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Looking Ahead

I know it hasn’t been the easy for many of you trying to hunt down lease rates this month.  I too have been impacted since I was just about to begin shopping for my Sonata replacement. The good news is that a whole lot of you have stepped up to keep things alive, which is phenomenal. This may be the best way to keep things alive in my opinion. Going forward, I will do my best to establish a place to gather and share information, doing my best to provide you with the resources to make leasing an easier endeavor.

Starting this month, you will begin to see some of the changes that I plan to implement to further improve the site. Below are some of the things that you should expect in the coming months:

  1. Website redesign to accomodate the new structure.
  2. Crowd-sourced model will be refined (Kudos to Ron for the Google Forms suggestion). In future, I will have a more “home-brewed” system in place. In the meantime, Google Forms will do the job
  3. Based on the Aug-Sept poll results, lease rates will be streamlined, focusing key brands such as BMW, Audi, Acura, MBZ, Lexus, Infiniti, Honda and VW, with Volvo added whenever supplied. However we will not be limited to only those (see next bullet)
  4. There will be another list of rates for “one-off” models from all other makes (I decided this once I got a chance to see the Lincoln MKZ. I am really curious as to how much this ride goes for)
  5. Registration will be required to post questions, requests, interact with me and other members.
  6. Lease calculator will get a major overhaul and will be planned for mobile devices (this will take time and money to put together so please be patient)

There seems to be some “doomsday” reaction going around regarding this site being “shutdown”.  As you know, that isn’t the case. The truth is that my “source” decided that lease rates in exchange for referrals isn’t in their best interest anymore. No other source has stepped since offering to supply me with more numbers, so this is where we are.  Should the community choose not to grow from what we’ve built, then we all know what happens next.

As consumers, we will ultimately determine whether sites like this stick around. I have had three brokers supply numbers in the past and they all have stopped. That model was clearly not sustainable in the long haul. Our best chance is to get the numbers independently and share them with the community. We want their cars. We choose who we do business with. We don’t want to be cheated. Is that simple.

I will continue to contribute community to the best of my abilities. I genuinely hope everyone else does the same.

Thank you all for the many years of support. Let’s keep the wheels spinning.

G

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The Wall: RT’s 2013 Acura TSX Tech (2X)

Name: RT
Location: CA
What He’s Got: Two 2013 Acura TSX Tech
What It Cost:

Where: Niello Acura from Brian (finance manager) and Chris (sales rep)
MSRP $34505
Sales Price $30,900
MF, .00043
Residual 55%
Term: 36 month at 12K/miles per year..
Extras: Niello threw in the protection package for free (wheel locks, mud flaps, and trunk liner)
Payment: $2000 upfront and $350/month.

Where: Pleasanton Acura from Tom (finance) and Jeff (Sales)
MSRP $34505
Sales Price $31,600
MF .00043
Residual 59%
Term 36 month at 10K/ miles per year
Payment: $2000 upfront and $349/month

RT’s Take: I could have done 10k miles for $342/ month but I wanted the lower residual since I WILL go over my mileage AND I am either: keeping the car in 3 years, selling it to my father, or possibly selling it on the open market. The residual price of just under $19k will be thousands under its actual market vale so I am protected on the back end. I also want to point out that this MF was supposedly only good on the special edition, so I feel good about getting it for a Tech model.
LASTLY, I was given a loyalty discount since I purchased a car from them 5 years ago, therefore this deal would be tough to duplicate exactly.

My Take: Your first deal is definitely the better one. Overall, deals were good. Couple words of caution regarding lease-end sales. Make sure you factor in sales tax because unlike the dealer, you need to pay it and the person buying from you needs to as well. Btw, now that you had some time to drive in it. How do you like the TSX and what do you think about Acura’s Tech features? Also, what you is your real-world MPG?

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2013-14 Acura Lease Rates – September 2013

Hello everyone! Please note the following:

  • I do not respond to requests for numbers. All numbers I have are posted.
  • This is the LAST MONTH for the “suggest brands to track” voting. If you haven’t done so, please do so before the 30th. VOTE HERE.

