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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • carbcarb Posts: 12
    Ok then. I will continue to buy my new vehicles under invoice (which I have) - which by your contention, the dealer is losing money selling to me (woohoo for me). Guess the dealer will just have to find some sucker to pay MSRP so that they can make up the difference.

    Wow, I feel so much better already. Whew!... Give me a break..
  • smithsincsmithsinc Posts: 15
    Hey Carb,

    I am looking at getting a Honda EX-L 4cyl (w/o Navigation), and the dealer is quoting me $25,100 OTD, is that a good price? Is that a reasonable price or should I be paying less? If you or anyone else on the site with the knowledge and/or experience, please fire away. Thanks
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    With no way to know what taxes are being charged its pretty hard to tell, but assuming that it is an automatic-equipped car, invoice with destination is $24,188 according to Edmunds. On a coupe model, which is harder to come by in the particular color and trim level you want, I'd say invoice + TTL is a fair price. If tax is under $900, you might could do a little better; if it is more, I'd say you've got a deal.
  • smithsincsmithsinc Posts: 15
    The $25,100 OTD price has all the costs built in, including the 3% NC sales tax. So do you think that I am paying too much or should I go ahead and pull the trigger on this pruchase? Anyone is free to jump in here or if someone in NC received a better price for the same type of car, please feel free to contact me or just post on the forum. Thanks
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    You might could go a little lower (invoice would be my target and you are right at it), but if you feel comfortable with the deal, and the people you are dealing with, I'd buy the car. Having a comfortable buying experience can be worth a lot more than a few hundred dollars saved elsewhere.
  • Too much but fine.

    3% tax means $750 and per the above posters notes it's only a good deal if your tax was over $900.
  • What dealer in NC are you working with? The deal sounds better than I have been offered around the Charlotte area.
  • gkelmgkelm Posts: 9
    Killer deal, there! That's encouraging. I'm all over the map on what to buy (TL, G35, even and Audi A3), but the V6 Coupe is still in the running. Thanks for posting, great forum!


    #20719 of 21285 Finally YES!!! by synergy3 Jun 07, 2008 (12:03 am) Save | Reply
    Okay so after such a horrible experience at Riverside Metro yesterday (see post #20688 -

    I went to the other dealership (Honda Santa Ana) and am a VERY happy customer. Did not even have to talk pricing at all (even without a written quote), the price agreed upon was honored and I was treated very nicely, given my experience from the day before it is a breath of fresh air to be treated so well and honestly. The internet/fleet guy was experienced very easy going, true relationship selling and personable.

    I got a Nighthawk Black EX-L V6 Coupe AT - $26,100 (vehicle price no TTL), no problems at all, I was still somewhat bitter from the day before was very defensive and on guard to the sales manager when he came out to see if I'd be interested in adding a cosigner on the loan to see if they can beat the bank rate but understood when I firmly said no and I will leave immediately.

    In the end they did beat the bank, barely but they did beat rate so got the loan under same terms, no problem giving the loan to the dealership

    Day and Night from one dealership to another - the number quoted is the number received. No hassle. Also received - Wheel Locks, Splash Guards and 25% no extra charge.
  • kingpcgeekkingpcgeek Posts: 1,026
    I hear you about being all over the place. I have a lease ending on a G35. That is my preference for a replacement but it doesn't seem like Infiniti wants to lease cars right now. If history repeats itself they won't lease well again until next March. Especially with the new G37 sedan coming out.

    An Accord EXL 6 Sedan is in the picture and I was also going to take a look at the 09 Mazda6 but I bet they will lease very poorly. Then the flip side says save some money and get a 4 cylinder Accord or even cheaper a Mazda3.
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  • smithsincsmithsinc Posts: 15
    I spoke to someone at Hubert Vester Honda in Wilson, NC.
  • astro13astro13 Posts: 26
    You can definetly do better. I just purchased a EXL-V6 sedan for $25,375.00 + TTL in Michigan a couple of weeks ago. Plus I received the 2.9% financing they offered in June.
  • Hey everyone, I've been a reader but not a poster on these boards for the past few months, and have found them to be a great help. I just leased a 2008 accord v6 coupe, and i think i got a pretty good deal. I thought i would share the numbers with you:

    Long Island, New York
    2008 Honda Accord EX-L v6 Coupe silver/black NO NAV
    MSRP 28310 + 660 Dest.
    36 mos, 12K, through Honda Finance
    residual 15919
    mf .00186
    $1850 up front (tax, title, fees, NO 1st payment etc)
    also $200 cap cost reduction paid up front
    Sales tax rate is 8.65%

    Again, i think this is a good deal, and i wanted to share. If not, well, oops its too late. The car is absolutely gorgeous. IMO the 18" rims and foglights make all the difference on the 6-cyl vs the 4.

