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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • Another significant difference to me is that the Accord uses double wishbone front suspension, and independent multi-link rear suspension.

    Camry uses MacPherson strut front suspension with gas-filled shock absorbers and stabilizer bar; dual-link independent MacPherson strut rear suspension with gas-filled shock absorbers and stabilizer bar.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    I don't think many people care about double wishbone suspensions in family sedans, but they have started caring about stability control the last couple years or so.
    It's getting more and more expected in family cars.
    Just having stability control on an options list isn't enough. They have to actually manufacture it, not just post it on their website and print it in their brochures.
  • I totally agree. Safety should be standard, not optional. At least legislation is in place to require stability control on all vehicles by 2012.

    Well done by Honda to make all their safety features available in the 2008 Accord as standard features.

    On the suspension, I agree that most Accord/Camry buyers do not care, but there are some that do, at least in the net result of the driving experience. I prefer the Accord's handling to the Camry.
  • dwynnedwynne Posts: 4,018
    Making them all the same helps keep the cost (and hopefully the price) down as well. If every Honda has all the features, you just choose moonroof/stereo/wheels/leather/nav for options then they can surely make them cheaper per unit that someone who has dozens of options that they have to install/not install on various cars as they come down the line. Ditto ordering and transportation and sales all get simplified and streamlined.

    Dennis
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    This is still a Honda Accord we are talking about, it is NOT an Acura (statement of fact, not an opinion; unless someone plans to replace the H logo with an A).

    Seems like they already did. A long time ago. All Acuras are rebadged Hondas. Take a good look next time you go to Europe or the Middle East. Lots of them Honda RL's running around. :)

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  • Rusted-out; you're the man. One of the most thought-out and well written reviews.
  • oarsdadoarsdad Posts: 64
    NADA now has the Accord 2008 invoice prices up for all the trims. Remember to add $595/$635 destination charge.

    NADA 2008 Accord invoice prices
  • jet10000jet10000 Posts: 656
    Plus, I've find it annoying that the factory-installed Honda navi system doesn't allow you to program it while the car is moving.

    Where did you get that information? In fact in the Honda press release on the Accord they stated that they made input easier by voice commands and the interface dial:

    "the interface dial with clear tactile feedback that speeds control inputs and reduces the need to look at the screen to confirm the system's response."

    Why make the interface dial easier if it's only being used at a dead stop?

    Furthermore after you posted, dairyshick posted saying that the nav in the manual accord allows in motion programing. So why would they allow the manual to do it and not the automatic?

    Are there any other controls that are restricted while driving such as the climate control or satellite radio?
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Not coupes yet.
  • oarsdadoarsdad Posts: 64
    You are correct. My bad.
  • rich123rich123 Posts: 31
    It is WAY to soon to purchase at $200 over invoice on an 08... it is not unreasonable to ask... it just is not going to happen.

    I am one of two people on this thread who have purchased at what appears to be less than $200 over invoice on the 2008 Accord EX automatic sedan I4. Got mine last Sunday for $22471 including the $635 dest. A Chicago gentleman got it for $22250. Mine was delivered the last day of the month and they had not yet sold a new one. I was the first so they must have wanted to break the ice.
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    Oh yeah, a real "blood bath" indeed. :P The way the 08 Accords are selling in my area they (Honda) should be the ones putting the heavy incentives on the car. I've seen one on the road since the car came out and at first I thought it was a (Sorry Pat) Saturn! Toyota has $500.00 cash back on 07 Camry (if you can find any) and special lease on the 08. Yeah, we're scared...very scared.. :shades:

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  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    "Mine was delivered the last day of the month and they had not yet sold a new one. I was the first so they must have wanted to break the ice"

    Last day of the month anything goes! Consider yourself very fortunate that you happened to be at the right place at the right time. Congrats!

    :blush:
  • Only time will tell but I'd wager the second quarter R L Polk report shows Accord gaining market share on the Camry!
  • Coupes and Sedans at Cars.com
  • ncruzerncruzer Posts: 18
    I completely agree with [mackabee]post#17619.

    Here in the Bay Area which is probably the second largest car market in the world I haven't seen one yet, co-worker tells me he's seen one.

    So be patient ladies/gents the incentives are coming!
    :shades:
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    The second quarter has already passed. You mean the second quarter of calendar year 2008?
    :)
    Mackabee
  • Hi everyone!

    I purchased my 2008 Accord LX-P in Nighthawk black pearl with the light interior on Sept. 29. (Almost the end of the month and all the sales people were desperate...I had about 5 guys come up to me while I waited for the guy that was helping me.) I was looking for a base model LX-P but all of the cars on the lot seemed to be equipped with over a grand in options. My car had $1,387 in options which hiked the MSRP of $22,795 to $24,182. I was able to "drive out" with the extended warranty and TT&L for just under $24,500. I think it was a pretty good deal but just wanted to hear others opinions and experiences. No regrets though! I LOVE THIS CAR and I have had so many people notice it.


