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Acura TSX Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • Now that the '06 TSX is coming out, does anyone have any ideas on what sort of deals may be available on an '05? I'm hoping they'll have a few left by Feb because I want to use my tax refund for part of the down payment....
  • Given the nice upgrades coming with 2006 TSX's, you should be able to find solid deals on remaining '05's. What those deals amount to would be wholly dependent on your region and the dealer you are negotiating with.

    Just be prepared to play hardball. I'm not sure what would be left by February, but you should be able to find something.

    Frankly, I'd still shop the '06's. You may end up paying 2-3K more, but you'll get some nice features not available on the '05's. More ponies, too. :shades:
  • Thanks for the reply! Fortunately, a friend at work used to sell Acuras, so he's going to help me when the time comes. A lot depends on what the bank will give (er, lend) me...
  • I checked the site today, it shows up may have been a glitch in their site the first time I check. Thanks for the follow up. :)
  • Anyone with any experience in the Houston area? Looking for 2005 TSX non navi. thanks!
  • Dealer just quoted me 25,750 for an '05 TSX w/o navigation. It's $500 below carsdirect price but still a few hundred over invoice. With the 06's due in 10 days, should I get a lower price for the car?
  • I got this response from one of the local dealers today:

    The Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $28,505.00
    The Manufacturers Factory Invoice which is (Dealer Cost) is $25,934.00
    DUVAL ACURA SPECIAL INTERNET PRICE is: $37,214 plus tax and fees and this Price will Only be Honored thru the Internet Department.
    Our price includes a Special Acura Protection Package which includes (Splash Guards, Trunk Tray and Wheel Locks) - a $375.00 value at no charge to you which is included in the above Price to you.

    I have to assume the $37,214 is a typo, and should be $27,214. I've already been approved by my credit union for $25,000, and I'm selling my current car ('01 Altima) to my mother, so I should be in a good bargaining position.

    I'd appreciate any suggestions and/or advice. I'm going to go tomorrow (Sat) and at least test drive one. There's another dealer on the other side of town, so maybe I can get them into a bidding war. Also, are those Vehicle InfoPaks worth the money?
  • is that for NON NAVI right?
  • RE: is that for NON NAVI right?

    That's correct....
  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    $26,500 would be a good price for the car. People have already bought 06s for 5-700 over invoice. The $375 package that they are offering you costs them virtually nothing - that should not even come into play. Considering some of the great deals some people have been able to get on 06s I'm wondering if there's some money under the table Honda is offering to the dealers we don't know about. Only 1200 or so TSXs sold last month vs. the usual 2500 in other months. The week before xmas would be a good time to buy.
  • I believe Honda/Acura offers a 3% dealer holdback, so you're probably right.
  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    I'm not talking about holdback - everyone knows about that. I'm talking about extra Honda -> dealer money that no one (other than the dealer) knows about. Honda does this quite often on the Honda side of its business. It's never published but you sometimes can get it out of the dealers that there's some other money under the table to move certain cars.

    Like with the 05 Accords over the summer. People were getting them for what it seemed like a loss to the dealer. In reality, Honda was giving the dealer money to move them - to the tune of over $1000 per car. People who did a lot of research could find out about this, but Honda didn't advertise it.

    Somehow I can't see many dealers letting TSXs sell for just holdback+500. The TSX is not a high volume car where you could afford to make just a few hundred $ per car and stay in business.
  • Can anyone tell me what they're paying for 2006 TSXs with navigation? They are starting to show up at dealers in the Central and Northern Virginia areas. The lowest I've been quoted from any dealer was about $800 below MSRP, which is still a good $2,000 over invoice. They are in high demand and short supply, for sure, but has anyone been able to work the price down or are dealers holding firm to MSRP? (I'll drive 500 miles if it'll save me a thousand bucks) Thanks in advance for any responses!
  • You said, "Considering some of the great deals some people have been able to get on 06s..."

    Can you tell me what deals you are talking about? All the dealers I've talked to won't go below $1500 over invoice. Is that the best I can do?

    Does anybody know any dealers in the mid-Atlantic region that are willing to do more like $500 over invoice? I'd buy tomorrow if I found one!
  • I sealed the deal for $26,960 including window tint & a front nose guard film that looked like a good idea because we get lots of bugs in Florida. They had 2 05's on the lot, one with and one without navigation. I was tempted to get the one without, but they said a blue one (my first choice) was on the boat and expected by the 15th, so I decided to wait for that.

    I have a feeling they wanted to keep their last 2 on the lot for test drive purposes. Also, the difference in price was less than $1000, so I didn't see much of an advantage in getting the '05, especially in light of the increased power and other features of the '06.

