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#1659 of 2245 Re: Looking to buy 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech [roxie7]
Dec 23, 2012 (1:26 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 2245 Re: Picked up 2013 RDX White Base [truelies1]
Dec 23, 2012 (1:40 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 2245 Re: Looking to buy 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech [iris9]
Dec 26, 2012 (8:13 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 2245 Re: Looking to buy 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech [paqrmatt]
Dec 26, 2012 (8:39 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 2245 Re: Looking to buy 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech [paqrmatt]
Dec 26, 2012 (10:52 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 2245 Re: Looking to buy 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech [patm70]
Dec 26, 2012 (1:11 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.
#1665 of 2245 Re: Looking to buy 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech [patm70]
Dec 26, 2012 (1:46 pm)
Didn't say I expected them to sell me a car at that price. But seeing what others in this forum have purchased the same car for (one as low as $36,396 reportedly), I don't think $36,200 is crazy low. Besides, I'm pretty sure a dealer won't sell me a car at a loss. So what can it hurt to make a low offer? Let the free market captial system do it's thing and find out where the counteroffers come in at?
#1666 of 2245 Re: Looking to buy 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech [karhill1]
Dec 26, 2012 (2:31 pm)
karhill1, I stand by my post and suggestion. I have been viewing the 2013 RDX prices paid thread for quite some time and used the posts supplied here to help me buy my 2013 RDX AWD non tech so I speak from experience from actually purchasing the car after corresponding with or visiting four different Acura dealers. The 2013 RDX is a new model with new engine, etc. and the sales have been much improved compared to the 2012 model year so why would a dealer "give" a car away for $1600. under invoice? In fact, some dealerships will not sell the vehicle for more than $1600. off MSRP let alone invoice price. I have never seen anyone post in this thread who has paid $36, 200. for an AWD/Tech model. I look forward to seeing the orignal poster's follow up posts on the responses/prices he received from the seven dealerships (with or without the floor mats and wheel locks).
#1667 of 2245 Re: Looking to buy 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech [paqrmatt]
Dec 26, 2012 (5:51 pm)
Thats correct one in this thread paid 36,396 for the RDX AWD TECH 2013. I paid 35,196 which is $1,200 less because it's not the AWD I got the RDX FWD TECH 2013. Thats how I made my deal following this thead and adjusted the price less for the FWD. I was able to negotiate, and the all season floor mats and wheel locks included. But keep in mind it's not the otd price taxes and t/l not included.
#1668 of 2245 Re: Picked up 2013 RDX Base
Dec 26, 2012 (7:00 pm)
One dealer accepted my offer $34,000 OTD for 2013 RDX- FWD- Base ( Windows tint,Wheel locks, Nitrogen on it).
Seems Dallas and Arlington dealers are accepting that offer.
Thanks to iris9 for sharing his experience and price paid.