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2013 and earlier-Acura MDX Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • Hi All,

    I want to buy a new MDX 2010 soon and i'd like to get an advance package
    how much i should go over the invoice? i live in Minneapolis, MN
    any ideas? i think in MN destination charge is $500.

    Thank you.

    Aneesh
  • rastmrastm Posts: 8
    You got an offer for an MDX base for $350 over invoice?...I would jump on that if thats the case..I don't see a lot of negotiating right now with the limited supply on hand...
  • Their lease residual should be able to be figured out by going to the "Lease" forum for the MDX and go back to the date (approx) that they bought their '07 and see what the 36 month residual was at that time. The residual % is applied against MSRP in case you just have a percentage and not the actual amount. But in skimming a bunch of posts you should be able to find the actual 36 month residuals for the model you want. Here is a spot you might start reading...

    krista11, "Acura MDX Lease Questions" #421, 16 Nov 2006 11:51 am">link title
  • No, the prices listed are the prices they quoted me for the accessories installed.
  • No wheel locks are not included by default. I asked for those accessories and those are the prices I would have to pay to get them.
  • Working with dealer on 2010 MDX Advance Pkg. Got price down to $49000. Looking to lease for 36 mo driving 12000 per year. Taxes 8.5% adn would like to roll them into lease. Can anyone give me an idea what monthly rate I should expect to pay?

    Thanks
  • rbairbai Posts: 8
    Dear hr2009,

    You got a very nice deal. Could you share the dealer information? Thanks!
  • jvettejvette Posts: 70
    I think most of the 2007's residual values were in the $28,000 range. I wouldn't feel real comfortable with this deal if the person wasn't willing to tell me what they want for the MDX. In most cases I have not found it worth the money to purchase a car at lease end unless the person who leased the car agrees to sell it at the residual value. You will also have to go through the dealer to purchase the car if it is leased through Honda because they won't let you buy it from the person who leased the MDX. They will have to purchase the car and pay sales tax and then sell it to you and you may also have to pay sales tax. This is a deal killer. Honda has some very good leases but they aren't set up for the person leasing to sell at lease end.
  • "Double sales tax" is not usually a problem if you buy someone's car when they exercise the residual. At least not in California....not sure about other states, but Calif is usually not a low-tax haven on things like this.
  • kss17kss17 Posts: 5
    Thanks for the quick reply. I am in North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham area). I will most probably confirm with the dealer on the destination charge. One other thing is I am getting a quote of 44,000 for 2010 mdx with tech package -- not including destination, doc and license fees. How much negotiating room do I have ?
  • I don't know your local market, but I just bought 2010 Tech for $43,500 + TTL and got a couple of small freebies thrown in. So with destination, you are about $1300 higher than me. So it would seem you have some room to work with.
  • I am planning to lease an Acura MDX with tech package in Boston area. Does anybody know it it is a good idea to lease or it's better to buy it at this moment.
    I appreciate for any input or suggestion.
  • lhhlhh Posts: 35
    congrats on your new car, carrera993! sounds like you got a great deal. do you mind if i ask which dealership you decided to buy from?
    lhh
  • parismparism Posts: 5
    Hi rastm,