    Jasmin :blush:
  • Indeed, when I wrote those words (Honda versus Acura), it was intended to be a bit tongue-in-cheek. Recall the day when you saw the first Acura Legend and Integra, and you said to yourself "that is a Honda by another name". Toyota (Lexus) and Nissan (Infiniti) have notably followed suit; the Korean auto makers (or even Chinese one day) will probably be next; market segmentation 101, it is a global marketplace like never before. Coach, business and first class on the same airplane deliver you to a common destination, but the experience, image and perception is quite different; same with hotels, as well as everything and anything a consumer can pay for :surprise: . After building a solid brand name, they want to get customers to pay a premium for the exclusivity associated with a luxury marque. Loyal customers, or those who value their Acura image over a Honda.

    Personally, I want the new Accord EX I4 AT sedan, it is cheaper than the Acuras, and of similar high quality (based on my perception and values, which hopefully are accurate); I am willing to be an early adopter. For my family, the TL (built on the Accord platform) is already a few years old, and the TSX (a Honda in other countries) is too small, with too weak an engine for the price. The 2008 Accord has added some great new standard safety features, which is a big appeal to me. I was not a huge fan of the driving feel of the 2007 Accord either; the interior of the 2007 is quite dated.

    Heck, I once knew a friend of a friend who put Acura alloy wheels on his Civic (cough cough), the horror! At least in the USA, Honda brands Acura as their luxury/premium brand.

    So we have a few smart folks who landed deals right above invoice on the 2008 EX sedans already. The last week of the month, I will do a big push, if I do not get any bites by next week. Those of you who landed the deals $200 over invoice, nice job! I have yet to see a 2008 Accord out on the road yet, but then again, I work from home and have horrible eyesight! :P
  • jet10000jet10000 Posts: 656
    The way the 08 Accords are selling in my area they (Honda) should be the ones putting the heavy incentives on the car.

    According to the September sales figures, Accords sales are up a whopping 31.2% compared to September of last year. And they're up over 8.4% for 2007 thus far.

    See:

    http://www.hondanews.com/categories/1097/releases/4268
  • The numbers in Honda's press release do not clearly state whether the Accords sold in September were MY 2007 or MY 2008. I suspect that the spike in Accord sales was due in large part to the MY 2007 end-of-year closeout, more than actual MY 2008 Accord sales, since the introduction date of the sedan was 9/12, although their headline "American Honda Sales Climb 13.8 Percent on Strength of All-New Accord, Light Trucks" initially leads us to believe otherwise.

    Seriously, I have not seen a 2008 Accord on the road yet (but again, that is not saying a whole lot). So, if I can land a shiny new 2008 EX AT I4 sedan at no more than $23,800 OTD, it will be good times, although those other folks' great deals on 2008s are giving me renewed hope for $23,500 OTD!
  • oarsdadoarsdad Posts: 64
    They have them also, but they don't list invoice prices for the navigation models, which is where my interest lies.
  • jb_turnerjb_turner Posts: 702
    OK then I guess you can get $200 above invoice... Has anyone purchsed an 08 below invoice? I suspect in the next few days we may see more and more posts of people purchasing below invoice.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    If you want the best price you will need to at least wait until you can go to any Honda dealer in town and see all the 2007 Accords gone and replaced will a full supply of 2008s.
    Right now, most dealers seem to still have 90% 2007s and only a handful of 2008s on their lots.
  • 74357435 Posts: 39
    hi bug4.
    i am looking in denver too for a 2008 honda ex-l 4, automatic,4dr sed. would you tell me who you purchased from.
  • Yes, I already know what has happend this year, duh!
  • Click on the Options list on the left for option MSRP add on's even though we all know they're bumdled in the trim package
  • bobp7bobp7 Posts: 41
    Hi;
    I live in the suburbs north of NYC and have at least 3 Honda dealers within a 20 minute drive. Best initial offer has been $1,000 over invoice.
    Buying at the end of October or November is fine. Does anybody have a suggested dealer?
    Thx!
    Bob
  • Hi Bob,
    Was your offer $28.4 (1k over invoice for EXL V6 Navi, or similar)? Did that include destination, taxes and fees? (I live in same area, trying to see if I got better offer - my best is 29k including fees for that model - working on getting better). Where did you get your best offer? Thanx.
  • pkumarpkumar Posts: 1
    Hi Sujith,

    did you got your car. I am also looking for buying a lx/ex.
    i found one dealer who offerd lx 4 cy for 17400.
    but i want to know what's the OTD price that we can expect from the dealer.

    Thx
    abhi
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