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Acura RSX Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • inline4inline4 Posts: 2
    I thought as far as cars go (no SUV's-"MDX") the RSX/Integra as always been Acura's second best seller (good times and bad). That would put it above the RL and TSX, but behind the TL.
    Please correct me if I am wrong.
    20K is not bad for a 4 cylinder hatch based priced above 20K. 24 fully loaded with leather and what not but no auto avail.
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,696
    yup, Integra has traditionally been a stalwart in Acura's line-up. However, it was outsold last year by the TSX and I bet will be outsold this year by the RL. And you can't ignore the MDX, much as I would like to, because it is one of Acura's best sellers now, led (of course) by the TL.

    The Integra is a great little car for what it is, but unfortunately it does not fit the Acura line-up all that well any more, and it is in a segment that continues to slow down year after year in sales. And while I would day "pshaw!" to 15-20K sales per year, and continue a great car model, it is looking increasingly likely that Honda will not, and this RSX will be the last Integra in the U.S. (unless they start to sell it in the U.S. as the Honda Integra after MY '07).

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  • Id just bought a Base automatic transmission 05 RSX for $20,899 and somethings been bugging me alot lately. When I bought the car, my dad went with me to choose the car. I really wanted a standard but he didnt allow me to get it cause he said that I'm not a good standard driver when he havent even seen me drove one before. Thats not the point, the point is that I'm the one paying for the monthly payment and my mom is the one paying for the insurance and hes paying nothing. I mean, c'mon, whats the point of getting a sport coupe car when its not a standard? ya know. Right now, I'm planning on to save up some money and trade it in for a 05 black TYPE S, that is, if I can sell the car for $21K, that would be impossible. Does anyone know how I could sell it or know how much it would cost to trade it in? thanks.
  • bragotbragot Posts: 3

    How long did you have to work to get a price that great? The invoice + destination states that it will be $22,149 for the car. Was there a special ongoing when you got this rate? The rates in Tustin Acura were $23154 for the car alone.

  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,696
    The thing about selling your car used now is that it is worth a good $1000 less than the cheapest price someone could get a new one for. And don't trade it in, dealers don't want trades like that (well, they want them but they won't pay even close to what you want) and you will get a lot more money for it selling it privately.

    Think about it, knowing that you got your brand new shiny car for $20,9, would you pay someone else $21,0 for their used one?

    Try it out for a while, if you still hate it try to grit your teeth for as long as you can before you sell. You will almost certainly take a loss in the first year, whether it be some of your down payment if you made one, or being upside down in your loan if you did not.

    2016 Camry hybrid, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (keeping the stick alive)

  • angelus1angelus1 Posts: 23
    I am looking to buy a new '05 RSX type S in houston, tx, I want to buy new. I am wondering what people in houston or in texas in general are paying for their RSX. I want to pay a OTD price of $22-23k. I would greatly appreciate any tips, suggestions or comments on the dealer in Houston. This will be my first new car and I really want a good deal. I'll put down either $4k or 8k depending if my parents help with the down payment. Thank you!
  • buksibuksi Posts: 4
    ...base model 5 sp w/Leather + mud guards and wheel locks in Magnesium ( I wanted blue but there wasn't one available in the whole state) for $21793 OTD. I feel the price is good, but my trade-in was dismal. I was hoping for a grand more but then again it's a Suzuki :mad: Anyway, I'm picking it up tomorrow and I'm expecting to have buyer's remorse for about ten seconds...
  • angelus1angelus1 Posts: 23
    $21793 OTD was your price after you traded in a suzuki?
  • buksibuksi Posts: 4
    No, I meant the total price of the vehicle with tax, title, registration and fees.

    Here is the transaction:

    Total price w/options: 22,208
    Discount: 1470
    Trade-in allowance: 3,500 (No balance left on car)
    Tax: 862
    Transfer plate: 65
    Doc fee: 129
    Total contract price: 18,293

    I also put 5,000 cash down so I'm financing 13,293. A little more than I was shooting for, but not bad.
  • angelus1angelus1 Posts: 23
    see I am looking to put down $4k and finance the rest over 5 years, I know thats long but I want my first new car to be a good one. Plus, I really do not like the new civics.

