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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • veerenveeren Posts: 64
    They will make some money somewhere, point is get the total value to be less than something you have already made your mind on.

    I did not have the doc fee 154 exclusively.
    But i think i paid around 40 for something else, may be temporary tags.
  • veerenveeren Posts: 64
    I dont have the details yet, will post when i'm done with it.

    Should not be a big hassle, i was supposed to show the texas Tax guys that i paid taxes in MD and they would use the tax credits for getting that thing done.
  • veerenveeren Posts: 64
    Congrats...!! enjoy...

    After the 1400 mile ride in 24 hrs... i'm the talk of the office... somepeople are thinking what the heck... some are saying was money that important.....

    My perspective is that... business should make money... but they should cheat customers. Apart from the money saved, i liked the deal because it was hassle free, i cannot say the same for the dallas dealers.

    At one of the Mazda dealers, me and my friend had made our minds to get a Mazda 6 because the car was cheaply prized. @ 16,250 new.

    I said to the dealer make it 16,500 OTD, they went ahead and created paper work with 16,500 + TTL+ Doc fess+ Finance Fees + some other fees = 17,700 OTD

    I said... we said 16,500 OTD, he said i'm taking that in consideration, then i said why would i ask the selling price be 16,500 instead of 16,250?

    Then the deal got cancelled, you know why....
  • They were going to make me take a taxi. They were willing to meet the price but I dont think they are as set on selling the cars. Did you do a carfax on your car before buying it? I noticed on the black one I was going to buy it had 2 records but I did not know what they were. All the other ones I have seen have 1.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,946
    I don't understand....

    "business should make money...but they should cheat customers"

    ????

    Everytime I think I miss the business, all I have to do is visit a "Prices Paid" forum and I just smile.

    Nothing like an early retirement!
  • You must miss it because you keep up with this thread.

    You were posting when I bought my Pilot in 2007-- 4500 under msrp and you guessed it-- Week after Christmas. Sorry couldn't resist...

    I don't know that most dealers are out to Cheat anyone. It's just good busines to try and get a fair price for what your selling.

    Buyer always has option of walking. If someone is consistently overpriced compared to other dealers probably won't be around long
  • veerenveeren Posts: 64
    I asked him/Sales-guy before hand for the airport pick up.

    Secondly my car has 1 record on Carfax

    Good luck.
  • veerenveeren Posts: 64
    Thanks OK... i meant
    "business should make money...but they should NOT cheat customers"

    My comment was about having a price and sticking to it, not keep changing it just because you the customer made the trip to the showroom, then slip something while doing final paper work etc, thats what i'm not comfortable.

    Had some dealer posted a X price and stuck to it even while the X price is a wee bit higher than the posted prices else where, the experience would be better than what i personally had.

    Anyways Thanks for your messages earlier and i just wanted to clear that comment with my fellow forum members.
  • asca2asca2 Posts: 7
    Hi, just purchased 2012 Honda Accord SE, and made them throw in Bluetooth. I paid $23500 out the door, taxes and fees included. Was it a good deal or could I have gotten better?

    Thanks in advance.
  • asca2asca2 Posts: 7
    I am located in California by the way
  • Hi, Thanks to Veeren, I was able to buy a 2012 Accord SE (4.4 miles on it) for $19876 + 3% NC tax + $40. However, I just paid $20000 to Anderson Honda as they said that they will mail me all documents required by NC DMV and I can pay the tax myself. Drove from Baltimore to Charlotte just now. I also got the splash guard and Wheel Locks at no extra cost. Also the floor mats were provided at no extra charge. The dealer was not at all pushy and like veeren mentioned, it was a wal-mart kind of experience with absolute no pressure on buying the car.
    The dealers in Charlotte, NC were quoting me $23500 for the same car and were charging me for splash guards, wheel locks and floor mats. Such a rip-off.
  • I am also getting quotes from different dealers in CA. $23, 500 OTD is lowest quote I got so far. Who is the dealer and contact person you purchased it from? How is your experience with the dealership?
    Thanks for sharing the information.
    yt576c at gmail
  • alookmanalookman Posts: 141
    You owe Vereen "Charlotte's Fall Color Viewing Trip" of beuatiful NC in your new car. I know because my sis lives in Raleigh!

