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2013 and earlier-Acura TL Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • 69winter69winter Posts: 1
    Looking to purchase a 2009 TL with tech package in the NY NJ area. Looking for the best price anywhere within 100 miles. What are everyone's recent prices? Please respond, as I am looking to make the purchase soon! Thanks in advance.
  • ChasboyChasboy Posts: 186
    I paid $38995 at Open Road Acura in Wayne, NJ for a TL-AWD, no tech. Included all fees and taxes, including NJ Sales tax.
    I highly recommend the dealer. Ask for Curtis-he's the sales manager.
  • jb_turnerjb_turner Posts: 702
    Out the Door (OTD) is just that... everything that you have to pay to drive the car away including taxes and all fees.
    Some people may quote prices in here however fail to mention a trade was involved, the car was a "demo" or other considerations.
    Remember we ALL pay an OTD price!
  • ChasboyChasboy Posts: 186
    Exactly JB, many posters have stated that they don't want to include the taxes. Well, if one doesn't pay the sales tax, the car doesn't go out the door! ;)
  • markcpmarkcp Posts: 11
    Just put a credit card hold on a 09 TL with Tech @ $32900. This is a used TL with under 1500 miles, splash guards and trunk organizer. The dealer started at $35,900 and kept coming down. I told him two weeks ago I would pay $32500, but he replied $34000 was as low as he would go. Yesteray he emails me telling me it has been on the lot 30 days and he wants it off. Driving 3 hours to look at it on Saturday. Price doesn't include tax or registration. I figure I get the Tech package for free based on new price on the base TL's?
  • ilu333ilu333 Posts: 18
    I pulled the trigger this weekend. I got the 09 TL fwd w/tech. The OTD price including everything is $36800. This also includes wheel lock, trunk tray, & splash guard. This is the best OTD quote that I got.
  • ChasboyChasboy Posts: 186
    Congrats to both of you. Real good deals. You are going to love the car. :)
  • draz2draz2 Posts: 50
    I paid $34,480 (incuding destination) for FWD TL w/ Tech, not including tax, tags, etc. Dealer was Rallye Acura in Roslyn, Long Island. I picked it up 3-30-09.
    BTW I absolutely LOVE the car, I'm sure you will too.
    Hope this helps.
  • draz2draz2 Posts: 50
    "Out the door" is a euphemism and is not to be taken literally. Because state and local taxes vary, it's a UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTEDconvention that that term means ONLY the price of the car plus destination.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,685
    It's obviously not universally accepted, if two or three people in the same forum can't agree on it...

    If your OTD deal looks too good to be true, and you think it includes tax, then it probably doesn't.... ;)


    Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • Not real sure if this is a good deal or not.... I'll cut and paste the email.... I am also looking at a 2009 RL. Both #'s are here. Anyone that can give me information on whether or not this is a good deal or if I can do better....let me know...


    It was a pleasure visiting with you earlier this afternoon. I have put together lease quotes on the RL and TL for you as follows

    2009 RL Base model (includes wheel locks)
    Lease 36 months/15,000mi per year with $2,500 down ($1,000 lease loyalty from Acura and $1,500 from you) payment of $637 per month

    2009 TL Tech Package (includes body side molding, trunk tray, all season mats, splash guards, wheel locks)
    Lease- 36 months /15,000mi per year with $2,500 down ($1,500 lease loyalty from Acura and $1,000 from you) payment of $517 per month.

    Both leases include our making the final payment on your current lease for you. Please let me know how you would like to proceed. We look forward to earning your business again.

    My response was this:

    Thanks for the figures.
    Can you give me information for the following:

    • MSRP for each car
    • Selling price for each car
    • Residual % and purchase price at end of lease for each car
    • Money factor for each lease – My credit is the same as it was when I purchased back in 2006 – should be above 750.

    His emailed response was:

    Following is a breakdown of the details.

    2009 RL
    Sales Price- $40,134+ttl (with Wheel Locks)
    Residual Value 45% ($21,348). Money Factor 0.00215

    2009 TL
    MSRP- $39,445
    Sales Price- $36,949+ttl (with Bodyside Molding, Splash Guards, All Season Mats, trunk Tray, Locks)
    Residual Value- 56% ($22,089.20) Money Factor 0.00215

    On both vehicles American Honda is waiving the standard sales tax (6.25%) through the end of the month as a promotion. The money factor is a special rate used on both vehicles on the 36 month term. I figured your last payment ($699) into the numbers and selling price provided above.

