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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 436
    edited August 2013
    Welcome - you should be able to research all the option and pricing info you need by navigating to the new car section on this site and going to the 2013 Honda Accord.

    Bill G
  • buyer157buyer157 Posts: 40
    the EX-L with Nav is the closest to what you are looking for. I have the sport which comes with some standard features the EXL doesn't (and love the vehicle) but the sport does not come with leather or push button start.

    They all share the same engine and transmission - car is fantastic. No buyers remorse on my part. Don't think you will be disapointed.
  • ken117ken117 Posts: 196
    Criswell, Sport, and Pohanka can offer great pricing. Best to check with all three as pricing can fluctuate. Beware of the F&I at Criswell. They can be OK but best to be alert. Really, that is true for any dealer.

    IMHO best to avoid Ourisman and College Park Honda. Too many games. On my last four buys I tried them but found the hoops the presented too annoying. I found better deals without the hoops elsewhere.
  • vservser Posts: 48
    Hi. Thx. I'm choosing between the Fusion and Accord. I don't buy cars that often and now I remember the frustration on having to piece together all these options that I want. I've never had leather and think I want it. I love the white exterior, but the exl only comes with beige leather. I would think as you went up, there'd be an "everything" option. Sometimes other locations have different color combos. I'm in nj.
  • What's your budget?
  • vservser Posts: 48
    Budget is flexible. Haven't had a new car in 12 years. I'm due. So about 30k if need be.
  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 436
    You might consider aftermarket leather - sometimes better than what comes with the car.
  • Hello, I was wondering if anyone knows the price range for a factory installed security alarm for a 2013 Honda Accord? And it is true that you can only deal with the finance department of the dealer for the deal on the security alarm? I emailed the salesman that I was buying from and he told me to discuss the pricing of the security alarm when I am in the finance department. He told me he has no authority over that price.
  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 436
    edited August 2013
    John - you should be able to discuss pricing on that before going into finance if they really want to sell you the car. Are you dealing with the Internet sales folks? Go to the next level if you have to. You are making a 20k plus purchase - they should provide the info you need to make a decision. Have you agreed to pricing on the car yet?

    Bill G

    Also, brian125 is knowledgeable in pricing on aftermarket alarms - he can probably help.
  • Yes me and the internet salesman agreed on the price. $24,800 for a 2013 Honda Accord EX sedan. Some people were reporting getting $24,500 in my location, but I feel like that price is fair enough for me. After we agreed on the price he said to discuss the alarm when I am in the finance department which seems weird to me.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,912
    edited August 2013
    College park honda's Internet manager was not in that day so they put me thru with one of there All-star salesman who proceeded to tell me that if i drive down to M.d from New york he will then tell his manager when i arrive " This is the guy from new york" give him a good price. He could not answer one of my questions except come down.

    You just cant make this stuff up. Are people this stupid that this kid would say something like this and believe i would drive 4 hours without a signed bill of sale.

    The Internet mgr did give me a price quote in the range of the competition. College park honda is well aware of who is selling in maryland. You have to catch them on the right time for a sale and bring it to there attention.

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

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,912
    edited August 2013
    Alarm pricing has a wide range of pricing. A basic alarm with red and white wiring that makes noise is very inexpensive and useless dont bother. Dealer installed alarms like lo- jack are good systems with a gps recovery system.

    These other alarms i listed below are a better choice with maximum Security features like No tow, Gps tracking, Remote start, Engine immobilzers, Gas cut off valves, motion detection warning sent to your phone and computer. Read up on them and see what features you want and need then try to make a deal with a honda dealer with a similar alarm.

    Viper........................5902......... Buy at Amazon under $400
    phython....................911
    Lo-jack..................... 600/700 to install. extra $ for early warning if car is moved.

    Cliford.......................5702
    Avital

    Any alarm can be dis-abled . The newer alarm systems are very time consuming to shut down and steal. Alarms that have all of the above plus a gas cutoff, with a back up battery system are monster alarms.

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

  • johnnguyen714johnnguyen714 Posts: 39
    edited August 2013
    Which would you recommend if you were buying one for yourself? I am not that familiar to with alarm so any input would be nice. Also, I have heard if you get an alarm installed from outside the dealer it would void the warranty? The viper 5902 is not sold at best buy anymore so I don't think I can get that. They do have the Viper LC3 for $640. My main concern is the warranty. Would getting it at an authorized dealer be a better option if I go with the aftermarket route? Getting a car for other people is hard. This is probably the last time I am doing this for someone else.

    Edit: after reading more, I probably will just go with the lo-jack to save myself the time and headache dealing with warranty if there is a problem later on.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,912
    edited August 2013
    Viper with gas cut off would be my choice. Buying a dealer installed alarm with today's tech/ features in cars would be less of a headache if something went wrong as far as warranty wise. dealer bought alarm is probably your best coarse of action. Alarms with such features as mentioned are great deterrents and good alarms.

    If you go with either Viper or Python they are neck and neck. The major factor is your installer.

