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2013 and earlier-Acura RDX Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • awilliamawilliam Posts: 5
    I looked at this and finally bought the base model which is quite loaded , it even has back up camera. Got excellent price for the base model at Pohanka. The only difference between the base and tech models is navigation , but for 3500 $... it is not justifiable
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,857
    more than just navi, but everyone has to make the value judgement . If we do get one, it will be a base model.

    you also get fancier stereo (with harddrive) which I can live without, a power hatch (no interest) and HID lights (just not a big deal to me).

    so overall, not worth the large cost differential. I can open my own hatch, and use the Garmin on the rare times I need navi.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • jackhowejackhowe Posts: 1
    got a quote in houston for 35.5k drive out for base model. what you guys think?
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,857
    hard to say without knowing what taxes and DMV fees are. back those out and you can get better opintion!

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • alston28alston28 Posts: 97
    Amber brownstone. Paid $34,245
  • kreozzkreozz Posts: 3
    edited June 2012
    Does anyone have any experience negotiating decent price in Boston area? Also, when saying what you have paid, it makes sense to mention exact configuration, i.e. tech. package and/or AWD.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,857
    what does that color look like? My wife is waiting to see it, and the dealer has nto had any in yet.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • fastgstfastgst Posts: 46
    edited June 2012
    I was quoted $2k off for the AWD tech around $40k.

    Is there any reason I cannot ask for another $1000 off?
    I know it's hardball but really do not need this vehcle unless they give me a deal, no deal then I walk.
    Since the accessories are incredibly expensive, like roof rail for $850 installed, and that does not include a $250 cross bar before you can use them.

    What's the invoice on it?
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,857
    you can ask for anything. Just don't expect to get it as long as there is strong demand and relatively tight supply.

    If you are talking about just the base sticker, 2K is about dead invoice. so odds are, you aren't getting another 1K below that (even if you can get the first 2K).

    but, if you are factoring in the accessories, there is a huge mark-up on those, so have at them!

    not actually needing the car is a great position to be in. make your offer to all the local dealers, and if one bites for some reason, you hit the jackpot. if not, you either live without or pay more.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • chefkelchefkel Posts: 4
    Hey stick guy, was that for an awd model? Which dealer did you go to? I'm in n. Cali too.

    Thanks
  • fastgstfastgst Posts: 46
    edited June 2012
    The sales did call me and quoted me $2K,
    now there may be other tricks when I go in, but seems legit.
    if that was the verbal price then there is room to go.
    I like shopping Lexus and Acura they are up front and not much games, you got money, you buy.

    I know these sells quickly, and until the "gotta have it NOW" crowd have bought it, they are in demand.

    Thanks for your help.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,857
    hard to compare if they are starting at a dealer add-on price.

    Like you said, if they added $500 (cost) options at a list of $1,500, then they can show a much bigger discount off the addendum sticker.

    I would just look at what you would reasonably pay for the accessories (price them out on-line, since you can buy all of them from dealers over the internet), add that to the MSRP, then subtract what the actual$ price they quoted you is. That way, you can see the "true" discount.

    the internet quote I got locally was for $1,400 off MSRP on an AWD tech (before any accessories which would have to be negotiated separately). Slightly lower discounts on the cheaper models.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • fastgstfastgst Posts: 46
    edited June 2012
    I was quoted without the accessories and did not mention my needs to the sales, we were just talking about the car sticker itself. most of the RDX comes in bare with no accessories right now.

    I only started to look at add-ons because I needed to carry more sporting goods. I already memorized the prices of the accessories.

    I'm not talking about cargo mat... The thing is, I heard you'd want the dealer to install the accessories to get warranty, not DIY adding on a hitch or roof rail.
    So if you can get something off in that area might be OK to buy it when you close the deal.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,857
    2K off MSRP with no add-ons sounds like a really strong price.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • alston28alston28 Posts: 97
    I should have said this is the base model. My wife saw it and loves it. It is in the brown metallic family but, depending on the light, I see a lot of grey. It seems to me that they are hard to find, perhaps a combination of limited production as well as popularity. Who would have guessed that a brown car would be so popular.
  • spdr99spdr99 Posts: 1
    I just bought an AWD with Tech and $335.00 of accessories for $38K from Acura of Boston.
  • fastgstfastgst Posts: 46
    Does anyone know the margin for the accessories?

    When I was looking at the MDX forum it seems people have gotten these things (labor included) installed for almost 50% of the e-store price.

    Since I am interested in a couple of big overpriced accessories anyway.. maybe better to ask for the accessories than asking for solid dollar amount off.
  • kreozzkreozz Posts: 3
    If that includes destination charge, it basically means about $2.5k off MSPR, which is a good trend, yet not enough for me. Did you get the deal through internet, or did you negotiate in person? What is the supply situation there, do hey have plenty of RDXs on the lot?
  • abybabyabybaby Posts: 3
    Hey
    Just got a 2013 rdx fwd base model for $32,450+ tax, registration and 299 doc fee. Is this a good price ? I called three other dealers but none of them were willing to match that price.

    Thanks
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,857
    considering that is $2,800 off MSRP, and $700 below invoice, I would say it is absurdly good.

    heck, if they offered me that much of a discount, my wife would be getting one after all!

    Have to ask though, did you have a trade in? Or add a bunch of accessories? Because if not, I really don't see how you got one so cheap.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,857
    and what the heck, since I too am in NJ, what dealer?

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • abybabyabybaby Posts: 3
    Hey stickguy,
    Thanks for your response. to answer both your questions:
    - I got only one accessory worth $280 bucks but that was added last minute, the car price was negotiated before that.
    - I got it from Denville
  • abybabyabybaby Posts: 3
    Sorry, forgot to mention - Did not trade in anything.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,857
    well, based on that, if you got $2,800 off MSRP you got a killer deal. I might have to drive the 1.5 hours or so up north for that!

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • fastgstfastgst Posts: 46
    edited June 2012
    Does anyone know how truecar.com works.

    Let me make an example.. if it says dealer cost is $30,000 in the bell chart.
    and there is a $1k rebate incentive going on from the manufacturer.
    Does that mean the dealer have another $1000 of room to move and for me to negotiate?
    e.g.Their cost becomes $29,000. Or is that already included in the $30,000 figure.
  • I got multiple quotes from different dealerships in Long Island. The lowest price I received for the 2013 RDX 4WD Base $34500. not too bad??
  • The dealers themselves will let you know if you can do better. Call the others and tell them thanks for the quote but you got a better deal. If all of the others let you walk, then you can't do better. It's really that simple.

    P.S. - They probably won't, and you probably can.

    P.P.S. - Make sure you're comparing apples to apples by asking for your quote to include all non-tax charges and fees, and any accessories you want included.
  • Actually I went to one Acura dealership on the Northshore and they told me they couldn't, and to take it if that was the price and good luck! haha can you believe that?? I think I am done.
  • That's a good sign. One rule of mine when buying a new car is you don't stop negotiating until competing dealers are telling you to take the deal.

    That being said, it doesn't hurt to have that conversation with the other dealers too, and make sure at least one of them is a high volume dealer. When I bought my base 2WD RDX last month, I spoke with 5 different dealers, and the price eventually dropped another $1200 from the time the first smaller dealer told me he couldn't beat the deal.
  • saz_1saz_1 Posts: 30
    Just bought a 2013 RDX AWD with Tech.

    Price was 36,329 + TTL. It was 38,000 OTD.

    Hope that helps someone. This forum was very helpful to me to know where people were in terms of price and it feels good to return with some info.
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