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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • I made a deal but I have question.

    I tried to get loan but I have financial problem so I decided not to buy any car.

    but the problem is I signed for purchased document and deposit 250bucks

    I dont mind to waste 250bucks since it's not refundable

    but im seriously wondering if I dont purchase the accord, I would get any serious problem or be in really big troble..

    Thanks
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,704
    If you haven't taken delivery, you have nothing to worry about...

    If you can't get a loan, call them back and tell them.. and ask for your deposit.. Chances are they will cut you a check for it..

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  • gmitch7gmitch7 Posts: 7
    Hi,
    That's without NAV ! I will tell you that I went to John Eagle before buying, We weren't able to make a deal. I was there last week when we were having the icing weather. Not many people shopping that day, still when I made them almost the same offer offer that Wallis took they started playing games. They were even logged on to Edmunds.com to show me that my offer was below the Edmunds TMV (funny if Edmunds works to their advantage they want to use, if not, they want to discredit it). They didn't know their product, they didn't even know their "Dealer Adds". Did not have good feeling when I left. In my opinion, Wallis was more knowledgeable, and more honest. Wherever you buy, make sure you drive the specific car that you want to buy at highway speeds for some distance to evaluate the VCM as it is on that car. Anyone can get a good deal, if they do their homework, and stick to their guns. It is ok to low ball it because the dealers are conditioned to ask for more $ no matter how fair your offer is. If you offered them full retail they would still try to squeeze a few more dollars out of you ( a dealer selling 200 cars a month, if he can get a extra $200 per deal will make an extra $40,000)
    When you are ready to buy, my advice go in the afternoon (gives you plenty of time to drive the car, and the salesman don't have a lot of customers because people are at work), ideally go near the end of the month or at least at the end of the week (I know that salesman say that time of month does not matter, but they absolutely will take a deal at the end of the month that they might pass on at the first of the month, after all they do have sales goals and incentives allotment issues. Remember that the TMV is more of an average and that some people buy for less than that. "Dealer adds are highly negotiable, on some deals they just eat all of those cost. In true cost they are marked up 400%, it would not be unfair to divide what they say is the total cost of all the adds by 4 and only give them that amount for the "adds". To your point about Diamond Pearl being a premium, thats not true! You can see the inventory online for most of the DFW Honda dealers, and they all have lots of Accords and they all have several Diamond Pearl cars. John Eagle was making up an excuse to charge you more. After saying all that about shopping for a car, I gotta tell you, I luv the car. Nice looking outside, luxurious inside, great handling. I could not be happier with it!
  • googoolygoogooly Posts: 5
    Hey Everyone,
    I'm in Irvine, OC, California. I wanna finance the 08 Accord sedan V6 with Nav system. I need your help, I'm pretty good in negotiating but i want to know what's a good price I should try to get it for. all comments and recommendations are welcomed as far as extras i should go for. I know the car really well and I used to own an accord but I wanna see how flexible these guyz are and how much I can get for minimum money spent. we all Know it's tough times so I wanna be able to save as much as Possible. so help me out...
    thanks Guyz

    Cheers
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,610
    I'm curious...that's all.

    If times are, indeed, so tough and you want to save as much as possible, do you REALLY have to have a V-6, with NAVI no less?
  • $27,338

    the price i got via internet quote when using five dealerships against each other via email. this is still including the destination fee, so assuming i can get them to waive that, i would be looking at around 26,700. we'll see what happens, the price is already pretty low.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,610
    Why would they waive the destination fee?

