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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • Good Job! I am in the market for the same model (in PA, but I like NC, so I might drive down!) and I was curious if you could provide a breakdown. The sales tax rate in particular? Thanks and enjoy the new car! :shades:
  • Here's the deal I just closed on:

    2009 Accord Coupe EX-L i4 w/Navi (Polished Metal)
    All-weather mats
    Splash Guards

    OTD: $27,800
  • A few weeks ago I was looking for a 2009 Honda Accord EX-L V6 w/ Navigation. I was quoted $28,400... including destination charge and added bonuses of wheel locks + splash guards (in Maryland). It was too much for my taste... even if I got them to go down further.

    So I asked them to take off the navigation but everything else the same. They came back with $26,400. I thought that was pretty good, as all the dealers I was contacting weren't budging.

    Today I get an email from one of the dealers saying they can give me the same car (just without navigation) for $25,900. I was surprised at such a large discount after I already got them down to what I thought was near the bottom. The woman has a few in stock.

    I then went to the nearby Honda dealer that does not budge on their pricing... it's what's on the car and that's it (I honestly don't know how they stay in business). I saw the same car I was looking to buy... but it was a 4 cyl... and the price was only $50 less than what my deal is for the V6. I asked the guy if that was their bottom price and he said... well, typically it is... but there was a memo that came down this past weekend and they are now discounting cars to at or below invoice.

    Makes sense to me why all of a sudden today I get the email stating the car's price dropped $500 a week later. I live in Delaware, but the dealers live in Maryland. I'll still pay the 3.75 tax in Delaware, cause that's where I'll be registering the car. So... a new 2009 Honda Accord EX-L V6 costs $25,900 which includes destination. Only thing to add to that is the 3.75 tax, tags and title.

    I believe it to be a really good deal.
  • Aftermarket wood trim? I guess you didn't know that ALL Accords with Ivory interior have wood trim from the factory.

    BTW, what was your selling price?
  • Approximately two months ago I purchased an 08 EX-L w/NAV in Polished Metal Metalic for $24,900 + TTL. The price included mud guards, full tank of gas, and a $25 gift certificate to the dealership's shameless accessory shop. I also received 1.9% financing from HFS for 36 months. I received this deal from Motorworld Honda in Wilkes-Barre, which is approximately 110 miles from me (I am from Philly). The closest price from a Philly based dealer was $25,300 from Sloane Honda in NE Philadelphia.
  • WHAT WOULD YOU OFFER???

    Guys, I'm looking at a 2008 EX-Coupe, 4 cylinder with Navigation and auto transmission. It has 115 miles on it, and their asking price is $24,759. What would you guys offer?

    I'm in Cary, NC, dealing with AutoPark Honda.

    Thanks!!
  • Sorry if my last post was confusing.

    Sale price - 26,300 OTD
    Tax - NC rate is 3%, but that was included in the 26,300
    Doc fee - $0
    Reg/Title/Tag Fee - $0

    I only worked with OTD pricing, rather than start at a base number and then add taxes and fees. Much easier this way.

    I got 3.9% financing.

    As far as the wood trim goes, it does come on the front doors, but I also had them add the trim to the inside of the steering wheel instead of that grey plastic, which is considered an accessory. That is all the wood trim that Honda offers. That was also included in the sale price. The sales manager has someone who installs additional wood trim that is an exact match to the factory trim. I got that at cost and free install. It looks really nice with the add'l wood trim.

    BrianC15: I bought the car at Crown Honda in Greensboro, NC
  • Hi, just got a call on 08 LXP-Auto [Wht/Ivr] for $20900 OTD, what do you think?

    Sale Price 18,375.36
    Destination 670.00
    NJ TAX @ 7% 1,333.18
    Document fee 299.00
    4 yrs Registration 254.00
    other fee 7.50
    Total OTD 20,939.04
    Down Payment 5,000.00
    Finance amount 15,939.04
    [1.9% -3yrs] 456.46
    [3.9% -5yrs] 292.82
  • Hi all,

    New here and looking for some feedback. I have been given this quote (or within $100) from 3 separate dealers:

    Accord EXL Sedan AT w. splash guards and paint sealant for $23,145. This price includes the destination charge. TTL is paid after the fact through the Missouri DOR, so the only other fee is the doc prep of $189, for a total of $23,334.

    What do you think? I got these as internet quotes, so do you think I can get them to go lower? Anyone have luck with getting them to throw in tinting for free?
  • Excellent Deal!
  • The cap cost on my leased EX-L AT which I negotiated and took home on Saturday was about $23,000, close to your purchase offer.
  • abcnjabcnj Posts: 5
    Honda added dealer cash on 12/8 for Accords ($750) so that is why prices dropped in one week. You should be getting the full $750.

    I was negotiating for an Accord and got the 750. 12/13 I bought a '09 Accord EX-L I4 auto sedan w/nav for $25,208
    plus tax and tags in NJ. Had been looking for a while and two dealers told be about cash back and dropped their price by $600. Another dealer I bought from last year told me the cash back was really $750, they beat the next best price by $500.
  • dc65dc65 Posts: 1
    i have an accord 04 and it is fantastic. i want an 08, the white EXL model, but i need to know if anyone can compare these for me. my 04 rides so smooth and is just a super overall car. i like the look of the new ones and a couple of the features, but last time i had a car i loved and traded it for the newer model it was not as satisfying.
  • The dealer cash as of 12/8 is good to know. I bought a car on 12/1 and intend to take deliver on it on 1/2/09. I'm pretty sure I always have the right negate the purchase, but it probably makes more sense to just ask for the 750$....is there anything that you are aware of that would preclude me from getting the 750 off when I pick up the car on 1/2/09 if I bring it up now?

    I appreciate your thoughts on it.
  • Hello chiro2007,
    Was that $28,400 for the Accord EX-L V6 w/ Navigation OTD? Or without TTL?
    I'm in the market for that car and live in MD. It's interesting that you mention you are from Delaware because a friend of mine suggested I try shopping for an Accord there for the low taxes (MD sales tax is 6%).

    You mean there are no Honda dealers in your state?
  • jvolljvoll Posts: 3
    First offers in Greenville, SC:

    $23,700 OTD $24,500-ish.
    $23,500 from second dealer.

    comparing the Accord to the Camry, $3,000 less then the Accord for the same package. told the salesman i'm not paying $3,000 more dollars for a different dash board, he responded with "well maybe there will be some rebates later in the month." will keep you posted.
  • abcnjabcnj Posts: 5
    $23,300 inc destination is a decent price for '09 Accord sedan EX-L I4 AT.
    If you saw $3,000 lower for a Camry, you're not comparing apples to apples, not even close.
  • abcnjabcnj Posts: 5
    simplecarguy,
    I'm not sure how the Jan delivery would work out in getting the $750. I guess it might depend on whether you could walk away from the deal now (or if everything is finalized and you have no out). From what I've seen in the past, Honda usually offers dealer cash until a few days into the next month. I would approach the dealer now rather than later. If you are stuck with the deal, you might be able to get some accessories for free or something like that negotiated in. I'm looking at backup sensors and such, which aren't cheap. Hope you can get the cash.
  • You aree not comparing comparably equipped cars, but a stripped down Camry vs. a fully equipped Honda.
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