    By the way what state did you buy your car in and also what month?
  • Well, there wasnt any special deal going on. Me and my dad just walk in there and checked out the car and said, "19.5" and we'll take it. The sale guy pretended to walk in his manager office to ask him about it (laughing outside) then he came out and said, "I cant, but why dont you give me ur number and ill call u back". A few days later, he gave us a call and said he would sell it for $21k, then we were like nah...lower, then he offered us $20.8K so we were like yeah... we couldve dropped the price lower but we were in a rush so yeah.
  • buksibuksi Posts: 4
    Massachusetts, and end of July.
    I'm financing over 60 months as well, but these plans are flexible. Originally I wanted to finance over 48 months but the 60 gives you more flexibility. You can always pay it off early (which I'm planning to do) and the extra money will be applied to the principal. The rates are also the same here for both terms.
    As far as your "first car to be a good one" you can't do much better than the RSX. First, I was looking at the Mazda3 but a few people talked me out of it. Less reliable, low resale value, and I had already dealt with that with the Suzuki.
    I also didn't want to be one of the millions of Civics out there. With the RSX you get the Civic in a much more appealing package.
  • chucko3chucko3 Posts: 793
    Which dealer in Mass did you buy it from? Is it an AT?
  • buksibuksi Posts: 4
    Acura of Peabody. (I live in Salem, that was the closest dealership) And no, it's a 5sp, I wouldn't drive anything else! :shades:
  • angelus1angelus1 Posts: 23
    "Well, there wasnt any special deal going on. Me and my dad just walk in there and checked out the car and said, "19.5" and we'll take it. The sale guy pretended to walk in his manager office to ask him about it (laughing outside) then he came out and said, "I cant, but why dont you give me ur number and ill call u back". A few days later, he gave us a call and said he would sell it for $21k, then we were like nah...lower, then he offered us $20.8K so we were like yeah... we couldve dropped the price lower but we were in a rush so yeah."

    You got a type s for $20k? What state was that in and also what time of the year did you buy it?
  • kozmokozmo Posts: 6
    I think that's a great price.

    I JUST paid $14,997 for a pre-owned certified with 20k miles on it - they threw in bumper to bumper for 3 years, free oil changes for a year, beat my credit union's interest rate by 1.5% and gave me a full tank of gas..Thanks Big Valley Dodge (Van Nuys Blvd, Ca) :shades: :shades:
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,696
    how does"certified" work if you don't buy it from an Acura dealer? Will the Dodge dealer make all repairs under the certified warranty?

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  • hess3hess3 Posts: 1
    I just paid $20,296 (includes destination) for a 2005 Base model RSX with manual transmission, leather interior, trunk tray, splash guards, and wheel locks. KBB says the price range at this time of year starts around $20,500, so I think i did pretty well. Wondering what others think?
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,696
    Nice deal! :-)

    Sweet. Hope you enjoy the car as much as I do.

    2016 Camry hybrid, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (keeping the stick alive)

  • kozmokozmo Posts: 6
    trunk tray, splash guards, and leather? Not Bad..I'd be happy about that one.

    I love my car....I took it to my local acura dealer cause my 2002 I just bought is still under warranty- they changed the front breaks for $220 and spun the rotors. I also had to replace a broken hatchback cover hinge, buy a plastic gas door opener latch by the driver seat (the one you pull up to open the gas door) and matts. The dealer I bought the car from paid for those items (close to $200) so I figured I about broke even (I got the deep pile rug mats).
    I realized the purchasing the car from Big Valley Dodge certified simply means that they did a 130 spot check (which I'm not convinced was that great due to the fact that it needed new front breaks - unless Acura Santa Monica pulled a fast one) but no, they won't be doing the repairs...I'll be bringing it to Santa Monica Acura. Oh yeah, the passenger side door doesn't respond to the keyless, inside, or door handle to lock or open..I have to manually unlock from inside, or outside with key and to open the door I have to open from outside only...until SM acura fixes it..which is still under warranty.

