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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • I recently purchased an '08 EX-L with auto transmission and 4-cyl engine. This was the first car I ever bought and the contributions to this board were very helpful during the car buying process. Thought I'd return the favor by providing a breakdown of the price I paid for the vehicle in case someone else was looking to test the market. FYI, I reside in New York City.

    Price of vehicle (including destination) - 23,576
    Taxes - 1,974.49
    DMV and dealer fees - 249.50
    Total OTD - 25,800

    Based on the negotiation, I still believe I might have left another $200-$300 on the table, but this has already been a six week process and I didn't really want to devote much more time to this. I think better deals than mine can be had on Accord Sedans if you're patient. Most dealers that I've dealt with appear pretty desperate to unload their inventory of these vehicles and I personally think it won't be long before prices fall pretty substantially. Anyway, just wanted to say thanks again to all those who took the time to help people like me save a buck or two. Feel free to ask any questions and I'll try to respond when I can.
  • This was an Internet sale from a "volume" dealer. Nobody else in the area came close. It was $500 under Invoice: $24,915 + 635 dest + 487 processing fee + Tax and Title. 80% of the sales experience was over the internet, phone and fax. I didnot return calls to dealers that would not email or fax me a quote.

    I know others have done a little better (the processing fee is a rip off), but I am happy and I think I bought the freak'n best car out there for the money. I have been lurking and searching for the last three months and I'm glad it over.

    Merry Christmas everybody!
  • parvizparviz Posts: 484
    Even with the processing fee you are at invoice price. You did good. I don't think it makes sense to wait a couple of months to save a couple of hundred on a a $25000 purchase. Enjoy it and congratulations!
  • That processing fee negates the low price of the car. Just shop the OTD price.
  • Please kindly let us know the name of the dealer.. Really appreciate...
  • holewholew Posts: 71
    Unless you have a close friend who is a dealer and is willing to give you a great price, I suggest that you use one or all of the CAR BUYING SERVICES on the INTERNET.

    EDMUNDS.COM is one. By entering your name and contact info and info on the car you want to buy you will get 3 to 10 dealer's replying, depending upon the number of dealers in your area. The buying services promise to give you a no obligation pricing But some of the replies you will get will just be a salesman calling to make himself know and he will invite you to his showroom. However some of the replies will be prices in E-Mail messages. Some of these prices will be honest firm prices and others will be prices to feel you out. Call the dealers which have responded with what appears to be a great price, i.e., near, at or below dealer invoice. If there is a dealer near you which you might prefer to use but his price is not the lowest, call him and tell him the lowest price you received. He might meet the lower price.

    BEWARE of dealers who tell you you must buy a bunch of dealer installed options which are usually way over priced. If a dealer tells you that, RUN LIKE HELL. An honest dealer will either price some of the nicer dealer installed options at a reasonable price or allow you to purchase the car without them. I am talking about items such as wheel locks, mud flaps, floor mats, door and wheel well edge guards, trunk trays, ETC. Some dealers will charge as much as $1000 and over for this collection.

    Also avoid dealers who add an additional markup the the list price. This is usually called ADDITIONAL DEALER MARKUP or MARKET ADJUSTMENT PRICE. I make it my policy to never, ever buy from such dealers even if the model I want does not have an ADM price on it. Such pricing tactics tell me that the dealer is not honest.

    I did all of the above and got a 2008 HONDA ACCORD EX-L V6 without NAVI for $25615 + $635 destination. This is from ANDERSON HONDA in BALTIMORE, MARYLAND. The INTERNET SALES PERSON was excellent and up front all the way. She told me I could get the car off the truck as it comes from the factory without any dealer installed options. For wheel locks, mud flaps and wheel well and door edge guards her price was $245. Other dealers wanted $551 for these items.

    On the Accord mud flaps are a good item since it keeps the under side painted areas from getting scratched. The edge guards are of questionable value. The wheel locks are OK since they might deter the occasional thief but won't stop the professional. You can buy these at an auto store for about $25 to $25 which is aobut half the dealer price.
  • Genius jb_turner writes: That processing fee negates the low price of the car. Just shop the OTD price.

