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2013 and earlier-Honda Civic Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • ...for $16845 OTD (including wheel locks, pinstriping & moonroof visor, 6% tax and all fees) - this sound good?
  • nepenthenepenthe Posts: 1
    I just got a quote from I bet the same dealer (Shackfindlay??)
    Their sales tax is 7.5% I was told, which on 17148.57 should be $1286.14 or $65.29 less than you paid. ??? I'd ask for it back. What kind of theft system do they use?
  • I noticed everyone here is talking about new cars but the title didn't specically say new cars so...

    I just bought a used 2000 black civic ex coupe for 10,675. It has just under 40,000 miles and came with no warranty. Everything about the car checked out. A few scratches here and there, paint had been peeled off about a square inch on the side molding and the dealer agreed to have them repaint the entire molding right there. Its a five speed and not an automatic by the way...

    Good deal?
  • Hey holden30! According to Edmunds, the sedan is $14,771 invoice (without side-impact airbags). So I guess Civic sedans do cost more than Civic coupes. Generally - though not always - coupes cost more than sedans, because they are considered "sporty."

    There is one thing I should point out about the Civic coupe, however. You may be able to save a few hundred dollars at the dealership, but you will pay a bit more for it in insurance premiums (at least in California).

    You may want to research the Civic LX sedan online before you buy it.
  • holden30holden30 Posts: 3
    Well, I ended up buying my Civic (w/o side airbags) for 14,500 + TTL w/ 2.9% APR. Any comments? It took a couple of days, but I think it's a pretty decent deal.
  • Greetings,

    I just bought a 2004 honda civic Ex Sedan with a wing spoiler for $16,100. However, with the fees ($400) & tax (1,200), it comes out to a total of $17,700.00. Did I make a good deal?
  • It sounds to me like that is a killer deal. The wing spoiler retails for $500.00. I dont know what it cost the dealer.
  • tjno1tjno1 Posts: 4
    $14,500 For LX Sedan was a terrific price. Where did you get it? I am living in the NYC area. Does any one know a good honda dealer that would give a good price?
  • midnightcowboymidnightcowboy Posts: 1,978
    Is this a good price?

    The msrp sticker on the 2004 Honda Civic Hybrid v4 sedan with 5 speed manual transmission is $20,140.00.
    The factory invoice cost on that model no.(ES956) is $18,444.73..
    The special end of the month purchase price will be - - - - - - - - - - - -
    $18,239.00 sales price
       $1139.94 sales tax .0625
         $181.05 lic, title
             $45.23 inventory tax
    $19,605.22 complete purchase price
  • Hi Everyone,

    Would $16k be a great price on the Ex w/o side airbags.. Just spoke to a dealership who quoted me internet price of $16495, and I told her I wanted to only pay $16K. (Only other charges she said would be tax; 8.625%,new license fee;$158.00,and NY tire tax of $12.50.)

    Do you think I am better off shooting for $17k OTD, or will dealers think I am out of my mind?

    Any recommendations for dealerships in the area?

    Thanks in advance for any help!
  • Dont the dealers in your area charge a dealer documentary charge?
    In the Phoenix and Tucson area, they seem to range from $200-300.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    I know I may get in trouble for this. A few years back some one posted a similar list on a web board and got sued for slander. But here it is anyway.

    The bad: Stay away from Paragon Honda in Queens. Rt 23 Honda in Pompton NJ is pretty sad. The most incompetent sales ever, but the most beautiful facility. Bay Ridge Honda is a rip off (they do offer $300 for your old sneakers, $1000 for a used MetroCard, or $5000 for trade-in, but I am sure they build it into the price of the car). White Plains Honda in White plains, NY is owned by the same people as Paragon Honda (see above).

    Neutral: Have not heard anything bad or good about Staten Island Honda. Bob Ciasully Honda in Jersey City, NJ is OK (not bad, not great). Same for Babylon Honda in Babylon, NY.

    The good: D&C in Tenafly, NJ were good to me back in 1999. If you willing to drive a few miles, Fair Honda in Danbury, CT is really good. I have bought parts from their web based parts counter for years ( ) and bought my last car from them last year. The most pleasant experience with the internet sales group. I have heard good things about Brewster Honda in Brewster, NY, and Mount Kisco Honda in Mount Kisco, NY. Mahwah Honda in Mahwah, NJ has a good reputation as well.

