Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Jim Mateja
September 16, 1991
Though the `92 model season is upon us, there are some `91s we haven`ttalked about, one being the Acura NSX with 5-speed manual. This is one of the few vehicles we`ve driven in which the digits liftedby fellow motorists are always thumbs, raised in
approval. The two-seater is a styling work of art. You can enjoy just looking atthe aluminum panels without ever turning the key. When the ignition is turned on, the 3-liter, 270-horsepower, 24-valve V-6 engine is another work of art. Fasten
the belts, press the pedal and hold on. We`ve driven the NSX with automatic in the past. This time we took a turn with the 5-speed manual. There`s only one gripe with the 5-speed that youwon`t have to put up with in the automatic. With the 5-speed
the brake/clutch pedals are positioned off to the right in a somewhat uncomfortable locale. Thepedals had to be placed there because the huge wheel well bulging into thepassenger compartment robs some of the space usually allotted for the
footcontrols. The NSX with 5-speed starts at $62,000. Automatic runs $66,000. You`d be further ahead buying one NSX and driving it than buying a dozendiscontinued Buick Reattas and locking them in a barn while waiting for themto