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Acura TSX Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • 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: 3,206
    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: 2,896
    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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