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Old 05-07-2019, 06:21 PM
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2018 RLX sport hybrid with low mileage

I see many 2018 RLX SH-AWD with low mileage for sale at dealers.
Anyone understands why?
any problems with these cars?
Why are people getting rid of them so quickly?
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:42 PM
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They are most likely service loaners from the dealership. Nothing wrong with them, the dealership will put car in service about 5,000-15,000 miles then sell them as certified pre-owned.
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Old 05-08-2019, 04:19 AM
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when you look at carfax many of them were sold, not loaners
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Significant Depreciation from Sticker price on these. I guess they are 2018. I wonder what a brand new one is discounted. I was looking at a 2017 RLX SH-Hybrid Advanced with less than 15k miles on it, and it went for $32k. That is half of sticker in two years. Figure I would wait until 2020 or 2021 and get a 2019 for close to half as well.
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My small dealer in Virginia has a used 2019 for which they want 49K. But I'm sure they'd come down for a knowledgeable purchaser. They also have a new 2019.

They also have a 2018 and a 2017.

Not sure where all these Sport Hybrids are coming from all of a sudden.
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For our local dealer, the RLX SH-AWD's were loaners that were sparingly used (ours had 1200 miles on it). And the dealers "own" these cars as loaners, and as such appear as purchased thru CarFax, etc. So don't assume they're sold and returned.....
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Originally Posted by George Knighton View Post
... Not sure where all these Sport Hybrids are coming from all of a sudden.
Off-lease?

It is interesting to see the supply grow. I'm trying to decide whether to go for low-mile 17/18 or a nicely discounted 2019.
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:20 PM
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The 18's have updated cosmetics, but it doesn't seem to justify the 10k price difference over the 17s. Luxury sedans have always had poor deprecation rates and most buyers go German for brand recognition.

When building a RLX, the SH option is $7k, how many Americans would actually check the box for all wheel drive?
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There's a '19 sitting on the Carmax website for $49K. CarFax says it was a repo.
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:22 PM
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Theres a "new" 2018 sh-sh at the dealer near me. Probably has only a handful of km, they're asking $59,900 CAD.
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Dealers can sell a car as brand new even if it has 5000 miles on it. That's the max of miles. Some cars are used as demos, dealer managers/principal driving them, or as loaners.
There are also some that have less then 5000 miles and sold as CPO. Cars driven by Acura HQ managers.
I would stay away from cars like that. But it also plays out how clean the car is when you inspect it yourself and how picky you are about the overall condition

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Originally Posted by MuGen7Modulo View Post
. . . . . . I would stay away from cars like that.
Why? If the numbers are right and it is CPO'd, what would be the concern? Unless you are talking about those driven by mangers, regional VP's, etc. which are not CPO'd. Those I would have a little concern with.
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Why? If the numbers are right and it is CPO'd, what would be the concern? Unless you are talking about those driven by mangers, regional VP's, etc. which are not CPO'd. Those I would have a little concern with.
I'll agree with this reply. We've always tended to buy/lease new, but when the current '18 SH-AWD Advance showed up as a CPO - with 1200 miles on it as a dealer loaner and with a $46.5K price - there was frankly little discussion as to whether we'd buy it or not. The important thing is to look at the history of usage/maintenance, and make sure you carefully look the car over (on a lift if you can) to make sure it's cosmetically and physically in great shape, and then take a loooong test drive to make sure it hasn't been abused and drives cleanly. But overall, at least at this price level, we found that CPO was a very viable option....
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Originally Posted by MuGen7Modulo View Post
Dealers can sell a car as brand new even if it has 5000 miles on it. That's the max of miles. Some cars are used as demos, dealer managers/principal driving them, or as loaners.
There are also some that have less then 5000 miles and sold as CPO. Cars driven by Acura HQ managers.
I would stay away from cars like that.
But it also plays out how clean the car is when you inspect it yourself and how picky you are about the overall condition
OK I too want to hear a bit more about that. My car was an Acura-owned vehicle before I bought it with 356 miles and a CPO, and I've been very pleased.

Upon on what do you base this statement? Do you have any real evidence of abuse or other shenanigans by "..Acura HQ managers." or are you just throwing speculation out there?
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