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Acura RDX, Car Leasing, Car Buying, SUV
#1655 of 2028 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 2028 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 You can do a preliminary inventory search in your area online at the Acura website but these are often out of date.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 2028 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 2028 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 2028 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 2028 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 2028 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?
#1662 of 2028 Re: Looking to buy 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech [paqrmatt]
Dec 26, 2012 (9:39 am)
Not an exact science; but, not a bad idea to search their inventories and get a picture of what's available. They're more likely to be flexible on a model/color that is in good supply vs a 'one of a kind' popular combo.
#1663 of 2028 Re: Looking to buy 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech [paqrmatt]
Dec 26, 2012 (11:52 am)
Just curious. Why do you think a dealership would want to sell you a car for $36,200. when the invoice (not MSRP) price with destination for an AWD/Tech is $37,870? To also expect the dealer to possibly throw in all weather floor mats and wheel locks ($150. or more value) for nothing is pretty incredible.
My suggestion: research those seven dealers you sent offers to and see if if any of them sold the RDX you are looking for at the price you would like to get it for (check messages in this thread). Personally, as for your offer, I can assure you that some of those dealerships will not even respond to your offer at that price. However, good luck.
#1664 of 2028 Re: Looking to buy 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech [patm70]
Dec 26, 2012 (2:11 pm)
When buying something as costly as a vehicle, it is never a good tactic to assume to know what a particular dealer will do at a particular time. Really, what is to be lost offering a lower price for a vehicle. At worst a dealer will say no or not respond or, perhaps, offer a better deal than it would have otherwise. Always smart to start low and work up than to start hight and work higher.