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2013 and earlier-Acura TL Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • I think these rates are available on all Acuras and Hondas, so it probably doesn't mean anything about the when the '06 TL will arrive.

    I picked up my new Silver '05 TL, auto, navi today at Northeast Acura in Latham, NY. I paid $32,995 and they threw in wheel locks (I asked for trunk tray and splash guards also but couldn't get them). They are the only local dealer so I emailed about a dozen within 75-125 miles (downstate NY, CT, NJ and MA) through The quotes I got ranged from $32,695 to $33,900. The lowest quote was from Ramsey, NJ but I decided it wasn't worth the 2 hour drive to save $300.
  • Waddup fellow enthusiasts..
    I have several questions which I'm hoping that at LEAST SOMEONE reading this can answer...
    I need a car ASAP and am not sure whether to wait for the 06 or go get raped on an 05.

    FIRST: WILL THE 2006 TL HAVE THE SAME NEW INTEGRATED KEY-FOB AS THE 2005 ACCORD?? -- Very Nice. The security buttons built into the key itself.

    ADDITIONALLY: I learned today that the 06 Acura's will now have a 6-year 70K mile warranty rather than the 5/50.

    Also, I'm in Salt Lake City area and am wondering if anyone out there can suggest the best dealer to purchase from. Not very good experience with the local guys.

  • delmar1delmar1 Posts: 744
    'thecrazyone'....geez...your plea for 'at least someone' to answer. Wow.

    Well...let me see. (1) The 'integrated key'...who knows...kinda cool...but not a big sell for me. (2) What day the '06 arrive....the bigger question should be when could you actually take delivery. Even if you want to be the first owner on the '06 TL...likely your delivery will be staggered as the one you want hasn't hit the lot. (3) A-Spec....the worth is personal tastes...and I say it is more visual flair.

    ??? What I don't understand is your position of " need a car ASAP and am not sure whether to wait for the 06 or go get raped on an 05 " Why would you even think you would not receive a favorable '05 experience? If definitely won't get a comparable price with an '06 with anticipated few changes from the '05 (unless you require and hope for an integrated key fob)
  • tianctianc Posts: 13
    Hi, first of all, I'd like to give thanks to everyone in this forum; you guys are awesome! I have gathered a bunch of quotes from SoCal Acura dealers and I am pretty much set on Santa Monica with $31,599 (like others on this message broad, they consistently have the lowest quote). I am in NoCal and happen to go down there for the labor day weekend, so might as well check it out. The person I am talking to is Julio, a pretty responsive guy. I will let everyone know my experience after my visit. Good luck to me! :)
    By the way, NoCal dealerships' seem to be pretty competitive compared to SoCal... if not for the fact that I am going down to LA this weekend, I could have given them serious thoughts (Marin Concord offered $32,599, which is actually lower than some of the SoCal quote I have received).
  • tianctianc Posts: 13
    BTW, it is the one with Nav, AT.
  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,101
    Wow. Congrats on a great deal for a great car! You win twice, enjoy.

    '13 Jaguar XF, possibly my favorite of all the cars I've owned. But, my '09 Jag XK was a beauty, as was my '05 Acura TL, '88 Acura Integra, '84 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo & '78 VW Scirocco (my first!). And, of course, the '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R and '95 Saab 900s I bought for the ex... Ok, I like a lot of the cars in my life.

  • habitat1habitat1 Posts: 4,282
    You are worried about getting "raped" by buying a 2005 and yet are considering the A-spec package??

    I have a 2004 TL 6-speed with the HPT tire package. When my car was in for service last fall, the dealer gave me an A-spec car that they had taken in on trade in as a loaner. I drove it 40+/- miles through DC and on the Beltway. It was an automatic transmission car.

    In my opinion, the A-spec package is not worth anything in terms of noticable performance compared to the standard 6-speed. The 6-speed, with the standard sport suspension, high performance tires and Brembo brakes handled and braked every bit as well as the A-spec car. And putting an A-spec on a automatic is a clear case of bipolar disorder.

