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Old 07-22-2018, 10:19 AM
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We just picked up a new 2018 RDX AWD w/ Tech for $6600 of MSRP. Too good of a deal to pass up, and love the V6. Fathom Blue Pearl FTW.
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We just picked up a new 2018 RDX AWD w/ Tech for $6600 of MSRP. Too good of a deal to pass up, and love the V6. Fathom Blue Pearl FTW.
Congratulations! Enjoy your new wheels!
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Went to a dealership today in VA and they offered me a $2k discount. It wasn't till I got home that I noticed the paperwork was $2k off "Market Value Price" not MSRP. Market value price was $1500 above MSRP so essentially they offered 500$ off. Is everyone sure they are getting their discounts off MSRP? Not sure how I see posts of people getting 2-4k off MSRP. Guess I need to call some more dealerships... Anyone got any tips on how to negotiate because I obviously fail.

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Went to a dealership today in VA and they offered me a $2k discount. It wasn't till I got home that I noticed the paperwork was $2k off "Market Value Price" not MSRP. Market value price was $1500 above MSRP so essentially they offered 500$ off. Is everyone sure they are getting their discounts off MSRP? Not sure how I see posts of people getting 2-4k off MSRP. Guess I need to call some more dealerships... Anyone got any tips on how to negotiate because I obviously fail.
When purchasing my wifeís RDX we used the web car buying sites as a starting point before we approached a local dealer. Depending on your location and the dealerships in your area this may help.

Try searching True car and Car Jo Jo. After finding what the prices are in your zip code try contacting the internet sales guy at a a local dealer. Good luck.
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I'm new here, been reading for months and finally going to lease the RDX A-Spec. The quote I got is 630 a month, Sign and drive, no money down. Yesterday it was 618.

Is this a good deal?
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The RDX is my wife's car. I have a Macan GTS. I drive the RDX at every possible chance because it's a great car. My Macan is more performance oriented and essentially a hot hatch but the RDX is such a better overall car. As far as tech, the Macan is 2 years old and doesn't have near the tech of the RDX at twice the price. If you read over at the Macan forums, we complain about the auto climate control is either dumb or on something. Appreciate the RDX. It's a good car.
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The RDX is my wife's car. I have a Macan GTS. I drive the RDX at every possible chance because it's a great car. My Macan is more performance oriented and essentially a hot hatch but the RDX is such a better overall car. As far as tech, the Macan is 2 years old and doesn't have near the tech of the RDX at twice the price. If you read over at the Macan forums, we complain about the auto climate control is either dumb or on something. Appreciate the RDX. It's a good car.
I almost bought a Macan but ended up getting the RDX as the value proposition was the best. Way cheaper and lots more tech....better performance than then Macan base. Lower maintenance cost as well.
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I'm new here, been reading for months and finally going to lease the RDX A-Spec. The quote I got is 630 a month, Sign and drive, no money down. Yesterday it was 618.

Is this a good deal?
To me this is a bad deal. A good deal would be around 1% of MSRP/mth with 1st payment at signing. The new model just came out so there won't be deals for a while. Check next year and it will be a different story. All the gotta have it before everyone else does are buying now. Acura will take advantage of this while they can (as any company would do).... I recommend looking at the Mazda CX9 if you want a great deal.
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Just received an offer with $3900 discount off MSRP on a AWD Advance from a Dallas area dealer; out the door price is $47750 including TT&L and other fees. There is no trade in or accessories included. They don't have AWD Advance with the color combination I was looking for, so this is for a factory order.
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I have to decide in July 2019 whether to buy out the lease on my '17 RDX Adv or get something else. The '17 has been the most reliable vehicle that I have had. It gets 30+ mpg highway and has a very smooth engine and transmission. I might get a '20 , but not a '19. Too many growing pains with a new model. I was a ' beta tester ' on the new '14 RLX and regretted every minute I had it. I believe that there is a way to extend the lease to bridge the time between model years.
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Old 09-26-2018, 03:57 PM
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Where does the Acura loyalty $1000 come from - Acura itself, the dealer, or Acura finance? As I am nearing the end of lease, I talked with Acura Finance yesterday and they claimed to know nothing about it. Any idea what kind of incentives might be coming out in October? AF said they come from each dealer and region.
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2018 vs 2019

