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Jul 23, 2006
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Used Car

Hello All,

I found online a 2016 Acura RDX Elite selling for $28,999.00 with 64,000km at a Ford dealership. It was a trade in. I'm wondering if buying from another name dealer would have any cons rather than buying form an actual Acura dealership. If buying from Ford, would I still be eligible for the remaining warranty left on the car?
I haven't seen the car in person yet but just trying to see if it's the same from buying at an Acura dealership or another dealership such as Ford in this case.

Also, the Carfax report is clean that is provided on the site, but just curious if I went directly to Carfax do they provide more detail info or is it the same as what I see provided by this dealer?

Thanks!
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seems to be going market price (assuming the expensive wearable items are not in immediate need to be replaced) for this trim and mileage. Buying from a non-Acura dealer may mean the car would only need to pass safety and dealer needs not to do any maintenance at all on it.

here is another very similar one ... with new tires (as advertised)
https://cuv.acura.ca/en/inventory/used/w/16805192

https://cuv.acura.ca/en/inventory/used/w/16810446

You still get the balance of factory warranty and you should still do your own due diligence of having it PPI prior to offering anything.
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The price is actually quite competitive.

I would put a purchase condition contingent on satisfactory vehicle inspection by independent mechanic for peace of mind.
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Buying an Acura from a Ford Dealer
Pros:
- the asking price should be considerably less than from an Acura dealer (several thousand)
- further bargaining power if you ask the salesperson to explain why anyone would trade a Japanese SUV in for a Ford
Cons:
- the salesperson will know less than you about the product they are selling (that's fairly standard though)
- they will waste time by trying to sell you a new Escape instead

The Carfax from the dealer has the same content as one you order unless they have doctored it.
[OP]
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booblehead wrote: seems to be going market price (assuming the expensive wearable items are not in immediate need to be replaced) for this trim and mileage. Buying from a non-Acura dealer may mean the car would only need to pass safety and dealer needs not to do any maintenance at all on it.

here is another very similar one ... with new tires (as advertised)
https://cuv.acura.ca/en/inventory/used/w/16805192

https://cuv.acura.ca/en/inventory/used/w/16810446

You still get the balance of factory warranty and you should still do your own due diligence of having it PPI prior to offering anything.
Thank you!!!
[OP]
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Jul 23, 2006
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macnut wrote: Buying an Acura from a Ford Dealer
Pros:
- the asking price should be considerably less than from an Acura dealer (several thousand)
- further bargaining power if you ask the salesperson to explain why anyone would trade a Japanese SUV in for a Ford
Cons:
- the salesperson will know less than you about the product they are selling (that's fairly standard though)
- they will waste time by trying to sell you a new Escape instead

The Carfax from the dealer has the same content as one you order unless they have doctored it.
That's so true! Never thought of it that way. Great advice. Thanks!
[OP]
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Jul 23, 2006
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Ethan15 wrote: The price is actually quite competitive.

I would put a purchase condition contingent on satisfactory vehicle inspection by independent mechanic for peace of mind.
I will. Have to see it in person first. Thanks for the advice!!

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