Good time to buy a TL
All cars do cool off after a while witness the 2007 TL for years it sold close to MSRP. Now in its JR year this may be the time to buy. Honda has reported sells of the once hot sedan are down 25% from Jan 2006 and now are going GM style give you some cash. Although the cash is not so GM obvious as in large bag full of 100 on top of the hood, Acura has instead tucked then count em ten $100 bills under the hood. So before you buy ask the dealer for your $1000 dealer incentive and refuse to pay more than a 1000 over sticker. These cars carry a 3000 markup. so that 33000 car is now 31000. They would be crazy to turn it down!
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Yeah, I agree it- it sold for MSRP when it was introduced in 03 as an 04 brand spankin new model. That's about it. For the most part, folks have been very successful in negotiating a few thousand off of MSRP- consistently. Acura wouldn't be able to sell TL's for MSRP for very long with cars like the G35 and BMW 3er offered at similar prices.
"Honda has reported sells of the once hot sedan are down 25% from Jan 2006 and now are going GM style give you some cash."
Again, Acura has offered incentives on the 3GTL in model year 04, 05 & 06. This is nothing new. The biggest amount of $$ that Acura offered was when the MMC 07 was introduced to move out the 06's.
The TL (& MDX) has kept Acura/Honda alive. The RL is dead in the water. When the next generation TL and TSX is introduced- I'll bet they sell for MSRP for a short while as well.
Is this model now not selling at all?? I do know the subtle differences between the 2006 and 2007 and am very active in searching out the 2007 models I see on the road..They just aren"t out there..Anyone notice this in their market
There is no dealer incentives in the form of cash back to the consumer on any 2007 TL- period.
I live in Florida. I bought my TL in July of 05- in the middle of the month. Got it for invoice. Whoever paid 500-700 off of MSRP for a TL in Florida is IMHO not an informed buyer.
California is a totally different story. People are buying them for under invoice dipping into the holdback. Again, whoever paid 500-700 off of MSRP got taken for a ride.
Take a look at the prices paid forum on Edmunds and let me know who paid MSRP or few hundred off of MSRP in the last month vs. those who got a couple thousand off.
Let me give you a couple of suggestions while I've got you. Your post would be a lot easier to read if it were broken into several paragraphs. And your post would be easier to read if you will lighten up on the confrontations!
It's all good - we're all friends here!
The deal I had on my 05 TL is not an anomaly. I did my research, negotiated the car I wanted and got the price I wanted. Actually, I was there when it was unloaded off the delivery truck with 15 other TL's and it had 2 miles on it. Again, I invite you to check this website along with other sites associated with Acura and find out for yourself what others are paying for the 07 TL. Almost no one is paying some silly amount like 500-700 off of MSRP.
I stand by my statement- there are no (current) incentives in the form of cash back to the consumer on the 2007 TL.
Additionally, I invite you to post a link to any incentive to the consumer that Acura is currently offering its customers. I'm sure it would help others in their negotiations. Most if not all manufacturers offer dealer incentives to their dealers- this isn't breaking news. For the TL it's about 3% of MSRP. Which, BTW, is the 1k your talking about.
BTW, name calling, insults and commenting on one's grammar is not proper- period. I'll look over the wonderful grammar you incorporated into your post if you'll look over mine.
The dealership can do what they want with that money. They are not obligated to even tell the customer about it.
What's good about it is that it gives you more negotiating room, obviously. Dealer incentive from Acura on a just released TL is news indeed. I hope our friend will post the document he has.
Hope this helps.
We're all here to learn and share information. We don't need to beat people up because they might be wrong about anything at all.
I'm looking forward to seeing your file when you get it posted.
Yes- me too. I'm sure that info would be helpful to all those who are in the market.
"Okay, let's get clear here - you need to drop the personal insinuations. They are inappropriate and rude and do not belong here. (ggesq, leave it be...) "
OK.... ..... :mad:
maxman- ok. I totally agree that customer incentives and dealer incentives are two entirely different things. I just think that the dealer incentives that you are referring to do not exist.
Let's assume for a second that what your saying is true i.e. Acura is giving its dealers an incentive. I still would not find it "rare" for Acura to do that. Consider the factors:
The 07 is a MMC. No major changes- just a few upgrades.
The TL's competitors have introduced the all new G, the BMW (e90 & e92), and the IS. All of them outpower, outperform and surpass the TL in luxury offerings e.g. one touch start button, ventilated seats, swiveling headlights....Basically, the competition is stiff.
The TL still sells great for Acura but its sales are down compared to last year. Offering an incentive to remain competitive is not outrageous.
Consider the (new) 2007 Altima- just came out and Nissan is offering a modest $500 bucks for college grads. This model was just introduced as completely new. The Acura is working on 4 years. Nothing too peculiar (or rare) going on....
Except for me, of course. I know everything. :shades: