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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,408
    Can that bigger Sport model tire 18 be put on a EXL model ? would this cause a real bad ride.. I would figure the suspension is alittle different in Sport.

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

  • Anything for a price Brian, but then your mileage would be off unless you had a gear changed in your odometer by somebody who knows what they are doing. I love the 18 inch tires, they look great, but for practical purposes I rather have 17 inch with the 55mm sidewall as opposed to a 35mm sidewall or low profile which is prone to bubble if you go over too many potholes or rough road surfaces. A tire guy at Costco told me yesterday that the lower profile tires are prone to bubbling from just that and customers are constantly replacing tires that have bubbled from pot holes or really bad uneven road surfaces.
  • jatanjatan Posts: 92
    Looking at the Accord specs on Honda's website, it doesn't look like Honda modified the suspension in the sport trim so all trims should have the same suspension -- you should be able to swap 17 & 18 wheels on all Accord trims as long as you stick with factory tire sizes (if you go with other tire sizes then your speedo will be inaccurate). Tirerack has a good online website to show you optional tire sizes that you can use on your car

    215/55 R17
    235/45 R18

    18" wheels will be a little heavier and tires are a little wider so you'll get slightly less MPG (Honda gave sport trim few extra HP engine and 1 less MPG rating). The 18" sidewalls are smaller than 17" so you will feel more road bumps/potholes. If you live in an area with decent roads then you wont notice much difference, but if you live in an area with lots of bumps/potholes then you'll definitely notice it. If you test drive both cars then you should feel the difference -- I havent driven the new Accord so I cant say for sure, but it shouldn't be a huge difference in ride comfort (if you hit a small pothole then probably slap your face vs slap your face harder, not a slap your face vs punch your face difference)

    If you're buying a non-sport then see if someone local who bought a sport would be willing to swap wheels + some cash (both cars will also need to have TPMS reset). You can also check eBay or browse around online Accord forums (hondaaccordforum or driveaccord) and see if someone is selling a like new set (some people like to use their own wheels and sell their OEM wheels+tires to offset the cost). Another option would be to wait 2-3 yrs when people who bought sports will be looking to replace the stock tires and they dont want to pay extra for 18" tires or they'll be looking to sell their stock wheels with worn out tires to get aftermarket wheels
  • Thank you for your inputs. I will update you once I finalize the deal. Thx
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,408
    G-Love, Jatan,
    Great points, I know on my sons new Infinity he has replaced 2 or 3 tires from bubbling side walls. I'm sure the roads here in N.Y are a big factor. I do enjoy the Costco tire program with the Road hazard protection. It pays for itself every year. My wife sometimes is good for at least 2 tires every year between curbs and pot holes. I will check on Tire Rack the Spec's and call my local dealer to explore the option of a Tire Upgrade. The ride would be my biggest concern. Like Jatan pointed out in above post the Accord wont be driven thru the five NYC boro's Mostly Highway.


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

  • evped2evped2 Posts: 21
    Hi Brian,

    Got a price today of 22,798 for an Accord EX with a manual transmission. It includes doc fee, but not tax and title. What do you think?
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,408
    edited January 2013
    EVE, with out Doc fee's you could do better, with Doc included a good deal. How much where doc fee's? who is dealer and state

    your price is 509 Below invoice. Dealer is giving you most of his holdback. Its a good price. what you need to consider is your doc fee's. Minus them from the 509. and thats how much your buying vehicle for..

    Post dealer/ doc fee's and area so forum buyers could decide if they want to call dealership............ Good luck


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

  • I don't know if this is true or not, but I was told that every Honda comes with factory installed Alarm (or maybe just EX and higher cause they have the keyless entry). Dealers try to sell it for $795. They could disconnect it if you don't want to pay. I do want an alarm. Has anyone bought one of these pre-installed alarms? How much did you pay for it?
  • You can try to find online coupons for Sears Auto Center, they have some good deals on SUC tires. I would definitely give that a try. Best of luck!
  • evped2evped2 Posts: 21
    That price includes doc fee. $22,449 + $399 doc = $22,798. No tax or title.
  • michellec1michellec1 Posts: 2
    edited January 2013
    I was able to get the dealer down to Invoice - 500 (Not including TTL).

    This is for a 2013 Honda Accord Sport CVT - No additional add ons

    Is this a good deal? I'm not very good at negotiations, and I think they find me an easy mark because I'm a girl and don't know too much about cars.

  • ggyyggyy Posts: 1
    Hi, srik1, Did you get it at Mungenast ST. Louis Honda? I'm having trouble to get it down to your price. I was contacting with the internet sale mgr. Thanks.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,408
    What dealeship gave you this price. i know awhile back Weymouth gave you a price. but that might of been Dec if correct.

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

  • unlv_rebelsunlv_rebels Posts: 32
    edited January 2013
    You have done a good job ($500 under invoice). What about doc fee ? Make sure it is removed. Make sure that there is no dealer-added accessories. They typically charge a ridiculous amount for these acc.

    Shoot for $750 to $1000 under invoice plus TTL (with no doc fee). You could wait till Jan 30 or Jan 31. It appears that dealers generally try to get improve their sale numbers towards the end of the month.

    Aggressive pricing depends upon the city where you live (number of dealers present in the zone). For example: Bay Area, CA pricing is pretty aggressive compared to a small city in MT or WY).

    Good luck !
  • pegasus17pegasus17 Posts: 536
    edited January 2013
    for Michelle (28193):
    Also, be sure you are dealing with the factory numbers for MSRP. The Sport with CVT is 24980. The weymouth price (good comparison) is approx. 22.4k so you should be able to get close to that. TTL depends on your state; what state are you in michelle? ventory
  • evped2evped2 Posts: 21
    Boch Honda in Massachusetts. I've been in contact with 10 dealerships and they are the only one to beat Weymouth. I'm still about a month away from purchase.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,408
    you are difinitely in the right time frame for nailing down better pricing.

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

  • I'm in Phoenix, Arizona!

    Thank you guys so far for the help!
  • pegasus17pegasus17 Posts: 536
    edited January 2013
    REF: 28200
    Arizona has no cap or rules for dealer doc fees so make sure you don't overpay for that. They will probably try to add $400 or so to your deal and tell you it's mandatory when it is not. - lership-what-is-the-doc-fee/#comment-53152
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,408
    I emailed 50 Honda dealerships this morning in the New york, New jersey, Delaware, and M.A. area asking each dealership if they would remove there doc fee charge to earn my business.
    So far 30 have responded with either a flat out No and alot went into detail how there doc fee charge is on the bill so everybody has to pay it.

    I suggest any body who is willing to buy from these dealerships should find out exactly what there doc fee's are and:

    Adjust the offer price accordingly

    Jan 30th is a good start date.
    Jan 31th is ideal and the best day.

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

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