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2013 and earlier-Acura RDX Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • rdxrdx Posts: 3
    I think the list price for 2012 RDX was around $38600. I did not test drive the 2013 as it is out of my budget.
  • Went in to make a final decision on a '13 RDX, and was almost there, till the price
    thing began to go crazy. Trying to deal with Gatorland Acura in Gainesville, Fl. The salesperson (and I'll name names if you PM me) could not give us a price. After more than a half hour he came back with 4 price sheets he got from his manager (PM for his name). He kept referencing that the prices were all inclusive, but refused to delinate what that meant. The beginning price was about $ 3,500 over sticker (base). He then listed some dealer installed options that it supposedly included. And I said that comes to $ 3K? Well he said no, but wouldn't go further. Then I asked about an $ 799 document fee. They admitted that was added profit for the parent company, Gettel Automotive. So I asked the sales manager who began to take interest in the questions I asked to get me a xerox copy of the sticker on the car we drove. He balked and then said he would. But never did. After an almost shouting session, and both the sales man and manager saying they had to make a profit, they admitted to a market adjustment fee as well. But would not give me the amount. When I got home and calculated it, that turned into $ 1,700.
    They would not sell the car without all the dealer installed options, weren't budging on price, and wanted us to trade one of our present cars at less than 1/2 of bluebook. We left.
    So they want the profit embedded in the MSRP, the doc fee profit for the parent company, the
    really overpriced dealer installed options, and an additional $ 1,700 plus their back end.
    Needless to say, I wouldn't buy a car from these folks.
    Also turns out after speaking with an attorney friend in the auto industry that some of what I have on paper from them might be illegal or at least violate FTC Federal Regs, and violates laws in specific states. Possibly not Florida.
    Don't get me wrong. We were impressed by the car and it's sticker price. Just not the games this dealer tried to play.
    Anyone else have any experience trying to deal on a '13 RDX ?
  • Hugo_StiglitzHugo_Stiglitz Posts: 130
    I wonder how long before they start calling you back. I hope you disinfected yourself when you got home. :) :D
  • chicagoan1chicagoan1 Posts: 7
    Above configuration has MSRP of $39,420 ($36,965 Invoice) plus $895 Destination charge. Paid $38K plus destination charge + TT&L.
  • Chicagoan1 the MSPR on the car I was dealing with was $ 38,020 for the RDX, Tech Package
    and Front Wheel Drive plus the $ 895 destination. Yours was the base I saw for the AWD version. Was told that AWD cars in the Southeast would be very scarce if at all. Sounds like you got a great deal. I shopped the car around by internet and have 2 competing offers that sound very close to your deal on the FWD model. No one was moving off the dealer installed options, but I got these last 2 to drop the doc and processing fees. (However, one Chicago area dealer quoted a required State of Illinois processing fee in addition to TTL-can't remember the exact figure but I think it was around $ 200) And these two have agreed I don't need to take all the dealer options. I'll post final cost after I conclude the deal.
    Thanks for sharing your experience.
  • Sticker on the base RDX (2WD/No Nav) is $35,215, including destination fee.

    I was offered $1,000 off ($34,215) plus $200 processing = $34,415 plus tax & title.

    Should I push for more, or is this as good as I should expect right now for the base model? Unfortunately, I need to buy within 3 weeks.
  • For what it's worth, I'm finding some (not all) dealers willing to get very aggressive with pricing. You have to contact a few dealers and find one that's motivated.
  • nas1964nas1964 Posts: 1
    Can you please tell dealership name, city and state? Thanks!!
  • mobil930mobil930 Posts: 7
  • Hugo_StiglitzHugo_Stiglitz Posts: 130
    You could buy those aftermarket kits though you may blind on-coming traffic.

    In my experience, the housings are different. True HID lights have a sharp cut off and are self leveling which halogen lights are not. I don't know if you could buy all the parts needed nor whether it would be worth it.

  • kyfdx%40Edmundskyfdx%40Edmunds Posts: 25,869
    It would probably be cheaper to buy the next model up, than to retrofit xenons...

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • chanduachandua Posts: 2
    I was offered with 37500 + Tax (Sticker price is at 38900 + Tax ) for Acura RDX 2013 (TEXAS) with tech after a long waiting. Huh... Finally i got my new Acura. I am not sure whether it could be the best price at this time(its been only 2 months from release.), but i am OK with the price.
  • tsx2004stsx2004s Posts: 1
    Where in Texas and which dealership? Thanks.
  • mrso1mrso1 Posts: 4
    edited May 2012
    I paid $38,200 + Taxes, Title, Registration (Destination is included) for a 2013 RDX AWD Tech Package came with All Season Floor mats and cargo tray and the wheel locks (Basically The Protection Package II from Acura Website) Got this at Paragon In queens. Anyone interested I can refer you.
  • drjcool1drjcool1 Posts: 44
    HI mrso,

    I too am in the market for a 2013 RDX AWD with tech package. Please give me your contact information at Paragon. Just wondering if you explored Island Acura or Huntington Acura as well. Please advise? If anyone else can share their buying/leasing experience on Long Island, that would be great! Thanks to all!
  • mrso1mrso1 Posts: 4
    They might not let it go for that price, but if you stand firm and just be patient and ignore their "claim" that their invoice is specifically the paper they show you, you can get it probably even lower then what I got it at. It took probably a good 3 hours maybe less. And no I haven't went to Long Island. Out of all the Reviews in NYC i think Paragon is probably the best depending on the sales rep. They sale a lot of cars, so I think they can afford to be at around invoice. I went to Valley stream and I had a friends friend who worked their and wouldn't give it to me below 39,100. They claimed it's because every dealer only has 2 instock and won't sale it below that cause it just came out. I guess I proved them wrong. I also looked into Curry Acura because of true car, They emailed me and said they will let it go for 38,460 plus tax and title. but looking at their reviews on google, they are bogus. Let me know your email if you want to know the sales rep information.
  • Sorry @nas1964 but after all was done I promised the sales manager I would not post the deal I got on the internet.

    My advice is simply this: "Standing firm" as many have advised can get you a good discount on the RDX. Finding two dealers who hate each other to compete for your business can get you a great discount, especially if you tell them you don't care about color (even if you do care). You're looking for one dealer really willing to deal (maybe they have 3 graphite/parchments in stock and its the end of the month), and another dealer with a sales manager who promises to beat any offer from the other guy. Obviously you're in the best position if at least one of them is a high-volume Acura dealer.
  • Why bother to post here at all if you're not going to give people the information. Did you not profit from others' experiences?
  • I think I explained why, and it shouldn't take much brain power to figure out my point. i.e., there are significantly better deals to be had than the ones being posted here, but the specifics of those deals aren't as likely to be posted here. I did, however, tell you how to go about getting the better deal. Put another way, I didn't profit from others' experiences, but I'm trying to help you profit from mine.
  • Sorry my brain is full. Thanks for NOTHING. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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