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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • After buying a car from one dealership, can we have services from other dealers?

    Definitely (dealers wouldn't turn you away; they make too much money off of you getting your car maintained there). Although, I'm sure you wouldn't qualify for free oil changes at dealer B if you bought your car from dealer A.
  • thanks, thegraduate. I just wanted to be sure that I wouldn't be charged more than the customers who bought the car from them.

    Do you how much the oil change cost though? If it's about $50 a time anywhere, I think I'll pass this offer.
  • csr67csr67 Posts: 58
    At my local Honda Dealer, they always have their "Honda Express Oil Change" on special for $32.95. Done in 30 minutes, very easy.
  • What should I offer on a 2008 honda accord EX-L sedan 4 cyl. with 19,010 miles on it? I live in Grand Rapids, Mi. Please help. Thank-you.
  • Shouldn't be more than $30 for a simple oil and filter change ($24 is good), although here in Birmingham it's hard to get that without an inspection/fluid-top-off for $37 or so.
  • rik4rik4 Posts: 90
    there is a formula to figure out a current used car. take 20% of msrp and subtradt it then subtract .15 for each mile on the car then take another 900.00 for high miles . 12K miles per year is normal over is high miles.
  • there is a formula to figure out a current used car. take 20% of msrp and subtradt it then subtract .15 for each mile on the car then take another 900.00 for high miles . 12K miles per year is normal over is high miles.

    I don't know where you get your formula but I don't think it's going to work.

    '08 EX-L MSRP = 25,730 - 5146 (20%) - 2850 (Miles) - 900 = 16,834

    You might be able to get a '06 EX-L for 16K.
  • Hi guys, I got an offer at $23666 OTD for EX 4 cl, 5 auto. Is this a good deal or I still have space to negociate?! Please advise. Many thanks! :confuse:
  • O.k i went to Honda and they are offering me this:Car is a 4 dr sedan w/ navi. Auto, not v6. Black with black leather. Thanks all who respond
    26,500 for car
    4,000 trade on my semi ,o.k 02 altima 78,200 miles with a dent on side
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    22,500
    1,828 sales tax at 8.125%
    45 dealers optional fee for processing
    74.50 registration fee
    10 inspection fee
    12.50 nys waste tire
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    $24,470.13
    4,000 cash down
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    20,470.13
    I am finacing through my bank at 6.5% for 60 months. Is this their final offer on the car? I signed vechile cash agreement form but did not leave a deposit or anything. Middletown ny,
  • I got confused. First I thought OTD price included everything. But when the sales rep. told me that as I did not have my car or a current plate that I could transfer to my new car, I had to pay for the new plate fees.

    How much should that be for the 09 LX-P a/t? Am I being fooled? What would that affect my OTD price?

    Thanks,
  • You were not clear in your post, but I am guessing the car is a 2008 Accord Sedan EX-L 4-cylinder automatic with navigation. Based on Edmund's invoice prices, the invoice price for that car is $26086. So their quote is about $400 over invoice. Honestly, I do not think that is a good deal for a 2008. You should be under invoice. I got my 2009 Accord Sedan EX-L 4-cylinder manual with navigation for ~$800 under invoice. You didn't give any specifics about your trade-in, but taking the entry level 2002 Altima (2.5), the "fair" trade-in from KBB is $4500. So $4000 may be low as well.
  • Has anyone had any experience with Auto Brokers in the Jacksonville, Florida area? I hate the whole car buying process so I was thinking about using a buying service this time to shop for a new Accord. Hoping to save some money and headaches! Anyone have any experience with this company? Owner 1st

    Thanks!
  • Before going the car buying service route I'd go to the car buying tips web site which offers a wealth of information that might help you.
  • kendirr,

    You were able to get a 2009 at $800 under invoice? For a 2009? Was there a trade involved? That sounds too good to be true. Did you mean to say 2008?
  • The NADA price of $20,456 is without the $670 delivery fee. Typically you add that in as it is a given, which gives you $21,126. That is the same as KBB (which included the delivery fee). Edmunds for some reason does not list the invoice prices on the 2009s yet. The TMV is their guess as to what you might pay at a dealer (usually it is somewhere between the invoice and MSRP). So they are guessing $23,054. You should be shooting for something close to invoice ($21,126). E-mail all the regional Honda dealers in your area and start leveraging their prices against each other.
  • No, I bought a 2009. The price on the car was set prior to bringing my trade-in into the picture. In fact, the price was set via e-mail before I told them about my trade. If I wanted to I could have bought the car at that price ($24,949 for a 2009 Honda Accord Sedan EX-L 4-cylinder Manual with Navigation, wheel locks, and pin stripe) without the trade-in. KBB put my 2001 VW Passat at $5500 for "good" and $4700 for "fair" condition. I got $4800 for my trade which was probably $200-$300 low. But I was happy enough given the deal on the Accord.
  • Thanks for the info. Sounds like you got a great deal. I'm considering buying a 2009 as well. Did you contact more than one dealer? Were they all going below invoice already for a 2009? I thought I would have to wait a couple of months to get at invoice or below invoice pricing on a 2009 maybe that isn't the case.
  • I contacted all the regional dealers in my area (Philly) via e-mail. Not all responded. I did get quotes from quite a few. The Accord variant I was looking for is not very popular. So no one in my area had one, nor thought they would be getting one. Even so I got quotes from $800 over invoice to $500 under MSRP (!). When I pursued the "$800 over invoice" dealer, the dealer came back and said they searched up and down the east coast and could not find what I wanted. I ended up doing my own search (VEHIX.com) and found 2, one in VA and one in MD. I e-mailed the MD dealer and their quote was $800 under invoice. So I drove the 2 hours down and bought it.

