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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • Hey exlv6,

    If you get a chance could you let me know what area/dealer in MA you worked with? I am right outside Boston, on the South Shore and have sent out information to various dealerships both on and off the automile. I am looking for an 08 Accord Coupe EX-L V6 with Nav, in either the Nighthawk Black or Taffeta White. I saw the TMV around here was just around $29,000 so seems like you got a good deal. I currently have a 2005 Pilot with the lease ending in March, so looking to roll over the original downpayment. Any suggestions would be great thanks!
  • Hi everyone,

    I am looking to buy the 2008 EXL Accord Sedan w/ cyl no navi.
    I live in the NY, Ct area. So far the info I have seen is:
    $22,705 Invoice plus $635 Dest Charge for a total of $23,340.

    Is this the price I should offer? Or can I get this car at a lower price.
    Any help on price & dealers would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!
  • bug4bug4 Posts: 370
    Here's my $.02 . . perhaps $.03 . . .

    Buy the V6 if you don't plan on driving the vehicle for a long time and are interested in maximum resale value.

    If you plan on driving the car for many years, seriously consider the I4 and only purchase the V6 if power means a lot to you. I have the I4 and, while it certainly is no race car, its is absolutely adequate. I, personally, don't buy the "need it for emergency acceleration" excuse. Buy the 6 cyl. if you plan on using all those ponies often.

    With regard to the V6, there is an advantage to having more torque at a lower RPM. My I4 doesn't start generating much power until I'm high into the RPM range and, consequently, the transmission shifts out of over-drive often at interstate speeds. The power is adequate, but the engine does more shifting than it would with a V6. The I4 is perfectly mated to the 5-speed manual transmission and that is your very best option if you really want the machine to work to its potential (although MT can be a death-sentence for resale).

    Finally, I am not confident that the V6's active engine mounts, complicated and expensive control modules and VCM system are a "good for the long-run" technology. For me, a V6 would necessarily require an extended warranty.

    The EX-L, while no more functional than the EX, does include a number of items that make it a significantly nicer car. Among many other things, the stereo in the EX SUCKS, IMHO. The stereo in the EX-L, while hardly earth-shaking, is 100x better. Oh yea -- one more -- I've always hated pleaded leather. It looks good for about 5 days before it starts to crease. All 08 EX-L Accords have pleaded leather. :-(.

    Good luck! I've been happy with mine!
  • newgsnewgs Posts: 29
    Understood. Good to have an idea of the numbers when I start dealing in a week or so.. Thanks for the info.
  • I live in Westchester, and I recently bought the Accord EXL V6 w/navigation. I paid a little over $30,000 with taxes and fees. Are you getting the auto or manual transmisson? I went to many dealers, and since there are many dealers in the area they would really like the business. Try to push for a better price, it doesn't hurt. I purchased the vehicle from Brewster honda
  • I'm looking for automatic.
    How was your experience with Brewster.
    I live 10 miles away from them.
  • Bought my Honda Accord Sedan EXL V6 w/o navigation (black on black) on Thursday at Herb Chambers of Burlington (Boston) for $25,950. The price includes $250 documentation fee. I consider this deal to be $450 below the invoice. Two other dealers in New England offered me a similar deal.

    Invoice: 25,500
    Dest 650
    Docs 250
    ---------------------
    Total: 26400
    Paid: 25,950
    Deal -450 (below invoice)

    Please note that Boch Honda offers up to $3,850 off the invoice on any new Accord (Boston Globe from this Sunday). I already bought a car but will call them tomorrow out of curiosity.
  • abhikuabhiku Posts: 89
    I just sold my 2000 Camry on criaglist.org:) and need a new car. I like the new Accord 08 and thinking of buy one EX-L V4 with Nav.

    I just purchased the fighting chance package and asking for advice who has used this package before.

    if yes, did you include invoice price for vehicle in Fax/Email attack template, that was sent to every dealer? or wait for dealer to respond with best offer?

    Also what's the best price for EX-L V4 with Nav in Seattle area.

