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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • An individual's tax rate should be consistant so buying out of town or state will not matter because tax is based upon residency. Shopping an OTD provides an easy number to work with that we ALL pay.

    Exactly. An individual's tax rate will be the same. However, this forum is researched by people from all across the country. Saying "I paid $25318 OTD" is meaningless to anyone living in another state unless you also clearly break down that number line by line. price of car, taxes, DMV fees, etc.

    Sure, we ALL pay an OTD price. What I want to know is what are you paying for the car. I can figure what my OTD would be from there based on MY state tax and DMV fees. What are Accords selling for in NJ, Socal, Tulsa, etc. but most importantly what are they selling for in SC, NC, GA which are the relevant markets for where I live.

    Your taxes on automobiles in NC are higher than mine in SC. I pay a maximum of $300 state tax plus about $35 for a new license plate & title. If you and I both go to Hendrick Honda in Charlotte and buy identical cars for the same price, your OTD will be considerably higher than mine.

    Out the door (OTD) means how many dollar bills in a paper bag do I have to take to F&I to buy a car.
  • ctozyctozy Posts: 5
    Hi all,

    I'm new to this forum. Thanks in advance for all your inputs.

    In the market for an Accord with Navigation and have the following questions:
    a) The car will be used primarily for daily 5-mile commute to and from work, plus occassional weekend visits from Stamford, CT, to NYC or Boston. What's your take on purchasing a 190hp I4 vs. 271hp V6? Which will be eaiser to maintain if I keep the car for 5 years or more?
    b) Playing the new car buying game is not my strongest strength but overpaying for anything is one of my biggest dislikes. What do you think is a good deal for the 190hp I4? and 271hp V6? If possible, please also comment on the 2008 models.
    c) Understand there aren't much changes from 2008 to 2009. Do you know any dealer that may give a good price on 2008?

    Thank you.
  • I4 is best bet. love mine.

    Piad $1500 below invoice back in May. Bet you can do better now that the world is ending.

    Gerry
  • Agreed to Price + TTL over telephone, then when it came to signing the documents, they added prices for tint, clear coat, etc...($3000)...Classic bait $ switch....they called it "MISCOMMUNICATION." What a Joke!!!
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Considering your car's primary function (around town commuting), I'd go with the 4-cyl. It'll meet your driving needs, I'd bet. It also costs less, and will probably have better resale value (as a percentage of new) than the V6, in this age of $3+ gas.
  • jb_turnerjb_turner Posts: 702
    It will be nice to list the price before tax for other people however if you are shopping for yourself all you will do is confuse yourself by not adding tax.
  • At invoice or a little below, the dealer still makes money! The dealer gets hold back $$'s on every vehicle, plus any volume discounts from Honda ect. The way to work is to give a firm price and use that price with all dealers in the area. Its not rocket science. In this economic climate, lots of dealers need to get the cars off the lot.
  • Hi,
    I am looking for a Honda Accord 2009 EX 4CYL, No NAV, Gray. The current MSRP is $24,255 and the current Invoice is $21,993. After visiting the 3rd Dealership (Castle Honda) in Illinoi-and getting the lowest offer compared from the first 2-I gave $350 of deposit and signed a ILLINOI STANDARD BUYERS ORDER form, and they will have the car ready for me on Monday at which time I have to come in and sign the papers (finance and all other papers) and drive out of the parking lot. Can you tell me if I am getting a good deal?

    car price- $21,500
    dest- $670
    doc fee $150
    county tax $15
    8% tax $ 1,786
    license/title $ 150

    TOTAL OTD $24,271
  • Im looking to buy a 2008 Accord LX or EX. My question is... Im going to pay cash but is it better while dealing to let them know Im paying cash or wait until a price is settled upon? Can you get a better or worse deal paying cash?
  • gooddeal2gooddeal2 Posts: 749
    Can you get a better or worse deal paying cash?

