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2013 and earlier-Honda Civic Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • ksternosksternos Posts: 14
    Can you give us a breakdown of each item that added up to 23,995. That would be most helpful.
  • The $16990 price included destination.

    I got a couple quotes with true car and they were $16233 + 770 destination, which is about the same ($13 more).

    But yesterday one of the dealers that sent me the quote offered to lower their price by another $250. So shoot for $16750 including destination, but not including doc fees (about $160 in IL), tax, title, and license.
  • ksternosksternos Posts: 14
    I assume you are in the chicago area?

    I did make a deposit last night, seems your price is $350 less. On second thought, after reading comments about the poor design reviews, I'm going to cancel the purchase.
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,995
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  • patkarpatkar Posts: 1
    Hi Everyone,

    I have leased a 2012 Civic in 2011 Nov for 24 months (Seattle, WA). The car has done 1650 miles only. The monthly payments are $363 and the current payoff amount is $18500. There is now a problem. I wish to leave the country in November 2012 as I am not from the US (better job back home). Therefore I wish to get out of the lease. What options do I have? I know that I could complete the 18K payoff on the car and sell it again. What else? Honda does not allow lease transfers. Could I just pay the remaining lease payments ($368 X remaining months) and get out of this? Are there any penalties involved? How much of a mess am I in?

    Looking forward to everyones responses

  • ilovelailovela Posts: 4
    Hi guys.. I just completed this deal

    Civic EX
    3 year - 12,000 miles/year
    Residual 62%
    Money factor .0013
    Monthly payment $200 (incld tax, license, and fees)
    Down payment $1500 (incd tax, license, and fees + 1st month pmt)

    What did u guys think?
  • Got a new Honda Civic LX. End of the month deal and on the last day of the month.

    Final Price: $18,159 (no trade-in)

    LX Model - $15,882
    Destination - $770
    Mass tax - 6.25%.....$1041
    Title, registration and doc fee - $465
  • Bought White Civic EX-L with NAV on April 2 and picked it up yesterday in Dallas. Price Paid 21905+TTL which included window tint, splash guards, wheel locks, cargo tray, and some protection package for door handles, rear bumper etc. Traded in a 2000 Acura 3.2TL and dealer paid fair price for the trade in based on craig's list postings for similar cars in Dallas. Another competing offer was for approx 21400+TTL without any dealer adds, but the dealer was 30 miles away. Also a warehouse store that has a car service offer was 500 below invoice, again with a dealership about 20 miles away. My dealer is about 5 miles. Also took the Honda financing for 36 months to get the 500 "rebate" on 1st months pmt. Dealer add-ons were about 1700 at full price.

    I called the dealer to make sure the car was inside due to hail storms in dallas. Our area got hit very bad. luckily it was in the shop for window tinting when the storms hit.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 48,813
    You can't just pay the payments and drop off the car...

    You can solicit offers from dealers on the car.. The advantage is that you won't have to buy the car (and pay sales tax) before then selling it to someone else. The disadvantage is that a dealer won't give you as much as a private buyer..

    You might still take a bath, but late model Civics hold their value extremely well.... even if you don't break even, you'll likely be out a lot less than the remaining $6500 in payments on the lease.. There are plenty of Honda dealers in a city the size of Seattle... shop it around, and see what happens.

    If the Honda dealers aren't playing ball, try CarMax.


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  • randrx2randrx2 Posts: 1
    edited April 2012
    In Hampton Roads, Virginia.

    Just picked up a 2012 Honda Civic EX for $19,250 + TTL (price includes destination and $250 dealer processing fee). No trade.

    Included dealer added "Appearance Package" (wheel locks, mudguards, pinstripe).
  • Got my new 2012 Honda civic lx tody....out the door for $17000. all taxes title and fees down...and fully financed through American Honda at 1.9% ..$297/mo for sixty months. Cincinnati
  • Forgot to mention that its an automatic
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,995
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  • That's very good deal. may I ask how much is sale tax in your area?
    Is it a sedan or coupe?
    Here's in Bay Area, CA that they have a sale for 16.9K for LX auto sedan+ tax and doc. fee. Almost the same with your OTD.
    Could you tell us what's exactly price? tax? doc. fee?
    Thanks for sharing.
  • Got a new Honda Civic LX. End of the month deal and on the last day of the month.

