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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    I try to do at least 1 oil change with my local dealer to at least have something in the computer just in case I have some warranty issues down the line. In the late afternoon, they also run oil change specials which come very close to the "cheaper" places, so I'd rather have a genuine Honda filter in there if at all possible. And my Civic also uses 5W-20 oil I think and wonder if every store carries that grade, as most cars seem to use 10W-20.

    The Sandman :)
  • I asked this 'question' to the dealer w/ respect to the warranties...as long as I do oil changes/servicing and have proof of this (statements)...and especially at places that keep their own electronic records (Firestone), no issue will be raised for getting servicing @ the Honda Dealer. I wonder how much of the 'Cost to Own' figure is based on dealer servicing. At the most, one can save 50% off the 'cost to own' figure...the little things add up over time.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,605
    Except the really cheap customer will only use the dealer for warranty work. Once the car is out of warranty we will never see it again unless their cut-rate shop isn't capable of diagnosing a difficult problem. Then they will bring it to us.

    Some of these chain stores and quickie lube places butcher the cars too. They use cheap oil filters, overtighten oil pan bolts and strip the threads out. They sometimes put in too much or too little oil too.

    Funny, the other shops usually aren't that less expensive.

    So, we don't see all of those 300,000 Accords.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,605
    Just save your receipts.

    A lot of dealers have adjusted their prices on things like brake jobs and oil changes. You just think you are saving a lot of money.

    And a question...

    If you were looking at two used cars, the make doesn't matter. One car had heen totally dealer maintained and the seller had a folder full of records. The other car had been to K-Mart, Wal, Mart, Firestone etc for all of it's service, would one of these cars be more appealing to you?

    Also, the "chains" love to "up-sell". They are quick to push other items and repairs that may or not be needed.
  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 1,680
    My dealer charges something like $20 for an oil and filter change + checking stuff and filling the washer fluid. It's about the same price as Jiffy Lube, and I have a little more confidence that the Honda dealer is doing it all right. Plus, they have all the records in case something goes wrong. The one thing to watch out for is that the dealer tends to want to sell you more preventative maintenance than Honda itself recommends. But, as long as you ask them to just do what's in the manual, I think it's worth it to take it to the dealer. I know a lot of people don't agree...

    I have a question. If you get a new Accord with navigation, and then buy the extended warranty from Honda, is the navi system covered by the extended warranty?
  • jbl8jbl8 Posts: 40
    I want to buy a Accord SE V6, dealer give me quote of $20615 including dest. I would like to trade-in my 2002 Accord LX with 72K miles, but got quote of $7000. According to Edmunds, the average value is about $8600. Did I miss something? Please chime in!

    By the way, if Honda dealers do not make money or little money (like $100 per car etc), why the dealership is getting better and bigger every year. We are preconditioned to the MSRP and Invoice, and really have not idea the fair price - which should be dealer cost + margin (10%, 25%, whatever it may be)

    :lemon:
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Dealers off low trade in values. It benefits them financially.
    If they give you less money for your trade, then that's more profit for them.
    So, you need to negotiate and shop around or sell it to a private party or to CarMax.
  • saleemsaleem Posts: 114
    That seems like a low figure on the tradein. Is 8600 the trade-in value? Maybe you should get the best price w/o the trade-in, or shop it around. try selling it privately? craigslist?
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,605
    In an attempt to keep Cost of Ownership numbers looking good, the maintenance reccommended by Honda reflects the MINIMUM a person should do. Some people, including myself, like to take better care of their cars than that.

    And, yes, your NAVI sustem should be covered.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,605
    The Edmunds numbers are a rough guide. Any reconditioning needed would be a deduction.

    You can always sell it yourself if you think you can get more but ddepending on where you live, you could lose a sizable sales tax credit by doing so.
  • dolfan1dolfan1 Posts: 216
    There's a lot of truth to this. I don't know how many times, over the last 25 years, I've gone to a place like Sun Tire for an oil change and drive out with new brakes, water pump, whatever. I'm not a mechanic and for the most part are at their mercy.

    My brother drives an large, older Buick and swears by taking it to the dealer instead of these other places because they'll only do the maintenance he asked for in the first place.
  • w_byrnesw_byrnes Posts: 15
    I would suggest you first negotiate down the new SE price without mentioning your trade-in. Don’t visit the dealer personally – communicate with their internet manager through emails. The posts from members here who previously purchased a SE would give you some idea on what is a good price. You can email all the dealership within 100 miles radius. You are not going to these distant dealers but use them as your leverage and reference.

    After you have got a good price on the new car, you can start to pay physical visits the dealers. Your 2002 LX should have a very good resell value. The dealer will make money both ways, a lot of money. You should be able to stick with the trade in price from Edmunds or KBB. I also traded in my Camry 04 LE when I got my EX-L. The first several dealers only would offer 11000 at the most. The last one offered 12800 and they earned my business. BTW, they are selling this car at $14995 as an internet special.

    You need some patience especially when there is a trade-in involved. The salesperson has a lot of skills to talk you into there price scheme. They are real professionals.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,605
    Well, we can usually smell a "hidden trade".

    It's pretty simple really. If you don't like what you are offered, just sell it yourself!
  • jbl8jbl8 Posts: 40
    Thank you for the advice. I thought that I can fetch $10K for my 2002 Accord LX. But Edmunds gives me around $8.5K to 9K. Fine, I can accept it. The dealer really put me down by offer $7K for the trade-in. I might as well keep driving my good old Honda. Anyone bought a SE V6? Please post your price. I saw the price of $20.5K for SE V6 before TTL posted here.

    Guess have to be patient. Indeed, salesperon's job is too drive up the price as much as possible, he/she has the time. But I don't :cry: that's why I don't like to buy new car.
  • he8833he8833 Posts: 52
    Accord SE V6 including the $750 dealer cash is $19,446 for a 4 cyl and $21,005 for a 6 cyl. This includes the Dest fee. This was from a dealer in Chicago...I will be getting another couple quotes from Milwaukee and MN for comparsion..*****Note this quote was from last month and included the 750.00 dealer cash.

    Hey Isellhondas is their another rebate to the dealer avaiable at the moment? Or one coming
  • dzubadzuba Posts: 159
    New here..........I am actually getting quotes on the above vehicle at below invoice pricing. Is this common with Honda, or are they pushing out the 07's for the 08's? If so - when do the 08's arrive? $25,500 for a Loaded Accord w/Nav is pretty darn good IMO.
  • w9cww9cw Posts: 888
    jbl8 - There's no way I would trade in an Accord. Sell it privately, either through one of your local newspaper's classifieds, a "Penny Saver" or "Thrifty Nickel" type newspaper, craigslist, etc., anything but trading it in - you will be thousands better off.

    Dealers always low ball trades, regardless if it's a Honda, Toyota, etc.
  • w_byrnesw_byrnes Posts: 15
    >you will be thousands better off.

    That is true. However, you may also want to consider the tax saving and time/trouble saving for trade-in.
  • bamaflumbamaflum Posts: 39
    Hey Isellhondas is their another rebate to the dealer avaiable at the moment? Or one coming

    I will be purchasing in the next month and would like to know also if the rebate is still in effect with so many Accords going for below invoice.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    I am fairly confident that I have seen the rebate is still in effect. I wouldn't expect anything to change unless the rebate is upped to a higher amount later in the year, closer to the 2008 launch.
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