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Acura RL, Sedan
#962 of 1111 Re: Canadians Beware! [valueboy]
Jul 22, 2007 (3:41 am)
In reference to your post #941:
1. "....Honda Canada priced the 'come-out' on RLs at about $10,000 more than the US exchange warranted, compared to US pricing. Something smelled bad. So I bought the [Infiniti] 2006 M although I really liked the RL as a vehicle."
It is a well known fact in Canada that pretty much all foreign car manufacturers price their Canadian cars thousands of dollars more than the US exchange rate warrants. This is well documented in the recent spate of newspaper and magazine articles. Acura is no different. As an exercise, I created a spreadsheet comparing this price delta for ten different car manufacturers. Turns out Nissan and Infiniti have one of the biggest price inflations in Canada vs the equivalent USD price. For example, a fully-loaded Infiniti M45 is over $15k more in Canada than in the U.S. after adjusting for exchange rate.
2. "....LAST WEEK HONDA CANADA ANNOUNCES A $6.5K PRICE CUT TO THE NEW RLs!"
In 2007, Acura Canada rolled out a base model w/o CMBS, active cruise control and other electronic features for $6.5k less, realizing that some customers did not want those features. However, equally optioned, the 2007 RL costs the same as the 2006 RL.
I have no affiliation with honda or acura, and I do not even own an RL. However, I rarely come across a post as misinformed as yours, and I felt I should correct your errors as a public service to the forum.
#963 of 1111 '02 Acura RL Pricing suggestion please
Aug 18, 2007 (5:02 am)
I am trying to buy '02 Acura RL with 50,000 miles on it. What is the best price I can offer for this? is this a good car to buy?
#964 of 1111 Acura RL 07 with CMBS/PAX
Sep 04, 2007 (10:27 pm)
Dealer offered one for $46,000 plus tax and lic.
I was shopping for one with tech package but they had only CMBS/PAX one.
Is this a good price? What's the 08 Tech price?
#965 of 1111 Re: Acura RL 07 with CMBS/PAX [mboyz]
Sep 05, 2007 (1:41 pm)
I priced the 2007 RL w/Tech package in June and could have had it for $42300. I think based on sticker it would approximately $3500 more for the Pax model. Seems ok. I ended up buying the base model for $39000, I really enjoy it. Should have bought my options rubber winter mats and trunk tray on ebay (can save $$$).
Sep 10, 2007 (6:10 pm)
I have read the previous posts about 2007 RLs with Tech and it seems as though the selling prices are around $42k. Any idea what a good deal on an '08 RL with Tech should be?
#967 of 1111 Re: 2008 RL [soxfan21]
Oct 01, 2007 (5:00 pm)
I bought a 2008 RL with the tech package at the end of August for $43,100, no trade-in.
Oct 04, 2007 (2:01 pm)
I've got a quote for $750 over factory invoice for 2008 with tech package. I can't seem to find any incentives right now. Is this price too high?
#969 of 1111 Re: 2008 RL [newacurabuy]
Oct 05, 2007 (8:55 pm)
way too high....wait little longer and watch the rebates come roaring back....
#970 of 1111 Re: 2008 RL [cowboyatthiswa]
Oct 06, 2007 (5:38 am)
I agree with that answer. I tracked prices for the past two years and ultimately Acura provided the dealer $3500 dollar relief most of which can go the bottom line.
#971 of 1111 Re: 2008 RL [dickbraddock]
Oct 09, 2007 (3:05 pm)
I also agree. This is a wonderful car, but even at current street prices, the RL lacks several inches of wheelbase, and two badly-needed cylinders. I test-drove one recently, thinking I could get a great deal on a 'sleeper' sedan, but no such luck. Dealers--in my area, at least-- think they're gold. I'm not interested in leasing. And buying--even at invoice price--the RL is too small and too slow. In my opinion, a (new) base RL should be a $36-37K car in the current market. Honda may soon be forced to offer a V-8, whether they like it or not.