    Final Price: $18,159 (no trade-in)

    LX Model - $15,882
    Destination - $770
    Mass tax - 6.25%.....$1041
    Title, registration and doc fee - $465

    In Bay Area, CA more expensive than your area. Thank you for sharing.
  • hedmundshedmunds Posts: 5
    you got a very good deal on your civic lx. could you please share your experience on how you managed to get this OTD price of $17000 with the dealer? the dealers around my area won't even consider below invoice price. Thank you very much!
  • vic139vic139 Posts: 1
    Which area are you in? Is there any information in Cleveland area for reference?
  • anubhav1anubhav1 Posts: 4
    Thats a great price.. I am also looking to buy Civic LX in cincinnati.
    Can u tell us what is the dealer name.. u can mail at contactvinodgarg at yahoo
  • We recently bought a new Civic Hybrid with leather seats for $24,177 + TTL.
  • I have negotiated two written offers from San Diego-area Honda dealerships for a CASH deal, no trade-in, no extras:

    New 2012 Honda Civic EX sedan w/nav (no leather) for $20,500 plus TTL out-the-door price.

    I'm planning on buying tomorrow. Any cautions? (I've read all the scams and tactics, etc. and the dealerships know I won't fall for anything, nor can they waste myy time.)
  • Just a follow-up: Bought the car at price promised: CASH deal, no trade-in for a new 2012 Honda Civic EX sedan w/nav (no leather) for $20,500 plus TTL. Off the lot price was $22,413.50 including local 7.75% tax and CA fees. Car already had Pro-pack extras installed so we didn't pay extra for those.

    I walked in with a bank cashier's check already made out to the dealership in the full amount and the paperwork was done in 45 minutes, including inspection, test drive, car wash, and full gas tank. Did not put up with any of the usual tricks, and I don't care if they thought I was a hard-[non-permissible content removed].

    Keep in mind that other customers who think they got the same car for a lower price: the dealership actually made up that money in giving you less for your trade-in or is making a lot in interested from your loan. Full cash deals with no other transactions is the best way to compare true off-the- lot prices. Plus all California vehicles must have the strict CA catalytic converters installed, which are much more expensive than in the other 48 states.
  • archie25archie25 Posts: 1
    Could you please provide the contact name, phone number and Options of the car you are buying? I am interested in Ex and you may get a better deal once you let them know that you are referring another prospective cust
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 48,813
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  • dolphin5dolphin5 Posts: 65
    What dealership in nj did you get your quote from

  • taurus777taurus777 Posts: 1
    That's an awesome deal. Congratulations..!!!

    Do you to share the dealer/salesman information? I would really appreciate it.

  • I have read many of the entries on this forum but most don't specify sedan or transmission type. I am shopping for a new Civic in the Atlanta area. I am going to test drive this weekend. I plan on buying a car before the end of the month. I have talked to one dealership in Atl so far and their "fee" is $599. I know that taxes, tag, etc. will vary by state and county but what is a good pice for a 4 door LX automatic. Pensacola Honda advertises this car on their website for $17,291. Is this a good price? Or should I shoot for a lower number?
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,067
    Coming in very late here...

    It's not a matter of "playing ball". t's a matter of what this leased car is actually worth to a dealer. If they can buy a brand new one for 1000.00 more, it would make no sense to buy this used one.

    We don't have Car Max up here that I know of and they won't pay more than market value either.

    He can make the remaining lease payments and walk away.

    To your point, theis person is very lucky he leased a Civic and not some fast depreciating car (names witheld). This could be a lot more painful.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 48,813
    He can make the remaining lease payments and walk away.

    Not necessarily true... If you end a lease early, then your responsibility is for the payoff amount of the lease.

    The remaining payment amount plus the amount the car brings in at auction should cover that, but there is no guarantee.. Turning a car in early is not the same as completing the lease term.


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  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,067
    edited May 2012
    My title at the store where I worked was "Fleet and Leasing Manager" so I'm pretty good with the ins and outs of leases at least as they pertain to Hondas.

    In this case paying all of the remaining lease payments would get him out of his lease. Yes, a tough thing to do and I used to advise people to make sure they planned to finish up their lease term.

    At this point, I have no idea if there is any incentive money on 2012 Civics but I do know there is very low financing through Honda. Of course, none of this would apply to a used car. This could make this car unattractive to a potential buyer or to a store for that matter.

    It would be sold as a "used" car and even with those low miles, shoppers expect a massive discount off the price of a brand new car.

    Now, if Civics happen to be in short supply (I have no idea) then it could do pretty well at the auction. If the lots are packed with them it won't do well at all for the reasons I mentioned.
  • jdrinkajdrinka Posts: 1
    I know there are a lot of Civic deals going on right now. I'm interested in a Blue EX-L. I've been emailing various dealerships and the best out the door price I've gotten so far is $20,983.00 for the car with an out the door price of $23,725.99. This includes the $399 doc fee (does this seem high?), $1951.42 sales tax, and $391.59 license plate.

    Does this seem like a good deal or do you think there is still some negotiation to be done here?
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