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Acura RDX, Car Leasing, Car Buying, SUV
#1542 of 2245 Re: acura rdx 2013 FWD Tech pkg [alvares]
Nov 25, 2012 (3:44 pm)
based on the deal I got (discount on an AWD non-tech), I would say yes it is. The dealer fee is what it is, but you should be able to get even more off to counter that.
and markets vary. What I got in NJ 3 months ago may not be consistent with what you can get now in Fla. But, if you have been shopping multiple dealers (which are usually fighting tooth and nail for sales) and non of them will beat it, that is a pretty good sign you have bled the turnip dry.
#1543 of 2245 Re: acura rdx 2013 FWD Tech pkg [stickguy]
Nov 25, 2012 (6:40 pm)
What deal you got stickguy was it 33,500?Thats an awesome deal even if its non tech, but just waiting out to see if they go lower than 35,950 for the tech. Like I said doc fee here is much more than in nj is 199.00 and in Va is 395.00 it varies by state. I feel I dropped the car as much as possible because the invoice is about 35,569.00.
#1544 of 2245 Re: acura rdx 2013 FWD Tech pkg [alvares]
Nov 25, 2012 (7:22 pm)
well, at some point, what is the point? Do you need or want a car? Or is the objective to just wait indefinitely until some great deal comes along? I know it sucks to leave money on the table, but it really does sound like there can't be too much left.'
I would say right now, wait and try the last day of the month card (that is what got me the discount from my already real good deal). Go in on the 30th to the place with the best deal on the table (assuming they have what you want on the lot) and tell them you are ready to drive it home that day if they make you an offer you can't refuse. Then just hope they are striving to hit an incentive level.
#1545 of 2245 Re: acura rdx 2013 FWD Tech pkg [stickguy]
Nov 25, 2012 (7:34 pm)
Will do stickguy I'm going late next week. I do need a car and is time to upgrade from my older car. Im happy with the price of the vehicle for 35,950.00 which is way under msrp, but i need to better the doc fee. Dealer names Pembroke acura, miami acura, and esserman accura all located in my area...Thnks 4 ur advice
#1546 of 2245 Re: acura rdx 2013 FWD Tech pkg [alvares]
Nov 26, 2012 (7:46 am)
Don't get hung up on dealer fees. Just look at the bottom line. In some states the dealer fee is not taxable so a higher dealer fee but lower actual taxable sales price may save a few bucks.
#1547 of 2245 Re: acura rdx 2013 FWD Tech pkg [m6user]
Nov 26, 2012 (12:27 pm)
Thank you m6user. Do you have an rdx if so may I ask if is the base or tech and price you got for the car and out the door price? You think it's a good price 35,950.00 for tech FWD thanks
#1548 of 2245 Re: acura rdx 2013 FWD Tech pkg [alvares]
Nov 26, 2012 (2:06 pm)
I do have a RDX and it's the AWD Tech verson. I had a trade-in which complicates matters in regard to matching a price. I think I could have gotten a little more for my trade but frankly after owning my trade-in for ten years I wasn't trying to get the absolute last dollar for it. The actual sales price on mine was $38,300 and in IL dealer fees are regulated(limited) to about $161. I think your price of $35,950 is pretty good as your vehicle MSRPs for about $1500 less than mine but you are paying about $2300 less. So, even after adding in the big dealer fee you're still doing a little better than I did.
OTD means nothing on these forums unless you live in the exact same area. Even where I live in the suburbs of Chicago the sales tax can vary from 6.5% to 9.5% in the city. In, I believe, New Hampshire there is no state sales tax so that OTD would also be hugely different. Just go with the actual sales price of the vehicle and the dealer fee as those are the two that can really be compared across the country.
Keep in mind that certain areas of the country have a lot more competition which means better prices usually. After reading several forums it seems the best place for now is the NY/NJ area of the country. They seem to be getting the best prices. So trying to match prices like they are getting may be just an effort in frustration. Location, location, location....just like real estate makes quite a dfiffernce. If you're in an area that has only one Acura dealer for 100 miles or so then they are just going to be less competitive in price.
#1549 of 2245 Re: acura rdx 2013 FWD Tech pkg [m6user]
Nov 26, 2012 (2:26 pm)
Thanks m6user. I can't figure out how there is one person here by Saz1 that paid 36,329 plus ttl on a 2013 rdx awd tech and 38,000 otd I mean sales tax exceeds 38k. I must be missing something. The sale was made in Radley Acura in Va. Searched all sales for that zip code 22041 on true car lowest sale is 37,492.00. But were talking a savings of 4k , he did good.
#1550 of 2245 Re: acura rdx 2013 FWD Tech pkg [m6user]
Nov 26, 2012 (2:43 pm)
As far as I know you got an awesome deal 2k under msrp is where you want to be. The awd techs are 40,315 msrp in the dealers also in nada quides. Im going to try and lower the dealer fee...
#1551 of 2245 Acurazine also has an RDX pricing thread
Nov 26, 2012 (3:33 pm)
Just wanted to share that Acurazine also has an RDX pricing thread. It might be worth it for you guys to check that out too.
Here is the link to the latest post as of right now: http://rdx.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14179490#post14179490
People have been sharing their prices and I've been trying to push those who recently purchased to share their breakdowns.
Here's one of the recent breakdowns that was shared (the buyer lives in VA):
2013 RDX AWD with Tech Package $37, 244.62
Processing Fee $399.00
Sale Tax $1159.31
New License Plate $52.75
Purchaser's Online System Filing Fee $10.00
Dealer Business License Tax $65.02