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New (2000) NSX-t -- what's it worth?

13 March 2001
North Potomac, MD
I found a "new" 2000 with 60 mi. Blue/black. It has been sitting in a dealership (not Acura) since Sept 2000.

I put new in "quotes" because CarFax shows it was titled in AZ with 2 miles but it was titled again in Ohio with 58 miles.

What would be a good price for this car.
Still looking? All too familiar!! Only you can answer your question, but a range of $65K to $75K shouldn't stretch my neck too far--particularly if the car has been sitting for awhile. Just make sure it is what you want, then you can justify the amount one way or the other. I personally like the Blue/Black combination and I suspect the color is relatively rare. I spent months searching for the perfect 'used' NSX and after a close call with a 'respected' car dealer in AZ. with a rebuilt salvaged blue/black NSX, I walked into the local Acura dealer and bought a new one on the floor with 58 miles. I have not regretted that decision. Good Luck!
The mileage seems a bit odd -- I was under the impression that each NSX is test driven for between twenty and fifty miles at the factory test track -- my new 2000 (which happens to be blue/tan) came off the truck with 38 miles on it. Two miles from the Arizona dealership seems like it might not be accurate. By the way, I bought my car at the only dealer in Arizona known to sell NSXs, and they sell quite a few, about one per month. I'll bet that the car originated there. If you are really interested in researching the history of the car, you might call the dealership, Scottsdale Acura. The sales manager is named Ray, and he is about as nice and honest a guy as you will find. As far as price is concerned, IMO you might have trouble getting the car for less than $75k. Consider that the 2001s are identical to the 2000s, and sixty miles really is a new car. Therefore, the used car dealer can legitimately offer the car against the "new" 2001 at the dealership across town. In other words, don't expect a huge price break just because the car is technically used. However, you will avoid luxury tax if the car is sold as used. Bottom line -- anything at or below $75k without luxury tax might be a good deal.
you are right about the mileage. All NSXs are driven for 12 laps around a 3 miles track at the Tochigi plant. Therefore, any less than 36 miles is fishy........

Todd Arnold

I bought mine just over a month ago and it had 29 miles on it. The car never was test driven while at the dealership as it had a sign on the window saying "no test drives for this vehicle." There was a factory to dealer incentive between 1/1/01 to 2/28/01 of $5K which I took advantage of. I got mine for around $75K with that incentive so if you get that blue/blk 2000 for that price, I would consider that a great deal. I also had the floor mats and CD changer thrown into that deal also. By the way, anyone who got factory floor mats in black, did you get the Zanardi type floor mats with red lettering and borders? My '94 floor mats had gray lettering and borders. I think starting in 2000 you can only get the Zanardi type floor mats if you get the mats in black.
I was at Niello Acura on sunday and they had 5 new NSX-T's there and all of them had a minimum of 50 miles on them.. one had 121 miles.. Of course there was the comptech S/C one with almost 400 miles on it.
I've seen from Autotrader.com and other sites, where used 2000 NSX-T go for a minimum of $75k. If you can get $75k for a new(I consider new if it has under 100mi) 2000 NSX-T, that's an awesome deal. The $5k dealer incentive was a great offer that ended last month. With 2001 models not changing from 2000, I'm guessing that you probably won't get much of a price break for this car than compared to buying a new 2001.

Check out this listing: http://www.autotrader.com/findacar/results.jtmpl?model=NSX&start_year=1999&end_year=2000&max_price=&distance=75&address=98125&make=ACURA&first_record=&certified=n&ac_afflt=non e&borschtid=56908024791252799818

This guy is selling his 2000 for $47k. Something smells fishy...

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I have found several 2000s that have been sitting at the dealers for as much as 340 days. Shouldn't the dealer be very motivated to move these cars. I know they have an interest charge each month.

So couldn't I expect to grab one of these near $75-76K seeing as I could get a 2001 for about 79K? Maybe I'm dreaming.

What the dealer pays for a new six-speed NSX-T is $78,277 (see http://www.edmunds.com/vehicles/2001/acura/nsx/t2drcoupe32l6cyl6m.html for more details). This does not include the "holdback" (a form of rebate) of $1762 that they get back from Acura later on; they usually do not consider this when calculating their actual cost of the car.

Dealers will usually want to make a profit of at least a couple thousand dollars over the car's cost. So unless there are any incentives from Acura available, you would be hard-pressed to find a new one for much less than eighty large... no matter how long it's been sitting around.

You can buy a new one for less than that if it's a coupe (see the Edmunds website for prices, which are several thousand less for the coupe) but you're not likely to find one of those on a dealer lot, since dealers usually order the NSX-T for their showroom.
There are a number of tangible factors that can effect the 'cost of a car' as calculated by the dealer other than just what they paid the manufacturer, such as: cost of money, inventory, taxes, etc. There are also intangible factors that can effect the dealer and, therefore, influence the 'cost of a car', such as: season of the year, time in inventory, time of month, etc.
Originally posted by M1911RUS:
There are a number of tangible factors that can effect the 'cost of a car' as calculated by the dealer other than just what they paid the manufacturer, such as: cost of money, inventory, taxes, etc. There are also intangible factors that can effect the dealer and, therefore, influence the 'cost of a car', such as: season of the year, time in inventory, time of month, etc.

I agree. A car sitting in the dealership for a year, especially when the next model is out has to have some liability that movement will only cure.

I got a call today from a dealer with a new 2000 that is talking close to $75K. I feel this dealer is highly motivated to sell this car.

Also, the stock market has had a toll on high dollar cars, new or used. Margin calls have created a need for liquid cash and an NSX is a nice and easy way to achieve that cash. As far as new cars are concerned, all automobile manufacturers and dealers are feeling an increase in inventory. This directly or indirectly affects the NSX. I know right now you can grab a new Vette coupe or convertible for about $4K below MSRP. That's quite a bit considering spring is about sprung.

Anyway, I'm in it for the long haul and will get the best deal on a low mileage '99, '00 or new '00.

Thanks for all the input. You guys are great

[This message has been edited by tabasco (edited 28 March 2001).]
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