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Old 01 Nov 2003, 10:54 am
George
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Default No deals on Acuras?

In many posts, including my own, I'm hearing that nobody is getting any
'deals' on Acura cars.

I mentioned that my dealer knew I wanted the car (2003 RSX-S) and wouldn't
budge off MSRP - in fact, all settled, I paid about $300 over sticker.

When I first balked at the price, he said simply that they had been sitting
on the car for a couple of months and it was scheduled to be put on a
truck, bound for the Seattle market, where the 'demographics' were more
favorable for a sale. So, it didn't matter to them whether I bought the car
or not. Don't get me wrong, the salesman wasn't snotty or anything - just
straightforward. (Butler Acura, Ashland, Oregon) Other than that, the buying
experience was the best I've ever experienced, especially after having
bought several cars through Lithia over the years...

Anyway, the point of this post is - I think this must be because the quality
of Acura cars is everything we've come to expect.

Any thoughts?

George




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Old 01 Nov 2003, 11:53 am
john
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Default Re: No deals on Acuras?


rsx-s is like some kind of special edition car, I understand they won't
let it go under sticker. This would not apply to any other model but the
NSX.

Now I ain't saying it is not possible to get under sticker on an rsx-s
but I was glad when I got my hands on mine.

Dealer from all makes do that kind of artificial rarety on special
edition cars.

Acuras in general go for the full price today. Look at hyundai for
better bang for the buck. It used to be the same with Hondas in 1980 but
now they go for just about the same price as fancy german car although
just a little cheaper.

-john

George wrote:
> In many posts, including my own, I'm hearing that nobody is getting any
> 'deals' on Acura cars.
>
> I mentioned that my dealer knew I wanted the car (2003 RSX-S) and wouldn't
> budge off MSRP - in fact, all settled, I paid about $300 over sticker.
>
> When I first balked at the price, he said simply that they had been sitting
> on the car for a couple of months and it was scheduled to be put on a
> truck, bound for the Seattle market, where the 'demographics' were more
> favorable for a sale. So, it didn't matter to them whether I bought the car
> or not. Don't get me wrong, the salesman wasn't snotty or anything - just
> straightforward. (Butler Acura, Ashland, Oregon) Other than that, the buying
> experience was the best I've ever experienced, especially after having
> bought several cars through Lithia over the years...
>
> Anyway, the point of this post is - I think this must be because the quality
> of Acura cars is everything we've come to expect.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> George
>
>
>
>


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Old 01 Nov 2003, 12:53 pm
Tom & Nikki Mister
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Default Re: No deals on Acuras?

"George" <gmenzie@charter.net> wrote in message
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> In many posts, including my own, I'm hearing that nobody is getting any
> 'deals' on Acura cars.
>
> I mentioned that my dealer knew I wanted the car (2003 RSX-S) and wouldn't
> budge off MSRP - in fact, all settled, I paid about $300 over sticker.
>
> When I first balked at the price, he said simply that they had been

sitting
> on the car for a couple of months and it was scheduled to be put on a
> truck, bound for the Seattle market, where the 'demographics' were more
> favorable for a sale. So, it didn't matter to them whether I bought the

car
> or not. Don't get me wrong, the salesman wasn't snotty or anything - just
> straightforward. (Butler Acura, Ashland, Oregon) Other than that, the

buying
> experience was the best I've ever experienced, especially after having
> bought several cars through Lithia over the years...
>
> Anyway, the point of this post is - I think this must be because the

quality
> of Acura cars is everything we've come to expect.
> Any thoughts?
> George
>



I've been looking at a TSX, here's a snip from my local Virginia dealer...
<QUOTE>
One thing to keep in mind, the TSX is a limited production vehicle for this
year. There will only be 18,000 in production. With the 265 dealerships
nationwide, that 18,000 only equates to about 3-5 cars per month and per
dealer. That's not a lot considering the high demand of this car as well.
Generally, it takes about 90 days for the vehicle to arrive once ordered. I
can usually speed that up quite a bit by working with some of my other Acura
stores and exchanging some inventory but it's not a guarantee. Plus, it
usually would require you to be a little flexible on some things like
interior color, etc. In any case, I just wanted you to be aware of what's
going on with the TSX so you can plan your purchase timeframe appropriately.
</QUOTE>


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Old 01 Nov 2003, 03:39 pm
Beryl Lerner
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Default Re: No deals on Acuras?

If nobody would buy for a while you would see big discounts.

