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2013 and earlier-Acura RDX Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • jkctpcjkctpc Posts: 7
    edited December 2012
    My final offer which was accepted:

    2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech
    Price: $36,880+TTL
    Fees: ~$50 (Documentation & Registration)

  • Iris....we are in a similar position. looking for a base Georgia. Where is your dealer located. Thank you GABADGER
  • If that's the McDavid dealer in Dallas, it's under the same umbrella as the Nalley group in Georgia(Asbury Automotive is the parent company, I believe).
  • yalamyalam Posts: 4
    edited December 2012
    Iris...... , I am in the same situation that shopping for 2013 RDX Base and ready to close deal if any dealer in Dallas accepts OTD price 34,000 ( First I thought to go for CRV-EX , now going for RDX base Model)

    Offered 32,500 +TTL to Goodson accura ( 3 weeks back) , they did not accepted

    Is it possible to let me know dealer name through replying thread or by leaving private message at ""
  • Hello Iris so what color did you get your rdx ours is amber brownstone, by the way you made out a good deal. Patience pays at the end..
  • iris9iris9 Posts: 5
    Hi Alvares, I got the white pearl. I agree patience and a bit of luck is needed. You got a great deal too!
  • truelies1truelies1 Posts: 34
    edited December 2012
    Used iris9's deal for help on discussing the price. Got $32000+TTL for this car, can't match iris9's deal since I traded in my 2010 RDX for $22000, this made it difficult to discuss with dealer.
  • Also looking to buy 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech and was given same MSRP as above in VA.

    This was my first time in an Acura dealership, and they told me they have simple, no-haggle pricing since they don't work on commission. Sounds like I am expected to negotiate at Acura though, just like I would anywhere else, according to what I'm seeing here. Glad I checked with you all!

    There are a few Acura dealers in my city--should I call them (or go in person?) to ask for their best quote on the exact same vehicle and tell them that that's what I'm doing?
  • What is their No Haggle Price for a 2013 AWD w/tech?
    What is their "document fee"?
    Any Misc fees beyong the usual Tax Title and Tags (which is particular to your state)?

    I believe MSRP/shipping is the same everywhere in the continental US.
  • He verbally quoted me something in the 38K range during the test drive, but the paperwork lists MSRP of 40,315, then includes sales tax, "dealer fees," "tags and fees," a "discount" and a $40,800 final. Then when they do that usual thing of having the team lead come over, he said it was an extra $500 off if I bought before the end of the year (which I told them I was planning to do, but also expressed my [genuine] interest in several other vehicles). This just seems high to me. I had never driven an Acura before, and honestly, I was expecting it to be a little more luxurious for the money. It was nice, no doubt, but for example, the Equinox LTZ (loaded with everything, and for about $32K) felt far superior on the interior, though, admittedly, it doesn't handle nearly as well.
    Hey--thanks so much for your help!
  • Hugo_StiglitzHugo_Stiglitz Posts: 130
    edited December 2012
    Thanks roxie7. I would think that a no-haggle price would be marked on the vehicle and not just thrown out during a test drive. Just another thing that doesn't give me the warm fuzzies. I like the format of as they make the pricing pretty clear though unfortunately I am not in their area (and they have no Acura dealership). I've been comparing the RDX with the 2013 Mazda CX9 GT AWD. I'd be curious as to your impressions if you care to compare.
  • Roxie,

    My advice is to call every Acura dealer in your area and ask for the "internet sales department". Ask if they have the exact car you are looking for. You can do a preliminary inventory search in your area online at the Acura website but these are often out of date. This will save you some time.

    Propose what you are willing to pay (total price + tax/tag/license) and see if they bite. Make sure they are no other additional fees. If you get a good offer then you can visit that dealer to close the deal.

    For a 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech, I would offer around $37K + tax/tag/license drive out. See if they can throw in some options like all weather mats or cargo area cover.

    Good luck!

  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,576
    I have friends who own the RDX and absolutely love it, as do many who post in this thread. Personally, I thought the interior was much nicer than what the Chevy had. I happened to be in both showrooms recently looking at different vehicles and sat in both of the vehicles you are looking at. I just felt the Acura was a much better product and worth the extra $ and I think the future reliability inside and out favor the Acura. But it's your hard earned dough you are spending but I think you might regret it down the road that you didn't go for the Acura.

    The Sandman :) :sick: :shades:

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • buyabuya Posts: 74
    "no-haggle price would be marked on the vehicle"... like Cher said to Mr. Horowitz in the movie Clueless, " It (report card) is not ready yet..." And like most people here said -- everything is negotiable in car buying.

    Sounds like you're a smart person and know what you're doing. I don't think the dealers is willing to let an Acura AWD w/tech go OTD under $40k. However, if that's the price range you wish to spend on your next car, your hard earned money would be in the right vehicle if you chose RDX over Equinox, provided no lemons involved.

    Negotiate, negotiate, negotiate.

    Good Luck.
  • srizvi1srizvi1 Posts: 232
    edited December 2012
    Before I bought my 2013 RDX AWD w/ Tech, I got into pricing talks with the 2013 Lexus RX 350 AWD fully loaded and the 2013 X3 and the RDX was coming out way cheaper. Not just that but the X3 was a tad too small, and the RX was a tad to big. I didn't look at anything from Chevy but I did visit the Ford dealership and felt the 2013 Escape was too small (and the leather seemed really cheap) and that the Edge was too big. I didn't look at the Q5 which I think would have been a little smaller and more expensive too. I did look at an older Infinity EX of my friend's and that was way too small.

    For me, it seemed that there really was no comparison to the Acura RDX really. I know it's considered a "luxury" car there's a lot of luxury features out there that it lacks like parking assist, blind spot monitoring, passenger memory seats, etc. But what I was after was an "Accord" version of a compact sedan. I have always felt the Accord is a solid car and good enough for my needs. The CR-V, the only compact Honda offers, is the civic and just too cheap feeling. My dad has the '07 one and it just never felt solid and I could see where corners were cut. But the size was perfect

    So the closest thing to my "Accord" compact SUV needs was the Acura RDX.
  • yalamyalam Posts: 4
    edited December 2012
    Truelies1, iris9 - Good Negotiation skills

    The final OTD price quotes I got from couple of dealers $35,400 and $35,020 ( 33000, 32,750 +TTL) and they are not willing to comedown further , till I did not visited showroom

    Please suggest
  • Hi guys,

    First post here but been following your posts for over a month now. I'm looking to make an offer on a 2013 AWD RDX w/tech and just wanted to get some additional advice.

    I'm sending my offer to 7 different dealers. I'm assuming its advisable to inform them that I'm shopping my offer with other dealers?

    My offer is:
    OTD (including Destination charges, not TTL): $36,200.00
    *added that all weather floor mats and wheel locks would help seal the deal but not a deal breaker

    I know this is a pretty low offer but I'd like to see how close they can get.

    Any other suggestions for me?
  • Not an exact science; but, not a bad idea to search their inventories and get a picture of what's available. They're more likely to be flexible on a model/color that is in good supply vs a 'one of a kind' popular combo.
  • patm70patm70 Posts: 20
    Just curious. Why do you think a dealership would want to sell you a car for $36,200. when the invoice (not MSRP) price with destination for an AWD/Tech is $37,870? To also expect the dealer to possibly throw in all weather floor mats and wheel locks ($150. or more value) for nothing is pretty incredible.
    My suggestion: research those seven dealers you sent offers to and see if if any of them sold the RDX you are looking for at the price you would like to get it for (check messages in this thread). Personally, as for your offer, I can assure you that some of those dealerships will not even respond to your offer at that price. However, good luck.
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