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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • Hi All,
    I just purchased 2013 Honda Accord EX-L V6 for $28,147 OTD at Pohanka Honda of Fredericksburg, VA. The following is the breakdown:
    27185 - Invoice Price(approx.)
    815 - Tax(approx.)
    128 - Title/Tags
    499 - Doc Fee
    10 - Out of State Fee
    I would like to know how I fared and if anybody has had a better deal/OTD price for the same model.

    Thanks in advance,
    Reddy
    P.S. - Please remember two things, if trying to buy at the dealer:
    1) AVOID Kristyn from the Sales Team. I would recommend Kingsley who was lot better to work with.
    2) Make sure you then agree in writing/email to give you the $500 flex cash if you qualify for financing through Honda Financial Services.
  • bluemkn57carsbluemkn57cars Posts: 242
    edited July 2013
    Hi,

    I am new to this forum, and I do apologize in advance if this question has already been asked.

    I was wondering what some members in MA have paid for a 2013 Honda Accord Sedan EX-L automatic without navigation. I plan to finance the car for 60 months.

    I have contacted several dealerships in the greater Boston area, and so far the best sale price I was quoted was for $25,119 from Honda cars of Boston. That price only includes destination, and no other fees.

    Can I do better than this?

    Thanks,
    Mike
  • 4myfamily4myfamily Posts: 16
    Hi Mike,

    I almost bought accord EX-L with navi. From Northwest Honda in 9701 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117 for $26.8k OTD but the taxes is 3%
    For north carolina and tag ~75. Good luck
  • cw30000cw30000 Posts: 9
    i'm interested in the V6 and would like to know what price did you paid. I am located in NJ and wouldn't mind driving out for a great deal.
  • ziggy25aziggy25a Posts: 24
    it is very disappointing gmanusmc that you still refuse to keep on topic here. I will be contacting moderators to clean up this off topic thread off the board.
  • hondafan31hondafan31 Posts: 13
    edited July 2013
    I purchased the same car (2013 Accord Sedan EX-L V6 w/o Nav) eight months ago for $27.7k (includes Destination) plus $399 processing fee, taxes, tags etc. There was no $500 Flex cash offered when I purchased which accounts for the majority of the difference in our deals.

    This is my third vehicle from the Pohanka Honda Fredericksburg dealership. Based on occasionally monitoring the posts in this forum I believe you negotiated a very good deal. Did your deal include a trade in? (my deal was strictly a new car purchase). My salesman was Matt P., my experiences with the Pohanka dealership (different salespeople each time) were all very favorable.
  • Thanks.

    Another dealer emailed me saying they will match the price of any dealer and even beat it up to $500, but they are about 30 miles away from where I live. So I guess, it will depend on the final sale price and OTD price.

    I might end up waiting till the end of the month to negotiate a deal.
  • 4myfamily4myfamily Posts: 16
    bluemkn57cars

    I drove 300 miles to save $3K. Yes! $3K form where I live believe it or not.

    fyi, I have been told, by one of the dealers, there is no more production of the 2013 Accord, getting ready to sell 2014 in Sep. If you can wait even one more month, you may get a better deal. just a thought. Good Luck
  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 436
    For crying out loud ziggy, no need to be disappointed - different people see things differently from each other. I am still in the feeling out the accord stage - probably will not purchase til 2014s come out. So, for me, I am interested in every aspect of the buying process discussed on here. Sometimes, alarm systems are a part of an auto purchase consideration and I don't see a problem with a few posts talking about it. You see it differently and that's ok. If I start reading a post that I feel doesn't offer useful info I can use, I just move on to the next post to keep the education process going. Oh well - enough said.

    Take care, Bill G
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 3,164
    edited July 2013
    I would assume knowing how good Honda works it supply and demand products-/ Vehicles the 2014 Accords will be comming on the lots in Sept but ever so slowly... This in return will affect pricing ranging from invoice price to 500 above plus... for several months. If you find a dealer who has 20/30 new 2014 on there lots you will be able to make a great deal on a 2013. Dealers will not go out of there way to find you specific colors and options. His lot is where your deal lies. Colors like Red and Blue you will find bigger discounts. Dealerships need to remove them off there lots to make room for the 2014's.

    If money is not a issue and its just something to think about when buying a 13 or 2014
    If your not closing a deal on a 2013 Accord for 1500 to 2k below invoice price plus incentives/rebates in August you should consider buying that 2014.

    Buying a 2014 Accord at invoice price and driven it 4 months in 2013 gives you 14 months of driven that car til its 1 years old in Jan,2015.. Opposed to the 2013 that will be a 1 year old model on Jan,1 2014. If you check Honda oddessy prices paid forum i did a price breakdown comparison on a yr old 2013, and 2014, honda van with 12k miles on it. Same would apply with both model accords just the price numbers would be diff.

