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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • bluemkn57carsbluemkn57cars Posts: 242
    edited July 2013
    Congrats on your purchase. Where are you located?

    Can you provide details such as sales price, any add-ons, incentives, doc fees, etc....?
  • rvsk1rvsk1 Posts: 9
    Vinnu,
    can you pl let me know the sales associate you dealt @ McDavid
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,740
    Joe
    2014 Accords are scheduled to hit dealers lots sometime in Mid Sept. No dealership can give you a exact date. I'm sure if you call Honda corp they have a start del. date. You could Assume end of Sept, into 1st week of Oct.

    You guys are not going to find Accord sport, EXL4 or EXL6, or touring models for prices at 2k below invoice or better right now or next month. OCT thru Dec,2013 models and colors that are not selling is where you will find that really good deal.

    Pricing on the 2013 Accords will remain at 1k to almost 1800 below invoice in certain area's.

    If you are interested in a certain model and color/2013 buy it before Oct,1 with a target price of 2k below invoice with any incentives that apply.

    Most dealers will be working the price on a 2014 ACCORD'S at MSRP to 500 below .
    If you could buy a 2014 Model at Invoice or 500 above in Sept/ Oct/ Nov. its a good deal.

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

  • gene103gene103 Posts: 47
    First you post $30.5K, then $30K, and then $31K and you give an OTD price, so we have no idea what kind of a deal you got.
    Do you think people from Nov-12 are sitting around waiting for your advice. They had to pay a premium because it was early in the model year but have been enjoying their car for months. Even my gullible mother-in-law can negotiate a better price on the car today then a savvy negotiator last Oct.
    As Brians says, there will be deals on the 13 models late in the year so how are you going to respond if someone who pays less than you replies back to you that you shouldn't have bought in July?
  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 436
    edited July 2013
    Gene - this poster (johnb30) apparently has some underlying issues that most of us on this forum will not be able to help with. Hopefully, he will be banned or go away on his own - he needs to find some help for his problems.

    Bill G
  • vinnuvinnu Posts: 3
    As per the forum guidelines I am not supposed to post sales person name in the forum. Please share your email address and I can mail you the required details.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,161
    You may include the dealership name, city and state in your post. Please do not post last names of salespeople, telephone numbers, email addresses, or other contact information.

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  • fiona6fiona6 Posts: 9
    Joe

    Is your LX manual transmission or CVT?? Thanks.

    I want to but a LX CVT and would like to see what is a good price.
  • user404user404 Posts: 17
    edited July 2013
    I am looking to lease Accord next week and I want to trade-in my current lease. I know I would do better if I were to sell car myself, but don't have time nor will. So, what can I expect during trade-in process? Also, two of my front tires are in bad shape about 2/32 thread, is this a concern? I don't know if it's worth changing myself or negotiate with dealer?
  • fiona6fiona6 Posts: 9
    Brian;

    Thank you so much for your help on my Accord LX CVT question. I didn't realize that I was asking questions in the CR-V forum. I haven't bought any vehicle in U.S. so I am still learning how to buy online and ask for quote from dealers. I didn't find all the posts that you made about LX, but with what you mentioned for the invoice price with destination charge= 21,369, is 20,000 a good price to start or even 19,800? I am scheduling several test drives in one day so would you give me some advice on how to start the negotiation after all the test drives. Thanks!

    Fiona
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,740
    fiona,
    I read your post in the CRV forum. Post in the accord forum and i will guide you in the right direction. 1st off you are correct that dealer gave you a terrible price quote. A LX model Accord at worst case should be starting at 1000 below invoice price. Check this forum to see who purchase in your area.

    Mistake number one when buying is asking a dealership for his version of a price. Getting a online E-price quote is fine but when you are ready to buy you make your calls to as many dealerships closest to your house and as far as you want to travel to buy vehicle, With YOUR targeted price to buy that day. You do this on the last days of the month. If you cant handle negotiating by phone put on sneakers and off you go to as many -dealerships it takes to get 1k or better.................. By PHONE

    You let each dealerships internet manager know this is my target price to buy today. Do you want the sale. YES or No and go down the line of dealerships. Non friendly internet dealerships who wont discuss price and think your money is no good by phone just hang up and move on.

    If a dealership and you agree on a price you could either go to dealership or have him/her fax over the bill of sale of vehicle and the otd pricing holding sale with a credit card deposit. if your a 1st time buyer and i'm losing you............. get a agreed on price with any one of the internet sales managers and go down to the dealership.

    If your state has high doc fee charges take them into consideration when figuring your asking price to buy. Read all the post in this forum on buying so your ready. Get outside finance ready and approved if your credit is bad/ make dealership match or beat price.