    Texas has no great scenic roads drives except maybe East Texas and the Hill Country!

    Enjoy your car!
  • Hi,

    So if you paid $20,000 including sales tax, at 3% which is 596.28, deducting that from $20,000 = 19403.72 for the OTD price, which is even lower than the $19876 price Vereen got.

    Is that correct?

    Thank you for your help.

    Bob
  • asca2asca2 Posts: 7
    It was in Woodland Hills (I think they delete my comment if I give the exact name, but I think you can figure it out :-) ) I liked them, especially since they threw in the bluetooth.
  • arsh1arsh1 Posts: 1
    Price is surprisingly low ? I walked out of a couple of NJ dealerships, no one would offer less than 23500K OTD. Can there be so much difference in prices, 3K?
  • tex18tex18 Posts: 82
    I see some awesome prices on SEs but what about EXs and EX Ls 4 cyl?
  • Hi Bob, the $19876 price is excluding sales tax. The OTD price I will be paying after registration is complete is close to $20600. Anderson Honda sold me the car for $19876 + $40( 60 day dealers tag). I will be paying 3% tax when I register my car in NC DMV.
  • veerenveeren Posts: 64
    Congrats Vikas,
    You got a much better deal than me, I had no wheel locks and splash/mud guards. I guess the floor mats are standard in all Honda vehicles.

    According to eBay/Amazon/Honda Parts websites Following is the best cost:

    Wheel Locks -- Around 45 to 50 USD
    Splash Guards -- around 60 USD + installation.

    So over you better my deal by around 120 bucks.

    I guess you wanted a color.. which they had only one of them which already had few of these items installed, so they sometimes just give you the vehicles without removing the accessories.

    Anyways i had planned to add few accessories after i got the car, so i got the prices from the market, because the dealership would charge around 300-350 bucks for having the splash guards installed, wheel locks would be around 100 odd installed.
  • veerenveeren Posts: 64
    Vikas does not owe me anything there was another guy who posted the deal, and i just took his name and got the same deal, and i started making noise after i got the car, so Vikas saw my messages and made decision to buy the car.

    Vikas is from NC.. and he drove to MD to get the car.... he is not a TX resident.

    But i've enjoyed the drive and posted some videos after the snow,

    Video Link 1
    Video Link 2
    (you can find more after you visit these above).

    Many people who i know personally are going to do the trip to MD to get the car after i got... and they are not here on the forum.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 31,186
    I flew to Maryland to get a car, just a couple months ago... :)

    Granted it was an almost sold-out model at a killer deal... but, there you go.. 530 mile drive home...

    Not sure I'd do that to get a mass-market car like an Accord sedan.. I'd have to really wear out every dealer within 200 miles, first...

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  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,946
    I agree on the Accord thing.

    Still, it never failed to amaze me what people would put themselves through to save what often amounted to very little money.

    It wasn't the money. It was the fear that just maybe, someone else paid less for the same car.

    A mentality that I will never understand but, that's me.
  • kneehowmakneehowma Posts: 17
    edited November 2011
    If you are in the Houston area, here is a deal for you:
    Pre-owned at Mercedes Benz of Sugar Land, but only 1500miles. Car fax shown vehicle purchase in July, but sold to MB in October. No accident reported. You can view the pictures either on eBay or dealer website.
    2011 Honda Accord EX gray metalic exterior color
    MANUAL transmission
    Option: decklit spoiler, mud guard, windows/sunroof visor
    I worked out an OTD of $20750 (including tax 6.25%), however, I wasn't able to close the deal because wife can't really drive the manual stick. Hopefully someone can take advantage of this. Cheers.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,946
    " I worked out an OTD of 20,750"

    I guess I'm curious as to why you would take the time and trouble of doing that on a car you knew your wife couldn't drive?

