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2014 Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experiences

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  • ekb13ekb13 Posts: 4

    Good question, skip. I'm interested in the responses to this. We're ready to buy but have wondered if we need to wait another week....

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,927
    edited March 20

    With honda dealerships giving out flex cash on a first come basis til there flex runs out it is best to start your negotiation process online now. Email/ call all your targeted dealerships that have flex cash first.. If you could get your target price today then buy today......... if you cant... Negotiate thru til the end of this month making your best deal. what will happen some dealers may run out of flex cash before the end of the month. In area's like NY/ NJ, PA DE. CT, it might be best to make a 800 below invoice deal and get the dealerships flex cash of 500. This would be a good deal in above mentioned area's .

    If a dealership runs out of flex cash then that dealership will have to take less profit money on there vehicle to match a flex cash sale from another dealer..

    This month is the end of the 1st quarter for all car companies. Your best deals will come from dealers that need to pick up sales numbers and have flex cash.. Dealers that dont need these sales numbers will give you a take it or leave it price.. This is why we get as many dealerships involved as possible to see..... which dealerships will sell cheaper than the rest of them.

    good luck

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

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,927
    edited March 20

    JOHN,

    I posted this in this forum 2 weeks ago,, If you missed it here it is again...

    Step 1---- Call as many dealerships as your willing to travel to... ask dealership Internet dept. for,

    Internet managers, name, email, and direct phone number.

    ask all dealerships if they have flex cash if you finance thru them.

    ask all dealerships what there doc fee charge is???

    Step 2---- Once your arrmed and ready with this info you need to know your exact model and any options you want.

    Have a target price to buy. there should be a high and a low number to earn your business.. You should start your buying process the last week of any month holding out to the last days if need be for best pricing.. So after step 2

    Now your ready to negotiate a deal. Start your calls, emails to your targeted dealerships The 3rd week of the month.

    To avoid wasted time on the phone when collecting your info if they switch you to to a floor salesman tell him/ her your looking for these questions to be answered you will be considering buying a honda at months end and will be going thru the internet dept for the sale.. Do not get involved with leaving your name etc. your calls are for collecting info. If saleman wont help you hang up and ask for the internet sales dept... . Step 3 is talking and negotiating with Int/ mgrs. or there associates about pricing ..

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

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,927
    edited March 21

    Be careful with dealership lies on flex cash...... Alot of people have been complaining that dealers are trying to sell them a vehicle without flex saying we have no more to give. Then a week or 2 later claiming they can do deal with flex cash added. Go read the honda . org sites. Some of our members here have said the same.. Must be something new dealers are pulling. Be mindful and careful. There is no way to know if dealers are lying to you or not. Dealerships that have very good consumer reviews should be more honest.

    This is why I by pass the first 3 weeks of car buying in any month.. To much nonesense, and lies trying to get prices and a straight answers with dealers.. I say this like a broken record over and over in many edmunds forums here ..... Your first 21 days are better spent getting your targeted dealerships info, like Int. mgr. name, and number, and email. doc fee charges, flex cash avalibility, test drives, exact vehicle desired , financing, and target prices together before you start to negotiate.. If need be you take this process to the very end of the month then decide... Do i take take xxx price, or do i need to lower my target and agree to take dealer x price.. this is how you negotiate and make your best deal.

    In over 40 yrs of buying like I preach... via emails , and direct calls to the dealership Int. mgr. . I have done alot beter than any person who walks into a dealership and sits down with a salesman with out knowing his/ her area pricing from 10 or 20 different dealers or dealers from out of there state and in driving distance. Once you know your area price and surrounding states prices you have the leverage to better negotiate. Calling the dealers out if they are not honest / lying to you.

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

  • AmigoAmigo NJPosts: 7
    edited March 21

    Looks like some of the the dealers in the Baltimore area are offering some very good prices.

    Is there any disadvantage in purchasing a car from an out of state dealer...when it comes to future maintenance or service or recalls or TSb(issues) to be fixed. Will the local dealer just ignore or care less abot the issue ..since the vehicle wasn't purchased from them.

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,927

    You can service your vehicle at any honda dealership while under warranty.

    I bought my Accord V6 exl in New York last Feb, 2013. My accord that I gave to my daughter In Jan needs a new Transmission... The housing case or something outside of trans housing cracked. Oil is leaking. .. The dealership in Boston where my daughter is living is going to repalce Transmission for her. The Accord has only 3500 miles on it.

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

  • skip65skip65 Posts: 5

    Brian: THANK YOU. Sorry I didn't find that timeline myself, thought I had covered it all. Your help here is invaluable. @ Amigo glad to know that Baltimore is offering good prices. I'm also close to DE and PA, and willing to travel a little. Will keep you all posted.

