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Acura TSX Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • hp6130hp6130 Posts: 49
    How far are you willing to travel for the car? Our local Acura dealer (south east pa. 50 miles west of philly) had at least 12, 08 TSX in stock, various colors and options, nav., non nav., stick and auto. My daughter got a good deal on her TSX in Aug 08. W/out a trade these cars should be going close to invoice.
  • aero_59aero_59 Posts: 2
    $26,400 is more than possible. I paid $26375 (including destination) at Radley in Baileys Crossroads. Check post 3596 for details.
  • mstyladymstylady Posts: 19
    After test driving both the '08 Accord EXL V6 and the '08 TSX Automatic and 6 Speed, I must have the TSX. Just love the clean, sharp lines of the TSX and the uncluttered interior.

    Following is what I was offered, don't find it to be too competitive though and appreciate any and all feedback.

    $26,630 + dest + tax + fees for all options

    BASE TSX, non-Nav, 6speed Manual
    Base TSX, $2K down, 15K miles: $367 mo.
    Base TSX, $2.5K down, 15K miles: $356 mo.
    Base TSX, $ 0 down, 15K miles: $383 mo.

    tax included in above, but not fees--to keep at monthly payments above, they want $3K down.

    Feedback please?
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    You might as well have also listed the fees with those numbers.
    What fees are you talking about? Bank fee? Doc fee? And how much?

    Do you know if it's the manufacturer's lease program and what money factory you're being charged?
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,041
    That's a few hundred less than I paid, but my car was a dealer trade from Denver to Phoenix, so I didn't get as good a deal as I would have if the car was sitting on dealer's lot. Be sure to figure in the doc fee as additional dealer profit because that's all it is -- $369 in my case.

    I've got ~1000 miles on my manual no-nav TSX, and couldn't be happier. It gets ~32 mpg on my mostly-freeway drive to work and got about 33.5 on a drive down to Tucson & back last weekend. That should improve even more as the engine breaks in.

  • mstyladymstylady Posts: 19
    Yes, bank fees and I am assuming doc fee; i would have included but dealer did not provide break down. I am awaiting that now.

    Another dealer is offering approximately $30 less on each monthly payment for each of the scenarios I presented above.

    It's not the manufacturer's lease program (1st dealer states none on tsx now); it's invoice plus destination from the 2nd dealer and from the first looks like the same, except they added back in destination twice (in error?)
  • eddo1eddo1 Posts: 3
    Just purchased in SF Bay Area
    2008 TSX Base model 6sp manual

    $25900 which includes destination fee
    0.9% APR financing

    I got the last 6sp manual at the dealer!
    Don't wait if you want manual, all the Bay area dealers are down to their last 1-2 manual cars.
  • acura922acura922 Posts: 2
    I am looking for 2007 tsx without nav. i found one dealer, they offered 23999 and yes its certified. its only 7100 miles on it. what is the best price to get this car?
    23999 out the door is reasonable? or more. i am trying to maintain my monthly payment around 340 with 4k down.
  • jrkflajrkfla Posts: 21
    a new 2008 tsx no navi can be had around 26k. a car usually depreciates most in the 1st year. lets say 15%. 15% of 26k is 3900.

    26000-3900 is 22.1.

    24k is way to high
    the certified gives one year additional warranty, thats worth around 500

    i think that car needs to be around 22.6 to 22.9; no higher?

    hope that helps
  • Do you have more info, such as car mileage? dealer location? what did they list the car as compared to the offer you recieved?

  • dmutdmut Posts: 2
    I searched long and hard for basically the same car in Chicago. I ended up paying 22,400 ( $24750 out the door, my tax was 9% so you can compare) for a 2006 with 4700 miles on it. That worked out to about 15% off invoice. Yes it was a 2006, but with the low mileage and certification, that didn't concern me at all. Edmunds actually said it should have been valued at least $1000 more. As far as what a car should depreciate, I too thought 15% in the first year was fair. But in all my dealings, and intense negotiating with 5 different dealers, I found that no one was really willing to go lower than 11 or 12% (off invoice, not MSRP) for a 2007, so I was ok getting this one for the price. Part of my problem was I was insisting on black, and remarkably, there weren't too many 2006/7's under 10k miles even to bid on. In my mind, I negotiated the heck out of the thing (plus I was on a strict deadline, I have a kid coming and needed the car). Did I overpay? Who knows. Was I comfortable with the price? Yes. Can you do better? Depends, but I think thats a good price.
  • I'm looking for a certified 06 or 07 TSX with Nav in OR. Anyone knows how much should it be and how to get a good deal?
    My local dealers post $25K for 06, $27 for 07. Insane!!!!
  • kjnormankjnorman Posts: 243
    For that money you would probably do better buying new with the incentives as they are.

