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Acura TSX Lease Questions



  • pshooperpshooper Posts: 25
    I know the Acura is a higher end car. I would like to own an even nicer car than the Acura and had plans to do so before last July. Economic uncertainty has lead me to be very cautious about committing to anything too expensive right now. I'm currently the owner of a 2004 CRV EX. It has been great, but I would like to tow a small trailer and the RAV4 with the 6 cylinder can tow 3500 lbs whereas my CRV can't tow enough to make it worthwhile to try. I need a second car for the wife and I have the choice of getting a new car for me or for her. She would be fine with any safe car that will drive in the Michigan winters. The CRV does do that well. But it has 80,000 miles on it and needs tires and brakes. It seems I might want to trade it before its resale goes down more, although it has no other problems and could easily go 250,000 miles. (I have a friend who has that on his 2004.) Anyway, this is how I came the the list of cars I am considering. The TSX would be kind of a consolation prize for me not getting the real luxury car I was planning on last year if I went for it.
  • acuhonfanacuhonfan Posts: 10
    Have you driven both an 09 4 cylinder Accord and the 09 TSX? I know the TSX is just a fancy European Accord, but boy do they feel different. The V6 Accord has a similar MSRP to the TSX, but doesn't appear to lease as well right now. Leasing a 4 cylinder Accord LX/EX/EX-L would save you some money and you'd get a bigger car that takes regular gas and is cheaper to insure, but it's quite a different car.

    If anyone from Honda is reading this, the wheel covers on the Accord LX have got to go. Why do you punish people for choosing an LX?
  • jamberjamber Posts: 21
    I just leased a 2009 TSX Base Manual Transmission for:

    36 months / 15k miles a year
    $361.85 ($383.56 total with 6% FL State Tax)
    $660 total due at signing (includes first month $383.56 and all DMV/FL fees)

    I am VERY happy with my deal. I emailed several dealerships in the state that had the colors I wanted in the 6 speed manual transmission. Three other dealers said they could not go that low. Delray Acura in FL was great, in/out in an hour, did not try to sell me anything extra, they did not play any games, straight up deal.
    I absolutely LOVE this car! Full of great features and lots fun to drive with the manual transmission! For me, I feel the TSX Base 6MT is a perfect balance of performance, luxury, economy and value!
  • pshooperpshooper Posts: 25
    I drove the TSX, but not the Accord. TSX steering was a little sensitive to me, but I could probably get used to it. The insurance costs on the TSX are really weighing heavily on my decision. I am going to call my insurance company Monday and see exactly what I would be paying. It looks like they are close to $75 per month more for the TSX!
  • XxHaimBonxXXxHaimBonxX Posts: 118
    When I leased my TSX, I switched from Geico to Allstate. 6 mos premiums are about $90 lower then if I would stay with Geico. Also, even Civic with Geico is about $30 higher then my TSX with Allstate. My point is that you should shop around. Maybe fill out a few online quotes. Allstate is now directly competing with Geico, they might give you a better rate.
  • marys236marys236 Posts: 78
    My insurance agent told me the TSX is going to be about $80 more per month then my 4cyl Accord EXL, I'm going to shop around and see if I can get it cheaper. I thought it would be a little more, but didn't expect that big of an increase.
  • XxHaimBonxXXxHaimBonxX Posts: 118
    $80 per month!?!? That's about $900 per year!!! What area are you from? I would try Allstate online. If you answer all questions honestly, you can get an pretty accurate quote without running the license and VIN.
  • dolsey01dolsey01 Boston, MAPosts: 79
    Here in Boston, my rates went up $300 a year from a 2006 EX-L V6 Accord to the TSX. Since my payments went down almost $300 a year on the new lease, it was a wash. $900 a year seems outrageous. I'm even being surcharged for a fender bender 3 years ago. I think my total premium is $1600 and insurance here is $$$$$$$.
  • XxHaimBonxXXxHaimBonxX Posts: 118
    I guess it could be worse. You could be living in NYC, or pretty much anywhere in NJ.
  • joey660joey660 Posts: 4
    Dealer offered TSX w/o nav: 10,000 miles/yr, $316/month(including tax, reg,etc) with $1680.00 due at signing. This includes $750 ASAP coupon from Honda Financial. This is "out the door". This seems to be the basic offer from Honda Financial for those who previously leased an Acura. Good deal? or should I ask the dealer to give a little more since the deal he's giving me is really a Honda Financial offer not anything directly from the dealer - as far as I can tell?
  • XxHaimBonxXXxHaimBonxX Posts: 118
    Couldn't hurt to ask more, why not? Looks like a pretty good deal so far. I didn't get your last sentence, every purchase goes through the dealer. That's who you negotiate the price with, not with Honda. Whatever you see on TV is just a general idea what you could be paying. It's up to the dealer to see you for less, or more.
  • Mary,

