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Acura RSX Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • jbell67jbell67 Posts: 3
    hello!

    i am interested in leasing a 2006, RSX Acura, automatic, leather interior.

    i understand that the dealer invoice is $21,030. how far should i push for a good price? the last quote is $21,599. but i don't know what the money factor is...yet. and i have not seen monthly payments.

    is this a good deal? should i push for something closer to dealer invoice?

    what do you think the residual value should be...for a 36 month lease...15k miles a year?

    also...is the money factor still at .0086?

    thanks so much!
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi baggio10. I'd be happy to share my thoughts on this deal with you. It would be helpful though if you were able to provide me with this car's full MSRP (with the destination charge added in). This will enable me to see how much of a discount you are being given and to use Honda Finance's actual lease program for this car to estimate what your lease payment should be.

    For now, I can tell you that the money factor that you were quoted looks a little high to me. Honda Finance's current buy rate lease money factor for the 2006 RSX is .00104 for consumers who pay a security deposit and qualify for its "Super Preferred" credit tier (have a credit score of 710 or higher).

    Also, I notice that you are considering making a $2,500 down payment on this car. I always advise consumers against making any sort of down payment when leasing. I do so for two main reasons. The first is if your vehicle is totaled in an accident or stolen during your lease, your down payment essentially disappears. The second main reason is that down payments on leased vehicles do nothing to reduce their lease-end purchase prices. So your lease-end purchase option price for your RSX would be exactly the same, regardless of whether you had put $2,500 down, or had made absolutely no down payment at all.

    Anyhow, let me know what the MSRP is and I'll tell you what I think.

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hello jbell67. I believe that the $500 or so over dealer invoice that you were quoted for this car is a reasonable price. Still, you may want to stop by the following discussion to see how much other community members have paid for similar cars recently: "Acura RSX: Prices Paid & Buying Experience".

    Honda Finance's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease with 15,000 miles per year of a base 2006 Acura RSX are .00104 and 55%, respectively.

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  • snailsnail Posts: 7
    Car_man

    Do you know what the current money factor and residual value for a 2006 RSX with leather for a 36month lease with 12k
  • jamesrwjamesrw Posts: 1
    I called up the finance depart at Lindsay Acura in Columbus, OH and got some quick figures.

    $219 mo. / $2738 down

    I don't like the sound of that down payment, anyway, what do you think about the deal having read the Honda Finance Information?
  • I don't know about the '06 VW GTI, but I can't imagine it not having any problems. It's a friggin VW made in Brazil. If reliability is a concern, I wouldn't get the GTI. Performance-wise, the GTI will blow the tires off the base RSX AT, so it just depends on what you want.
  • Ok i was driving by an Acura dealer and found a car that intrested me. I researched it a bit and found it was a certified used 02 auto RSX with 7149 miles on it. It is the color im looking for, seems to be in decent shape but i have only seen it while the dealership was closed due to my schedule. It seems like this is the perfect car to replace my dying 95 integra, but they are asking $18995. I have never bought from a dealership before, i am a 21 year old student, and i really want the car. KBB is $17,171 and Edmunds is about $18850. I can most likely come up with $17000 or $17500 in cash but then i wouldnt be able to finance anything at all. So how do i go about this?
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi jamesrw. Consumers are free to lease any vehicle that they want without making any sort of down payment. In fact, it is in your best interest as a consumer not to put any money down when leasing. One of the main reasons why this is the case is if your leased vehicle is totaled in an accident or stolen, your down payment essentially disappears. I would be happy to give you my opinion of this deal, but it would be a big help if you would provide me with this car's full MSRP and selling price. this information will show me how much of a discount you are being given and will enable me to estimate what your car's lease payment should be using Honda Finance's actual lease program.

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Here you go, snail. If you were to lease a 2006 Acura RSX (not the Type-S), through Honda Finance right now for 36 months with 12,000 miles per year, its buy rate lease money factor and residual value should be .00104 and 57%, respectively.

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  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,691
    $19K, they will take $18K with just a bit of wrangling, and you have the car's age on your side (that thing was $22K STICKER brand new, and they weren't going for sticker at the time). I am sure you could get them down to $17,5 with enough persuasion - you show them you are ready to buy right then - they like that.

    Thing is, there will still be taxes and fees of probably another $1500 or so depending on your state. How will you pay those?

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • stan229stan229 Posts: 6
    so, since the RSX will be going extinct soon.. are there any special lease deals like there usually is with late model cars? since the RSX is going into the same situation. I am currently lookin to lease a RSX Automatic Base with 0down,36months, 12k miles. my credit score is over 750. What payments should i be expecting? I spoke with a local dealer and he told me he can do the RSX 5AT with leather for 249.89, which I believe he could go down a bit on. So what should I be expecting?
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi stan229. Acura really has not made much in the way of changes to the RSX lease program in a while. It seems as though it decided to cut back on RSX production rather than to provide any additional support on it. The dealers that I have been at do not have many of them in stock. The exact lease payment for the RSX that you are considering will depend upon its full MSRP and selling price. If you provide me with these numbers I would be happy to use Acura's current lease program to estimate what your monthly payment will be. You can find the MSRP by visiting the following section of this site: Edmunds.com - New Vehicle Pricing. You should be able to get an idea of how much you should pay for the RSX that you want by visiting the following discussion: "Acura RSX: Prices Paid & Buying Experience".