    I declined the warranty and serice plan as it didn't seem to be that much of a savings in the long run. Overall it was probably as pleasant as I could have expected. The salesman said several times that the other dealership in town was making an "agressive" offer. I called them after the test drive and they said they didn't have any TSX's in stock and didn't have a firm idea of when the 06's would be in, so that pretty much settled that.

    In any event, it's too late to go back now (at least I think so), and I'll keep you posted on how long it takes to arrive. Thanks for all the help!
  • dvricedvrice Posts: 73
    My wife and I have been deciding on our next car for some time now, and we have chosen to purchase a 2006 TSX (strongly considered the TL).

    I live in WV and there are no dealerships close, but I have several within a 3 hr drive.

    I have e-mailed several dealerships and told them I plan to purchase an '06 TSX without navigation between now and March. I said I would like to buy it before Christams (and give my wife a present) if the price was right. I have no trade in, and I want the protection package (floor mats, mud guards) included.

    I asked them to provide a complete price including all fees for this car. I told them not to include TTL. I told them that I expect the quotation to be less than $27K, and that I have references I could provide of others buying this car for less than $27K.

    I just sent this out a few minutes ago, so no replies yet. I will let everyone know how it goes. Any other advice? Do you think I should be able to get the '06 without navigation before Christmas for under $27K?

  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    There have been some folks in some places that have had connections that have gotten invoice+700 delas but those seem to be rare.

    I've heard that $500 off sticker seems to be going rate around the DC area (someone bought one (6MT/NHP) yesterday for $1000 off sticker at Radley) another $1000 off could be had in NJ (Bridgewater Acura).
  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    It all depends on inventory. Normally this would be a good time of the year to get a discount but with the cars just showing up and a healthy demand meeting your mark might be tough. It is also the start of the month - try again right before Xmas. Dealers only work within a few day range - things could be quite different in 2-3 weeks.
  • dvricedvrice Posts: 73
    Four of the eight dealers I e-mailed have responded. My best offer by far has been $26,770 + $100 doc fee + TTL. This is for an '06 TSX without navigation, automatic, protection package included.

    This seems like a pretty good price to me? Please provide your opinion on this price.

  • laineylainey Posts: 62
    Does that include destination? If it does, that's $200 over invoice. Awesome price IMO! I'm still wading through evasive emails from dealers not wanting to give quotes. This whole process stinks.I hope I'm quoted close to that figure.
  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    Unless there are other junk fees that's a good price - about $700 over invoice (invoice w/ dest is 26051). That $100 doc fee points to a MD dealer?
  • i hope you didnt buy this! 29,890 plus destination, that's not even a discounted price. i'm paying 27,500 including destination for royabl blue with navi. and i'd finance through a credit union or bank.
  • i'm not so sure the protection packas is valued at $375

    wheel locks can be had for $33 online

    trunk tray is $78

    splash guards are $65

    that's one heck of a calculator they used!

    even on acura's site is $99 for trunk tray, $89 for guards, and $49 for the locks

    even if they charge "installation" for the guards, that's $237 plus how much installation cost....$140? BS!
  • toscitosci Posts: 18
    You are getting a 2006 TSX with navi for $27,500? Isn't the invoice around $27,870 including destination? :confuse:
  • if you want to get in touch with me, let me know. i can give you some dealers in nj.
  • yes, well, 27,500 plus $189 doc fee. and yes, invoice plus destination is right around 27,900. i'm happy.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,724
    If you have dealership names, post them here for the benefit of everyone.. Just follow the rules printed in red..

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  • A friend of mine is waiting for a 2006 TSX. A price was negotiated and money was put down. As you all know the TSX's are just now trickling in. The car is not yet in stock, and the dealer will need to do a trade to get it.

    After making this deal, my friend called around and found a particular dealer that *will* be getting the exact car in very shortly, and is also offering a better price on top of it.

    What are the relevant laws here? Can she request her money back and go with the other dealer's offer?

    And if so, would it be more polite to at least ask if the original dealer will match the price? What does she say if the original salesperson starts whining about "but we had a deal, you committed to it and put down money" ..?

    Thanks for advice!!
  • completely ok to walk away, the purchase order she signed should say that it's not final until delivery. but it could also say that the deposit is not refundable. i had them write on my P.O that the deposit IS refundable.

    as for my dealer, i'm still waiting for final info and i will post the dealer's info when the deal is delivered.
  • Hi,

    I need a new car very soon and would be so grateful for TSX buying info. Looking for auto with navi and best possible price of course. I have little wiggle room but really want the TSX. I'm grateful for all negotiating hints. I'll probably lease it, but not sure. I don't know how to get in touch with you (new to the forum) and don't want to post an email addy.

    Thanks so much!
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