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2013 and earlier-Honda Civic Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 436

    @tqh2013 said: Hey guys,

    Dealer here in Southern California is trying to sell me an alarm for Civic EX for $700. What is the difference between the "Security System with Remote Entry" and an alarm. I looked up Honda.com and "Security System with Remote Entry" is standard on EX. The Security System and alarm is the same to me. Not what is the difference and if the dealer is pulling my chains. Any help is appreciated.

    If you do not want an aftermarket alarm, do not buy it - tell the dealer to provide you a unit without an alarm or go to a different dealer. Who is the dealer? Knowing what dealer is doing this will help the rest of us SoCal shoppers.

    Thanks, Bill G

  • ck90211ck90211 Posts: 129

    Just bought a Silver '13 LX Coupe, $13998 + freight + tags + 6%MD tax, etc., OTD is $16181. Big improvement over 2012 in plastic quality.

  • I'm looking to lease and like the civic lx 2013, no dealer add-ons. MSRP was 19,755. Initial deal was a special of 2k down and 159/month (excluding ttl, and I think excl destination?). I am new to leasing so a lot of the numbers are confusing to me, but would love some input.

    In the end, they quoted 195 including tax (excluding title, license),

    I have a trade in valued at $500 Would put $500 cash down (though I'd rather not put anything down).
    The money factor was .00011 (I think).
    They discounted the MSRP to 17,600 (something like that); Residual Value: around 11,280.
    It's in las vegas, so the sales tax is 8.1%. the $500 down would cover first month and 197 left is cap cost reduction (I think that's how they got down to 17,600, but honestly I can't remember all of the numbers, so it could be more than 17,600).

    And frankly, I didn't want to put any money down -- I still think they valued my trade too low -- kbb is 1341, edmunds is 1140 (something around there), so I was hoping to get closer to 1000 for it as a trade in and not put any money down. It's a 1997 nissan maxima GLE with 78k miles in ok cosmetic shape, but still runs great and is very low mileage wise -- I just want a nicer car.

    Is this a good deal?

    I'd like to get it down closer to 180 including tax (I'm from LA and just visiting family in Vegas, so I would register it in LA, and tax there is 9%, though I'd be fine with a paying the difference for LA and having it be a bit over 180). They also told me the money factor is .00065 in LA -- this confused me -- why can't I use the money factor where I lease instead of where I register? Is it because the tax is based on where I live/garage the car? Or...?

    Is 165-170 plus ttl doable?

    What is a good lease deal at this point?

    Thanks!

  • gmanusmc,

    The place i visited was Honda cars of Corona. They also tried to sell me a package with wheel lock, mud-guard, trunk tray for $800. I told them thank you and walked out.

    Thanks,

  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 436

    @tqh2013 said: gmanusmc,

    The place i visited was Honda cars of Corona. They also tried to sell me a package with wheel lock, mud-guard, trunk tray for $800. I told them thank you and walked out.

    Thanks,

    Good job - don't blame you - those things can be bought for a fraction of that (if you want them, that is)

    Bill G

  • Anyone in Central NJ area that got a good deal on 2013 Civic LX? Appreciate inputs

  • @ck90211 said: Just bought a Silver '13 LX Coupe, $13998 + freight + tags + 6%MD tax, etc., OTD is $16181. Big improvement over 2012 in plastic quality.

    What dealership?

  • About the extend warranty for new 2013 civic sedan ex-l, anyone know is it worth to buy it? If so, what is the fair price? Thanks !!

  • $16.1k seems ridiculously low. One VA dealer I called that I know sold for $17k is refusing to give a quote online or via phone. Is demanding an inperson visit for a quote.

  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,741

    @hmmhmm3 said: $16.1k seems ridiculously low. One VA dealer I called that I know sold for $17k is refusing to give a quote online or via phone. Is demanding an inperson visit for a quote.

    Some of the so called "Prices Paid" numbers in forums such as this one can be a bit...well..." enthusiastic" Be aware of that!

  • chuckyzchuckyz Posts: 2
    edited January 7

    Just bought a 13 Civic Lx sedan here in the Bay Area, CA.

    18,300 out the door w/ tax, title, licensing, etc.

    Breakdown of the fees include:

    • Purchase Price of car (w/ dest) 16,338
    • DMV: 257
    • Document Fee: 80
    • Tire Tax: 8.75
    • Sales Tax 9%

    Total: 18300 OTD

    This included the dealer-installed options: edge guard film, mud guards, wheel locks, and a aftermarket Karr alarm.

    Financed through Honda at 4.5%. Didn't get lowest rate due to credit. But very happy with price.

  • veri1veri1 Posts: 6
    edited January 7
  • veri1veri1 Posts: 6

    Bought 2013 Civic LX for $16500 (OTD) in northern VA yesterday. There was an incentive of $500 for recent college grad. Hope it is a good deal. This forum helped a lot on a target price befoer approaching Dealers.

  • vmsivmsi Posts: 5

    bought a New 2013 Honda Civic EX-L Navi 4DR Sedan for $20,800 -$500 Honda Incentive= $20,300 + Tax $1450.00 +Doc Fee $250.00 +$50.00 Licence Fee= $22,100.00 OTD price from Honda Marrysville Dealer,Ohio.

