I test drove a 2006 TSX (no Nav system) yesterday and was pretty
impressed with it. Although the dealer appraised my 2001 Forester as a
possible trade-in (which he hasn't given me the numbers on yet), we
didn't discuss price of the TSX at all, because I explained that I'm
still considering other cars.
Assuming that I want to purchase the 2006 TSX (non-NAV system) - a good
assumption from what I've seen --, I have a few questions.
1. The car lists at $28,505. What's a reasonable price to settle on
(assuming that I DON'T trade in the Forester? (Edmund's TMV is
approximately $27,500 for my area.) Note: This dealer is the only one
within a 50-75 mile radius.
2. I don't have a garage (Townhouse with assigned parking spaces only),
so the car would sit in the hot sun for much of the day. In Central
Virginia, it can get pretty hot in spring and summer...) so:
a) Are there any exterior/interior colors to avoid because of the hot
sun? (I like the Carbon Gray Pearl; Glacier Blue Metallic and Royal
Blue Pearl with either Ebony or Quartz interior.
b) Would a car cover be advisable? If so, should I get the one from
Acura or is there a 3rd party one available that's better and/or less
c) I play a lot of golf and the clubs will be in the trunk a lot of the
time. Sometimes that means, grass, etc so I want to get a trunk tray.
Same questions as b) - Get acura's trunk tray, or is there a 3rd party
trunk tray that's better/less expensive?
3. A friend of mine who also has no garage and bought an Acura at this
dealer a few years ago says the dealer offers a package for 6 detailings
of the car for about $400. (Individual detailings cost about $150).
Obviously I want to keep the car looking in tip-top shape, so are these
detailings a good idea?
Any thoughts on these questions would be appreciated.