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2014 Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experiences

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  • tristanwutristanwu Posts: 2

    I got a OTD Price for CRV 2WD LX, $ 22449, is it a good price? I lives in CA.

    Thanks

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,746

    @gs_stl said: Brian, this forum is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I can't believe I almost bought a new Accord before I found this! I am looking to buy a 2014 Accord EX-L V6 sedan in the St. Louis area. TrueCar gives me a price of $27,700 right now (no options included), but that is only $1,100 below dealer invoice (includes $790 destination, the $278 in "regional fees", and the dealer admin/doc fees are $199. Hoping to buy in the next few days since it's month-end and hoping to get a deal around $27,000 or so. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. (currently talking to West County Honda and Frank Leta Honda).

    Apply what I've been saying................ you will do a lot better than 1100 below dealers invoice. This week is a great time to buy a Accord. Start with 15 or 20 emails to dealerships letting each dealership know I will buy today for xxx price.. be firm and hold out til the last days of this month if need be.. Use true car as a guide. Most buyers are getting 1100 below in your area that go thru that service.. You will do better. Get the butter so you could spread it on your bread after you negotiate a monster deal..... Good luck

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  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,746
    edited June 25

    @tristanwu said:

    I got a OTD Price for CRV 2WD LX, $ 22449, is it a good price? I lives in CA.

    Thanks

    Read thru prior posts to learn info and post the correct pricing info. re-post your numbers in the CRV forum Not the Accord forum. I will look at your numbers over there.

    2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2013 Accord EXL V-6, 2012 BMW x-5, 2012 ML350

  • jhutxjhutx Posts: 3
    edited June 26
  • jhutxjhutx Posts: 3

    @Michaell said: I agree with Brian, but want to add that selection is better now than it will be in a couple of months. If you are looking for a specific color combination, buy now.

    Thank you Brian and Michaell for the advice. I will take a 1-month vacation in July. I like the deals now, but not sure if I want to rush the purchase and put my new car in garage idle for a month. From historical perspective and past experience, is the price likely to go up or down in Aug/Sept?

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 5,648

    @jhutx said:

    My best educated guess is that prices might be slightly better, but selection will be thin - if you have to have a particular color combo, at now before they are all gone.

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  • tm_014tm_014 Posts: 3

    I'm looking to purchase the accord EX or EX-L. I'm having a hard time coming up with the differences between the two.

    In my research the only difference between the two is leather and more gizmos. I'm not sure if the leather will be worth the up charge.

    How does the cloth hold up in the EX, does it collect a lot of dirt/lint/etc? I currently have a 2002 Altima and the black cloth is a lint/dirt trap.

    I have gotten quotes for both for the EX-L OTD is 27,585 includes TTL for the EX 25,032 which includes TTL.

    The sales price is under invoice and appears to be good just wanted to run it past others before I make a deal.

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,179

    The cloth is fine.. If the gizmos (power seats?) don't interest you, then I would certainly take a pass on the EX-L

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  • dhighsmithdhighsmith Posts: 2
    edited June 27

    Awesome resource, thanks Brian and everyone for their inputs.

    I purchased a 14 Accord EX-L V6 coupe and wanted to run the deal by you. I think I got a decent deal, not great but good (I hope).

    State is Georgia. Vehicle (including accessories, delivery, and installation charges) - 28658.29. Administrative service fee (doc) - 598. TAV tax - 1452.94. Total cash sales price - 30709.23.

    Not sure if it matters but the car has navigation.

    The taxes are lower as there was a trade. The trade sold for 8K with a payoff of 1373.95 for a gain of 6626.05 applied to the total sales price.

    Earlier around June 1 another poster asked about essentially the same car, a V6 coupe with nav and 6sp manual. He offered his selling price and your comments were informative and made complete sense.

    However, you never really answered whether or not he got a good deal. It seemed by your response that he didn't do to great because of the limited appeal of the manual trans.

  • kollakolla Posts: 4

    Brian, I am glad to see many people being helped on the price for Accord. I am planning to buy a Honda Accord EX-L in Houston Area here is one of the price I got and they agreed to take the price down to 27K , please let me know if that is good price.