    General rule of thumb, the father you go away from NYC proper, the better exprience you will have. But not too far, as they will get cocky. If you have a dealership in mind check with better business beaurau (sp?), or ask on boards like this. Word of mouth is the best advertizement.

    If price is your goal, try buying a manual Civic off the lot, you will get a much better deal, as no one is willing to buy them in NYC area. Driving a Civic with a manual in traffic is not bad. Besides, what else do you have to do sitting in traffic anyway. At least this way you get to move extremities and get the blood flowing.

    Good luck.
  • Hi Holenone79,

    I had the dealer send me an email with all the charges through OTD. I just went through the car buying experience with my mother, who is down in Florida, so I learned alot from that experience. Yes, they all charge their "fees". but they can also work the sales contract backwards.. from the OTD price..
    I also know, that once you get to the dealership, prices quoted can then be a whole differnt story, and at that point I will walk..
    Stayed tuned for an update as this will probably take place towards the end of May.
  • Hi Blueiedgod,

    Thanks for all the info.. I am actually doing the research for a friend, who is buying the car for business, and therefore would need a manual transmission. So of course price is always an issue, but so is dealing with someone reputable.

    I appreciate the headsup on the dealerships you mentioned.. I dont know how far she would be willing to travel to buy the car, but I will definitely check out the ones you mentioned.

    Thanks so much.
  • fuzzy71fuzzy71 Posts: 8
    Just bought the Civic EX sedan Auto w/side airbags on long island for 16,400 + dmv and tax.
  • gerriberrigerriberri Posts: 44

    What dealership on Long Island? And I just wanted to double check, your price was WITH side airbags, correct??


  • fuzzy71fuzzy71 Posts: 8
    Gerri,I got three email quotes ranging from 16,400-16,450 from 3 other places then I went into Millennium honda in hempstead. They started at 17,200 and I said I wanted it for 16,000. I liked everyone in the place and my girlfriend who was buying the car felt real comfortable buying it there so we settled with 16,400 and yes, that included side airbags. I did buy it the last day of the month so that might of helped. I also ordered the consumer report car buying report for $12.00 and they said I should start at 16,673 and go up from there so I felt like we got a pretty good price. Good luck.
  • Is $15975 a good price for a 2004 Civic EX coupe with automatic transmission?
  • carnewbiecarnewbie Posts: 1
    I am a first time car buyer who is very confused. I have the option of getting
     a 2001 Nissan Altima LX( so extra perks such as power seats etc) with 30,000 miles automatic,still under warranty, 1 private owner from a Toyota Dealership .... good records, clean and going for $10,00

    the other a Honda Civic with 80,000 miles (2 owners, the first was a commuter and drove several miles each day), stick shift, new ceramic brakes, car alarm, no warranty....good records and well maintained by both owners( almost immaculate, the last owner works in a dealership) going for $7000.

    Well Money talks, but I want a car that gives no trouble for at least 4 years and I am willing to pay the $10,000 for the comfort and the extra warranty, but I do want a good deal.....

    Any thoughts....?? Help ASAP!! I am trying to decide in a couple of days...
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    Welcome aboard. The two cars you listed are completeley opposite of each other. The Altima is bigger and looks like has more options, although you did not list the trim of the Civic. The ceramic brakes on the Civic is probably pure BS. Ceramic brakes alone are a $5000 option on the Porsche. Let alone someone would put those on an 80,000 mile Civic. Just based on that, I would say: "stay away from the guy who is selling the Civic"
    $10K for a 2001 Altima is a little pricey, I remember that the 2001 Altimas had like a $4000 rebate in 2001, because of the new one coming out. I priced one out back then, and with all the options, sans auto, it was $12,xxx. Nissan does not have as good a resale value as Honda Civic. If money is what drove you to the Civic, offer the Altima people $8K and see what they say. If the warranty is your main concern, the warranty on the Altima is probably not manufacturer's, and most likeley not Toyota, because it is not a used Toyota. Read about aftermarket warranties on this site, they are pretty much worthless.

    Good luck
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