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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • mike372mike372 Posts: 354
    edited March 2013
    Thanks, Brian. But most of these 1000 less than invoice deals are simply BS. I called the dealer, he said invoice was 21413, OK close enuf, really 21369. He said he would sell it for 20413, but would have to add 790 dest. What, the invoice of 21369 already includes dest. Then he said there was '995.00' in extras ( mud flaps, wheel locks, etc.) that he CLAIMED he was giving me free. SO he said 22000 OTD which included approx 1400 NJ tax and 211 reg fee. OK, then without those two items, about 20400 actual selling price for the car.
    Well, not too bad but believe me he was going to charge me for the 'extras' when I got down there, a signed buyer order or no signed buyer order. I went to two NJ dealers yesterday but probably need three pages to explain, but will try to be concise in my next post. Bottom line, you WILL be charged for extras
    (accessories) that are not in the internet email quote when you get to the dealer. And the 'accessories' wil be at unrealistic prices. Also, the internet prices are NON NEGOTIABLE, unless you can 'walk on water'. The dealers told me this the price, take it or leave it, we are not going to take off already installed accessories, etc. I am beginning to think its easier to walk?
  • Find another dealer with what you want. Don't pay doc. fees or for anything on the car you don't want. They have a right to make a profit but not screw you. I'd feel better going to a dealer that sold you what you wanted at a reasonable price.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,001
    mike
    Do you want me to help you buy this accord?????????????

    post me model, color, any options you want in this car and what price is aceptable to you. i will help you buy this car in your area.

    Do you have finance in place/ how is your credit
    you can not trade in a vehicle if i help you
    what is the nearest towns in N.J. your by
    are you willing to come to new york to buy

    leave me a email i will end your car buying misery

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

  • Hi Brian,

    I have been going through all your posts about getting the best price for an Honda Accord EX and an EX L (4 cyl) and didnt quite understand when you put in the numbers 700 for hillside, 650 for yonkers etc.

    Can you please help me on what the best price would be to pay for both the Accord EX and EL-L. Much appreciated.

    Thanks a ton!

    David
  • mike372mike372 Posts: 354
    No trade. I am paying cash. Cant stand car loans, keep my cars until they drop dead, in the case of the Civic it seems to have nine lives.
  • howard18howard18 Posts: 53
    Here is what I got:

    $25,293.40 including dest.

    Tax:1580.64 (6.25%)

    Doc Fee: $189

    Title, inspection and Misc: $187.96
  • suydamsuydam Posts: 878
    These numbers seem very suspicious for a vehicle that is selling extremely well nationwide. Mike, just do your best and don't worry about these people baiting you.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,001
    edited April 2013
    David,
    The window of opportunity has bascially closed for nailing down the very best price for this month. That being said the prices I posted are how much each dealership was willing to sell me on Feb 28. Below the dealers invoice price on the last two days last day of Feb.

    What is the best price you ask? I dont know for your models. The way I find out what the market price is for my buying model is call as many dealerships on the last days of any month and try to make the best deal closest to my house. As you have been reading I play dirty just like these slime ball dealerships do. I pit one dealer against the next. I play there game. Maybe it's just me... Other than that, within no time you will have your answer if you email and call dealerships for pricing. The more dealerships you get involved in the better you will do. Read through prior post to get a idea on pricing.

    This is always a good starting point on pricing to buy any vehicle.
    you take:

    Vehicle invoice price plus dest /charge.
    Minus dealerhold-back.
    Minus rebates and any incentives. There are none right now.
    Minus dealerships doc fees. Especially the high ones.
    This is my starting offer price to buy by phone at that moment I'm calling.
    As you get deeper into the year most models are discounted more so your asking price would be lower.
    There are buyers taking the dealer hold back and going into the doc fees.

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

  • steverajsteveraj Posts: 9
    edited April 2013
    Is 28,500 is the OTD price? please confirm
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,347
    I didn't mean to imply that red is a "bad" color. Color is a subjective thing. What one person loves another person can't stand.

