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2013 and earlier-Acura TL Lease Questions



  • In live in the dc metro area and have a 2009 tl that they want and will break my current lease for a car with a 43,700 base price. For a payment of 579 for 36 months 15k miles per year. My current lease goes thru June 2012 so I bet I would still only be looking at 2012 models. Do you think I can talk them Dow. Or is this a good price?
  • Is the $1250 dealer cash also avalable to those taking advantage of loyalty miles rollover?
  • My dealers said that the residual for 2012 TL for 36mos X 10miles, is 58%
  • Is the $750 loyalty cash always available if you are going from an Acura lease into a new one? I'm looking at trading my TSX, which is on an Acura lease, for a 2012 TL, but the dealer is telling me the $750 loyalty cash was a special that expired in September.
  • My dealer also told me that the residual was 58% for 2012 TL AWD with Tech Package and 60% for 2012 TL FWD with Tech Package. Is the dealer simply trying to benefit from the 3% discrepancy?
  • marys236marys236 Posts: 74
    edited October 2011
    FWIW, I believe the residual for a 2012 TL Base, 3yr/10k, is 63%, according to Ride with G website.
  • markcincinnatimarkcincinnati Posts: 5,049
    edited October 2011
    I contacted a dealer by email (using a web site - three weeks ago. I told them I was looking for a 2012 TL SH-AWD Advance, 36 month lease.

    I was quoted full sticker price (verified @ including shipping.

    I was offered for a 10 day period 13% off of that amount -- but the deal expired in 10 calendar days. Since the dealer was in a city 100 miles away, and they had no way to contact me, I ultimately ended up saying "yes" since the best price I could get otherwise was less than 8% off MSRP (again using

    I was unable to get the interior leather I wanted, but ended up with the exterior color I wanted most, so I was satisfied considering Acura's fairly inflexible interior / exterior combinations offered.

    I highly recommend -- they are NOT affiliated with any dealer or mfrg (unless they are lying out the wazoo.)

    Best and easiest transaction I have EVER had, period!

  • Hoping to get others to chime in with their quoted residual value rates as I want to use this information to counter the offer made by my local dealership.
  • you certainly can marys236. Acura's October buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a base 2012 TL with 12,000 miles per year are .00166 and 60%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top aka "Super Preferred" credit tier.

    The residual value for a lease with only 10,000 miles per year would be 1% higher.

    You're right about both the $1,250 and the $500...however the $1,250 is a national program that is available everywhere and the $500 is an additional incentive that is only available in California.

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  • Yes drmike29, I believe that it is.

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  • I believe that the dealer is correct, marys236. To the best of my knowledge Acura is not providing any owner loyalty cash in October.

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  • mpatrick27mpatrick27 Posts: 1
    edited October 2011
    I'm looking to lease an acura 2012 TL AWD with technology package or Nissan Maxima 2012. MSRP is 43k for the TL. They offered $395/month 10k miles//yr for a 3k trade-in and 3k down payment. the Maxima was with premium package for 40k and offering $390/month with just the 3k down payment. I was wondering this either of deals was a good deal?
  • Seems the discrepancy on the lease rates is the TECH package. Was explained that the 2012 TL AWD Base (without Tech package) had residual rate of 61%, while the 2012 AWD with TECH package had residual rate of 58% for 36 month/10k.
  • car_man/drmike29 - We are targeting a 2012 SH-AWD Advance and wondering if you had current MF and residual values for a 36-month lease with 10k and 12k miles/year. MSRP is just under $46k and the dealer's first offer is sales price of $43,995 and a 36-month/10k miles/year lease rate of $679 plus tax with zero down. Hoping there's some wiggle room in sales price, as well. Any info would be appreciated!

  • Is your vehicle with or without the Tech package? I was told that the advance package lowers the residual rate 2%, with money factor remaining unchanged.
  • I believe the Advance package has everything the Tech package does, plus blind spot information, ventilated seats, and the 19" wheels.

    So money factor remains at .00166 and residual at 56%?

  • Hi jwick6990. Acura's October buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 TL SH-AWD with Advance and 12,000 miles per year are .00166 and 57%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its "Super Preferred" credit tier.

    The residual value for a lease with only 10,000 miles per year would be 1% higher.

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  • jaydocjaydoc Posts: 5
    edited October 2011
    I just wanted to share my numbers with you all. This forum has helped me alot.

    I am picking up my 2012 TL w/Tech FWD. 15k/y for 36 months. MF 0.00156, RV:57%
    $800 due at signing(including all fees and 1st payment). $495/month (tax included).
  • markcincinnatimarkcincinnati Posts: 5,049
    edited November 2011
    I don't know what motivated you to end up with an Acura TL. The deal you got seems pretty good, and who cares anyway, it is what YOU think that counts.

    I have now had my first Acura (my first non German car since 1977), a TL, since September 10th. The car is great. I really am pleased with it. It still has not WOW'd me like many of the German's I have had over these many years (29 Audis in a row for example).

    However, therefore, notwithstanding: this car grows on me every time I get behind the wheel. I came, most recently, from an almost fully optioned out 2009 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T Prestige Sport (with a 6sp tiptronic transmission).

    Little things about the TL impress me every time I discover one of them -- and I especially love the sound system.

    What has, however, most recently started me on a journey that MAY end up at least as a near WOW is the power of the 3.7L V6 and the nearly ideal shift patterns of the 6speed automatic. The ability to double-downshift with the paddle is one of the little things that I have come to like very much, for instance.

    The comfort of the seats (I have the Advance package) over long distances, too, is impressive.

    I was able to set the cruise control at 85 and make a 100 mile trip in great comfort and with ease and a feeling of control that was damn near Germanic, if not fully thus.

    Despite the thing being FWD biased, which I swore I would never again get, somehow Acura has managed to banish the FWD feel (mostly) from the SH-AWD drive train -- and now, at 3,000 miles, I have gained confidence to accelerate through curvers and let the torque vectoring and F-R power transition take care of things almost as if it were an Audi quattro I was driving.

    I am to the point I now suggest to people I know, who are in the market for a new car, to at least "shop" Acura -- again something I probably would not have done, even on September 10th after I signed the papers.

    I can't tell you what it would take to make this thing a WOW -- but at this point, it wouldn't take too much more, I'd imagine (especially for the price.)

    An Audi S4 with Audi Drive Select and the Sport Differential (aka torque vectoring) would have been my preference were it $12,000 less, but the Acura TL Advance SH-AWD is a darn good knock-off (again adding "for the price.") The S4 could push you -- hard -- against your seat upon flooring it; the TL not quite so much. But overall the TL is proving itself to be sportier than I had assumed it would be.

    I predict you will respect this car and possibly love it (probably in fact), your call with respect to being WOW'd though.

    I'm still at about 8.5/10ths (of WOW), but moving, bit-by-bit, in that general direction. :surprise:
  • Carman, could I get the November mf and rv on a base 2012 TL, 36 mo, 10k/yr, in Oklahoma? Thanks for your help!
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