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Acura TSX Prices Paid and Buying Experience

tturedraidertturedraider Posts: 159
Please tell us about your Acura TSX deal.
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  • jthokiejthokie Posts: 2
    I paid 26,250 for a 6-speed manual TSX sans navigation system. That included wheel locks, splash guards, and delivering the car with the color preference I wanted from another dealership 5 hours away. They financed at 3.9%.
  • nicdmxnicdmx Posts: 35
    jthokie...was that with our without the destination charge? Also..."sans navigation" means w/out naviagtion correct??

    Thanks!
  • caminacamina Posts: 31
    After test driving a TSX the dealer was telling me they are not discounting the car....at least not right now. Is this the case everywhere ?
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi camina. I spoke with the manager of an Acura dealership whom I am friends with last week and asked him about the market for the TSX. According to what my friend told me, dealers in my area are not really discounting the new TSX at all. If they really have to they may throw in a couple of minor freebees, but they are sticking really close to full MSRP at this time. I am sure that this will eventually change as supply catches up with demand and the TSX is not the hot new product on the block. At one time dealers weren't discounting the Acura TL at all and now they are blowing them out at invoice. If you want what's hot and new you will have to pay a little more for this car, but if you can wait discounts are inevitable.

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  • gearhead10gearhead10 Posts: 84
    When I test drove the TSX the salesguy also said they were going for MSRP except for a red MT they had on the lot for 2 weeks. He said he might be able to sell it for less. Evidently it was one of the first batch the dealership had gotten in the first weekend the car was out and the ONLY MT they had gotten. They had since gotten only AT's and had no trouble selling them at MSRP. So if you're in the market for a manual that's not one of the most popular colors (silver, gray or black) you might be able to get a discount.
    Also seems that the AT's are way more in demand than the MT's.
  • aqphamaqpham Posts: 11
    The dealer I went to is also aiming for MSRP. The salesperson even added that they are taking orders right now for July delivery. I guess they are selling them like hot cakes. Hopefully I will be able to get invoice price later on this year or early next year.

    aqpham
  • Especially relative to the Audi 1.8 Quattro.... I wonder what kind of deal you could do there, especially a lease comparison.

    Also, how much more the is the TL if the TSX is at MSRP.

    P.S. I rather liked the look of it. Clear rip off of BMW/Audi styling as in the new accord interior (have these Honda people had an original idea in their lives - thank God they make great cars), but I am fan of the 3-series so it seemed rather nice to me.
  • midnightcowboymidnightcowboy Posts: 1,978
    Actually you can buy a TL for less. A TL without NAV is now going for $24,500 and a simlar TSX is $26,990 (with $500) shipping.
  • matt00matt00 Posts: 32
    Can you tell me how I can purchase a TL for $24,500? The best deal I got was $26,500?
    Thanks,
  • gearhead10gearhead10 Posts: 84
    One could probably get a comparably equipped A4 1.8T frontrack for around $27500. Would be a very close comparison. Both very nice cars with good handling that could use more power IMO.

    A TL? It's larger but slower and doesn't handle as well as a TSX with MT. Bland styling too.
  • midnightcowboymidnightcowboy Posts: 1,978
    A friend who is a wheeler dealer, went to Don Carlton Acura Tulsa toward the end of the month and paid $24,500 for a TL on the lot and the Tulsa Acura dealership is not that large, but their are only two in the state of Oklahoma.

    I have not checked the prices in Houston, but I would expect similar saving. Especially since the current TL will be replaced in September.
  • I am not arguing that TL is a better car. My point is that it is supposed to be a move up within the brand.

    Personally I like a BMW 3-series over a 5-Series. But if 3-series was more expensive than a similarly powered, comparably equipped 5-series, it would seem strange.

    So I question the value proposition, not which is a better car. Clearly the TSX is overpriced or the TL is underpriced. Or both... Doesn't matter, just intriguing...

    Your comparison of a TSX manual and a TL automatic and prefering the styling, handling and power of the TSX points to why you would have this kind of inverse pricing.

    Personally, I'd go TSX automatic myself...

    Just'd feel bad the TL was cheaper....
  • gearhead10gearhead10 Posts: 84
    Yeah, I guess Acura didn't have to think too hard to justify raising the price of the forthcoming generation of the TL.

    I think the TSX may be considered overpriced only because dealers aren't moving off of MSRP to sell. And if one really needs the room, the current TL is a bargain (if you don't mind having an "old" car in a few months).

    If TSX's start being discounted, Acura could sell way more than 15,000 of them. I seriously considered going for one, until I drove an A4 quattro. The 3-series is very nice as well with unbeatable driving dynamics but then one has to justify the extra $5-6K+ over a comparably equipped TSX.

