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Old 10-12-2005, 09:02 PM
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Old 10-13-2005, 07:59 AM
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Last 5 digit of Vin: 20518
Color Ext/Int: Carbon Grey Pearl/Taupe
Month/Yr of purchase: Oct 05
Price paid before tax/lic: $40,300

Purchase from LA area dealer, had them ship to Las Vegas ($250) to avoid having to pay CA sales tax. Drove back to Denver area.
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Last 5 digit of Vin: 19XXX
Color Ext/Int: Celestial Silver
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Price paid before tax/lic: $41,000
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Country/State/City of purchase: Bellevue, WA
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Color Ext/Int: Carbon Grey / Taupe
Month/Yr of purchase: 10/2005
Price paid before tax/lic: 43,750


Accessories: Wood Steering Wheel.

Seattle area prices stay somewhat higher than other areas. Got mine in Fife. Greg McKinley at Spokane Valley was great to work with, but decided savings was not worth trip.
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Old 10-22-2005, 06:24 PM
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Name: Tully 44
Location: Southern California
Last five digits of VIN: x05xx
Color: Carbon Grey Pearl/Taupe
Purchase date: Oct. '05
Price paid before taxes: $42,000

Price includes 18" rims, wood knob, floor mats, cargo net, trunk tray & splash guards. Took a whopping 20 minutes to negotiate price. Dealer wanted $43,400 and I stated $42,000. Went back and forth twice (I stayed my ground) until I stood up, gave the salesman my business card and went for the door. After walking a few steps, a deal was done.

Two days before I made the deal, I went to the lot early in the morning and counted nine '05 models on the lot. When I pulled up to the dealership to make the deal, a transport truck had (what I assume were) four '06 models ready to unload. Too many cars on the lot = good deal for me.
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Old 10-22-2005, 06:52 PM
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Last five digits of VIN: 17xxx
Color: Opulent Blue Pearl/Ebony
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Price paid before taxes: $45,000
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Old 10-22-2005, 08:25 PM
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Last five digits of VIN: x09xx
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Purchase date: Oct. '05
Price paid before taxes: $42,000

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Old 10-23-2005, 02:44 PM
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Location: Chico
Last five digits of VIN: 01940
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:26 PM
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Location: Warwick, RI
Last five digits of VIN: 015280
Color: LakeshoreSilver/Taupe
Purchase Date: 05/17/05
Price paid begore taxes: 45,995
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Old 10-23-2005, 09:25 PM
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Color: LakeshoreSilver/Taupe
Purchase Date: 10/20/05
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Old 10-27-2005, 07:28 AM
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Location: Houston TX
Last five digits of VIN: 19xxx
Color: CelestialSilver/Ebony
Purchase Date: 9/28/05
Price paid begore taxes: 41,800 includes tinting
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Old 10-27-2005, 08:19 PM
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Color Ext/Int: Celestial Silver/Ebony
Month/Yr of purchase: 10/05 (Today!)
Price paid before tax/lic: $41,448

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Old 10-28-2005, 11:20 AM
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Country/State/City of purchase: Philadelphia, PA
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Color Ext/Int: Lakeshore silver / Taupe
Month/Yr of purchase: 09/2005
Price paid before tax/lic: 41,300 (include protection package)
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Old 11-01-2005, 10:58 PM
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Color Ext/Int: Carbon Grey Pearl/Ebony
Month/Yr of purchase: Oct 05
Price paid before tax/lic: $42,100

Bought the demo car from a local Acura dealer. I think I did a B-grade job on the selling price, but they more than made up for it by giving me a very good amount for my trade-in.

Price includes trunk tray, wood shifter knob, wood steering wheel, rear decklid spoiler, splashguards, and backup sensors.

They had already activated XM and OnStar for demo purposes, and are giving me 12 months free from date-of-purchase.
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Old 11-02-2005, 09:30 AM
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Last 5 digit of Vin: 18972
Color Ext/Int: Carbon Gray Pearl / Ebony
Month/Yr of purchase: 11/05
Price paid before tax/lic: 45,800
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Old 11-08-2005, 01:41 PM
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Location: Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada

Bought the demo '05 RL in a GTA Acura dealership. Impulse purchase after a test drive with the wife. The discount was attractive and I was looking for a 40th b'day splash (better to get a new car than have an affair, eh )

VIN in the low 100's.

We already had a '04 TSX and my wife's family have a couple of Acura's so it was an easy sell.

So far, it was been a joy to drive.

On the nit-pick side, I do believe that Acura's (and the RL in particular) are somewhat disadvantaged when compared against Lexus, Infinity and the Europeans. The positive part of this is that you end up driving a unique vehicle compared to the others.

Rgds
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Old 11-09-2005, 07:11 PM
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Country/State/City of purchase: Orange County , California
Last 5 digit of Vin: 20159
Color Ext/Int: Carbon Gray Pearl / Ebony
Month/Yr of purchase: 10/05
Price paid before tax/lic: 44,600

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Old 11-17-2005, 12:49 PM
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Old 11-17-2005, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveGee
Last 5 digit of Vin: 77097
I'm guessing this should be 17097
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Old 11-25-2005, 08:16 PM
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Last 5 digit of Vin: 01211
Color Ext/Int: Nighthawk Black/Ebony
Month/Yr of purchase: November
Price paid before tax/lic: $45,500
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Old 11-26-2005, 08:56 AM
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Let's try this again with the correct VIN:

Name or Screen Name: DaveGee
Country/State/City of purchase: Orange County , California
Last 5 digit of Vin: 20159
Color Ext/Int: Carbon Gray Pearl / Ebony
Month/Yr of purchase: 10/05
Price paid before tax/lic: 44,600

