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Acura RL, Sedan
#367 of 1111 Re: RL purchase details [rlsteve]
Jul 06, 2005 (5:04 am)
What is the significance of a vin that is > than 2000? See message below which is why I'm wondering. R. Koch
#346 of 366 RL purchase details by rlsteve Jun 23, 2005 (4:56 pm)
Just wanted to say thank you to everyone on this forum. The information saved me a ton of money by letting me know what "real" deals were being done.
I bought my new Opulent Blue Pearl RL last night from Tustin Acura in SoCal for $43,000, + $601 for the wood steering wheel and +151 for wheel locks & trunk tray. I was able to get a VIN number > 20000 with only 4 miles on it, it had just arrived this week!
BTW, I had three dealers at this price (Tustin Acura, Cerritos Acura, and Power Acura of South Bay). Gosh, it's good to live in an area with so many competing dealers!
#369 of 1111 Re: RL purchase details [bobby423]
Jul 06, 2005 (5:40 pm)
RLs are not moving, dealers are on the hook, an 05 RL is a bargain in the SF bay area. If you wait until 06 the deals will be gone. Tested an RL, and it is a very quick, nice car.
#370 of 1111 Price for RL in Atlanta Area
Jul 07, 2005 (6:30 am)
I'm interested in buying a new RL in the Atlanta area. There are basically 4 major Acura dealers that I could work with. Is anyone negotiating currently or recently bought a new RL. At what price are you guys hearing?
Any help will be highly appreciated.
#371 of 1111 Re: RL purchase details [frisconick]
Jul 07, 2005 (9:55 pm)
I am in the bay area and unable to find anything below invoice. By any chance, were you be able to find below invoice? If so, how much?
Thanks for your help.
#372 of 1111 Lease details
Jul 08, 2005 (9:50 am)
Just leased a '05 RL for 36 months withr 25K miles/year for $700 per month including NJ sales tax with $1,450 down (bank fee, first month, etc.). At 18K, would have been $635.
#373 of 1111 Re: RL purchase details [bobby423]
Jul 08, 2005 (12:09 pm)
There were 3-4 factory updates that needed to be applied to RLs with lower VIN numbers ( < 8000 or so). I had one dealer trying to sell me VIN #123 and another dealer with a VIN #20060, so I figured it was safer to choose a car manufactured later since any updates, fixes, etc, would have been applied at the factory. Perhaps a little superstititious, but....
#374 of 1111 Re: RL purchase details [t94920]
Jul 08, 2005 (12:18 pm)
In the Southern California area, I was able to get 4 dealers at the $43,000 price. Invoice is $44,284 (incl/ destination), but there is a $1473 manuf-to-dealer holdback currently in effect, for a true dealer price of $42,811. At $43K, that's a profit of only $189. I had several dealerships that grudgingly agreed to match that price, saying it was a "push" for them, just moving the inventory off the lot basically breaking even. I had heard that there might have been an additional $2500 manuf-to-dealer rebate through July 5th, but I am starting to doubt that was accurate given that no dealer was willing to go below $43000. I did call a dealership in Bakersfield (because they had a color combo I was interested in), and they were not willing to go below $45K since they were the only dealer within 100+ miles of their area.
Call/email the internet departments of a few dealers in your area, say you have a $43000 quote from another dealer, will they match it, you want to buy this weekend. FYI, the dealers in my area at $43000 were Tustin Acura, Power Acura of South Bay, Cerritos Acura, Weir Canyon Acura.
#375 of 1111 Re: RL purchase details [t94920]
Jul 09, 2005 (10:30 am)
Acura of Marin is where I went at the end of the month, and they were willing to deal. Get CR's car buying kit and find exactly what they paid for the car wholesale, hold back invoice etc. Then you can bargain. Also make sure you pretend you have other cars in mind.
#376 of 1111 Re: RL purchase details [rlsteve]
Jul 11, 2005 (12:37 pm)
RLSteve, Did you end up getting the car? What did you do, lease or purchase?