    Yes, you are right about the offer. January seems really slow for some dealers.
    However, the doc fee is $399 and no accessories thrown in.
  • lhhlhh Posts: 35
    doc fee of $399 seems unusually high.....
  • I just closed on a 36 month lease, 12K miles/yr, 2010 Acura w/ tech package in the Chicago suburban area for $674/mo. Document Fees are $150, liscense transfer is $185.
  • What dealer? I am at $695 for same vehicle in Chicago suburbs.
  • jayusjayus Posts: 2
    My dealer is quoting the following
    The 2010 Acura MDX TECH/ENT $44,659 plus taxes and licenses fees. This includes destination and delivery fees. How much can I negotiate?
    Thanks
  • lhhlhh Posts: 35
    gotcha. you got a great deal! i'm a bit overwhelmed by all the bells and whistles on the tech, but it has some really cool features....
  • lhhlhh Posts: 35
    hi, igiban1,
    just wanted to tell you that i picked up my mats and trifold cargo tray today. the trifold cargo tray works great, but it cannot handle one 3rd row seat down and one up, as you had asked me about. when i was looking inside different mdx's, i'm pretty sure i did see something that looked like a cargo "mat"...it was not a tray, but did seem to offer protection to the carpet back there. and this cargo "mat" DID look as if it could accomodate one 3rd row seat down and one up....it had more folds in than the tri fold cargo tray....i'm not sure what you'd call that accessory...
    lhh
  • anand4anand4 Posts: 6
    What is a good price for a base MDX in cary, NC? truecar is indicating a price of $38,344. I am not finding a price lower than 41000. ACURA dealers are not negotiating much and seem to indicate that inventory is low. Any advice?
  • devteamdevteam Posts: 18
    Seems to me like the certified pre owned MDX's that are 2 or 3 years old don't provide much of a savings over a new MDX... for example a 2008 tech package mdx with 20k miles on lists for 38k (that's the special internet price!) -- while I'm fairly certain I can get a 2010 Tech for 42k in the NJ area where I live. The question is, what's the point of buying used? Unless that price is 4 or 5k more than what they'll actually take (i.e. if they'd take 33k for the 08 MDX) I see no value in buying a pre-owned vehicle. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?
  • Devteam-

    It's pretty simple. There are a lot of ignorant car buyers out there who would rather pay 2-4k less for a used car than just buy the new one. The reason is there is a perception you can't negotiate on the prices of these new and that $4,000 less is $4,000 saved.

    If all buyers were educated dealers would not be able to play all the games they seem to enjoy at the dealership during the purchase process.

    Mods, please delete me if this seems racist, but I'll also add (at least in my area) there is a diversity of immigrant cultures and ethnicities, and some of those groups tend to only buy a certain product, and don't know about how to buy a car here in the US and tend to be taken advantage of at the dealership.
  • hi devteam
    just wondering how you are so certain you can get 2010 tech for 42k, I am also in the process of buying a 2010 tech in NJ.
  • lewis3lewis3 Posts: 25
    It is just me or is anybody else surprised at the huge price differences people are paying accross the country. I have read that some people are paying $350.00 over invoice and others are paying $300.00 below MSRP. I have followed this chat room and other in regards to pricing and I have never seen anything like this. I just bought the MDX in Denver and I paid $1,100 over invoice. I did that by working with a broker and they brought in the car from out of state. In Denver that is a great deal. Most of the dealers I am talking to would only discount $500.00 to $700.00 and they wanted to add in thier $399 dealer handling fee. That is pretty close to MSRP.
  • igiban1igiban1 Posts: 24
    For those who got Tech or above pack, do you feel that the ELS audio is really that superior than base? Anyone did a comparison? I sat on a tech and listened briefly to FM radio and it's nothing that special. I did not test base audio. I listened to ELS on old TL once (05 or 06) and it's pretty good. I'd think new MDX's be even better but is it?
  • igiban1igiban1 Posts: 24
    Hi lhh,
    So when both 3rd seats are up the tray stick to the back of seats? That's nice. But if you ever need to do one up one down, I guess it'd be annoying... I guess I'd not bother to purchase it but if dealer has room to throw in why not. What about the all season mats? I saw some on display in demo car and they fit well and are sturdy all right, but they don't seem to look refined. Kind of dirty on its own and make the car look less luxy. Snow country people would like it, but I am not sure for people in Cal. Maybe it's nice to put on when ski but not otherwise?
  • Not to mention that if financing the purchase, new cars can be financed through Acura Financial at 1.9% or 2.9% depending on term, while the interest rate for used cars is ~4% higher.
  • lhhlhh Posts: 35
    hi, igiban1, ok so yes when both 3rd seats are up, the tray gets folded into thirds and lies fairly flatly in the back space behind the third row. if one of those 3rd row seats were up and one were down, you'd just do this same thing: fold the tray into thirds...so not annoying really, i don't think. the question is: what types of things will you haul around in the back? stuff that might dirty the carpet back there?
    i think that the all season mats look fine. not luxy maybe but not tacky either. here's what i would use to make my deicision: what color interior are you going to get? i've got the parchment interior and i know from my volvo that that the tan carpet gets pretty dirty looking FAST. this time of year out here, folks seem to have muddy/wet shoes pretty often, don't you think? if you go with the taupe or black interior, i do not think that this is so much of an issue.
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