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Old 11-26-2005, 11:07 AM
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Model Year: 2006 tech package w rear camera
Country/State/City of purchase: USA/indiana/fort wayne
Last 5 digit of Vin: 01938
Color Ext/Int: blue/taupe
Month/Yr of purchase: November 2006
Price paid before tax/lic: $49800
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:44 AM
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New Used '05 RL

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Country/State/City of purchase: USA, TX, Dallas shipped to GA, Atlanta
Last 5 digit of Vin: 08011
Color Ext/Int: Carbon Gray Pearl / Black
Month/Yr of purchase: 11/05
Price paid before tax/lic: $38,000, used 12,000 miles. Original purchase date 1/05
Purchased from Legend Auto on Ebay. Did all the research and it had clean reports... still crossing my fingers. Will take delivery in Atlanta late this week.
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Old 11-28-2005, 12:43 PM
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Country/State/City of purchase: Atlanta, GA.
Last 5 digit of Vin:16560
Color Ext/Int:Celestial Siver / Taupe
Month/Yr of purchase: 11/05
Price paid before tax/lic $39,500.
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Old 12-03-2005, 02:02 AM
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Last 5 digit of Vin: 019xx
Color: Celestial Silver
Month/Yr of purchase: 11/2005
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Country/State/City of purchase: Beaumont, Texas
Color Ext/Int: Nighthawk Pearl / Parchment
Model Year: 2006
Last 5 digits of Vin: 00398
Month/Yr of purchase: 11/05
Price paid before tax/lic: $45,700
Options: Splash Guards, Wheel Locks, Wood Steering Wheel, Trunk Tray
7yr/120,000 Ext Warranty: $1,450
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Old 12-17-2005, 06:39 PM
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Month/Yr of purchase: 11/05
Price paid before tax/lic: 42,100

'upgraded' from a 2004 TL...
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Old 12-18-2005, 10:52 AM
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model year: '05
vin: 04413
city of purchase: Hoffman Estates, IL
date of purchase: 1/6/05
color ext/int: carbon gray pearl/taupe
price paid: $49,500 included wood steering wheel, wood gearshift
knob, & all season mats


traded-in '01 BMW X5 4.4
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Old 12-21-2005, 11:18 PM
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Model Year: 2006 w/o tech pkg
Country/State/City of purchase: USA/TX/Dallas
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Color Ext/Int: Desert Mist/Parchment
Month/Yr of purchase: 12/06
Price paid before tax/lic: $45,328

Included (installed) backup sensors, wood accent steering wheel, wood shift knob, splash guards, trunk tray, cargo net, and wheel locks
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2006 RL in Washington DC

2006 RL w/out tech package

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Country/State/City of purchase: Washington DC
Last 5 digit of Vin: too lazy to check
Color Ext/Int: "Opulent" Blue / Ebony
Month/Yr of purchase: 12/05
Price paid before tax/lic: $48,500 for the car plus: Backup Camera, rubber trunk mat, floor mats, 7 year 100k ext warranty, 5 year dent & ding protection. AND i got 4.9% fixed rate financing, which i think is pretty good considering what Greenspan's been up to.

Pics at: http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=...3&x=0&y=7mxhcf
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Color Ext/Int: Celestial Silver/Taupe
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Model Year: 2006 w/o tech pkg
Country/State/City of purchase: USA/NJ/Verona (DCH Montclair Acura)
Last 5 digit of Vin: 03718
Color Ext/Int: Celestial Silver/Ebony
Month/Yr of purchase: 1/06
Price paid before tax/lic: $46,772

Included rear backup camera, deck-lid spoiler, wood accent steering wheel, wood shift knob, splash guards, trunk tray and wheel locks.
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Color Ext/Int: Carbon Grey/Ebony
Month/Yr of purchase: January 2006
Price paid before tax/lic: $47,000

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Month/Yr purchase: 10/05
Price paid before tax/lic: $45,700 included locking lug nuts, mud guard trunk tray
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Color Ext/Int: Celestial Silver/Ebony
Month/Yr of purchase: Jan., 2006
Price paid before tax/lic: $47,250

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Month/Yr of purchase: 11/05
Price paid before tax/lic: 4979.99

2006 without tech. pkg.
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Color Ext/Int:Blue/Gray
Month/Yr of purchase:6/05
Price paid before tax/lic:$42350.00 (all cash purchase)
Included: Rear Spoiler;Splash Guards;Wood Wheel;Wood Shift Knob;Wheel Locks
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Country/State/City of purchase: Alexandria, VA (Radley's Acura at Bailey's X-Roads
Last 5 digit of Vin: (2005) VIN XXX13880
Color Ext/Int: Lakeshore Silver/Taupe (where do they come up with these names?)
Month/Yr of purchase: 03/2006
Price paid before tax/lic: $42,995

Backstory: The car is used - 9000 miles. But it's in perfect condition, and fully certified, so it's considered new as for warranty, etc. So, I figure that's $8000 I saved in depreciation. I traded in a 2004 V6 Touareg, fully loaded, with 24,000 miles. I loved the Touareg - excellent design - but had lost confidence in the long term reliability of the truck and VW's ability to keep it running. Too many issues - major tranny work, monthly engine reflashes, tires that were replaced at 19,000 miles, dead horn, wipers that refused to wipe - well, I could go on. Plus, I'd had a SUV for 15+ years (mostly Fords) and decided I wanted a real car!

I've had the RL for a week, and I still get goosebumps when I approach it. I'm a gadget freak, and love the UI, but the bottom line is the way this car handles - SWEET. I'm confident every time I get behind the wheel - something I could not say for the 'Egg.

I'm one happy chappy
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