    YOUR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICE $23,910.00

    DESTINATION CHARGE $790.00

    ACCESSORIES

    $ 499.00 PAINT & INTERIOR PROTECTION

    $ 299.00

    SUB TOTAL $ 25,498.00

    STATE SALES TAX $ 1,593.63 DEALER DOCUMENTARY FEE $ 150.00 VEHICLE STATE INSPECTION FEE

    $ 39.50

    LICENSE$ TITLE

    $ 99.55

    DEALER'S INVENTORY TAX

    $ 54.95

    CASH BALANCE ON VEHICLE

    $ 27,435.63

    LIFETIME WINDOW TINT SPLASH GUARDS WHEEL LOCKS CARGO TRAY DOOR EDGE GUARDS NITROGEN

  • sid_81sid_81 Posts: 3

    Hi Kolla, Which dealer did you get the quote from . I am in the houston area and am looking to buy as well.

  • toad37toad37 Posts: 2

    Hi, I'm trying to find a good dealer in the San Diego or Seattle area. Looking for a 2014 Sport with CVT for $20,900 before TTL. Manly Honda in Santa Rosa, CA will do it, but logistically I just can't make it work. Thanks for any tips, Toad

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,746

    dhighsmith

    I cant answer your price question with certainty.. You combined two items in your price without mention of what they are or price you paid for them.. If you breakdown your deal with agreed selling price before accessories and prices with accessories and installation charge I could comment.

    I believe I did not comment on the other posters accord coupe deal because he ignored what I was telling him and purchased at a much higher price then just waiting 2 or 3 weeks getting dealership's involved in the price wars. Or it may have been a time frame factor for him. ..Your vehicle is a supply and demand vehicle with a lot of dealers. Pricing will not be as good as the standard accords. .

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  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,746

    @kolla said: Brian, I am glad to see many people being helped on the price for Accord. I am planning to buy a Honda Accord EX-L in Houston Area here is one of the price I got and they agreed to take the price down to 27K , please let me know if that is good price.

    YOUR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICE $23,910.00

    DESTINATION CHARGE $790.00

    ACCESSORIES $ 499.00 PAINT & INTERIOR PROTECTION $ 299.00

    SUB TOTAL $ 25,498.00

    STATE SALES TAX $ 1,593.63 DEALER DOCUMENTARY FEE $ 150.00

    consideration of doc fee's of 150. the 299 charge? and a 64 dollar balance 499 - 435 This is really not a bad deal.

    figure trunk tray or mat = 90

    splash guards are................65

    tint ................................ 100

    The rest of the stuff is nonsense Nitrogen, and protectors for paint and interior..

    2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2013 Accord EXL V-6, 2012 BMW x-5, 2012 ML350

  • joezajewjoezajew Posts: 1

    I want to thank @brian125 for his excellent advice. I just closed a deal on 2014 accord ex-l sedan, 4cyl w/o navi + trunk tray (approx $100 invoice) + floormats (approx $100 invoice).

    I paid $24,650 + $150 accessories + $300 doc fee ($25,100) at Autosport in NJ (George no longer works there, btw. Kristal is the new internet sales mgr. I closed the deal with Jane and Terry since Kristal was off when I made the offer). These guys were straight up and didn't play games.

    For those who are still looking to close a deal, I offer what transpired during my search and negotiations:

    1) Per Brian's advice, I did my homework. I called up dealerships near and far and asked if they still had flex cash left and what their document fees were. Many dealers cited that the flex cash program has been discontinued by some mentioned that dealer cash incentives exists (same difference i suppose?). Some dealerships refused to answer my questions and tried to give me the run-around (I'm looking at you, Open Road Honda).

    At the same time, I asked for a few quotes to get a feel for the current market rates.

    By far, the best quote I received on the car w/o accessories was from Honda Cars of Boston in MA (Samantha is the internet sales mgr). Their quote was $24,461 + $300 doc fees. I would've jumped at this if it weren't for the fact that I had to drive 4 hrs to pick up the car. For this reason, I decided to allow an extra $100 to my initial offer as "travel avoidance".