    Thanks again everyone for posting these things that have definitely made me somewhat more knowledgeable about the leasing process.
  • riteshdasriteshdas Posts: 2
    Can someone tell me what would be the OTD with the breakup for 2008 Honda Accord LX Sedan in Arizona - I am from Phoenix and Sales Tax is 8% I guess.

    Does anyone know a good dealer in and around Phoenix if you got a deal recently?
  • pj1369pj1369 Posts: 16

    I live in the DC metroplex and I'm looking at getting an Accord EX-L I4 Auto w/ NAV. After doing some research and noticing the car is selling for 24.8K+TTL in some areas, I was thinking about aiming to getting the Sedan with the above specs for $24.5K (+TTL) or Coupe for $24.7K (+TTL). Is this too agressive or do these sound like good price points?

    The dealerships near here seem to have tons of Accords in stocks (but the civics are flying off the lots).

    Additionally, I'm buying two cars at the same time - hoping it will help in negotiation. The Accord mentioned above and a Civic LX Auto Coupe for hopefully invoice price of $100 to $200 below.

    Any thoughts or feedback is appreciated. Thanks.
  • halecphalecp Posts: 14
    thegraduate, I wanted to run a quote i got on the above by you.

    $22,381.07 (after dest) + $250 (doc fee) + $1527.59 (OH tax 6.75% ) + $5 (title fee)

    $24,163.07 OTD. They also want to charge me a "registration fee" but would provide me with a price over the internet which makes me somewhat skeptical. I've emailed a handful of dealerships, and no other dealers are charging registration fees; standard seems to be doc fee @ $250 and a license fee @ $25.
    Overall is this a good quote?
  • smithsincsmithsinc Posts: 15

    Based on your experience etc., what would be a good deal OTD for a 2008 Honda Accord EX-L w/o Navigation + BlueTooth as an option. I am in the North Carolina so the sales tax here is 3%. Also if you know of a reasonable Honda dealer who is will to be fair to the customer without any gimic, your feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks all and keep the posts coming.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    I'm not sure what a "registration" fee actually is?

    They are giving you the car at invoice EXACTLY ($21,711+670dest), plus the doc fee. You should be able to either ask them to remove the doc fee, or get another $250 off the price, since doc fees are set by the dealer, and unlike destination charges, are negotiable. Many states have a cap on them limiting those to, at most, one or two hundred dollars.

    I'd ask for $22,000 even + doc + TTL, or for them to remove the doc fee. It's not a bad deal WITH the doc fee assuming it is the color and trim level you want.

    PS: I assume this is an automatic transmission? If it isn't, the price should be $800 lower than it already is ($21,581 vs. $22,381).
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Sedan or Coupe? 4-cyl? Automatic or Manual?
  • missmelmissmel Posts: 13
    the graduate,

    I was hoping you could help me out and give me your opinion on what I was offered for an 08 Accord Coupe EX-L (4 cyl, no nav) - $25500 otd. Could I do better? If so what do you suggest? Any help is greatly appreciated.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    It is really impossible to know what kind of deal you are getting without a breakdown (car + tax + any fees the dealer is charging).

    Go here, to Edmunds TMV to find the invoice prices for your select Honda Accord model/transmission choice.

    Invoice + Destination is $24,188 on an EX-L Coupe, Automatic. If taxes are $1300 or more, you are paying under invoice. If they are less, you are paying over invoice, and could probably do better.
  • jerkellyjerkelly Posts: 2
    the graduate- I am not smithsinc, but I am looking at same model. 2008 ex-L sedan no navigation and automatic transmission, 4-cyl
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Take a look at the link I provided in post 21300 - it'll lead you to where you can find the invoice price.
  • pj1369pj1369 Posts: 16
    how much should the same car (ex-l 4-cyl) cost with navigation - any opinions?
  • jerkellyjerkelly Posts: 2
    Thanks. I did see the invoice price. So, I shouldn't pay more than invoice?
  • missmelmissmel Posts: 13

    Thanks for the quick response.. Taxes here are 6.5% or 7% depending on the county. They initially offered me $25710 otd and here was the break down on that:

    $23526 (including dest charge) + $599.95 dealer fees + $8.50 tire & bat fee + $130 tag transfer + $1448 (estimate tax).

    They are now offering me $25500 otd. Hope this helps, let me know what you think.

    Thanks again.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    I would think with a little price shopping, most people should be able to get invoice, possibly a few hundred less. Remember, the 2009s will be on the lot in 2 months, making your car a full model year old.
  • bobbootzbobbootz Posts: 1
    I purchased my Accord V6 from Tarrytown Honda. I shopped around all the local dealers and got the best price and service there.
  • smithsincsmithsinc Posts: 15

    It is a Sedan, 4cyl, Automatic.
  • newguy8newguy8 Posts: 7

  • kingpcgeekkingpcgeek Posts: 1,026
    #1 - Don't write in CAPS. It is rude and lazy.

    #2 - We have no ideal if it a good deal since we don't know how much you paid. OTD can mean about 23,345 different things. Give us the selling price plus all of other costs as separate items.
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