Last post on Sep 26, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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Acura RDX, SUV
#19 of 293 RDX Premium Gas
Apr 04, 2012 (10:11 am)
I have owned a 2006 MDX and currently own a 2009 MDX and a 2008 TL. None of these 3 vehicles have ever had a drop of premium gas and I have never had any problems or loss of power. When I got the 2006 MDX I looked at the engine specs and they were almost exactly the same as the Pilot I had at that time. I called Honda and asked them why they recommended premium for the Acura and Regular for the Honda. They could not give be a good answer so I have been using regular in my Acuras for the last 6 years. I am going to buy a 2013 RDX as soon as I can. It will not see a drop of premium either.
#20 of 293 Test Drive
Apr 06, 2012 (7:51 am)
Took the car for a spin yesterday on a slick from rain Miami morning. 2013 vs. 2012 are night and day. This drive with smooth and quiet. Steering is very precise to a point that after every turn it took a bit to get into a position to stay straight. Brakes are a little sensitive as well. Pickup not as quick as I'd hoped. Console is easy to use. SMS only works for Blackberries and Pandora only with iphones. No rear air vents are a bit of a letdown but stadium-style seating lets backseat passengers see the road. Wide angle back camera is welcome. Car feels solid and more mature than 2012. Salesman didn't even discuss price.
Apr 06, 2012 (10:08 am)
The lack of AC vents on the rear center console kind of sucks but they are AC vents under the front seats that blow cold air to the rear. So it is not like you have to rely solely on the front vents for the rear passengers. No one seems to mention this.
#22 of 293 Re: Rear AC [rkgriffin]
Apr 06, 2012 (10:44 am)
I'd read that somewhere about the under-the seat vents and asked the sales guy if there were any but he said, disappointedly, no. I'd really like to know.
#23 of 293 Re: 2013 Acura RDX [markonline007]
Apr 07, 2012 (6:01 pm)
Any ideas that when the price of new 2013 rdx would drop? The dealer was just talking about $500 off MSRP.
#24 of 293 Re: 2013 Acura RDX [jannyc]
Apr 09, 2012 (7:39 pm)
I test drove the 2013 RDX today followed by a test drive of the CR-V. In my opinion there's no comparison. The Acura drove beautifully. It had power and precise steering. By comparison the CR-V felt small and light in weight and power compared to the Acura.
The dealership only had one car and said they wouldn't be getting a shipment for at least a month or two. He also made it very clear that there would be nothing off the MSRP.
Anyone have any idea how long it usually takes when a new model is introduced for the price to drop?
#25 of 293 Re: 2013 Acura RDX [carteach]
Apr 10, 2012 (4:23 am)
Two things you have to do.
1. Check how many vehicles they are on stock.
2. Just before the end of the month , when sale person needs to meet his or her quota.
Don't forget to find out how much the dealer paid for the vehicle before you go to the dealership.
#26 of 293 Re: 2013 Acura RDX [joecrossover]
Apr 10, 2012 (9:19 am)
How can I calculate the "true" dealer cost? Isn't it below dealer invoice?
#27 of 293 Re: 2013 Acura RDX [njwilliam]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 10, 2012 (10:23 am)
There's holdback. That's why dealers can sell cars for less than invoice.
There's also dealer incentives, both published (like dealer cash) and ones that we don't know about, like sales bonuses, spiffs, free training, deals on loaner cars and demos, cruises, extra ad money, who knows.
The owner of the dealership probably doesn't know the "true" cost until the accountants close the books at the end of the month or end of the quarter.
#28 of 293 Re: 2013 Acura RDX [carteach]
Apr 12, 2012 (1:54 pm)
Having been through this with Acura before, it usually is about 6-9 months after a new model hits when supply starts to overcome ready demand. Figure next fall for getting a reduction from the msrp that is substantial enough for those who like to negotiate. Until then, I don't blame any dealers who want to get full price while they can.
Am disappointed there are no air ducts for the rear seat passengers as I live in a very warm climate. Was glad to see the awd mpg numbers though, they are really close to the new x3 with the turbo 4. Even though the former model was nice, the mpg and harsh ride made it a "no go" for me. I like what I'm reading about the tests for the softened ride and quieter cabin, am not buying an suv to hang with sports cars anyway. It sounds like it performs well enough yet cruises much better. Also, I don't mind the reduction of rear wheel power going from 70 to 50% with the new awd system, I prefer a front wheel drive bias for poor weather conditions.
Good to see early reports coming in -- I'm in the market for something late 2012 to early 2013, maybe the next version will add the rear ducts.