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euro delivery?

[mod note: this thread is a combination of the euro delivery and dealer holdback/pricing threads as they were headed in the same direction]

Does Acura offer a Euro delivery like BMW and Mercedes?
If so, has anyone done it? Did you save much money?
Any suggestions on a dealership to use?
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Canadian Delivery?

I don't think you could arrange for European delivery since, unlike BMW & Mercedes, Acuras aren't made there. Maybe Japan delivery for the Acura models made there - but I expect the trans-Pacific freight charges would be a killer.
For the MDX, Canada delivery would be the best you could hope for since right now that's the only place the X is made. But then you gotta deal with customs and the Canadian model MDX is not quite the same - no Nav. available - different headlights. If/when they start making MDXs in Alabama (or is it Tennessee) at the new plant you could get Sunny-South delivery;) ....... not as strange as it may seem since BMW offers South Carolina delivery on the X5 which is made in Spartanberg. They do throw in a driving course which sounds pretty cool.
As far as I know NO SUVs are made in Europe, both the BMW and Mercedes models are made here - so no luck there either. Bummer:(
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dealer holdback

has anyone been able to negotiate on the dealer holdback fee if they order a car? The car isn't sitting on Acura's lot, so they are pocketing that 3%.
 

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Now you're just being silly

dmcdlj,

You've got to get out of the mindset you have when you negotiated other cars. It was difficult for me as well, as I always start at invoice and start going after the holdback. The truth of the matter is that a short wait for an MDX is currently 8 weeks -- if you're lucky. Many dealerships charge 2-4k OVER MSRP in addition to the wait

Most dealers would laugh you out of the dealership if you go even bring up holdback on this car. You want to beat up a dealer on price, buy an Aztec. You want a really good suv for the money, then look at the MDX. The only way that I could get past paying sticker for this car was to look around and see what else was available with the same features -- a Eddie Bauer Explorer is ~36k, I think. It also has 7 passenger seating, and similar sized. When I added in the potential reliability problems, and the depreciation difference though, the MDX comes out looking very fairly priced, even at sticker.
 

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Best negotiation

The best strategy is to get them to include a few free options.....
 

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dmcdlj, wheck other thread

dmcdlj,

Check the thread re euro delivery you started earlier...

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Re: Best negotiation

davegood said:
The best strategy is to get them to include a few free options.....
Yeah.. in fact "a few" sound like a lot to ask.


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RedMdxMemphis said:


Yeah.. in fact "a few" sound like a lot to ask.


:p
You could count the wheel locks individually :).
 

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And the rear mud guards too. Count as two free options :p
 

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Re: Canadian Delivery?

roadrunner said:
As far as I know NO SUVs are made in Europe, both the BMW and Mercedes models are made here - so no luck there either. Bummer:(
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Actually, the M-class is also built in Graz, Austria. However, those models are solely for Europe/Asia only. Much of the production is geared towards the excellent diesel models. The Graz plant is also where the MB Gelaendewagen, and E320 4-matic sedans & wagons have been built for many years.

As for Acura, only in North American and Hong Kong are the vehicle rebadged as Acuras. Elsewhere, they are known and badged as Hondas (ex. Honda NSX, Honda Legend, Honda Integra, etc.). It is the same case with Lexus vehicles, but to a slightly lesser extent. Lexus has also just recently launched in Europe, but sales have thus far been slow as the brand name is not really regarded as prestigeous with brand heritage, but rather associated with the run-of-the-mill Toyota brand.
 
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