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2013 and earlier-Acura TL Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • hl08809hl08809 Posts: 5
    Mark96 - I did a lot of shopping in NJ too and $33,212 for a carbon bronze with ebony is a good deal - go for it! I couldn't decide between carbon bronze & silver but I'm going with silver. I pick it up tomorrow (Thurssday).
  • billchkbillchk Posts: 1
    you are correct that the car dealers use a different scoring module---they took your credit score and plugged it into an ADP car dealer module----which by the way has a different numerical scoring range than experian--- you are familiar with credit scoring ranging from 350 to 850 , approx--from one of the big three---the the dealer lies to you ant tells you that your adp/experien score is 680 and tells you that is your experien score you feel it is low----but actually it is not so low-----it is a sales gimmick to make you think that if you got up and went to your bank you would get a bad rate also---when this guy told you that the adp score was you experian score he in effect coerced and intimidated you into taking his product-----interfering with your equal oppurtunity to credit is a rights violation under federal law---your seking credit is an entittlement--almost a right--just that there are requirements ---rights no requirements needed-----so---for the purpose of arguement he deprived you of a right, when he misrepresented you ADP/credit score as something other--coercing you to take what he was offering becasue we all know a goo experien score is 780 or above------also----if he upsold you----meaning that to get a lower rate you must buy an extended warranty or something similar added to the purchase---he broke the law--actually an etched in stone federal violation---the rate and credit itself must be based on risk-----

    you have three years to file in the federal court for rights and entittlements violation----
  • bhag117bhag117 Posts: 2
    The lowest internet quote I got from a local dealer (Chicago) is $28,800 (with destination). When I went in to the check the car with a promise of a "good deal" I was told the price was 29,100 and when I insisted I have the 28,800 quote in my email, they said they would honor the old quote for courtesy sake..(apparently the internet rate bumped by 300 the day I went in..very conveniently)...I asked them to work with the old quote and give me their best price, to which they refused and I walked out..the manager said he is aware his price is the lowest which is partly true as I have a couple of other quotes in the same ballpark...

    I have another dealer who asked me to bring in my lowest quote and he wud give me 5% of the discount price after matching the lowest quote..I have no idea what that means but I am assuming he is talking abt 5% off the $2500 cash back....

    Can someone advise what I shud do? Appreciate ur inputs..

  • ktatektate Posts: 7

    For what it's worth, I've been in communication with several N. California Acura dealers for the past few weeks now. The lowest quote I've received was from the Acura of Pleasanton dealership at $29,300. (Base w/o Nav. and before TTL.) But late-last month, they called and left a message indicating they'd go lower–by how much, I don't know.

    I'm still shopping, though. Yesterday, an '07 Type S with 15K miles closed on eBay for $27,100 so I'm being patient and weighing my options. Plus, I'm curious to see what kind of deals the manufacturer will put out on July 1.

    Good luck with your purchase.

    Modesto, CA
  • bhag117bhag117 Posts: 2
    Hey Kevin - Thanks for ur reply. Yes, it would be interesting to see the July special, especially with the 09 coming this fall. But I honesty don't t think its going to change a lot. Also, going by the prices some people have reported here..someone even had 27,500, I am surprised by the quotes we seem to be getting. Maybe it depends a lot on the area...

  • vbn526vbn526 Posts: 6
    When I purchased my car, I based the price on carsdirect & what dealers were offering in Orange County(more dealers, more competition, lower prices). Carsdirect is saying that the San Diego/Temecula price for a TL-S is 32,857 and Orange County's price should be around 32,557. However, if you ask the Orange County dealers to give you a quote directly, the price may be even lower. Then take those prices to your local dealer and ask to either meet or beat the price. You'll save about a grand. Either that or accept the offer you were given if you feel its not worth the hassle.
  • jonnhyujonnhyu Posts: 3

    thanks for the reply. I finally bite the bullet and got the type s in temecula for 33332. San Diego was quoting higher and they are not willing to get lower. their excuses where type s in san diego is rare. i thought it was full of you know what.

    anyway, no regrets and we got the car with 3miles on it and the whole process was pretty smoth. san diego dealers was a bunch of stuck up "you need my car, I don't need your business son of a crap.

    I am happy w/ the dealing in temecula and probably will go with them again in the future.
  • vbn526vbn526 Posts: 6
    I'm glad to hear you settled. It really depends on the sales men's mood when it comes to them selling a car & their personal bias. Some are easy to deal with and others are a pain in the behind! As for me, Escondido took my lowest quote from OC but Temecula refused. In the end, we all ended up with the car. Congrats & enjoy the ridee :)
  • rtongrtong Posts: 4
    Hope this helps everyone! I purchased a TL-S in Blue Pearl at McDavid Acura today for $34,594 plus ttl with the .9% financing.

    Don't go to Goodson Acura. They claim to have a "LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE - What does that mean to you? If you have a legitimate price from another Acura dealer in Texas we will beat it by $500. No gimmicks or tricks, just $500 lower price than the other Acura dealer. Period!" It was an absolutely LIE. They said they would make it worth our effort to come in, we came in with a legitimate offer and they gave us an even worse offer. We came in with an offer in writing for $37k drive out and they offered us $37.5 drive out. They thought we were idoits and tried to convince us that DRIVE OUT price does not include destination and other fees. They were not only dishonest but the attitude was horrible. It was like our business wasn't good enough for them.