    Thanks for posting your details. I am in Tulsa and would also be very interested in the same deal. Did you work with directly with Internet Sales (VN)?
  • AXM23AXM23 Posts: 64
    Damn HaimBonx! I now live in NJ after moving here from the Bronx! Rates are bad but not that bad... lol
  • joey660joey660 Posts: 4
    I'm in Connecticut and the Sales Mgr called me because he saw that my lease was up. I did lease my present TSX from them. So he must have received some end-of lease printout. He also told me about the coupon, which I didn't know anything about. I did receive the coupon in the mail a couple of days later.
  • marys236marys236 Posts: 78
    Yes, I just emailed the Scholfield dealership through their website. I also emailed Don Carlton in Tulsa, they never even responded. Good luck, I hope you get a good deal. I love my car.
  • marys236marys236 Posts: 78
    I'm in Oklahoma. My policy is through Hanover. I'm checking around, surely I can get a better deal. It just about doubled my premium, I can't believe that's right.
  • gpb59gpb59 Posts: 82
    What would be a good price to offer on this?, base model
  • Perhaps someone better can give me an idea of how i did yesterday. I leased a 2009 Acura TSX base model 10k miles 36 months. The MSRP was 29k and we got it down to 26k. we used the 750 ASAP coupon. I put $1500 (includes first payment) down and got a lease of $317.50 a month. is this a fair deal that i recieved?? any feedback would be highly appreciated.

    Thank you
  • That it a great deal. we used the 750 ASAP coupon and 36 month, 10k miles and put 1500 down and got a lease of 317.50 including tax
  • joey660joey660 Posts: 4
    That offer seems about right to me. Dealer offered me,for 10k & 36 months, $316/month with $1680 down.
  • lwwgr1lwwgr1 Posts: 3
    What dealership was this with? I need to show the quote to the dealership I am working with so they will match it. Would you please give me the exact details of the deal.
  • Below is the deal I was offered today. How does it look?

    Description: 2009 Acura TSX w/Tech Pkg. w/auto transmission Up front fees total $1200.00You would have 35 payments (additional payments ) of $470.00 month The lease would be for 36 monthsThe lease would be based on 15,000 miles per year.
  • 2009 TSX with tech:

    Lease payment of $399

    $1638 down
    15k miles per year
    36 month term

    This seems like a lot down.
  • GTIGRGTIGR Posts: 9
    I just finalized a lease for a 09 TSX w/tech package, 36 mo/36k miles from Motorcars in Cleveland. Here are the numbers:

    MSRP: 33,200 (extra rubber mats etc)
    Price: 29,500
    Down: 1,500 (out the door)
    Payments: 429 (including tax)
  • XxHaimBonxXXxHaimBonxX Posts: 118
    Either that or they went up in price. I got mine with $1100 down and $326 per month, tax included. With Tech it would be at most $20 more.
  • That's kind of funny because Scholfield emailed back and said we wouldn't do the deal because yours was only made because of supply and demand. I'll call BS on that one because sales are off EVERYWHERE. On a positive note Don Carlton emailed back and was more than willing to work the same deal.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 63,104
    I think the Tech model has a lower residual than the base model.... So, it's not just the increase in MSRP that you have to deal with..

    With the same discount, you are probably looking at $40/mo., more...

    Which is why leasing Honda products with NAV is usually not that good of a deal (especially compared to the same non-NAV model).



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  • GTIGRGTIGR Posts: 9
    In order to get a TSX tech for $1100 down and $350 per month (everything included), the selling price has to be ~28k which is $2400 below invoice and $4800 below MSRP (residual for 36 mo/30k miles is 59%). There's no way a dealer can give that since they lose money on such a deal. I got quotes from 4 different states and the best deal was $1000 below invoice.
  • XxHaimBonxXXxHaimBonxX Posts: 118
    When I was leasing my TSX base in February, it was $25,990. Tech was almost $28K, destination included. So these prices are possible. I didn't have any coupons or discounts. Maybe just lucky.
  • marys236marys236 Posts: 78
    That's great, that Don Carlton is giving you the same deal. Scholfield was really anxious to make the sale as of March 31, which is why they brought the car to me, I could not drive up to Wichita at that time. So maybe it was an end of the month kind of thing. But it's better to buy local anyway, good luck with Don Carlton. I think you will love the car, I love mine.
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