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Acura RDX, SUV
#24 of 286 Re: 2013 Acura RDX [jannyc]
Apr 09, 2012 (8:39 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 286 Re: 2013 Acura RDX [carteach]
Apr 10, 2012 (5:23 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 286 Re: 2013 Acura RDX [joecrossover]
Apr 10, 2012 (10:19 am)
How can I calculate the "true" dealer cost? Isn't it below dealer invoice?
#27 of 286 Re: 2013 Acura RDX [njwilliam]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 10, 2012 (11:23 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 286 Re: 2013 Acura RDX [carteach]
Apr 12, 2012 (2:54 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.
#30 of 286 Re: Lease offers on 2013 RDX already on [lax2mia]
Apr 16, 2012 (3:29 pm)
That link takes me to leases for the 2012.
#31 of 286 Re: Lease offers on 2013 RDX already on [carteach]
Apr 16, 2012 (7:03 pm)
Go all the way to the bottom of the page to see 2013 lease deals.
#32 of 286 Back-up Sensors
Apr 19, 2012 (11:22 am)
I was looking through the website and didn't see Back-up Sensors being offered like the 2012 RDX had. The product specialist at the NY Autoshow said that the dealer would be able to install it but I'm not so sure. i know that the 2013 RDX comes with a back-up camera but i like the sensors also. Anybody know about this?