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2013 and earlier-Acura TL Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • thanks for your opinion harrybush00. what you're saying makes sense and somebody from a dealership we talked to actually said the same thing to us but in the end we just went for it. :)
  • We bought a Nighthawk Black Exterior/Ebony Interior without Navi from Acura of Concord. We got it for $34,000 out the door, with protection package already installed which includes door and fender edge guards, trunk tray, wheel locks and mud guards. Base price was 31.3K including protection package
  • 3.99 %. Was that through honda finance? Only one Acura dealership here in the Dallas area is advertising and it is 4.49 %.

  • Purchased an amethyst metallic/ebony interior 06 TL last week from Acura of Orange Park. It came with wheel locks, mud guards, and floor mats. Charged invoice $30,999 including destination charge + $500 + TTL. Got out the door in FL for 33,560. I might have gotten this a little cheaper by putting in a little more time, but be advised...if you're reading this forum, you're doing the right thing. This car looks fantastic. It's a real headturner, and the handling reminds me of my old Supra, only with more luxury.
  • acura dealers here in st. louis are advertising 4.49 until 30 nov. - but I heard a rumor that acura may do something like 2.99 after christmas...?
  • Yes, it was thru Honda Finance.
  • deziidezii Posts: 1
    go to the vandergriff acura in arlington off of 20 behind fry's electronics near parks mall...thats where i got my 2006 Acura TL this week and it is great without navi(kinda sucks but still) i got it for about 31,500 so with navi and A-spec youde be sure to get a phat deal
  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,095
    I bought my '05 TL last Xmas time. AHFC was offering 2.9% for up to 60 months through the first week in January, if I remember. Funny thing was, both Boston area dealers I shopped were unaware of the 2.9%. They had to go to the Honda website while I was there to confirm! I took the financing for 48 months.

    '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.

  • Just so you know my not-so-happy ending...The price $32200 was for a 2005, I found out. I went to a couple other dealers and am getting a 2006 for $33500.
  • podrespodres Posts: 58
    Good move. Although the cars are essentially the same, their values are not. The 2005 should be at least $1,800 less than the 06, or $31,700.
  • I just bought a pre-owned 2005 TL (No Navi) from an Acura dealer (No. Cal.) It had 10k miles on it, and I paid $29,400.

    is that a good price? I thought it was fair at the time...but some how I still feel like I got taken. any feed back will be appreciated.
  • Thanks for the info chejo28!

    I wanted to get the A-Spec kit too but might get it later if/when I can afford it. Anyway, congrats on the car! Hopefully I'll be driving a new TL soon too! :D
  • al57al57 Posts: 67
    i have checked honda's website about you have to fill out application to get actual rates and when they are in effect or is there a link to obtain specific rates and when they are available
  • Is this the out the door price or the price with tax, title, license, doc, fees, etc...?

    If it is the OTD price, it is probably ok. If it is the price before TTL and fees, you probably could have gotten a brand new one for this price.

    As your purchase is done, I would not worry about it, as worrying will do nothing but spoil your enjoyment. Enjoy the car.

    I got mine in 10/05 (could have waited until 12/05 but due to baby being due, wanted to get this done early).

    Got new NAVI with tint, mud flaps, all season mats, wheel locks and body side molding for $32,100 before TTL. Waiting might have saved me about $1k but not worth it in this situation, particularly with AHFC 1.9% financing.
  • Where on Honda's website did you find this last year? I have been on both Acura's and Honda's website and they are not even advertising the 4.49% until 11/30 deal. :confuse:
  • Ditto what MVC said. I agree its probably not the greatest price, but not the worst either. Enjoy the car and have fun driving!
  • thanks localsd! the A-Spec really is worth it because it has the look of luxury and sporty as well. i hope you get your TL soon too! :)
  • roar1roar1 Posts: 193
    I'm interested in an '06 with nav and spoilers. Specifically, the front spoiler, the side underbody spoilers and the small decklid spoiler. ( NOT the wing).
    A local dealer wants $1725 for this particular spoiler package alone. How does this sound?? I'm in the mid-Atlantic area (fwiw).
  • roar1roar1 Posts: 193
    Be aware that part of the A-spec. package involves the installation of high performance, high friction ( high wear) brake pads. You may need to replace these pads every 20,000 miles or so. :cry: :cry:

    ps. Lexus recommends replacing the hi-friction brake pads on the new IS 350 every 20,000 mi.
  • Is the navigation really worth it? Last year I bought a $800 portible navigation system. It is helpful I don't use it much but when I do it really helps.