    My 08 non Nav was cheaper than you 06 with Nav by the time I take into account the deal I got (see below).
  • kjnormankjnorman Posts: 243
    I thought I would post the price I just paid for a new 08 non Nav TSX. Mine is Royal Blue Pearl with the Parchment interior.

    Base $28,190.00
    Destination Charge $715.00
    Total MRSP $28,905.00

    Sales Price (Invoice + DD) $26,630.23
    Tax 7.25% $1,930.69
    Title & License $80.00
    License Transfer $25.00
    Advertising Fee $148.00
    Doc Fee $150.00
    Total Sales Price $28,963.92

    Trade-in $7,000.00
    Trade-in Tax Adjust $507.50

    Finance Charge $21,456.42

    Months Financing 48
    Interest Rate 0.9%
    Monthly Payment $455.27

    I consider this a deal because my trade was not worth $7000. It was a 96000 mile 8 year old Audi A4 that needed work. KBB was $5200 and auction prices were $4500-$5000. So I would consider the car was sold for more like $25,000. Plus add in 4 years financing and a ridiculously low 0.9% and this is a steal.

    There's probably not many of the 08 TSX left out there - I think mine was one of the last in that color combination in the Chicagoland area, so happy shopping!
  • hi.
    I just got a quote .. Out the door for 30K flat for 08 NAVI in texas. Taxes here are at 6.25%. can I still get it down more at this stage?
    what you guys think?
  • stewdystewdy Posts: 17
    Does anybody know if there is any dealer cash being given on the tsx's right now? I can't imagine there wouldn't be with the '09's coming out in a few weeks, but it isn't listed anywhere that I can find (only the low APR) and the quotes that a buddy of mine is getting seem ridiculously high.

    He is looking for an '08 TSX with nav and the best he is being quoted is about $300 OVER invoice PLUS taxes and doc fees. I was offered $1,000 under his lowest offer from one of the same dealers on an '07 last July so I know they can do better than they're offering. Unless there really isn't any dealer cash right now. Seems the smart thing would be to just go with a TL with the cash back if $300 over is as low as they're willing to go...

    Thanks in advance for any info!
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,041
    Last July gasoline wasn't $3.50+ a gallon. The TSX gets really good gas mileage, so they're not feeling the need to subsidize them. . .yet. I bought mine about 5 weeks ago and all the research I did indicated there was nothing available on the TSX, but all kinds of financing & other incentives on the SUV/SAV/whatevers that Acura makes.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    The TSX doesn't get "really good" gas mileage. The gas mileage is just OK for it's size. There are larger cars and cars with V6s engines that get about the same MPG, so gas mileage isn't a big strong point unless you're comparing it to an SUV instead of similar sized cars.
  • monzmommonzmom Posts: 3
    Which dealer did you go through? I'm in Elk Grove (Sacramento area) and am looking for an 08 TSX 5-sp auto w/nav. My parents live in the bay area, so I'd be willing to drive to get a good deal. Thanks in advance!
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,041
    "The TSX doesn't get "really good" gas mileage."

    Okay, I guess I stand corrected.

    I drove 471 miles today and averaged 32.9 mpg. Mid-day, with ~300 miles done, I was at 34.7. Lots of back roads and up and down mountain passes -- this wasn't all day on the flat interstate, though there were extended periods of 75-80. The engine has less than 1600 miles on it, so I expect it to get better by 7-10K.

    From what I hear, there's nothing Nissan/Infiniti makes that even comes close. BMW does, but perhaps you can enlighten me with what the rest of the lux/near lux cars are doing these days.

    I'm always willing to learn from those who know more.

    Thank you.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    BMW's cheapest sedan competes with the TL, not TSX. The Lexus IS250 beats the mileage of the TSX despite having a V6.
    The TSX is priced closer to a V6 Camry or Accord that get about the same mpg with bigger, more powerful engines and more cabin space. The Saab 9-3 four cylinder sedan gets about the same mileage

    Nothing amazingly good about the TSX mileage with a 4 cylinder, though some cars are worse.
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,041
    Thank you.

