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Acura RL, Sedan
#750 of 1111 Purchased 2006 Acura RL in Northern VA
Jul 25, 2006 (3:52 am)
Just wanted to say thanks to all that post on this forum. It helped guide me to my offer. I think I did pretty well. Here are the particulars of the deal:
$41,325 included destination, splash guards, wheel locks, trunk tray, all season mats
$185 processing, title, tags
I also added a few interior and exterior accessories
Wood Select Knob
Wood-Look and Leather Steering Wheels
Deck Lid Spoiler
Total for accessories $1966 (parts + installation)
#751 of 1111 Re: Purchased 2006 Acura RL in Northern VA [voodoo11]
Jul 25, 2006 (4:49 am)
Congrats. I started to add most of the accessories you mentioned (I want the back-up camera instead of the sensor), but the price list the dealer showed was WAY more than just ordering it from eStore and having the dealer install them after the fact.
#752 of 1111 purchased 2006 RL Jenkintown Pa
Jul 25, 2006 (4:09 pm)
Just purchased 2006 RL for 40,600.00 including destination and also they included splash guard. Total out the door 43,164.00. Forum rocks.
#753 of 1111 Overpriced but....
Jul 25, 2006 (5:33 pm)
Everytime I look at the new RL I try to convince myself it is an expensive luxury sedan. It looks as luxurious as a Maxima or Altima. The car's design doesn't have that "wow" or "Oooh" appeal factor that some other luxury nameplates have.
Although Acura builds a great automobile, Acura lacks important design features to help set 'em apart from other high end makes. Acura is supposed to be the Luxury division of Honda but I'm not convinced. Look at Infiniti's designs throughout the model lineup and you'll clearly see the vast difference in future design clues. The Acura TL has a flat back off the trunkline. Is it a Scion or or an Acura?
I would really consider the RL in the near future, but it doesn't make sense in the dollar and cents catagory. No real bang for the buck. Just my two SENSE/CENTS.
#754 of 1111 Re: Overpriced but.... [xando05]
Jul 26, 2006 (9:34 am)
Your comments are duly noted.....but you obviously have not been inside one.
#755 of 1111 Re: Overpriced but.... [xando05]
Jul 26, 2006 (10:09 am)
Test drive a new RL and test drive a new M35 with all wheel drive and navigation. Then tell me how the M35 is worth more than $10,000 than the RL. I can't wait to hear it.
#756 of 1111 Re: Overpriced but.... [dallasjustice]
Jul 27, 2006 (7:11 am)
Just to spark the debate, the RL is a better value (no doubt). But the resale if you're an owner is terrible. If you lease the car, you made a bad deal (financially). Residual stinks and the money factor Acura offers is not competitive. If both these figures were more attractive, then the RL is a bargain x10!
With that said, as an RL owner I am in the process of cutting my losses, selling the car and looking at either leasing the upcoming Lexus GS350 or an M35. The RL has been virtually trouble free and a pleasure to drive. But a car is not an investment. Of the competition, short and long term dollars are better spent elsewhere.
On a side note, unless you will own the car 10+ years, in this day of hi-tech gadgetry and disposal components, I'm swaying that its better to lease then own. Here in L.A., the market is drying up for used cars sold by private parties in the $4,000 - $15,000 price range. People are either leasing cars or buying from a dealer that offers a 30 day warranty. I don't want to expand further as this may not be the right forum for this discussion. But my eyes have opened wider realizing that a car is not an investment and leasing is becoming more attractive.
#757 of 1111 Re: Overpriced but.... [dallasjustice]
Jul 27, 2006 (7:23 am)
To start, I drive a TSX and my wife an MDX, so clearly I'm a fan of Acura. But I find the M35 more appealing than the RL in many ways. The styling, inside and out, may be love it or hate it, but I believe it has more character than the relatively ho-hum styling of the RL. And the driving dynamics are different as well - RWD bias AWD along with a generally sportier feel (with little sacrifice on comfort). IMO, what both these cars need is an extra gear.
Having said all that, the RL is certainly not overpriced at the market prices they're going for right now. Low $40's for the features you're getting is a good value to me. And it's that value that keeps the RL on my list. I'm curious to see if August incentives increase at all. $3k is quite an incentive - maybe another $500-$1k before year-end?
And, FWIW, I'm pretty sure a M35x with nav can be had for perhaps $5k more than the RL - not chump change, but not the $10k previously mentioned.
#758 of 1111 Re: 2006 RL from Herb Connolly Acura, Framingham MA [am_odessa]
Jul 27, 2006 (12:13 pm)
Great price on an RL in the metro west area.
I offered to buy a new RL from Herb Connolly's internet sales manager for the same price today.
This was their response:
"Regarding the deal in question the customer did infact pay $40,700 plus fees, but they did not include the fact that they had a trade in. The vehicle they traded in was something we saw good value in it for resale, so that is how they were able to get such an amazing deal."
I interpret their response as "No we cannot sell you a 2006 RL for that price".
Any additional info. regarding your purchase would be helpful.
Jul 27, 2006 (7:46 pm)
I have dealer ready to sell me the 06RL for $40,500 but have yet to get to the point of discussing the "dealer fees". Have people been generally paying the destination fee or is this usually included when you have purchased the RL? I think I am getting a fair deal but want to make sure they don't get me on the fees.....