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Old 02-12-2019, 01:39 PM
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me? Over thinking? Nahhh...
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So, then... is it okay to drive home at a fairly constant speed on the freeway for several hundred miles with a brand new "just purchased" car? or ???
That's what they do when the ferry a car from one dealer to another. Who knows what else?
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What's the story these days with Break-in Period? Are we still supposed to NOT drive a brand new car a long distance at a constant speed? If so, how does someone buy a new car out of town or out of state and drive all the way home on a freeway?
When in doubt or when there is conflicting information from self-proclaimed experts on the internet each with their own stories, opinions, and unscientific tests, the best thing you can do is what the manufacturer tells you to. Honda says:

- During the first 600 miles (1,000 km) of operation, avoid sudden acceleration or full throttle operation so as to not damage the engine or powertrain.
- Avoid hard braking for the first 200 miles (300 km). You should also follow this when the brake pads are replaced.
- Avoid towing a trailer during your vehicle’s first 600 miles (1,000 km).

There are no other restrictions such having to vary your speed.
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Hello Folks
Bought a 2019 RDX SH-AWD with Tech package (MSRP 43,595) for 38,445 (includes 1K in rebate) and OTD of 40,181 from a popular dealer in Northern VA. I used this forum, carguru and edmunds for figuring out pricing. Thank you all for your help!

wow that is a really good deal!

could you share your dealer's name and contact info? I am in the same area and I want the same model.

also, any details on what rebate they gave you? did you finance or lease or paid cash?


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Old 02-13-2019, 09:34 AM
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I paid about $43500 including destination charge and dealer fees for AWD Advanced. This was back in November in VA. It does include 1k loyalty rebate. The price does not include DMV fees and sales tax. The OTD was exactly $45500.
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I paid about $43500 including destination charge and dealer fees for AWD Advanced. This was back in November in VA. It does include 1k loyalty rebate. The price does not include DMV fees and sales tax. The OTD was exactly $45500.
you got a great deal. Please post the MSRP of the Advance model (to see if you have extra $500 for premium color or additional factory options added).
Regardless, you negotiated well.
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Originally Posted by Bear Necessity View Post
wow that is a really good deal!

could you share your dealer's name and contact info? I am in the same area and I want the same model.

also, any details on what rebate they gave you? did you finance or lease or paid cash?


Thx!
I bought via Pohanka. It took some time but was able to pull it off. Good luck! Ping me if you need more info!
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which Chicago dealership?
McGrath of Morton Grove
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which Chicago dealership?
McGrath of Morton Grove
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The Edmunds price promise discount in the DMV area is over $5k right now. Seems like prices are coming down and you might be able to do even better than $5k off if you negotiate more.
https://www.edmunds.com/acura/rdx/
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The Edmunds price promise discount in the DMV area is over $5k right now. Seems like prices are coming down and you might be able to do even better than $5k off if you negotiate more.
https://www.edmunds.com/acura/rdx/
Interesting, in my area in AZ it says :"save as much as $2,240"
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Interesting, in my area in AZ it says :"save as much as $2,240"
Yeah, it's based on your local dealers. If you change your zip code to one in the DC, Maryland, or Virginia area, you'll see the better prices. Try 20001

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No pricing listed for Jacksonville zip codes. It just says compare price quotes. Duval and Orange Park must be playing things tight.
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Interesting, in my area in AZ it says :"save as much as $2,240"
My zip says "Save as much as $100"
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My zip says "Save as much as $100"
It sure looks to me like this is purely advertisement driven data from the local dealers in each area, and not necessarily "guaranteed" savings as has been mentioned.
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Originally Posted by JB in AZ View Post
It sure looks to me like this is purely advertisement driven data from the local dealers in each area, and not necessarily "guaranteed" savings as has been mentioned.
Probably right. But it sure felt like an "I got a rock" moment.
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Greetings,

My first post and new Member here. I have read and watched numerous reviews on this vehicle, and for the most part, they are very positive! The touchpad/infotainment not withstanding...

Couple of questions:

Will the availability of the Active Damper System on the Advance Package, be available anytime soon or is it an option to build with the A-Spec model? I prefer the appearance of the A-Spec but I have read numerous reviews touting the refinement and almost "need" for the ADS.
Those of you who chose one model over the other and experienced the suspension difference, please chime in? I am curious as to why Acura chose to omit such a great feature from the A-Spec model?

Second: What kind of pricing/discounts are you seeing/getting in the Dallas area market?

