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Acura TSX Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • beach15beach15 Posts: 1,305
    Correct. 6MT TSX models were in very short supply and demand since the start, and for 2012 you can only get the 6MT with the new Special Edition TSX model. The Special Edition of course is a unique design package for the TSX base, and not available with Tech.

    There will be no base or Tech 6MT cars for 2012.
  • jivarojivaro Posts: 13
    Thanks for the bad news...........I guess I will have to look elsewhere, as Acura will now not meet my needs.
  • Yeah, that Really sucks. You could get the special edition and add the nav yourself. Check the forums, the wiring is all in place.
  • I just found out today that the 2012 tech package is not available with a manual. I have a glacier blue 2009 TSX with a stick and the technology package, planning to buy a new version. The Acura TSX was the best positioned car in the 30K range for a 6 speed manual - a great car and a great stick. The 2009 is virtually identical to the 2012 so I would probably change, but yes, it was disappointing to see that you could only get the stick with the sport package.
  • Hi,

    I'm not a fan of negotiating for a car, but like saving $$ too much. I want a new TSX, so I emailed and got a price for a 2012 TSX w Tech of 28700 plus TTL right off the bat (31,200 OTD).

    Just wondering what should I ask for in exchange??

    Thanks.
  • taxman10taxman10 Posts: 59
    edited November 2011
    Looking at a TSX wagon and dealer is offering 3% over invoice.
    I think this adds up to a 6% overall margin for dealer which seems pretty fat not considering supply /demand.
    I calculate a 7% margin over invoice and I think I see a 3% holdback based on MSRP.
    Can anyone confirm this for me?
    Thanks
  • Sunwind,

    Do you mind sharing where you are and which dealer are you talking to?
    I'm in Boston and the dealers in my area can only do tech sedan for $31.1k + t&tl. Thanks!
  • I'm asking a question below about Holdback..If I'm right about there being 3 points below invoice on a TSX then your price of 28,700 is nearly 2,000 less than what I calculate to be the break even price on this car...I calc break even to be 29740 plus dest of 885 = 30,625 Before TTL...the deal seems too good to be true...I'd ask for a CARFAX and or take the salesman to dinner
  • According to the formula by taxman10, the break-even $ for a TSX wagon with Tech is 32316 (including destination charge).
    That looks a very optimistic goal to shoot for. I am thinking anything below invoice at this moment is a good deal; and to be able to arrive at the midway - 32802 (including destination charge) - is considered a great deal. My 2 cents. Any insights?
  • radar6radar6 Posts: 28
    I am going to be in the market for new car in the next month or so. I got a quote on 2012 Acura TSX with tech for 32,250. plus TTL. I looked at the TSX back just as 2011s were coming out. I was quoted on the average 2000 less than the price i was just quoted. Any one gotten a better price? I know the earth quake had an effect on supply. Seems like dealers are taking advantage of the earth quake. I like the TSX but I'm not willing to pay a premium price for one. Any help would be appreciated.
  • sergeymsergeym Posts: 262
    truecar gave me $31,660
  • zeuspilotzeuspilot Posts: 18
    edited December 2011
    Just bought a 2012 TSX Wagon w/ Tech, black, 32806 + TTL
    Great deal IMO. Wife likes it very much.

    Not quite sure how the tire repair kit will work out to replace a backup tire, anyone has experience?
  • where did you buy your tsx wagon
  • dxxvidxxvi Posts: 12
    edited December 2011
    I was given this quote for a 2012 TSX without the technology package at the end of Nov 2011:

    Sale Price $28,053
    NJ Sales Tax $1,963.71
    Reg (Est only) $407.20
    Tire Tax $7.50
    Doc Fee $259.00

    Total Cost $ 30,690.41

    What do you think of it?
  • dxxvidxxvi Posts: 12
    "Just bought a 2012 TSX Wagon w/ Tech, black, 32806 + TTL"

    which state are you in please? And what does TTL mean? Sorry, I'm very new in this forum.
  • dxxvidxxvi Posts: 12
    Jacqui Perry just sent me an email:

    2012 ACURA TSX Base

    Sale Price $28,555.61
    NJ Sales Tax $1,998.89
    Motor Vehicle Fee $299
    Documentation Fee $189
    NJ Tire tax $7.50

    Total: $31,050
    - $1,000 from us toward your down payment
    = $30,050 (amount to be financed; you can put more monies toward your downpayment if you wish to finance a lesser amount).

    What do you think?
  • Cincinnati, Superior Acura
  • Cincinnati OH.
    TTL = Tax, Title, License
    car purchase price + TTL = OTD (out of door $)
  • That's great deal - below dealer cost
  • dxxvidxxvi Posts: 12
    This is my story of buying that car in NJ in Nov, Dec 2011:

    Acura of Denville gave me the OTD price of $30,7k. I brought that to Precision Acura in Princeton and they gave me $30,050 if I agreed to finance the car. I told that to Acura of Denville and they gave me a new price of $29,883 if I financed the car and the amount of money I paid monthly must be >= $150. DCH Acura said that they could do better with the price of $29,800 and I said I wouldn't buy from them because they were 20 miles further than Acura of Denville. Then they dropped the price to $29,600.

