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#1652 of 2092 Re: Looking to buy 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech [jkctpc]
Dec 22, 2012 (3:31 pm)
Also looking to buy 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech and was given same MSRP as above in VA.
This was my first time in an Acura dealership, and they told me they have simple, no-haggle pricing since they don't work on commission. Sounds like I am expected to negotiate at Acura though, just like I would anywhere else, according to what I'm seeing here. Glad I checked with you all!
There are a few Acura dealers in my city--should I call them (or go in person?) to ask for their best quote on the exact same vehicle and tell them that that's what I'm doing?
#1653 of 2092 Re: Looking to buy 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech [roxie7]
Dec 22, 2012 (4:06 pm)
What is their No Haggle Price for a 2013 AWD w/tech?
What is their "document fee"?
Any Misc fees beyong the usual Tax Title and Tags (which is particular to your state)?
I believe MSRP/shipping is the same everywhere in the continental US.
#1654 of 2092 Re: Looking to buy 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech [mlevinedc3]
Dec 22, 2012 (4:41 pm)
He verbally quoted me something in the 38K range during the test drive, but the paperwork lists MSRP of 40,315, then includes sales tax, "dealer fees," "tags and fees," a "discount" and a $40,800 final. Then when they do that usual thing of having the team lead come over, he said it was an extra $500 off if I bought before the end of the year (which I told them I was planning to do, but also expressed my [genuine] interest in several other vehicles). This just seems high to me. I had never driven an Acura before, and honestly, I was expecting it to be a little more luxurious for the money. It was nice, no doubt, but for example, the Equinox LTZ (loaded with everything, and for about $32K) felt far superior on the interior, though, admittedly, it doesn't handle nearly as well.
Hey--thanks so much for your help!
#1655 of 2092 Re: Looking to buy 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech [roxie7]
Dec 22, 2012 (4:50 pm)
Thanks roxie7. I would think that a no-haggle price would be marked on the vehicle and not just thrown out during a test drive. Just another thing that doesn't give me the warm fuzzies. I like the format of Fitzmall.com as they make the pricing pretty clear though unfortunately I am not in their area (and they have no Acura dealership). I've been comparing the RDX with the 2013 Mazda CX9 GT AWD. I'd be curious as to your impressions if you care to compare.
#1656 of 2092 Re: Looking to buy 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech [roxie7]
Dec 22, 2012 (7:14 pm)
My advice is to call every Acura dealer in your area and ask for the "internet sales department". Ask if they have the exact car you are looking for. You can do a preliminary inventory search in your area online at the Acura website but these are often out of date. This will save you some time.
Propose what you are willing to pay (total price + tax/tag/license) and see if they bite. Make sure they are no other additional fees. If you get a good offer then you can visit that dealer to close the deal.
For a 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech, I would offer around $37K + tax/tag/license drive out. See if they can throw in some options like all weather mats or cargo area cover.
#1657 of 2092 Re: Looking to buy 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech [roxie7]
Dec 23, 2012 (10:49 am)
I have friends who own the RDX and absolutely love it, as do many who post in this thread. Personally, I thought the interior was much nicer than what the Chevy had. I happened to be in both showrooms recently looking at different vehicles and sat in both of the vehicles you are looking at. I just felt the Acura was a much better product and worth the extra $ and I think the future reliability inside and out favor the Acura. But it's your hard earned dough you are spending but I think you might regret it down the road that you didn't go for the Acura.
#1658 of 2092 Re: Looking to buy 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech [mlevinedc3]
Dec 23, 2012 (1:11 pm)
"no-haggle price would be marked on the vehicle"... like Cher said to Mr. Horowitz in the movie Clueless, " It (report card) is not ready yet..." And like most people here said -- everything is negotiable in car buying.
Sounds like you're a smart person and know what you're doing. I don't think the dealers is willing to let an Acura AWD w/tech go OTD under $40k. However, if that's the price range you wish to spend on your next car, your hard earned money would be in the right vehicle if you chose RDX over Equinox, provided no lemons involved.
Negotiate, negotiate, negotiate.
#1659 of 2092 Re: Looking to buy 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech [roxie7]
Dec 23, 2012 (2:26 pm)
Before I bought my 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech, I got into pricing talks with the 2013 Lexus RX 350 AWD fully loaded and the 2013 X3 and the RDX was coming out way cheaper. Not just that but the X3 was a tad too small, and the RX was a tad to big. I didn't look at anything from Chevy but I did visit the Ford dealership and felt the 2013 Escape was too small (and the leather seemed really cheap) and that the Edge was too big. I didn't look at the Q5 which I think would have been a little smaller and more expensive too. I did look at an older Infinity EX of my friend's and that was way too small.
For me, it seemed that there really was no comparison to the Acura RDX really. I know it's considered a "luxury" car there's a lot of luxury features out there that it lacks like parking assist, blind spot monitoring, passenger memory seats, etc. But what I was after was an "Accord" version of a compact sedan. I have always felt the Accord is a solid car and good enough for my needs. The CR-V, the only compact Honda offers, is the civic and just too cheap feeling. My dad has the '07 one and it just never felt solid and I could see where corners were cut. But the size was perfect
So the closest thing to my "Accord" compact SUV needs was the Acura RDX.
#1660 of 2092 Re: Picked up 2013 RDX White Base [truelies1]
Dec 23, 2012 (2:40 pm)
Truelies1, iris9 - Good Negotiation skills
The final OTD price quotes I got from couple of dealers $35,400 and $35,020 ( 33000, 32,750 +TTL) and they are not willing to comedown further , till I did not visited showroom
#1661 of 2092 Re: Looking to buy 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech [iris9]
Dec 26, 2012 (9:13 am)
First post here but been following your posts for over a month now. I'm looking to make an offer on a 2013 AWD RDX w/tech and just wanted to get some additional advice.
I'm sending my offer to 7 different dealers. I'm assuming its advisable to inform them that I'm shopping my offer with other dealers?
My offer is:
OTD (including Destination charges, not TTL): $36,200.00
*added that all weather floor mats and wheel locks would help seal the deal but not a deal breaker
I know this is a pretty low offer but I'd like to see how close they can get.
Any other suggestions for me?