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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • socalhondasocalhonda Posts: 24
    ashton n:

    For southern California honda dealers try Hardin Honda in Anaheim and Honda of Hollywood. They both have good reputations and are low haggle dealers...use the internet dept's. I got my EX-L 4cyl Sedan at Hollywood Honda.
  • john91cjohn91c Posts: 10
    The rumor I heard from a couple of dealers is that the '09's are coming out sooner this year. Time line is mid-august. There's also going to be a diesel for the '09. Otherwise they didn't know of any changes made to the '09's.
  • tatseatatsea Posts: 9
    Riverside Honda - bought an EXL V6 from them about a month. Very happy with price and service. I highly recommend them.
  • cuvangcuvang Posts: 31
    Hey, go to Hardin Honda in Anaheim. They have a few there w/o NAV. I test drove 2, Mystic Green and Diamond white. Ask for Marrttinn nice guy(not suppose to use name) tell Dean refer you. I just got my mystic Green EXL 4cyn for $23,000 +ttl.
  • cuvangcuvang Posts: 31
    I got mine today at Hardin honda Anaheim for $23,000 + ttl. Thanks for your quote, that really close the deal. Finance was abit long waiting to get in, once in, I was in there less than 10minutes. Great Car and a great deal.
  • socalhondasocalhonda Posts: 24
    Congratulations! I got the same car. It's been a great car so far. I really like the Mystic green color and the black leather doesn't get too hot, although I did get the windows tinted.
  • kingpcgeekkingpcgeek Posts: 985
    After an hour in the sun black leather is not going to be any hotter then tan, grey, pink, purple etc. It heats up quicker, but after an hour all colors are the same temp.
  • john91cjohn91c Posts: 10
    That is true but that's why they make tint. Huper Optiks all the way, the best heat rejection out there!
  • mejasonmejason Posts: 2
    I drove off the lot of Miller Honda in Van Nuys, CA last night in a black on black 2008 Accord EX-L 4cyl w/Navi, wheel locks, cargo tray and mud flaps with only 8 miles on it for $27,850 OTD.

    I did all negotiations via e-mail so i just walked in, signed the papers, paid for the car and then bailed.

    Hope that helps you determine how much you should be paying.
  • kingpcgeekkingpcgeek Posts: 985
    Congrats on the new car.

    It actually helps people more when you tell them the selling price of the car. OTD is not a useful number since it has variables particular to your location like taxes and plates.
  • mejasonmejason Posts: 2
    Good point, $25,805 was the price with delivery charges but pre-tax and plates.
  • mcbuyermcbuyer Posts: 21
    I'm looking through today's ads and I see this.

    '08 Accord LX-P 4DR Auto Trans. MSRP $22,795 (Looks like car + $635 dest.)
    But they have three different LX-P cars and respective sale prices listed below:

    The invoice ($20,085) + destination ($635) = $20,720

    According to this they potentially are losing money. I understand they have a 2% hold back, but why advertise so low. Also, I see the same thing for their Civics which are supposedly flying off the lots and therefore don't/shouldn't require selling at invoice or below.

    Just makes me question if Honda is giving the dealer any incentives.
  • cuvangcuvang Posts: 31
    AWESOME CAR! Just got it tinted (medium) today, man, it looks NICE! I had an Infinity G35 in 2004, Acura RL 2006, I am glad to trade down cuz of Ga$ prices. No regrets at all. The thing I missed was the Bose stereo, keyless starter and Homelink system. Other than that this car is solid. Hope I don't get the rattles like most folks on this forum. BTW just order the deck lid spoiler on Ebay. Mystic Green!
  • kingpcgeekkingpcgeek Posts: 985
    I am thinking about trading down next month when my G35 lease is up to a EX-L V6 Sedan or Coupe. The two things I am going to miss the most are the keyless start and the growl of the exhaust when you start the G. Having to take a key out of my pocket to open or start a car is going to be a real bummer. I'm worried about locking my keys in my car since a G won't let you.
  • kingpcgeekkingpcgeek Posts: 985
    I took a walk through a Honda dealership this morning to see the 08 Accords up close and personal for the first time. Coming from an Infiniti I was flabbergasted to see the dealer add on sticker which had $1900 dollars in items:
    Auto Butler
    Splash guards
    Wheel locks
    Trunk tray
    and one or two other items I can't remember

    Question to you all. There is no way I am paying for an alarm and Auto Butler, but how successful has everyone been at negotiating the other items' price down or having them pulled from the car.?
  • I have been offered the following by a dealer. Does this sound fair to you all?

