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2013 and earlier-Honda Civic Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • crazyflycrazyfly Posts: 61
    One option to try would be to turn *off* the fresh air flow and run the AC with air on internal circulation only. This seems to increase the fan speed and cooling on my vehicle. I hope this helps.
  • crazyflycrazyfly Posts: 61
    Civic is a very dependable vehicle that provides great gas mileage... and I love it for this. But dependability is only a relative term, and for civic all it means is that civic is more dependable than its peers. Which means things are still going to go wrong with the civic, its just that its not going to happen as much as it does with other comparable cars. When things do go wrong the owner is going to be on the hook for fixing it. And thats cash (or credit) out of pocket...

    I am just your average consumer who doesn't like throwing the hard earned money away. Based on my experience with civic & extended warranties I would recommend:
    * Get an extended warranty for 7 yrs / 100k miles
    * Not all extended warranties are the same.
    * Do not get a standard 'Extended Warranty". Chose "Premium Package" that covers everything
    * Opt for $0 deductible for warranty claims
    * Extended warranty prices starts at $2K. Negotiate it down to ideally less than $1K
  • jcabrera4jcabrera4 Posts: 34
    Hi All

    I was quoted a price on a Civic EX auto for $17885. This price includes destination.
    All they need to add is tax and dmv fees.

    Do you think I can do better?
    My bro works at the stealership and says, I am going into the holdback.
  • I guess you are referring to LX. I got my car 2 door/coupe LX,Manual for 14,600(incl destination charges). OTD: 16,340
  • In this recession I think you should get that car for no more than $18,700 OTD
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,665
    What more do you expect?

    If you really think the place is a "Stealership" why would you even want to buy a car there?
  • jcabrera4jcabrera4 Posts: 34
    You must me a salesman.

    I'm buying there because my bro works there
  • kaiotes1kaiotes1 Posts: 9
    Agree on the relative to other vehicles. The reason why i got it was i can afford it, i thought of it as a couple hundred a year over the course of 8 yrs. i'm buying it for the piece of mind
    the warranty is the warranty offered by honda w/ a 0 deductible. the finance guy blatantly lied to me when i asked him if i can buy this the next day as opposed to on the spot. He is going to get it just for the lie. i'm all for selling xxx at the highest price and earning the most commission. but if he is going to tell me how he never lies to his customers for the past xxx years, he is going to pay. as in... selling it to me for like < 700 as the collegehillshonda is selling it for 9xx. i need to make sure he makes as little money as possible (for revenge). if he comes back to me w/ a BS number, i'm just gonna return it. i got plenty of time to decide...i have nothing to lose, he's got a 500 commission check that he won't be seeing if he throws me BS.
  • lucky15lucky15 Posts: 72
    In your particular case the extended warranty worked to your advantage, I`m saying nationwide the amount spent on repairs during the ownership of said vehicle is less on a (national average basis) than what you would spend on a extended warranty so in esence they are not worth it, and as I said in my previous post if you so decide to sell the car or trade it in before you even use the extended warranty, good luck in getting a return on your purchase price of the extended warranty in a reasonable length of time without having to call Honda consumer affairs as a last resort then setteling for app. 50% of what you paid for it. Also, as I said earlier all of this information against extended warranties is reported by Consumer Reports magazine.
  • frank04frank04 Posts: 1
    My best price right now including destination is 17640 in Roswell, GA. Is this a good price?

    He mentioned something about including the 100k certified warranty as well. I definetly want to confirm that.
  • The best price I got so far is 17200 Out the Door which includes Doc, Destination, Tax, registration. What do you guys think? Perhaps I can get it lower when the quarter is coming to an end? I got the quotes from NJ, we have 7% tax.
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    You got a very good deal there. I think they have to give more off the car to make up for your high taxes there.

    Saccucci Honda, (myhondawarranty.com) and several others used to sell the 8yr/120 kmi factory warranty extension for about $800 online . Do a search in this forum on "extended warranty" to find perhaps other honda online sales. I heard they were supposed to stop this practice, but if you call the actual dealership (Saccucci, etc) They may sell it.

    If you get some info show it to original dealer to match the 800 and refund $600 or cancel and buy online (or by phone). They fedex everything.

    Good luck
    --jjf

    Location, Marin Honda in Corde Madera in SF Bay area.

    2009 Civic LX AT Sedan

    MSRP=$18,925 (incl dest)
    Invoice=$17488
    Edmunds TMV = $16847

    Was quoted (see few posts above) for 15777 (incl dest) or 17602 OTD. I got a dealer to go down to 17,550.

    I decided to give the original sales guy the sale if he matched and he did.

    Also got 2.9% for 36 months and got a warranty plan from Honda for 1,400 for 8yr/100k mi. I have 59 days to decide and get full refund. Any suggestions on the warranty plan?

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  • I just bought a Civic. Thanks to this forum, I had a great idea of what I should pay. I paid $16,411 OTD. Here's the cost breakdown for anyone who's interested.

    Sales price: $15,125
    Destination: 670
    Processing: 89
    + Tax, tags, title

    I purchased from Sport Honda in Maryland. This is lower than they originally quoted - I negotiated the price down based on offers from other area dealerships. I also found that buying in MD was cheaper than buying in VA ($89 processing fee versus $350-380) and they were able to process my VA tax/tags/title no problem.

    The other dealership we considered buying from was Criswell Honda in Germantown, MD.
  • Try Diamond Honda in the City of Industry off the 60.
    They gave me a quote of 15,960. for a Civic/LX/Coupe/Auto.
  • I'm also thinking about buying a Honda Civic LX. Did you buy a coupe or a sedan?

