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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 6,896
    newbee...what geographic location are you in? Trade-in?

    Why not offer the dealer $26,000 and see what he says?

    MIght want to look at Edmunds TMV, or to see where those come in at.
  • cob2cob2 Posts: 9
    The Honda dealer in Folsom, CA quoted 27.4 and 25.5 for an EX-L, V6 & 4... I asked for the sales price for the vehicles not incl tax & lic. That said, it wouldn't be the first time I went to purch a car and found added charges (dest?). Tax would be about 2.2.

    I really like the Accord, haven't owned one I an long time. I've owned mostly Toyota's Avalon/Camry. However, there seems to be better deals elsewhere for a good quality vehicle. I gather that's because this is a recently new model? How much better might the prices on the Accord be at year end.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,013
    That question you could answer yourself...... How

    Call as many dealers Internet mgrs... or drive to as many dealerships on the last day of this month and you will have your answer to your question..
    You could pretty much get a good idea on pricing on your model in this forum.

    If you want the dealers best price / last day of this month.

    There is no leverage on april 11th to buy.......... OR obtain the price your looking for..

    make sure you ask all dealers for price, plus dest/ charge,,, and all the OTD charges so there is no confusion.

    good luck

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

  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,350
    Actually, I retired two years ago and have no "dog in the fight".

    In other words, I don't care and I really don't care what this Earl Stewart has to say. Destination charges are a spperate line item on the stickers.

    And, yes, the invoice IS what the dealers pay unless there some kind of incentives running. Yes, Honda dealers get a lousy 2% holdback.

    Funny how nobody ever mentions the trememdous overhead that it takes to open the doors every month.

    I do appreciate the words of the others who have jumped in and backed up what I have said here.

    I do wish you shoppers well. It doesn't ahve to be a miserable process. It can even be fun as I tried to make it for my customers.

    Based on the amount of repeat and referral business I had I must have done at least something right!
  • soupy95soupy95 Posts: 10
    So it looks like your quote is at $1600 below invoice. When you factor in the very high doc fee you are actually $1100 below invoice. Not a bad offer, from the postings I have seen, folks have been getting anywhere from $700-$1400 below invoice on the EX-L or EX-L V6. I would not buy the appearance package. If it is anything like the one I was offered, it is standard items you could at later for at least a 50% lower cost.
  • soupy95soupy95 Posts: 10
    You got a better price than I did, although I did not spend a lot of time researching or negotiating. With that price and doc fee you are about $1200 below invoice price. The best posted deal I have seen in this forum was at $1400 below invoice. Not sure you will be able to get the $800 drop that you are looking for.
  • contract_buildcontract_build Posts: 26
    edited April 2013
    The best posted deal I have seen in this forum was at $1400 below invoice

    As another poster wrote - "unless I see a scan of the buyer's order or contract" (members can post jpg/pdf links and there are free upload sites) - I think a minus 1200-1400 number after doc fees is BS...... From what I've learned this may only be possible around the area of Los Angeles or in Southern California and even then we'd all like to see it, right?

    Don't worry soupy95 because you did well and should luxuriate in the time you didn't waste with email/phone/at the dealer. That -1400 probly had a trade and the dealer made $$$$ on the backend........

    There's a reason why this Accord forum has roughly 30,000 posts (I think almost double others: check out and pages 2 and 3 and you'll see) because there's not much "Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience" but a lotta bs'ing.

    My feeling is to enjoy your deal and your Accord, and appreciatively thank Hosts Car_man and kyfdx for their most valuable inputs that helped so many of us...
    :) show me the money :)
  • mr_numbmr_numb Posts: 7
    edited April 2013
    I paid $21,500 (including destination) for my manual-transmission 2013 Accord Sport in March '13. Out the door price was just over $23,500 with $300 of options and 7.25% sales tax here in Illinois.

    Like you, I was quoted $22,000 at first. I contacted my local dealer via e-mail and mentioned that I was in negotiations with another dealer. They came back to me with a price of $21,500.

    My opinion is that $22,000 isn't a bad starting point to get the negotiations going for what you're after.
  • OK, here is the deal. I still think there is money on the table. Dealer claims that they can't keep sport models on the lot, so this is their "best deal". Please comment

    2013, Honda Accord Sport 2.4L I-4 cyl )
    -Factory Options ( None )
    -Dealer Options (Pin Stripe, Nitrogen Tires, Wheel Locks, Trunk Tray, Splash Guards)
    -Dealer city/state ( Charlotte, NC)
    -MSRP (incl destination) ( $26380 )
    -Invoice (incl destination) ( $unknown )
    -Purchase Price ( $23829)
    -Downpayment ( $not discussed)
    -Trade allowance (year, make model, mileage, options, condition of the trade) ( None )
    -TTL ($769)
    -Dealer fees ($549)
    -Doc fees (none)

    Total Out door price = $23,829 + $769 + $549 = $25147
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,013
    edited April 2013
    sale price....................................23,829
    invoice w dest charge....................22,929
    total below invoice...........................900
    minus dealers fee's... doc's,, etc.......549
    total sale price of vehicle .................351 below dealers invoice

    dealer options wheel locks.......... 36
    splash guards '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''67
    trunk tray...maybe ....................89
    pin stripe vinyl / roll ............................13
    nitrogen................................. free... Ask dealership if they know how much nitrogen is in O 2

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

  • happypilot1happypilot1 Posts: 6
    edited April 2013
    [brian125] wrote: Ask dealership if they know how much nitrogen is in O 2

    There is no nitrogen in Oxygen ;)

    I know what you meant, though: "air" is predominantly nitrogen and this is a gimmick not only of the dealer but many tire centers as well. Tests by Consumer Reports show no difference.
  • carconsumer55carconsumer55 Posts: 1
    edited April 2013
    Went out last weekend to buy my 6th Honda, 3rd Accord. As you can tell, I'm a fan of the value Honda offers. Anyhow, I used two primary sources to prepare me for the purchase - Consumer Reports' Car Buying Service and this forum.

