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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • I flew to Maryland to get a car, just a couple months ago... :)

    Granted it was an almost sold-out model at a killer deal... but, there you go.. 530 mile drive home...

    Not sure I'd do that to get a mass-market car like an Accord sedan.. I'd have to really wear out every dealer within 200 miles, first...

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  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,347
    I agree on the Accord thing.

    Still, it never failed to amaze me what people would put themselves through to save what often amounted to very little money.

    It wasn't the money. It was the fear that just maybe, someone else paid less for the same car.

    A mentality that I will never understand but, that's me.
  • kneehowmakneehowma Posts: 17
    edited November 2011
    If you are in the Houston area, here is a deal for you:
    Pre-owned at Mercedes Benz of Sugar Land, but only 1500miles. Car fax shown vehicle purchase in July, but sold to MB in October. No accident reported. You can view the pictures either on eBay or dealer website.
    2011 Honda Accord EX gray metalic exterior color
    MANUAL transmission
    Option: decklit spoiler, mud guard, windows/sunroof visor
    I worked out an OTD of $20750 (including tax 6.25%), however, I wasn't able to close the deal because wife can't really drive the manual stick. Hopefully someone can take advantage of this. Cheers.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,347
    " I worked out an OTD of 20,750"

    I guess I'm curious as to why you would take the time and trouble of doing that on a car you knew your wife couldn't drive?

    It's not unusual for this to happen. People buy cars, usually sticks and quickly learn that their spouse won't drive the car or don't care to learn how.

    Cars like this can get quickly traded in and then become great values for the few people that they appeal to.

    Very few of these are produced and the number seems to drop every year.
  • ahalyaaahalyaa Posts: 25
    edited November 2011
    Just locked the deal for 2012 Accord SE Polished Metal $22,662.00 OTD with the following below:
    Tint
    Floor Mats
    Wheel Locks
    Splash Guards
    Trunk Tray
    Pinstripe
    Door edge guards

    Dealer:
    David McDavid Honda of Frisco

    This is the best deal i could find 2012 Accord SE. It is unfortunate all the DFW & OK area dealers are in collusion & add the Honda pro Protection pkg or value pkg to the vehicle and make you buy the vehicle at inflated price and you cannot even convince the dealer to do deal on vehicle of the truck without these pkgs.

    I had a deal at $20195 ($19425+$770 DC)+$300 doc fee+TTL to buy the vehicle of the truck at bankston honda, lewisville, but both sales and finance manager wouldn't budge from adding the Honda pro Protection pkg bringing the vehicle to $23k which is such a waste of dollars. They will have 3-2012 SE coming by November 14-17th.


    Hope you find a better deal than the one i had.
  • All negotiation are done over email, so not much trouble. I want OTD price in writing so there won't be surprises when visiting dealership.
  • Hi!
    I live in Santa Clara County, CA. I just been to a dealer near my area today and offered them $25,500 for a 2012 Honda Accord EX-L V-4 with Nav. (Plus tax n everything it would be $28,000 OTD) But they seem to ask for 30,000 OTD. I said I will think about it and prob come back later. What do you guys think? What is a reasonable good price for a 2012 Honda Accord EX-L V-4 with Nav? OTD would be great.
    Thanks you in advance.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    Hi!
    I live in Santa Clara County, CA. I just been to a dealer near my area today and offered them $25,500 for a 2012 Honda Accord EX-L V-4 with Nav. (Plus tax n everything it would be $28,000 OTD) But they seem to ask for 30,000 OTD. I said I will think about it and prob come back later. What do you guys think? What is a reasonable good price for a 2012 Honda Accord EX-L V-4 with Nav? OTD would be great.
    Thanks you in advance.


    I think if you have found a Honda Accord with a V-4, you should grab it. It will be a collectors item.

    I have an '83 Honda Magna with a V4 and 6 spd sequential manual. It goes 0 to 60 in 3.3 seconds.

    Did the openly say that this particular Accord had a V4? Or did you bring it up?

    OTD price is only good for people in the same county as you. To the rest of us it means nothing. Tax rates vary from country to county, and in some places within the municipalities within the county.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,347
    I actually heard one of our salespeople ask a customer..." Did you want a V4 or a V6?"

    Customers would say V4 all of the time!
  • My dad and I bought two Accords over the weekend, and as always my dad did way better:

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    Me (purchased in MA):
    2011 Accord EX coupe (5-speed manual), Belize Blue Pearl (hard to find!)
    $23.3k OTD w/0.9% for 60 month financing, not including cost to finance
    ***********************************************************
    Dad (purchased in DFW):
    2012 Accord EX sedan (automatic), Gray
    $23.7k OTD w/1.9% for 60 month financing, not including cost to finance
    ***********************************************************

    We were having a difficult time with DFW dealers, all wanting to add RIDICULOUS addons for ridiculous prices. We dealt with a bait and switch with David McDavid of Plano (excruciating experience) and moved on to Irving, where things went much smoother.
  • veerenveeren Posts: 64
    Congrats... thats a nice price for Dallas area...

    i would have also got it at that price... but i have already purchased the car.
  • alookmanalookman Posts: 141
    edited November 2011
    Congtaulations, wish sedan looked like coupe!

    It's McDavid of Frisco and I have never visited them and their offer of 2012 EXL I4 Automatic was offered for 23k by phone but I viewed it suspiciously hence I said double check.