    Mac Churchill was bad too. Their internet sales guy replies with rude snide remarks.

    Good luck everyone!
  • I am trying to negotiate price for 2008 TL w/ Nav. I have to say that the Acura dealers/salespersons have some attitude problems. Our other car is a LandRover LR3 and those guys were much, much more friendlier and nice to talk to (we bought in 2005) and were genuinely interested in our business.
    The sunnyvale Acura internet guy doesn't even bother to call for follow up - we went to dealership on friday, he wasn't there.. met somebody else who said that he would call.. it's monday. Same with Anderson Acura:: no replies to emails etc.
    AutoWest Acura salesman seems to be more content making snide remarks and putting down Ford then to actually sell his vehicle..
    Is the car worth all the hassle ?? Considering the current automotive market, one would assume that they would be tad friendlier..
    Can somebody recommend a decent dealer in NorCal ?
  • acura7acura7 Posts: 9
    What would be the best price OTD (out the door) with all fees and sales tax for a 2008 TL-S in South Florida???
  • zach10zach10 Posts: 6
    I got Acura TL w/Navi OTD $32,683 in Maryland (6% tax) early June.
  • I have been wondering the same. I have had one response from Steven's creek Acura dealer (<less than 29k) but after reading the reviews about bay area acura dealers at other websites, I am debating whether it is worth looking for a TL or some other car. It may not be worth the hassle.

    Most of the reviews that i have read mentioned that none of these car salesmen are present or just don't show up. I spoke to couple of friends and they seem to complain quite a bit about poor service after the sale.
  • wyngatorwyngator Posts: 29
    That is a very good deal. I have recieved prices from two Acura Dealerships here in Central Florida. The best price I have recieved is a 2008 TL with Navigation for $ 31,450 that does not include taxes, tag and title. But, they did offer free oil changes and tire rotations for 3 years or 36,000 miles. They seem very nice at both dealerships. Unfortuantely, this one is a bit further to drive to (extra 20 miles) but the best the other could offer me was $ 32,598 with no free services thrown into the deal.

    Since I liked both dealerships equally ..... I am going to the one who offered me the better price. It is over a $1200 savings when you figure difference in car price alone (I'm included additional taxes I'd have to pay).

    I am in Orlando Florida and we only have two Acura dealerships that I know of ....

    ...Laurie :shades:
  • Zach10, can you please email me the sales person's name and the details? I'm in Olney. What's the price of the car and were there any additional fees?

    Thanks much.
  • jtsaint72jtsaint72 Posts: 9
    You may want to do some research into "Fair Isaacs Scoring" There are multiple factors that can determine a score. If you ran your credit at a Century 21, an Acura dealer, and Best Buy with Experian you'd probably have 3 different scores. See cars and TV's move and are harder to repo plus they depriciate so there is a greater risk to the lender. Houses don't move and appreciate. That means less risk. There's a pretty good chance nobody got their rights violated on that transaction and it certianly wasn't a gimick and I'm pretty confident the dealer didn't lie in this case. Just because there's a salesman involved does not mean that a buyer is automatically getting hussled. Most car loans now a days are simple interest loans with no pre payment penalty so if you can secure a better loan from your bank or credit union, go for it!
  • malibu0212malibu0212 Posts: 16
    Just bought a silver TL base for $30600 OTD. The price+destination is $28560, the rest is TTL + misc.

    I am extremely happy with today's experience - no haggling at all, takes a few minutes for the salesman to give me the itemnized prices, then 10 minutes for the paperwork. The salesman said he'll delivered it on Monday since there are a few things to be done.

    B4 I went to the Champion's, I asked the quote of 2008 Lexus ES350 at Clear Lake Lexus. I mentioned that people getting around 34k OTD, the salesman said it is impossible for them to offer the price... The invoice for the all the entry level luxuries are similar, how come Lexus dealers are so hard to deal with?
  • siusidesiuside Posts: 6
    Paid $32587 OTD for a TL with Navi today from Courtesy Acura in Littleton,CO. Did take some haggling but i expected it. Great salesperson, and overall not too bad an experience. F&I paperwork was smooth and the guy threw a positive surprise too!

    They also promised $1100 in coupons towards services and maintenance(coupons do not expire and sent in mail). i am not sure if this is being offered across the country and if it is really a good offer from the dealership.
  • wyngatorwyngator Posts: 29
    This might be a silly question, but when one says OTD (out the door) does that include sales tax along with the other fees? I had a dealership give me a price of
    $ 31,450 for the TL plus Navi. But, the tax on that alone comes to $ 1950 so right there I am over $ 33,000. That is not even including tag, title and other fees which amount to another $ 800.

    ...Laurie :shades:
  • sfgman63sfgman63 Posts: 3
    I bought a TL TypeS back in February from Hopkins Acura in Redwood City for $33,200 (included dest. fee). The internet sales guy at Stevens Creek was a joke. I emailed them 3 times and they never responded. The internet guy at Sunnyvale was pretty cool but he wouldn't go lower than Hopkins and this was true for Los Gatos Acura too.

    If you're still in the market for a TL talk to the guys at Hopkins. Plus, they take you on a cool test drive up in hills off of Farm Hill and 280.
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