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#1447 of 2028 Re: When will incentives show up for 2013 RDX [m6user]
Sep 14, 2012 (6:13 am)
You know, I really like that little tubo 4 cyl. I have to say that my 2010 RDX did not run nearly as smooth as my 2011 and I get pretty good mileage out of it too. Do you think that the 6 cyl was an expensive upgrade for Acura since it was already sitting on the shelf? Those little turbo engines can't be cheap. I wouldn't say the mileage on the 6 cyl is substantially better but a little better.
Now the regular gas issue, can you really expect to get the better mileage than the turbo if you use the regular gas rather than the recommended premium gas? Hmmmmm.
I agree with you on the SH-awd but it still is a much more expensive system. I had a quick look at the 2013 and really didn't notice that the interior had been upgraded, can you tell me what's different?
#1448 of 2028 Re: When will incentives show up for 2013 RDX [hms1]
Sep 14, 2012 (2:44 pm)
2008 RDX sh-awd = 17city 22hwy
2013 RDX awd = 19city 27 hwy
I would say that is substantially more...not just a little better and I believe there was no choice with the turbo but to use premium. I have no idea if the six cost more than the turbo four but I would think a little with the cylinder deactivation system. I talked with owners of TLs and the new RDX and they say they run just fine on reg gas and the mpg is indistinguishable. From what I've read running regular only results in a few less peak horsepower. I've sat in both the older RDX and have test driven the new 2013 several times and the 2013 dash is laid out better, has a better grade of materials, much nicer nav and just looks classier overall. The seats are also more comfortable but that is a real personal opinion type thing. If you read the reviews from the auto rags they pretty much say the same thing.
#1449 of 2028 Re: When will incentives show up for 2013 RDX [m6user]
Sep 14, 2012 (5:27 pm)
Now you've peaked my interest to look a little closer. Seriously though, I get 26 MPG on my 2011 going back and forth to NC from FL monthly if I keep it at 70 or just under 2000 RPM. If I can get better mileage than that and use regular I will be a very happy.
I'm still going to wait for some incentives though.
#1450 of 2028 ACURA RDX AWD with Tech Package
Sep 17, 2012 (4:04 pm)
The best quote i have so far is $37,800 for a RDX with AWD/Tech package. I have seen post from TX for around $37,500. I am in San Diego but i am getting better deals from the LA area. Good deal to go with?
#1451 of 2028 Re: ACURA RDX AWD with Tech Package [ramchari111]
Sep 17, 2012 (6:12 pm)
Lotpro.com says the invoice for AWD/Tech Pkg (before destination) is $36,965. If your price of $37,800 includes destination (about $900), then it looks good.
#1452 of 2028 Re: ACURA RDX AWD with Tech Package [tcls]
Sep 17, 2012 (6:37 pm)
There have been quotes of $36,795 (without destination) which supposedly bite into the dealer holdbacks
Mostly, these lower prices have been in the east.
In the midwest $37,015 (without destination). We are talking about $220 difference. Not much considering the dealers need to make some profits. I agree with Lotpro.com The $37,800 including destination looks good. But, if $36,795 is better out of my pocket than $36,905. I'll keep the $110 in my pocket, thank you!
#1453 of 2028 Re: ACURA RDX AWD with Tech Package [ramchari111]
Sep 17, 2012 (9:31 pm)
I'm curious to find out where in TX people are getting quoted $37,500 for a 2013 RDX AWD + Tech. I am in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and have contacted the dealers in this area. The best price I've been able to get quoted is $37,500 (destination inclusive) for the 2013 RDX FWD + Tech. They are telling me $40,397.75 OTD. Using online estimating calculators for TTL estimating that I should be expecting about $2,500 for TTL, it seems as though the dealer is trying to get away with sneaking in a pretty sizable doc fee. What do you guys think?
#1454 of 2028 Death and Taxes
Sep 17, 2012 (10:52 pm)
The $400 difference may be in how the vehicle is taxed to get an OTD price of $40,397.75. Ask to see a sample Sales Tax Transaction Return. In Illinois it is the ST-556. Line 1. "Total price (include accessories, federal excise taxes, freight and labor, dealer preparation, documentary fees, and dealer-reimbursed rebates or incentives)"$____________ That $________ total is then taxed. I was of the opinion that only tangible goods were taxable (LIKE THE CAR ITSELF). These forms allow services to be taxed as though it is a physical product. Example when I have my car repaired only parts are taxed not labor or services. It is like the state's Dept of Revenue is double speaking. If someone has an explanation regarding taxing services, labor and, taxing a tax (the federal excise tax even gets taxed) with respect to vehicles, please enlighten me. Thanks
#1455 of 2028 price on 2013 rdx
Sep 25, 2012 (11:34 am)
I am in MD and have gotten numerous prices for an RDX - can anyone tell me if these are competitive ?
1. AWD RDX 37510 + 200 fee + TT = 40290 OTD
2 AWD RDX - OTD =41257 ( no breakdown)
These seem steep to me ?Thanks for the help , I have never bought anything this costly!!!
#1456 of 2028 Re: price on 2013 rdx [s618]
Sep 25, 2012 (11:52 am)
Is that with the Tech package?