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#2687 of 3085 Re: Acura TL FWD with Tech [jaydoc]
Nov 01, 2011 (12:41 pm)
I don't know what motivated you to end up with an Acura TL. The deal you got seems pretty good, and who cares anyway, it is what YOU think that counts.
I have now had my first Acura (my first non German car since 1977), a TL, since September 10th. The car is great. I really am pleased with it. It still has not WOW'd me like many of the German's I have had over these many years (29 Audis in a row for example).
However, therefore, notwithstanding: this car grows on me every time I get behind the wheel. I came, most recently, from an almost fully optioned out 2009 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T Prestige Sport (with a 6sp tiptronic transmission).
Little things about the TL impress me every time I discover one of them -- and I especially love the sound system.
What has, however, most recently started me on a journey that MAY end up at least as a near WOW is the power of the 3.7L V6 and the nearly ideal shift patterns of the 6speed automatic. The ability to double-downshift with the paddle is one of the little things that I have come to like very much, for instance.
The comfort of the seats (I have the Advance package) over long distances, too, is impressive.
I was able to set the cruise control at 85 and make a 100 mile trip in great comfort and with ease and a feeling of control that was damn near Germanic, if not fully thus.
Despite the thing being FWD biased, which I swore I would never again get, somehow Acura has managed to banish the FWD feel (mostly) from the SH-AWD drive train -- and now, at 3,000 miles, I have gained confidence to accelerate through curvers and let the torque vectoring and F-R power transition take care of things almost as if it were an Audi quattro I was driving.
I am to the point I now suggest to people I know, who are in the market for a new car, to at least "shop" Acura -- again something I probably would not have done, even on September 10th after I signed the papers.
I can't tell you what it would take to make this thing a WOW -- but at this point, it wouldn't take too much more, I'd imagine (especially for the price.)
An Audi S4 with Audi Drive Select and the Sport Differential (aka torque vectoring) would have been my preference were it $12,000 less, but the Acura TL Advance SH-AWD is a darn good knock-off (again adding "for the price.") The S4 could push you -- hard -- against your seat upon flooring it; the TL not quite so much. But overall the TL is proving itself to be sportier than I had assumed it would be.
I predict you will respect this car and possibly love it (probably in fact), your call with respect to being WOW'd though.
I'm still at about 8.5/10ths (of WOW), but moving, bit-by-bit, in that general direction.
#2688 of 3085 2012 base TL - 36mo/10k
Nov 04, 2011 (6:57 am)
Carman, could I get the November mf and rv on a base 2012 TL, 36 mo, 10k/yr, in Oklahoma? Thanks for your help!
#2689 of 3085 Re: Acura TL FWD with Tech [markcincinnati]
Nov 04, 2011 (8:33 pm)
Please tell me what were you smoking. I want it too.
#2690 of 3085 lease acura TL AWD-Tech package
Nov 05, 2011 (2:35 am)
i currently have an acura TL awd 2009 awd tech package with 28000 miles lease is set to expire in may 2012. dealership contacted me and would like me to exchanged it for a 2012 TL awd tech package the new lease would be for 36 months 36000 miles. i was quoted a price of $643.00/month. Is this a decent deal?
#2691 of 3085 Re: lease acura TL AWD-Tech package [mlipnick]
Nov 05, 2011 (3:03 am)
I just turned in my 2009 tl with tech that expired in June and with no money down just first payment due got the 2012 tl tech with 45000 miles including all tax an tags for $550 per month. So you are not getting a deal at all. The first wanted 579 and I told them I would not go over 550. MinE was not AWD but I can't see that being that much more money
#2692 of 3085 Insanely high quotes
Nov 05, 2011 (5:13 pm)
All these numbers make me think it won't be possible for me to lease 2012 base TL next year for less than $400 a month. My TSX is $326 a month with only $1000 down. How much more expensive TL could be? Maybe RDX is a much better value after all.
#2693 of 3085 Re: 2012 base TL - 36mo/10k [marys236]
Nov 06, 2011 (2:41 pm)
You certainly can marys236. Acura's November buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 base TL with 10,000 miles per year are .00114 and 61%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top aka "Super Preferred" credit tier.
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#2694 of 3085 Re: 2012 base TL - 36mo/10k [Car_man]
Nov 07, 2011 (8:32 am)
Thank you for your recent help with the A5...
I'm also considering both 2012 SW_AWD Tech and Advance Packages, 36 month -15k per year.
I currently own two Acura's, one MDX and one TL, both were financed through Acura (read, do they provide any additonal incentive?).
Can you provide the money factor and residuals for both vehicles above?
#2695 of 3085 MF & Residual for 2012 TL BASE model 12k/year
Nov 07, 2011 (10:16 am)
Carman or anyone out there... Could anyone provide me with the Money Factor and Residual for a 2012 TL base model in Illinois for a 36 month 12,000/year lease? I assume the residual is 60% still but not sure what the money factor is for Super Preferred/highest tier credit? Thank you!
#2696 of 3085 Re: Insanely high quotes [XxHaimBonxX]
Nov 07, 2011 (10:58 am)
XxHaimBonxX... My dealer actually contacted me to tun my TSX in early. I would turn it in at 30,000 miles 6 months early, I paid for 45,000 miles over 3 years so hopefully they would give me a nice incentive. With tax (8% in Rochester, NY) and zero down Im paying $400/month right now. I've crunched the numbers and if I calculated it correctly I'd need to get the 2012 TL base for $33,000 even on a 12,000/year 36 month lease in order to his $400ish with zero down and tax included (I used a MF of .00116 which I'm not 100% sure it is? and 60% residual). This would include any incentives they'd be giving me to turn it in early. Not sure if this is possible but I too am shooting for that magic $400/month on the new TL. I'm sure if they really wanted to do the deal they would since it's pretty much at invoice cost or a hair below and they'd be making some real good money on my TSX. I'm just not sure how motivated they'll be to make the deal happen. Anyone think this is feasible or have any input? I could be wrong on the 12,000 mile MF...?