    Unless you are hell bent to attach a bunch of cosmetic do-dads to a TL, forget the A-spec. In my opinion, the TL looks good out of the box and there is no need to defrock it of its natural beauty and integrity. As you can probably tell, I am a "substance" oriented person. The A-spec is frills without substance.
  • I have gathered a bunch of quotes from SoCal Acura dealers and I am pretty much set on Santa Monica with $31,599 (like others on this message broad, they consistently have the lowest quote).

    Holy smokes...that is a great deal. Congrats to you!!
  • satsat Posts: 1
    I think we got a great deal after doing a lot of shopping and negotiating. We ended up with the TL non-navi in red with black interior from Acura of Brooklyn:

    $30,000 + tax (6% NJ tax) + registration
    We didn't pay any destination charges or any additional fees.

    We had two months left on our lease, and got the dealer down to $30,300, but he said he'd pick up one of our lease payments and make it an even $30,000 to get the deal done.

    We live in NJ and went to a number of places who tried to make it seem like we were getting a great deal. Open Road Acura was nice to deal with, and originally we were looking for the TL with Navi. We got it down to $32,300 and told him that we saw people were getting it cheaper, so if he agreed to eat our remaining lease payments we would sign. He wouldn't go for it, so we left. Plus, he was charging the destination fees.

    We then went out to Paragon Acura in Queens becuase they lured us in with offering 1.9% financing. We told the sales person that we had done a lot of research and already had a good offer, but with the 1.9% we would go with them if they would match it. He had the nerve to come back with the full sticker price. We even showed him this message board, but would not go below $33,500 with navi. We left

    We then called Acura of Brooklyn to see if they had the same 1.9% financing. Luckily, the sales manager picked up the phone and was wonderful. He told us that the only way to get anything like 1.9% was if they were significantly increasing the price of the car to make up for it, and also said that the 1.9% was probably only for 24 months (check the fine print!). I told him that we had an offer for $32,300 from another dealer, and would he match it? He said yes, plus, he wouldn't charge destination. We came over and negotated directly with him. What a difference it is to deal directly with the sales manager! He only had two cars w/ navi coming in and they weren't in the color we wanted. We decided that we really didn't need the navi anyway, so he immediately took off the $2000 cost of the navi, and then we went from there. Once we hit the final price of $30,000 he passed us off to one of his salesman who was also great to work with. He kept in touch with us over the last few days to confirm that he received all of our insurance ppwork, etc. which I really appreciated.

    We picked up the car last night and its beautiful. Granted, it was a pain to go all the way to Brooklyn, but well worth the excellent service and great price we got on the car.
  • Good price. Got mine fm Santa Monica a month ago so the price was a little bit higher. I had my credit union financing so paper works took less than 30 minutes. But it took longer to get the car because the TL was just being unloaded fm the transporter...prep was to follow. The TL had only 3 miles in the odometer.:)

    Internet no haggling/hassle pricing is the way to go. I wish other car brands will do the same.
  • tianctianc Posts: 13
    "You may include the dealership name, city and state in your post. Please do not post names of salespeople, telephone numbers, email addresses, or other contact information."... oops, I didn't see it before posting my first message, my bad.

    Anyways, hopefully I can get out of there within an hour or so, since I have a plane to catch in San Francisco that same day :P

    BTW, did you ask for freebies such as wheellocks, splash guards?
  • ceb90ceb90 Posts: 24
    Hi everyone,
    I have been reading this forum for over a year now and I decided this weekend would be the best time to go look for an blk on blk TL w/Nav. I have a question I e-mailed almost all the acura dealerships that you listed except Downey, Norm Reeves, and Weir Canyon. The only one that responded was

    Glendale- (But don't have blk) But asked would I want another color. Gave me a quote of $32,400 plus tax, lic., dmv and CA tire disposal

    Alhambra- quote $32,555*-I told them about your quote of $31,599 and they said that quote is unbeatable at 31599. Make sure it's a real number.

