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2013 and earlier-Honda Civic Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • bobandusbobandus Posts: 2
    turns out the dealership was lying to me on the phone and because when i came in they refused to sell it to me for that price so i left. i then went to livermore honda and after all was said and done i got it at Livermore Honda for 17,300 +TTL.
  • jatanjatan Posts: 92
    Just picked up a new 2011 Civic LX auto sedan earlier today -- black w/ gray int, 10 miles on the odo, comes with floor mats and full tank of gas from Honda so that was nice

    Bought it from the online sales dept at Carr's Honda in Chicago
    MSRP was $19,305 with dest fee
    I paid $14,795 + Chicago tax/title/doc = $16541 OTD (paid some of it upfront and financed the rest at 0.9%)

    Last Friday I requested online quotes from a dozen Chicago area dealers, most of them responded with offers of $15,775 or more with the dest fee. Carr's online sales manager said $14,795 but didnt mention if it included the dest fee or not. I replied to the email on Monday asking about the dest fee and also tax/title/doc fee. The sales mgr told me it'll be $16,866 OTD (which would make the car's price ~$15,100). I replied back on Tues night saying that the numbers dont add up using the $14,795 price from last week. Wednesday morning he replied back saying that he'll honor the lower price if I bought the car by Thurs (today)

    After looking at the bad online reviews for Carr's, I didnt want to buy the car from there (I assumed that they would add other things in there or that they would put up a fight with the price) but I decided to go there anyways since the next lowest quote was $1,000 more. It turned out to be the best car buying experience I ever had since we agreed on the price by email, I didnt have to deal with the pushy sales people on the floor. The only problem I had was that the finance mgr had the paperwork for the 16,866 OTD price so I showed him the email with the lower price that we agreed on, he talked to the sales mgr to confirm since he wasnt told about it and then came back and updated the paperwork to the correct amount (he fixed it right away so it wasnt that big of a deal to me), other than that everything went smoothly and I'm very happy with the purchase

    Will add the car to my insurance tomorrow -- I went ahead and ordered the rear cup holders and the rubber trunk mat from eBay, will look into other accessories over the weekend when I have some more time
  • Jatan, u got the same deal I had back in December. Did you see my post? I like the internet
    salesguy from Carrs. Ludovic is really nice.
  • jatanjatan Posts: 92
    Yea I remember seeing Carr's 16.5k OTD price earlier in the thread which was the price I wanted but didnt think I would be able to get it now since that was a few months back, was expecting to pay at least 17k OTD now that its March and gas prices are up

    According to alex the last Civic they sold was earlier in the week so I guess they wanted the sale to keep their numbers up, either way I'm happy
  • I just wanted to thank you again for the information and support. Tonight I ended up getting a 2011 Civic LX for $17,300 OTD after taxes, reg fees from Elk Grove Honda.

    Really appreciate everything and good luck to others in the hunt for a good deal.
  • kap13kap13 Posts: 9
    edited March 2011
    I am looking for a Honda Civic Sedan LX and the best price drive out they offered me is $17,500 including everything in Houston TX. I told them about your deal and they want some information so they can match it for me. Can you help me? If it is possible to fax them your invoice with all your personal information black out.
  • ss_lass_la Posts: 2
    Hi I am looking for Civc EX new car in LA (so cal area).. i have got the quote with 18000(incl. destination & handling) + TTL.. which is OTD as 20160.. Can anyone tell me, is it good price? also can anyone guide, (1st time buyer), what to keep in mind to deal with dealers & paperwork? Thanks.
  • hk52hk52 Posts: 1
    we just bought our new Honda Civic LX + all season floor mats + Auto Day/Night Mirror with Compass with 16700(incl. destination & handling) + TTL
    We knew it may not be the be best deal but should not be a bad one,either.
    BTW, we are in Milwaukee WI area.
  • kap13kap13 Posts: 9
    Jatan, can you fax my dealership your invoice they are ready to match the price.
  • kap13kap13 Posts: 9

    Can you help me with this deal?
  • vortix1vortix1 Posts: 20
    Just e-mail that dealer and ask for your own price quote for the car you want. Take that price quote to your preferred local dealer. Done.
  • kap13kap13 Posts: 9
    they want to see an invoice
  • jatanjatan Posts: 92
    Dont have fax -- email would be easier (change your profile settings to show your email) so I know where to send it
  • kap13kap13 Posts: 9
    edited March 2011
    done and thanks a lot.
  • jatanjatan Posts: 92
    Sending -- you can hide your email again
  • krigkrig Posts: 1
    edited March 2011
    Hi kap13,

    I'm also located in Houston and looking to buy the same car. Could you please tell me the name of the dealer where you got the $17,500 OTD offer? So far, all the offers I got are around $18k OTD... Were you able to get him to lower the price further, and if so to how much? Thank you.