    Accord EX-L V6 Auto - No Nav - Add Auto Dimming Mirror
    $25612 - base price
    $ 350 - transfer charge (color of my choice no where nearby)
    $ 400 - dealer fee
    $ 385 - add auto dimming mirror
    $ 1655 - tax
    $ 110 - title / tag transfer
    $28511 - out the door

    Accord EX-L V6 Auto - with Nav - Add Auto Dimming Mirror
    $30647 - out the door

    I know the dealer fee, the transfer charge and part of the auto dimming mirror are mostly profit for the dealer, but overall, is this a fair offer from the dealer?

  • $1900 sure sounds like there's a lot of profit in that. One of the other items may have been pinstriping. It's cheap to do and most dealers try to charge a lot for it.

    Prices below are for the parts only from College Hills Honda (a dealer well known for selling parts at a discount on the Internet).

    Alarm - 3rd party? I wouldn't even want it in a new Honda! - $???
    Auto Butler - maybe this is the Remote Start accessory??? $372.00
    Splash guards - $72.00
    Wheel locks - $35.00
    Trunk tray - $97.20
    and one or two other items I can't remember - $???

    I came up with $876.20 (assuming the Auto Butler is actually the remote start system). Not sure where the other $1000 comes from. Cheap 3rd party alarms are $150. Expensive ones with remote start included are under $600...

    Sounds like a rip-off. That sticker even being on the window would probably push me to another dealer right there... If they're the only dealers around just tell them you don't want any of that stuff and see what they say...
  • kddallaskddallas Posts: 1
    im looking for one too. where did you get your quote from? im also in the dfw area. thanks
  • carshoppncarshoppn Posts: 1
    I just got the following quotes:

    2008 Honda Accord LX Sedan AT : $19,500 + TTL

    2008 Honda Accord EX Sedan AT : $21,900 + TTL

    destination fees are included

    Are there good numbers?

  • kingpcgeekkingpcgeek Posts: 985
    Auto Butler is paint/upholstery protection, I think it was $500. The alarm was $700!.

    There was no pinstriping believe it or not.

    Plenty of Honda dealers around, I am in Phoenix.
  • Auto Butler - there's the dealer's big profit item! I once paid a detailer $200 to recondition leather, shampoo carpets and do a machine wax job on an old SUV that really needed some elbow grease. $500 is an absolute ripoff for what amounts to some ScotchGuard and a wax job.

    $700 for the alarm? If you're lucky and getting a high-end alarm system with remote start, window up/down, etc, then it's only overpriced by a couple hundred. If they installed a cheapie, then this could be a $500 profit item for them. I personally wouldn't want a 3rd party alarm mixed in with a brand new Accord. I might consider the Honda branded remote start system if I lived in a frigid climate (but you don't). That's $372 with one remote. Add $109 for an second remote. That doesn't include labor to program it (and your dealer has to program it apparently), but that shouldn't be more than a 30 minute deal.

    I wouldn't let them do any of those things if you don't want them...
  • mcbuyermcbuyer Posts: 21
    These sound like excellent #s, especially if destination is included.

    Good Luck.
  • cuvangcuvang Posts: 31
    The EXL V6 no Nav I was quoted in SoCal was $25,500(des. included) plus TTL and I thinks there is a little room for negotiation. I bought my EXL 4 cyn $23,000 plus ttl OTD $25,098 in CA. Don't pay for things that you don't need or use. Find another dealer. Trust me, they all need our business right now. Dealers are making $, just not alot like before that's all. good luck.
  • epvfsepvfs Posts: 2
    gmanandge, you have got a great price. Could you please tell me the name of your sales person at Curry Honda in Chicopee MA. The price quote i got from them is $21,990.71 (Price includes Destination Charge). Thank you in advance.
  • epvfsepvfs Posts: 2
    gmanandge, I mentioned your quote. But they need me to provide your name to match it. I would apprecite it very much if you can send your name to Thank you.
  • cuvangcuvang Posts: 31
    Which dealer did you go to? There are plenty of Accords out there and you should not buy for the extra stuffs if you dont want to. Deal with the internet dept first on the exact car, then be friendly but firm on what you dont want or want on a car and price. Most salesman respect that knowing that you are serious about buying their car. Most importantly, take your time.
  • A few Florida specific questions here... (It's after the fact, but I have time to make corrections)...

