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2013 and earlier-Honda Civic Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • kracker2kkracker2k Posts: 28
    Just got the price down to $14,939 includes title/doc fees/destination chage. Still working to get lower though :)
  • dteskadteska Posts: 12
    I am looking to buy a Civic EX sedan with automatic as soon as I can get rid my old car, a '99 VW cabrio (piece of junk, nothing but trouble).

    MSRP incl dest. $18,825
    Invoice $17,247

    I don't want to contact any dealers yet (Cincinnati area), until my old car is sold, but I was wondering what my chances were of negotiating a price below invoice. Are there any factory to dealer incentives (none listed on Edmunds)?
  • kracker2kkracker2k Posts: 28
    There is a $750 dealer cash if the dealer sells more than 20 I think in the month... I've been negotiating quite a bit with several dealerships and have been pretty successful I think.. I've gottent o $650 below invoice... I would not stop trying if you don't get to $16597 or less... this is only good until the end of the month I think.
  • I'm looking to buy a Honda Civic. I'm either going to go with a 2 door/Coupe or the 4 door Sedan. I'll probably be buying it from Majestic Honda in Warwick, RI. Their prices look good, average and I did a search on here and it seems like a few people bought from there and had no complaints.

    I'm looking for advice on how to go about financing it? My credit is pretty good. I know my FICO score is a 666, not sure on the others. I haven't looked into the dealerships financing options, I wanted advice first. I thought maybe about going with Honda Financial or just taking out a loan somewhere like a bank, Eloan or capital one. I'd need about $15,000.

    For now, I care more about the lowest monthly payment possible. I figure in a few months I could always do a refinancing thing like Capital One offers and get lower interest or something.

    Any advice? Anyone ever finance from Honda or Majestic and know how their rates go or anything?
  • natenj1971natenj1971 Posts: 174
    Found a dealer with 5 Si models on the lot. Focused on a black si with side air bags. Anyone have some thoughts as to a fair price?

    Thanks
  • natenj1971natenj1971 Posts: 174
    Ok, trading a 2001 Accord Ex V6 Coupe with 35k for an 05 Civic Si.

    They want $4800 for it with trade. It's a black Si with side air bags.

    Can I do better?

    Thanks for any thoughts.
  • I am shopping for a '05 Civic VP or LX in the Louisville, KY area. I have been referred to one dealership (Sam Swope Honda) by three different people, so it couldn't be too bad. They have been wonderful. Our problem was our credit scores were in the mid-500's so that meant a higher rate and less car. I was told that if they couldn't get it done for us, nobody could. They have finally gotten us approved for about $16,000 which would by a VP (Value Package) and it is priced at $15,175. Is that a good price? I am trading my '97 Toyota Corolla that has over 200K miles, but is in otherwise good condition and they are saying the trade-in value will be between $1,000 and 1,500. Since the VP does not have power windows, locks, or cruise control and the LX does, but is priced at $16,925 (no dealer installed options), should I try to get the LX, which will push my payment upwards in the amount of about $35.00 per month. I just don't want to over extend ourselves. That is what got our credit score where it is now, but we're are doing fine now. Any ideas? I don't know what the invoice price is on either model to know if I am over or under on the price. As a buyer that has had a problem getting financed, should I haggle with the people that finally got it to work? Are the finance companies (Honda Credit) really that concerned about the difference in the price of the LX and the VP that they wouldn't allow us to go that route for more car. I checked Kelly Blue Book for trade-in and suggested retail and went back 6 years (my financing terms) and saw that the LX was only worth about $100 more at the end of six years, so is it worth it to have the power windows, locks, and cruise control? Thanks for your input and advice.
  • reuel3reuel3 Posts: 114
    You may want to ask this question in our Questions About Financing New Vehicles forum.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    I'm looking to buy a Honda Civic. I'm either going to go with a 2 door/Coupe or the 4 door Sedan. I'll probably be buying it from Majestic Honda in Warwick, RI. Their prices look good, average and I did a search on here and it seems like a few people bought from there and had no complaints.

    I'm looking for advice on how to go about financing it? My credit is pretty good. I know my FICO score is a 666, not sure on the others. I haven't looked into the dealerships financing options, I wanted advice first. I thought maybe about going with Honda Financial or just taking out a loan somewhere like a bank, Eloan or capital one. I'd need about $15,000.

