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#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.
#1905 of 2244 Re: non Tech RDX Price [allaboutme1]
Mar 25, 2013 (10:38 am)
lol. And it wasn't your post I was responding to. I still think it will be later this year as I haven't read or heard anything about the 2014s yet and if they are getting ready to put in production in a couple of weeks I think there would have been something leaked. The 2014 MDX is going to be shown at the NY auto show soon and there has been all kinds of info on that. To my knowledge that doesn't come out until summer or fall. I realize the MDX is complete redo but I'm sure they will make some changes(like maybe foglights) to the 2014.
I think they leave some things off the base that are really wanted in hopes that people will upgrade to the Tech to get them.
#1906 of 2244 Re: non Tech RDX Price [m6user]
Mar 25, 2013 (11:00 am)
I agree that they leave things off in the hope that people will upgrade to the tech. Everybody has a different opinion on this stuff but the only thing that's missing that i really care about is HID & fog. I can live without HID but it drives me crazy when cars have cutouts for fogs and they cover them with plastic covers. Risdual is also higher for non tech units. I guess i either need to wait or see if a dealer witll give up margin and include them in an agressive deal. If not then Subaru keeps me as a customer.
I really want to keep to a budget of around 30K. I am willing to consider 33-34 but after that i get cold feet. I put 30K on a year and cars depreciate fast under that kind if mileage.
#1907 of 2244 Re: 2013 RDX AWD TECH [rdxer1]
Mar 25, 2013 (1:07 pm)
Don't forget, it's not just the end of the month; but the end of the quarter for most dealers...time to MAKE THOSE NUMBERS!!!
I'd be all over the best no/no lease I could find right now...fall in love with the vehicle and buy it in three years.
#1908 of 2244 Re: non Tech RDX Price [allaboutme1]
Mar 25, 2013 (1:18 pm)
"I agree that they leave things off in the hope that people will upgrade to the tech"
That's the whole idea behind various trim levels. Volvo will build a vehicle for you exactly as you wish if you want to pick it up in Europe. I think Lexus and Acura(among others) are smart to have package(s) deals for combos of options. One buyer wants fogs no matter what; another, like me, couldn't care less about them. Same for 19" wheels that some think should be standard or even HID w/LED tail lights that some think are de rigeuer. Others feel that way about roof rails...can't please everybody for $30K. Build a bundle, discount it a bit, put it on the vehicle...smart marketing.(Flexibility to change the recipe in subsequent years...something may come along to replace in-dash Nav, for example).
BTW, the difference in the driving experience between the RDX and any Subaru, for me, puts them in different segments. I understand the appeal of the OB, but it ain't no RDX on the road.
#1909 of 2244 Re: 2013 RDX AWD TECH [rdxer1]
Mar 25, 2013 (6:16 pm)
This looks like a good price...can i get the dealer name please? Thanks
#1910 of 2244 body side molding Value
Mar 25, 2013 (11:19 pm)
How much is this worth? I notice that some RDX have it and other do not. Dealer says it adds 400 to the overall cost of a base RDX.
For base AWD RDX (no body side molding) i am at $34,600 plus tax and doc OTD would be $36,800.
My wife still favors the Mazda mainly cause she likes the power hatch and because the price we got was below invoice. By my calc the price i am at with the RDX is 4.4% above invoice.
What is worse is the color that she likes seems to be the on base RDX which has the molding which will add to the price. Is this something they could easily through in at No Charge?
The wife still favors the Mazda ( I don't) mainly cause she likes the power hatch and because the price we got was below invoice.
Wife says she would go for the rdx only if she can get the color she wants and that it would cost less or equal to the deal of the mazda which has a OTD just below $36,000. Or if we can get it with the power hatch (basically tech pack out of our bduget).
My wife favors the Mazda mainly cause she likes the power hatch and because the price we got was below invoice. Also because of rear AC vents and bigger car.
#1911 of 2244 Re: body side molding Value [troymichael]
Mar 26, 2013 (3:05 am)
What color she wants on the rdx. I know no rear vents is something that worries me on this car. They most likely leave it at invoice for you...