    If Jay honda is not to far away it might pay off to call/ email.. If Int/mgr Dennis is still there he will not play games and try to seal deal if he knows your buying on that day.

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

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,740
    edited July 2013
    i did not realize you were this new to the Car game. i think your in for a hell of a time..... a experience you will never forget..Go test drive your models. Do not let any dealership know you are ready to buy that day. After your test drives go home think about what model and color you like best.

    Make your calls to 10 or more dealerships with your target price. negotiate on the phone 1st then go back down to dealership.
    ......................OR

    Just tell each dealership you will buy on that day for 1500 below invoice price plus any incentives you qualify for... be prepared for the salesman/ manager song and dance routine. Tell your salesman if thats the route your taking he has 5 mins and 1 shot to ask manager 1x for a yes or no on price and your leaving. If dealership counters your offer tell him you will think about it then leave.

    Be firm on 1500 below invoice price plus any rebates and incentives that apply to you. Invoice w/ dest charge is $ 21,369
    minus 1500 off that price= 19,869
    If you cant get 1500 below invoice work that number back to and not going lower than 1000 below dealers invoice of 20,369 for the lx model.

    The LX model is discounted the most because dealers have alot more on there lots.

    Say NO to anything the dealership is selling in that back office when signing vehicle paperwork. Anything that is sold back there cost a fraction of the price they want you to pay.

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

  • Brian,

    How can we as consumers trust the salesman to tell us what incentives we qualify for when buying a car?

    The only incentive I am aware of from Honda is the flexcash (usually $500, which is available on a first come first serve basis) when financing through Honda Financial Services.

    Feel free to provide any valuable information since I am debating whether to use that same tactic at the end of this month.

    Thanks,
    Mike
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,740
    edited July 2013
    mike
    I hear you. On flex cash incentive, some dealers have it to give some do not.
    some dealers only apply it to a lease vehicle, other dealers will give it on the finance side of the deal. Some dealers may have it and not tell you.

    You have to keep checking the internet sites......... kbb, Edmunds for Incentive and rebate changes. If you noticed the flex cash incentive is not listed. Not all dealership have it to give.

    No matter how you end up buying your Vehicle On-line/phone or walking into the dealerships dont it make alot of sense to call ahead to each dealership and ask the internet sales dept. these very 2 important questions.

    1- Is your dealership offering flex cash for financing thru honda

    2-What are your dealerships doc fee's

    Hit all the dealers first with flex cash to offer / lowest doc fee's

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

  • bluemkn57carsbluemkn57cars Posts: 242
    edited July 2013
    Thanks for the info, Brian.
  • fiona6fiona6 Posts: 9
    Brain:

    Thank you so much for the insight! It's really really helpful. I would never start with 1500 below invoice if I didn't read posts on this forum. I heard about the salesman/manager thing. It's a lot of pressure for me but I will be prepared.

    After the test drive, should I get a worksheet from each dealer for a list of all invoiced, fees, taxes, etc. with OTD?
  • rouzbehrouzbeh Posts: 6
    I finally got my 2013 accord sedan EX-L CVT without Nav for 24500+199+2.5 (State fee)+1700(tax) I still have pay some for title and registration. I worked my deal with Joe B. From St.Louis Honda (Munganast Honda). He was very helpful and patient with me. I got my insurance from Geico for 425/6 month paid in full.
  • Congrats on the purchase. What is the color combination?
    I have been looking for a similar deal in the Northeast (MA) for the past few weeks.

    Did you purchase any options? Were there any dealer add-ons?
    How did you go about negotiating that sale price? Did it include any flex cash?
  • nwh505nwh505 Posts: 4
    Mike (and Town Hall)

    I've been in the car business for 3 years (Corwin Honda/Hyundai/Nissan), and my grandfather was for 40 with 6 stores and 3 franchises. In my community and outlying areas I think that I have a HUGE reputation to upkeep (and I am an honest person). Of course I am a consumer too. I try to keep it real with my customers.

    Most manufacturers will advertise all rebates and our stores practice is to give all people what they qualify. I'm not sure specifically, but I think it's illegal in Missouri to not give people rebates they qualify for. Flex Cash is pretty weird. Traditionally Honda for as long as I can remember doesn't offer many incentives or rebates. Wheras other's do (which is why their value holds high).

    In the state of Missouri, the Doc Fee cannot be more than $200. (Ours in $99, and very rarely do people complain about it.) The court's response is that: Once you charge one person you have to charge everyone. We cannot pick and choose who pays the doc fee and who doesn't. However, we can lower the price $99 to allow the thought of "waiving" it.