    I read somewhere in some forum on edmunds.com and somebody said that the out the door price for an acura base model was between $29k and $30k depending on the state you live.
  • zeuspilotzeuspilot Posts: 18
    edited December 2011
    I am wondering if u can apply the same strategy on a tsx wagon, and how low it can go...
  • dxxvidxxvi Posts: 12
    could you please try and let us know?
  • LOL

    I believe someone else will give it a shot then.

    As another has said, the supply demand will play a significant role for wagon, since it is scarcely made. I saw only 2 during my hunting for one, while sedan is abundant.
  • beach15beach15 Posts: 1,305
    Never, ever compare OTD pricing. Taxes, tag/registration fees, etc are hugely different between states and even cities (Philadelphia vs. suburbs tax, for instance). Only the actual pre-tax, pre-fee pricing.

    In the case of New Jersey dealers, tax a look at the dealer document fees as well vs. surrounding areas.

    Have you made a deal yet or are you still playing dealer games? What specific TSX are you looking to get, base or Tech and what color? What final realistic number are you trying to be at to stop shopping?
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 3,245
    edited December 2011
    to negotiate with different dealers in a given state, but not the way to compare dealer-to-dealer prices in different states. Sales tax and licensing rates vary a lot.

    That said, the dreaded "doc fee" still needs to be taken into account. Best way to compare prices in different states is OTD less tax & plate. For example, Florida bends everyone over for a doc fee of around $600.
  • dxxvidxxvi Posts: 12
    To people who suggested not to compare the OTD prices:

    I think I don't understand your opinion of not comparing the OTD prices. This is what I think: when I buy a car (or anything), what I want to know is the amount of money I have to spend at the end which is the OTD price in case of cars. The sale price at a dealer might be low but their documentary fee might be high or they are in a special area which requires some weird fee.

    Have you made a deal yet or are you still playing dealer games?: yes, I have. I bought a base model TSX with a gray painting and taupe (I might be wrong here) leather. Actually, I don't care about the color. I told them to give me any color they don't like as long as the car is brand new and has no defect.

    What final realistic number are you trying to be at to stop shopping?: I didn't have an exact number in my mind. When the price went down to $29,600, I thought it was ok.

    By the way, if anybody is going to buy a base model tsx this month in NJ, I think you shouldn't pay more than $26.6k or you'll dream of the dealer laughing at you at night. If somebody gets the OTD price of < $29k in NJ, I'll be the guy seeing the dealer at night :)
  • m6userm6user Posts: 2,966
    edited December 2011
    I think I don't understand your opinion of not comparing the OTD prices. This is what I think: when I buy a car (or anything), what I want to know is the amount of money I have to spend at the end which is the OTD price in case of cars.

    If I said the OTD price on my new TSX was $27k would that give you a nice warm feeling? Well, there is no state sales tax in a couple of states so that would be a few thousand difference right. So what would an OTD price give you. In Chicago area there are big differences in sales tax between Chicago proper and suburbs. So an OTD price from a guy buying a car in Chicago would probabably be over a $1000 more than a guy buying it in the suburbs. If you went with the Chicago guys OTD price but bought in the suburb the dealer would smiling a big smile because he made a grand more off of you than the Chicago dealer did off his client.

    Some states don't even have sales tax......OTD amount would be drastically lower than a car bought in Chicago with 10% tax. The main things that can be controlled by the dealer are the sales price of the car and the dealer or doc fee and in many states the doc fee is limited by law. So why would anyone care about the OTD price in these forums? Then you have to ask how much is your sales tax, how much are plates/title, how much is the doc fee. Then get out your calculator and back everything out to get to the two things that you really need to know in the first place.....the sales price and dealer fee!
  • minghiminghi Posts: 21
    Hi, $26.6k is infact a dream price on a base TSX. Which dealer in NJ would honor that price? Thank you
  • dxxvidxxvi Posts: 12
    If I said the OTD price on my new TSX was $27k would that give you a nice warm feeling?: yes, it would because I'll be glad if you can get a good price :)

    Here, you compare the OTD prices at 2 different dealers with 2 different buyers. The dealer with a lower price in that case might not be a better one for everybody because for each individual buyer, there'll be differences in discounts, taxes ...

    What I did is comparing the OTD prices of different dealers with the SAME buyer.
  • dxxvidxxvi Posts: 12
    It's not $26.6k, but $29.6 which will be honored by DCH Montclair Acura in NJ in this month, I think.
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