    Whereas Hargis' offer of 24.4k for EX-L @ Rusty Wallis (in Dallas/Garland, TX area) was by email for 24.4k plus add-ons plus 100k power train warranty (doubt its Honda warranty). If EX-L is at 24.4 than EX is 2200 less at invoice value and it should be around 22.2k at that dealership. If they want add-ons ask them for cost which is about $350 and 22,550 or change is doable in very slow market! Japan disaster has been unfavorable to consumers!

    You may have gotten a good deal because Honda dealers dont have large inventory buildup right now and hence very little factory incentives. Once they approach 90+day old inv. and trouble accepting new allocation I would assume factory has to up their factory to dealer incentives plus dealers have holding cost. Auto Nation and Sonic mega auto groups dont discount as much because its run by bean counters who rather sell less cars but make more per car and I think mfg.'ers dont mess with their allocation.

    I buy from Honda Cars of McKinney but they barely have more than 2 dozen 4 door Accords and most are LX and LX-Ps and few V6s. EX and EX-L I4 engines are the more in demand due to 190 HP engine and better value packaging. In May-June 2010 they had over 100 Accord Sedans and ready to sell EX for 22-22.5k with protection pacakage.

    Best time to buy in DFW Jan. or Feb after snow and ice day.
  • Yes, I confirmed that it's a 2012 Honda Accord EX-L V-4 with Nav.
    The MSRP is like 30,525; and my price is 25,500 (not OTD) so what do guys think?? How much should I ask for that Honda?
    Thanks
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    Yes, I confirmed that it's a 2012 Honda Accord EX-L V-4 with Nav.
    The MSRP is like 30,525; and my price is 25,500 (not OTD) so what do guys think?? How much should I ask for that Honda?
    Thanks


    I don't know about the price, I have not shopped Accord recently, but I think you should buy the car, and then complain to the dealer that it is not a V4 and that they deceived you, and you will possibly get a free car.

    If it is indeed a V4 then you are looking at a car that will auction on collectors market for at least 100X your quoted purchase price.

    Honda has not made a V4 in at least 30 years. And if they put in a V4 by mistake in a car that is supposed to have in inline 4, you are one lucky dog. Because that would mean that they are bringing back the V4 and its awesome power, and you have one of a kind vehicle.

    When you pick up the car, can you post a picture of the engine bay. I am just curious how different the new V4 looks from the one in the 1983 Honda Magna. She goes from 0 to 60 in 3.3 seconds.

    Have you test driven this Accord? Was it fast? Did it rev to higher red line than normal Inline 4 Accord? Mine has a 12,000 RPM redline
  • alookmanalookman Posts: 141
    For EX-L 4cylinder AT 4 door sedan the 25.5k is a great price based on how high all the EXs are going for. Make sure they dont add dealer add ons and excessive document fees. In Texas its about 175-200 but they will pad it.

    As for V-4 somebody is misinforming you there are only 2 type of engines offered on 4 door sedans. I-4 is 177HP on LX-SE trim level and 190 HP on EX-EXL trim level. V6 is the only other engine. Visit Honda USA for correct information. Lot of folks call I4 "V4" assuming if 6 cylinder V6 than this is cylinder is "V4" but as the previous poster has explained it correctly it's I4 for inline 4 cylinder. BTW it is more reliable than Honda's V6 and uses timing chain and not timing belt!
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,347
    Maybe he's confusing that Accord with an old Simca?

    Thjey did make V4 Simcas as I recall.
  • I'm looking for a new Honda accord coupe ex or ex-l, but I don't know about price. The dealer give me Ls price is 21,940, exclude tax. Totally around 23k, is someone can give me some ideas? I know my english not well :(
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    I actually heard one of our salespeople ask a customer..." Did you want a V4 or a V6?"

    Customers would say V4 all of the time!


    I would chew up that salesman and have him for lunch.

    My best negotiation tactic has been to play dumb and ask the sales guy to explain what that "VTEC thingie" is and how it works.

    I have had a few sales people who knew their stuff, and the rest resorted to basically "there are hamsters in there and they spin the little hamster wheels...."

    If I were a sales guy, and someone asked me about a V4 Accord, I would know right away that this person did not do his/her homework and I could sell them the brooklyn bridge as an add on to the car.

    It is simple, know your stuff (do your homework) or you will pay. Works in both directions.

    By the way, local dealer has a left over 2011 Accord EX V6. When I was picking up wife's car from the CR-V recall, I checked it out.

    I am thinking $24,000 is a good price for a 1 year old vehicle with 10 miles on the odometer. Am I way off?
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,347
    I can't anwer your pricing question since I've been out of the business for over a year and a half.

    I will say that that Accord isn't distressed merchandise. I used to get very low offers with the justification "That car is a year old"

    Didn't matter. No store will lose money. They will just wait for the next shopper. I learned it's all about perception on the part of a buyer.
  • $24k appears to be a good (but not amazing) price. See http://amexnetwork.zag.com/configurator.html?makeId=2232&modelId=1087&trimId=249- 742&upfrontPricing=Y . I see a price just under $24k available in the Cleveland area. There's currently a $1,500 factory-to-dealer rebate on all '11 V6 Accords. The dealer is likely passing that along in their $24k price quote. Since you now know about that rebate, you can see that the dealer is actually selling the car to you for $269 below invoice (before the $1,500 rebate is passed along to you).

    Taking that into consideration, I wouldn't say 24k is the best you could get. E-mail some dealers and ask them for their best price on an '11 Accord EX V6 and see if your dealer will match. Good luck!
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