I paid $41351 for the options listed below, plus $1525 more for the warranty, plus the usual tax, license etc. The options were my choice, not forced. I paid more to have it all ready, but if I had to do it again I would have bought the options from Tim.
I waited 1 month, but I lucked out as I just happened to call a dealer right after someone dropped out, which put me next on the list for the GG Tour&Nav.
Paid MSRP w/ no forced accessories. Waited 2 1/2 months Paid for dealer installed tow hitch pkg, protection pkg and got free oil changes every 3750 till 60k. All other accessories from Tim at Hondacuraworld and self installed.
Got Wheel locks, mud flaps, cargo cover, separation net, luggage net for free.
Ordered Sept 19, picked up Oct 6, 2000...
Paid $280 for the dealer to install the hitch, got the coolers for free.
PS MSU- The free service is interesting. As I figure it, that is 6 oil changes, 2 VTM4 changes, an air filer and three tire rotations, plus a bunch of 'checks and inspects'. Parts cost $100. Labor 3-4 hours. Costs him $200. Perhaps more if they give you a loaner ($10 a day).
on the other hand, what would it COST to get the service from the dealer? (Lots of posts on this.) Might not be a bad tactic for the dealer- gets you coming back, hardly costs him anything, and any warranty work he picks up.
Might not be a bad item to negotiate for! A win-win. You save a bunch and it doesn't cost the dealer too much.
Paid MSRP and waited 8 months(!). Could've got one sooner from the dealer in town but they're notorious for loading all their 'X's with $2000.+ worth of options, many of which I didn't want. Had my dealer install the side steps and lower (front) trim. The rest I got from Tim, of course.
Paid $500 under MSRP. Waited 5 months. Got wheel locks, rear flaps and cargo liner free. Supposed to have gotten Acura mugs mailed to us, but still have not seen them! Also negotiated furiously for extended warranty and scheduled maintenance plan -both for $1600.
4 days... MSRP with free stuff thown in by dealer...
we got lucky... placed our order last saturday, april 13th, got a call from the dealer on april 16th saying the car was already on their parking lot... i think what happened was that someone ordered one and later decided to cancel the order, and we were just at the right place and the timing was right... we paid MSRP on it but the dealer threw in the rear mud guards, moon roof visor, body side molding, wheel locks and VIN etching for free... it's been a very nice experience with the sales person... he also gave us a very good trade-in value for our old car...
usually the waiting time here in north texas is around 2-3 weeks... and nobody is paying over MSRP... i've tried three dealerships, and everytime i was quoted for MSRP, they always agreed to throw in some free accessories...
2002 MDX, Red Rock Pearl / Touring, with rear mud guards, moon roof visor, bodyside molding and wheel locks from the dealer (free anyway)
trying to get cargonet, cargocover from tim @ hondaacuraworld.com but out of stock...