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2013 and earlier-Acura TL Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • jmcmannisjmcmannis Posts: 39
    The tech stuff can be overwhelming. I'm a techie too but it will take me some time to get familiar with it all. Even having watched all the videos on the Acura site as well as on myacura. I also downloaded the owners and navigation manuals before I got mine. Last night I spent some time just sitting in the driveway playing with the audio system. I like how for radio you can use the RDS to do category scans (ie scan for top 40 stations). I used that to set my presets.
  • neilmanneilman Posts: 42
    Congrats!! I know the excitement can be hard to contain...I'm still feeling it after 3 weeks. I love the engine growl...feels like a real muscle car. Th red 'pearl' must be awesome...although I have never seen it. All the pearl finishes seem to be really nice.

    By the way...excluding tax, tag, and license, were there any fees on top of the $37,880? Is so, how much? Sounds like you got the best deal possible...congrats again!

    Interesting about the refundable dealer never mentioned that otherwise I would have gotten it too.
  • ChasboyChasboy Posts: 186
    Joe, welcome to the 'no-sleep-the-nite-before-I-pickup-my-dream-car" club!!! I didn't sleep either. That refundable warranty package is the first I've ever heard of that. The only time I ever got one was for my 1984 Audi and no, we never used it! (It cost about $500 at the time).
    I did all of the preparatory reading, and mooning over the info and pix, yet nothing compares to taking that key and getting into YOUR car!! I get excited just knowing I'm going to drive it...anywhere...!
    The pearl colors are all nice, the only 'semi straight' color is the black, tho' I think it may be a pearl also. We love our white one.
    Another thing I love is the transmission. It 'acts like' a manual in many situations, downshifting at times as I would if it were a stick, and staying in a lower gear as I would want at times also.
    Lots of luck! :D
    Good luck
  • cman7cman7 Posts: 18
    I just left a Georgia Acura dealer. They have four 2008 leftovers sitting on the lot. They m that they would have to spre asking $32,500 plus TTL.. I offered 31,000 OTD. They claim that the General Manager is the onlyt person that could approve that. My question to this forum is how much should I offer for this base 08 TL, no navigation ? It is new with 120 miles on the odometer.
  • jmcmannisjmcmannis Posts: 39
    The black is a pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, however I don't see much pearl to it. When I look closely I can see it. I think that's what I liked about the Grigio, the pearl stood out more.
  • jmcmannisjmcmannis Posts: 39
    For the $32,500 they're asking you should be able to get an 09 TL Base. For the 08 I'd try for around $30K.
  • cebtebcebteb Posts: 138
    I did an on-line check of the 2009 TL inventories at the 3 area Acura dealers and compared it to what I found in April on-line. The Boulder dealer has upped inventory from around 37 to 56. The second dealer is at about the same with an inventory of 35. The third dealer has dropped inventory from around 35 to 27.

    Now I'm trying to figure out what that all means as far as demand and potential deals. I'm guessing the Boulder dealer has picked up the TL inventory from the small dealers in the mountain states area in hopes of selling more this summer in a more affluent market. I think the third dealer is either doing a good job on sales or is playing it safe in a down economic market. I did note that the SHAWD models did make up 25 to 40% of inventory at all 3 dealers. I also noted a preponderance of Brown colored TLs in those inventories. I though Blue was the non-seller. Hmmmm!

    Seems like I see a lot of Acura and TL advertising here, but nothing about deals, discounts, rebates, year-end specials. Maybe the latest unemployment figures will get these dealers and Acura to shake loose a bit rather than eat their '09 inventory.
  • tkv_01tkv_01 Posts: 20
    I paid 33K for 08 TL type S on 06/08. You are able to get a 09 as the same price.
  • falcon74falcon74 Posts: 67
    I live in Northern Cal and I am looking at getting a TL w/ tech. Has anyone gotten any good deals in this area? Thanks-
  • nkbuynkbuy Posts: 24
    Hey Falcon74
    I was also in the market looking at the Acura TL+tech. Did you consider reaching out to Steven's Creek Acura or AutoWest Acura of Stevens Creek(if you request your quotes via edmunds, it will reach the people i was negoiating with)? I think you can get the car for 33 to low 33K. I decided against the FWD as i was not comfortable with the seat so looked at the AWD which has better cushioning/seating and loved it. Different story on why i had to pull the plug on the Acura.

  • jfooljfool Posts: 15
    My nephew got the 2008 TL with Nav for $29,423.30 plus TTL in January 2009 in NYC.
  • acurapriceacuraprice Posts: 64
    335i, jet black/saddle brown, premium, sport, nav, steptronic auto trans, sport wheel w paddles, anti theft, comfort access, heated front seats, satellite w 1 yr, HD radio, ipod & usb:

    MSRP: $51,845
    INVOICE: $47,705
    SALES PRICE: $46,500
    That's 10.3% off MSRP and $1,205 behind invoice.
    Not a lease, outright purchase price includes everything but TT&L, can also use 1.9% simple interest financing.

    Car is on the water (in transit from Germany) as we speak. Throwing in floor mats, and it drives out with a complete detail (3 coats of wax) and full tank of gas. What do you think? DEAL OR NO DEAL?
  • pghaltimapghaltima Posts: 19
    sounds like a great deal. I got the exact 535xi for 58000.
  • kingpcgeekkingpcgeek Posts: 989
    think it would be a good question for a BMW thread
  • billyperks2billyperks2 Posts: 378
    Save yourself 10k and the headaches-get the TL.
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,762
    Nothing against BMWs. I've owned a couple (last one was a 330i all loaded up....same color in and out as the one you are interested in).