    I don't think it will make any diff. Cash is king right now. Some dealers might want you to finance in the past so that they can get some commissions from the lenders.
  • ctozyctozy Posts: 5
    Thanks Gerry. I'm leaning towards the I4 as well. Dealers in CT are holding their ground and offering $26,258 to $26,956 before any fees. What would you suggest as counter prices?
  • ctozyctozy Posts: 5
    That's a good point. I'm also leaning toward the I4. Hopefully, a deal can be reached in the next week or two. Will let you guys know what the outcome is.
  • In fact, I got the 08 Accord LXP AT $21000 (OTD), Bay Area, CA. And my friend got her EX-L with Nav only 24500(OTD) a few month ago. So, in current big recession, the price should below $1500 from invoice price. I would like to wait for one or two months. I think all the dealers have to slash their price much more. Maybe anther $1000 or more. We notice almost no people visit the dealer office recently. So everybody should be patient.
    Accord dealer also would like to give me 0.9% . Honda have to follow Toyota soon 0%.
    Now, Cash is King!
  • rvs2000rvs2000 Posts: 40
    hi
    where did you get the deal? can you tell the dealer name? thanks
  • There is no such thing as a volume discount.

    Remember, in todays climate the only profit a dealer seems to make is the holdback.
  • Hi,
    I am looking for a Honda Accord 2009 EX 4CYL, No NAV, Gray. The current MSRP is $24,255 and the current Invoice is $21,993. After visiting the 3rd Dealership (Castle Honda) in Illinoi-and getting the lowest offer compared from the first 2-I gave $350 of deposit and signed a ILLINOI STANDARD BUYERS ORDER form, and they will have the car ready for me on Monday at which time I have to come in and sign the papers (finance and all other papers) and drive out of the parking lot. Can you tell me if I am getting a good deal?

    car price- $21,500
    dest- $670
    doc fee $150
    county tax $15
    8% tax $ 1,786
    license/title $ 150

    TOTAL OTD $24,271
  • honda09honda09 Posts: 15
    how does this sound guys?
    For a honda accord 2009 ex-l with navi 4 cyl sedan 25,350 just for the car then you have the other fees... how does that sound or should i bargain some more. lol.. thanks!
  • ljctxljctx Posts: 14
    Does that include destination fee of $670.00? I was quoted $26,109 including dest fee. That's about $500 BELOW invoice. :)
  • honda09honda09 Posts: 15
    No it doesnt include destination fee.. it would be 26020 with destination.. did you buy? are we talking about the same car style/model?
  • ljctxljctx Posts: 14
    I will be buying within the next 48 hrs. Trying to get little better pricing today.
    2009 Honda Accord 4 cyl with Nav.
  • car prices should always be quoted with destination. its not like its something you don't have to pay. I would be leery of any dealer that is quoting you without the destination charge.
  • honda09honda09 Posts: 15
    where r u buying? what state are you in?
  • A local dealership in WNY has an advertised price on several '09 Accord EX-L V6 with Navigation of $28,939. They have a new price tag hanging on the rearview mirror. An advertised drop on the MSRP. Has anyone else seen this?
  • tgtytgty Posts: 3
    Just bought:
    Car included ( Destination + Mud Guards + Wheel Locks + VPS Protection Package )
    = $23,995
    + Tax ( 6.25% )
    + TL & ( Documents ) = $250
  • jb_turnerjb_turner Posts: 702
    "car prices should always be quoted with destination. its not like its something you don't have to pay. I would be leery of any dealer that is quoting you without the destination charge."

    Car prices should be quoted OTD.
  • benziebenzie Posts: 4
    What do you think about the manufacture's extended warranty? Is it worth buying it?
  • mikefm58mikefm58 Posts: 2,882
    Car prices should be quoted OTD.

    Car prices should be quoted here without including state and local fees for tax, tage, and titling fees. Those are too local to compare prices on a national level.
  • mikefm58mikefm58 Posts: 2,882
    In my opinion no, but that's just me, others do find value in the peace of mind it brings. How would a major uncovered repair affect you? If it hurts you financially or emotionally, then go for the warranty as long as you can afford that.
  • totally agree. My second biggest pet peeve on these forums is people that only post OTD numbers. OTD is a worthless number here.
  • Was quoted $23,181 (including destination) on silver 2008 EX-L, but when I asked for $22,000 with deck lid spoiler over e-mail, she effectively ended negotiations. Was I being too pushy? This is considering I was quoted $23,545 (including destination) on a 2009 EX-L in any color I wanted from another dealership.

    Am thinking about moving on to the 2009 EX-L over the 08 at this point -- would like $23,000 with deck lid spoiler installed. Do you think this is reasonable?
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