    Keyes-Didn't give a quote but said they have one on the lot, but it has accessories on it (18'' chrome whls, underbody kit, side molding, lip spoiler, whl locks and mud guards).

    They others have not responded back to my request. Should I call them to get a quote? I am looking to buy this weekend for that price and blk on blk w/nav.
  • Hi there-- I would send Santa Monica Acura an email, and see if they will match a price seen here a few times recently, which was $31,599 for an '05 with Nav. I would also recommend contacting Acura of Glendale to give them a chance to come close. I dealt with them, and they're great people......Hope this helps.
  • delmar1delmar1 Posts: 744
    Good that you are getting multiple that is the way to do your search.

    I am not sure how long ago you contacted them with a request for quote. However...typcially you will get an ackowledgement within the day...and a quote in approx 24 hrs or so.

    If you do not receive a response back...go to their respective website and request again. Possible that the internet manager had the day off (middle of the week right now) or they are tied up wrapping up deals.

    If you continue not to receive a response...determine who is the internet manager and email or call directly. If no response...blow them off.

    Look at the pricing provided by many on this board for guidance.

    If they don't have the car on the lot..and don't get sucked into getting a bunch of accessories you didn't want....inquire if they are able to swap a car for get your color of choice.

    Remember....cast a wide net (also know that San Diego has really poor pricing) patient...and get what you desire. And a TL is absolutely something to be desired.
  • Any help would be appreciated. I'm thinking of buying an 05 TL it is the demo model and has 5700 miles on it. It is a non navi, anyone have suggestions on what I should be willing to pay or where to start negotiating? I been told dealer cost , but don't know what dealer cost is on an 05 TL. Lil help here please.. And is the 06 TL AWD just a rumor or a fact?
  • ceb90ceb90 Posts: 24
    Thank you for the advice. I send out another e-mail to those dealers, because I am trying to get acura special finance deal before it ends. So I will let everyone know what happens.
  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,101
    What you describe is a (very) used car. Dealer cost (approx. $30,700) is much too high to start as some people are getting NEW '05 for this amount or less! Check and for used car values. Let the dealer make the first offer and go down from there.

    I paid invoice for a non-nav TL back in late December '04 with only minor negotiations.

    '13 Jaguar XF, possibly my favorite of all the cars I've owned. But, my '09 Jag XK was a beauty, as was my '05 Acura TL, '88 Acura Integra, '84 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo & '78 VW Scirocco (my first!). And, of course, the '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R and '95 Saab 900s I bought for the ex... Ok, I like a lot of the cars in my life.

  • Hi Ceb90: When I was looking, I too didn't recieve an immediate response from either Santa Monica or Acura 101 West. I simply responded to the "we have recieved your request" emails and asked for their prices, and heard back from both within the day. If you are still looking, I would suggest doing the same-sometimes it takes a little more push to get a price from the lower priced dealerships, but it's worth it-the prices that you will get will make up for the extra time you spend. The quotes you got are on the higher end, especially since the 06's are on their way. And you get the joy of knowing you are driving a TL for a great price :-)
  • ceb90ceb90 Posts: 24
    Hello everyone,

    I emailed some old & new dealer.Theses are the quotes I received so far.

    Riverside acura-$33,595 which includes destination.
    I e-mailed them back and told them that I am looking for price quote around $31,500, and I am wanted to purchase by this weekend.
    (There response was sorry but we will not sel a TL for a $1000 back of invoice. We'll probably be out of them beforew the 2006 models show up.)

    Acura 101West- $32,995 plus tax and

    Downey acura- e-mailed me a promotion website saying (Lets Make A deal
    Whats It Going ToTake ????????). So I replied back telling them I am looking to purchase a black on black TL w/Nav by this weekend. The lowest price quote I received was $31,599.00

    Keyes acura-Response was what's your price range?
    we may do something special for you. I replied back my price range was $31,500.