"George" <gmenzie@charter.net> wrote in message
news:vq7lq2lckg5na7@corp.supernews.com...
> In many posts, including my own, I'm hearing that nobody is getting any
> 'deals' on Acura cars.
>
> I mentioned that my dealer knew I wanted the car (2003 RSX-S) and wouldn't
> budge off MSRP - in fact, all settled, I paid about $300 over sticker.
>
> When I first balked at the price, he said simply that they had been

sitting
> on the car for a couple of months and it was scheduled to be put on a
> truck, bound for the Seattle market, where the 'demographics' were more
> favorable for a sale. So, it didn't matter to them whether I bought the

car
> or not. Don't get me wrong, the salesman wasn't snotty or anything - just
> straightforward. (Butler Acura, Ashland, Oregon) Other than that, the

buying
> experience was the best I've ever experienced, especially after having
> bought several cars through Lithia over the years...
>
> Anyway, the point of this post is - I think this must be because the

quality
> of Acura cars is everything we've come to expect.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> George
>
>
>
>



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Old 01 Nov 2003, 06:06 pm
Dan Drake
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Default Re: No deals on Acuras?

On Sat, 1 Nov 2003 07:54:39 -0800, "George" <gmenzie@charter.net>
wrote:

>In many posts, including my own, I'm hearing that nobody is getting any
>'deals' on Acura cars.


For what it's worth, in August I bought a 6-speed TSX without the nav
system from an Acura dealer near Philadelphia for $600 under sticker.

The first $500 of that was fairly easy, the last $100 took another 2
weeks and only came at the end of the month when, I guess, the sales
'droid was trying to meet his quota.
--
Dan Drake
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Old 02 Nov 2003, 01:05 pm
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Default Re: No deals on Acuras?


> Anyway, the point of this post is - I think this must be because the

quality
> of Acura cars is everything we've come to expect.
>
> Any thoughts?
>

Yeah, especially the 5 speed automatic transmissions since 2000!........


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Old 02 Nov 2003, 03:34 pm
Lee Florack
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On Sun, 02 Nov 2003 18:05:27 GMT, "noyap" <noyap?@aol.com> wrote:

>
>> Anyway, the point of this post is - I think this must be because the

>quality
>> of Acura cars is everything we've come to expect.
>>
>> Any thoughts?
>>

>Yeah, especially the 5 speed automatic transmissions since 2000!........
>

It's been fixed. My 2003 (delivered in July '02) hasn't got the
problem.
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Old 03 Nov 2003, 08:02 pm
noyap
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Default Re: No deals on Acuras?

Good, I was wondering how long it would take Acura to fix this problem.....

"Lee Florack" <lflorack@rochester.rr.com> wrote in message
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>Yeah, especially the 5 speed automatic transmissions since 2000!........
> >

> It's been fixed. My 2003 (delivered in July '02) hasn't got the
> problem.



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Old 05 Nov 2003, 01:59 am
Jason Becker
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Default Re: No deals on Acuras?

I bought a 2002 RSX-S last April and paid about $1500 UNDER sticker price

"George" <gmenzie@charter.net> wrote in message
news:vq7lq2lckg5na7@corp.supernews.com...
> In many posts, including my own, I'm hearing that nobody is getting any
> 'deals' on Acura cars.
>
> I mentioned that my dealer knew I wanted the car (2003 RSX-S) and wouldn't
> budge off MSRP - in fact, all settled, I paid about $300 over sticker.
>
> When I first balked at the price, he said simply that they had been

sitting
> on the car for a couple of months and it was scheduled to be put on a
> truck, bound for the Seattle market, where the 'demographics' were more
> favorable for a sale. So, it didn't matter to them whether I bought the

car
> or not. Don't get me wrong, the salesman wasn't snotty or anything - just
> straightforward. (Butler Acura, Ashland, Oregon) Other than that, the

buying
> experience was the best I've ever experienced, especially after having
> bought several cars through Lithia over the years...
>
> Anyway, the point of this post is - I think this must be because the

quality
> of Acura cars is everything we've come to expect.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> George
>
>
>
>



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Old 05 Nov 2003, 02:18 am
Chris M.
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Default Re: No deals on Acuras?

>Generally, it takes about 90 days for the vehicle to arrive once
ordered.

90 DAYS?!? Are you friggin' kidding me!?!

I was originally told 1 month from the day I "ordered" mine (the
dealer had stated that the config I requested was one they had already
coming) and that was back on 9/10. When the TSX was supposed to be
here on 10/10 I was told that it wouldn't be here until 10/29, and
that was last Wednesday...I was told it was stuck in San Diego. I can
surmise that because of the fires and the fact that they train the
cars out East it might be a week or 2, but how do they figure 90
days!?!

I can only imagine that Honda is stopping the plant for a day or 2 to
scale back and drive the resale $$$ up! It's not like its a "brand
new" car, they have to make them in the dozens everyday as the
European Accord!
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