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,927

    Collection being taken for my transmission.....LOL... I had 3 honda accords over the years. I had a 2003 Honda Pilot. My 03 pilot had a transmission problem at 100 k. I sold it to my nephew in 2008 with 60 k . My 2004 V-6 accord did not have a trans problem but that year accord had a recall on transmissions with many noted trans problems. 2003 accord was another bad year for honda.. Accords, Civic's , Pilots, and odyssey had trans problems well before 70k miles.

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

  • rbell2rbell2 Posts: 179
    edited March 21

    Just to give you guys something to think about who are buying the new Accords. Yesterday I bought a 2012 EXL, Auto (No Nav) for $19,000 plus tax. It is black with ivory leather interior. Interior is immaculate, not a dent in the exterior, a few light surface stretches you see in bright light (typical of black) - otherwise excellent shape - almost new condition. It has 30,900 miles on it. MPG is just 2 MPG lower than the new ones. It is a Honda certified car so I have bumper to bumper till 48,000 miles and engine till 100,000 miles. I like that it is the last year of this series so hopefully most problems are resolved. I bought a new '08 Accord LX-P and it is now my 18-yearold's car with 140,000 miles on it. Had a few issues at the beginning that were aggravating but it has otherwise been a typical, reliable Honda Accord. I was a little worried about buying the CVT in its first year. I want to know I will get 200,000 miles without big repair expenses. Just something to think about.

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,927

    Rbell2

    Good points... Lets hope this new generation Accord now in its 2nd year of production has less noted problems with the cvt trans shuddering at low speeds. On a whole its really not that many complaints compared to how many units they made.. But the fact of the matter is if i had a cvt with problems i would be pissed .

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

  • skip65skip65 Posts: 5

    @Rbell2

    Gave this route some serious thought, but decided to take chances and go for the new car this time. Have to get yet another car in about a year, and at that point, will do what you did, and can only hope to make out as well. Sounds like you got yourself a sweet deal and a beautiful car. Thx for sharing that.

  • mike372mike372 Posts: 354

    Brian...I contacted Criswell Honda in MD and talked to the new car sales manager. I asked for the internet mgr and got him. He was not willing to fax me a buyers order(invoice) but sent email with sales price plus freight plus processing fee less flex as separate line items. After these items it said plus tags and tax. He claimed their was no add'l amt for out of state buyer fee but I am not sure whether to believe him because ODonnell wanted an add'l 156.00 for out of state fees if I financed the car. The price was about 850 less than lowest dealer in NJ but approx 4 hour drive. Should I trust him without a signed buyers order (invoice). Wow, so many tranmission problems with Honda. Even with your new EXL. Are they going to replace the trans with a brand new one or rebuilt one? I know the early 2000 Odesseys had problems with transmissions and certain accord models around the mid 2000's. I leary of the CVT transmission in the Accords but my only other choice is the Camry, but I am beginning to think that it could be more reliable since it has the conventional transmission. Also the EX he had listed for 26718 vs 26470 for all other dealers I contacted. In the email it said CVT with sport mode. I never heard of this in an EX. Do you know anything about it.

  • mike372mike372 Posts: 354

    I would be really annoyed also if I bought the car and had CVT problems. I mean, my 2000 Civic has over 200K miles with no issues whatsoever. I just change the fluid frequently.

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,927
    edited March 21

    Mike looks like were getting close to a deal,

    How are you buying this car?. Cash or Credit. Tell manager that you will not drive 5 hours without wriiten proof of this price. He must fax over the bill of sale and you will leave him a credit card deposit to show your serious about buying vehicle. Flip the story on him ask him if he would drive for 5 hours on a dealers word. Quoting a selling price with no proof ... If he still wont fax the bill of sale let him know you will think about it and he will probably lose the sale over this ....If this is the case tomm, I will tell you how to proceed and close this deal real fast.. Make sure your not dealing with any floor salesman.... Internet manager / sales manager only on this deal...

    What i'd like to tell that manager is...

    If you make me drive down here 5 hours and your email is not to the penney for the sale of this car... Would I be wrong for sending you to the hospital upon my arrival.

    My daughters Accord will be getting a new trans. What i want to do is have honda give me a 100k warranty on this new one for my troubles. The only problem with that scenario is if corporate honda wont agree to give me the 100k waranty on the new trans. Only the selling dealer in NY might agree to that, not the dealership up in boston fixing the transmission............................ will see

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

  • mike372mike372 Posts: 354

    Would I do better wih TrueCar in NJ. One recent poster implied that he got a better deal at Autosport with TrueCar than by dealing with he internet mgr. How does true car work? Do they tell you which dealer to go to and will the dealer honor their price. If I got a price thru TC would it screw up my dealings with the internet mgr. TrueCar obvioulsy isnt doing this for free, how do they get paid?