    2) I pre-drafted all the e-mails to all the dealerships, adjusting the offer price depending on their doc fees. I modified Brian's e-mail from a previous post to suite my situation.

    My target price which varied per dealership was the result of the following formula: Invoice - 2000 - Doc fees + $100 Travel avoidance + $200 accessories @ invoice.

    A word of caution: many of the dealerships did not read properly that my price included the accessories. I highly suggest making an offer for the accessories on a separate line item to avoid confusion.

    3) The results: Autosport was the first dealership to come to the table directly and say "we can do business". They however, added on another $304 to the total for the accessories. I called and explained how I arrived at my price and told them they if they split the difference, they would get the sale at that moment. They agreed.

    Open Road, after a few back and forth emails, was willing to accept my offer if I took delivery of the car on the same day. Since I agreed to Autosport already, I told them I already had a dealership accept my offer and thanked them for their time (IMO, reneging on an offer when the difference is so small is bad business)

    Other dealshersips declined, didn't come close on their counteroffer, or started trying to add pro packs and other nonsense.


    I hope my experience will help you negotiate the best deal you can on your new car purchase. You can PM me if you have any questions. I started my search as nervous and not confidence as this is the first new car purchase I've ever made. Thanks to this forum and their members (especially @brian125), I gained the confidence to negotiate on my own terms and now am the proud new owner of a new accord ex-l.

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,043

    You don't need paint and interior protection--so scratch that (no pun intended) :)

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  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,746
    edited June 28

    joezajew

    A 1st time buyer nails it.. Way to go JOE

    EXCELLENT Post...................... This should help the other members. By you emailing and being direct with what you want in your emails will lead to getting the best possible deal.

    The NY / NJ, CT area is some of the hardest states for receiving prices like we see in MA, MD, DC, VA. CA, etc.

    Sometimes it may take another month to reach your target price . By getting several dealers involved helps the cause.

    2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2013 Accord EXL V-6, 2012 BMW x-5, 2012 ML350

  • dhighsmithdhighsmith Posts: 2

    Sorry Brian, should have done a better job of laying out the numbers. Armed with the bill of sale and the window sticker, let me try it again :)

    14 EXL coupe V6 6MT with nav. State is Georgia. No accessories, bone stock. Total MSRP was $33190, that includes the 790 destination and handling. What they sold the vehicle to me for, before any other factors such as doc, tax, trade, ect., was 28658. That figure also includes the 790 D & H. The doc fee was 598, my taxes were 1452, so the total sales price I owed for the car (OTD) came to 30709. Putting nothing down, that is the amount I would have to finance.

    I did have a trade however, and that resulted in my taxes being what they were instead of a number like 2K. The trade sold for 8K and the payoff was 1373. The gain was applied to the car using the 0.9% Honda credit. Thanks for your help!

  • raulo1496raulo1496 Posts: 7
    Hey guys! Been reading through the forum the last couple days and it has been really helpful. Sounds like people are getting great deals. I am looking to purchase an accord ex-l w/o navigation in the jacksonville/st augustine, fl area.

    I am a member of USAA and heard great things on their car buying service. I submitted my information to them and they sent me three dealerships with starting sales prices. All theses prices include the 790 destination fee

    1. Sales price $26701 plus doc fees of $699.

    2. Sales price $25401 plus doc fees of $898.

    3. Sales price $25601 plus doc fees of $698.

    These prices do not included any dealer added accessories at this time because I haven't gotten that far. I was just wanting to get an idea of the things I should ask for as I start to email with these dealers. Any idea of what buyers are getting under invoice in my area? Should I set a sales price low enough to recoup doc fees or set the bar even lower?

    I am not in any hurry to buy, but I am just putting feelers out to see what kind of deal I could get at the end of this month/quarter.

    Thanks for all you help!
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,746
    edited June 29

    Read above posting from @joezajew. If he can get a great deal...... you could too.

    Your target price should fall in between 1500 to 2000 below invoice after you take into consideration the dealers VERY high doc/ admin fee's. plenty of good deals in florida.

    Auto-nation, Coggin, is where the deals are good.