    For now, I care more about the lowest monthly payment possible. I figure in a few months I could always do a refinancing thing like Capital One offers and get lower interest or something.

    Any advice? Anyone ever finance from Honda or Majestic and know how their rates go or anything?


    If you are a recent graduate, or will be graduating soon, try Honda finance. Although your FICO is low, the recent graduate program will work for you if you never had any negatives, like not paying on time, or not paying at all. Under the recent graduate program you would qualify for the lowest advertized rate, which is 1.9% right now on the Civic's.
  • dredddredd Posts: 4
    I'm in the process of buying a 2000 Civic VP sedan and I'm wondering how much to pay for it. Seller is a private individual and asking price is $6500. Mileage is 132000 but the car seems to be in excellent shape. What do you advise?
  • temj12temj12 Posts: 450
    Three weeks ago, I purchased a Civic two door with list of 14,475 for 12,300 in Nashville, Tennessee. There was a Honda dealer in Knoxville, Tennessee who offered the same for 12,000. I did not want to make the drive.
  • dredddredd Posts: 4
    I'm in the process of buying a 2000 Civic VP sedan and I'm wondering how much to pay for it. Seller is a private individual and asking price is $6500. Mileage is 132000 but the car seems to be in excellent shape. What do you advise? The timing belt and water pump have been changed by the way. I need some feedback ASAP. Thanks guys.
  • anonymouspostsanonymousposts Posts: 4,202
    $6500 sounds a bit high. Try for $4500 and work your way up. It's a Honda but it's also a 130,000 mile Honda.
  • tsilvatsilva Posts: 2
    Have you looked at CarsDirect.com yet.........?
    This is there price in Califonia.

    2005 Honda Civic 2dr Hatchback Si

    MSRP Price: $19,835
    Invoice Price: $18,168

    CarsDirect Price: $18,068

    Pricing as of 04/21/05 in zip code 95355

    Powertrain
    STDEN-01
    Engine: 2.0L I-4 DOHC 16-Valve i-VTEC
    4-cylinder engine with 2.0-liter displacement, dual overhead cam valvetrain
    STD
    STDTN-01
    Transmission: Close-Ratio 5-Speed Manual w/Overdrive
    STD
    Wheels & Tires
    STDTR-01
    Tires: P205/55R16 89V AS
    tires with 205mm width, 16.0" rim
    STD
    STDWL-01
    Wheels: 16 in. Alloy
    STD
    Seats & Seat Trim
    STDST-01
    Bolstered Front Sport Seats
    STD
    STDTM-01
    Alcantara Seat Trim
    STD
    Other Options
    PAINT-01
    Monotone Paint Application
    STD
    STDRD-01
    Radio: 120-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System
    STD
    AIR-01
    Front Side Airbags (SRS)
    $228
    CA-01
    California Emissions
    N/C
    Destination Charge
    cddest-01
    Manufacturer's Destination Charge
    $515
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,628
    The seller is asking a decent price and I don't doubt it's in great shape. 130,000 miles is nothing for a well maintained Honda.

    But...the miles are a killer. Most shoppers would run the other way.

    And...It's a Value Pkg. Most buyers think it's too stripped for them. no power windows etc...

    Not the easiest Honda to sell.
  • dredddredd Posts: 4
    So you think I should buy it? This is my first car so I need all the help I can get. Someone else said the price was too high.If it is how much would make it a good deal? I don't really mind about the power windows. I also found a 98 Civic LX asking price $5500 with nearly 80000 miles on it but I noticed the radiator was new and it turned out the car had been in what the dealer referred to as a minor accident. I checked it out on Carfax and the car has had 4 owners. Its also a manual not an automatic. There was also a student's car going for $5000 not as clean; also a 98 Civic LX with 85000 miles. So whats your take on this? Of the three which is the best deal? Thank you.
    And are there any real differences between the LX and the VP?
  • HI! I'm new and I just bought my first car ever. It is a 2004 Civic LX 4 Door Sedan in Magnesium Grey. It has 19,300 miles and was a previous rental. I am in Milwaukee, WI. The experience was not the best for me because I felt that it was a very serious decision and my sales person seemed to think that it was about as big a decision as buying a sandwich. Also, she did lie to me and tell me that the warranty was included (7 year, 100k) in the listed price. I bought my car for 14,300 plus 989 for that warranty and 500 for gap insurance. Altogether ended up being 16,000 something. From reading previous posts, it does look like I paid a bit much which is a bummer.

