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Acura TSX Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • chucko3chucko3 Posts: 793
    I test drove the TSX. Its acceleration is not as good as the Accord-V6 when the AC is on. But I do like its interior and some of the features.
  • mt56mt56 Posts: 15
    I'm in the market for an 05 TSX within the next 2 weeks. The only dealership that is willing to correspond through e-mail with me is Sterling Acura of Austin, and the internet manager won't budge on his $26,500 price quote on a black auto, non-navigation. What can I do to make him go down? He says that the last TSX he sold was at sticker price, and last month, they were on a waiting list for TSXs, so there is no reason to sell them at or near invoice. Help! I don't want to get taken advantage of.

    Hook 'em horns!
  • weno2weno2 Posts: 38
    Why bother w/buying the car there? You're only eighty miles from SA, and a tolerable drive to Houston and DFW.

    When I lived in SA, I flew to Houston to test drive an Acura (1986 - wasn't a dealership in SA), bought an Integra, and drove it back home.

    If you can get a savings of - at least - $500, elsewhere, pay the cost of the flight and buy the car elsewhere.
  • laineylainey Posts: 62
    Sticker! Yeah right. He's just trying to play hardball. He knows Austin is a small market. They gave me that price a month ago. Just email the four DFW dealerships and the four in Houston, 1 in Beaumont, 1other in Austin. Show him what quotes you are offered and tell him to beat it or lose the sale. They DFW dealers quote around invoice and so are others in other cities. I've had no problems getting quotes via internet. Try John Eagle in Houston. They seemed to be pretty responsive and reasonable. More competition, more willing to flex. Either go through the Edmunds site to make the request, or go to each of the individual dealership sites. Let him know you are shopping a large area and willing to travel to the best deal. If he still doesn't want to bend, even with the '06's a little over a month away, then make the drive to Houston or San Antonio, or even an $85 1 hour flight to DFW, might be worth it to save a thousand or more dollars. All of the dealerships are about 20 minutes max from the airport.
  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,881
    Pick up a phone... or, get in your car...

    Anything you encounter that is icky, will come off in the shower.. ;)

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • mt56mt56 Posts: 15
    What price should I aim for? I've been reading on this forum, and $25,300 - $25,600 is what I've heard. Can I get it lower since the 2006 models are coming out soon??
  • mt56mt56 Posts: 15
    "Even if you were able to find someone selling TSX's at invoice, with the first set of $900 tires that you got for free from us, you would already be getting the same deal. After that each free set of tires would only increase your savings."

    That's what the guy at Sterling Acura of Austin told me. I don't know anything about tires, but do they really cost that much??? Sounds like bs.

    Help me here!
  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,881
    Forget about "free tires"... The chances of you meeting all of the requirements of the program, then actually wanting to replace just one or two tires at a time, make it really worth nothing....

    Concentrate on the price of the car...

    regards,
    kyfdx

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    Ask the service manager how many TSX owners have gotten $900 worth of tires free. If he's honest he'll tell you - zero.

    With an attitude like that I'm not sure you'd even want to have your car serviced there.
  • delmar1delmar1 Posts: 744
    Yes...agreed...avoid the gimmicks and attempts by the dealers to cloud the deals.

    Also...you just have to wonder what would happen if you didn't rotate the tires as they expected, didn't get alignments, have road hazards (bet they won't cover that), etc.

    Get a good price and don't fall for the gimmicks.
  • manavimanavi Posts: 150
    We live in Pflugerville and we dealt with both of the Austin Acura dealerships when we were TSX shopping.

    I can give you the scoop:

    To qualify for the "free tires" from Sterling Acura, you have to allow them to do every recommended maintenance item at their dealership. That's going to include their ??,000-mile maintenance services that are $200+ dollars each and are usually no more than an oil change, tire rotation, and brake check. Miss just one of those and you will not qualify for any free tires. (BTW, oil changes at Sterling are a reasonable $29.95.)