    Any thoughts?......
  • i am in the bx ny looking to buy a 2009tl fwd w/tech
    i am going to purchase by the end of the month. Will go to CT or NJ
    i was quoted just under 35,000.00 w/destination not including TLL
    any dealer names would be helpful. thanks for any help
  • draz2draz2 Posts: 50
    I paid $34,480 a few weeks ago for the fwd w/ tech car. Dealership is Rallye Acura on Long Island.
    Good luck.
  • Just got back from Rizza in Orland and got a price of $34,950 include Dest, I told them they were way off, so it looks like I will be going to McGrath in Westmont and on the internet to get close to the 33,500-33,800 mark. They said bring back a wriiten offer and they would match lees 100.
  • kimsdadkimsdad Posts: 8
    I posted a few times a couple of weeks ago....I did not get the BEST price that I have seen on this board but pretty close to it. I bought a new 09 TL w/tech FWD for $33800. I was quarter backing for my daughter who actually gets the car. Anyway, this price was for EVERYTHING except tax and license. Even got the 3.9% int rate that they had at the time. (I think that i saw a TV commercial the other day where they are offering 2.9% now) I flew from New Orleans to Louisville KY to pick it up. Salesman picked me up and we drove 10 miles to the dealership and he had the car ready to go under the overhang next to the showroom. Had a nice 700 mile drive back home but did not mind. This car drives better than the Audi and Merc that i had years ago. The tech pac is awesome! Sweet ride.

    Bottom line is that if you can not get a good price locally, you can always try outside of your city or state for a deal. I just emailed 3 dealers and the Louisville KY dealer accepted MY BOTTOM LINE OFFER! Basically i said in my email that this was my offer and not to call me back unless it was acceptable. All of them called anyway, and I made it a short conversation unless they were going to take my original offer. I did not even have to haggle with Louisville salesman. He called to say he would take the offer. I have his name and number if you like. You can email me at mailitomehere@yahoo. commmm. Also, if you do not want to fly in to pick up a car, you can have it shipped by truck. You just look up "driveaway" in yellow pages and get one locally to arrange to have a truck bring the car back. I had a price of $535 to pick it up for the 700+ mile trip from KY to New Orleans LA, but picking it us was cheaper.

    Finally, i would like to suggest that anyone that knows what kind of car they want, that they get an online "New Car Price Service Report" from Consumer Reports. It cost about $15 but it is a MUST if you want to know how much the dealer paid for the car and what price you need to offer. It shows you any "dealer insentives" or "holdback" that might be used to get the car for much less than invoice price. It even has negotiating tips etc......about 14 pages long. I THINK that it might give a break down of any options that you want to add on the car and cost and retail prices for each i THINK. I did not buy any options for the TL w/tech since it has everything you need already.

    Good luck!
  • w_byrnesw_byrnes Posts: 20
    Just a heads up that Florida dealer also charges this notorious document fees. It is usually about $599. I had talked quite a few Tampa dealers and they don't look motivated to sell their cars. I got stuck at $34900+$599 (doc fees).
  • skodukulaskodukula Posts: 13
    All -

    I picked up my TL with Tech from Continental Acura. They beat the best price by 10% of the difference. Here is the details.

    MSRP - 39445
    Price OTD - 33384 (Incl.Dest, no accesories)
    Tax - 7.25%
    Doc fee - 150
    Title, Reg - 80
    Add below Accesories -
    Splash Guards Installed - $175 (
    Trunk Tray and Mats - $ 193 (Excl. Tax)

    The above rate included the 2K rebate and the special financing. the title fee is less because of the transfer (Traded in - 2000 Camry (111K miles) for 3850). Overall the dealer is great experience, he was very patient to work with me and once i brought the low cost, no questions asked, they did not have the color and provided me the accesories at discounted prices.

    Got the Black/Ebony - had 87 miles. Just drove 40 miles so far from last evening.. :shades: Great car.. waiting for the weekend awesome weather. Did not get extra warranty or paint protections. I would like to research and go back if needed. Let me know if you suggest paint protections or warranty.

    Note - In Chicago the price you quoted is good, I was able to get close to $300 as my dealers intial price was way high and the 10% less match gave me the additional $300. So anything less than 33600 is a great price so far in the Chicago area.
  • nick81982nick81982 Posts: 14
    Got a first quote for 33,700 in SF Bay area. Is this a good price for TL-FWD/Tech.
    Possibility of going any lower?

