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2013 and earlier-Honda Civic Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • kyaaakyaaa Posts: 4
    Hi, I'm living in chicago, and it's my first time getting a car.
    I've got offered at $17400 OTD for Civic LX Auto Sedan.
    However, I want this car at 17000.... Do you think it is possible?

    Chicago Tax: 9.25%
    Extra fees: approximately $ 300
    I'll appreciate any comments.
  • jeaniem1jeaniem1 Posts: 1
    I just bought a 2009 Honda Civic EX-L Urban Titanium in Round Rock (Honda) two days ago for 19,500 plus ttl; no dealer pack; no destination; no other fees; just ttl. They were the BEST!! I'm a single girl and they treated me with the utmost respect and honesty. Glen Spears is the guy to ask for in Sales!! Phenomenal!!! Good Luck!!
  • bostonbenbostonben Posts: 65
    With that high of a tax rate, $17.4 OTD sounds amazing to me.

    In the Boston area, the best price I have received just emailing around (not negotiating yet) is $16350 on the LX. With your taxes and fees, that's $18,162 OTD. That means your selling price is around $15.7K. I have only seen a quote that low back in April with the extra $500-$1000 to dealer volume-based incentive. Is that a recent price?
  • kyaaakyaaa Posts: 4
    Yes. I got this quote last saturday. I also think this price is the minimum I can get..
  • bostonbenbostonben Posts: 65
    This might be a dumb question, but won't your tax rate be much lower out of the city? I read Illinois has a 6.25% tax on vehicles, so I assume the city of Chicago tacks on an extra 3%?
  • On Monday Paid:

    $15860 (selling price for 2009 Civic LX Sedan Automatic) that price includes the destination charge....

    Nothing extra was added on!

    Not computing the OTD because it is misleading, since its different in every state.... but i believe it was 17774

    151 doc fee
    143 new plates
    15 county fee.
    9.25% chicago tax. (yeap unfortunatelly)

    Thank you for everybody that posts to this forum! - Thanks for all your comments and help!

    The dealer was Castle Honda , In Suburban Chicago (Morton Grove, IL)

    Ps. They also wanted 550 more for the LX-S - also a good choice in the Civic Lineup, in my opinion..

    Cheers everybody!
  • bostonbenbostonben Posts: 65
    Wow. Seems like there must be some regional dealer incentive or just extra stock in the Chicago area. Prices there are about $1K lower than in the Boston area based on the two posts from Chicago readers.
  • kyaaakyaaa Posts: 4
    Oh.. Castle Honda.. I visited there also, but they offered me at 17.5K.
    17.4K is from other dealer shop; however, I'm gonna visit Muller Honda as well. Anyway, who was your dealer? What is your car color?
  • spizzelspizzel Posts: 1
    I live in the Boston area as well and I'm looking to get a 09 Civic ex sedan, what dealership would you recommend? I live in Burlington and Herb Chambers is right across the street so I was going to hit there first but you seem to know your stuff for Boston, any advice on which place I should aim for first?
  • samgreensamgreen Posts: 13
    Hi,

    I saw a television ad for Silko Honda in the Boston area--sort of. They are advertising 15,700 for I believe an LX auto, but I could be wrong. Is it possible that Honda has added an extra incentive (in addition to the $750/1000 marketing incentive) for dealers just as they did at the end of April?
  • Atomic Blue ... its a little more harder to get than the rest urban metallics, blacks and silvers... so i pulled the trigger. I bet i could shave off a little more at the VERY END of April, but the color would not be there... so what is the point.

    When you are getting real close to the dealer triple net price... they want extra $$$ for relocation (getting car in desired color from another dealer)

    Get your homework done BEFORE going into the dealership. Once you step your foot in the door, the dealer already has an upper hand! - not good.

    We settled on the price over the email... and after that the dealer would not budge even $1.

    Good Luck to all!

    Ask for Mariusz(Mario) @ Honda on Grand in Elmhurst, IL .. Tell him I send you (Mark is my name) . He had the second Best Price! mariuszm@hondaongrand.com is his email.

    But Do your Homework over the Email... when you get the reply for 'a dealer' employee its usually a person higher up authorized to give out better pricing to draw the customers in!

    Good Luck again!
  • jukordsjukords Posts: 14
    Hi everyone,

    I got internet quote from Landmark Honda Virginia today

    Civic LX-S Auto Sedan

    OTD $18,704.
    Accessories: allseason mats, mudguard, and rear bumper applique.

    Is this a good deal?

    thanks :lemon:
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,728
    We settled on the price over the email... and after that the dealer would not budge even $1.

