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Acura RSX Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • Car_man,

    Would you please be able to tell me the money factor and residuals for the Acura RSX Type-S for 24 months and 12,000 miles and 15,000 miles respectively???


  • redacrredacr Posts: 24
    hey dridmang...
    all extended warranties can be cancelled.
    in fact, if its thru honda..u'll get a full refund if done before 30 days.
    that saleslady will have her commission charged back the following month lol happy new year ;)
    dont waste time...
    if i recall, u have to get the cancellation form from the dealer or just call honda directly.

    keep us posted
  • redacrredacr Posts: 24
    btw...if not cancelled within a month.. the refund will be
    pro rated anyways so u'll get all of your money back ;)
  • Hi everyone. I've been away on vacation for a little while. I'm going to answer any questions that have been posted over the past couple of days. I would appreciate it if anyone who has an older question than than that they would still like to have answered would post it again. Thanks and Happy Holidays.

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  • I would be happy to help you out, rws0131. According to the latest information that I have seen, if you were to lease a 2006 Acura RSX Type-S through Honda Finance for 24 months with 15,000 miles per year, its buy rate lease money factor and residual value should be .00080 and 65%, respectively. The 12,000 miles per year residual value would be 1% higher. This money factor assumes that you qualify for Honda Finance's top credit tier and pay a security deposit.

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  • Are those numbers the same for a regular, non type-s automatic????
  • rws0131rws0131 Posts: 27

    Today I was quoted these residuals and money factors for the RSX 3-Door Automatic: Money factor=.00086 for 24 or 36 months. Residuals: 24 Month/12k= 63% 36 Month/12k= 56%
    Are these the proper numbers? (This is with my top tier credit score) and paying a security deposit.

  • Hi rws0131. Acura's special lease money factor is the same for both the regular and Type-S RSX, .00086, but its residual values for a 24 month, 15,000 mile per year lease are 2% lower for the regular model (62% versus 64%).

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  • Yep, rws0131, these numbers are right on the money. It sounds as though you are dealing with a straightforward dealer.

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  • I recently made an offer to all Acura dealers in the Seattle area. I live about 2 1/2 hours from the closest dealer so I figured my time was best spent making a deal via email. One dealer replied w/in 1hour of my sending the email. Only one other dealer replied and he still won't give me a straight answer. See ya.

    I asked for the base model w/ leather and no options. I got $21,200 before taxes and a doc fee of $35. It is a few hundred below the TMV for that vehicle so I figured I got a decent deal.

    When I got to the dealer, he had accidently deleted the email. Which was typical. In any event, I made copies of both my offer to him specifically and his reply.

    I wanted on of two colors and they said those colors were very hard to find. I might wait a month or two. Being that I work on a ship that doesn't really make much difference to me so I said fine. They kept insisting I chose another color. I'm not sure if they were lying about the fact the particular color was not available so they could get me to buy one off the lot.

    Anyway, long story short I didn't want to come all the way over there for nothing so I put $500 down to hold the vehicle when it shows up.

    Can they order that specific vehicle if you want, or is it true when they say the cars just come randomly to their dealership every month from Japan?

    Is my only option to wait for the car?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 88,588
    Generally, you can't "order" an RSX... But, the dealer can check around and try to trade for the car you want... Or, they should be able to search for what is in port, or scheduled to arrive, and reserve it for their dealership.. Most dealers won't trade with the local competition, however..

    All dealers would rather you buy a car that is on the lot, because no sale is final, until delivery takes place.. A bird in hand... so to speak..

    If you want a particular color, I'd try to stay in contact with them weekly, to let them know you are serious, and to keep them focused on the task.

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  • I put $500 down so they would know I was pretty serious. However, I will take the advice and touch base every week. Thanks
  • newrsxnewrsx Posts: 1
    bought 06 rsx type s black on black this week.
    bought for edmunds TMV price (possibly could have gotten a little lower, but car has great resale value, great quality)
    no problems with salesperson, no added charges to contract, no f/i sales tactics. Acura of Dayton.
    don't have insurance cost yet (but I am "older" female so likely won't be too bad)

    It's a scream to drive! Bose audio is great. I traded Saab 9-3 (which was fun but not very reliable)and am having a blast.
    SMS :blush:
  • I just checked up with the sales person about my car and he said that they had ordered the car directly from the manufacturer in Japan.

    From what he said they make the car (or there is one their already) send them the vin and deliver to the dealership. However, they said it might take a while if there are few requests for a peticular color, etc...

    I find it hard to believe that I'd be the only one to ask for jade metallic green w/ no extraneous options. Am I at the dealers mercy? I can always ask for my money back and go somewhere else if they don't deliver.
  • Hi mrstaters51. I am sorry to say that once you have signed all of the contracts and physically driven off of the lot in your leased vehicle you are basically stuck with it. It is almost always very expensive to get out of a lease before its scheduled end date. In order to get out of your lease now, you will have to buy your car from than bank that you are leasing it from and trade it in on something else or sell it on your own. You will likely lose a lot of money in the process. You will be much better off keeping your car until you are as close as possible to the scheduled end of your lease.