    Deciding between this and ES350 but now leaning towards TL because of feature/dollar.
  • mpcarmpcar Posts: 3
    I am having the same problem in Tampa. It seems Ferman Acura is not really motivated to sell. I offered them 31896 + ttl on a base TL, they didn't take it. Have you had any luck in this area?
  • ChasboyChasboy Posts: 186
    skodukula, great job.on the price. As for extra warranty, I got one once, and it never paid off. I had that car for 13 years.
    I don't believe in any paint protection. Consumer Reports doesn't either. Nothing is going to last as long as the 'guarantee'. Years ago there used to be a process called 'porcelainizing" which worked for awhile...until the paint underneath cracked due to different rates of expansion of the 2 layers. Research waxes, and enjoy the 'pleasure' of waxing your own car. (Its a pleasure to me, I know others disagree)
  • w_byrnesw_byrnes Posts: 20
    I contacted quite a few dealers in the area and I have a feeling that they may have some agreement among them. For TL+tech, there is no way that dealers in other areas would offer $33800 + TTL and Florida dealers stick with $35500 + TTL. This is just insane. I may have to get it from an out state dealer and have it shipped to me. It still saves me a grand.
  • You are God

    I wish I had checked this morning I could have saved a few hundred dollars. I got some internet prices, 33,998 at McGrath and 24,237 at Continital. So I called back Rizza and agreed to 34,200 with floor mats and splash guards , got color I wanted and just 3 miles on car, I messed up and didn't ask for bodyside mldg which I bet I could have gotten. Now they want 295 for them , they wouldn't move on that price so I didn't get them. Oh well, if I had only waited a day, so it goes. I would never have believed that you could get this TL with Tech for under 33,800, but you showed you can, great job. I pick mine up on Wed.

  • skodukulaskodukula Posts: 13
    That should be good, the only other thing when you are picking the car is they will try to sell Warranty etc, based on other folks response just do not commit yourself for it as they will make it sound like you might need it.

    Similarly for waxing the car option - Simoniz they will say its an $800 package. Just as Chasboy said enjoy the car driving and as well cleaning/waxing it. The other accesory i suggest is Trunk Tray. I got it at $30 and you have that on the Continental web site parts special price. I paid like $84. you have the rest needed on your car already. Just enjoying it is the best thing. In 2 days I drove close to150 miles and I love it.

    Have a a great time.
  • toby08toby08 Posts: 1
    I am looking at a used 2005 TL with 73000 miles and the Dealer is asking $11,000. I used to own a 1996 Honda Accord EX which gave me zero head aches and ran very well up until I deployed overseas last year. 260,000 miles was the last reading before we parted. After a year of driving around in a 53,000 pound truck in the blistering heat, I would like to ride in something smooth and easy. I am looking long term, especially with the economy being what it is, and have a tight budget towards my next car. Is this a good buy, and being a Honda product, are they as reliable? Any help is appreciated, Thank you for your time.......
  • What is the realistic target price that I can expect to get this car for? I live in South Florida (Miami area) All I hear from the dealers is that the SH-AWD is limited production, not much dealing on price and also that the 2000 dealer cash back is not offered this month (one dealer told me that so far of 3 dealers I have seen, the other 2 didn't say yes or no)
  • ChasboyChasboy Posts: 186
    Go to this website and try scouting around for a true answer on the cash back, or else, go to Consumer Reports online. I paid the $14 for the detailed price report and it paid back in spades.

    That limited production line is a bunch of crap.

    And...I have friends with a 3-4 year old TL and he and she love it. They replaced their other car with an RDX as well.
  • jpdisarrojpdisarro Posts: 33
    As long as the car has been well maintained, I think you will be very happy with the 05 TL. My family has three TLs, including an 05, and has been very happy with all of them. In terms of reliability, the only serious problem I could imagine is with the transmission, but the 05 transmissions are supposedly much more reliable than those from 2000-2003.
  • cebtebcebteb Posts: 138
    Nice link. Anything on Acura's first quarter sales (Jan - Mar, 09)? Nice to know these things when one is negotiating with a dealer.
  • ChasboyChasboy Posts: 186
    Thanks Ceb, I know there's other stuff there, just need to follow all the links.
  • did that price include destination???
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