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2013 and earlier-Acura TL Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 10,079
    divix.....$39K isn't a bad price. However, if you haven't already taken delivery, I'd expand the search by looking on line for dealer inventory to....say.....a 150 mile area to see of there are any black/umber cars around. If so, contact the dealership and ask if they'd be willing to give you an internet quote (some will, some won't). If so, you'll have a pretty good idea of where you can buy one, and a quote to get your local dealer to shoot for.

    Personally, I'd make the local dealer an offer.....say $38K. Tell them you're a buyer at that price....TODAY. If they reject your offer, tell them you're moving on to whatever other dealerships are in your general area.

    Also, be wary of the back end fees. Someone mentioned a "dealer fee" of $399. While it cost the dealer something to do the paperwork, I've seen fees like this as high as $800 added to the back end of the deal. Personally, I would not pay more than $100 for those fees to do paperwork, etc.

    I even saw one dealer charge $500 over and above dealer delivery and prep fees (which should already be included on the MSRP sticker). Generally, dealers aren't losing money on these cars. One way or the other, they're making money somewhere on these deals....either on the deal itself, and/or on the back end, on the trade, etc.
    2018 Acura TLX SH AWD ASpec
  • ak528ak528 Posts: 3
    Hey, how recently did you purchase this? I'm looking for the 0.9% financing plan, but they don't have it on and I'm concerned the dealership don't have it anymore either.
  • goyo1goyo1 Posts: 3
    I got it yesterday June 14th 2010, in this area Virginia will finish July 6th. Go to and enter you zipcode and it will let you know if it's avaliable in your area. Good luck!
  • mjs560mjs560 Posts: 8
    I live in NY and have an offer for a TL lease with the following information from a dealer in NJ. I am coming off of a TSX lease and Acura is offering $1,500 on a TL lease or purchase:

    36 months
    12,000 miles per year
    Inception fees:
    Bank fee $595.00
    NY tax on bank fee $52.81
    Documentary fee $249.00
    NY DMV fee $195.00
    Out of state reg fee $54.00
    NY tax on $1500 from Acura $133.13
    First payment $332.66

    Inception fees down $1,611.60
    From Acura $1,500.00

    Monthly payment is $332.66

    What is the verdict on this deal?
  • mohanpmohanp Posts: 26
    edited June 2010
    Has someone got the 1500 additional to the 2250 incentive ?
    I mean for non Acura owners ? they say this is the loyalty program ? can someone confirm this ?
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  • deerdhdeerdh Posts: 5
    edited June 2010
    Just purchased a 2010 TL SH-AWD, 6 speed manual for $39K base price. I'm in the Seattle area. I offered the salesguy 37K and he about crapped his pants. I finally got him down to 39 even. It's a sweet car...but...what do you think?
  • kel2010kel2010 Posts: 4
    edited June 2010
    Edmunds says the $1500 loyalty incentive is for people w/ TLs coming off lease. I hope they can allow it for TL owners just buying another TL. I'm planning on buying a new TL Tech w/ 18 inch wheels asap. My 75 year old mother had her Accord totaled by a guy who ran a red light. She promptly took up w/ my wife's 99 TL w/ 110k miles which we bought new. She declared that she wouldn't drive long enough to justify buying a car and my wife needed a new one anyway. Gotta love Mama! What's the best pre Tax price running on a TL Tech w/ the 18 inch wheels? $33-$34K? Any truth to the rumor that Acura will change the grille on the 2011 TL, and when will the 2011's make it to dealerships? We have a spare 97 Del Sol SI that we could drive everyday for a while til the 2011 arrives. I don't really dislike the grille, but would wait on a new look. I'm in Upstate South Carolina, but travel a 400 mile radius regularly for work, so NC, TN, or GA are all feasible.
  • deerdhdeerdh Posts: 5
    Hi, I just bought the same car....are you saying $39 K as a BASE price? I also got them to commit to 39K as a base price, + tax/license/ext warranty, blah blah blah.....where are you located? I am in WA state......I have never purchased a new car before and am very new to the negotiation process....Looking for opinions on if I did OK...? Thanks!
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 11,260
    This is an Acura. You don't need an extended warranty. How much do they want for it anyway?