    On Jan,1 2104 your 2013 Accord depreciated about 2k off your sale price. The first 3yrs of any new vehicle is when you stand to lose the most money on your car investment Especially most American cars they have terrible Resale value.

    Just something to think about for all you buyers that are debating between a 2013 and 2014 model.

    2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2013 Accord EXL V-6, 2012 BMW x-5, 2012 ML350

  • Thanks for the advice, 4myfamily.
  • I am just waiting for a good deal. I am not sure if I will be able to wait till August, but if that happens then getting a new Accord at least $1500 below invoice might be worth the wait. I am pretty sure that the 2014 model won't be that much different from the 2013 model.

    Thanks for the advice.
  • dmoto1dmoto1 Posts: 3
    is this the 4 door sedan with sport trim? how did you get it in white? i thought it was only in silver or black? or was this the coupe?
  • dmoto1dmoto1 Posts: 3
    when do 2014 models come out?
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 3,164
    There is no change in model/ options on 2013/2014.

    Alot of dealers will try to sell the 2014 well above the invoice price for months.

    2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2013 Accord EXL V-6, 2012 BMW x-5, 2012 ML350

  • huskerfan5huskerfan5 Posts: 163
    That was Brian who provided the advice. Also, you should consider that you may have greater reliablility with the 2014 vs initial year redesign of the 2013.
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,975
    Well written post and very informative as always Brian. I find the opposite holds true for me specifically because I put more than average miles on my car (20K per year). My previous car was a 2010 Acura TSX which I bought in August 2009. You should have seen the look I got from some dealers when I went to trade the car in with 49,000 miles in March of 2012.

    My current (leased) 2011 328xi doesn't look so bad on paper with "only" 26,000 miles. Even though it is a MY 2011, I didn't take delivery until March of 2012. Either way it doesn't matter because MY 2011 was an abnormally long production year for BMW. They started building 2011s in May 2010 & Continued selling them until May of 2012, so my car isn't going to be worth anywhere near the stated residual value when I turn it in at the end of next September.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2011 Pilot EX-L 4WD, 2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium

  • pjl52pjl52 Posts: 26
    edited July 2013
    I picked up my car on Sunday, July 7. Pick up was easy and uneventful. I traveled from Rochester NY to Westchester (about 300 miles) for the deal. I traveled with a friend who was traveling that way so the logistics were easy.

    As previously reported I paid exactly $1000 below invoice for the car described above. The car was financed at .9% , 36 months in the minimum amount of $8500. Doc fees in NYS are regulated to be $75 and DMV fees are just what the state charges with no tack on fees (about $150.)

    I purchased from Honda of New Rochelle. All details were handled via phone and email. They were very easy to deal with. (Most of my dealings were with "Anthony".)

    I made my offer for an immediate purchase on Friday July 28. (I wanted 1000 below invoice plus $500 flex cash. ) They almost immediately came back with the $1000 off but no flex cash. I took their offer. Perhaps I could have counteroffered and gotten part or all of the $500. The deal was contingent upon financing the car, which I did not really need, but took the financing to get the best deal.

    Several reasons I did not counteroffer: 1. They had the color I wanted (Champagne) which is relatively hard to get. The interior of this car is a light color with dark trim. I just did not like the black interiors offered with most of the other exterior colors. 2. I live in Rochester. I began "dealing" that morning by calling local outlets The dealers upstate in Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany were not making reasonable counteroffers. So I called a few in Boston and in the area north of NYC. By the time I talked to New Rochelle, I had talked to 10 outlets and was a bit tired and discouraged, so I grabbed the offer.

    As previously discussed, I learned several things. See: #29978. In addition a simple thing: to get the best deal, one should finance. In most states the finance deal is "simple interest" which means that the loan can be paid off immediately with little to no interest charges. Saving $500 or so by the little bit of trouble entailed in filling out a loan application is worthwhile.

    If and when I buy another new car, I will follow Brian's advice here: #29979

    The car is beautiful and drives very well. (Driving home on the Thruway we scored 37 mpg--really great).

    My thanks to all for advice and sharing their deals!!

    One more question: when signing the papers in the dealership, I chatted with the manager. He claimed that flex cash came only with leases and not finance deals. This is contrary to what I have read in this group about Honda incentives. Perhaps this was the dealership policy in dispensing the flex cash they had, and not Honda's. Can anyone comment?

