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2013 and earlier-Honda Civic Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • Personally, I'd walk.

    The disclaimer here is that I am stubborn (perhaps unreasonably so) and tend to act out of principle. In that situation, it's not about the numbers; it's about them screwing with me. I'd walk and find the same deal somewhere else.
  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 436
    Yes - its always suspicious when a dealer offers up some great incentives and then says oh oh, we messed up. That's why I am curious as to how exactly did the so called mistake happen. But if the quote of 1500 below invoice is legit, it's a pretty good price.

    Bill G
  • I agree, Bill. $1500 below invoice is a pretty good price. And the bottom line probably should be the bottom line. If the buyer is headed out the door with a price he/she feels good about, perhaps it shouldn't matter what happened to get to that point.

    My problem is that, for me, it does matter. I place a high premium on honesty. If I walked out with that deal, my satisfaction would be tempered by the thought that perhaps I was lied to. I wouldn't recommend that dealership to friends/family, and I wouldn't return there for service.
  • What I'm going to say is probably going to make you guys pull your hairs out. I decided to get the car anyway, $20,495 OTD as promised ($500 flex, $500 loyalty) 0.9% for 36 months. I knew I didn't want Gap insurance or the extended warranty. And then I was introduced to this car alarm system (Karr). Long story short, I believed that my car would get broken into and stolen, assumed that the new car doesn't come with alarm, so I got it. $30 extra to my monthly payment, a total of $900. I asked him to lower it and he said he can't; he's a single dad raising a lil girl and he has to make a living and showed me her pictures..so I backed off. Overall, I didn't get any free add-on and overpaid for this blue flashing light in my car. I know it would've been a decent deal if I had rejected everything the finance guy offered but I was mislead - my fault. If anyone is having buyer's remorse like me or feeling upset, just think of it like a donation to make up all the losses they might have had with the below invoices transaction s...I'm going to tell myself that so I can find peace. I don't want stress! WARNING! DO NOT GET KARR SECURITY SYSTEM!
  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 436
    Hey - don't beat yourself up over this. You got a great car at a pretty good price. Tuck the car alarm info away in your knowledge base and remember it the next time. Read your manual to become familiar with how the maintenance minder system works. In addition to regular oil changes, I recommend doing a drain and refill on the transmission fluid every 15,000 miles - its only about 60 bucks (20 if you do it yourself) - this will make sure you always have fresh fluid - don't do flushes. Learn how to change your cabin filter and engine air filter yourself - you can get them for about 10-12 bucks - the dealer will try to charge you 60-70 bucks each. Change out your brake and power steering fluid every couple years.

    You did good - enjoy your new civic!

    Bill
  • Hey, it happens to even the most seasoned buyers. I've never made a major purchase that I didn't second guess after the fact. Turn the negatives into lessons learned, then forget about it and enjoy the car! You'll make other major purchases and be a better buyer with each one.
  • Michaell@EdmundsMichaell@Edmunds ColoradoPosts: 1,085
    Exactly - the exhilaration of the new car should last long after any pain from the purchase process has passed.

    michaell@edmunds.com

    Moderator, Prices Paid and Leasing Experiences

    2013 Hyundai Elantra GT / 2010 Mazda CX-7 GT / 2014 MINI Countryman S ALL4

  • I am looking to buy a Civic LX Sedan, automatic. Sticker is $19,755, what should I be shooting for as a purchase price? I do qualify for Conquest. Is there additional Flex Cash for financing with Honda? Invoice looks to be $18,423. In Missouri, TTL is paid later at the DMV, so my OTD price will be strictly the vehicle price plus doc fee. Thanks for your help.
  • rrrmarrrma Posts: 2
    All,

    Just bought the 2013 Civic LX Sedan yesterday with OTD 18,300. Is this a good price?

    Thanks,
  • 2013 Honda Civic EX Sedan
    Vehicle Price: $20,251
    Doc Fee: $249
    OTD: $20,500

    I realize I could have probably gotten the price a bit lower. This was my first car purchase but, I did not take any extras from the dealer.
  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 436
    What was your purchase price before TTL (tax, title, license)?
  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 436
    Have you completed this purchase yet? These cars are currently going for 12-1500 below invoice. Invoice is around 20,200.

    Bill G
  • Hello all, the following is an internet quote I received after inquiring online in the Houston area. How does this deal look?

    Civic EX Sedan MSRP $21,605.00
    Internet Price**$17,835.00 
    Destination and Handling$790.00
    Honda Protection Package (wheel locks, splash guards and cargo tray)  $339.00
    State Sales Tax 6.25%  $1,185.25
    Vehicle Inventory Tax  $39.88
    License Fee  $64.25
    Inspection & Title Fee $61.75
    Documentary Fee $125.00
    Drive-Out $20,440.13
  • Yes, I bought the car for that price. Again, I realize I may have been able to get the price lower, but I am fine with the price I paid.
  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 436
    Congrats - enjoy your new Civic EX - they are super cars!

    Bill G
  • Thanks, Bill! Even my better half is enjoying it despite that it is an automatic - haha!
  • Pulled the trigger on a Civic today. MSRP was $19,755 and I paid $16,950 including doc fee, plus TTL. That includes getting the color combo I want brought in from another dealer. Should be able to pick it up the next day or two. Will make a fantastic first car for my son.
  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 436
    Great job burbdriver - good price - enjoy the new LX!

    Bill G
  • I am planning to buy 2013 Honda Civic EXL with Navi with some add on like floor mats and trunk mat. Dealer is quoting $25,550 OTD. Can you please advise a good price on this.
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