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2013 and earlier-Acura TL Lease Questions



  • Thanks Nacho2 for your reply. Actually this was the Acura TL with the technology package. MSRP was around $40,000 I got it for $35,800. My initial plan was to just pay only the dmv fees and first months payment, however my monthly was coming close to around $420-30 and I wanted to keep it under $400. My tags, tile, dealer fees all came to around $1650 and the remaining was applied to my cap cost. My money factor was 0.00113975 which is around 2.7% finance rate, which I thought was not too bad. I think I got a good deal, however I agree with you that I would have like to not put down $3000 of my cash for a lease. Main motivation was keeping my payments a bit low as well. My monthly now is $399. My residual on this is $23,350.
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  • Hi, I got the offer for $472 with zero down (just 1st monthly payment) for 2012 Acura TL with Tech package. Just wounder is it good one or I should try to get something better?
  • I forgot to mention that this is for 36 months/12000 miles
  • What dealership? I'm looking to do the same.
  • I'm looking to purchase a 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD Tech. What is the residual and standard money factor for 36 month with 10k miles. Not Super Preferred tier but standard. Is there any dealer cash available?
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    edited December 2011
    Hi dfwcarguy. Acura's December buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 TL AH-AWD Tech with 10,000 miles per year are .00114 and 56%, respectively for consumes who qualify for its top credit tier. I haven't seen the rates for lower tiers, but I'll look into them for you.

    Acura is currently providing $1,250 dealer cash on this car. Make sure to take it into account during your negotiations.

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  • I signed up 2012 TL with tech package at $475/Month with 12K miles/Year $305 Admin fee at the signup.
  • Thank you for your help. The dealership stated the standard rate was .00420 I thought that was to high... I don't understand why but my last car was financed with HFS at 2.9% promo rate in 2008 and nothing has changed in credit. If you could look into it will be appreciated.
  • I'm looking to lease a 2012 Acura TL Advanced. What is the residual and money factor for 36 month with 12k miles out of Los Angeles. Also, Thanks a ton for all your help! With your info last December I leased a 2011 MDX for my wife for only $490 a month that included the 9.75% sales tax with only $500 upfront for license. You saved me thousands! Keep up the good work.
  • Car_man, do you know if there are tax credits on Acura lease in Texas at the moment? Thanks again.
  • dp007dp007 Posts: 4
    This one is a complex one :)

    Please advise if the following offer is a good one (NJ Area).

    2012 Acura TL base model for 12K 36 months lease at $412 per month, with $2500 down.
    with a trade-in of my 2009 Honda Accord EXL with 32,000 miles (valued for $14,400) this has around $2k negative equity. Sales tax: 7%
  • Doesn't look like a lot of miles on the Honda, why $2000 in the red? Dealer trade-in is $15.5K. Dealer retail is about $18K. Try aiming somewhere in the middle.
  • You're welcome dfwcarguy. .00420?! That's an outrageously high money factor. If there wasn't some sort of miscommunication, you definitely should run away from this dealer.

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  • Welcome back mjt9090. I'm glad that things worked out so well for you last time. Let's see if we can do it again :shades: .

    Acura's December buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 TL Advance with 12,000 miles per year are .00114 55%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top aka "Super Preferred" credit tier.

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  • Hey dfwcarguy. I wouldn't be surprised if there was, but I don't know for certain.

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  • Hello,

    I am looking to lease a 2012 Acura TL Tech Pack in Florida, what is the best option for me? I am currently ending a Lease of a 2009 Acura TL Tech Pack ending in two days. During this lease, I put money down, but for this next lease, I dont want to put any money down or any out of pocket expense, I just want to sign and drive. What is they best way to get this with low payments in the 400-450 dollars a month range???

  • Hi newcar2010asap. The easiest way to get a good deal on a leased vehicle is to shop around for the lowest possible selling price and then have the dealer that you decide to go with calculate your vehicle's monthly payment using its buy rate lease money factor.

    Acura's current buy rate for the 2012 TL is .00114, but it is scheduled to introduce a new lease program some time tomorrow. If you'd like, please feel free to check back with me for an update.

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  • Hi. I'm very anxious to find out if there are any changes to the TL lease program in January. Please advise as soon as possible. Is the money factor still .00114? Is it still 58% residual on the 10,000 mile lease. Also, is Acura still offering its dealers the same $1250 incentive.

    Thank you VERY much for your help!
  • Hi labuyer100. Acura's January buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a base 2012 TL with 10,000 miles per year are .00098 and 60%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier.

