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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,410
    Stick to your target prices and get as many dealerships involved today

    Post your deals to help the other members

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

  • Hey, I was in the exact same situation a month ago. Again I can't stress this enough and get the buyer's order and put a credit card deposit. My car was in stock. They don't add the extras in advance so, they may try to get u to get them but just tell them no extras.

    Dealers were trying to convince me too and saying it was a joke. But some were honest and said to me that they couldn't beat the price and to go and get it. Bottom line this is the second car I buy w the help of this forum. I bought my 08 accord in nj for 4k off the sticker price and this one for 3k off. Market does play a factor as isellhonda said. I nj and this immediate area people are perhaps paying more right now. Also, if u still want to stay local. Email those dealers brian has been posting.

    As for the 14 accord. Honda tends to release between August and sept. So do expect the car to be around at that time. If u aren't buying now, just sign up for these dealerships e-mail lists. They will send u better prices when they run specials.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,593
    Oh, I try to give insight but it's all about PRICE it would seem.

    Once, I was working the Seattle Auto Show and some guys from other stores in the area were talking about how they lowball people and downright lie to them to get them in the door. I was shocked and I let them know that.

    The responses were...

    " The heck with them, they bring this on themselves"

    " Some get upset and some are so worn out at that point that they
    just cave in and buy"

    Sorry, not my style nor the style of the store where I worked.
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,099
    edited March 2013
    Lead a horse to water etc, etc. Lots of components to a car deal, not just the alleged price quoted over the phone or internet. Also, look at the value of the ENTIRE deal.

    Wish you guys luck. Use the experience/iinformation we've offered to help.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,593
    I think you're "whistling in the dark" here but at least we tried.

    I once got scolded by a HOST in one of these "prices" forums.

    I had a done deal and the customer was about to pick up her new car when "someone" suggested to her that she look in these forums to see what others were paying.

    I got an angry phone call..." You tried to rip me off!!"

    She went on to tell me that someone else had bought the same car for something like 2000.00 less than we had agreed on. She had a good deal from me and I knew that that number was impossible.

    So, I checked andd, sure enough, someone had posted a crazy price.

    Picking my words carefully (or so I thought) I let that person know that they must have made a mistake.

    I got a snippy response so I told him/her that our Sales Manager would be more than happy to write a check and send a transport truck to buy and pick up any others that they would sell at that price.

    This incurred the irk of the HOST who wasn't a huge fan of me in the first place and I got a rather unpleasant email.

    So, I stayed away. Now, I'm retired and no longer care!

    Have fun guys...ask LOTS of questions if the price seems too low!
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,410
    edited March 2013
    dealership will go 1000 below for any model in stock
    contact........... Aileen.......... mention my name

    New Rochelle is also willing to deal.

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

  • howard18howard18 Posts: 53
    Just got my 2013 EX-L today, $27,251 OTD @ Houston, TX. Including floor mat and wheeler locks. Two Free Oil Changes too. Tax in Texas is 6.25%.

    Maybe no the best deal but i think i got a good deal.
  • jmaxejmaxe Posts: 198
    Sounds nice. All that really matters is what you think.
  • Hi Howard,

    Can you please give me the break up of your prices? Thanks!
  • Hey guys,

    I need your help. Yesterday (March 30, almost the last day of the month), I went to buy a Honda Accord. My budget was around 25.5 K for an EX. After a lot of negotiating, they told me that they didnt have the color I wanted (red) and insisted I take the blue. I said I wasnt interested. They told me they would need to locate it and wouldnt start the process before Monday so I said if thats the case I am not going to give you a deposit before Monday.

    Anyway, this is where the part comes where I need your help. They had the red in the EX-L and tried to sell me that one. After a lot of negotiating on the price, they gave their last offer of 25.2k + taxes and fees (around 28K out the door).

    I had read a few posts here of people who got their EX-L 27k out the door including a few accessories. But because Chicago is so awesome in charging 9.5% sales tax, I figured I'd throw my last offer of 27.5k, the manager refused. So I said okay lets go with the EX then. The sales guy being motivated, threw me a final offer of 27.8k OTD. I said WTH okay lets do it. We started our paper work and the sales guy tells me that the manager is adamant on the 28K. I said but we already agreed and he said yeah but we have to get the final approval from the manager.

    I told them I am sorry I cannot do this deal and walked away. Did the do the right thing in terms of price? Is 27.5K for an EX-L too less? Let me know. Thanks.

    P.S. I still have my options open in terms of a red EX 25.5k OTD but the leather and heated seats did tempt me a little.
  • suydamsuydam Posts: 924
    I think you will have a difficult time getting an EX-L for that price. But you don't want one anyway. It sounds like this dealer is not being straight with you in any case. Is there another one close by you can compare? Check the inventory to make sure they have one you want. Don't be in a rush. Not everything has to happen today. And check out dealer reviews and their service department too. It's not just the selling price that matters.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,593
    If they really walked you over a lousy 200.00, it sounds like you found the bottom of the barrel.