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I wouldn't buy a 2018 at this point in the game. In my opinion, the current RDX is getting long in the tooth. Despite a fairly nice LCI, the current body has been running since MY2012. The second you see a 2019 RDX on the road, you will instantly think of how much you paid (still have to pay) for an older generation car. That being said, I don't mean to rail on peoples decisions - there are lots of people that are perfectly fine with driving something that isn't the latest model because they got a good deal on it. To each their own...
I just bought a new 2018 RDS Technology 2WD and so far I am quite happy with it. I debated whether or not to go with the 2018 or 2019 model. The thing that turned me off on the 2019 was the 4cyl turbo engine, and the 9spd transmission. I have read on the Honda blogs that they (Honda) are having a myriad of problems with the transmissions across the product lines. The Honda CRV uses a smaller version 4cyl turbo engine that had problems with gasoline leaking down into the crankcase and diluting the engine oil. I have wondered if they have had the same (or similar) problem with the 4cyl used in the Acura. I would assume that the problems they are having would filter down through the product lines, both Honda and Acura. (but I may be wrong in that assumption!) Also, I from what I had read on this blog, the 6-speed transmission is a solid, smooth shifting and performing unit. I have found with my RDX, this seems to be true. The transmission shifts smoothly and performs the way I would expect it to. I was also concerned about the longevity and durability of the 4cyl turbo engine. Maybe I am wrong in these assumptions, but as you said "to each their own" - and so far, as I said, I have been quite happy with my 2018 RDX. I'm sure I will be ready to trade my current RDX in about three or four years, so by then, hopefully Honda will have the bugs worked out of the new model RDX. As a aside however, I do like the new 2019 model - the interior is terrific, and the overall styling is good too. Between the two, in my opinion, the 2018 styling is more conservative than the 2019. Just my two cents worth here!

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Old 09-28-2018, 12:18 AM
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Good PM folks. Got mine last weekend, RDX A-Spec AWD (White + Red interior), $43600 (free remote starter) + tax + doc fee + etc from DCH Montclair Acura, one of the best dealership in the area.
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I just bought a new 2018 RDS Technology 2WD and so far I am quite happy with it. I debated whether or not to go with the 2018 or 2019 model. The thing that turned me off on the 2019 was the 4cyl turbo engine, and the 9spd transmission. I have read on the Honda blogs that they (Honda) are having a myriad of problems with the transmissions across the product lines. The Honda CRV uses a smaller version 4cyl turbo engine that had problems with gasoline leaking down into the crankcase and diluting the engine oil. I have wondered if they have had the same (or similar) problem with the 4cyl used in the Acura. I would assume that the problems they are having would filter down through the product lines, both Honda and Acura. (but I may be wrong in that assumption!) Also, I from what I had read on this blog, the 6-speed transmission is a solid, smooth shifting and performing unit. I have found with my RDX, this seems to be true. The transmission shifts smoothly and performs the way I would expect it to. I was also concerned about the longevity and durability of the 4cyl turbo engine. Maybe I am wrong in these assumptions, but as you said "to each their own" - and so far, as I said, I have been quite happy with my 2018 RDX. I'm sure I will be ready to trade my current RDX in about three or four years, so by then, hopefully Honda will have the bugs worked out of the new model RDX. As a aside however, I do like the new 2019 model - the interior is terrific, and the overall styling is good too. Between the two, in my opinion, the 2018 styling is more conservative than the 2019. Just my two cents worth here!

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congratulations on your new car. The second gen RDX is a fabulous and comfortable car if not up to date with the latest tech gadgets. The V6 is super silky and the transmission is butter smooth. Totally agree with your decision to wait a few years before getting a new product. BTW Iím planning to keep mine for a super long time (unless my wife disagrees...).
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Decided to purchase a 2018 AWD base to keep my wife’s 2016 AWD Advance company.
Ended up with $31850 plus tax and license, maybe not the best deal but good enough to make me take the plunge.

Started with Truecar and made the mistake of giving them my contact details. A complete waste of time.
Dealer 1 no 2018 RDXs in stock but we have great deals on 2019s.
Dealer 2 no 2018 AWD RDXs in stock but we do have 2018 FWD RDXs with $1600 of dealer added crap.
Dealer 3 no 2018 RDXs in the color choices you asked for but we do have some black ones with $1500 of dealer added crap.

No way to give feedback to Truecar unless you buy from them, email to customer service on my experience was never replied to.

Sent emails to four dealers in the area with actual 2018 AWD RDXs in the colors I was interested in on the lot.
Carjo web site was useful in giving me bargaining information, car I purchased had been on the lot almost 10 months and I mentioned that when writing the final haggling email.
However, for reference the Carjo price for the car was almost $1800 more than I paid.

Managed to get the dealer added "bargain” $399 security etch fee removed, declined any additional warranty addons and finally drove away very happy in my old technology V6 dog mobile.

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I could not pass up a deal on 2018 RDX 2WD Technology Package MSRP 40695 Selling Price 32665 ($8000 off sticker!) with Money factor of 0.00031 (cheaper than finance interest) making monthly 394.26 with first month payment due at signing for 18,000 miles per year. The 19' RDX, I could not even discount a dime from the dealership.
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2019 RDX A-spec in So Cal

For those in So Cal, Weir Canyon Acura in Anaheim has great deal on the A-Spec FWD. Autonation Acura has great deal on the A-Spec AWD. Just go to their website and send a quote request or talk to the Internet Sales. Do ask for the $1000 down payment from Acura if you have 2009 and newer Acura, Honda, RX350 or Audi Q5, but do this after getting quote without it first.