    Overall - I need a better sound system cause I'm an audiophile, which I had more horsepower but this little car is by far the nicest car I've ever owned. My new addiction is to race on the freeways here in LA at night and I go out for 2 to 4 hours drives through the canyon's that last until somtimes's fun to get your ya-ya's out with this car...just need to get an aftermarket sound system installed.
  • I was just quoted 21,900 for the new RSX with leather, automatic...(not S-type) I have done no negotiations yet., so tell me how does this price sound as a starting place to negotiate down....and what is a good price for this car. I am located in Philadelphia/NJ area....What do you think.
  • ctk4949ctk4949 Posts: 10
    My Bro just got a 2006 Acura RSX Black on Black Auto with Leather for $23,500 TTL, my mom also got a 2005 Acura TSX Meteor Silver without navi for $27,600 TTL...what you guys think??
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi everyone. Please use the following discussion to post any questions that you have about leasing an Acura RSX. Thanks.

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  • bedibedi Posts: 6
    Acura currently has an incentive for leasing a 2005 RSX Manual w. cloth for $199/mo ...
    has anyone analyzed the value of this offer, if you have please share you considerations.
  • Hi bedi. Acura's current lease program on the 2005 RSX is a pretty good deal. Not only are the residual values for Acuras usually fairly strong, but it is using a special lease money factor of .00040 to calculate the interest portion of this car's payment. This is equivalent to an interest rate of slightly under one percent. If you decide that you want this car, make sure to negotiate its selling price. The selling prices of leased vehicles are negotiable, just as if you were paying cash for or financing them. The selling prices that are used to arrive at manufacturers' advertised lease payments can usually be beaten by consumers who shop around. Acura's current lease program for the RSX is only scheduled to run through September 6th. I have not seen what its new September program will be like, but should be able to give you an idea if you want to check back with me at the end of the week.

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  • bedibedi Posts: 6
    Greeting Car_Man,

    Interest rate slightly under one percent - good - very good.

    Negotiate the selling price - OK.
    However, I have found only one car.
    When the monthly rate is set, $199/mo,
    the capitalized cost is given as 18,201, and
    the purchase at lease end is 11,4664.75 -
    what is their relationship to the selling price -
    are any of them fixed by the selling price?

    Sept 6th is last day of the current offer.

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 48,737
    The capititalized cost is the selling price.. Or, more accurately, it is the selling price, plus any additional costs not paid upfront, minus any downpayment. That is the number that is negotiable, and that will affect your payment.

    The residual is a percentage of the MSRP, and is fixed by the leasing financial institution. It only varies by term and mileage of the lease.

    The monthly rate is never "set". That is just their advertised deal.. It will vary according to the selling price that you negotiate. The lower the selling price you negotiate, the lower the payment.

    Hope that helps,
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  • bedibedi Posts: 6
    Thank you, that's good info.
    Please map it to the following figures given in the offer:
    199/mo for 36 mos.
    2,493 total due at lease signing
    1,499 capitalized cost reduction
    18201.47 actual net capitalized cost
    7,164 total monthly payment -36 mos
    11,464.75 purchase at least end

  • Hey bedi. I hate to say this, but it looks as though you have to renegotiate your deal if you didn't get your car yet because Acura's September program is completely different than its August program. Acura replaced the special lease money factor that it was providing on the 2005 RSX with $500 dealer cash. If you want to lease this car through AHFC in September you will have to use its standard lease program and hopefully negotiate a cap cost that is $500 lower. It did introduce lease support on the 2006 RSX. Let me know if you want informaiton on this new program.

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  • i leased my 2005 acura rxs back in may. i put exactly 2500 down and i am paying $256/month but i have leather and automatic. my lease is 12k per year for 3 years. at the end of the lease i can buy it for 12 something. i live in the tampa area. i just wanted to let everyone know about my deal, i think i got a good one. the original cost was like 246/month but it was about 10$ to add me to the lease (its in my grandmothers name) and i thought that was a good idea to get me some credit. its a real good car so far.
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