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brian125
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New york / S.C. myrtle beach
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2012 MB ML 350, 2012 BMW X-5, 2013 Honda Accord EXL V-6, 2013 Genesis R-SPEC 5.0

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  • iecavi
    Thanks Brian!!!
    September 27
  • iecavi
    Hi! Brian,
    You were right, fees are way over what I thought; yesterday I called 4 dealers, 2 of them are the ones I had spoken before;
    1st dealer: "Offical fee" $131, plus
    'Doc fee" $189,
    so that's closed to what you had mention on your first comment ($399),
    2nd dealer: Title and Reg fee= $50
    Doc fee $189 and
    something called an "inventory fee" of 0.35% - they add it after all these fees and sales tax,
    The other 2 dealers want me in before telling me their fees...
    Most probably I will have to go by myself, even though all the info and tips I'm learning here are being of huge help, I am afraid once in their "office" I will be an easy prey, I will not know all the answers or ways to reject their reasons for all those fees I know they are ridiculous and can be taken away. I have read that dealers get reimbursed for every car they sell, advertising expenses, servicing cars, etc.
    Can you please offer me some advice?
    September 27
  • iecavi
    Hi! Brian, first of al I really appreciate your support and advice.
    So far this is what I have come with after reading your posts and comments. I could not find the DOC fee for Tx dealers, all I found was some charge between 0-250, so I calculated my target price on 250 as Dealer fee.
    I have set my target price (MTP) for a 2014 Accord Sport CVT( trunk tray, splash guards, mats and wheel locks ) as
    - MTP- 20,975
    - Estimated sales tax(TX) - 1,311
    - DMV - 63.50 + local county fee (maybe) - 11.50

    So this makes it for a OTD - 22,361, this should be a good fair price, right?

    After I did my search on fees and charges I have not made an offer to any dealer yet, neither to the first 2 dealers I had spoken at first, should I first offer MTP before all taxes and fees or should I write my offer including those charges and fees?

    Greetings from the South &
    Thanks for all you do!

    iecavi
    September 26
  • ingoialo
    Hello brian 125
    What do u think of the2014 Nissan rogue select awd ?
    September 25
  • road_gypsy

    You wanted to know which dealer I purchased RDX at. It was Acura of Serramonte.

    September 4
  • song14

    Hi Brian, I am from Philadelphia, am planning to buy Honda Accord EX-L w/o Navi. Could you give me some comments regarding the following quote: $26,696 OTD price=$24,550 (car price)+$1964(Tax, 8% in PA)+$184(TTC) Its higher than what people paid from other areas, but this is the lowest quota among 10 local dealers. Do you think this the right price to target ? Would the price be lower on Monday, which is the last day of Labor day sale promotion? Thanks in advance.

    August 31
  • sunny_9

    @brian125: Hi Brian, am from DE, am planning to buy Honda Accord EX. Based on the comments posted by you and other members in this forum, I decided to buy from Maryland dealerships instead of DE. I am thinking to target price around $21,250 excluding TTL and accessories. Do you think this the right price to target ?

    Thanks in advance.

    August 31
  • bocalm

    Hi, Brian,

    Can you give me some comments regarding the following quote: South Florida (north Miami area). Honda Accord EX-L, 4doors, no navigation, 4 cylinder, Black (and black interior).

    Current quote: $27, 000 OTD price (including everything, the car also come with a new tag, because I do not want to transfer my license plate)

    Options: mud guard, trunk tray, wheel lock, floor mat, door edge, window etching, Tint, paint stripe.

    I finance the car, but the rate won't be available unless I sign the sale contract. Can you comment?

    Thanks

    August 19
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    August 15
  • viggs

    Hey Brian,

    I do not think I did but I will have to check the contract tonight. I'll let you know.

    ViggS

    August 14
  • sweets1180

    Thanks! I'm sure its time consuming to be the forum expert! I appreciate your time, and had already started reading your past posts after I sent the last message.

    August 13
  • balabask

    Hi Brian125,

    Greetings!, I am in need of a car this weekend badly, Looking at a 2104 Honda Accord Ex 4cyl CVT with accessories with 0.9% honda financing for which I am already qualified with a dealer.

