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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • huskerfan5huskerfan5 Posts: 163
    I'm not sure if "different" pricing is the appropriate term to use. I know that states can require certain equipment or modifications. For example, before they became standard equipment in all cars, New York required all new cars to have rear window defoggers.
  • jatanjatan Posts: 92
    edited March 2013
    Honda offers 2 versions: ULEV-2 (most states) and PZEV (Cali-spec states)

    When shopping around in other states, you could ask which one the dealer is selling (if you don't know which one you need then see which version a local dealer is selling)

    MSRP should be the same for all (I think), but negotiated price difference might be just a little higher for PZEV *if* Honda is selling them to dealers at slightly higher cost than ULEV (shouldn't be a big price difference)
    ULEV[2] and PZEV[3]-Rated
    Honda was the first manufacturer to offer Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle (ULEV)-rated emission technology[2] on a production vehicle. Today, the 2013 Accord offers the even stricter Partial-Zero-Emission Vehicle (PZEV) technology[3].

    [2] ULEV-2 (Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle) models as certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

    [3] PZEV (Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle) CVT and V-6 models as certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) are available in California and states that have adopted California Zero-Emission Vehicle regulations. CVT and V-6 models in non-CARB states and 6MT models in all 50 states are ULEV-2 (Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle) certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

    According to wiki:
    Originally, vehicles that meet PZEV standards were only available in California, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, or Vermont and in Canada— or in some sales regions near these states. These six "clean car states" had implemented California's more stringent motor vehicle pollution control rules. Other states soon began implementing these standards, including Alaska, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Washington, and PZEVs are now widely available in the United States.
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  • blk_acrd_sprtblk_acrd_sprt Posts: 6
    edited March 2013
    Hi potential/current owners of Accord,

    I also purchased a new 2013 Accord Sport CVT about two weeks ago. I went through several dealerships in my area (Chicagoland) and got e-prices from them. Then I stopped by some of the dealerships offered low prices -- always asked if they could or are willing to match the lowest price (21,539) I have from a different dealership.

    After 2-3 weeks of researching/negotiating, I got the car for 22,300 including dest. fee (790) and with taxes and other fees, OTD was 24,499.

    On a side note, first time I actually went to a dealership on Friday night (closing time), the salesman pushed me REALLY hard to sell the car and gave me 23,500 OTD. At the moment, I wasn't sure if the price was right so I walked away b/c I felt I was being played by his game. The next day I went there again, the salesman couldn't and/or didn't want to honor that price and counter offered me 24,500 OTD. I still regret this now lol. ;)
  • ph3eshph3esh Posts: 1
    What dealer did you end up purchasing from? I am currently shopping the Chicagoland area as well, and that would be very helpful.
  • Any word on new incentives beginning March 5? The 1.9% interest rate expired yesterday, so I was just wondering what, if anything, might replace it.
  • blk_acrd_sprtblk_acrd_sprt Posts: 6
    edited March 2013
    I bought it from Muller Honda in Highland Park. The salesman (Kirt Kim) was very honest and upfront about pricing. He also didn't play game with me. The finance guy wasn't that bad too.
  • jimmytulsajimmytulsa Posts: 48
    edited March 2013
    Starting today it is 0.9% for 36 months. 1.9% for 60 months.
    Please confirm with your dealer.
  • where is this info?
  • vba123vba123 Posts: 30
    Hi mvperez4jesus
    Did you pick up your car? We did.
    My brother went with EX CVT instead of LX.
    I believe it is worth the price difference.
    Seats fabric is better, Doors area has leather like Exl,
    10 way Power Seats (our main reason),sunroof, fog lights, lane watch camera, 17in Alloys instead of 16in And Push Button start.
    My opinion is LX is great value but EX too is great value for the number of features Honda includes with reasonable asking difference.
    Had to re negotiate but the deal was done quick.
    $23100 with Destination
    Plus DMV tags taxes. 1.9% with no down.
  • Not yet, On thursday (if weather allows me to..) i agree with you about the better value on the EX. I like the lane watch camera. Unfortunatelly, i couldn't wait, but my plan was to buy the sport and save an extra 1k plus perhaps extra incentives from Honda (i want to stay in budget for now).

    Not sure about pricing, but looks like a great deal too. Did you pick it up yesterday or today?
  • Voila!
    Enjoy the savings.
  • vba123vba123 Posts: 30
    Yesterday. Got 1.9% 60months.
  • Does anyone have any ideas for a protective cover for smart entry system fob that goes with the Accord EX-L? I have not found anything on eBay yet.
  • Did it anyone figured out how much it will be to replace those tires yet? What are the cheapest and more expensive options out there? Just curious and keeping my options open, thanks.
  • I figured this much, thanks.

    But, is there a cheaper option??? any other brand or something???

    I love how it looks inside, but those tires...u r right, some can send an extra payment to your mortgage every year with that kind of money.
  • trusso69trusso69 Posts: 68
    c'mon dude, click on the "best-seller" tab. There is a Continental for $146 or so. Why are you worrying about this now? I thought you were buying an LX...
  • vba123vba123 Posts: 30
    I liked Sport too but chose EX with 17in wheels due to high and frequent replacement cost on 18in Sport wheels. And NY metro area has too many potholes.
    But Sport does have 10 way power seats with lumber which is very useful.
    LX has 6way manual seats with no lumber support.
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