting till March to make a deal. As there might be some Incentive on the 2011 as 2012 expecting new styling. On the 2011 they only have 2500 dealer incentive. Also seeing some 2010 RL's on the lot.
Will keep you posted.
#1109 of 1111 Re: What can I expect to pay for 2011 ACURA RL TECH [caprice2]
Apr 13, 2011 (11:42 am)
RLs are being discontinued according to my dealer - -and why not? You can get a TL with SH-AWD now. Acura going for a higher end flagship to compete with Lexus. Grab one now - they are sweet cars and you can get bargains. Just bought used 2008 with 18K on it for $26k. Carbon Gray Pearl/Taupe interior, 5/80K extended warranty. Immaculate. Love it - handles great, and cruises at 90 without breaking a sweat. Why is there a governor??? Our 1988 Legend would do 135. This is governed at 130? Without a governor I bet it would hit 150 easy, just by the power it has.
PS - If anywhere within 500 miles of Chapman Honda/Acura in Tucson, AZ talk with Matt Dixon - INternet Sales Manager and tell him Larry Gorman sent you. He'll get you a great deal!
#1110 of 1111 Is this a good price for 2010 RL Tech
Mar 30, 2013 (10:07 am)
Hi, I am being offered $29K + TTL for a 2010 RL tech 36K miles w/ about 9 months warranty left. Is this a good price to trade in my 2010 TL?