    The best thing you can do before you go to a dealership or call is to educate yourself. While on my honeymoon I spoke to many people about car shopping (ha ha). I was disgusted by how many people just stroll into a store and basically do no research and just buy a car. It makes no sense.

    Hope that helps. - Nathan
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,740
    edited July 2013
    Good idea, use a big note pad to write down pricing, dealers doc fee's and all car specfic's that you like from the different dealers you visit. If you could get the otd price out of dealers before you leave by all means. If you target 5 dealers tomm. Let each dealer know 1500 below invoice seals the deal today. Otherwise your visiting 4 more after you leave.

    Unless the first few dealers give you your asking price visit all 5 first then decide.. Never rush into a deal you dont like,, or make a deal until you have negotiated with all your intended dealerships. Your target buying price is what gets the deal done that day. Next week is the best time to buy so if you walk out tomm you have several days to Re-negotiate with any dealers you visited .

    Taxes and dmv fee's are set by the State so that info is not as important as
    Getting the make and model you want. Not overpaying for unwanted accessories added to some vehicles like splash guards, window tint, pin strip, rear deck lid, pro packs , weather protection packs, nitrogen in tires etc. Some of these features are nice but you buy them at dealers invoice cost if dealer wants your business. I think your ready!! You should be able to work a good deal.

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

  • juliankryejuliankrye Posts: 51
    Hi bluemkn57cars, how is it going?

    I was wondering how far you willing to drive to get that deal, it's about 1K less than the prices we have seen, however let me know (PM me) if you willing to drive to NJ, I can talk directly to a GM here.

    Regards,
    Julian
  • time2timetime2time Posts: 4
    [Honda Accord 2013 EX Sedan I4 6MT]
    Two weeks ago I bought this car. Breakdown list as below.

    Sales price: 20,900 (wash out flex cash. includes wheel lock and mud guard.)
    Paint coating (7 year warranty. I doubt it.): 530
    Destination: 780
    Doc fee: 500
    Tax: 4%
    Dealer tax: 40
    License fee: 70
    0.9% financing.
    State: East coast
  • Julian,

    Thanks for the offer but I am not sure if I want to drive to NJ for only a savings of $1K. What is the final sales price currently being offered on the EX-L?

    -Mike
  • user404user404 Posts: 17
    Where in NJ? I am shopping for EX manual.
  • juliankryejuliankrye Posts: 51
    Hi Mike,

    Can't truly find out since I am not buying and my friend is also buying next month. The only way to find out is when you ready to negotiate for buying, that's from experience.

    I think 24.5K on the EXL sale price is doable if you get lucky. Doc fee in NJ is generally 299 - 399, dealership I use is 299. Then you have tags and tax based on location.

    User404, I am in Bergen County, North Jersey.

    Thanks,
    Julian
  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 1,781
    "[Honda Accord 2013 EX Sedan I4 6MT]
    Two weeks ago I bought this car. Breakdown list as below.

    Sales price: 20,900..."

    This price is amazing. How did you manage that?

    If I could get a price like that on an EX 6 MT, I'd be tempted.
  • time2timetime2time Posts: 4
    I emailed them about my target price.
    They called back, and I said my goal is to get 1K under invoice.
    The manager on the phone wished me luck and let me walk away.
    But sent me this offer after 20 mins.
    I thought I could cut down 500 more but I couldn't.
  • Wow, special thanks to whoever it was that said to check DFW. This is the quote i got at the Irving dealership!
    No Hassle E- Price $24,283.00

    First TX Honda in Austin gave me $26,943 and when I countered (via email) they replied, 'No, We are a one price store....'

    Have contacted my local Honda dealer and will wait for a quote from them. Have also asked for OTD price from Irving. I would have to spend $150 to fly there...driving logistics too difficult.

    I intend to pay cash, or cash and some on credit card if they will allow. I read that I shouldn't let them know I'm paying cash...any other suggestions as I proceed?
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,740
    edited July 2013
    Your posted deal is confusing. The Ex 6m invoice with dest/charge is $23,307.

    your sale price of 20,900 is........... 2407 below invoice.

    Im assuming that i have to add the 500 doc fee and 530 paint protection onto sale price that would bring your deal to 1407 below dealers invoice. which would still be a great deal.

    What does washed out flex cash mean?? was it applied to your sale price of 20,900

    i hope you realize that after all vehicles are painted they apply a clear coat finish onto paint job to seal and protect the finish. This dealer is real slick.

    please post dealers name and state your purchased

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

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