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Acura RDX, Car Leasing, Car Buying, SUV
Jul 09, 2013 (7:25 pm)
I'm so thankful I stumbled upon this Forum. I'm not usually one to post in forums, but, I am currently in talks with my local Acura dealership and negotiating the purchase of a 2014 RDX. I've found a lot more confidence in my negotiations thanks to this forum, but I'm still not making a whole lot of progress. Wanted to get some feedback on where I sit with them currently - and would love any tips on how to get the price down from you pro negotiators...
The model is a 2014 RDX FWD Base and the dealer equips every model on the lot with:
Roof Rails ($650*)
Body side moldings ($259*)
Splash guards ($138*)
Appearance Protection Package
Wheel Locks ($56*)
*prices from Acura website
Currently, I'm at $36,500 + 5% MS State Sales Tax = $38,325 OTD
With the included equipment does this help justify their unwillingness to budge? Any suggestions?
#2133 of 2248 Re: 2014 RDX FWD [rfollowell]
Jul 09, 2013 (7:51 pm)
#2134 of 2248 Re: 2014 RDX FWD [rfollowell]
Jul 09, 2013 (10:15 pm)
Run away from that dealership unless you really want those add ons. As you have seen on this forum, most of the best purchase prices were achieved by emailing the internet sales manager of various dealerships to receive a quote for a specific model. No unnecessary trips to the dealership and very little negotiating. It seems that many times the best (lowest) price was not realized at the "local" dealership. You may have to travel to another city in MS or nearby state-FL to get a better price but sometimes the savings ($1,000. or more) will be well worth it. A few posts up, you will see that a forum contributor paid less than $33,000. (plus taxes and tags) for a 2014 RDX FWD. Good luck.
#2135 of 2248 Re: 2014 RDX FWD [rfollowell]
Jul 10, 2013 (10:22 am)
I'm currently working with a dealer on a 2014 RDX FWD TECH (graphite over ebony).
Dealer fee: $599
Other fee: $19.50
Discount: - $2,500
Trade in: - $5,000 (2005 TSX navi / 164,000mi)
Graduate program cash: - $500
Free cargo tray
I'll have to pay 4% AL tax when I get home, but I'll be financing $31,733.50 1.9% for 60 months.
Payments will be $554.xx and I'll have the out of pocket taxes to pay (at least I won't be financing that too & I have it in the bank to pay it).
Even without trade & grad program, you're looking at less than $38,000! You aren't even getting the tech package with your "deal." Think you need those pinstripes and roof rails? They look pretty, but aren't worth the $. Skip the add on from the dealer and check our Bernardi or HandA and do it yourself.
#2136 of 2248 Got my new 2014 AWD Tech
Jul 11, 2013 (5:18 am)
Price net of destination & doc fee: $38,050
Threw in cargo cover, mud guards, and body side molding.
I could have gotten a few hundred lower on the car at a couple other dealers but I had a trade-in, and this dealer gave me the best price on that. For what its worth a few dealers let me walk out having offered a few hundred lower net (ie car-tradein) than I ended up with, so I am happy with the final result.
I have to say the whole process (especially with tradein involved) is both infuriating and hilarious. Without fail every dealer started off offering me 20% below what I ended up getting on the tradein.
Jul 11, 2013 (12:22 pm)
I am interested in buying RDX 2014 AWD with Tech in NJ (No add ons). One dealer quoted 37700$ without taxes/doc fee/registration charges. Is this good deal?
#2138 of 2248 Re: What is the best OTD for 2014 RDX AWD - Base [scuba01]
Jul 12, 2013 (3:21 am)
What did the dealer process for $200?
If a vehicle is ready to be purchased and if the vehicle has things like wheel locks and mud guards installed, these do not have to be bought. My experience has shown if a buyer refuses to buy the vehicle unless they are removed, most dealers will simply write them off.
The last three vehicles I bought, Honda and Acura, had a combination of wheel locks, pin stripes, or mud flaps. One had the window etch treatment some dealers like to use to pad their pockets. For each purchase, I told the sales person I did not want the added products. In each case the products were left on the vehicle at no charge.
The reality is a dealer is not about to lose a sale because a buyer refuses to pay $200 -$300 for added products which cost the dealer about $25 or so.
#2139 of 2248 Re: RDX 2014 in NJ [car_buyernj]
Jul 12, 2013 (5:33 am)
If that includes destination fee, that looks like a great price.
#2140 of 2248 Re: 2013 RDX with Tech [uvaskeme]
Jul 16, 2013 (11:26 am)
Thank you for sharing your experience. Could you please provide me the name of the dealer and sales person.
#2141 of 2248 Re: What is the best OTD for 2014 RDX AWD - Base [mikiet]
Jul 19, 2013 (8:30 am)
I bought a 2014 Acura AWD RDX w/tech pkg, tinted windows and wheel locks for $37500 plus TTL. I had trade in and they had given the same price what CARMAX offered. as someone earlier commented normall they star with 20% below what we finally get on the trade in.But I like the dealership I got my SUV. But is not from Mac Churchill.
But anybody looking cars in DFW area don't go to Mac Churchill Acura, they are horrible treat customers like dogs. But when u go there they want to run our credits before finalizing the price. But if u want to see where is ur ballpark figure in getting car go there hassle with them, ends up by not buying from them. At the same time we will be able to know where the delaerships are able to honor our prices. IF we need to know what we get on trade in go to CarMax. there is a tax benefit too if u trade the vehicle from where we buy.