    Yet another brilliant and helpful comment, thanks. rtxbob paid $26,037 which is $14 under invoice. Please tell us how invoice or less for a recently released car isn't a good price? Particularly when it's the highest demand sedan trim line (the EX-L V6). Why do you keep making these comments? Tell us what you paid or what prices you are finding!
  • Used this forum a couple of years ago and got a great price on my current vehicle. I'm now looking to Purchase (2) 2008 Accord sedans ASAP! Can anyone recommend a dealer in the NY Tri-state area that is willing to negotiate from INVOICE???

    Thanks!
    Mac
  • See my post on what I paid for the 4 cyl EX-L. Believe pricing was below invoice even after dealer fees. I bought my car from Hillside Honda in Queens, NYC. Salesman was Jonathan Chiu. I'm sure he can give you a pretty good deal on other trims as well.
  • They gave me the wheel locks free when I was picking up the car, I didn't ask for them. I assumed everyone got them.
  • Has anyone purchased a 2008 Accord sedan with "molding pkg" installed? I'm thinking of side door molding but I only see door edge/wheel edge molding on mine. Not sure if my dealer took a shortcut. The sticker price for the molding is higher than the price for mud flaps or window tinting. Hard to believe the price of door edge/wheel molding can be that much.
  • Where's your recommended place to buy Accord accessories? I'm looking for the best price of the wing spoiler for 08 Accord sedan.

    For those who purchased them, is installation difficult or do you recommend dealer installation?
  • vietviet Posts: 847
    '08 Accord door molding (set of 4):

    - Dealers: $209 + sale tax
    - One website: $99 + tax. I know at least one website who carries this.

    - Install labor: $100 @ dealer. They said it's easy to install. But, molding alignment is not easy. I love to buy & install 1 set for my car but I am not sure when.

    Please keep us informed. Thanks.
  • gjagja Posts: 25
    Where's your recommended place to buy Accord accessories? I'm looking for the best price of the wing spoiler for 08 Accord sedan.

    For those who purchased them, is installation difficult or do you recommend dealer installation?


    Check out the

    accessories thread
  • gjagja Posts: 25
    Used this forum a couple of years ago and got a great price on my current vehicle. I'm now looking to Purchase (2) 2008 Accord sedans ASAP! Can anyone recommend a dealer in the NY Tri-state area that is willing to negotiate from INVOICE???

    For the past few weeks, in the Sunday Newsday "Wheels" section, several dealers are advertising 08 Accords at invoice prices.
  • Well, I just bought an Accord EX-L 4 cyclinder today for my wife. Has everything but the navigation. Took some wheeling and deeling but got it out the door and on the road for 26,100. I did a lot of dealing on the telephone and called dealers in 3 states. They wanted to deal face to face but I played the game on my terms. If they didn't want to give me a price then I would deal with one that would. I ended up with two local dealers. One gave me 26250 and didnt want to come down. I called the other and told him if he gave me 26000 then the deal was his. I ended up giving in a 100 dollars and closed the deal. Then the fun part...I called the other dealer back to tell him he lost out by stringing me along. I think I could have even got a little lower but I think I did pretty good and was tired of the whole thing.
  • My best quote in NJ is 21500 OTD.

    This includes:
    All taxes & fees (Sales tax NJ 7%, Doc fees, Dest charge , DMV new tag)
    Remote Start

    Is this a good deal ?
  • Is that for an automatic trans? LX or LX-P? Have you actually purchased the vehicle yet?
  • The dealer was Curry Honda in Chamblee, GA just outside Atlanta. He had 138 Accords on the back lot, all line up by color and model. Pretty impressive.

    The price was actually lowered by $199 to include the etched VIN in the glass.

    There are about 12 Honda dealers in the Atlanta area. I was in contact with five of them over the last three months. These guys just made the buying process quick and simple.
  • Its for Auto and Lx

    I have written quote and putting down deposit this evening.
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