Below is another question I have for everyone:

Does RWG need a mobile app and would you pay for one?

  • No. This blog is just fine (48%, 196 Votes)
  • Yes, but it should free (29%, 116 Votes)
  • Yes. I would pay a small one-time fee (21%, 86 Votes)
  • Yes. I would pay a small monthly fee for advance features (2%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 405

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  • iPhone first! (68%, 201 Votes)
  • Android first! (32%, 96 Votes)

Total Voters: 297

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2013-14 Acura Lease Rates – August 2013

Couple of comments:

  • I do not respond to requests. Everything I have for August is posted.
  • Don’t forget to vote. My plan is to streamline the process here so make sure your voice is heard!!!

VOTE HERE

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2013 Acura Lease Rates – June 2013

No change from May. Not a surprise since things did change a little from April to May. Most captive banks have a tendency to follow the “change rates every other month” model so if you need to guess what things will be like next month, expect some drop in residual.

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2013 ACURA TSX 4DR SEDAN AT SPECIAL EDITION
36 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00046 Base Rate

2013 ACURA ZDX BASE
36 Month – Residual 51% of MSRP – .00150 Base Rate

2013 ACURA TL BASE
36 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00062 Base Rate

2013 ACURA TL SH-AWD BASE
36 Month – Residual 55% of MSRP – .00062 Base Rate

2013 Acura MDX
36 Month – Residual 52% of MSRP – .00062 Base Rate

2013 Acura MDX TECH
36 Month – Residual 50% of MSRP – .00062 Base Rate

2013 ACURA RDX AWD BASE
36 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00119 Base Rate

2013 Acura RDX AWD TECH
36 Month – Residual 54% of MSRP – .00119 Base Rate

2013 Acura ILX 2.0L
36 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00024 Base Rate

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2013 Acura Lease Rates – May 2013

No huge changes this month. RDX and ILX dropped in residual, but that’s about it. Everything else seems to have carried over from April.

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2013 ACURA TSX 4DR SEDAN AT SPECIAL EDITION
36 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00046 Base Rate

2013 ACURA ZDX BASE
36 Month – Residual 51% of MSRP – .00150 Base Rate

2013 ACURA TL BASE
36 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00062 Base Rate

2013 ACURA TL SH-AWD BASE
36 Month – Residual 55% of MSRP – .00062 Base Rate

2013 Acura MDX
36 Month – Residual 52% of MSRP – .00062 Base Rate

2013 Acura MDX TECH
36 Month – Residual 50% of MSRP – .00062 Base Rate

2013 ACURA RDX AWD BASE
36 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00119 Base Rate

2013 Acura RDX AWD TECH
36 Month – Residual 54% of MSRP – .00119 Base Rate

2013 Acura ILX 2.0L
36 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00024 Base Rate

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2013 Acura Lease Rates – April 2013

YES! Acura rates look way better this month than they did last. Residuals stayed the same but MFs dropped across the board. Not a bad time to lease an Acura right now. I am almost tempted to kill off my Hyundai Sonata lease and get into something else this weekend, before paying my final DMV registration for that stupid car.

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2013 ACURA TSX 4DR SEDAN AT
36 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00046 Base Rate

2013 ACURA ZDX BASE
36 Month – Residual 51% of MSRP – .00150 Base Rate

2013 ACURA TL BASE
36 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00062 Base Rate

2013 ACURA TL SH-AWD BASE
36 Month – Residual 55% of MSRP – .00062 Base Rate

2013 Acura MDX
36 Month – Residual 52% of MSRP – .00062 Base Rate

2013 Acura MDX TECH
36 Month – Residual 50% of MSRP – .00062 Base Rate

2013 ACURA RDX AWD BASE
36 Month – Residual 58% of MSRP – .00136 Base Rate

2013 Acura RDX AWD TECH
36 Month – Residual 55% of MSRP – .00136 Base Rate

2013 Acura ILX 2.0L
36 Month – Residual 58% of MSRP – .00024 Base Rate