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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • evped2evped2 Posts: 21
    Yes. I've been waiting for inventory to build on manual transmission Accord EXs. There are now 11 within 75 miles of me and it doesn't look like they're moving. Hoping to do $500 below invoice within about a month.
  • I am getting 2012 Accord EX for $21K OTD. It has 3500 miles on it.
    Is this a good deal?

    TIA.
  • juliankryejuliankrye Posts: 51
    edited February 2013
    I got the 2012 SE back in August last year 0 miles for 21.5 OTD, EX wasn't much different in price if I am not mistaken, but had no leather. I had a EXL V6 prior to this.

    I will assume this is either a courtesy car used by the dealer or a trade-in by someone for the new model. I would personally go for the new LX (about 22K OTD right?), I think you get more car for the money, and it will be 0 miles, and probably get better financing assuming you're financing. If you still go for the EX make you you test drive the heck out of it, they are known for the steering wheel vibration, my first test drive had that.

    Best of luck, Julian
  • Thanks Julian,
    Which state you got the 2012 SE? I am in AZ and I think, state taxes are higher here.
  • psp05psp05 Posts: 6
    Hi,
    On 2nd Jan 2013 I purchased 2013 Honda Accord EX L from Sunnyvale dealership. Silver color.
    I purchased for $28,200 on road price including everything with free few accessories door lock,door safe guards pre installed. I paid 20% downpayment and got loan at 1.99% interest from credit union. I am a visa holder. Hope this helps..
  • crkyolfrtcrkyolfrt Posts: 2,346
    What was the cause of the steering wheel vibration? My niece and her husband bought an Accord a number of years ago and they never did find cause, even after MUCH messing around with what I think must have been two poor dealers, and HO not much help either. Last I heard they thought the problem was in the powertrain somewhere. It was a stick.
  • I am in NJ, tax is 7%. Sale price was 19.5K, the rest was tax, doc, etc. Not sure of the tax rate in Arizona. Good luck, Julian
  • I am not sure what the deal is with the wheel vibration, however I was aware of the issue, so during the test drive I asked to take the car on the expressway, and the deal did one better, let me test drive it all by myself. Sure enough, once I am able to go over 50, vibration on the steering wheel. The 2nd car I test drove did not have that issue, as such ended up buying. The car has been great thus far, just did first oil change for new years, will definitely keep it for a while. Julian
  • NPR's Planet Money looks into car buying.

    Hint: It's all about the state laws protecting franchise dealerships.

    Very informative.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/02/12/171814201/episode-435-why-buying-a-car- -is-so-awful
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 1,993
    Nissan has Just put out for this month $1000 cash back, 0% up to 36 months, 1.9% up to 60 and $375 leasing bonus cash for all Altima's.

    Honda should be comming out with something soon. Honda did put out a lease special ending in 2 weeks. Zero across the board with 2K, 3K down on models LX,Ex,EXL V-6.

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

  • Hello Julian
    U meant sale price of 19.5K
    was it for accord 2013?
  • Was that a v6 with navi?
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 1,993
    no

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

  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    NPR's Planet Money looks into car buying.

    Hint: It's all about the state laws protecting franchise dealerships.

    Very informative.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/02/12/171814201/episode-435-why-buying-a-car- - -is-so-awful


    Isn't it the buyer who created the unpleasurable experience? No where else do you haggle over the price. Cars come with MSRP stickers, just like everything else you would buy at a grocery, department, or hardware store.

    I don't see people going up to a meat counter and haggling over the price of the pork chop?

    If someone did not want haggle, they would pay MSRP and walk away happy.

    I like to haggle, I wish I could haggle at the grocery store, hardware, and department stores (sometimes I do, and walkaway with great deals).

    Most people put too much emotion into buying a car or a house. Once you take the emotion out of it, and make it into a purchase, that is no different than buying a gallon of milk, it becomes a much more pleasurable experience.

    I have a simple system of buying cars. Once I decide which vehicle to buy, I will reasearch the price, and determine what I am comfortable paying for it. Contact sales people and tell them up front that I know what they paid for the car, and I am aware of their costs, and this is what I am willing to pay. Some will turn it down, some will accept.

    There are sales people who would rather earn a little bit of comission on the 15 minutes they will spend with me, rather than not earn anything. They realize they could spend 4 hours with someone and earn nothing, at least with me, they are guaranteed a sale.
  • Sorry if I confused anyone, but no this was a 2012 Accord SE, I believe the 2013 was due in 3 weeks time, as such superb deals were available on the 2012 SE Accords. I am very happy with my Accord, 2013 is nice however couldn't justify MSRP pricing.

    I am in NJ, North Jersey to be more specific, and the dealers I have worked with on pricing include DCH Honda in Paramus, Ramsey Honda, Route 23 Honda, Garden State Honda and Paul Miller. Most aggressive pricing back then was from GSH due to stock that they had, I got the same deal from Route 23 Honda. I am really happy with Route 23 Honda.

    Good luck, Julian
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 1,993
    It seems to me that the real dealers cost of any said vehicle we cant truly determine. We have guidlines that the car industry have set up and those are the rules we play by.
    Car salesman today are on salary. Most make as little as 100 dollars per vehicle sold.
    The formula to buying any vehicle should be started like this.

    1- Find invoice price
    2- Minus dealer hold back
    3-Minus rebates and Incentives
    4- Minus doc fee's
    This is your starting point on buying any vehicle.

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

  • This kind of offer usually ends up walking away from the dealership. The dealer hold back is $600-$900, so you are basically asking for $1000-$2000 below the invoice price. So the only area that the dealer is making money is freight fee of $790 and appearance package (if installed - $400-$600). You don't get this kind of a deal at the beginning of the year for a hot selling car, I don't think. Good luck.
  • jipsterjipster Posts: 5,345
    the dealer is making money is freight fee of $790

    How's that? Destination fee, shipping or freight fee is what manufacturer charges dealerships. How is dealership making money on that?
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 1,993
    Honda's dealer-holdback is 2 % of base msrp. The Accords top of the line V-6 touring at $34,000 hold back would be $680.

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

  • mld421mld421 Posts: 1
    edited February 2013
    I got a quote on an EX-L CVT of $24000 even before destination (24790 with diestination) The only fee outside of the tax, title, and tags is a 200 dollar doc fee. Should I jump on this?
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