    I have an email from one dealer that says this Per your request, here is your price quote: New 2014 Honda Accord Sedan EX - splash guards, all weather floor mats, door edge guards, trunk tray MSRP: $26,470 INTERNET SALE PRICE*: $24,902 Drive Out, financed through American Honda Finance . is this a good deal? Is this a valid quote ? and what other preparatory steps should I take to avoid any surprises. Please advise. I saw a terminology 'Buyers Order" what is that and please advise me of things I should take care off before visiting the dealer

    Thank you in advance for the reply and direction. Regards, BB

    August 9
  • yankeefan101

    Thanks for your help. I followed your suggestions and at this point the best offer I have received is $1100 below invoice with no doc or destinations fees. I am hoping to do better in next two days. if that ends up as my best offer should i take it? Thanks again. I would have never thought I could get this SUV for anything below invoice had I not studied your posts.

    June 29
  • yankeefan101

    Brian,

    Thank you for all your information. i have really learned a lot from your suggestions. I am on Long Island and have followed your suggestions in trying to get quotes. I would like to purchase a 2014 CRV AWD EXL. I have followed your advice in previous posts. I have obtained financing. I have asked each dealer whether they have flex cash available if i financed with the.

    I would like to buy the car by the end of the month. I have emailed 8 dealers in the area and have only received one response. My question may seem silly but I am not sure whether I should make them an offer of $1000 + doc fees first or let them make an offer and then counter with the price I am willing to pay.

    Thanks for your help.

    June 28
  • gauravj

    Brian - Can you please let me know

    June 9
  • gauravj

    Thanks a lot Brian.

    here are the quotes for CRV EXL 2WD: 1) Gwinnette place Honda: Internet Sales Price $ 24,799.00
    +Dealer Added: (Mudguards, wheel locks, trunk tray, 3m door edge, pinstripe) $ 808.00
    +Doc Fees $ 549.00
    +TAVT $ 1,783.69
    +Title Fee & Lemon $ 80.00

    =Total Drive Out $ 28,019.69 (Discount of $200 here and hence cost to me - $27,800 with these accessories)

    2) Ed Voyles Honda: $24,500.00 Internet Price $ 598.00 Processing Fee $ 98.50 Electronic Title Fee $ 1,700.76 GA TAVT 6.75% (Estimated) $ 39.00 Title $26,939.26 Total Drive Out Price Factory Equipped

    "3 YEAR CAR CARE PACKAGE" Includes 1. Lube, Oil and Filter 2. Clean and Adjust Brakes 3. Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection And: 1 Year Cross Country Motor Club Membership a. 24-Hour Roadside Assistance b. Emergency Towing Coverage

    June 8
  • gauravj

    HI Brian, Is the price good?

    My earlier post:

    Hi Brian and Steve, I am in Atlanta, GA and have received quote for a 2014 Honda CRV EXL 2WD from a few dealerships. I am about to zero down on two of the quotes and wanted to run it past you experts. 1) Gwinnett Place Honda - for a OTD price of $27,800 - they put $808 of accessories (Trunk Tray, Mudguards, 3M door tape, pinstiping, wheel locks) into the price and putting "exterior paint sealant" and "interior fabric/leather protection" for free. I am not sure how good or necessary are the freebies they are throwing in. - 2) Ed Voyles Honda - an OTD price of $26,950 and they are putting a 3 year car care package which mainly include oil changes/lube/filters and tire rotation.

    Please advice if these are good deals and which one of the dealership is better. I am yet to visit them and all the negotiations/quotes have been on phone/on-line as of now.

    Thank you very much for your advice

    June 7
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    June 4
  • cski

    Thanks again for your help with the coilover info. Here is a copy of my post on Optima Forums after reading about popping noises. That is the kind of stuff I want to know before making a major purchase.

    ....and here I am considering coilovers hard. Thinking about the Megan street series (the red ones for $899). I really want to tighten up the rebound and basically make it more fun to drive. I love the idea about lowering the center of gravity too. I spent a lot of time cringing after hitting smaller potholes this winter, and even just broken pavement sends quivers through the body structure. Around corners I have to man handle the d*** thing and that is pretty much the opposite of fun. One thing I want to make sure of is if the coilovers will even help some of the things I just mentioned. Maybe the car has a few less welds than optimal. I just know it drives great at 6 - 7/10ths, but anything more it gets sketchy.

    So, I guess starting now I am looking for some input on models that d

    May 25
  • retrolol

    Brian, I've been lurking and wondering. In an older post u said to raise ur asking price to compensate for the dealer doc fee. I would think u meant lower ur asking price. What am I missing? Thanks for all ur great info. It will be a big boost in my car buying process.

    May 14
  • trgi

    By the way it is touring model. Thanks for your help. TJ.