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2011 Pilot EX-L 4WD, 2015 Infiniti G37x Q40 AWD

  • ChasboyChasboy Posts: 186
    I agree. I never got my money back on any extended warranty. CU discourages it, has for years.
  • deerdhdeerdh Posts: 5
    we got the least expensive ext. warranty on the list. It was $2700 or so. With it, however, we get $2500 back if we don't end up using it. It covers years 5-7 of ownership. Any opinions on what we paid as a base price (39K)????????
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 10,079're obviously happy about what you paid since you pulled the trigger. You did fine.

    Personally, I don't see any styling changes for any of the Acuras. Acura just updated every model with the new "look". So, unless they do something they've never done before, I'd expect it to stay more or less about the same until, or even if, there are styling changes somewhere around the 2014 MY (5 year model run).

    Straight deal on a base TL w/tech, no trade, no outrageous dealer installed options nor fees (i.e. doc fee), $34K should be doable.
    2018 Acura TLX SH AWD ASpec
  • jaymkjaymk Posts: 86
    Acura TL is now 2 years old and there should be some minor changes in the 2011 model coming this year. Anybody knows when the new model comes out?
  • oscars2212oscars2212 Posts: 12
    edited June 2010
    Hey all - just bought a new TL SH-AWD with Tech Package and 6 speed manual transmission in Northern Virginia. One caveat - I qualified for the $1500 loyalty bonus as I was in a current lease (although it wasn't up until March 2010, they still let me qualify).

    After factoring in the $2250 marketing rebate, and the $1500 loyalty bonus, I paid just $35,700 for the car, which INCLUDED the freight charge. That is literally thousands less than I thought their bottom line price would be.

    They tacked on a $399 processing fee which I didn't bother trying to get out of. Including tax/tags, which I rolled into the monthly payment, I ended up with a total of $37,350 for the top-end TL. Plus, 0.9% financing for 60 months? I'm paying $637 a month, with $0 money down, for a $43k+ MSRP car. Ridiculous.

    They made clear to me that it was actually tougher to come down to that price on the 6spd MT than it would have been for a 5sp AT...

    I bought mine at Pohanka Acura but I am pretty sure that Radley will have similar prices (I got an email from them that a TL SH-AWD w/ tech could be had for $35,950)
  • ChasboyChasboy Posts: 186
    good price. do they charge extra for the manual? I'm out of the buying loop and into the owning one...for a long time!
  • lj2269lj2269 Posts: 5
    Congratulations. Can I ask how you got out of your lease? I'm in nj have 5 months left on my tl and looking to buy they told me they would tack the 5 payments back into my price- any advice??? Really appreciate it!!!
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 11,260
    WOW! That's some sweet deal on a fantastic car! Good luck with it!

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2011 Pilot EX-L 4WD, 2015 Infiniti G37x Q40 AWD

  • oscars2212oscars2212 Posts: 12
    Well the MSRP for the auto and the manual are the same, however they apparently are less willing to come waaaay down in price on the manual. What the salesman told me (after I bought the car) was that they only ever carry 1-2 manuals at any one time, and the only people that want a manual REALLY want a manual, so they don't have to agree to come down nearly as much in order to get the deal done.

    I got lucky and was able to play the two nearby dealerships off one another. Plus it is end of the month and they haven't come close to meeting their quota.
  • oscars2212oscars2212 Posts: 12
    What the dealer did was appraise the car as if I was "selling" it to them. Then, they added up my remaining lease payments AND the agreed upon "purchase price" that was from my lease agreement. That total was less than what they appraised the car for, so they figured they could buy out my lease from Acura Finance and then sell it for at least what they had to pay out.

    Basically, what they did was make the remaining 9 lease payments to Acura Finance, and then bought the car from Acura Finance for the listed buy-out price on the lease. Now they own the car, and can try to sell it for more than they paid.

    That same tactic may work for you, depending on the amount of your remaining lease payments and the previously agreed-upon post-lease purchase price in your lease.
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 11,260
    Acuras hold their value so well, that with a few months left on the lease, the car is actually worth more than the buyout plus the remaining payments. The dealer buys the car back from Acura Financial for significantly less than the (retail) buyout on the lease agreement.

    My best friend's wife had an '04 TL she leased. They wanted to upgrade to something bigger (Infiniti QX56). With 8 months left on the lease the Infiniti dealer offered them what the remianing payments were + the buyout on the trade sight unseen. They didn't even look at the car until after the QX was delivered. And just in case anyone is wondering, they got a good deal on the lease of the QX56.

