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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • Julian,

    You are correct. I have checked out dealer ratings for reviews on Honda dealerships in my area. Most have very good ratings, but I am usually interested in reading the bad reviews.

    At the end of the day, it is all about the sales person, manager, finance guy and any other staff you deal with on the day of the transaction.

    I had to cross out 3 dealerships earlier on in my car search process due to the way I was treated in person and on the phone. They all had good dealer ratings.
  • huskerfan5huskerfan5 Posts: 163
    Unfortunately, since anyone can post to dealerrater.com, it has become useless.
    It was helpful years ago, but then the dealers caught on.
    1. Years ago, I checked the ratings for a Hyundai dealer whose ads seemed to indicate they were almost giving cars aways. Sure enough, the ratings were terrible since people were greatly disappointed after visiting the dealer but not any more. Despite the same ads, the ratings are now fantastic.
    2. At the Honda dealer closest to me, there is one salesman whose customers have had the same exact experience multiple times, just the name and dates are different. He doesn't even take time to re-word it.
    3. My all time favorite. Some Ford dealer must have hired some marketing firm to post negative reviews for competitors. They must have gotten an old list of dealers. I saw a negative review last year for the Ford dealer that was down the block from me, except it burned down around ten years ago!
    Undoubtedly, some of the positive reviews are true, but I take them with a grain of salt too. Many truly have good experiences but it is because they were easy marks for the salesman. I'd make sure you car was detailed to the max if I was making a big fat profit. The fact that rsvr didn't have a good experience is probably indicative of him getting a good deal.
  • runnerratrunnerrat Posts: 3
    I've been reading this forum for awhile, but have finally reached the need to post. I'm shopping for my first car and want some feedback and where I might further negotiate and other questions to ask about the best deal I've been quoted on a 12K, 36 month lease for a 2013 Accord LX:

    1) Capitalized Cost: $21,033.30
    2) Cap-cost reduction: $0
    3) Money Factor: 0.00075
    4) Residual Value: $13,729.30
    5) Total due at signing $0
    6) Monthly lease payment including Local County tax: $228
  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 436
    I'm glad that in the end, they at least detailed it - I don't remember you mentioning that before - but it is unacceptable for "higher management" to direct a sales person to go out of his way not to serve a customer properly. That is an extremely unprofessional way to operate a business and that dealership should be avoided. I commend you for informing the forum readers about this. I'm glad in the end you got the car you wanted - Hondas are great cars - hope you enjoy it. Congrats!

    Bill G
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,593
    edited July 2013
    I can't believe you STILL bought that car!!

    It sounds like you squeezed every last penny out of that deal and that store reluctantly sold you a car.

    Sounds like a miserable experience on both sides.

    I know I would have walked out.

    From a salesperson's perspective I know I would have much rather lost a sale than had a customer leave unhappy.

    Life is short...
  • happymanmenhappymanmen Posts: 7
    edited July 2013
    Hi all,

    I just bought 2013 accord EX-L i4 cvt coupe on Jun 28, 2013 from honda finance $24,600 0.9% 36 months (around $700 monthly payment).

    In this month, I just found that honda finance 2013 Accord Coupe Special APR 0.9% APR for 60 months and Offer valid through:9/3/2013. It's show up after I bought my accord next week. Did anyone try to call honda finance to get 0.9% 60 months even you already get 0.9% 36 months? If get the 0.9% 60 months, my monthly payment will reduce to $450.

    Is it any suggestion to use credit card with low service fee to pay honda finance payment?

    Thank you
  • I believe the 0.9% APR deal for 60 months was available in June when you bought your Accord coupe. Did you ask the dealership what finance offers they had before buying the car?

    I do not want to sound mean, but you should have done your homework. If you could not afford $700/month over 36 months, then you should have looked somewhere else for financing such as your local credit union.

    I would not recommend using your credit card to make your car payment but it would not hurt calling the dealership or Honda Finance to see if they would work with you to change the terms of the loan.