    It's not unusual for this to happen. People buy cars, usually sticks and quickly learn that their spouse won't drive the car or don't care to learn how.

    Cars like this can get quickly traded in and then become great values for the few people that they appeal to.

    Very few of these are produced and the number seems to drop every year.
  • ahalyaaahalyaa Posts: 25
    edited November 2011
    Just locked the deal for 2012 Accord SE Polished Metal $22,662.00 OTD with the following below:
    Tint
    Floor Mats
    Wheel Locks
    Splash Guards
    Trunk Tray
    Pinstripe
    Door edge guards

    Dealer:
    David McDavid Honda of Frisco

    This is the best deal i could find 2012 Accord SE. It is unfortunate all the DFW & OK area dealers are in collusion & add the Honda pro Protection pkg or value pkg to the vehicle and make you buy the vehicle at inflated price and you cannot even convince the dealer to do deal on vehicle of the truck without these pkgs.

    I had a deal at $20195 ($19425+$770 DC)+$300 doc fee+TTL to buy the vehicle of the truck at bankston honda, lewisville, but both sales and finance manager wouldn't budge from adding the Honda pro Protection pkg bringing the vehicle to $23k which is such a waste of dollars. They will have 3-2012 SE coming by November 14-17th.


    Hope you find a better deal than the one i had.
  • All negotiation are done over email, so not much trouble. I want OTD price in writing so there won't be surprises when visiting dealership.
  • Hi!
    I live in Santa Clara County, CA. I just been to a dealer near my area today and offered them $25,500 for a 2012 Honda Accord EX-L V-4 with Nav. (Plus tax n everything it would be $28,000 OTD) But they seem to ask for 30,000 OTD. I said I will think about it and prob come back later. What do you guys think? What is a reasonable good price for a 2012 Honda Accord EX-L V-4 with Nav? OTD would be great.
    Thanks you in advance.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,797
    Hi!
    I live in Santa Clara County, CA. I just been to a dealer near my area today and offered them $25,500 for a 2012 Honda Accord EX-L V-4 with Nav. (Plus tax n everything it would be $28,000 OTD) But they seem to ask for 30,000 OTD. I said I will think about it and prob come back later. What do you guys think? What is a reasonable good price for a 2012 Honda Accord EX-L V-4 with Nav? OTD would be great.
    Thanks you in advance.


    I think if you have found a Honda Accord with a V-4, you should grab it. It will be a collectors item.

    I have an '83 Honda Magna with a V4 and 6 spd sequential manual. It goes 0 to 60 in 3.3 seconds.

    Did the openly say that this particular Accord had a V4? Or did you bring it up?

    OTD price is only good for people in the same county as you. To the rest of us it means nothing. Tax rates vary from country to county, and in some places within the municipalities within the county.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,946
    I actually heard one of our salespeople ask a customer..." Did you want a V4 or a V6?"

    Customers would say V4 all of the time!
  • My dad and I bought two Accords over the weekend, and as always my dad did way better:

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    Me (purchased in MA):
    2011 Accord EX coupe (5-speed manual), Belize Blue Pearl (hard to find!)
    $23.3k OTD w/0.9% for 60 month financing, not including cost to finance
    ***********************************************************
    Dad (purchased in DFW):
    2012 Accord EX sedan (automatic), Gray
    $23.7k OTD w/1.9% for 60 month financing, not including cost to finance
    ***********************************************************

    We were having a difficult time with DFW dealers, all wanting to add RIDICULOUS addons for ridiculous prices. We dealt with a bait and switch with David McDavid of Plano (excruciating experience) and moved on to Irving, where things went much smoother.
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