    I have not heard back from Santa monica
  • You guys are awesome! You helped me, a guy who never bought a new car (never thought I would), get up to speed on the new TL market very quickly. My wife and I already fell in love with the car (car is for her) and researched enough to realize it didn't make sense to buy used when the car holds its value so well. So on Monday night, I found you guys via a web search and stayed up until 1:30 am catching up on where/when/how to buy new. Tuesday, I followed the model - sent a few e-mails at lunch time, made a few calls in the evening, and ended up with a very fair deal on a new TL.

    Purchased from Acura of Orange Park (dealer and internet manager prominently featured here). The internet manager and I actually spoke before he gave me a price. I told him what I was looking for (armed with the info from this group), I noted it was the end of the month and he accommodated me on price/features (other dealer quotes were fairly high). I went in Tuesday night and bought the car based on what we had agreed upon. He was very professional throughout the process.

    So in two days (less than 48 hours), I went from an uninformed car purchaser, to a highly informed purchaser with a new car! Here's my opportunity to give back. By the way, though they are in limited supply, the 6-speeds are fantastic. If you enjoy driving and are not just looking to go from pt. A to pt. B, you have to try the 6-speed. My wife and I both love it. I drove the auto for a day while they installed the spoiler, and its a night-and-day difference.

    '05 TL 6-Speed without Nav; White Diamond Pearl; Parchment Leather; Protection Pkg.; High-Performance Tires (hpt); added Rear Wing Spoiler

    $30,786 (incl. destination, protection pkg, and hpt) + $665 spoiler + license fee + doc fee + 7% tax
    $33, 600 OTD

    Keep up the good work!
  • tbntbn Posts: 2
    I picked up my 05 TL w/o Navi from Sterling McCall on 09/01 for $31,200 with 2 years free oil change and tinted window.
  • Just picked up the vehicle from Glendale Acura. The deal was a breeze. It took 4 phone conversations and just over an hour at the dealership.

    '05 TL Auto w/ Navi
    Wheel locks, splash guards, and trunk tray

    The odometer read 5 miles :shades:

    $32018 + 8.25% tax + TTL = ~ $34, 990 OTD.

    After emailing a bunch of dealerships, I received quotes from:

    Thomas Acura: $32, 205 + fees
    Alhambra Acura: $32, 555 + fees
    Cerritos Acura: $36, 555 + fees
    Santa Monica Acura: Didn't have the color I wanted.
    Metro Acura: No reply.
    Downey Acura: Passed when I offered at $31, 205.

    I had a terrible experience at Keyes in Van Nuys. After getting fed up with their internet sales manager (via email) with the short replies of "Sorry, that's too low..." blah blah, I decided to pay them a visit, only because it was 2 miles from my work. I called in advance to make sure they have the vehicle in stock. The guy (not the internet sales manager, he wasn't around) was just plain arrogant. After introducing himself, he asked for my driver's license. I didn't even get a chance to see the car. The first car they showed me had 144 miles on the odometer. After going thru their inventory and locating the cars in the lot, and having to take down the location number so they can go get the keys, we finally found the car we were going to bid for.

    The sales guy showed no interest whatsoever in wanting to sell me the vehicle. I offered him $34, 000 OTD and he said "Sorry, you're at the wrong place buying the wrong car" as he was starting to get up from the table. He then told me invoice was $34, 555 and that didn't include the wheel locks, splash guards, and trunk tray. I told him the other deals are including them in the deal. I also told him that invoice is $32, 555 and that's with destination. He didn't want to believe me. I was shocked. He didn't even make an attempt to counter offer. The initial offer I made wasn't like ridiculous or anything. Oh well, I got a free water bottle from them :D

    Thanks everyone for your help and advice. As for the rest, good luck!
  • kurtpkurtp Posts: 15
    I will be getting one of these great TLs at the end of the year, and was hoping that someone in this forum could tell me if this is a good time for this. Also, I had spoken with Costco participating dealers and they said that, by contract, they can't sell these cars at lower prices than what they give to Costco customers. I lost the figures that they mentioned, but was hoping that one of you on the forum would be able to shed some light on this for me.