    I'm sure whenever (or if ever) we decide to get rid of my wife's TSX, I'm confident it will be worth more than what I owe on it.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2011 Pilot EX-L 4WD, 2015 Infiniti G37x Q40 AWD

  • jtlajtla Posts: 373
    Did you pay capitalized cost reduction (aka down payment) when you leased your car? If so, how much?
  • 9under639under63 Posts: 1
    Replacing wife's 98 RL she got new? Never was back to dealership except for regular service. Car has been a bullet proof lazy boy on wheels for 12 years and 107K miles. She is feeling her mid life crisis and wants to go a little sportier the time, but needs the no hassle ownership of a car that doesn't break. Most all driving will be short hops in town,with one back and forth trip to Florida each year
    Used 07 TL will be factory certified car. Thanks for any comments.
  • karyakartakaryakarta Posts: 17
    edited June 2010
    Hello Everyone,

    I am being offered a used 2009 Black Acura TL SH-AWD with TECH package and the regular 18inch wheels for $30,000 plus TTL in a straight all cash deal. The car was previously registered as a manufacturer's car in Marysville, OH and I was told that it was formerly used by Acura USA executives. The car has black exterior and taupe interior and 32,500 miles on it. For your information, this car is not a used Acura certified, so it only carries the remaining balance of the 4 years and 50k miles warranty.

    I already visited with the sales manager long and hard and $30k is the lowest he would go. The sales manager tried to convince me that this car is not like any other regular used car since it was well-maintained by the manufacturer itself aka Acura USA and he claimed that the tires and all the fluids have all been replaced. May I ask for your kind input please? Does $30k + TTL sound like a good price for a car with 32,500 miles clocked on it? From recent postings at Edmunds, I have seen that lots of people are being offered roughly $37k + TTL for a brand new 2010 TL SH-AWD with Tech; so does $7,000 sound like a good enough depreciation? What do you guys think or hear about Manufacturer's Vehicles? Should I pull the trigger on monday (6/28)?

    Thanks in advance for all your input. :shades:
  • bwittlinbwittlin Posts: 2
    $43,195 MSRP
    $37,745 negotiated price before TTL
    Fees - $288 (title, tag, inspection, etc
    Tax (Texas) - $1,921 (after trade in of $7k)

    I feel pretty good about all of it - went back and forth but knew I could get it around $37k and wanted it done ;) Thoughts? Should I have held out longer? They claimed (of course) that this was absolutely bare bones
  • mohanpmohanp Posts: 26
    IMO u did good enjoy the ride
  • ostrich001ostrich001 Posts: 13
    IMHO, 32,500 miles is way too high mileage for a 2009 car. I guess that is why the price is so low!

    I think it will be truly attractive if they will make it a Pre-owned, Certified car. Otherwise, I am a little bothered by the high mileage.... mind you, the price is really good though! Can you live with the high mileage? How much do you drive per year? Will $7000 burn a big hole in your wallet? Is this really the color that you want?
  • jtlajtla Posts: 373
    The 2009 and 2010 are practically identical, and IMO $7,000 is a fair trade off for the 32,500 miles on the odometer. But, then there is this invaluable "brand new car" sentiment. At the end of the day, the real question is would you rather have $7,000 in your bank or a brand spanking new car in your garage. And that is something only you can answer.
  • jtlajtla Posts: 373
    The 2009 and 2010 are practically identical, and IMO $7,000 is a fair trade off for the 32,500 miles on the odometer. But, then there is this invaluable "brand new car" sentiment. At the end of the day, the real question is would you rather have $7,000 in your bank or a brand spanking new car in your garage. And that is something only you can answer.
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 10,079
    edited June 2010 hit the nail right on the head. 39K+ miles on a one year old car is a bit much. Plus, if it truly was an Acura exec car, I'd want to know if there were any other owners in addition to the exec.

    There should be a record of the owner somewhere with the car. I'd check with that person. If all fluids were replaced and service was done by Acura (as you'd expect of an Acura exec car), then the Acura dealer would have a record of that via their service computer. I'd want to see those records.

    I'd definitely want to see the service records and the car fax. Also see if the car was originally regustered in Marysville, OH. A CARFAX would tell you all of that.

    If all that checks out, $30K would be a heck of a deal for a heck of a car.
    2018 Acura TLX SH AWD ASpec
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