    OTD offers are always tough since the dealer has no control over sales tax and license fees.

    Also, holding out for ONE color will always weaken your position. Red is one of the least popular colors and finding one in your area may be tough.

    It takes two minutes to pull a "locate" and I suspect they did that and couldn't find one availabel for trade.

    You will always get a better deal on an in stock unit that they can deliver that day.
  • suydamsuydam Posts: 924
    The red is beautiful and the only real color. Everything else is a neutral. Even the blue looks black. I held out for one.
  • jimmytulsajimmytulsa Posts: 48
    edited March 2013
    EX-L CVT no nav can absolutely be bought for a total of $25K or lower. Add TTL of your state to that price. And off you go.
  • jjvicks60jjvicks60 Posts: 3
    edited March 2013
    Many thanks for your posting in this forum. I did follow your advice on buying. i have been reading this forum for 2 months and finally after selling my Arcadia took the plunge. I called some of your recommended dealerships. Your numbers were dead on. i used those numbers to make a great deal with Madison honda in New Jersey last night. i pick up my Accord Tuesday.

    Happy Easter
  • cfreniacfrenia Posts: 2
    Happy Easter all - I have a 2011 CRV that I leased in December 2010, and currently have 9 payments left. I am looking to get in something a little more fuel efficient before the summer. I'm looking at the EX-L. My question is - if I go to the same dealership where I bought the CRV, how would an early trade in work? I only have about 20k miles on the CRV, so the KBB is roughly equal to or slightly higher than the payoff.

    Would I be forced to roll the remaining payments into the new lease or would this reduce my bargaining power on the accord? I'm looking to be around $28k OTD with the accord and keep the payments roughly around $300.

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,410
    edited March 2013
    If you read this post in time. College park needs the sales numbers today they close at 6pm. Speak with Edwin dealer is willing to sell below the 1000 mark. there doc fee's are 199. they will fax a buyers order and hold with a credit card deposit til you pick up car next week. i just spoke with him he called me..

    make a 1300 below invoice offer to buy

    jj prior post ...good job enjoy your Accord

    Happy Easter

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

  • subbuvsubbuv Posts: 1
    edited March 2013
    Thanks to all the advice and helpful suggestions on this forum I was able to close out on a 2013 Honda Accord ExL V6 with Navigation (Black on Black). Here is the beak down of the deal:

    $28494.00 Sale Price (including the $790 Destination Charge)
    + $325.00 Rear deck lid spoiler
    +$1801.19 At 6.25% MA Sales Tax
    +$352.75 Documentation Fee
    +$125.00 Registration Fee
    $31097.94 Total "Out-The-Door" Price

    The only annoyance being stuck in the dealership for 6 hours to go though the entire deal but I think I did alright overall (or did I!?) Hopefully this helps folks out their looking for a deal.

    Happy Easter!!
  • contract_buildcontract_build Posts: 26
    edited March 2013
    Having successfully used the information from these forums for two prior leases (the first some seven years ago), and looking again to negotiate another lease, I naturally looked here to see a sample of prices from which I would derive my next lease offer...

    On the one hand, I can confirm two specifics from my own experiences which have been echoed in reading posts from the last two months or so:

    (1) You may find that ONE dealer in a highly competitive region that offers a price that "no one else will touch" which DOES turn out to be true, and (2) in a less competitive region, there is practically no dealer deviation and - unless one wants to travel a ways (must weigh the time cost/benefit ratio) - you'll receive a decent deal but it won't break any Guinness records.

    On the other hand, I understand several posters who are in disbelief of some of the figures bandied about (causing a few to express angst and/or spend countless hours trying to chase down a few hundred never-to-materialize dollars in their resident region).

    While Edmunds itself does not provide a facility for direct upload, in this day and age of free image hosting - with sites like tinypic or imageshack - there is no excuse for posters failing to support their claims with a quickly cropped scan of their paperwork: MUCH more helpful than a simple sentence with claims of this or that price OTD... let's SEE these deals ;)

    An example is below:


    (since the full jpg cannot be properly sized through this forum, the direct link is here at

    Nonetheless, it's my feeling that no one who applies what they've learned in these many forums will receive a "bad" deal... the question is, "Can you be satisfied with a price that isn't a supposed record-breaker?"

    Good luck to all with your many efforts (and thanks in advance to those who post links to scans of their documentation!)
  • zigster38zigster38 Posts: 72
    A lot of the price discrepancy can be region-based. If you are in SoCal or NorCal, with a car culture and lots of dealerships, 1k under invoice can be beaten. Truecar and Weymouth as well can be beaten. If you are stuck out in Missouri with one dealership within 100 miles, you are going to pay more.

    Given that, the Accord is a very nice car and a great one to drive a really, really great deal on.
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