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  • saluki00saluki00 Posts: 1
    Can you provide the numbers for a type-s 36 and 24 month lease and 12K miles. Also what is your recommendation on 24 vs 36 month?
  • i was told that the audio system was alpine? i have an 06 RSX base model :confuse: ">
  • michiganmanmichiganman Posts: 65
    Acuragurl,

    The Type-S audio system is Blows, err, I mean Bose... :) My 02 RSX Base stock system had a Clarion headunit and Panasonic speakers (both long since replaced).

    I don't know if they changed the components for other model years, so I suppose it's possible yours is different (would be extremely surprised if Acura sprung for Alpine though, heh).

    Hope this helps.
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,691
    Honda anted up for Alpine. No way.

    I have seen the stereo in the '06, looks exactly the same as my '04. Which is the Clarion/Panasonic combo mentioned above.

    It's kind of funny, Honda puts top-notch stereos in so many of its models, and all of the Acuras, yet puts this bargain basement pile in the RSX.

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • yea im not all that worried about it my dealer when i asked him what is in it hes like 'SSHHHHH but its alpine" i should take it back on fraudulent info LOL umm i like my system i put in it a new (from my old honda) deck and 2 10' subs with 1600 watts pushing, all of it rockford fosgate and now absolutly no trunk but it sounds awsome even with the factory speakers in it :) :P ;) :shades:
  • Yes that does suck but my moms 06 monte carlos sound system isn't even half as loud as my factory RSX one is?? so go figure LOL :)
  • i hear the deck is the problem.

    I hear the speakers are good but the deck just cant performa s good as the speakers. before u go chnge everthing just change the deck first then see how it sounds. If its still not good then u can get speakers
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    I sure can, saluki00. If you were to lease a 2006 Acura RSX (not the Type-S) through Honda Finance right now for 24 months with 12,000 miles per year, its buy rate lease money factor and residual value should be .00104 and 65%, respectively. The numbers for an otherwise identical 36 month lease should be .00104 and 57%, respectively. You definitely will get a lower lease payment by going with a 36 month lease. That's the way that I would go if I was in the market for this car right now.

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  • 2fast4me2fast4me Posts: 2
    Hey Car_Man...

    What are the numbers for a Type-S this month?? Thanks!!
  • tnitctnitc Posts: 1
    Hi,
    Can someone tell me if this is a good price for a base RSX with cloth and rear wing spoiler

    Base price : 18900 (apprx invoice + 350)
    Spoiler : 416
    Floor mats : 65

    I have this deal from a dealer in NJ but can i expect to go any lower if i shop around?

    thanks
  • nileshdnileshd Posts: 7
    Did anyone buy RSX automatic with leather interior recently? If you have, can you share the prices you paid for the car. Also, I would appreciate if you could post your good / bad experiences with the dealerships if you are in Bay Area.

    Thanks !!!
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hey 2fast4me. This car's lease program varies depending upon how long you lease it for and how many miles per year you are allowed to drive it. For now I will assume that you are interested in a 36 month lease with 15,000 miles per year. Let me know if you want something different. If you were to lease a 2006 Acura RSX Type-S through Honda Finance right now for 36 months with 15,000 miles per year, its buy rate lease money factor and residual value should be .00104 and 58%.

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  • violisaviolisa Posts: 2
    I think that's a GREAT price. This car is becoming harder to find because Acura is discontinuing the whole RSX line after 2006 and replacing it with a coupe next year--no more hatchbacks :cry: The only dealer in my area (Seattle) that has any RSXs right now is charging asking 20,600 for it (and that's with NO spoiler!) Other dealers in my area are out of stock. It's very annoying. I think I'll be able to haggle him down a few hundred, but I doubt I'll be able to even get to 19,600.
  • violisaviolisa Posts: 2
    Oops, I forgot to mention that the $20,600 quote I got included fog lamps, trunk tray, splash guards, and door trim ($577 worth of accessories).
  • I'm looking at possibly getting a new 2006 RSX Automatic w/Leather. I've been quoted 21,631 by a local dealer, which is just a smidge over the Edmunds TMV.

    This is in the NYC area. Can anyone offer any advice? Should I be asking from some of the frills (most of which I'd never pay for) as a bonus here?

    Thanks for any help
  • keith21keith21 Posts: 2
    Hey Car_Man,

    I am preparing info for a 36 month/12,000 miles per yearlease and wanted to ask if you knew the July 2006 Money Factor and residual numbers for the 2006 Acura RSX Type S (36 months/12k miles). Also, do you think I would be better waiting until August to lease the vehicle? Also do you know the WHOLE percentage? I believe thats what they call it.

    Thanks for the help,
    Keith

    PS- This site is awesome & informative!
  • nileshdnileshd Posts: 7
    I bought my Acura RSX automatic with leather interior a month back for 20800 without any optional equipment in Bay area (This was around 300 less than Edmunds invoice) and I think I have got a decent deal.

    I am planning to put dual Kicker subwoofers (http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Kicker-Dual-12-Subwoofer-Enclosure-Package-DCVR1- 2-/sem/rpsm/oid/117529/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do) with the audio system that comes with Acura (this is not Bose system) Has anyone put those kind of subwoofers with Acura Audio System? Any feedback will be very much appreciated.

    Thanks !!!
  • dridmang, We are having problems with our 2006 RSX. We purchased in it in Nov. 2005. There is a popping/knocking noise in the right front strut. We have had it into the dealer 5 times for the same noise and they are unable to fix it. We are now trying to use our Lemon Law rights to replace the car. We purchased it in Gerogia. They can't fix the car because is it has a nonconformity that they are not recalling. Also, FYI they have discontinued the manufacturing of both ACURA coupes, RSX & NSX!
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