    April 30
  • trgi

    Hi Brian, I sent you earlier "He quoted me $27492 with destination charges and flex cash as well as grad discount. What do you think? OTD comes to around $32,800 because of ridiculous tax rate of Arizona. Let me know if it is a good deal. Customary doc fees of 399, 527 for title and registration." But later internet sales guy emailed and said there are $800 worth of add-ons and he won't be able to adjust the price or remove the dealer add-ons.

    I made a different deal with nearby dealership. Can you please look at the numbers. Sale $30,432 Honda incentive $-1000 Taxes $2981.92 Document $149.50 Registration and title $18.50 Prep $389 Out the door is $32,970.92

    Thanks, TJ.

    April 29
  • trgi

    Hi Brian,

    Thanks for amazing forum and your help. I am in the middle of negotiations with internet manager for a 2014 Accord touring. He quoted me $27492 with destination charges and flex cash as well as grad discount. What do you think? OTD comes to around $32,800 because of ridiculous tax rate of Arizona. Let me know if it is a good deal. Customary doc fees of 399, 527 for title and registration.

    Thanks, TJ.

    April 26
    • trgi
      trgi
      Price quoted is $29492.
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    April 26
  • chaccord

    Hi Brain,

    I was offered a deal for Honda Accord 2014 EX-L V6 26500 OTD + Taxes(Indiana). Which includes(500$ flex cash + 500$ Graduate discount + Interior I'll,Mats,Tray, Locks,splash Guards ). Can i go ahead with this deal?. Can you tell me + Taxes includes how much for Indiana State.

    Thanks, Naga

    April 23
  • plala

    I had a time until yesterday but I am going to dealer on tomorrow and see if he can offer or sale at this price. I will update with finding. Thanks brian....

    April 23
  • plala

    Brian, I received this earlier. Also, confirmed it twice with him. If needed, I can ask him again tomorrow more.

    Retail Price: 27,125

    Sales Price: 24,750

    Govt Fee: 120.00

    Doc Fee: 191.00

    Taxes: 1757.47

    Rebate credit:1250 (he didn't tell me exact but he told me that I will give you 1250$ credit)

    So, 24,570 + 120 +191 + 1757.47 -1250 =25,568.47

    April 22
  • plala

    Brian, I received this earlier. Also, confirmed it twice with him. If needed, I can ask him again tomorrow more.

    Retail Price: 27,125 Sales Price: 24,750 Govt Fee: 120.00 Doc Fee: 191.00 Taxes: 1757.47

    Rebate credit:1250 (he didn't tell me exact but he told me that I will give you 1250$ credit)

    So, 24,570 + 120 +191 + 1757.47 -1250 =25,568.47

    April 22
  • plala

    Brian, I am confused now. Can you take a look and please guide me? Thanks.

    Bridie6 receives total discount of 2016$. He didn't receive 1000$ less from invoice price at all. Did he receive on top of 2016$ discount?

    For my Honda CR-V AWD EX, I receive 770$ less from invoice price + 1250 Rebate = 2020.... Is this a same discount? Only difference is that I have to trade in. If he says o.k without trade in, does it look like a good deal or am I missing something?

    sales price: 24750 (including destination), Doc Fees: 190, Plate transfer fee:120, Rebate 1,250, Taxes:1760

    Thanks,

    April 22
  • brettkarren

    Hi Brian, I posted this a day or so ago. You seem like the guy who knows whats up. could you look this over I'm looking at the 2014 lx cvt in Phoenix area. I have seen people mention they have purchased for $2000 below invoice. Invoice is $21,620 right?

    question 1. Does that include the flex cash or is it in addition to flex cash? question 2. based on the #s below, how far below invoice am I?. I never know how to treat doc fees question 3. Looking at the best offer below, How much better can I expect to get question 3. How do I squeeze it out. (i followed the guide posted earlier except that i'm at the start of the month not the end.) Here is the best breakdown I have after dealing with them via email sale price: ** $20,771** (includes destination, add ons like tint, guards blah blah blah) doc fee: $399 (seems to be the standard so far) registration $405 tax (8..3%) $1,750 flex cash $(500) Out the door ** $22,800**

    Please give me a hand. I'm too cheap to spend more than i shoul

    April 9
    • brettkarren
      brettkarren
      I guess i should ask how much below invoice should someone be getting the 2014 accord lx cvt in the phoenix area? thanks for your help. you and people like you are saving people like me thousands of dollars.