    The dealer is to be commended for sticking to their email agreement with you. Once a price is agreed to by both parties, that should be that. Unfortunately, there are tales told here of dealers not honoring a deal made via email.
  • sigma1914sigma1914 Posts: 9
    Awesome, thanks, I didn't know about the $750 dealer cash for sedans.
  • boston84boston84 Posts: 10
    I bet if you stood up and walked out, the dealer would budge.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,728
    Maybe they would budge. But that would be dishonest, wouldn't it--to agree to a price, then ask the dealer to come down even more?
  • Guys, Guys, What is up with the Negativity? Whose side are you on? =) BTW, does anybody think that the sneaky dealers watch this forum for inside info? =)

    I am unsubscribing now.... I got the car, got the good price, but probably there will be beter prices available. at the very end of June/July/August. But i needed the car!

    Cheers!
  • jukordsjukords Posts: 14
    Hi bostonben,

    I got internet quote from Landmark Honda Virginia yesterday.

    Civic LX-S Auto Sedan

    OTD $18,704.
    Extras - all season mats, mudguard, and rear bumper applique.

    Is this a good deal? My quote is valid til friday.

    Is it possible for the dealer from other state to register the new car to where I leave, that is from VA dealership to MD MVA? is there additional processing cost? :confuse:

    thanks
  • jukordsjukords Posts: 14
    Sorry wrong spelling
  • pescamaaanpescamaaan Posts: 6
    State: MA
    Model: EX-auto
    MSRP: 20,775 (incl dest)
    Invoie: 19,185
    Price paid: 17,835 (incl dest, doc fees)
    tax: $891 (5% MA)
    Title: 105

    OTD: $18,831
  • abchin486abchin486 Posts: 78
    it's fully possible....but they may charge a fee for it and you will be responsible for getting your state's inspection sticker. You have to ask the dealer.
  • poopah17poopah17 Posts: 1
    What are people paying in upstate NY for LX-S....just quoted $17239 by two different dealers plus tax and licensing. Is this a good price or can I get it for less.
  • venzie99venzie99 Posts: 8
    Unfortunately Chicago has a home rule tax of 1.25% that seems pretty much inescapable if your driver's license lists a Chicago address.
  • kareninmakareninma Posts: 4
    We just bought a 2009 Civic Hybrid, basic, no leather or nav for $19,668 (before TTL) from Atamian in Tewksbury, MA. Pretty happy with that deal, weren't many 2009s left, in fact the rest of the dealers completely ignored my online request for a quote on a civic hybrid. It was the last one on the lot, the one we test drove at Peters of Nashua was also the last on their lot (didn't like the interior colors though, navy blue and tan yuk).

    One of the salespersons we passed in the lot while waiting for the car to get gassed up said they were selling them for $3K over MSRP a year ago, and we got nearly $4700 below MSRP, so it felt like a good time to get a hybrid.
  • kyaaakyaaa Posts: 4
    I bought Civic LX-S auto sedan at 18000 OTD.
    16100 + ttl (tax 9.25%)

    Chicago and new plate.
    I'm satisfied with this deal.
  • myami3myami3 Posts: 2
    I received two OTD quotes from Miami, FL dealerships for a Honda Civic LX 4dr A/T.

    Here is the first:
    Msrp $18925.00
    Selling Price $17188.00
    Batt/Tire $6.50
    Tag Processing $27.00
    Doc $55.00
    Tax $1086.59
    Tag Transfer $100.00
    Total $18463.09

    And here is the second:
    $16,288.00
    799.00 fees
    $17087.00
    $ 1110.65 tax
    $18197.65
    177.00 transfer
    $18374.65 total otd

    Based on what I saw in this forum, I would have expected the OTD's to be $500-$1000 less than what was quoted.
    Is this a good deal?
  • voltron12voltron12 Posts: 13
    Look at the post directly above yours. Someone is getting an LX-S for 18K OTD. Based on that and your forum research, I would say, no, you are not getting the best deal.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,679
    The deals aren't that great down here in South Florida actually and most have a very high dealer fee which they usually won't budge on. Guess since we're so "car crazy" down here like California, the dealers have some clout. Funny though, the Nissan dealer made it go away on my kids car in January. Better prices can be had out of state if one is willing to drive. I wasn't and am very happy with my LX despite several warranty issues.

    The Sandman :shades:

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • myami3myami3 Posts: 2
    I just got two more OTD for quotes for the Civic LX 4dr AT at $17,639 and $17,739.
    That's more in line with what I expected.
  • mstvmstv Posts: 1
    Black Honda EX Coupe Automatic: $17,775 + TTL.

    After watching the forum for some time I filled out the dealer price quote on Edmunds for my area, which went to 5 dealers. Got back several in the low 18s for this model, but only one for this price, which was from Thousand Oaks Honda. Internet manager made it painless, honored the price no problem (several dealerships hinted that he wouldn't). Told him on my way to finance manager wouldn't buy extended warranty or any "extras"- no pressure. Financed for 3 years at 2.9%. Exactly 4 charges were added: $8.00 Ca Tire fee, $55 doc fee, the registration fee, and Ca sales tax. OTD is at home, but considering MSRP is 20,105 and invoice on Edmund's is 18,515, I figured $750 below invoice was a good deal. Car looks absolutely amazing.
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