    And if one just HAD to have more power, the TSX is a Honda and we'll soon be tripping over tuner upgrades to get more power out of the K24.
  • uncledaviduncledavid Posts: 548
    I doubt dealers will be discounting the TSX much, until Honda starts bring more of them over here. Its not going to be hard for them to move 15,000, so there is going to be little incentive to discount.
  • himilerhimiler Posts: 1,209
    In Syracuse, the Acura dealer has 3 ATs (none sold so far), and just received the first MT that wasn't spoken for already (after selling 3 MTs off pre-release deposits). Honestly, it's a bit of a dog with the AT, but the tranny is very smooth.
  • a manual transmission would be insanity...
  • dudkadudka Posts: 451
    I used to live in NYC and drove manual for years. no biggie, of course you can not talk on the cell phone, drink coffee, and do other inappropriate things behind the wheel. But having manual in traffic is not as bad as people make it to be. I used to keep it in 1st or second and just play with the trottle, rather than switching between brake and gas.
    as far as street parking, after my car was broken in once, i started garaging, it is well worth the peace of mind to know your car will be there the way you left it last night.
  • midnightcowboymidnightcowboy Posts: 1,978
    San Francisco
  • mazda6smazda6s Posts: 1,901
    A manual is OK in SF, you just have to get a Subie with the hill-holder feature. Of course, Subies are popular in SF for other reasons (not that there's anything wrong with that). :)
  • gearhead10gearhead10 Posts: 84
    Hill-holder feature would be absolutely necessary.

    I would agree with himiler also. Alright, what are the other reasons Subies are popular in SF? Guess I'm a little thick 'cause I can't figure it out. :D
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,810
    This may get me in trouble, but Foresters are supposedly associated with one segment of the alternative lifestyle populace due to Martina Navritilova's use as a spokesperson. My SIS refused to even look at one due to that connotation.

    Now Automobile Magazine said the Element would replace the Forester in that market audience but everyone I see is driven by traditional couples.
  • rroyce10rroyce10 Posts: 9,359
    ..... I never heard that one before .l.o.l.

           Gheez, they are so popular .. hmmmm.

                      Terry.
  • gearhead10gearhead10 Posts: 84
    I must sure miss a lot by living in SoCal! I'll never look at one the same again!

    Thought it might have had something to do with the popular WRX that a couple of my friends have, LOL! The Element--I'd be surprised if any population segment wanted to be associated with that!

    "I guess I didn't know!" --T.C.M.
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,810
    Maybe it's a New England thing. But once I heard that maybe I started noticing the number of rainbow decals on the rear windows. Personally it doesn't bother me and it wouldn't stop me from buying one - the Forester's looks do that that!!

    On Topic - anybody get a discount off the tSX MSRP yet??
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,452
    Local dealer that I am on the internet mailing list for is listing TSXs for 25,990, so 1G off MSRP. No distinction between manual and auto, so it should be the price for any non-Nav car in stock. I believe the last ad in the paper said 41 "available", not sure how many in stock vs. known allocation.

    Of course, they also will sell an Accord EX 4AT for about $20,500, so if you want the AT, is the Acura badge and extra features worth $5,500?

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (daughter stole that one), and 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again)

  • gearhead10gearhead10 Posts: 84
    Okay, back on topic, $25990?! When I drove one four weeks ago the salesguy had a red MT on the lot from the first batch he got in. Said it was sitting in the showroom for most of the two weeks they had it and that he could probably get it discounted if I was interested. Didn't say how much though.

    No discounts on the AT's--they had no problems selling them. This one had the beige interior with fake wood which I don't particularly like--I have a 7 year old and it's hard to keep clean!
  • mazda6smazda6s Posts: 1,901
    Don't forget you get a better warranty with the TSX, and they all have leather and 40 more HP.
  • 3449gabi3449gabi Posts: 5
    robr2 Tell your sister that I wouldn't be like to be associated with her suburban style, and her gas guzzler Mini Van/SUV neither. I guess we are even.
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,810
    It's my sister-in-law and I shall. As for your comment, she's an up-scale urban dweller who was looking for a replacement for her 300M. You're entitled to your opinion and she's entitled to hers and I don't agree with either one of you at this point.

    Personally, I find it hard to believe that someone would have an issue with a car due to a supposed connotation. I meant no offense to anyone - I was just sharing. Now having an issue with the Forester because it's ugly - that's another story!! :-)

    Peace.
  • gearhead10gearhead10 Posts: 84
    Hey, didn't mean to cause a disagreement by asking about the Forester. There are lots of people that have issues with different cars due to supposed cannotations and it's not cool. But I would agree that a lot of people would have an issue with the Forester and more so with the Element based on their looks alone!
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