    Sterling also offers free car washes for life to everyone that buys a car from them. We ended up buying our TSX from a dealer in Houston, but Sterling agreed to free car washes for us anyways in exchange for letting them put their dealership license plate frames on our car. So, no matter where you get your Acura, take it to Sterling and let them put their own license plate frames in exchange for free car washes. The car washes usually take about 30 minutes and are about equivalent to what you would get driving through one of those automatic car washes. But, they have a nice waiting area inside.

    Finally, Sterling was the least willing to deal of all the Acura dealers upon first contact. But, in the end they were willing to match any dealer's price in the state of Texas, which was invoice price. The only reason we didn't end up buying from them was because we (read: "I") wanted a specific car and it was only in Houston: a red on black 6-speed.

    Good luck with your shopping. If you are not looking for a particular transmission/color combination, you should be able to get a TSX for invoice. Even in the Austin area. ;)
  • ajhun9ajhun9 Posts: 5
    Calimack,

    could you please post the price john eagle quoted before tt&l and what was included? i was just quoted $26.3k before ttl for a non-nav automatic. talked to avery.

    Thanks.
  • ronsteveronsteve Posts: 435
    Talked to a dealer in Raleigh about a new TSX 6-speed, non-Navi... he quoted me $26598 (after his doc fee, but before TTL). Catch is he'd have to source the car from somewhere else (has no 6-speeds in stock), and he figured that into the quote.

    My local Acura dealer here in Wilmington has the car (even the right color!) in stock and did give me a test drive, and threw a nice number at my trade ('02 Accord V6 coupe), so I'll damn well give him a chance first... if I could just pull the trigger. Damn long-term fiscal responsibility!
  • mt56mt56 Posts: 15
    i was also quoted $26,300 from john eagle for a/t, non-navigation.
  • On 8/5/05 I bought a TSX w/Navi Black/Ebony for $27,395.00 at Criswell Acura in Annapolis. That price includes the destination charge and installed wheel locks and mud flaps (they come with the car at Criswell). It does not include anything else, such as taxes, plates, etc. I hope this information helps.
  • ajhun9ajhun9 Posts: 5
    mt56, any luck with others in the houston or surrounding areas? sterling mccall came in at $26.7k today. i was surprised by sterling since they bid very aggressively on lexuses.

    gillman never called me back and champion said they'd call back tomorrow. i didn't push john eagle to get lower, but may do that in the next day or two. thanks and good luck.
  • mt56mt56 Posts: 15
    I'll give you all the quotes I have for an automatic, non-nav.

    John Eagle - $26,300
    Sterling McCall of Houston - $26,495
    Champion Gulf Freeway - I told them David McDavid of Austin quoted me $25,700, and the guy said he can match it, but not beat it...it was hard to contact them
    Gillman never called back either.

    Sterling Acura of Austin - $26,250
    David McDavid of Austin - $25,700

    Gunn of San Antonio - $26,399 (they are a non-negotiable dealer)

    Goodson in Irving - $26,072
    David McDavid of Plano - $26,086
    Mac Churchill of Fort Worht - $25,900
    Vandergriff of Arlington - $25,800

    I bought my TSX today...$25,700 from David McDavid in Austin...probably could have gotten a little lower, but they were not budging. Oh well...it was the lowest quote I got in Texas, so I took it.

    Good luck!!
  • manavimanavi Posts: 150
    That's a fair price. Now don't forget to go get your Sterling Acura license plate frames. :D
  • ajhun9ajhun9 Posts: 5
    thanks for the info! enjoy your new car. i'll have to do a bit more legwork since the car is actually for my brother in baton rouge. little to no competition there, so he'll probably come to texas to do the deal. thanks again.
  • kap2406kap2406 Posts: 6
    Bought my TSX today. Meteor blue, auto, non-navi.Paid 28,500.00 out the door. Got it from Acura of Seattle. Took a whole day. Started at Lynwood, tried to get it for 28000 out the door, but 28,500 was there lowest. Seattle would do the same thing. Did not go Bellevau, went to Fife instead. They would not go below 29,500. So I went back to Seattle. got it from them, however I got "limited" protection package - they took trunk tray out :P . It was pain in the butt to drive back on the highway - almost 90 miles at speeds between 50-60 :sick: But finally, made home. So far I am a very satisfied customer. :D
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