  • kap13kap13 Posts: 9
    I am still working on it to get to $17,000 OTD, if you really want this car why don't we get together and make offer for 2 cars, maybe he will be willing to sell it to us for that price.
  • ss_lass_la Posts: 2
    Hi I am getting finally Honda Civic EX OTD 20100.. (Without Nav) in LA.. does anyone know, how much Blue tooth costs? if i have to installed separately i mean , without navigation.. I didn't negotiate at the time of OTD price, so dealer is saying roughly $700.. and if out side, from where i can do reasearch or go to get it fixed?

  • juan114juan114 Posts: 3
    Can you send one to my email also? Thanks a lot!
  • gdaf123gdaf123 Posts: 4
    If you don't mind, please send that email to me as well. I would greatly appreciate it.
  • psychofanpsychofan Posts: 1
    edited March 2011
    :) Got it for $16,700 OTD in Maryland this past week (3/24/11) :blush:

    Great internet buying experience with Criswell Honda
  • jd13jd13 Posts: 1
    Any ideas on price on a 2011 civic with leather and nav in Birmingham , al ? Any dealers someone might suggest ? Thanks
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 799
    I don't have a particular dealer to recommend, but you may have a tough time finding the car you're wanting. I searched dealers in Birmingham and Atlanta and couldn't find a 2011 Civic EX-L Sedan w/ NAV. There are some EX-L sedans without NAV, but I couldn't find a single one with it. I'm not sure when they're planning to wrap up 2011 production with the 2012 Civic due any day now?
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  • embeedeeembeedee Posts: 5
    I hate to be a joiner, but could you also send me a copy? I am trying to get a similar deal here. Thanks much.
  • I'm thinking of getting a 1993 del sol. Will I have problems getting it serviced due to its age and parts availability?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 39,013
    We only have one Del Sol discussion, but you could post there, and see who might be following that forum and have answers for you.
    You can find it here: 1995 Honda Civic Del Sol

    IMO, service should be easy to get.. It shares a lot of mechanics with other Civics of that time period.. Certain Del Sol specific body/trim parts may be a little harder to find, but not impossible..



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  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 799
    Mechanical parts are still plentiful because the engine/transmission and most major components were shared with other Civic models. The '93 del Sol came in two trim levels- S, which shared mechanicals with the Civic DX/LX and the Si, which had the engine/transmission from the Civic EX/Si.

    I checked several sites and new body parts are also still readily available. For an 18-yr old vehicle, using a site such as to locate used/recycled/salvage parts is also a viable option.

    A bit of friendly advice- take the car for a test drive on a bumpy or rough road surface and see how badly the roof panel shakes/vibrates. That will also give you a feel for how "loose" the body structure is after 18 years on the road. I hate to say it, but structural rigidity/integrity was the del Sol's biggest problem area. Early models were prone to water leaks and constant squeaks and rattles.

    The del Sol also weighs as much as 200lbs more than a 2-door or 3-door Civic, due to the weight of the removable roof and the added reinforcements in the body structure. So performance lags a bit behind similar Civic models, but they're still pretty quick. On the plus side, they're still Hondas from the early 90s, which means they're bullet-proof in terms of reliability!

    If you decide against the del Sol, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND taking a look at the 1990-1991 CRX (the Si is the best of the best)! I've had several over the years and they've been more reliable and more FUN than anything else I've ever driven!
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  • A friend bought it new and has had it off the road for a couple years. It's not practical for her any longer and she can't afford keeping two vehicles on the road. It does have a minor roof leak however. Any thoughts on how difficult that would be to fix?
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 799
    Where is the leak located (along the front or rear seam of the roof panel?) and has it caused any significant rust that will be a problem later?

    Just curious- is it an S or Si, what color and is it a 5-speed or automatic?

    I would suggest joining a Honda enthusiast forum with a specific del Sol forum. Here's one to start with-

    Replacing the weatherstripping with new from Honda is insanely expensive, but there are bound to be other ways to fix...

    Are you planning to use this as your daily driver? Parking it in a garage?
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  • autocarsautocars Posts: 2
    What's the best deal someone has got recently for 2011 Civic LX in SoCal (LA area)?
    I got quotes from a few dealers and so far the best quote I got is for 16.2k + Tax + TTL & Fees = 18.2K OTD.. Also, this does not include the Honda protection pkg (trunk tray, splash guards, etc.).. Is this a good deal? Or has someone recently (in March) gotten better deals in LA? If so, which dealer? Please reply at earliest convenience. THANKS MUCH!!!
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