    Duval and lucas are also by you in Jacksonville, have not heard of anyone buying from either of these two dealers. Shoot both emails with your target price to buy and any accessoreis you want not dealer installed down your throat accesories....

    being time is on your side your emails to all dealers should be starting at 1800 to 2000 below invoice with each dealerships doc fee/ admin fee added to this price. Make sure in your emails to each internet managers dealership they know.... MEET my price today you have a sale. Otherwise i'm shopping my price til i get it or very close to it. You can work off these numbers well into july going right to months end.. you will come close if not hit your target mark..

    Good Luck

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  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,746
    edited June 29

    As dealerships stock and inventory dwindle you will notice dealers adding accessorie packages like mentioned above for 1600 dollars to alot more of there vehicles on there lots. 1600 accessorie is a high one most dealers put a 800 dollar pck together to make 4 to 600 more dollars on you.. Dealers will accomadate your price of 1600 , 1800/ 2000 below invoice price fully knowing they took back 3/4 of the full value of a Acc. pk plus there doc fee/ admin fee. Its all a game of give and take from these dealers. You just need to know your way around this so you could get the best possible price. Let the Honda dealers get over on the Un-educated buyers ..................NOT You

    Stock on the 2014 models are not yet depleted. Thats why you need to get as many dealerships involved as your willing to travel to. This will help you with pricing and model options / color.

    Members should take notice and post at there buying deaslership how much stock/ inventory there is on the 2014 models at your buying dealerships lot.......... It will help us all.

    Make sure you give back to this forum if you purchase a vehicle.. if you tell us joe's honda has great pricing but the staff is terrible helps all of us.. Or the sales guys are wearing suits from 20 years ago. its all good................. Post it.. The more info we are armed with prior to our sale will help get the best possible price.

    True story:

    We had a old timer selling cars in a NJ dealership. He had his grandkids all over his desk. When i heard from one buyer his grandkids were funny looking i mentioned to one buyer if you go into this dealership and negotiate with Ed make sure you rave about his grandkids and he is so blessed blah, blah, blah, Turns out Ed was a softie about his grandkids and deals with him were very good at months end. He looked out for his customers. He told one of our members not to take the extended warranty it was not worth it. He told another member to stand firm on his offer his mgr. will give in..

    BTW........... Ed his family, grandkids are blessed anyway regardless.

    2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2013 Accord EXL V-6, 2012 BMW x-5, 2012 ML350

  • raulo1496raulo1496 Posts: 7
    Thanks Brian I appreciate all your insight. I went to Honda of the Avenues yesterday to test drive cars to make sure I knew exactly what I wanted before I started emailing dealers. It was ridiculous the amount of dealer add on accessories they had. MSRP was marked up 1800 from 29060 to 30900 just for the protection pack.(mud guards, nitrogen, trunk tray and floor mat trays). This was already on all the accords there.

    Is invoice price the same at all locations or in my email do I just ask for 2000 off invoice? Also just to confirm does this 2000 take into affect the doc fees or do I ask for an additional 900 off to recoup this cost?

    I assume since the doc fees are high I should start in the 23500 to 24000 range?

    I know you have been asked these questions before and I tried to sift through the pages again to see, but could not find it quickly. Thanks again for all your help and sorry for all the questions!
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,746
    edited June 29

    This new format is terrible finding old posts.. Edmunds needs to have each post numbered for a quick reference.. Put it right underneath each members name or along the far right side to View.

    Invoice price is the same at every dealership. add doc/admin fee to your target price. some are 899 some are 699 adjust accordingly.

    your email should state your model, color and any options you want. If you want no options make it known. All emails should state xxx below invoice price i buy today.. This price should excludes any rebates and incentives.. then dealer can add the taxes , tags , doc fee, or admin fee, etc. Dont forget dealer will add the 790 destanation charge onto your agreed sale price and Not before. That is your job to be make sure dealer dont pull a fast one........... OR your deal will be a 790 less loss.

    go back a page or to and use my sample email to all dealers int. mgr. take the main content put it in your own wording and your off and running.. When a dealership reads a email with this content they know your not a walk in Moron and either they make a play for your business or they know they will lose you. Either way you win and avoid the BS dealers that play games

    2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2013 Accord EXL V-6, 2012 BMW x-5, 2012 ML350

  • raulo1496raulo1496 Posts: 7
    Thanks Brian! I appreciate all your help. I will keep the board updated as I work through negotiations. I plan to send out a bunch of emails tonight to dealers within a 100 mile radius.