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

  • suri_vsuri_v Posts: 7
    edited August 2013
    Hi guys ..

    Sorry for the delay in updates.

    Here is the thing .. I have had numerous phone calls from dealers all over NJ and NY and a couple from CT and MA. The best deal out of all those was around the same.
    $27.3k (base price + destination + doc fee)
    + 7% NJ tax
    + $400 NJ registration + other tire crap

    I visited 3 of the dealerships personally. One guy who agreed for a price didnt actually give it to me the next day because his boss wouldnt approve. The other two were not willing to negotiate at all after punching the numbers in the calculators :P

    So I figured this is the best deal I could get and pulled the trigger. Maybe I can squeeze in a couple hundred more if I waited .. but I on that day I think thats the best possible price any dealer is willing to give it in and around NJ area.

    Thanks a lot for all your suggestions and a special thanks to Brian and Blue. It helped me immensely in buying my Still Night Pearl Accord EX-L V6 Coupe. I absolutely love the car :)

    ~Suresh

    Edmunds Invoice price: $28,547
    My price: $27k
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,778
    I can't understand why anyone would want a security system in the first place?

    The EX's and above come with a factory system, right?

    The key immoblizer makes the car very difficult to steal.

    And, I would never buy an aftermarket system. As they age, they tend to cause trouble and false alarm. They won't affect your warranty UNLESS a careless installation (very common) has caused trouble.

    As I understand things, Lo-Jack is becoming obsolete in some areas.

    Lastly, if my car ever gets stolen, I don't want it back. This is what insurance is for.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,912
    edited August 2013
    The key immoblizer is just one great deterrent. You would need to know your wiring to jump/bypass and steal. Very time consuming to un-do. If your Accord gets stolen your doors ,airbags, and most of your motor parts etc , will be chopped up and sold to the underworld. Unless its kids who are inexperienced you now have alot of damage to your vehicle . A pro steals your vehicle if he cant he leaves with minimal damage due to the break in.

    Pro's that steal cars for a living would have no trouble getting around One deterrent but 4 or 5 additional ones would be harder and alot of times they walk away due to the time factor/ getting caught.

    I agree with you....... if you steal my Accord i dont want it back.

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

  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 1,384
    Has anyone heard if the flex cash offer is still happening in August?

    15 Leaf / 08 RDX

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,912
    You need to call dealerships and ask in your area. Not all have to give.

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

  • To be honest, if it was my car I would not buy an alarm. I do agree, if it gets stolen I rather not have it back with a salvage title, and who knows what they did with the car. I rather just get the insurance money and buy a brand new one. But my uncle asked for one. I am not sure if the EX models come with a standard alarm? If it does come with an alarm that just makes noise, I might just tell him it is good enough. I tired looking online and some reported that it does come with a security alarm that will make sound if it is hit, get impacted, or window smash. I'll tell him and let him decide, but to me that is good enough. If anyone knows for sure, please tell me.
  • Congrats !! .. in which dealership did u finalize the deal.
  • Hi,

    Just bought a Accord EXL Basque Red for 25,500 from Boch Honda West. This includes $500 flex cash.

    Vinod
  • cardionpcardionp Posts: 21
    Is that v6? What other fees did you pay? Have you any complaints re: road noise?
  • Is $24,800 the sale price or OTD price?

    MSRP on the EX sedan is $26,195 and the invoice price is $24,037.
  • Was the final sale price $25,500 - $500 (Flex cash) = $25,000?

    Were there any negotiations in price?
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,912
    John

    All honda models have the same basic Alarm. If you try to steal it without the proper equipment the engine will not start. If you break the window there are no sirens. If you then open the door the horn beeps.

    Tell your uncle that whats in his Accord is good enough. Some dealerships may install the viper alarm for you. This would help down the road if there is a malfunction in the installation. Installing these alarms do not void the warranty.

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

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,912
    Suresh, nice job on finding your sale at over 1500 below invoice.

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

  • It is the out the door price in Socal (Orange County). The dealer's name is Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in Cerritos. I did not finalized it yet. My uncle is busy so hes buying it this weekend. Will update if the dealer tries to play games or change his mind.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,778
    edited August 2013
    Oh, they WILL void the warranty if the installation was butchered as they sometimes are.

    The idea of some 18 year old "mechanic" cutting into my factory wiring harness to install an aftermarket alarm isn't something I want to do.

    When I was in the business. trades often came in with aftermarket alarm systems. The second time they false alarmed on our lot, we clipped the wires.

    As they age, the problems and false alarms increase.

    EDIT: An aftermarket alarm won't void the entire warranty but if there is an electrical problem that was caused by the alarm installation it could void that part of the warranty.
  • johnnguyen714johnnguyen714 Posts: 39
    edited August 2013
    Ok. Thank you so much and Isellhonda too for the inputs and help. I'll tell him what you told me and maybe ask the dealer when I am there if they are willing to install the viper alarm for him if he wants it. Thanks again
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