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,927
    edited March 21

    Mike

    Criswell gets first crack tomm at your business then:

    I would call ODonnell honda back.. There doc fee's are only 200 dollars.. I have heard good things about them as far as being honest. Criswell also w/ very good pricing ... .. ..So look at both deals you have going. Make Odonnell match Criswell price for the sale tomm. Tell Odonnell if you want the sale to match Criswell then send you a buyers order. In return after you and dealer both sign buyers order you will leave a credit card deposit and come pick up vehicle when ready.. Tell ODONNELL his dealership has to decide that moment or your giving Criswell the sale.. This is how i negotiate with dealers. I'm in command and letting them know take this sale or your losing me to xx dealer. I love to pit one dealer against the next. I tell them right at the end what dealers you will lose out to if you dont lock up this sale NOW... If ODonnell knows Criswell is in the mix he knows that price is legit and if he could he will try and steal the sale from Criswell.. The dealership at Odonnell is going to believe you .. Why... BEcause your from NJ and your playing hardball with Md dealerships.. You will Not be percieved as your average buyer . Or you could take the standard approach and Your reasoning could be there closer to drive to or Criswell wont send a faxed buyers order to you... Dont give up that info til you pull the power move on ODonnell . Save that email you have from Criswell it may come in handy with other md dealerships.

    Give Criswell the opportunity to earn your business. I always think gloom and doom even with the better dealerships... Any manager who tells you to drive 5 hours with no written proof of sale is either a Moron or thinks you are .. Make sure you let him know that..

    Hit me up with some good news tomm MR MIKE............ Go for it..

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

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,927
    edited March 21

    Direct talks to dealerships is the only way.. Every joe- smo in Nj is getting 250 or 450 below invoice after considering doc fee charges and no flex cash.... thats what you will get from true car pricing. true car gets a kick back from dealerships that folks buy from.

    Find two different arera codes in MD...... punch in those area codes into true car and see what kind of pricing comes up. Use area codes by Criswell and Pohanka. Then put your area code in from Nj to see this area's pricing .

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

  • bcontrenasbcontrenas Woodhaven, NYPosts: 2

    Hey Guys, Im currently financing a civic 2009 coupe. I've got three years on it and want to get rid of it and hop into an accord Sport 2014. My car is only worth 9,500 and I owe a little over 11,000 so I have negative equity. What would be the best way to go about getting the best deal to lease and accord sport 2014? I'm new to this.

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,927
    edited March 21

    Sell your Civic privately hoping you get the full 9500 dollars. Pay off the remaining 1500 loan then your ready to start another bad investment...lol . Buying a new vehicle is one of the worst investments we could make. With depreciation value's, bad roads , weather conditions, and other bad drivers our cars are not worth much after 4 or 5 years. The smart folks buy that 3 or 4 year old vehicle saving 50% or more off cars original value.. I'm like you.... I buy 3 new vehicles every 4 years on a average, sometimes 3 years if i get tired of vehicle. I waste alot of money for sure. My vehicles are garaged and in great shape after 4 years but never could recoup the money spent.... You only live once enjoy life while your down here.

    If you trade your car back to the dealer expect to take another 1500 to 2k loss on the trade.

    Call your local honda dealership ask them if they use galves or nada pricing to figure a trade. Not many dealerships will go near a Edmunds, or KBB price. Once you know what book there using figure on thats what your going to get / give and take a few hundred depending on the condition of your vehicle.

    Edmunds has a 2009 ex coupe / auto, with 50k miles... trade in at 11k.. Can you get that price ?? probably not

    Nada trade price............. on the ex model ........................................$9200

    galves will be lower

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

  • cthulhu23cthulhu23 Posts: 2

    Pulled the trigger yesterday on a 2014 Accord EX-L minus navigation in the DFW area. I got it for 27,550 including TTL, out the door. Not the best deal seen in this thread, but still, not bad for the area I don't think. Car came with the trunk tray, tint, wheel locks, pin stripe and the splash guards. Good luck to everyone buying!

  • bcontrenasbcontrenas Woodhaven, NYPosts: 2

    @brian125 I went on nada they're saying my car is worth 9,800. My car is in average condition with 59,000 miles.

    I also went to a local dealer. Just to get some figures. He was telling me he'll take me off my loan and get me into a sport for $375 a month. Doesn't sound like a deal.

  • cthulhu23cthulhu23 Posts: 2

    @cthulhu23 said: Pulled the trigger yesterday on a 2014 Accord EX-L minus navigation in the DFW area. I got it for 27,550 including TTL, out the door. Not the best deal seen in this thread, but still, not bad for the area I don't think. Car came with the trunk tray, tint, wheel locks, pin stripe and the splash guards. Good luck to everyone buying! Also, forgot to mention...there was no trade in on the deal.