    I just wanted to share :)
    Marlena
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,628
    In these forums someone will ALWAYS jump in and say the price is too high or that you paid too much. It sounds like a good car at a good price. Nothing wrong with a value package. Just not as much equipment. Nothing you can't live without.

    The number of miles and the number of owners does not determine a car's condition as much as the car itself. I would much rather have a well maintained Honda with 100,000 than one with 40,000 miles that's had two oil changes and I would rather have a 100,000 mile Honda than a european car with 40,000 miles.
  • fuzzer34fuzzer34 Posts: 28
    Just purchased a 2004 leftover Civic SI, silver for $16,500 in NE PA. The SI doesn't move as much as the other civics so you should be able to get a good deal on either a 2004 or 2005 model. I'd pay no more than invoice. Good luck.
  • hondaohondao Posts: 5
    Hi all I am, I am interested in purchasing an used Honda Civic. The car that I recently saw is a 2002 DX, 35000 miles, good engines with some cosmetic problems: deep foot long scratch on the side, bumper is cracked and will have to be replaced, old tires which will have to be replaced. The seller is asking for $8500.
    Q1: is this a fair price?
    Q2: how much would it cost roughly to replace the tires and fix the scratch and bumper?

    Thank you so much in advance!
  • dredddredd Posts: 4
    Thanks man. I appreciate it. Have a good one
  • seattle1seattle1 Posts: 1
    Where do you live to negoitiate like this?
  • mikefm58mikefm58 Posts: 2,882
    Q1: is this a fair price?
    A1:Why don't you use the links here on Edmunds to appraise the car? My guess is that $8500 is high.

    Q2:how much would it cost roughly to replace the tires and fix the scratch and bumper?
    A2:Go to tirerack.com to figure tire costs. You're on your own though for body work. How can anyone estimate repairs like that over the net? Take it to a body shop.
  • temj12temj12 Posts: 450
    That is not a good price. I was able to purchase a Civic 2005 VP MT for 12,300 in Nashville, Tennessee. I could have bought it cheaper in Knoxville at 12,000. Do not pay that--it is too much. Buy a new one and finance it at 1.9%.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    HI! I'm new and I just bought my first car ever. It is a 2004 Civic LX 4 Door Sedan in Magnesium Grey. It has 19,300 miles and was a previous rental. I am in Milwaukee, WI. The experience was not the best for me because I felt that it was a very serious decision and my sales person seemed to think that it was about as big a decision as buying a sandwich. Also, she did lie to me and tell me that the warranty was included (7 year, 100k) in the listed price. I bought my car for 14,300 plus 989 for that warranty and 500 for gap insurance. Altogether ended up being 16,000 something. From reading previous posts, it does look like I paid a bit much which is a bummer.

    I just wanted to share
    Marlena


    Hate to say this, but you would have been better off buying new.
  • Chicago area, Grand Honda in elmhurst. 05 Civic EX (4 door), regular model, no dealer options.....16,400 + TTL, howd I do??
  • mikefm58mikefm58 Posts: 2,882
    Assuming it was manual tranny and no side airbags, I'd say you did pretty good, about 100 bucks less than invoice and about $1100 less than Edmunds TMV. Even better if it was automatic and/or side air bags.
  • oh, forgot about that, automatic, not manual. but no side air bags.
  • hondaohondao Posts: 5
    sorry not sure if this is the right forum to ask about pricing, but I am considering a 2000 Civic EX coupe, no major problems, 31K miles, seller won't go below $8,500. Should I go for it?
  • steve6steve6 Posts: 6
    yes, probably, but we're not talking a whole heck of a lot of money, and what's done is done. It's a terrific car (I have exactly the same, including color), and, if it's HondaCare, she got a wonderful warranty and that little gem of an automobile should be good to go for a long, long time. Don't look back, look forward. ;)
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