    Sorry to be redundant, but I just want to make sure I get this right. You do not ask for an exact amount in your email? You just ask for 2500(where I will start) below invoice? Edmunds shows the invoice price at 27038. Should I not just ask for a sale price of 24500 including destination fee? I think I'll start at 2500 below invoice since all the doc fees around here seem pretty high. I don't think I care for any of the dealer added accessories unless you guys really think some of them are worth it.

    Thanks again for all the help. I promise these are the last questions for today:)
  • accdguy13accdguy13 Posts: 7

    I bought a left over 2013 Accord EXL coupe with navi last month, (yes, some 2013's are still out there) for 5800.00 off MSRP. MSRP is $30,860 including destination - paid $25,000 before taxes / fees. $3292.00 below invoice.

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,746
    edited June 29

    Once you nail down a target price you then ask that dealer for all the Otd pricing. OTD pricing consists of ... doc fee/ admin fee, taxes , tags etc.. Taxes and dmv fee's are regulated by each state. Most OTD pricing have small charges like a Internet fee or a Tire fee. etc. That should be it.

    2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2013 Accord EXL V-6, 2012 BMW x-5, 2012 ML350

  • pn_zoopn_zoo Posts: 1

    Brian, Thank you so much for your insight, comments, and suggestions. Three weeks ago, my 1996 Camry (which I had for 15 ½ years and had 257,000 miles) died. Over the years, knowing this day was coming, I narrowed my next car down to an Accord LX. I didn’t have a lot of time (which I made sure the dealer did not know) since we were down to 1 car, with 3 kids and I work 30 miles away. If all things are close to equal, I prefer to buy local. I like our local dealership and they gave me a 2012 to test for 2 days and a 2014 to test for another 2 days. After test driving both, I decided on the 2014.

    My initial research seemed to indicate $500 under invoice would be an unusually low price. Then I found this forum. The bottom line is your $1200-$2000 below invoice target gave me the confidence to negotiate. With your information and my contact with dealers from up to 100 miles away, I figured I could get between $1500 to $1750 below invoice. Negotiating took less than an hour and the final price was $1,500 below invoice. The key for me was remembering that I could leave at any time and that, no matter what the sales people say, they aren’t losing money on the deal. At one point, I got up to leave, telling them that there are dozens of new LXs for sale within 100 miles, and they could call me if they changed their mind. I barely got out of the chair before they dropped the price again. Just to show how easy it is to get an LX, it took them less than 14 hours to get the LX with the colors we wanted.

    I know it’s not the very best deal possible, but I am very pleased. It was done within 12 days from the Camry dying, it was the exact Accord we wanted (including exterior and interior colors), it was about $1000.00 better than I would have gotten without this forum, and it was purchased locally. Thanks again.

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,746
    edited June 29

    pn-zoo.... Your Camry has done a great job . 257k wow.

    You have done well on your new deal.................... thanks for posting.

    Enjoy your new vehicle..

    2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2013 Accord EXL V-6, 2012 BMW x-5, 2012 ML350

  • accordatlaccordatl Posts: 5

    Hi Brian,

    I got my Accord LX here in Atlanta for OTD 21500. Here is the break up -

    MSRP Internet Price $23.545.00 2014 Honda Accord Lx Sedan : $19.379.00 Dealer Fees: 598.00 Electronic Filing fee: 00.00 T.A.V.T.: $1.482.00 GAWRA/ Title / Tag: 41.00 TOTAL Drive out is: $21.500.00.

    I checked with all the dealers and no one was ready for anything less than 21600 OTD, buy or leave...so I feel I got a good deal.

  • tuccitucci Posts: 2

    Hi Brian, what dealers give the best deals in South Florida tri-county (broward/palm beach/miami)?

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