This thread jogged my memory - I was trying to buy a new car for my wife - We had narrowed it down to the Toyota Cressida, the Mazda 929 and the Acura Legend. It was December of 1990 - they don't even sell any of these today. We liked them all - but the top two were the Legend and the Cressida I tried my best to negotiate a deal on both of them - the Toyota was the best deal - my wife like it but she also liked the Legend. We were dragging our feet a little - and were trying to decide if we wanted to look at any other cars or just grab the Cressida - when a rebate offer came out on the Legend. If I took the price I had negotiated and subtracted the rebate - it was lower than the best deal I had worked on with the Cressida - so I went into Acura and tried to make that deal. I can't recall the numbers - but think I can get close - something like The Acura price I had negotiated was $20,500 - the Cressida was $19,000. But when Acura offered a $2K rebate - that would make it $18,500. The Acura dealer flat out refused my offer - what was an acceptable deal to them the week before - $20,500 - was a NO WAY at $18,500 even with Acura offering a rebate of $2,000. I never determined what the best price they would sell me the Legend for with the rebate - or if I did I can't remember it - I went to Toyota and bought the Cressida - but there is no doubt in my mind that prices change when promotions come out. Maybe I could have grabbed the Legend for $20,200 or $20,000 - I don't know - but in my case the dealership absolutely refused to pass on 100% of the savings the rebate offered. The Cressida was one fine car - had a straight 6 - I think it was the smoothest engine I ever had in any vehicle. IIRC it was the same engine they put in the Supra - it was rear wheel drive too - I saw one like it on the road a while back - same color even - just like this one. When we traded it in - my daughter must have been about 8 - it was really the only car she had ever known because we got it when she was about to turn 2. She was a little upset we were getting rid of it - and she ask me what would happen to the car after we got a new one. I told her that some fat guy would buy it and he would fart on the seats - My joke didn't go over very well. She started crying - and said she wanted to keep it. We still LOL about it.