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Acura RL, Sedan
#851 of 1111 Re: Prices Paid???? [palalt]
Dec 05, 2006 (2:17 pm)
I bought my 2006 RL a month ago; traded in a 2001 TL. I love the car and the way it handles, as does my husband (who is much fussier than I; he is about to lease an Audi A8 when his MB E320 lease ends). Very comfortable and classy, love the interior design. It takes a while to learn all the features; I didn't have time to do a full orientation at the dealer.
Would I buy again? You bet! Lots of car for the money. (I was also looking at the Lexus ES 350 and Infiniti M35.)
My one beef with Acura--the other luxury car dealers provide free oil changes, loaners etc. Don't know if it is just the policy of my local dealaers or this is a national policy.
#852 of 1111 Re: Prices Paid???? [mbellamy]
Dec 06, 2006 (3:37 am)
My one beef with Acura--the other luxury car dealers provide free oil changes, loaners etc. Don't know if it is just the policy of my local dealers or this is a national policy
My dealer offers both - for as long as I own my RL.
#853 of 1111 Done deal!
Dec 10, 2006 (1:05 am)
Drove home tonight in a black/ebony 2006 RL Tech/CMBS/PAX with splash guards for $100 above dead cost ($42,475 + TTL). Trade was acceptable and no cash changed hands; it was a skinny deal. Got the 4.9% financing for 60 months. Acura of Santa Monica is a little bit downscale as Acura dealers go but they beat my former dealer by a couple grand on the total deal.
#854 of 1111 Re: Done deal! [acurat]
Dec 10, 2006 (9:19 am)
Congrats! I know you've been waiting and looking for a while. Enjoy the ride!
#855 of 1111 Buying experience
Dec 28, 2006 (9:50 pm)
Bought new 06RL, Navi. Dealer had car for three full days before delivery to get things ready and check the car out. From the problems that appeared within the first two weeks, the Dealer may have done almost nothing to prep or check it out! Plus, after 2 requests, the Dealer failed to follow through on Acura (Honda Corporation) advertised service.
Additionally, there have been problems with items purchased within the sale contract and I've requested help from Acura on clearing up the situation. There's been NO RESPONSE at all from them.
There has been no "new car buyer" follow-up at all. The silence is quite odd.
In the new year, I will take the car in one day at a time for each problem. It's a real drag on my time but I have to do things right. This was supposed to be a luxury car from a luxury brand?? For now, the car sits in the garage while I use my Nissan Maxima.
From my brief experience, the Dealer, Chevy Chase Acura in Maryland seems somewhat inept. In view of the problems, I'm hesitant to trust them.
As for loaner cars (mentioned in some messages), the Dealer verbally promised to provide one on each and every service including oil changes that can't be done quickly. Needless to say, I'm hesitant to trust them on this promise.
My feeling: From my experience, don't automatically trust Acura dealers to follow through on anything and don't expect much from Honda North America (Acura) when you contact them. The manufacturer is trying for an upscale market position while delivering low scale service. They certainly don't screen their franchise holders close enough.
That's only part of my experience so far on a new Acura.
#856 of 1111 MSRP in Chicagoland for 07's?
Dec 30, 2006 (1:29 am)
MSRP in Chicagoland for 07's?. They will be sitting on those cars for awhile if all they are offering is a token discount. The RL is nice, but still had not found it niche and used 06's for 40K... no sane person would buy one.
#857 of 1111 Re: Buying experience [badbuy]
Dec 30, 2006 (4:00 pm)
Too bad about that dealer. Mine (in San Diego area) was great and promptly took care of some loose ends in the several days afterwards. Got a thank you note from the salesman, Acura did its survey as usual, etc.
Hope your dealer shapes up....there are other better dealers in your area, I believe; a friend who lives in DC bought from Rosenthal Acura in Gaithersburg and has been pleased.
Jan 03, 2007 (9:39 pm)
This is my 6th ACURA from dealer. Legends,RLs.I purchased 3 after lease. Here is quoted deal.
2007 Tech Pac, CMBS Pax $54,369, Tax 1631.07, Title 379.00, Tag 69.00. Total Price 56,448,07
36 month lease w/10k miles/yr (always had 12k),1st payment due at signing 1059, no security deposit. Money Factor 3.1%,Residual on lease 52% (28,012).I have a very high credit rating. Is this the best they can do?
By my calculations I am paying 36,000 for 30,000 miles or 1.26 a mile.???
I have not seen the sticker or the car yet. This does not seem right right.
PLEASE HELP ME...I KNOW THEY SEE ME COMING.
Jan 03, 2007 (9:42 pm)
IT'S AN ACURA RL
#860 of 1111 Re: Deal Sounds Bad??? [sarahbeth0404]
Jan 04, 2007 (5:03 am)
Run away from that "deal."