    If you have never used CR's service, you should definitely do so for new cars. I've used them for the past 3 new car purchases and it has gotten better over the years. The report, which only costs $14 per car provides all the details, options and financials to help you in identifying the best starting point for the negotiations, in addition to their ratings/review. The report also provides statistics as to how much people are paying for the car so you can see where you might fall on the curve based on what you might negotiate.

    In addition, they have a new service that links you to up 3 local dealers that offer you a no haggle price. In my case, the no haggle price was quite low on their charts and when compared to feedback in this forum, I felt I was getting a good deal.

    So, after a couple of days w/getting a few email quotes and some light negotiating, I got a couple of competitive offers from two local dealers that CR linked me to.

    I then went to a closer, 3rd Honda dealer and gave them the best written offer I had and told them if they would match it and include a splash guard set, I would buy. I gave them 30 minutes to give their answer. In the end they agreed within the 30 mins I gave them.

    Dealer was Leith Honda in Wake Forest, NC - Sales Rep was Wally.
    I was a bit leery given some of the negative reviews I read about Leith but since they are located less than 10 miles from my house and I've always gotten good treatment on the service side, I figured it was worth a try.

    The experience was very positive, no games and the entire transaction completed in 2 hours. Wally was also very good - he listened, respected what I wanted and in the end got me the car for the price I was willing to purchase it for all in a targeted 2 hour time frame.

    In the end, this is what I paid:

    2013, Honda Accord EX-L Sedan (no navigation)
    -Factory Options: None
    -Dealer Options: Wheel Locks, Body Side Molding, Rear Wing Spoiler, all season mats, splash guard set
    -Dealer city/state: Wake Forest, NC
    -Down payment: paid cash in full
    -Trade allowance: none

    Auto: $25,777 (inc destination)
    Accessories: $1,102
    Tax: $806
    Doc fee: $398
    registration: $74
    Total out the door price = $28,157

    While the price of the car is not the lowest you will find in this forum, it is definitely on the very low side due to CR's service and this forum's help.

    So, thanks to all of you for the help.
    Hope my details can help the next guy in line.
  • kcaj32kcaj32 Posts: 5
    Hi cob2,
    I live in Rancho Cordova and it seems you are local here too. I'm planning on purchasing an EX and I got a quote of 23K (incl dest charge) + TTL from Elk Grove Honda. I'm sure I can have them lower it further if I tell them we're buying 2 cars. Let me know if you are interested in getting a further discount for multi-car purchase.
  • venkatpvenkatp Posts: 10
    After almost 2 weeks of hard work i got my vehicle today.

    Total OTD == 26555/-

    2013, Honda Accord EX-L CVT ( no navigation ) White Exterior / Ivory Interior.

    -Factory Options ( None )
    -Dealer Options (Pin Stripe, Nitrogen Tires, Wheel Locks, Trunk Tray, Splash Guards) - $495
    -Dealer city/state ( bethesda/MD)
    -MSRP (incl destination) ( -----)
    -Invoice (incl destination) ( 24899 )
    -Purchase Price ( $25394)
    -Downpayment ( 0)
    -Trade allowance (year, make model, mileage, options, condition of the trade) ( None )
    -Tax - 813 ( va ) tags - 145
    -Dealer fees ($200)
    -Doc fees (none)
  • ladhnurladhnur Posts: 20
    edited April 2013
    Hello All,
    I am in the market for a new 2013 Honda Accord EX Sedan CVT Automatic. Here is the price I am being offered. Is this a good price? Please let me know

    $22,609 not including TTL.
    The documentation fee will be $164.30
    Sales tax $1,595.88
    License title fee will be $196.
    This includes all the Tax title and fees.

    Should I go for this deal?
    Thanks so much.
  • soupy95soupy95 Posts: 10

    You did not mention if this was manual or automatic transmission. You need to provide the full details of the car you are considering for anybody to be able to offer you an opinion.
  • ladhnurladhnur Posts: 20
    Just edited my post. :)
  • isantemisantem Posts: 7
    I think is a fair are below invoice. You can maybe try something like, "I come buy it today, if you include a remote start ($400)".
  • 74357435 Posts: 39
    please state the MSRP, sticker price, vs your dealer offer of 22609 + 164.63 which i assume iis the total cost for the car. taxes title etc are not important. then we can see if you are getting a good reduction like 4,000 off
  • nonoahnonoah Posts: 2
    make sure the price include dest. charge and some time (many times) there is forced dealer package added on, and of course watch out for the etch scam, if none of this is a issue, then it is good deal, i got mine for about $400 more.
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