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Acura RL, Sedan
#972 of 1110 Re: 2008 RL [heywood1]
Oct 09, 2007 (9:33 pm)
I will also agree that the RL is a very nice car. I recently test drove a '08 RL rather aggressively on local and country roads and highways. Two things that stood out: wind noise (something I expect from Honda/Acura) and the lack of power. It is not a slow car, but not exactly quick either given the size, which is smaller compared to its competitors.
The one thing that impresses me the most was the fit and finish. The fact that it is made in Japan is an important selling point. Unfortunately, the dealer wants a price that I thought was unreasonable. My sale person said that Acura is cutting production, so they only receive about 1-2 cars a month. At the time when I was there, they had 2 cars on the lot.
Oct 13, 2007 (9:03 pm)
I'm simply waiting for the big discount to comeback. Considering how badly the RL is doing (it's really a very well rounded car). It's got solid interior room, not great and has very few flaws. Sure it's not an amazing car but considering that dealers will easily give invoice right now for this car which is somewhere around say 44900 if I'm not mistaken, I don't think offering say 40900 in a couple months is unreasonable. In fact I think they might up the discount as well to a 4000-5000 discount.
An RL at 40 flat with an extended warranty at cost sounds like a good price to me. Basically 10-11k for a much better looking car than the new Accord, gold glove treatment in the service department, better handling, a quieter car, interior quality, and seats plus a myriad of other features sounds good to me.
#974 of 1110 Re: 2008 RL [jimboforlife]
Oct 14, 2007 (1:31 pm)
An 08 RL w/ tech package at 40k-41k would be a steal!! But that won't happen for a while ... not until Sep or Oct of 08. So wait if you can, and hope Acura will give hefty discounts then.
#975 of 1110 Re: 2008 RL [kennyg8]
Nov 07, 2007 (8:08 am)
Only 365 RLs were sold last month . Dealers must have this thing sitting on their lots forever. If i was in the market for one, i would be aiming to pay in the high 30s!
#977 of 1110 $2000 dealer cash available
Nov 12, 2007 (12:00 pm)
According to Edmunds, there is now $2000 cash available from Acura to dealers on the 2008 RL - effective 11/1 through year-end. Wonder if that amount will rise, considering the very slow sales, the possible total upgrade for 2009, and competition from the new 2008 Accord.
#978 of 1110 Acura Locking Mechinism
Nov 21, 2007 (3:48 pm)
Just wanted to clear up your locking concerns on the RL, this is for all Acura's except the TSX.
You have a Security Relock Timer on the car, that if you unlock the doors using a remote transmitter but do not open a door, the vehicle will automatically relock in either 30, 60, or 90 seconds (your choice when you choose it). If you actually open the door, it will remain unlocked...this is a safety feature so you can't lock your keys in the car.
My salesman has his own website, www.acurasearch.com he explains a lot on there.
#979 of 1110 Re: $2000 dealer cash available [jaybee85]
Nov 28, 2007 (8:08 pm)
Wow....we are in the market for a new luxury sedan. Drove 535i, GS350, E350, CTS...but I skipped the RL. Sounds like it we should check them out. I saw a lease special going on now also...see if I can lease this puppy with zero down <$500. If we like it, who cares if they are coming out with a new one. Lets see if I get this correct. The RL is not in high demand...Acura is offering $4000 cash to dealer incentive to sell...RL with tech pkg lists for $50615, invoice at $45520. If I get the dealer to price at invoice - $4000 for the cash, this comes to $41520. Is this not reasonable? (well, reasonable to buyers, not the dealer). Using their current 53% residual for 3 yr, 10k miles and MF of 0.00129. Lease is $481+tax. So $515 for me. Seems too good to be true.
#980 of 1110 Re: $2000 dealer cash available [smithsonga]
Nov 28, 2007 (9:27 pm)
That deal is doable with an 07 (if here are 07s left), but probably not with an 08. Since there is no significant difference btn 07 and 08, get the deal if it is available.
#981 of 1110 Re: $2000 dealer cash available [kennyg8]
Nov 29, 2007 (6:51 am)
Well, the dealer replied to my email and quoted $44890 for this specific tech pkg RL with MSRP of $50615. If they are using the $4000 dealer cash, this tells me they would get $48890. Way over Invoice and not a great deal IMHO.
Wife hasnt even driven it yet but didnt want to unless I deem it a worth while investment of time. I would like to see $42000 maximum prior to test driving. However, if I haggle too much prior to even test driving, could be a waste of the dealer's time if we dont even like the car.....
I am thinking out loud, but should I ask for a bit more discount prior to test driving, or test drive and push hard once we are serious?