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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • geemanngeemann Posts: 8
    Just purchased a 2006 Honda Accord EX V6 w/o Navi this past weekend in Northern California. Here was our breakdown...

    Sales Price $22,817
    tax@7.25% 1654.25
    doc fee 45.00
    dmv 213.00
    cvr fee 28.00
    tire fee 8.75
    total $24,766

    I did all negotiating via email and online bids. Never had to deal with the salesmen face to face until we had an agreed on price. So much easier than in person. Try placing bids with all your local dealers to stir up a bidding frenzy and to easier find out who is willing to deal and who is not.

    MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THEM QUOTE YOU THE OUT THE DOOR PRICE, WITH TTL INCLUDED AND ANY DEALER ADDONS!!. Dealers have a knack for surprise addon fees once you arrive at the dealership even after making an agreement on price. I also requested the car have less than 10 miles on it to insure they weren't trying to pawn off one of their demos or a returned vehicle. All in all was stressful, but not as bad as haggling face to face for 5 hours.

  • jmyers2jmyers2 Posts: 3
    I bought a new Accord LX at a North California dealership last week. I paid $20K OTD and $18,200 before TTL. The buying experience was reasonably pleasant, though we were pushed to buy some stuff we didn't need. This was my first car purchase (for my wife, actually), and thanks to the other posters on this forum for their valuable advice.

    Before taking delivery of the vehicle, I noticed spray paint on the right side of the body and the wheel wells, and got a due bill. Since then, I've just been given the runaround by the dealership. At my first appointment, I was made to wait the entire day at the dealership, before having to drive back home because they did not have the "replacement wheel wells" though I had mentioned this when I made the appointment. After complaining to Honda, I now have a second appointment, but while they claim to have the replacement wheel wells, they refuse to tell me how they will fix the spray point on the body. Their answers vary from "body shop" to "touch up paint" to "it is a secret". At this point, I am really wary of trusting them with the car, and I would like to know:
    1. If there are any other avenues I should pursue to get this fixed?
    2. Can I possibly contact another dealership with the due bill?

    Thanks much for any advice.
  • louisnlouisn Posts: 110
    That's unbelievable-2300 under invoice!!!! I got about 1100 under invoice on a 6 speed coupe in Memphis and now feel like I got a bad deal. :confuse: California Dreaming!!!
  • geemanngeemann Posts: 8
    Well, to be honest, I was a bit skeptical with the offer especially since I had to drive over an hour to the dealer. This dealers offer was more than $800 less than any other offer. The salesman was a man of his word though and everything, including the price, was legit.
  • sooksook Posts: 5
    That's a great price. What dealership was this from?
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,362
    Ah...yeah..." Unbelievable"

    No further conmment...
  • alamocityalamocity Posts: 680
    Guess I must be living in the wrong part of the country, dealers here rarely if ever go below invoice, let alone give you the entire dealer holdback but as they say the market determines the price.
  • rgray3rgray3 Posts: 23
    Best Offer for EX-L V6 I have received so far is $23,500 in NC.
  • alykalyk Posts: 14
    Hey guys i just bought a 2006 Honda Accord LX 4dr auto (silver with black interior)
    MSRP. 21,375 + dealer add's
    INV. 19,299 (18,549 AFTER 750 INCENTIVE)
    i offered 18,449, they countered at 18,459.

    They had the following add's (already on the car) which i said i would not pay for, and they could feel free to remove it.
    Handpainted pinstrip - 199.
    Exterior paint protection - 599.
    interior cabin protection - 299.
    splash guards - 179. (if that isnt the add-on deal of the year i dont know what is :) )
    road hazard - 224. (tires and wheel protection)
    Kill switch 399. ( a little unit key you have to put in car to allow the igition to work, pretty nifty, not worth the money however)

    Basically i told them i would not pay for any of them, and the manager finally agreed and only charged me for the tire and wheel road hazard.

    so the deal was 18, 459.05 + 224 +TTYL(no bs. dealer fees other than 50 doc fee., tax was 1167.) = 20,070.01

    Sorry for the long post, hopefully i did well, if not, please feel free to let me know, so that i can learn from the experience. Overall great experience, and my sales rep was EXTREMELY good looking (BIG PLUS :) ).