    Honda certainly doesn't waive it for us! :confuse:
  • that may be a very good question. i assumed based on previous posts wherein people had said they were able to negotiate the destination fee being waived, i assumed that was a possibility at the very least. feel free to correct me if i'm wrong in thinking that. it would be better to know going in that the destination fee is not negotiable. whats the consensus? (not that i don't trust you isellhondas, but your nick is isellhondas. perhaps just my typical distrust of car salespeople. sorry).
  • stevenq99stevenq99 Posts: 36
    Edmunds shows the invoice on that car as 27,404 without destination so your price looks good already. I doubt there is much more wiggle room left.
  • parvizparviz Posts: 484
    There are some fees that are passed on to the buyer and the destination fee is such a fee. The manufacturer (any brand) charges the dealer to get the car to them and the dealer in turn charges the buyer. I have not seen any one not pay it. You may see one or two posts here that say that but my guess is that either they are making a mistake or they were led to believe so and paid for it somehow (trade value, doc fee, etc.).
  • A week or so after I bought my Accord, Honda called to survey me about my buying experience. When I bought the car, both the salesman and the dealership owner practically begged me to give them high marks on this upcoming survey.
    The choices in the survey were from one to five. I'm thinking that only if everything was perfect would I give them a five. When I answered the woman's questions, she asked me why I wasn't giving them fives. I said I'm a tough grader and that a five means perfect. Do they really expect you to give them a five on the entire buying experience? Buying a new a car (at least to me) was a stressful experience. It certainly wasn't perfect. I gave the salesman fairly high marks and gave the fact that the interior of the car was in perfect condition a five (the exterior wasn't wiped down properly however). But those were the only fives I gave.
    About two weeks later I received an internet survey from Honda that had a lot of the same questions, so I answered them the same way. When it came to the 'additional comments' at the end, I wrote that I really wished they would survey me about the car itself instead of the buying experience. I want them to know what I think about the car, not the dealership.
    I went back into the dealership this week to get a free tank of gas (because I had to go back to them the day after I bought the car to pick up my registration, which they failed to give to me) and the salesman said that I 'hammered them' on the survey.
    So my question to all of you who recently bought a new Accord, did you give your dealership all or nearly all fives?
  • jrkflajrkfla Posts: 21
    crazy. had same thing at BMW, they begged me to give them all a 5, that their job depended on it. I told him a 5 would be given if they charged reasonable prices, they dont, if they gave me a loaner car, they didnt. the guy insinuated that i did not want to be known as someone who gave them bad marks as all of service dept gets a bonus on that at end of year. so i asked him did he think i would give him a 5 for threatening me?
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,610
    Destination charges apply to every car sold. Why would they be negotiable?

    You can trust me or not but you WILL pay a destination charge on every new car you buy just like I do.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,610
    Surveys are very important to us.

    I have always maintained some of the highest scores in our store and I don't "beg" anyone. I try to provide the sort of service that earns top scores.

    But once in awhile I'll get a bad one. ALWAYS from the people who made the transaction a miserable one. The people who grind for tha last possible dollar are the same people who will burn us on a survey.

    This doesn't happen often but when it does, I am done with that customer. I don't care if I ever see them again.
  • lucky620lucky620 Posts: 26
    I posted last week that I bought a 08 V6 w/Navi-auto coupe for $27,300 and the dealer waived the destination charges. I don't believe that this was done, they cut the money from some other "holdback" area. Truth of the matter is who cares what the dealership BS's you with as long as the money gets cut. The guy could tell me he put the money out of his out of his own pocket for all I care as long as the final cost is what it is. No I don't think Honda waives the destination charge nor do I believe everything a sales person or dealer says, cost is the bottom line, they are there to make money and we are there to save money. It is best when both walk away happy!
  • lucky620lucky620 Posts: 26
    For anyone looking out there for financing; AAA Motor Club has 4.39 to members.
  • jkgreer2jkgreer2 Posts: 42
    Yes, I give Honda dealers all 5s, or 99% all 5s, when I purchase. I typically do not do business with a Honda dealer that has not won the national 5 star award (or whatever the award is named). I shop other Honda dealers for a test drive, but when an internet sales person or sales manager starts the BS, I quit, leave, and go back to either West Side Honda, Knoxville, or Airport Honda, Maryville, TN. If you are in that region, go visit either or both. They are 5 star dealerships from my experiences of purchasing 7 Honda cars in the last eight years. I start at Invoice, and go down in price, or I walk. When they and I are $100 or $200 apart, one of us gives in, and I drive away as a satisfied customer, and that Dealer deserves 5s.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,610
    One way or another, the destination fee was charged and paid.

    That was my only point.
  • jack47jack47 Posts: 312
    When I answered the woman's questions, she asked me why I wasn't giving them fives.

    Sounds like this woman was an employee of the dealer.

    Doesn't seem to make sense that the Honda people would first call you up for verbal scores and then later send a written questionaire.
  • jrkflajrkfla Posts: 21
    jkgreer,

    interesting, how do you handle the documentation fee issue? most are trying to charge $600 in florida. what do you do with that?

    thanks very much
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