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  • nruddnrudd Posts: 1
    I am in the process of buying a Black Pearl black cloth interior base model RSX automatic. How did I do?

    Invoice Price:

    Price paid: $19,618 (invoice + $250)

    destination: $615

    Fee from acura to dealer: $200 (said charged to all dealers in AZ and included in his invoice price, not in mine above)

    tax (8.1%): $1655

    doc fee: $388

    misc AZ fees : $22

    Plates : $374

    Total: $22,872

    Do these fees seem normal to you? I'm hoping for someone in Arizona to get a local opinion on it. From what I've seen the doc fees here are outrageous so that one makes some sense. I don't mind the $200 fee from Acura, and I suppose plates/registration is that expensive in arizona too.

    Any opinions?
  • Hi all,

    I am in the process of buying a 2006 Acura RSX (Automatic with Leather Interiors + Rear Spoiler) Black Pearl. I spoke to a dealer and the best offer I got from his is $23000 including Taxes.
    Please advice if this is a good deal.

  • I'd relook the doc fee. In Washington it is legally written it can be no more than $35 according to the Dept. of Rev. Not sure about AZ. might check the web site. Good deal though.
  • joem5joem5 Posts: 201
    You did alright.
  • lgidlgid Posts: 1
    I am looking to lease an Acura RSX. Would you be able to tell me if I am getting a fair deal?

    Price with taxes (OH) is $250. This is for an automatic and $2,784 down.
  • jsicolojsicolo Posts: 1
    2 quick questions from a person who never leased a car:

    1. With the current promotion on the 2006 Acura RSX, the capitalized cost is $18,673.87. This is even below CarsDirect price of $19,963. It's close to invoice price of $18,549.

    Will the dealer laugh in my face if I ask to buy it at the capitalized cost? I mean from their point of view, its better for them to have my money up front and have the car gone right?

    2. Also, from the web site: Total monthly payments $7,884,00. Option to purchase at lease end $11,935.80. This means the total cost if you buy it at the end of your lease is 19819.80

    What am I missing here? This price is only $200 more than if I bought it today through cars direct? And with the lease, I have the option not to buy after 3 years if something cooler comes along [eg. 2007 RSX?? :)]
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 88,588
    I think you are leaving the "due at signing" money out of the equation.

    I'm not familiar with this particular program, but there is probably a Cap cost reduction ($1999? 2499?) and an acquisition fee to be paid upfront.

    Add that cap cost reduction back on to the Capitalized cost, and that should give you the selling price that they are using in this example.

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  • Hi lgid. You never mentioned the selling price or MSRP of the car that you are interested in leasing. These are important numbers for you as a consumer to know for two reasons. First, the selling prices of leased vehicles can be negotiated, just as if you were paying cash for them. Without knowing this car's selling price in relation to its MSRP you don't know how much of a discount you are getting on it. The second reason is that one needs the selling price and MSRP, including the destination charge, of a vehicle to calculate its lease payment. I would be more than happy to give you my opinion on this deal if you let me know what these numbers are. It also would be helpful if you would mention how long this lease is and how many miles per year it allows.

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  • billhibillhi Posts: 3
    Hi, curious as to which spoiler you purchased and the price...they have 2...the large one and a smaller one...thanks
  • overideoveride Posts: 1
    Hey. About 4 years ago I test drove a 2002 RSX and I fell in love with them. In Nov. 05 I finally got one.

    base model
    5 speed
    approx. $15.000 (canadian)

    About 2 weeks ago some punk-[non-permissible content removed] kid cut across 3 lanes to turn onto a side street and I T-Boned him. The cops showed up and charged that dumb-[non-permissible content removed] with reckless driving. The entire front-end of my RSX got smashed in. I got a call from my insurance company and they told me the car is a total write-off. The 2 front airbags alone cost approx. $8000 to replace. Now I gotta run around and waste my time looking for another car. :mad:

    You can be the best driver in the world and be driving the most beautiful car but some a**hole might come along and f**k things up.

    I LOVED MY RSX. :cry:

    Right now I'm looking at another one.
    base model
    5 speed
    fully loaded
    approx. $21,000 (canadian)

    I guess I have a RSX fetish :shades:
  • baggio10baggio10 Posts: 3
    How's this deal?
    RSX type S Lease

    $2500 down
  • baggio10baggio10 Posts: 3
    $300 w/ tax BTW
  • baggio10baggio10 Posts: 3
    Initial cap cost:$23,885
    Month payment:$300/mon w/tax 36mon
    residual:$14,676 (60%)
    Money factor:.00146
  • albert8albert8 Posts: 8
    anybody can help me which one is better? I'm trying to compare this two and it seems like a 06 acura rsx AT were having problems with the STRUTS, NOISE UNDER DASH, and this problems nationwide or only in some States, but VW 06 GTI doesnt really have any problems. I from Washington State and i'm really dont know if somebody having problems with the new acura rsx in here. Please give me any suggestion or tips...

    Thank you. :confuse:
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