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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • that really isn't bad, considering remember, this is only the 4 cylinder and you're getting the 6 - so the trade off is about equal. i actually negotiated this price at another dealership last week, but he couldn't get the exact model my daughter wanted - EX-L with only the 4 AND NAV is hard to find; most NAV's were in 6's. but when that dealer couldn't get it, i went online and worked with the internet sales guy at landmark and told him that was the price i was getting. he haggled a little, but then gave it to me at the same price. i had my son check it out (he lives in fairfax), put the down on a credit card and am picking it up on saturday. buying it on the last day of the month didn't hurt either...
    you'll love the V6 6M - my son has the 2004 Accord Coupe, EX-L, V6 6M and he loves it! but he's now jealous of his sister because her car looks much nicer and he was surprised that the 4I puts out 190 hp - when he test drove it, even with the automatic, said it was pretty nice.
  • Purchase Price was 23000. The Extra 2650 was in Tax, Destination, DMV Fees, and the last payment of 380 on my 05 lease.
  • gleen6191gleen6191 Posts: 80
    My new quote is:

    2008 Accord EX-L 4 cyl with Nav: $24,449. I have this at $967 below dealer cost. Deal or no deal?!

    Thanks!!!
  • wong888wong888 Posts: 1
    Audioslavery,
    I'm thinking of going to Rock Honda to purchase my LXS Accord coupe. They quoted me a great price. Who is the sales person you dealt with?
    please email me with the info...

    pwong714@sbcglobal.net
  • gleen6191gleen6191 Posts: 80
    My new quote is:

    2008 Accord EX-L 4 cyl with Nav: $24,350. I have this at over $1,000 below dealer cost. Deal or no deal?!

    Thanks!!!
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    What is the complete deal with your trade-in and the total fees (doc fee etc,) the dealer is charging besides the $24,350 for the car? Does it explicitly say it includes the destination charge and that it's an automatic?
  • gleen6191gleen6191 Posts: 80
    I am paying cash.

    I have ot add $635 dest + NJ tax + their fees which I dont knwo yet.

    Now I am down to $24,114 + $635 dest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    They will and have to deal.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    The fact that they would even give a quote that left off the destination charge (that's really part of the MSRP everyone pays nationwide) should be a red flag. You really don't know the price is until you have the show all their charges including the doc fee.
    The doc fee could be any amount of money in the states that don't limit it.

    If they are that sleazy, they may have also quoted a price for manual transmission when you might have assumed it is an automatic.
  • if this is a legitmate quote for 2008 accord coupe, 5AT (automatic), I4 (4 cylinder), EX-L with NAVI for under $25k, then it's an excellent price. BUT, make sure you get them to give you a quote with EVERYTHING included (tax, license/tags, processing fee, etc.) OTD. otherwise, they might pad it with other options that you'll probably not want - like another dealer prep, overglorified wax jobs, paint sealant, etc., that you don't need. i made sure when i asked for my quote, it included everything and was OTD. otherwise, i walked
  • Agreed that you need to make sure you are getting what you want.

    If you haven't gone down there yet you should and talk business face to face. I know that Honda is bumping dealer incentive and cash off the top deals right now so the price might be dead on.
  • Finally made the purchase. Sale price 23,550 (including all fees) + tax and tags = total OTD price of $24,300. This included the small add ons like mudgards and wheel locks. The financing rate with honda was 4.98% for 60 months. The car is nice but you can still tell it is a honda. The best price I could find the Camery XLE for was $25,500 before tax and tags so the going with the Honda saved about $2,000.
  • What do you mean by "you can still tell it is a Honda"?
  • vietviet Posts: 847
    Congratulations on your best deal. Best Honda, best engineering, best piece of art, Ever & ever. AMEN !.
  • What I meant by you can tell it is a honda is that it still has the feel of my last honda even though they have redesigned the car. Don't take that as an insult to the car just a comment that it still feels like a honda. Road noise is noticable sometimes but the feeling that you will be able to drive the car without problem (the honda feeling) out weighs any of the negatives IMO.
  • my daughter and i picked up her new 2008 accord coupe EX-L 5AT (automatic), with NAV for $2685 OTD (including VA tax, license/tags, processing fee, destination, etc.). they even through in the "appearance package", which was the mud flaps, wheel locks and pinstriping - which, MSRP is worth $600+ - in real life, is worth about $100. but very happy with the deal, drove the car 100 miles home and my daughter loves it and my son (who has the 2004 accord coupe, EX-L V6, 6Manual) is very jealous.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    I haven't seen the navigation system work, so I decided to go to another Honda dealer to see if I liked it enough to justify the cost of upgrading to an EX-L Nav model when I otherwise would probably be satisfied with an LX-P. I also wanted to drive one again so I could refresh my memory on whether I not I could live with the Accord's level of highway road noise for several years.

    The salesman couldn't find any 4 cylinders with nav in the main lot so he went to the back lot and found a clearly un-PDI'd gold EX-L with Navi after over 30 minutes.
    The car was filthy and I was surprised he didn't bother to even clean the heavy layer of dust off the windshield in all that time he was gone before bringing the car around.
    He knew nothing about the nav system, so I tried to play around with it to see what I could figure out without aid of the owners manual. I was able to get a few voice commands to work because I knew some phrases based on reading online message boards. It was a bit too complicated an unintuitive though. Most people will either need to read the manual or spend a lot of time in trial and error to even input an address.