    The dealer cash incentive on this car is now $1,500.

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  • Hi Car_Man,
    Thank you for the information. I just wanted to make sure of a couple things - one dealer is telling me that the residual is 57% (down 1 point from December), and another is telling me it is 56% (down 2 points from December.) You have 60%. I'm looking a the base with Tech model. Does that make a difference? I'm hoping your figures are correct. It give me more to work with! Also, with a no money down deal, one dealer said the money factor is .00088. Have you ever heard of that one? Thanks again for your help!
  • Hi Car-Man. I needed more information and accidentally posted a new message instead of hitting reply. (I'm new to this.) Anway, I am actually looking at the Base TL with Tech. Does that change the residuals? Also, we have one dealer quoting 57% and one dealer quoting 56% on the 10,000 mile lease. Finally, one is offering a money factor of .00088 for a no money-down deal. Can you help me make sense of all this? My sincere appreciation!
  • Do you know if the 36 month lease for TL with Technology package is also .00098 and 60% for 10k lease? Do you happen to have residual for 12k or 15k lease?

  • Not Carman, but I do know the base with tech model has a lower residual than the base without tech. I think the tech results in a 2-3% lower residual, but not sure of the exact amount.
  • So glad to have found this resource! I have test drove the Acura TL SH-AWD with Tech Package and decided I would like to lease.

    I am planning to make the deal in the next week or so, once I have some roadmap of what would be considered a fair lease deal.

    I see the current lease special on the acura website as follows...

    $349.00 per month for 36 months. $2,699.00 total due at signing.
    Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and fees. MSRP $36,490.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fees, registration, documentation fees, options, insurance and the like). Option to purchase at lease end $21,894.00. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear and 15¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP less than $30,000, and 20¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP of $30,000 or more.

    I generally like to have 12K per year in miles...

    So my question is, what should I ask for in terms of price, residual, money factor and miles per year and what should a monthly payment be. At least what is a fair monthly payment for the 2012 TL SH-AWD with Tech Package?

    I have 3K or so I am willing to use as money down. At the end of my leases, I generally buy the car or sell it myself on craigslist. Thats how I have done it with my last two BMW's and a Jetta.

    Also, what can I expect to pay out of pocket besides the money down? How much are excluded "tax, license, title fees, and documentation fees"?

    Edmunds gives me a TMV price of $41,608 including $885 Destination fee and a $607 regional adjustment... Is this the purchase price minus taxes I should try to get? I would like to walk in to the dealer, hand them a price layout of what I am willing to do and if they can do it, fine. If not walk and try somewhere else.

    Let me know your thoughts.

    Thanks very much!
  • You're welcome labuyer100. You never mentioned that you want the Tech Package. That drops the base model's residual value by 3%. So the 57% residual value that you were quoted is correct for a 36-month, 10,000 mile per year lease.

    Yes the money factor for a zero due at signing lease is slightly lower than the one that I mentioned.

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  • Any luck on your lease quotes? I'm loooking for a similar model 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD, probably without Tech pack if it makes a difference. I'm in Houston, and I was told the two lease specials they have online for 349 with 2599 down and 420 with no down are both for the base package and 10 k miles. I was quoted today for the SH-AWD with 12k miles of a residual of 58% or 23,223.00 and MF of .00098.

    Car man do you know if these are the actual going rates, and how to go about calculating my suggested monthly payment with the above? They did not mention a selling price, but with the RF they quoted I believe its 40040 which is steep compared to the edmunds TMV of 38855 for that package.
  • No luck. I am waiting for a response on this board before I go in and negotiate. I am hoping to get some reply soon.

    Thanks for checking!
  • maxlevmaxlev Posts: 41
    Hello Car Man,

    You were a great help to me a few years ago when I purchased a car and thus, now I am returning as my lease is about to expire. I am turning in a 09 TSX in the next few months and I would like to upgrade to a TL (or maybe a passat, sonata, or TSX). I had 45k total miles on my current TSX on which I am roughly 15k under at the moment. Acura is currently offering "rollover miles" and I was wondering that since I only really need a max of 12k a year, would Acura write a 7500 a year type lease? If so, what sort of residuals and money factors would I be looking for in PA/NJ for the base model. Thanks in advance!
  • umalum1990umalum1990 Posts: 9
    edited January 2012
    Is $595/ month, all in, a good price for a 2012 TL SH-AWD 15k / year, for 36 mos w/ no money down, just inception fees? CAP Cost is $40,497
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