    I only had one day to make the deal, and the car had 63 miles on it.
  • smiling2smiling2 Posts: 12
    Just bought a 2006 Accord LX SE 4-dr Auto for $17999.00 plus tax, title and $$99.00 dealership fee from a Milwaukee Area Dealership for my Parents replacing thier 1989 Honda Accord 4-dr. LXi with 254,000 miles.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    They countered with a dollar value $10 higher! LOL ;)
  • This one is probably pretty far afield for this forum, but if anyone has an answer or a suggestion where to check for one, I'd appreciate hearing it.

    Last week my wife and I signed a lease agreement on a 2006 Honda LX. We were dissatisfied with a number of things about the transaction and called the sales manager to complain. He eventually agreed to cancel the deal and take the car back. However, he later called to say that since a temporary permit had been issued for the car, it is technically considered registered, and so he can't undo the deal and take it back.

    Turns out he had checked this only with his "registry man" and not with our state's DMV (we live in a different state from the dealership). I suggested I call our DMV and see what their view is on the temporary-permit-equals-registration question. If they say that's not the case, presumably he will cancel the deal. My question is, does registration rule out the possibility of cancellation? Why or why not? (This so I can have something to talk from, if the DMV doesn't uphold our hope.)

    Again, any counsel would be welcome. Thanks
  • alykalyk Posts: 14
    ya, but i was pretty firm, since a DFW dealer was offering 850 off invoice on accords, however they only had two to offer, this dealer was about 40 miles out of town (with a good selection), and i was actually on the road for work, i am on the way to the dealership to pick it up, HOW DID I DO? i am dying to know if i did well.

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,913
    If the dealer were able to cancel the deal before anything is officially recorded by outside agencies (ie, public record), then he could still sell the car as "new." But once it is registered in your name or the title is transferred, its now officially a used car and he has to sell it as such.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,362
    224.00 for "tire and wheel protection"??

    What a crock!
  • alykalyk Posts: 14
    YA, and it is only on the tires and wheels for 36 / 36000 miles., so i know i got screwed, but mind you, i got all the other dealer add's for free, so basically i paid a bit over 18,650 for the car with all the adds. Paint protection, interior protection, pinstriping, wheel well deals, already on the car, and they werent going to take them off, basically i paid 224 for all the add-ons.

    let me know how i did overall.., i could not get a better deal anywhere i went and i had to make deal that day. It is a gift for my sister, and i will be paying it off in december, so the financing rate really does not matter to me.

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,913
    damn! I'll be your sis for a free car!! ;)

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • jack47jack47 Posts: 312
    If you like the pinstriping then you didn't do too knew the other items were pure unadulterated BS...but, nevertheless, I would of walked before I'd pay one dime for tire protection.

    What next...heat and air conditioning protection?
  • alykalyk Posts: 14
    HAHA... you are right, but i needed to get it done before my brother in law left, and since it is a surprise for my sister i could not title it in her name. But basically i paid like 150- 190 dollars over invoice. (invoice was 19,299 - 750 incentive).

    So hopefully it isnt bad. Also i got the theftlock, which is an extra key (ignition call pretty much), without it you cannot start the car. They were asking 399. for it, but i didnt pay anything for it. I tried to get the SE at like 7 dealers, and no one had any 2006's in stock, last month i was getting a much better deal (17,999 LX and 18,500 SE), but i wasnt ready, now the 06's are almost gone and the 07's are going to be a lot more especially with the incentive.

    I myself cannot wait til the 08's come out to replace my 03 w. 87500 miles.

    Thanks again
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