Some other dealers won't budge on the price much as they told me people are buying the A-Spec AWD while the car is still on the truck, so they are going for MSRP. When I told them I already test drive the car and just getting bid for the lowest price and some of them won't even reply to my email. Well, they lost my business
I was going to check out NX300, but drove passed Acura dealer and saw the Red A-Spec and thought that is the car that I want. Sitting on the driver seat was like in the cockpit of a fighter jet (exaggerated, but my current drive is 14 year old SUV).
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For those in So Cal, Weir Canyon Acura in Anaheim has great deal on the A-Spec FWD. Autonation Acura has great deal on the A-Spec AWD. Just go to their website and send a quote request or talk to the Internet Sales. Do ask for the $1000 down payment from Acura if you have 2009 and newer Acura, Honda, RX350 or Audi Q5, but do this after getting quote without it first.

Some other dealers won't budge on the price much as they told me people are buying the A-Spec AWD while the car is still on the truck, so they are going for MSRP. When I told them I already test drive the car and just getting bid for the lowest price and some of them won't even reply to my email. Well, they lost my business
I was going to check out NX300, but drove passed Acura dealer and saw the Red A-Spec and thought that is the car that I want. Sitting on the driver seat was like in the cockpit of a fighter jet (exaggerated, but my current drive is 14 year old SUV).
Exactly the way I would like to buy a car now. Remove all the variables that give an advantage to the dealership. You only step foot in the dealership to buy a car, not negotiate on a car. Once you are in there, the dealership has all the advantage and will try all tricks to tire you and lure you out of your money. Better to do the bidding when you are comfortable in your home and thinking clearly.
BTW which car did you drive for 14 years? How much mileage did you put on that? Looks like you got the most out of that vehicle. Kudos on that perseverance.
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BTW which car did you drive for 14 years? How much mileage did you put on that? Looks like you got the most out of that vehicle. Kudos on that perseverance.
Sorry to be off topic OP, I am new and don't have access to PM yet.
Comfy, I have the Toyota Highlander Limited without the Navi. Only 57k miles on it and the only issue it has is the rear passenger side window would get overheat and stop working after moving it up/down a few times. When this happened, I just wait 5 minutes and it would be working again.
I looked up the trade-in value and told my friend that I would sell it at the middle of the value. After that, went to Carmax and they gave me the highest trade-in value :o My friend was very happy about this, of course

Picking up the RDX today and I hope that it would last for at least 15 years. By that time, I'd believe that autonomous vehicles would be all over the place (at least in the US).
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Hey congratulations. Youíre absolutely right and Iíve heard that most of us who are buying cars now would be buying our last car now. In future all would be autonomous cars (electric of course) being sent by taxi corporations.
So enjoy your last car purchase while you can.
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Wondering if anyone got a good deal in NYC area? I'm currently in the market for a RDX tech (white exterior, and expresso interior). I went to Plaza Acura in brooklyn 3 months ago, they only gave me -500 MSRP. The closest dealership is Acura Paragon which I heard they tried to rip of customers (Google them, you can find out they got sued). I don't mind driving to NJ, CT or Long Island. Plz share your experience with me if you got a good deal in NYC area. Thanks!
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is this a good deal?? I'm in Northern California.

A-Spec AWD White exterior with red interior.

MSRP $46,495 which includes destination.
-$2,500 off MSRP
-$1,000 towards down payment for owning a 2009 and newer Honda.
No Trade in

So basically $44,000 plus sales tax and license and an additional $1,000 towards my down payment.

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So roughly about 47500 OTD ?
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Yes around 47k
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Wild Price Varience continues

Hi everyone, I actually started this thread long ago after a dealer rejected my very fair and very clear offer on 2019 RDX Tech AWD in red. The sales manager i dealt with directly has never called me back. Odd dealer in Springfield MO. Since then I found some really good deals in Dallas area but did not pull the trigger. One dealer will be MSRP another pretty good discounts. I think what is going on is clear: The RDX is the only money maker for Acura right now. It only makes sense for market demand to keep price up while production has peaked. 70,000 units per year? Anyhow, just rubs me the wrong way to see $5000 off in one place and $100 in another-quite a regional impact. The south gets lots of front drive units which seem to sell lower. RDX seems like a nice product and truth be told MSRP is fair considering all you get-the tech package is the best value IMO. I came so close to buying a red tech in Tulsa earlier this month. Please keep in mind that you can absolutely get huge discounts on Q5 and X3. With patience i was quoted amazing prices the past month. I ended up getting a 2019 BMW X3 M40i. I just could not pass on the straight six turbo. Expensive yes but with all my rebates price was $11,500 off MSRP.
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on the contrary when my Mercedes is up for a trade, I will be considering an Acura SUV again. Different strokes for different folks. .
but why ?
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Hello everyone .

Got a lot info from here. Finally purchased the RDX with SHAWD and Tech Package today.
MSRP 43895
Discount 4895
loyalty 1000 credit
Selling price 38000
60 months 2.9%
Dealer fee 800 plus 7% tax
Orlando area. Hope these info can help someone.
Now see when can get the android auto
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