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,927
    edited March 21

    @bcontrenas said: brian125 I went on nada they're saying my car is worth 9,800. My car is in average condition with 59,000 miles.

    I also went to a local dealer. Just to get some figures. He was telling me he'll take me off my loan and get me into a sport for $375 a month. Doesn't sound like a deal.

    Nada quote was on trade in to dealer on the ex, coupe model.. whats your model maybe thats why price is different.

    any prices you recieve you need all disclosed info on price so you could figure out how dealer arrived at that price.. Residual cost, cap cost, money factor etc.. price for your vehicle

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

  • micheletk1micheletk1 Posts: 4

    @brian125 said: michele

    2013 invoice w dest charge =..............26,399

    minus dealers offer.............................23,286

    total.................................................- 3,113 below invoice price

    minus doc fee of 699...................... -699

    Total below invoice.............................2,414 below invoice.

    This is not a good deal .. 3000 below is the lowest price you should consider. If i'm buying this car i want 4000 off to even consider buying a 1 year old model . In the event of a stolen vehicle or you total this car in a accident what do you think the Ins. company is giving you for a 1 yr, 4 month old vehicle. this is the difference you need to make up in money from the dealer. Otherwise buy a 2014 model accord that is selling for 1000 to maybe 1500 off invoice price with flex cash..

    I pushed this dealer to knock another $500 off this price, so I would be at $2,914 below invoice, plus I got them to throw in 2 years of Maintanance (Oil Changes, etc.) which I think is about a $250 value). They will not go any lower than this, and I do think it is an ok deal. How do I get them to go further at this point, considering they have 18 of this trim on the lot. Or should I just purchase the car.

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,927
    edited March 22

    Micheletk1

    Good job getting another 500 off your price and 2 yr on oil changes. Go buy it.. For the record I'm still not a big fan of just 3000 off invoice but it really is not such a bad deal. I look at your deal from a stand point if your car is stolen or totaled in a accident... whats my depreciation cost on 2013 vehicle compared to a 2014 model.. compared to prices paid in both years....... thats my formula..

    What i like about your new deal is you countered the dealerships high doc fee charge of 699 with getting another 500 off price and oil changes.. Enjoy your new Accord

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

  • I got this initial internet quote on 2014 EX coupe CVT for $23,138 + TTL in southern California area. How much do you think I can lower?

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,927
    edited March 22

    Accordcoupe,

    Was flex cash put in this deal? you did not say... Your at 1578 below invoice minus dealers doc fee charge.

    I will assume?

    If you recieved a selling price of 1k below invoice on this vehicle plus flex of 500 -- you have some more room to negotiate. If you want. Very good price so far regardless of your decesion to buy or negotiate price down some more.

    If its a sraight out deal of 1578 below invoice most likely not much more if any to reduce price.

    Double check that dest/ charge was included in the selling price..... Its 790.. This would change your deal and what i posted.

    Post your dealerships name, and final numbers on your decsion with your accord purchase

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

  • jkl3jkl3 Posts: 5

    Hello,

    Since this forum was so helpful to me, I wanted to share my experience buying a 2014 Accord Sedan EX-L in the Raleigh/Durham area. We went to Auto Park Honda in Cary (originally just to test drive) but knew we wanted the Accord since we were finally parting with our 1999 model. Sales guy was very low key and I threw out a low number to see if they would take it. They accepted and we ended up at $25,900 plus TTL, plus doc fee of $398, less $500 in flex cash for OTD at $26,648. We also got free oil changes for life of the car. I think we did pretty well and can't believe all the changes in 14 years! ;) Good luck everyone!

  • goofymangoofyman Posts: 4
    edited March 24

    Not sure how good a deal it is but I just want to share:

    Over the weekend I got the 2014 Accord LX. I am in NC.

    $20,600 + TTL + Tax = $21,300 Out of the door.

    Price includes free oil change for life as long as I own the car. The dealer is 3 miles from my home.

    Usually I don't do this, but I was convinced into extended warranty. $1,100 for a 7 years, 120k miles; can be treated in any Honda dealership in the country. I wonder though why the dealer pushed a CNA warranty and not a Honda Extended warranty.

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,770

    @goofyman

    there should be a cancellation period for the warranty! See if you can cancel it. Not worth it at all. They pushed the CNA warranty over the Honda warranty because it is cheaper for them to buy and they can make more profit selling it to you. You bought a fantastic car in an Accord LX. What is going to go wrong with it that will cost you $1100? NOTHING! It is a Honda.

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

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