Thanks, Marcus
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...Will the availability of the Active Damper System on the Advance Package, be available anytime soon or is it an option to build with the A-Spec model?...
Just a point on terminology that I see misused quite often. All RDX trims have active dampers but only the Advance has adaptive dampers that change characteristics based on Comfort, Sport or Sport+ settings.

The adaptive dampers are available on the Advance trim only.

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Originally Posted by MI-RDX View Post
Just a point on terminology that I see misused quite often. All RDX trims have active dampers but only the Advance has adaptive dampers that change characteristics based on Comfort, Sport or Sport+ settings.
Well, actually... The non-Advance trims have "amplitude reactive dampers", which are passive devices.
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Just a point on terminology that I see misused quite often. All RDX trims have active dampers but only the Advance has adaptive dampers that change characteristics based on Comfort, Sport or Sport+ settings.

The adaptive dampers are available on the Advance trim only.
Thank you! That is what I meant to say. So will this be available on the A-Spec? Possibly the 2020?
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Well, actually... The non-Advance trims have "amplitude reactive dampers", which are passive devices.
True, but I didn't want to split too many hairs at one time.
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True, but I didn't want to split too many hairs at one time.
Seems even the Acura writers don't know what terminology to use and when:

From the RDX product brochure:

C H A S S I S
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension • •
Multi-Link Rear Suspension • •
Amplitude Reactive Dampers • •
Adaptive Damper System A A
Dual-Pinion, Variable-Ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS) • •
Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) 4-Mode (Snow,
Comfort, Sport, Sport+)
4-Mode (Snow,
Comfort, Sport, Sport+)
From the RDX Fact Sheet:

Advance Package
Includes Technology Package
Adaptive Damper System
19-inch Medium Alloy Silver Interwoven Wheels
Height-Adjustable Power-Operated Tailgate with Hands Free Access
Acoustic Front Side Glass
....
And finally from the RDX Press Release:
Two damper types are available – Amplitude Reactive Dampers on the standard RDX, Technology Package and A-Spec, and Acura’s innovative Active Damper System on the Advance Package. All RDX grades include front hydraulic suspension bushings for improved isolation from road noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

All grades also feature Acura’s 4-mode Integrated Dynamics System, controlled by the prominent drive mode dial on the vehicle’s center console. With Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Snow modes, the driver can dial in the dynamic performance characteristics of the vehicle according to their desire and prevailing road conditions. The Integrated Dynamics System interacts with multiple dynamic systems in the vehicle, including the Drive-By-Wire™ throttle, Electric Power Steering, torque-vectoring SH-AWD™ (when equipped), Active Sound Control (ASC) and, on the RDX with Advance Package, the Active Damper System.
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...So will this be available on the A-Spec? Possibly the 2020?
One thing I've learned over the years when it comes to questions like this - those that know can't say, and those that say don't know.
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Originally Posted by MI-RDX View Post
Seems even the Acura writers don't know what terminology to use and when:

From the RDX product brochure:

From the RDX Fact Sheet:

And finally from the RDX Press Release:
Technically, that's correct since Honda's Adaptive Damper System uses electronically-controlled "active" dampers while their Amplitude Reactive Dampers are "passive" and purely mechanical.

The Amplitude Reactive Dampers have two fluid paths - one more restrictive than the other. Small motions push fluid through the less restrictive path resulting in a smoother ride. Large motions push fluid through the more restrictive path resulting in a firmer ride with less body roll during quick motions. The Amplitude Reactive Dampers only firm up the suspension once sufficient suspension travel occurs - they're "passive".

The dampers used in the Adaptive Damper System have only one fluid path, but the size of the orifice through which the fluid travels is controlled externally by a computer which varies the amount of current applied to a proportional solenoid valve inside each damper. This is an active system because the amount of suspension damping is controlled is controlled not only reactively based on inputs from other sensors, but also proactively based on drive mode. The Adaptive Damper System can firm up the dampers before suspension travel occurs, they're "active".
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the size of the orifice through which the fluid travels...
Are we still talking about a car?

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Technically, that's correct since Honda's Adaptive Damper System uses electronically-controlled "active" dampers while their Amplitude Reactive Dampers are "passive" and purely mechanical....
Yep, I understand all that. What I was commenting on was the inconsistent use of descriptive terminology in the various documents published by Acura/Honda - like being at the 'sea shore' or 'ocean side' - same place, different terms. In this case one system being active/adaptive while the other is described as being reactive can muddy the waters for someone not familiar with the underlying technology.
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SO onto the second part of my question... "Pricing in the DFW area?" Specifically a dealer referral in Plano, Frisco area...
Feel free to send me a PM.
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