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2013 and earlier-Acura TL Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • Thought I would ask one more time about pricing on a base TL. Looking for a 2012 base model in either the Southern Louisiana area or the tri state area of Southern Ohio, Sothern Indiana, and Northern Kentucky as spend considerable time at both locations....Any help or insight would be appreciated.
  • Hi - can someone tell me what is the fair price to pay in the Midwest for a new 2012 Acura TL w/ Tech package? The dealership is asking for $40,220. I just know it should be lower but not sure how much lower. Thanks
  • Hi. I just bought a 2012 TL Tech Package (non SH-AWD) yesterday at a dealership here in Florida. MSRP was the same as the car you are looking at. They added a few "dealer extras" on and tried to call it a $44,000 car, but we all know that is a bunch of rubbish. ;D

    Anyway, we ended up purchasing the car for a little over $32K with discounts and such. We also traded in a 2010 TL that we bought at the end of last year from the same dealership if that matters. I love the new one, such an improvement over the 09-11 as far as looks go.
  • Wow, how did you do that? From $44k to $32k+. Amazing.

    I finally gave in & bought one. Was going to buy a 2012 TL w/Tech for $38,600 but the car wasn't up to my standard (41 miles, some very small paint chips & something weird with the back bumper). Ended up buying a 2012 TL Advance with only 9 miles, in perfect condition for $40,660 (prices do not include tax & fees). They also threw in $900+ of extras. Also get lifetime free car washes (@ dealership or my house or office), free lifetime road side assistant, free lifetime airport drop off & pickup anytime). no trade in.

    Now I wonder if we got a good deal.
  • dougsilverdougsilver Posts: 62
    edited December 2011
    Those who buy a car and then spend time afterwards wondering whether or not they got a good deal are wasting their time. Upon making any deal, presumably both parties are happy at the time and that is what counts. Sure if you wait more maybe the price goes down but at the instant you and the dealer came to some agreement, you were both satisfied so just drive and enjoy and don't look back.

  • I was just wondering. Not like I sit here & regret buying it. Just a thought, not like no one has ever done that before. Same thing when I bought my Corvette.
  • I had to play the hard line with the dealer a bit, but I enjoy negotiation. This one was fun because I didn't really need a new car. I already had a newer TL, so I was just there for the fun of it. It makes it easier when you don't care if they accept your offer or not; and are perfectly willing to walk out the door.

    It wasn't really 44K, they just put that on the sticker to make some folks feel good about their "deal". The actual MSRP was 40K and some change. The extra 4K was just the stupid dealer stuff they add (pin stripes, rubber mats, "permanent tire shine" and so on).

    The price came out to around 35K. Then they threw in 1200 "dealer cash incentive" and an extra thousand (or so) added to the value of the trade in which took it somewhere into the 32K range.
  • I wish I was better at negotiating. I suck at it. LOL I actually was there to buy a new Lexus ISC 350. They didn't have one so I wanted to order one. Not sure why but the manger told me to go next door to check out the Mercedes SLK. I told him no, I didn't want the SLK. He kept pushing so I left. Went next door & bought the TL. I love Acura. Have always had Acura but wanted to give Lexus a try...well it didn't work. :D

    Congrats on your new car & a great deal. I love mine. It has so much technology, I'm not sure if I'll ever get to try them all.
  • tuxcattuxcat Posts: 11
    paying back to the forum.

    I just bought (put a deposit down) a 2012 CBP/Taupe Base TL+Tech for $37,674 OTD price. I am in DC/MD area.

    I used carwoo and emailed various dealers directly to get quotes.
  • tuxcattuxcat Posts: 11
    Actually I got a better deal with the same dealer after further negotiation and the car will be about $37,000 OTD.
  • By OTD price do you mean that included all applicable taxes and registration fees? Here in southern Kalifornia those added up to another $3,000+ over the basic negotiated price with the dealer.

  • mihinkmihink Posts: 28
    I was looking for the same car. I live in MD. Could you please tell us the name of the dealership. Congrats on the new car! :)
  • tuxcattuxcat Posts: 11
    edited December 2011
    Are you using carwoo? Right now they have a free sign up if you are only looking for one car.

    The Gaithersburg dealer is offering it for $34,275 + PF, Tax, Title, etc. You have to finance it with Acura though (should you qualify.) They have a $1,000 flex cash thing going and I assume that $1,250 dealer incentive as well. It is cheaper than most what other dealers are quoting over the phone, etc.

    If you are looking for one go sign up for carwoo and let the fun begin. It seems like all the internet sale managers returned to work yesterday and my offer list just queue up suddenly while it was kind of low last week when I started looking. You do get get all kinds of offer with a wide range of prices. However, I usually pick a dealer that started with the best "good faith" offer and go from there.
  • tuxcattuxcat Posts: 11
    yes, all taxes, etc are included. So it is the Out the Door price.
  • That price is really quite extraordinary. When I started looking in September and into October, the very best quote I was able to get for a 2012 TL Tech in California was about $37,000 plus taxes, license, registration. I had not heard of carwoo at that time but was essentially working directly with dealers. Two things though. The obvious is that it is year-end and deals may just be better now but, more importantly, I wanted a specific rare color (Mayan Bronze) and there were only a couple of these in the entire state.

  • tuxcattuxcat Posts: 11
    I agree, being in the last week of the year really add a lot of purchasing power to the buyer. That is as you said if you are open to the available stock on the lot. If there is a special request then thins might not skew to your side. Luckily, we are not too picky about color.
  • I have to say that most of the second and third glances and compliments that my wife and I get about the car are almost entirely due to the color--basically the first thing strangers and friends say is "great color". It is so striking and also very rare versus the myriad of cars you see around in grey, black, white, silver. Similarly our previous 2000 TL received many looks and compliments mainly due to the Monterey Blue Metallic that was also pretty rare.

  • tuxcattuxcat Posts: 11
    It was $34,445 (I added some accessories) before, plus processing fee, plus TTL.

    Well, it was $35,445 befor PF and TTL, but then there is $1,000 that Honda gives Acura Financial Service as incentive for financing. So the effective selling price is around $34,445.
  • I expect to see you over at AcuraZine along with some pics ;)
  • Bought a 2010 Certified TL on Thursday for $27,750 in Naperville, IL with 11k miles on it. Previously had a 2003 Accord that I got 160,000 miles off of. So far love most everything about the car.
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