    Thanks for your time.

  • kurtpkurtp Posts: 15
    One more thing: Are there obligations to using the same dealer for service that you bought the car at? My thoughts are no this isn't the case, but wanted to get confirmation from someone else in the forum. Is there any reason to not search for a dealer with the best price, even if it is 100 miles from my home?

    Thanks again.

  • delmar1delmar1 Posts: 744
    'kurtp'.... Regarding the Costco deals....they really aren't that great compared to rolling up your sleeves and doing your homework. For San Diego, the Costco 'special' price was about $500 more than the other dealers in San Diego.

    And if you haven't read all the notes really want to spread your wings and get quotes from other regional dealers. The price that can be obtained in the LA and Orange County (drive about 1-2 hrs) can save you $1500...which makes the drive worth it.

    As for are you obligated to have your car services at where you bought the car....NO WAY. You may bring it to any dealer and you will be treated very well. In fact...service departments will fawn over you to get the potential of getting warranty work.

    Please take your time to read this board for more will save you sigificant $$$.
  • Has anyone leased the tl for less than 42 months? I would like to lease it for 24 or max 36 months. I live in South Florida and have a great quote on a TL non-navi for 30k even (including dest) but the lease from the same dealer is 42 months $397 plus tax and 2k out of pocket. Any help of a shorter/better lease would be appreciated!!!!! Thanks, Will
  • delmar1delmar1 Posts: 744
    OK....many people may not have seen all the boards related to the TL. I did post the follow info previously in the 2006 TL board...but I figure since many of you are not swimming to other it is again....

    Below is a link of the official annoucement of the 2006 TL from Acura !

    Sure doesn't look like many changes from the 2005 TL. Pretty much as I anticipated.
  • utc2utc2 Posts: 42
    Another SoCal story....

    First off, special thanks to delmar1, ariegn, graffixx, socalbyr, jbdriver, and others in the SoCal region.

    I purchased an '05 TL w/ navigation 5-AT (black on black) this morning at the Santa Monica dealership for $31,490 (OTD $34,095). Price included mudguards and I saved a bit by paying Ventura County sales tax (7.25%).

    I started my search about 2 weeks ago. Wanted to go the internet route as so many people noted how easy this was. Here are the quotes I received.

    Cush (SD) - $34,199
    Cush (Escondido) - stated they called me (in their emails) but never did
    Norm Reeves (Temecula) - $32,855
    Santa Monica - as above
    Keyes (Van Nuys)- did price match but for over a week and to this datedid not have the color combo in stock
    Cerritos - could not match
    Tustin - could not match
    Gold Coast (Ventura) - could not match
    Weir Canyon (Anaheim) - $32,599
    Acura 101 (Calabasas) - never returned my email

    Van Nuys and Santa Monica turned out to be the cheapest and this is consistent with other posts. The internet sales reps at both sites were very fair and pleasant to deal with although the one from Keyes may seem short and rude (as someone else posted) he's actually pretty reasonable on the phone.

    Excited with the purchase and the price I paid. Only 2 miles on the car and literally fresh off the truck as it arrived this am. Turns out the black on black combo is a tough one to track down. Good luck to everyone with their purchases and thanks again to all who have contributed -- as you can see I saved $2500 by not buying in my local market (SD).
  • Congrats utc2.

    Only 2 miles on the car and literally fresh off the truck as it arrived this am.

    Who did you go through to get the car delivered to your house? and if you don't mind, how much did you pay for the deliver?
  • utc2utc2 Posts: 42
    Congrats to you as well! My wife will be picking it up tomorrow. I could be wrong but I think most dealerships will deliver at no charge within a certain radius.

    The other thing I learned today is that there is a new optional extended warranty - 8yr 120k miles. Offerred at $1800+. Yikes! Needless to say, I passed.
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