    I-Drive is nowhere near as sophisticated as the TLs nav, nor is the stereo.

    But, that's not what those cars are all about. I'll be the first to admit that the ride/handling compromise on a BMW 3 is the best in the biz, bar none. Plus, the 335i is fast....matching many muscle cars.

    It is smaller on the inside. A little stark, too.

    The big difference of course is an $8K-$9K price differential over a TL SH-AWD. Yeah, you give up a little speed with the TL, but you gain SH-AWD in the process. In truth, the TL SH-AWD is pretty darn close to the BMW ride/handling.

    Although I liked my BMWs, I always felt they were overpriced for what I got.

    Not a bad choice, though. ~$48K for a relatively compact sedan with funky I-Drive....I don't know. That's almost exactly $10K more than I paid for my last one, built on the same platform, with the exact same options, only difference being the twin turbo motor. Up to you whether it's worth it.

    The better deal would be one without i-drive. I think the comfort access (which nets the same push button start without inserting a fob) was somewhere in the $400 range on the BMW (going by memory). That kind of struck me, too.

    If the name cachet means something to you, you can get a new MB C350 Sport series for much less right now.

    But, if you're liking the BMW, that's a good price for one equipped like that.
  • cebtebcebteb Posts: 138
    I think you posted in the wrong forum/thread.
  • jwboothjwbooth Posts: 27
    cman7 - " just left a Georgia Acura dealer. They have four 2008 leftovers sitting on the lot. They m that they would have to spre asking $32,500 plus TTL.. I offered 31,000 OTD. They claim that the General Manager is the onlyt person that could approve that. My question to this forum is how much should I offer for this base 08 TL, no navigation ? It is new with 120 miles on the odometer."

    They are ripping you off. Horrible price, no question.

    I got an offer a few days ago for an '09 TL with Tech for $33,100 incl destination. Not included - TTL. Also not included - a $55 doc fee. I live in a neighboring state, so will also have to pay $15 for a one way drive ticket, as vehicle will not be registered till I drive it to my state.
    That's it.
    Another dealer offered about $33,500, another $34,095 - both of those price not including same items as above quote.

    The car they're offering you will be 2 years old in another month or 3 when the '10 TL comes out.

    For 7% more than you offered for the '08 which I assume is without tech since you didn't mention it, you can bargain for an '09 with tech - although the OTD will be more than that of course.
  • jwboothjwbooth Posts: 27
    Also, see post #10615 above.
  • jwboothjwbooth Posts: 27
    I was going to go into a neighboring state and purchase my TL on Tuesday 7/7.

    I was sure that was the last day listed for the 2.9% financing.

    Went to Acura's website tonight, and see that I went braindead - the last day was 7/6. 7/7 is the date for whatever new incentives, if any, will be offered. Was planning to finance with the 36 month 2.9%.

    Does anyone know what the new incentives, if any, are for the TL beginning 7/7?
    Financing incentives - 2.9% continuing, I hope?
    Dealer incentives - I believe they had $1,000 during the last 4 months. Continuing? More or less or none?

    Anyone know?
  • jwboothjwbooth Posts: 27
    I was wrong - Marketing (Dealer) Incentives were $2,000.

    Everything seems to be gone as of now - no special financing, no dealer incentives.

    Looks like I really blew it on this one.

    Wouldn't they go back to special financing and dealer incentives shortly, with the '10s coming out soon?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 32,393
    Wait a couple of days... The incentives always disappear at the first of the month, until the new program comes out (which isn't always new).

    Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • jmcmannisjmcmannis Posts: 39
    Don't fret! I thought the same thing as you. I thought the $2000 incentive ended at the end of May but was thrilled to find out it was still in effect. Edmunds didn't end up showing it back up on their site for a couple weeks, but the salesman confirmed it was still in effect. The financing has been going on for several months. That could mean there's a good chance it will be continued this month. It also could mean it will end. Although I would think Acura would continue it to clear out the 09's before the 2010's come in. The incentive has been $1000 for non-tech and $2000 for tech.
  • acurapriceacuraprice Posts: 64
    I bet they go to 1.9% financing to match BMW and keep the $2,000 cash. Ton's of 09"s still sitting around. Rust on those rotors is getting thicker by the day!
  • kingpcgeekkingpcgeek Posts: 989
    According to many here there are no 09's left, which I do not believe.
  • I was in a dealership in Greensboro, NC today and was offered 2.9% for 60 months. :)
  • There are lots of 09's left. What area are you?
  • kingpcgeekkingpcgeek Posts: 989
    I meant here as in these forums, not here as in the area I Iive. ie Many people here (on these forums) say there are no 09's left, but I disagree.
  • robertw477robertw477 Posts: 186
    There are plenty of 09s out there. The dealers always want the upper hand. The car business stinks right now all brands/cars, Even here in South fla which is a huge car market and great luxury car market. There are much better deals on the the TL now over the TSX. I go for the deal,. but Honda Leasing AHFC has been excellent for me to deal with for many years. Hands down they are the best leasing company anywhere.

  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,762
    I think it depends on the geographic region as far as stock levels are concerned. There are plenty around me. But, from what we've seen/heard on the East Coast, the '09s are getting a little scarce.
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