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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • user404user404 Posts: 17
    edited August 2013
    Dealers don't care how much you or I know because majority of buyers don't know. All you can do is survey your market area and hope for the best outcome which is finding dealer that will be willing to meet your price just to meet his quota. Finding such dealers for me was constant communication from him via email or phone - otherwise they wouldn't bother.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,610
    Not surprised you got a good deal. Any store stuck with six EX manuals would do whatever it takes to get rid of them.

    Nothing "wrong" with them but they are very poor sellers.

    You were wise to go in at 11:00. Whoever suggests coming in shortly before closing is dead wrong. People are tired and want to go home in a lot of cases. They may just decline your offer instead of having to stick around two more hours when everything gets done.

    Sounds like it worked to your satisfaction and that's all that really matters.
  • user404user404 Posts: 17
    edited August 2013
    Thanks isellhondas,

    Aside from other reasons I came at 11:00 because I didn't want to start going out of my mind by end of the day.

    Regarding stocking 6 Accords manuals, I am sure they had their reasons. I am thinking trade...
  • Local dealer in MD EXL with Navigation $25595. Good price?
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,427
    Fiona,

    I had a good feeling about you young lady. You did very good for a 1st time buyer. You asked the right questions and did your homework.

    Enjoy your new car

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

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,427
    edited August 2013
    Congrats on the new purchase. If Princeton dealer was not looking to sell that cheap you would of had problems with the limited ex models. It always comes down to supply and demand. Your best deal did lie at that dealership with 5 models on there lot.. I hoped you learned alot in the little time you were here. You were correct in your assessment on me. I have over 40 years experience in the art of buying and negotiations with close to a thousand vehicles under my belt by now. Back in the early 70's before internet and all these wonderful sites with a breakdown of prices i used to go in and out of the american dealerships and try to work my best deals. Over time you learn the tricks of the trade. Its no different today with the exception we the buyer have a bigger advantage. Dealerships cant get over as much as they did years ago. Kind of unfair now ....... LOL

    Take what tips you learned here and build on it with every new car purchase.

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

  • Wow..That's a great price. I was quoted about $25.5k for an EX-L without navigation in MA last month.

    Does it include flexcash? What are the prices like for an EX-L w/o nav in MD?
  • user404user404 Posts: 17
    Thanks Brian. Your insight was very helpful and without help from you and folks here I would probably paid a much higher number. Greatly appreciate these forums.
  • For EXL no Navigation a local MD dealer quoting $23999. Flex cash included. Ourisman honda in Bethesda, MD.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,427
    edited August 2013
    Steve

    I'm not here calling anyone a liar. Very few but some of these posts are not true with price paid.. In your case and area. Take the high and low prices and find a medium and make that your go after price on your model.

    Call/ email all dealers first with your asking price to buy. At the end of your targeted dealers you now negotiate with dealerships who want your business.
    If you prefer to walk in and out of dealerships thats fine . Do your legwork on line first.

    There is no reason to post any more info on buying it has been covered in the past 5 threads in detail. Go read and apply to you.

    Supply and demand will play a big part on dealers lots effecting your price.

    Do not try to get the lowest price you see in this forum.. most likely your not getting it.

    When dealerships and salesman identify you as just another HERB trying to buy a car they will walk all over you. Playing there tired game. When you educate your self on How and When to buy , Know your pricing and your target area pricing along with dealers doc fee charges makes for a easier trans-action. When salesman start to run there arrogance on you Open your mouth and slap them in place with knowledge.... educate them.

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

  • That's also a good deal. I am hoping to get a deal at the end of the month in that price range here in MA.

    Thanks again for the info.
  • I got the EX for 24500 OTD here in San Diego.
  • Thank you for the input. That price sounds about right where I am willing to buy it. 24,500-25k out the door would be perfect. I will use that as a guide.
  • For $24500 otd, 1.9% interest comes to $428 a month. The finance charge is about 500 for the life of the loan.
  • Your invoice does not include destination charge, my total invoice including destination was $24063, I sealed the deal with $24500 OTD with honda financing. all dealers seem to include the wheel locks, splash guards and trunk liner.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,427
    edited August 2013
    BLue

    Let me know what price's you are getting from the M.A./boston dealers in the up comming weeks and right before you are going to buy. I only want the dealerships that are over 1k without incentives for the EXL model.

    Tks

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

  • I will be emailing some dealers towards the end of the month. I have 5 to 6 dealers on my list. I am hoping that prices have dropped compared to last month.

    Could you clarify this statement: I only want the dealerships that are over 1k without incentives for the EXL model.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,427
    I want your list of dealerships in M.A. that will sell for 1000 or more below invoice price. Any dealer that lets say wants 800 or 900 below i'm not interested.. dealers willing to go 1200 /1300 are were i'm looking to push getting 1500/1600 below with any incentives.

    You need to expand your emailing list to at least 15 dealerships. keep me posted in the M.A. area............ Tks

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

  • alpha123alpha123 Posts: 15
    I know this is an accord forum but just wanted to post how my situation turned out. I ended up getting a new pearl highlander base for $26075 + TTL. $4500 below sticker and about $700 below invoice. Good enough for me. The techniques I read about here did work. I even had one dealer tell me he respected my tactics and then proceeded to break down every bit of his price, holdbacks, advertising, wholesale finance cost, etc. that gave me even more confidence in the pricing I was getting. Also, by dealing with 10 dealers over the Internet and phone I saved myself time and was able to get a sense for market pricing. Best of all, I ended up buying from the same dealership I bought my last car and it's right down the street.
  • Brian,

    Thanks for clarifying. I had to eliminate a few dealerships from my search given their sales tactics dealing with them last month. They are as follows:

    Kelly Honda in Lynn
    Commonwealth Honda in Lawrence
    Honda Gallery in Reading

    The following dealerships were not prepared to budge on their online sales price (They offered flex cash but wanted me come to the dealership):

    Herb Chambers Boston/Burlington
    Honda Weymouth

    Honda Cars of Boston had given me the best quote at the time for $25,119 (I am not sure if it included Flex Cash). You could try them out. I might reach out to them again and see whether their price has changed.

    I had also contacted Honda North, and although I was not offered the best price, I felt I could negotiate with them. I will reach out to them again.

    As I stated in my earlier post, I would be reaching out to about 6 new dealerships but I will also include a couple from last month.

    I am hoping to get a deal at the end of the month. If not, I might just wait for the 2014 models to be released.
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