    Phil
  • huskerfan5huskerfan5 Posts: 163
    This is from a dealer's add in CA.
    You may qualify for Honda Flex Cash! A great option to receive up to $500.00 cash down paid by AHM on a new 2013 Honda purchase. Must finance or lease. Please call dealer for details.
  • nw_lanw_la Posts: 6
    I know that I should buy on the last 2 days of the month. I'm planning on buying an Accord at the end of August. Since Labor Day is Sept. 2nd, should I wait until then or buy at the end of August. Surely there will be incentives for a Labor Day sale. So... when should I buy?
  • bethpabethpa Posts: 29
    I was minding my business when getting my car serviced today and saw my dealer had a 2013 V6 EXL with nag that was a demo model. It had 5000 miles. I know what is the invoice on this car but what does the dealer have to work with on a demo? Do they get an allowance from Honda or do they simply treat the car as a used car and expense the depreciation while it was a demo and try to find someone who is willing to pay invoice thinking they got a great deal. My gut tells me it is invoice minus $3500-4000 and that is a win-win for the dealer and buyer. Does that make sense?
  • Brian,

    I have read some of your older and more recent posts. They are very informative.

    Do you think if I wait till the end of the month, I might be able to get a deal for less than $25k on the EX-L w/o navigation with $500 Flex cash?

    Invoice is $25,609, so let me know how low of a price I should start with when negotiating.

    Thanks,
    Mike
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 3,164
    Once you have made a target price for your model buy as soon as you get your asking price. If a dealer wont meet your price at the end of August most likely they wont meet it on Sept 2. The more dealerships you get involved in the pricing game the better you will do finding your asking price..

    2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2013 Accord EXL V-6, 2012 BMW x-5, 2012 ML350

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 3,164
    edited July 2013
    Mike.
    Anything is possible. If you dont try you will never know. Go thru dealerships web sites to find your model. Dealers that have your model on there lot will most likely be looking to sell. Experience tells us at this time of year dealers will have a hard time swapping cars with other dealers. They wont help each other due to the demand on certain 2013 models/ colors that are left knowing the 2014's Start to arrive sometime in late Sept.

    A 5000 mile demo Accord is not a yr old car and most dealerships consider a demo like a New Car. If i could get that same model Accord new for 1200 to 1500 below invoice why take a chance with a demo even if The dealer sold me his demo for 2500 or more below invoice i dont want it../ You have to assume that 5000 mile demo Accord most likely was driven hard for 7, or 8 months. Look on the driver's door panel to see the production / del date.

    If i'm putting down my hard earned money i want it brand new .

    2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2013 Accord EXL V-6, 2012 BMW x-5, 2012 ML350

  • Good to know, Brian.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 3,164
    edited July 2013
    In addition to your search for the EXL v-6 i would shoot these dealers internet managers a email or Call each one at the End of the month telling each dealership that for 1500 below invoice price at $ 24,109 you will buy vehicle and hold sale with a credit card deposit.

    Prime Honda , Bernardi, Boch, Boston Honda, Herb Chambers,and dont leave out Weymouth Honda.
    There should be no reason why at this time 1k below dealers invoice can't be had worst case scenario. dealers in Boston/ M.A. have doc fee's of 249 to 400 dollars take that into consideration when making your offer.

    a 1500 below dealers invoice Sale puts you at 1100 to 1200 below invoice with doc fee's added onto bill.

    2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2013 Accord EXL V-6, 2012 BMW x-5, 2012 ML350

  • spratmanspratman Posts: 19
    Apologies if this has already been addressed earlier... When you a have a specific model and color scheme in mind, do you first go to the various dealership's websites first to see if they have what you are looking BEFORE emailing them? I wasn't sure if that was the best approach or simply email a bunch of different dealerships regardless of their current inventory and letting them come back with a price and then its up to them to find you what you are looking for.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 3,164
    edited July 2013
    Just posted a couple up from yours on that subject. look for your model/ color on dealers web site 1st. make a list of all dealers with and without your model and make your best deal at the end of this month. You will most likely make your best deal with a dealer who has your model on there lot.. Read prior posts on how to buy and you will find a good deal.

    Dont exclude high volume dealerships if you do not see your model/color they might be able to swap with another dealership.

    2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2013 Accord EXL V-6, 2012 BMW x-5, 2012 ML350

  • timlee3timlee3 Posts: 1
    I got a quotation in Orange County dealer for 2013 Accord EX-L Sedan.
    $25,688 plus tax and license fees
    (Approximately $28,300 out the door)
    includes the destination charge, and will be exclusively honored through our Internet Sales Department only and not through our retail sales floor.

    I have not counter any offer yet. Any suggestions?

    Thanks waiting for the feed backs
    Tim
  • huskerfan5huskerfan5 Posts: 163
    and don't assume their online inventory is up-to-date
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