    Red may be beautiful in your opinion but in terms of "what sells" it is far down the list. Small stores may not even order any for that reason.

    I understand holding our for the color you want but I was only trying tto say that you might not get the best deal that way especially when the stores know you have your heels dug in.

    Also, if you are shopping between stores, if a store you have shopped happens to have a red one in stock, there is no way they will cut their own throad by letting another store have it.

    I can't tell you how many times we wrote DO NOT DEALER TRADE in the stockbook.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,001
    Mike
    Call or visit most of those dealerships I posted with pricing..
    At WORST case you will get the same price numbers i posted for end of Feb.
    you are now into April and every month you will see pricing get better.

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

  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 6,885
    edited April 2013
    Mike....AS isellhondas says, if you were walked over $200, you found the minimum the car would be sold for...in stock units are easier to deal on than units a dealer must trade for. I happen to like red, but silver and black are the colors the dealers seem to order more of.

    Mike....you've hit the nail on the head. As we've said, lots of fiction in the deals posted here.

    Anyway, take your time. Look around and don't be afraid to pull the trigger if you find what you and your girlfriend want.

    Good luck!
  • kyfdx%40Edmundskyfdx%40Edmunds Posts: 25,856
    Posts about other members, rather than prices paid, have been deleted...

    Stay on topic, please...

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • Thanks for tidying things up, kyfdx... it was starting to look like the Wild West here with some posters thinking they were writing in their own blog.

    And thanks for the emphasis of "Stay(ing) on topic" as readers are not coming to this forum to read about how the Elantra drives... or Garmin GPS's... or what tires/wheels fit, et. al. There are other venues for that.

    Have a great morn' kyfdx!
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 6,885
    Sister has shifted her focus to an Infiniti G37x (which really is really heavily discounted right now).

    So, best of luck to you during your shopping.

    kyfdx....curious as to where your wife got her Infiniti?
  • What's the stockbook, or dealer trade mean ?
    I traded at the dealer for a car on the lot.I thought that was better than him getting me a car 100 miles away. ty
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,347
    Well, a dealer trade is a car that a store has to get from another store.

    A stock book is a listing of inventory on hand.

    Dealer trades are a pain. Things can and do happen. The store has to pay a driver to fetch the car. The car may have unwanted accessories already installed. Rock chips and broken windshields can occur in transit.

    In some miserable markets like So. Calif, stores refuse to trade with one another. They have to sell what they have in stock!
  • member15member15 Posts: 1
    edited April 2013
    We bought a Hematite green 2013 Accord LX CVT in the Memphis metro for $20900 on Wednesday of last week. They waived the doc fee since I bought mud guards. I took advantage of the 1.9% financing for 60 months, but I probably could have a done a little better on that if I wanted to with a credit union.

    Filled up on Easter sunday and calculated almost 38 mpg, which is far beyond what I expected - especially for a new car. We are very pleased with the car, and hope to keep it around for at least 7 or 8 years.

    The Accord was the obvious choice after test driving an LX, an Altima SV, Camry SE, Malibu LT2, and Sonata SE. I didn't think I'd like the Malibu and Sonata as much as I did although the Malibu was too small for the price. The Camry and Altima were kind of dissapointing to us. Not sure what Nissan was thinking with that seat material.

    Overall, I think I got an okay deal on the Accord- we really wanted a back up camera. I probably could have gotten better if I played the game a little more. They overpaid for my trade so I thought I'd go for it.
  • mike372mike372 Posts: 354
    I thought I was taking my chances by not buying at the end of March. Why would the prices get better as we are entering better weather in the Northeast and there will be more people buying? I mean, the 2014 models are still months away.
  • kyfdx%40Edmundskyfdx%40Edmunds Posts: 25,856
    Right up there in your neighborhood..

    You want to take over my lease? ;)

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

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