    I would still shoot for invoice but you may end up $500-$700 over. After you get quotes via e-mail, don't hesitate to reply saying their price is too high. They'll keep coming back. Especially as the month nears the end.
  • I am looking into buying a 2009 Honda Accord EX and was offered $24,837 OTD by a local dealership in the bay area. Is this a good deal ... if there are better deals can you let me know where?

    Thanks
  • I got my mom's LXP for $20075. I could only get the guy to throw in the wheel locks, which come through on any lxp for dealer security purposes anyway.

    They got me on the conveyance fee of $300.

    BUT,, these cars eat gas in the city.
    The headlights do fluctuate with the AC on. The black interiors suck when it comes to keeping them clean, and heat retention due to sunlight.

    Older drivers with neck injuries should consider a different vehicle.

    The stereo system kinda sucks.. I think my 2000 Dodge Minivan has a better sound system than this car. Even for its age it produces better sound.

    THe power seat isn't so smooth, nor is the drivers side rear view mirror. I expected better quality...

    there is about 2k miles on this car. It is fun to drive. I got pulled over by a local cop for zipping past some [non-permissible content removed] in an suv... First time in a long time for me...

    Car needs a wax job.. If my neck wasn't so aggravated from driving it, I would wax it tomorrow.

    DON'T GIVE HONDA YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. THOSE BUMS WILL NOT LEAVE YOU ALONE!!!

    GOOD LUCK!!
  • "I got my mom's LXP for $20075. I could only get the guy to throw in the wheel locks, which come through on any lxp for dealer security purposes anyway."

    If OTD this is a good price... if not you should have shopped around.


    "They got me on the conveyance fee of $300."

    That is your fault.. what matters is the OTD price you paid.


    "BUT,, these cars eat gas in the city."

    Cars tend to do that.


    "The headlights do fluctuate with the AC on."

    Take if back and get it repaired.

    "The black interiors suck when it comes to keeping them clean"

    This is true.. however white is worse.

    "and heat retention due to sunlight."

    This is false.


    "Older drivers with neck injuries should consider a different vehicle."

    Why?

    "The stereo system kinda sucks.. I think my 2000 Dodge Minivan has a better sound system than this car. Even for its age it produces better sound."

    You are purchasing a car not a sound studio. The 270 watt audio sounds much better.


    "THe power seat isn't so smooth, nor is the drivers side rear view mirror. I expected better quality..."

    Why would you expect better quality? you have purchased a sub 100k mass produced vehicle.


    "there is about 2k miles on this car. It is fun to drive. I got pulled over by a local cop for zipping past some [non-permissible content removed] in an suv... First time in a long time for me..."

    Bad for insurance.


    "Car needs a wax job.. If my neck wasn't so aggravated from driving it, I would wax it tomorrow."

    Sell it.
  • dj9dj9 Posts: 5
    I bought my Honda Accord yesterday, price before tax and license was $20,100. OTD was $22,060. I felt pretty good about the price from the research I've done and the quotes I received. Although today I got an email from another dealership saying they will knock off $300 from the lowest quote one has received. Doh!
  • Hi,

    I just bought my new Accord EX-L V6 with navigation today. The price I paid was 26900 plus only tax, tags, and title.

    Hope this helps.
  • Is your 26900 including the destination fee?

    Did you do all the negotiating over email and if you did how did you manage to meet that price?

    Which state was this in? I am in the market for this trim model, hoping to save a little more if they still have some 08s in stock. Thanks!
  • Just got the 2008 Accord EXL V6 with splash-guards for all four tires, wheel locks, and trunk tray (FMV at $200, maybe) for $27,250 OTD in Los Angeles, CA. Think it is a good deal or I got robbed?
  • Did it come with navigation as well?

    Overall, seems like a great deal to me....Im assuming your price w/o TTL was around 25200?
  • No Navi, $1,500 more if I do get it. At least that what the guy said. Before TTL is $24946 to be exact.
  • Great stuff!

    Did you look around and negotiate by email as well? I am trying to get a feel of what type of strategy I need to impose (obviously to get the best price!).

    How low did you try to start the negotiating?
  • Strategy or not, I don't know. At first, the best offer I got for the 2008 Accord EXL - 4 Cycl with no Navi was $25,000 OTD. That was what I want to buy at first. At the dealer, tested the car and decided to buy the V6 instead. So the sales person quoted me $27,765. I asked for $27,000, refused and go for $27,250 and they still refused. They wanted $27,500 with no added option. I called a sales person (Family friend, doesn't mean he gave me the best offer) from another dealer and told them that a dealer offered me at $27,250 (I lied obviously). He said they can match it and along with a few options. So I didn't really shop around for the one I got. I also wasn't able to get the 1.9% APR finance because I only have student loans even with a 805 credit score out of 900. Can you believe it!!!!!!
  • "They wanted $27,500 with no added option. I called a sales person (Family friend, doesn't mean he gave me the best offer) from another dealer and told them that a dealer offered me at $27,250 (I lied obviously)."

    And it's dealers who have a bad reputation. Way to make your point.
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