    On the test drive, he directed me to drive about 1.25 miles in a loop of 4 right turns back to the dealership. When he had me make the first turn away from the freeway, I was silently thinking: "You moron! This is not an acceptable test drive at all. Now I'm going to go to another dealer and get a real test drive to see how it feels on the highway and never come back here again."
    2 minutes later, we were back at the dealership and I stepped out and told him "I'm going to look at other cars, good-bye."

    However, even in that few minutes I was able determine that the car had rattles. There was a rattle/squeak coming from the navi disc drive area below the HVAC controls and another coming from somewhere around either the passenger door or passenger seat. I have heard rattles in another EX-L, so I give up on it now. 2 out of 2. I may still try an LX-P at another dealership to see if the simpler interior without sunroof and the extra plastic console pieces is less rattle-prone.

    When I drove down the street I noticed a Chevy dealer and decided to take another look at the Malibu. The salesman who met me was stereotypical with a fake tan, hair gelled back, and he smelled like a combination of cigarettes and cologne. He seemed to be an old-school high-pressure type of salesman.

    I sat in a Malibu 1LT 4 cylinder and immediately noticed it was less roomy. I fit in the back seat, but it was tight and my knees were in the seatback cutout designed for that purpose. It seemed to have about the same headroom without the moonroof as the Accord had with a moonroof. It was almost like a 4-door coupe because some space was sacrificed for styling (low-ish roofline).
    The Malibu wasn't as comfortable to sit in the back seat because there was no room to stretch out. Then I drove it. We went on about a 15 minute drive out to the freeway then down a few exits before coming back on surface streets,
    The Malibu just felt so much smoother and quieter without wallowing around like a Buick or Camry and I could tell it would be nicer to drive on a daily basis than the Accord. No rattles at all.
    If I needed to carry tall people in the back everyday, I would lean towards the Accord so they could stretch out and experience the comfort of the flip down center armrest, but I don't need to do that, so now I'm leaning towards the Malibu.
    I know the Accord is likely to have much better resale value when I sell it in 5 or 6 years, but I need to live with it for 5 or 6 years first, so that makes it a harder sell.

    There is also the Camry to consider which will have close to the same room and resale value of the Accord with a smooth and quiet ride, but from what I remember of driving a Camry, the Malibu was still nicer to drive beause it handles better than the Camry, yet is just as quiet.
  • steblastebla Posts: 1
    Purchased my Honda on April 4th in Cary NC. No dealer installed extras.

    MSRP - $22,795.00
    Purchase Price - $20,192.00
    Tax - $605.76
    Registration - $74.00
    Doc - $398.00

    Total - $21,269.76

    Had COSTCO financing of 4.7%, dealer provided 4.24%.
  • isellhondas,

    I’m not sure if you’re still checking this thread, but I wanted to ask your opinion on something since you’re on the dealer side of things.

    I am interested in buying or leasing a 2008 Accord Coupe EX or EX-L (5-spd manual). I realize these are in short supply, but I am not in a hurry to buy and am willing to wait 6-8 weeks or longer for one to be located, if necessary. Do you think it would be a realistic expectation to try to shoot for invoice on this vehicle? I would of course pay the destination charges + TTL and acquisition fee (if leasing).

    Would most dealerships be willing to make this sort of arrangement? I am willing to put down a deposit while they locate the car, and the dealer would be getting the 3% holdback from Honda without having to pay any floor fees for the car sitting on their lot. They would also be profiting from the doc fee (I am in AZ where there is no cap on doc fees and they can often be $369 or more). In addition, I am trading in a 2005 Acura RSX in great condition with low miles, which would be another source of potential profit for the dealer.

    I’m just wondering if my line of thinking is way off, since the Accord Coupes are a lot less abundant than the Sedans and tend to sell pretty quickly.

    Everyone else feel free to chime in as well. I’d like to hear if anyone (especially in AZ) has been able to purchase a coupe at or below invoice.
  • Hi,
    I am buying a new LX-P (Auto) in NJ (Edison) and the dealer quote is as follows:

    Purchase Price - $19,195.00
    Destination: $695
    Sales Tax - $1395
    Motar Vehicle Charges: $284(4 yr New number plate, I dont have a no. plate)
    Documentation Charges $349.00

    Can someone please let me know if this is good price or I can negotiate on Destination, Motar Vehicle. Documentation Charges?
    Any help is highly appreciated

    thanks
  • Hi,
    I am buying a new LX-P (Auto) in NJ (Edison) and the dealer quote is as follows:

    Purchase Price - $19,195.00
    Destination: $695
    Sales Tax - $1395
    Motar Vehicle Charges: $284(4 yr New number plate, I dont have a no. plate)
    Documentation Charges $349.00

    Can someone please let me know if this is good price or I can negotiate on Destination, Motar Vehicle. Documentation Charges?
    Also as I am new to US (only 6months here), he said I will get auto loan at 9% APR. As I don't have any credit history. Also Insurance quote he has give is $1400 annually.

    Any help is highly appreciated

    thanks
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