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2013 and earlier-Honda Civic Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • yeah justin, I was hoping to settle somewhere around 17.5 k .
    But taxes vary across states right ?How much is the difference between texas and DC area ? That may impact the OTD price?
  • Dear All,

    I am getting quotes on a 2009 LX which matches the quote for a 2010 VP .
    Has there been any significant modifications made by honda from 2009 to the 2010 model ?
    I did a comparison of the 2 on the honda site .This is what I found.

    a) The 2010 VP has a MacPherson Strut Front Suspension for the front and a Multi-Link Rear Suspension for the rear as compared to the independent suspension for the 2009 LX.

    b)Stereo Anti-Theft is a standard on the 2010 VP and not available on the 2009 LX

    c)Armrest Storage is Not Listed on the 2010 VP and a std on the 2009 LX

    d) The DX-VP weighs less

    I do not see any major enhancements on the LX when compared to the DX-VP and also the DX-VP would be a 2010 model.

    Any inputs and suggestions you guys would like to share on which one I should be going for?Also , do mention anything that I may have missed.

  • Hi All,

    Anyone bought a Civic LX recently in Los Angeles area? Please share. Thank you.
  • The tax is 6% here. Google showed 6.25% for Texas but I am not sure if that is up-to-date.

    There is no reason not to get them into mid 17s if not lower. A bunch still have 09s on the lot at the end of this month and cars aren't moving right now
  • uhhuduga,

    I have emailed almost every Honda Dealer in the Houston area over the past 6 months. I did notice however the cheapest prices for civic's were back in April and May of this year. I myself would like an EX Sedan Model, but the cheapest I have been quoted was $20,200 OTD (John Eagle, Goodson). I like to go by the OTD end price because that is the FINAL price of the car, ALL Dealers in Houston add some sort of accessories (to the EX Model anyways) which always adds to there E-price Quote.
  • Uhhuduga,

    How soon before you think you will purchase a new Civic? My plan was to do it in the next day or two( because its the end of the month). Maybe if we went together to the same dealer (salesman) we could get a better discount?
  • wegotthewhip1,

    well,it certainly would not be in the next 2 days.Initially I was looking at the end of the year , but I think I'll buy one sooner than that.I have just started getting quotes and negotiating with them , so it may take a couple of weeks or a month.
  • Just got an OTD price for a 2009 Honda Civic Lx from Russell and Smith Honda in Houston...$19,200!! What??
  • max09max09 Posts: 4
    Where are you from? I am from Hamilton, Ontario Canada. I just bought a 2009 Honda Civic EX-L sedan with touch up pen, rear splash guards, moonroof visor, hood deflector, all weather floor mats, & $2,500 promotional rebate & all the taxes and fees for the price of $25,900 for cash at a Honda dealer.

    I think with the exchange rate of USD to CAD currency we both got very similar deals! Good job at getting a 2010 for that price!!!!

    I like hearing consumers getting a real great price & finally dealerships giving good deals to consumers!
  • Hi All,

    Anyone bought a Civic LX here in SoCal? Do you mind to share the price and dealership?

    Thank you
  • I am in Florida and was pretty pleased with the OTD price.
  • jogousajogousa Posts: 402
    Where in Florida? What did you pay for which model?
  • vagalvagal Posts: 1

    I bought a honda civic sedan ex w/nav for $22,300 OTD in VA.
  • Hi,

    I recently purchased a 2010 Civic LX for 19,200 OTD from spreen honda. The price includes a Honda security alarm for $628 and even got a financing at 1.99% for 36 months.

    My actual price is 16,591 + Doc fee($55) + Taxes and licence + Honda Security Alarm($628).

    I am not sure whether i paid more or got a good deal.

  • Hi Covina,

    Thanks for your reply. Yeah, they are the one with lower internet price. Did you get your price quote online first since I am getting $17901 from them now? I am still trying to get something going here.
  • Just purchased a 2010 EX-L Auto w/o Nav today. Went through a competitive bidding process throughout DE / MD / PA. Got "Excellent" Kelly Blue Book trade in value for a "Good" condition Chevrolet Equinox. Paid $20,649 includng doc fee (which is also dealer profit - don't let them tell you otherwise) so about $136 below invoice. Walked away from the $750 '09 rebate, but there are very few '09's left. Extremely happy; great service and only a single dealership visit. Highly recommend competitive bidding process.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,599
    You are very lucky you got book for that Equinox.

    Maybe they sell better in your neck of the woods?

    If you want to call doc. fees "profit" you might want to consider the cost of the internal people and paperwork it takes to process your deal. It is far from pure profit.

    Enjoy your new Civic!
  • Fair point re: doc fee. I should have said it's margin. Margin - costs = profit (or loss)
  • There is such a thing as gross profit and net profit that a lot of people don`t even think about when buying, what happend to the days when operating costs were taken out of the gross profit made from the sale of the vehicle, these so-called document fees is just another way of adding to the gross profit which in return adds to the net profit. It is no different than carpet places that used to include removing the old carpet in their gross profit, now they charge you for removing the old carpet which increases their gross profit and in return increases their net profit. Is is a ploy that many buisnesses use now days to increase their profit base at the expense of the customer, It is commonly referred to as GREED!!!!!
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,599
    I don't know why profit is a dirty word for some people who seem to think a business can survive without making money.

    Big difference between trying to stay in business, pay overhead and expenses, pay taxes and still have a bottom line. Not GREED as you say.

    Let's use the carpet stores as an example...

    Today competition comes from everywhere. The Home Depots etc that were never in that business are today along with everyone else.

    Disposal fees have gone through the roof. They can simply add the price of dispoals and removal to the price of their carpet or they can show it as a seperate charge. They never "included" anything. They just buried it in the per yard price of the installed carpet.

    On the other hand, I've heard of doc fees as high as 800.00 and that is nuts.

    There is no free lunch!
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