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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • Well, i just picked up a 2006 Civic LX 4D AT for $18,071.61 OTD. The car has door guards, cargo tray, mud flaps, wheel locks. The Civic has a better resale value and has a lot of std stuff that i don't think the other comparable class cars have.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,067
    It does no good to talk about OTD pricing in these forums. Sales tax can vary greatly between states along with sales tax. You should only concentrate on the price of the CAR and any additional fees a dealer may charge.

    There is only about a 1500.00 difference between the invoice and the MSRP on these cars so your numbers aren't impossible.

    And, ther is nothing wrong with a Nissan Altima. You need to consider how these deprecaite in value compared to a Civic. Big difference!
  • jwatsjwats Posts: 72

    I believe Honda has an additional $1200 in dealer cash for 2005s so I think it is entirely possible for there to be more than a $1630 difference in price between the two models. My belief is that there is in my case. I think if you plan to be a long term owner, and can get a discount well above depreciation-buying an end of year model makes sense. A couple of other considerations:
    1. There is a sales tax difference in favor of the lower priced car.
    2. The " imputed value of money" adds up over an extended ownership period--in other words, what you could do with the $2,000 or so that is not tied up in a car. Over 7 years, you can double this to $4,000. And have essentially the same driving experience. There will be some residual difference in value at the end of the 7 years, but not much.
    3. It should be remembered that leftover cars are there for a reason and often represent the least popular colors/equipment. In my case, I like coupes and I prefer manual transmissions-but this is the kiss of death on resale--so buying one only makes sense if long ownership is anticipated.
    4. Either one can be reasonably justified. What amazes me is how little you save on a used HONDA--which makes this a really dumb purchase unless you simply can't afford a higher car payment
  • What was your price before TTL? Also, is this car auto or manual?
  • ramidaramida Posts: 67
    Hi John -- very good points! Yeah, I agree with you 100% --it saves you very little, if at all, on that "used" one-year-old new HONDA.

    Take the newer model, if you can.

    regards, ramida
  • ezshift5ezshift5 West coastPosts: 855
    "....In my case, I like coupes and I prefer manual transmissions-but this is the kiss of death on resale--.."

    ...well, at least I'm not alone in a shiftless world.

  • I'm also shopping for the 06 Accord EXL in So. California ..but can't find the financing as low as that the dealer in the LA area?

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 21,114
    is there under the table cash behind the left over '05s? I happened to see a stray EX-L 5 speed on the lot, and was wondering how badly they might want to unload this puppy. The chnages to the '06 are nice, but not earth shattering enough to make a big difference. Even the butt looks OK in silver.

    They actually had a fair amount of '05s of one kind or another, including at least 6 hybrids. Certainly not moving like a Prius!

    2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4i Limited Tech (mine), 2013 Acura RDX (wife's) and 2015 Jetta Sport (daughter's)

  • I believe that rate (3.99%) is only available during the Thanksgiving weekend.
  • I got this online quote from Gilroy Honda in CA:
    Special internet price: $21,413
    Documentation fee: $45
    Sales tax (8.25) $1770.29
    License fee (DMV) $203
    Tire fee: $8.75

    Out the door Gilroy Honda price: $23,440.08

    Is it a good deal? I haven't bargain yet. If it seems to be a decent deal, is there anything that I should pay careful attention to? Thank you.
  • u sure its EX V6 AT. if it indeed is a V6, then its a very good deal. the invoice is already 24500, so u are getting 3000 under invoice
  • I asked for the EX V6 AT, and the saleman gave me that quote saying it's for the EX V6 AT (without any other specs or info). I thought it was somewhat a good deal so I'm wondering if there's anything fishy that I should be aware of. Gilroy is about 45-min drive from where I live, so I do not want to drive there for nothing.

    Also, for a 36-month payment plan and about 50% down payment, what's the typical interest rate? Is 3.9% the best one currently? Thank you.
  • sepasepa Posts: 41
    hnguyen - Before making the 45 minute trek, get the quote in writing (email or fax), and make sure it is the exact model (and year!) that you want. If true, tell them you are ready to buy, but that you want the quote in writing to eliminate any possibility of misunderstanding or a wasted trip. Good luck.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 48,919
    I'd also verify the model year... Seems way too cheap for an '06..