    Good luck.
  • Actually, I did my homework. The the 0.9% 36 months or 1.9% 60 months end on 7/8/13 and 0.9% 60 months was offered on 7/9/13. Is it I live in Los Angeles CA with the differnet?
  • Any reason why you did not go for the 1.9% APR financing for 60 months?

    I would still advice you to call HFS or the dealership and see what they say.
  • I already called both dealer and HFS for my coupe, they said that I can't change it. When I get some reserach, I found that 0.9% 60 months is only for Accord coupe. Sendan one is 0.9% 36 months. Is it my dealer provide the wrong term for me since someone told me the coupe 0.9% 60 months already on June. Did anyone buy coupe in CA use HFC on June with 0.9% 60 months?
  • huskerfan5huskerfan5 Posts: 163
    No doubt there are people who took advantage of the 60 month financing in Jun but your salesperson screwed up. If HFS won't change the term, talk to the general manager of the dealer. Tell him how unhappy you are and ask what he can do for you. If he has any class, he'll offer some free maintenance or accessories.
  • That's right! the current one 0.9% 60 months is offered on 7/9/13 to 9/3/13, but i bought my coupe on 6/28/13. Is the 0.9% 60 months already post it on May 1, 2013 through July 8, 2013? If yes, my sales man may make mistake
  • jmaxejmaxe Posts: 198
    A drive is no problem for a good deal. Bought my current Accord in San Antonio for $2,000 below invoice. Alas that was in 2004.
  • rsvrrsvr Posts: 21
    Well, if you look at the price, I think they still made money on it. If not they wouldn't have agreed to bring the car from another dealership initially, at that price.
  • joeg8joeg8 Posts: 3
    edited July 2013
    I want to buy a Honda Accord LX 2013 but I am still waiting for the price to drop a bit (i'm trying to get the LX for $19,000+tax and fees).
    I assume that there will be substantial incentives for the 2013 model once the 2014 cars are in the showrooms.
    Some posts suggested mid-August as the release date. The sales people at the dealership say September-October.
    Any thoughts?
  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 1,675
    The new Accord is selling really well. I think they'll put mild incentives on in a little while, but nothing big.

    19,000+ttl might be possible for the manual, but even that seems unlikely. For the CVT, my guess is that 19.8 will be the lowest you'll be able to get, and again a few hundred more than that is a more likely price.

    But I might be wrong.

    Other guesses?
  • johnb30johnb30 Posts: 3
    lol I bought my 2013 honda accord ex-l OTD for 30,500

    and guess what, it was a v-6....

    I believe I got the best deal......

    the v-6 upgrade from a v-4 is 3k ...

    JUST WALK OUT THE DEALER AND THEY WILL GIVE YOU A CALL TOMORROW.. PEOPLES
  • johnb30johnb30 Posts: 3
    =( dont be angry I got my 2013 honda accord v-6 exl with nav for 30,000 out the door
  • johnb30johnb30 Posts: 3
    DONT BUY IT, I GOT M 2013 Y ACCORD EX-L V6 31K OUT THE DOOR... OTD
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    the v-6 upgrade from a v-4 is 3k ...

    If you had a V4 Accord in front of you, you should have grabbed it, no matter what price. Honda has put cabash on V4 engines back in the 90's. So, if you really had a V4 powered Accord in front of you, that means it was a rare prototype that slipped out of R&D, and would have been worth MILLIONS on the auction and collectors market.

    I had a 1983 Honda Magna V45 (VF750 V4 engine) with a 6 speed sequential manual transmission. That thing flew. 0-60 in 3.3 seconds. And it was very fuel efficient, 50-60 mpg, depending on how you drove it, and all without hybrid trickery, and complexity.

    The best part is that I sold a 30 year old Magna V4 for more than I bought it.

    So, next time you see a V4 powered Accord infront of you, GRAB IT!
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