    We bought the Accord EX-L V6 Auto (no nav) with Auto Dimming Mirror added (my request) and agreed on a "cash price" of $28,500 out the door. Asked for no other dealer add-ons and that was agreed by both parties up front.

    When we arrived, the one we picked out already had a couple of extras on it - mud flaps, trunk tray, and locking lugs. Dealer agreed to sell us that car at the same price... He wanted a sale and we were ready to buy if we didn't pay any extra for these little add-ons. No problem. Everyone is happy.

    We are happy with our purchase decision and the way we were treated by the dealership (Venice Honda, Venice Florida). The out the door "cash" price did land at $28,500 right on the nose just like we agreed, but I have three questions...

    We were prepared to pay cash, but at the last minute we sprung financing on them since Honda was offering 3.9% for 60 months. They added $101.85 for Florida Doc Stamps on the lien. We had agreed on a cash price, so I can see their point that they didn't want to eat that extra $101.85, but I just wanted to make sure that doc stamps had to be paid to the state on a title lien. I thought doc stamps were restricted to real estate for the most part. Had we borrowed from, say, a credit union, would they have charged us the doc stamps or would they have likely paid them?

    Also, since we decided to put absolutely nothing down (didn't hand them a penny), we opted for a GAP insurance policy which they charged $399.00 for. Can I get 3rd party GAP cheaper? I have a 30 day window to cancel the GAP I bought from the dealer and wonder if I should shop that around.

    Finally, the dealer strongly encouraged us to consider an extended warranty which we declined for now. The HondaCare 7yr/120k/$0deduct warranty was quoted at $1880. Very expensive, I think. When I shopped around in advance, I found the warranty available much cheaper if you live anywhere in the country except Florida. The Dealer says that in Florida, the Florida Insurance Commission has tight controls on the warranties and all the dealers have to sell them at the same agreed price or they're violating some Florida law and the agreed price for that warranty offering was $1880 -- and he couldn't budge from that number. If that's the case, the Florida Insurance Commission can kiss my... well... That's a rediculous law. Is there any validity to this claim? The same warranty elsewhere in the country can be found for about $1000, but the $1880 number seems to be the going rate in Florida.

    I'm not sure if a Honda product even needs an extended warranty as reliable as they typically are, but they ARE advanced pieces of machinery these days -- a test light just won't do it anymore. If I were buying a Dodge, I wouldn't have left the lot without a warranty, but this is a HONDA... What do you all think? Can I get this warranty cheaper? Should I buy an extended warranty? Would you buy HondaCare or would you go 3rd party?

    OK, so this was more than three questions... Let me know your thoughts!

    Thanks everyone!
  • 2008 Honda Accord LX with automatic transmission

    I live in Dallas, TX and I recently went to a dealer in the area and we negotiated down to a price close to mine but they did not budge and I decided to leave. I indicated that I would be paying in cash.

    They started at $22,000 plus ttl and I started at $18,000 drive out (got the number from another person on this forum). At the end of the talks, they came down to $20,400 drive out and I had gotten to $19,500 including a tint (they charge additional for a tint).

    So should I continue to haggle or call them back and purchase at their price?

    I appreciate the assistance
  • john91cjohn91c Posts: 10

    $20,400 seems a little high in my calculations. If you are not getting the price you're wanting then call up another dealer and tell them Dealer X is offering me $20,400, can you sell it to me for $20,000. Then if they say yes then call up Dealer X and say Dealer Y just gave me an offer of $20k...then tell Dealer X to sell it to you for $19,500 and you will stop dealing with Dealer Y. You have to play the #'s game...but I would call and not go in since the sales managers know once they get you in they like to waste time to beat you down. The dealers also use cheap tint and I personally do not think it's worth it. The tint may be dark but does it protect well against UVA/UVB, what is the solar rejection...things you need to look for in tint especially in hot dallas. Just my 2 cents worth.

    Is it the 4 dr LX or LX-P? Invoice on 4dr LX is $19,181 (automatic) and LX-P is $20,085 (automatic). Use these prices as a guide for negotiation. If you are getting the LX auto and he's quoting you $20,400 then that is high. Does this include the dealer handling fee of $630-670? Remember they are getting their hold back of 2%-3% plus what ever they sell if for over invoice. So tell them they make their profit from holdback and to sell you at invoice.
  • gmanandgegmanandge Posts: 19
    I sent you an e-mail w/ the salesman's name @ Curry Honda. Good luck! Let me know how you make out.
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