    Thanks in advance!!
  • Not that color is all that critical, but I thought the V6es weren't available in Taffeta White, just White Diamond Pearl (which I prefer anyway).
  • itochuitochu Posts: 107
    kmanpdx - you should be able to get that car for invoice plus destination fee.
    Many have posted here telling of $25,950, including destination charge, for that very car and color combination in the Boston, MA, area, the Washington, DC area, Mike Patton in LaGrange, GA, DCH in Paramus, NJ and other dealers around the country. Good luck and enjoy your new car!
  • exlv6exlv6 Posts: 3
    ljfro7,

    I bought the 4-door at Chambers in Burlington (right off 95). I didn't notice many coupes there at all - but they have a strange setup where most of the inventory is kept in a parking area behind the building. I also shopped Atamian in Tewksbury (right off 495) I wasn't thrilled about the experience there, but they did have probably 6-8 coupes. I didn't notice the color combos. Good Luck!
  • I wasn't too thrilled about their service, but I got the best price. I liked the fact that I didn't spend too much time there. My friend also purchased a new Odyssey from Tarrytown Honda and he had a great experience. Like I said their are many dealers in the area, so they will do as much as possible to please you. Good Luck!
  • ... Boch Honda offers up to $3,850 off the invoice on any new Accord (Boston Globe from this Sunday). I already bought a car but will call them tomorrow out of curiosity.

    Called Boch Honda and they told me it was a 'typo' ;)

    Got a call from the Client Care Specialist at Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk. A lovely young lady told me that she has my car for $25,300 - $25,900 including destination but not the documentation fee of $259. The lower range is $400 less than I payed for my car :(

    Picked up my car from the dealer. Black on black looks fantastic. I will run it on a highway tonight and report if I like VCM or not.
  • Went to a Honda dealership and it seems they have more 2008 sedans than coupes. Are coupes selling more than sedans, or is honda simply making less coupes than sedans? Or both? Just curious
  • I've actually been pricing the V6 Coupe with Navi and here in the Dallas area there are TONS of dealerships, but hardly any of them have even 1. From what dealers have told me, they are making less of them and then Honda is pumping out the commercial, so supply and demand. For the v6 Coupe with Navi, they are basically sold as soon as they hit the dealerships, atleast from what I've been told here in Dallas. It looks like if I want to get a certain color, I'll have to order it. They seem to be making a lot of them in white right now. And as far as pricing, the best I have found has been $1000 off MSRP. I am actually working with a co-worker's friend who is a broker to see what kind of price he can get me through fleet.
  • '08 EX-L 4 cylinder, no navi - Southern California

    Edmunds Invoice: $23,428 + 635 destination = $24,063
    Internet Price Quote: $24,500 (includes destination only)
    Internet Price Quote invoice claimed: $24,300 (includes destination only)

    I searched all local dealer's inventory and there are a lot of vehicles in my area that are I4 EX-L with the color combo I want. I have heard people getting a few hundred below invoice. I would never pay over $24k for this vehicle.

    What price did you purchase your car or have you seen someone purchase for a 4 Cylinder EX-L (no navi)?
  • I was at DCH Honda in Paramus, NJ yesterday and they had no 08 V6 Auto Coupes VCM/w-Navi on the lot or to show. Said they are expecting some to come next week sometime. Honda in Clifton, NJ had 2 08 V6 Auto Coupes w/Navi , one on the floor and one downstairs. Route 23 Honda, (Pompton Plains, NJ), had no 08 V6 Auto Coupes w/Navi. I test drove a 4dr 08 V6 Sedan w/Auto w/Navi at Rt 23 and found the car to perform well without a problem with the VCM. The salesperson said they are getting them in but slowly and most are already under contract as they come in. He said the V6 6-speed stick is easier to get and keep on the lot. He is finding that the 08 Coupe V6 w/Navi, black on black is the hardest one to get and the most demanded.

    The lack of available V6 Accord Auto Coupes w/navi is not going to help negotiations. Anyone from the NE area have similar experiences finding a 08 V^ Auto w/Navi? What are the OTD prices?
  • I can't understand why someone would pay an extra $2000 for nav? I mean a decent small portable GPS unit is $200. Is it really worth getting it?
  • eights38eights38 Posts: 137
    lucky620 - I have heard the same thing about the shortage. Please shoot me an email and I will put you in contact with an excellent sales person at a great dealer in our area.
  • I just bought the 08 Accord EX-L 4 cyl with navi, and I thought initially the same thing. But you get so much more with Honda Navi, including voice control over almost every function of your car (radio, climate control, windshield defroster) as well as Bluetoogh connectivity for your wireless phone. $2K is a premium, but you just can't get an aftermarket product that does everything that the integrated Honda Navi and HandsfreeLink system can.

    Of course, if all you want is a GPS system to find your way around, then aftermarket GPS unit is the way to go. Also, Honda Navi doesn't have live traffic information that some of the newer more expensive GPS units have.
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