    Please let me know who the salesman person you worked with was at Sports Honda.

    Thanks much.
  • eb28eb28 Posts: 3
    Buying my first car and ideally I would like to purchase a 2009 Civic LX with Automatic transmission. I did the dealer quotes through Edmunds and went to a dealer that was offering $17800 OTD (in Houston, if that makes a difference). I went there, ideally wanting to get the price down to $17300, but the first thing the salesman says is, "All our cars are installed with $1500 of dealer added options." These are tint, wheel locks, trunk liner, etc. I do not want any of them. I could live with the tint, but at the right price. He offered to, "Go half and half," on the options ($750 now, but I still don't want them).

    Is this standard practice? How does one go about buying a LX model just as it is configured on Honda's website. What is the best way to haggle them down? He seemed pretty firm on raising the price from $17800... Any hints or tips would be greatly appreciated. Should I just go to another dealer? Thanks!
  • Try walk in saying you want the standard model only, no addons. If all they have are added on ones, then try elsewhere. I doubt Houston has just one Honda dealership... Remember, the end of the quarter is just around the corner, they NEED to boost their sales number. WALKING OUT is the best weapon against car sales person.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,665
    Walking out is also a good way to NOT buy a car.

    Sometimes the deal just doesn't make sense and you WILL walk!

    You really don't need a weapon, just be reasnoble.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,641
    Add-ons that you don't want are not necessary and don't pay the price. There are many Honda dealers that will sell you a LX auto with no added equipment...I was able to do this. Went to 3 local dealers and found my car at one of them at the price I felt good about. So continue your search...you will find your car!

    The Sandman :shades:

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

  • dantzdantz Posts: 49
    All of the windows already have a factory tint that is permanently built into the glass. It's very effective at blocking UV and is more than adequate unless you prefer a really dark interior. I question whether the dealer even added more tint - he might be trying to charge you for the built-in tint that already comes with the car! (If that's the case then you should definitely give up on that dealer). The wheel locks can easily be removed, the trunk liner can very easily be taken out, etc. Keep in mind that all of the add-on accessories are vastly overpriced and are basically a profit center for the dealer. The only things you might want to keep are the ones that are glued on such as door protectors.

    The price also sounds pretty high for today's market. Yes, I would probably walk out. Salesmen are trained to play various games in order to get the highest possible price, and you have to play your side as well.
  • calermcalerm Posts: 5
    Thanks to all for your great knowledge and advice on how to purchase a car. Just bought 2009 Honda Civic LX 4 door sedan. OTD $16,600, no additional fees. I had an offer of $16,300 at another dealership but the salesman was a jerk so took a little hit on the price...but still glad with the purchase.
  • eb28eb28 Posts: 3
    Thanks for the replies!

    When I was there, I just walked out because he refused to go any lower on the price. Then he said he had a new car coming in with no add-ons, but that the lowest he could go was $18200 OTD. I said, "No thanks," and left. I think I will drive out to a couple other dealerships to see what they have to say/offer. I'm hoping I find one that doesn't do the pre-installed add-ons on all their cars, as that stuff seems generally worthless to me, personally.
  • Does the HOnda Civic LX come standard with tinted windows? I did not know that.
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 791
    Hey there,

    Save yourself the hassle of driving to different dealers and trying to find one with no add-ons, etc. The best thing you can do is request a quote a via email from EVERY Honda dealer within a reasonable distance from you! Make it clear that you will only accept a car with factory standard features and NOTHING MORE! Be specific and make it clear that you KNOW what you want!

    I've used this tactic for my last two purchases and have done the same for a few of my close friends. Each time, at least one dealer came thru with a deal at least slightly lower than all the others. I responded to express my interest and reiterated that if it wasn't exactly what I had specified in my quote request, I would walk out without a moment's pause! It worked every time!
  • Received a otd price of 21,540 for 09 si sedan. This was including sales tax all dmv fees and dealer fees. Has anybody on this forum had any experience with pricing a si sedan? Good deal or keep looking. .
  • bearcrkrdbearcrkrd Posts: 167
    I have an '08 LX. The windows are not tinted. I had that done the first week to the rear window and the rear side windows. The sun beats in the front window on my car, reminding me it is just a bare-bones vehicle, albeit a little dandy.
    The windshield is kinda big, too, which really intensifies the exposure.
    Some of my past vehicles had far superior solar protection or whatever you call it... Real obvious (to me, at least) difference.
    Maybe EX windows are tinted?
  • dantzdantz Posts: 49
    I have an '08 LX and all of the windows have a light green "Solargreen" tint that is built right into the glass. I've tested it, and it blocks a lot of UV, although it's hardly dark at all. Perhaps our definition of the word "tint" differs.
  • midway54midway54 Posts: 11
    I am in the market to lease a 2009 Civic LX coupe auto with just 1st mos due at signing.. At 3 yr and 12k miles per year..I t see,s Honda has 1000 incentive on car to dealer. I am looking to pay in 225-230 range with tax per mo..Does this deal seem reasonable??I will wait til this weekend which approaches the end of their quarter..Has anybody out there leased similar car?? Thanks for any feedback..
  • jukordsjukords Posts: 14
    Hi everyone,

    Anyone has an idea how much tax refund we could get on new 09 civics sedan AT?
    I found out new cars bought between feb and dec 2009 will get tax refund from govt.

    :shades:
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 28,057
    It's not a refund..

    The amount of the sales tax will be deductible on your 2009 income tax return.. So, figure a savings on your income tax of 25% of the sales tax paid... next April.

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