    So is the nav really worth it if I got this portible one? I spent $800 on this though.
  • I personally really like it. Granted, I use it at best once a month, but when I do, I am very glad I have it. I'm sure your portable one is good, but unless you take it with you always, you will likely be somewhere where it is needed and you've left it at home. The beauty of being able to drive and just listen to the directions rather than fumbling around with a map or arguing with the wife is priceless IMO.

    But that's just me... its certainly not ESSENTIAL. OTOH, most people on this forum have had regrets over what they could have gotten but chose to NOT get at the time to save small amounts of cash (relative to the car). I've rarely heard someone complain that they wish they had NOT gotten something...
  • Anybody hear of dealerships forcing customers to apply for Honda Credit financing even if the customer is pre-approved for financing through a credit union? The credit union was closed and the dealership wanted to have backup financing in place in case the credit union letter was a forgery or the financing somehow fell through. A $6,000 downpayment was made with American Express. This is pathetic. This happended to my brother this evening. He didn't even know that he was applying for credit. The dealer told him that the information was necessary so they could find his credit application easier in the morning. I was sitting next to my brother and explded when the manager told me what had happened. There are explicit laws in my state that forbid credit checks without prior consent from the customer. So if my brother's financing somehow falls through (it won't) the Acura dealer can fall back on the Honda financing they creatively had him apply for. Nice to know that Acura had a 4.49% rate through 11/30, my brother was quoted a rate of 8.9% after the dealer obtain approval from Honda. This is a joke, you expect this from a used car lot but not Acura which likes to compare itself to BMW and Lexus. A truly classless act. My attorney general will be hearing from me on my brother's behalf.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,665
    Did he take delivery of the car? Not too many dealers are going to let you have their $35K car for a $6K credit card payment, without some type of surety that the car will be paid for..

    This is normal operating procedure at most dealerships...

    You know your brother's credit is good... but, how do they know it?

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  • If I were the dealer I would not give a car up for plastic and a piece of paper. Why didnt your brother wait until the next day? How did the dealer "force" your brother to apply to Honda credit? If you complain to the Attorney General it will get filed in the trash.
  • zeakzeak Posts: 24
    I have a 05 TL/NAV and have never regretted the decision. I just got back from a trip to Chicago and it was a life saver. The carry on Nav systems look awful cheap sticking on the windshield or dash of a $36K automobile.
  • Just surfing the web and stumbled on this site which has some really great information. I've recently begun to get quotes on an '06 TL 6sp with Navi in Nighthawk Black over Camel. Unfortunately, there don't seem to be many around in this color combination in the DC/MD/VA area. Most dealers seem to perfer to sell what they have in stock rather than negotiate on a car they will have to order. I did get one quote which is as follows:

    $33,820 (includes $615 dest, wheel locks, wood shift knob)
    403 - Deck lid
    112 - all weather floor mats
    101 - splash guards
    86 - trunk tray

    Car plus options is $34522 + TTL and $245 :cry: processing fee for an OTD price of $36710.

    This seems a bit high. The dealer tells me this combination is rare. Does this sound like a good deal or am I paying a premium for this combination not being readily available? I'd like to get the vehicle down to $34K including the options. Also, can consumers opt to go to the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) directly to pay the TTL on the vehicle. The dealer says the $245 processing fee is used to process the paperwork through the MVA. I live 5 minutes from the MVA. It won't cost me $245 to register the car, pay the taxes and get the license plates.

    Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
  • So what you're paying is $34,800 roughly plus TT&L? That's not that great...not terrible, but certainly people are getting theirs for prices in the mid $33's based on recent posts. Most dealers throw in the performance package free so I wouldn't make this a deal-breaker.

    Dealers of course prefer to sell what they have on hand as they are paying for the space and taxes, but they will order you whichever combo you want if you insist. This should not increase your price at all as it is no extra expense to them. Be sure to send out emails to all the nearby dealerships to get bids and then pick the top 3 or 4 and make contact and work on getting the best price from the dealer you feel most comfortable with.

    Good luck.
  • I was offered invoice + $500 on 2006. Goodson Acura has good deals.
  • Just picked up mine last week from Rothensal for 33000+TTL.
    I think it's a pretty fair deal. A few weeks ago, they did
    not want to below 39000. The process was painless.
  • al57al57 Posts: 67
    previous posts have mentioned 4.49% APR thru honda by 11/30. i have searched the website and have seen nothing printed,how do you find out about special fiancing available thru years end?? looking for 48 month figures..Must you fill out on line application to get rate?
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