    2013 Honda Civic EX-L Navi -4DR Sedan OTD: Price of $22,100.00

    I assume this is a good Deal for EXL Navi, where the true car quoting me a base price of $22,000.00 , where i got $22,100.00 OTD.

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  • radar007radar007 OhioPosts: 15

    I'm looking for prices paid on 2014 Civic EX and EX-L models. Anyone buy one of these yet around Ohio? I've got a few internet quotes but was wondering how far below invoice they are willing to go this time of year? Thanks.

  • bbb99bbb99 Posts: 55

    Looking for the best price on a 2013 Honda Civic LX in Austin, TX. I got a quote of 19k before ttl, what's the lowest I can go? It looks like people are getting it in the 16k range before ttl.

  • if someone wouldn't mind..i keep reading all these posts, and people keep mentioning trying to get 1000 + dollars off "invoice".

    Is that the Factory Invoice + Destination fee? Or does "invoice" mean MSRP? Sorry, just really confused

  • chuckyzchuckyz Posts: 2

    @bbb99 said: Looking for the best price on a 2013 Honda Civic LX in Austin, TX. I got a quote of 19k before ttl, what's the lowest I can go? It looks like people are getting it in the 16k range before ttl.

    You should be able to do a lot better than that. For the LX, there are a lot of reports on here where people paid around 16k before ttl. I paid 16.3k if you look a few posts back.

    @11tybillion said: if someone wouldn't mind..i keep reading all these posts, and people keep mentioning trying to get 1000 + dollars off "invoice".

    Is that the Factory Invoice + Destination fee? Or does "invoice" mean MSRP? Sorry, just really confused

    Factory invoice is exactly what it is. Do a search here on edmunds under the new car buying guide. For example, the MSRP for the Civic LX is 19,775 with a factory invoice price of 18,433. There are plenty of folks on here that paid 1-2k off of invoice price before taxes, title, and licensing as those vary by state and county. For example, I paid 16.3k in CA if you look a few posts back.

  • Pretty sure I got ripped off badly lol. I bought a 2013 EX civic for 21k otd. They made me buy wheel locks, splash guards, and some stupid trunk thing for 499...hopefully this civic is reliable so i don't have to buy another new car for at least a decade :(

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 5,545

    @11tybillion said: Pretty sure I got ripped off badly lol. I bought a 2013 EX civic for 21k otd. They made me buy wheel locks, splash guards, and some stupid trunk thing for 499...hopefully this civic is reliable so i don't have to buy another new car for at least a decade :(

    Maybe, maybe not. You did get a great and reliable car that should easily last a decade or more if you maintain it. Check in with us first next time - lots of folks here willing and able to help you get a great price.

    Enjoy your new Civic!

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  • mkosovermkosover Posts: 9

    @radar007 said: I'm looking for prices paid on 2014 Civic EX and EX-L models. Anyone buy one of these yet around Ohio? I've got a few internet quotes but was wondering how far below invoice they are willing to go this time of year? Thanks.

    What kind of price quotes did you get for EX? I just got $20,290 for 2014 Civic EX (car + destination fee) in CT Looking to see how good of a price that is. Max

  • radar007radar007 OhioPosts: 15
    edited January 15

    I got quotes for $20,500, $19,890 and $19,640 all plus TTL for the 2014 Civic EX. EX-L was $21,168. Most doc fees were $250 and one was $130 which was at a PA dealer. I'm still on the fence on which car I want. I would feel more comfortable around $19,000 but doubt that is doable this early in the year. Good luck.

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,134

    Are you shopping in Ohio? The state regulates the maximum doc fee at $250.

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  • radar007radar007 OhioPosts: 15

    Yes looking in OH but only 25 min drive from PA so got 1 quote from there and doc fee was $130.

  • mkosovermkosover Posts: 9

    @radar007 said: I got quotes for $20,500, $19,890 and $19,640 all plus TTL for the 2014 Civic EX. EX-L was $21,168. Most doc fees were $250 and one was $130 which was at a PA dealer. I'm still on the fence on which car I want. I would feel more comfortable around $19,000 but doubt that is doable this early in the year. Good luck.

    Thank you for sharing! Because of you I was able to negotiate for 2014 Civic EX to $19700, which includes destination fee, but does not include tax/title/reg/doc fee. Dealers don't have many EX on the lot yet, so they are not as keen to negotiate. thanks Max

  • radar007radar007 OhioPosts: 15
    Great job! I know it's early in the year so negotiating is going to be tough. I'm debating between this and a leftover '13 accord LX demo for just a little more. I'm gonna target $1000 under invoice but may not get there this time of year. Enjoy your civic!!
  • So i recently bought my civic...after I had signed all the paperwork, the salesman then told me that they had misplaced the other two keys and remote, and owner's manual -- I said this is ok, but I want the keys and manual shipped to me via UPS (the dealership is an hour away from where I live). My friend told me that this is grounds for me to return the car. I'm actually considering it (if true), so I can upgrade to the accord. Do you guys know if there is any truth to this?

    As of right now, I only have one basic key so when I have passenger's I have to manually unlock their door which is a PITA...

  • I should mention, I bought it last Tuesday. I called on Friday and they said they'd get back to me, and no one has yet.

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,134

    "the salesman then told me"

    "My friend told me"

    Pretty sure that neither of those statements are going to let you return a car that you've already purchased... Just stay on the dealership about getting your keys and manual to you..

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