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  • I got it at Connicelli Honda.
  • If it sounds to good to be true. This car has soem MILES on it? Demo? Some kind of problem with it? 2004 model? something is not right here so will you bite the bait and see it? What really matters is the OTD price for what you want.
  • Yea, it is indeed too good to be true. When I asked him for the offer in writing, he said that the offer he made expired, the market price right now is 25,017 + dmv + tax. pretty fishy...
  • lrmanlrman Posts: 4
    Just got a quote for $24798 (invoice plus dest was 25118) which includes destination, splash guards, and wheel locks. Sounds like a good price and probably going to sign the deal tomorrow. What do you think?
  • goodegggoodegg Posts: 905
    Yea man - wrap it up! I'm considering a TL but may decide to save the cash and get the EXV6. Good TL quote is 31500, so we're talking about $6700 less. Hmmmm. Maybe a new Seadoo also in the future?
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 21,114
    picked up a leftover '05 EX-L 5 speed sedan tonight. Not too old though, with a buld date of 8/05, and only 11 miles on it.

    Hard to say exactly what I paid (since I had a trade), but assuming full book, I paid $20,100 (msrp was $24,350, plus ~ 300 worth of accessories already on the car, so figure ~24.6K as the adjusted sticker). So about a $4,500 discount.

    I had a trade in offer of 1K more than book at a Sube dealer, but I'm pretty sure (after getting consistant offers at a number of dealers, and having the Sube dealer stuck on book for quite a while) that it was an overallowance to get the deal done.

    Still, using the high book/overallowance figure 9which of course I did), I still got a $3,500 discount, so quite a bit under invoice. Also probably at least 2K+ less than I could have gotten an '06 for.

    COuld I have done better? Possibly, but the dealer had negotiated against himself quite a bit, and I'm pretty sure I had pretty much bled everything I could get out of this particular turnip. They would have kept the car and waited for the next buyer, no matter how long it was going to take!

    Awful lot of car for ~20.5K. I had fun negotiating too. I started with a real low ball (that is, all the $$ for my trade, and way below invoice on the new one, even after the $700 dealer cash). They started with a fair (invoice) deal, and we ended up way closer to my number than theirs.

    I'm happy, that cleared out a stray '05 before the holiday's, so everyone wins I guess.

    2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4i Limited Tech (mine), 2013 Acura RDX (wife's) and 2015 Jetta Sport (daughter's)

  • cars7cars7 Posts: 24
    I figured I would wait to pull the trigger on the accord for christmas week. I WAS HOPING FOR DEALS. Please help I thought I could find it for about $500 under invoice is this possible or am I asking too much. I was going to go with the navigation also. Im glad I didnt I purchased a mobile unit, that can be moved from different cars . The streat pilot 2720 got a good deal and it works great. Not to get off the subject but any good deals would be greatly appreciated...... :mad:
  • ezshift5ezshift5 West coastPosts: 855
    picked up a leftover '05 EX-L 5 speed sedan tonight. Not too old though, with a buld date of 8/05, and only 11 miles on it.

    Awful lot of car for ~20.5K.

    ....that IS a great deal (impressive build date: built AFTER I picked up my '05 Coupe 6M.....close to the final 05 perhaps).

    ...seasons best, ez...
  • to start right after Xmas.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 21,114
    maybe that's why they were so anxious to get me into the '05 yesterday!

    2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4i Limited Tech (mine), 2013 Acura RDX (wife's) and 2015 Jetta Sport (daughter's)

  • lrmanlrman Posts: 4
    Thanks for the scoop.. Is there anywhere on the Net I can see this information?
  • tinatinatinatina Posts: 388

    Thanks for the info. Please share where you got this information from. Do you mean actual cash rebates or factory to dealer incentives. I have not heard of Honda offering actual cash rebates.
  • I just got this from power costa mesa honda.

    $20,062.00 vehicle
    $45.00 DOC FEE
    $28.00 TITLE FEE
    $8.75 CALIF TIRE FEE
    $195.00 DMV FEE
    $1,558.29 SALES TAX AT 7.75% (SAN DIEGO'S RATE)
    Total OTD = $21,897.04

    I think it looks good and probably go grab it end of the week. San Diego dealer just couldn't match not even @ 22,000, only cush did but they didn't had the color i want.
    is there any disadvantage buying it from diffent city ? and someone posted there will be $1000 incentive after christmas. if thats true, should i wait ? or just get it.

    edmund forum is so helpful, ppl here are very nice.

    Thank you.
  • Purchased the Alabaster Silver Metallic LX V6 last night from West Broad Honda in Richmond, VA. Negotiated a price of $22,843 including Mud Guards and Wheel Locks. I feel I got a very great deal. Thanks to everyone on this board.
  • gato1gato1 Posts: 5
    I just got an offer of 26,426 for a 06 4dr EX/V6 w/NAVI. Its AT and I wanted MT. Is this good? It looks like it's below invoice.
  • ncstaten--Congrats on your new car! I'm a newbie looking for an affordable 06 Accord. I'm just wondering if the price you gave was OTD price. Thank you.
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