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Acura RL, Sedan
#838 of 1111 Re: Trade value is the major obstacle [acurat]
Nov 06, 2006 (9:17 pm)
Yes, I know what you mean! The first offer on the trade-in was below what I wanted, but I held firm and they upped the price a little. I got the KBB "good" price, which is slightly above the Edmunds' trade in price for a "clean" vehicle, on my 2001 TL as well as a great price on the RL--so I drove off in it yesterday and love it. There are a lot of 2001s out there, it seems. But I have a lot going on and don't have the time to sell it privately.
This dealer wsa eager to deal, and this was their last 2006. I hadn't planned to buy yet, but Acura of Escondido had a color I liked (Lakeshore Silver w/taupe interior) and the price was terrific ($41K; I had a quote of $40,7000 from a dealer in Orange County, but he offered much less on the trade in so it wsan't worth the drive).
The overall buying experience was excellent, too--especially after the first dealer in San Diego I visited quoted a price that was $4,500 higher. I did not go back to him because when I asked if that was his best price, he said yes. He had his chance! Although he was great at explaining the car's features and spent a lot of time with me, he didn't seem willing to negotiate.
I've never bought a car so quickly!
#839 of 1111 Re: Trade value is the major obstacle [mbellamy]
Nov 07, 2006 (6:11 am)
Congrats mbellamy! Sounds like you did everything right. I'm a firm believer in letting your fingers do the walking--bought my last 5 or 6 cars by phone. It takes the emotion out of the negotiation.
Enjoy your new RL!!
#840 of 1111 Re: Trade value is the major obstacle [acurat]
Nov 07, 2006 (8:12 am)
Thanks, Acurat! This certainly was the easiest car buying experience I have had. For once i didn't waffle around--this car or that one? The RL felt right when I drove it, and I opted for the 2006 because it came with the nav system and is essentially the same car as the 2007.
I happened to notice that in the 2007s without the nav system, Acura is using fake wood--that is pretty chintzy, if you ask me! Also to charge for the cargo net, which was included on my 2001 TL. May see if I can get one that fits at Kragen rather than having to schlep back to the dealer..
#841 of 1111 Deal or no deal?
Nov 07, 2006 (10:33 pm)
The saga continues. Contacted another dealer who offered an 06 RL at $39,500 + TTL. Great!! Unfortunately the trade on my 04 TL is the sticking point; that dealer offered $20K by phone and sounded unlikely to go higher. Took the TL to CarMax, they offered the same $20K. Not really worth it to give up a perfectly great car for 85% of its wholesale value. Guess I'm out for now. No deal.
#842 of 1111 Re: Trade value is the major obstacle [mbellamy]
Nov 08, 2006 (7:29 am)
To correct something I wrote earlier--the dealer said there should have been z cargo net and is sending me one. Everyone there continues to be most responsive to my questions.
Sorry you can't get a better trade-in on your TL, Acurat. Would you sell it yourself? I'd think it would be an easy sell.
#843 of 1111 06 RL non-tech in Cleveland, OH
Nov 10, 2006 (10:35 am)
I have offers from two dealerships for $40,577 + TTL (invoice less the $4k cash to dealer). Both offers were negotiated by e-mail; what a great way to deal!
#844 of 1111 06 RL non-tech Oregon
Nov 20, 2006 (2:18 pm)
I bought 06 RL yesterday.
$41,000+TTL but it includes free Backup camera($770), splash guard($135),trunk mat($99), and wheel locks($82).
GS300(2006) is great as well but wanted more bells and whistles and worried some complaints about sway and drift of GS300.
#845 of 1111 Financing special
Nov 22, 2006 (6:56 pm)
For those (like me) who have been waiting for some compelling development to pull the trigger on a new RL...Honda Finance is offering 3.9% financing for up to 36 months and 4.9% for 48 or 60 months. Apparently just for the Thanksgiving weekend.
#846 of 1111 Prices Paid????
Nov 30, 2006 (1:18 pm)
WOW I'm confused . I've been watching this forum for a few weeks now and waiting to buy my new '06 RL...looking prices paid one month ago($40,000 and under) and cannot get any dealer in NJ to bite on $40,000, cash+ trade. Are these scenarios for real or are people makin this stuff up? Is it possible the deals were better one month ago?
#847 of 1111 Re: Prices Paid???? [p_pietru]
Nov 30, 2006 (1:39 pm)
I paid $40,200 + doc. fee in that geographic area in October, including wheel locks, mud flaps and floor mats. Maybe the dealers are less flexible as the supply dwindles.