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#1895 of 2244 Re: Base RDX AWD [crv_or_rdx]
Mar 24, 2013 (6:38 am)
invoice on a base AWD is more than that.
with you are in the low 33s for an AWD (MSRP ~ 36,500) you got a strong deal.
#1896 of 2244 Re: Base RDX AWD [crv_or_rdx]
Mar 24, 2013 (10:00 am)
According to both Cars.com and Edmunds the base AWD invoice price is $33,541 plus $895 destination for a total of $34,436. If you add up what they want you to pay minus tax and registration the total comes to $33,489. This appears to be $947 under invoice which IMO is a very, very good price. Tell me if I'm missing something. Plus you are getting the window etching which is probably worth $50.
Sale Price 31878
Window Etch 199
Other fees 23
Total - 36200 (OTD)
#1897 of 2244 Re: Base RDX AWD [m6user]
Mar 24, 2013 (12:15 pm)
Never heard of window etching? What is that? Something beneficial or just another add on money making trick?
Also with things like doc fee, cleaning, etch... although dealers break it down separate at the end of the day this all should be taxed right? Only the Vehicle reg would be a part that is not taxed?
Seem like at the end of it all the only legit "doc fee" is really the vehicle registration/license which generally should be $200 to $400?
#1898 of 2244 Re: Base RDX AWD [troymichael]
Mar 24, 2013 (3:19 pm)
The etching, I believe but am not sure, is your VIN etched into all your window glass which makes less of a target for theft. It is another add-on money maker for the dealer but at least you're getting some value out of it but nothing close to what they charge. That's why I just threw out a number of $50. It's probably not worth even that unless your car is stolen. Then it may be worth something.......to your insurance company. I don't ever my insurance company asking me if my windows are etched!
Doc fees are different by state and regional custom and vary greatly. They are not required by law usually but in IL they are limited to about $161. Also in IL, if a dealer charges doc fees they have to be charged to all customers the same or charges of discrimination can result.
Registration fees can also vary greatly by state and some states are pretty expensive. As far as which items are taxable or not would depend on the particlular state. In this case even if add up all the junk and apply tax, the tax amount for just those items shouldn't amount to that much.
Really, it doesn't matter what they add in or what they call it. It's the bottom line that counts. I know people that will pay hundreds more for the car but they are so proud that they talked the dealer out of this fee or that. Go figure.
#1899 of 2244 2013 RDX AWD TECH
Mar 24, 2013 (5:08 pm)
I have been quoted a price of $37500 for 2013RDX AWD TECH with wheel lock and door guard. Price excludes title and taxes. Includes destination. Is this a good price? And what is the popular color?
#1900 of 2244 Re: 2013 RDX AWD TECH [bliss5]
Mar 25, 2013 (5:31 am)
I was quoted 37310 for the sAme car with roof rack, running, boards, all weather mats. I am still trying to carve out something for a nontech all wheel drive lease. Im thinking a snowy day like today may be a time to strike at the dealerships with the rock bottom offers.
#1901 of 2244 Re: non Tech RDX Price [m6user]
Mar 25, 2013 (6:13 am)
FYI, the 2014 RDX's will be produced in Mid April for deliveries beginning in May.
#1902 of 2244 Re: non Tech RDX Price [johnacura]
Mar 25, 2013 (7:52 am)
I am hoping they will include fog lights with the 2014. My wifes CRV exl has them and her car cost $6K less then the RDX. Crazy to pay an extra $500 for something any luxury vehicle should have standard.
How do you know the 2014's are coming out in May? Dealer told me the fall.
Do you know if they made any improvements?
I am debating between Subaru Outback 3.6 (what Icurrently drive) , Forester 2.0XT and RDX.
I am a Honda/ Acura /Subaru guy (last car was a TSX). Switched to Subaru during recession.
I think i am ready to switch back but it all hinges on the deals or lack there of that are out there.
#1903 of 2244 Re: non Tech RDX Price [johnacura]
Mar 25, 2013 (9:41 am)
I was going on past history of Acura intros which is why I said "probably". Where did you get your info???
#1904 of 2244 Re: non Tech RDX Price [m6user]
Mar 25, 2013 (10:45 am)
wasn't your post i was responding to.
I think and hope April makes sense.
Local dealer in MA told me the fall.
I know years back when I bought a TSX they added fog lights in the second year of production.
Not sure if I am willing to wait more then another month or two.
Someone posted that they got the dealer to install and bought an AWD for 33,500? That deal might work for me but i think i'll have a tough time duplicating it.