    As I said before, I stand corrected.

    I'll try to be more careful in the future.
  • stanz4stanz4 Posts: 4
    i just don't understand how you can get 32.9 mpg at that speed. My 08 TSX is turning +/- 3500 rpm and getting about 27 mpg... what do you know that we don't. the max on the window sticker is 33mpg and they do not test it at 80 mph. Anyone else getting 33 mpg?
  • stanz4stanz4 Posts: 4
    Just picked up a 2008 non Navi 6spd. Royal Blue /parchment. Lease 3yr/10,000miles/yr.
    1500 cap cost + first month= total cash out of pocket $2000 + $288 factor was around 2% with residual of $16,7..., I don't have it right in front of me.. actual selling price was $27,000. I found 6 spd very difficult to find in south Florida. also difficult to avoid dealers fees without lots of effort.

    I did not purchase at Rick Case Acura who had what i wanted near my home but instead went to Scanlon Acura in Ft. Meyers.. NO DEALER fee and reasonable, to me, price wise. It seems dealer price is really a function of national location,local economy.
  • stanz4stanz4 Posts: 4
    that's too much mine was 2k total out of pocket including everything . that's also includes 1st month's payment . $288 month + tax/10,000miles. for 12k/yr. was $20/ month more , 15k shouln't be THAT much more.
  • loi177loi177 Posts: 10
    here my numbers 5AT 2006
    2000rpm 60mph
    2500rpm 70mph
    2750rpm 80mph
    3000 rpm 90mph
    3500rpm 100mph
    i got 33.5mpg on N 280 at 80mph. but there was downword slope in some places so there was coasting involved. 33mpg is not big deal for TSX if u drive more than 20 minutes on freeway in speeds between 60 to 80mph.
  • jpljpl Posts: 35
    Hi: Looking for advice on 08 TSX w/Navi, after 09's come on market. Any idea on how much the 08's drop?

    Thanks in advance!!!

    jpl, NY (Long Island)
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,041
    A lot of it has to do with long stretches of highway driving that get the oil temp up all the way. Years ago, when I had a sump-mounted oil temp gauge that I added to my MGB, I learned that it took most of an hour to get the oil temp stabilized, and longer than that when it was really cold out. Also, there was quite a bit of really curvy stuff that kept the speed down in some places yesterday. I hit high speeds occasionally, but certainly not all day.

    Also, I discovered the car computer appears optimistic. When I compared what the car thought I was getting for a tank of gas yesterday (33.1 mpg) to the actual numbers (12.33 gallons in 380 miles), I got 30.8 mpg, which is still no slouch but ~7% lower.

    Manual transmission may help too, though the EPA numbers say no. Of course, according to the EPA I shouldn't be getting anything like what I am. Could be the new EPA program assumes more aggressive acceleration or whatever, which I wasn't doing much of either.
  • stanz4stanz4 Posts: 4
    thank you for providing the rpm's, it would seem that the 6spd has a different final drive than your car. My number are very different at the speeds you mentioned. this would acct for differrent mpg, i'm really surprised by this difference.
  • stipmomstipmom Posts: 16
    My daughter wanted black on black. First we went to AcuraofOcean in NJ where we had purchased before.They didn't have any in stock and would not bother to look for one without an additional$400-ontop of a price that was not even competitive. I give alot of credit to Bill Vincents Acura in Sommerville. The internet manager there tried to get the car for two days but none was around in NY or NJ. We then switched to the DC area since the car was going to be registered in Maryland anyway. Chevy Chase acura swore up and down that they had one in stock. Gave them a$500 deposit and got a vin number. I kept on asking him if he was sure they had one since the website did not seem to show any and he said they did. At 6:30 p.m. on Sat. he sent me the cost breakdown as my daughter's fiancee was going to pick it up on Monday.Monday morning he calls to see the car and suddenly it was sold Sat.nite. Since his email to me was after 6 I doubt that was the case.I then contacted Tischer Acura in Laurel Md who had also had the car on Sat. and asked him if it was still available.He said it definately was so I gave him a $500 deposit with again intending to pick up the car that night. Two hours later we get a call-the car supposedly had been sold late Sat. Shouldn't he have known that before he was willing to take my mone?.We did finally locate the car atRadleyAcura inVa for$26000incdestination.They were very easy to deal with.If I ever need another Acura I'd go to Bill Vincents Acura or Radleys.
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