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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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  • carro101
    @brian125
    which is better going in person or 
    comunicating by Internet ??
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    April 11
  • rman314
    Brian,
    Would like your advice on a used 2014 Honda Accord EX-L V4 in Chicago. It's pre-owned and not CPO, with about 9700 miles on it and 20 months left on the original warranty. What would be a fair price for this? The dealer is asking for $23,8xx + ttl/taxes but I think that is too much when I am seeing some of the new 2015 EX-L's going for low $24k.

    Please share your opinion. Thank you!

    rman
    ·
    April 3
  • anagoree
    Brian, I need your advice for 2015 Honda Accord EX-L V4.
    I am in Chicago market. I received below quote. This includes $1000 dealers cash back.

    Sale Price inc $820 destination charge: 24,617.00
    Doc Fee $168.00
    Gov't Fees $221
    Taxes $1,890.00
    OTD: $26,896.00

    Please share your opinion.
    ·
    March 24
    • anagoree
      anagoree
      yes. Your advice was really helpful.
      After spamming 20+ dealers, My final price can be $24,117 (inc destination) + doc, TTL, and Taxes.
      OTD $26,257.74.
      As per your advice, I will try to close the deal on 03/31.
    • brian125
      brian125
      Good job you will make the best possible deal this month buying like you are. please post in the Accord forum with your dealer info / details when your done.
    • anagoree
      anagoree
      I have just posted my buying experience on CRV forum. I bought CRV instead of Accord. :)

      My Accord EX-L deal was:
      EPRICE: 23,397
      DESTINATION: 820
      OTD PRICE: $26,357.74
      Another dealer was ready to take another $100 off on above price. My OTD deal $26,257.74

      My CRV EX-L AWD deal was:
      EPRICE: $25,951.57
      DESTINATION: $880.00
      OTD PRICE: $29,195.31

      Thanks for all your valuable help.
  • carro101
    Well Brian the end of the month and the quarter has come and gone.
    My goal of $24K for a EX-L 4-cyl no nav. has not been accomplished.
    The good news is that I learned a lot. It seems their is other good
    news for us because Honda missed their numbers in February.

    Is their increased motivation for Honda to offer incentives?

    Should I lower my expectations? Maybe I should permit time be my friend
    and let each day work in my favor as the beauty of car devaluation
    helps me.

    thanks
    ·
    April 2
  • carro101
    @brian125

    approaching double witching hour month and quarter. Following your steps I am stuck on $24,400 on the 2015 accord 4 cylinder sedan no nav. EXL. Do you believe their is 300-400 more I can obtain?
    ·
    March 25
  • carro101
    Great info!!
    found dealer who offered 24650$ For EX-L
    in L.a.  Do you think dealers have 1000-1500 from Honda ?  
    Also description says leather-trimmed not leather. Went to dealer and it seems seat is ultrsuede and sides are leather.  

    Thanks for the help









    ·
    March 15
  • carro101
    Thanks brian
    What is the invoice for a 2015 ex-L 4 cylinder?..
    also is the body style going to change
    in 2016?
    thanks
    carros101
    ·
    March 15
  • carro101
    Hi Brian125
    Just started in the forum and have seen your
    posts. You are in NY and I am in Southern California
    but do you have any advise for purchasing
    a 2015 accord EX-L.
    thanks
    ·
    March 14
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    You received 25 LOLs. You're posting some good content. Great!
    March 5
  • bondc
    hi brian, can you please suggest me what is the best price for 2015 crv exl in dallas area. currently best i have is 27300 + tax, title
    ·
    February 27
  • bingroy
    Thanks Brian. Will follow your advice.
    ·
    January 25
  • bingroy
    Brian,

    I am getting a on the road price of $16.8K for 2015 Corolla L automatic trim.

    Breakdown is as follows

    Price 14500
    Tax 870 (state = 6%)
    Destination 825
    MD tags/registration 300
    Dealership LOW 300

    TOTAL 16795

    Good deal I suppose? Your feedback is appreciated! Thanks.
    ·
    January 25
  • citizenchi
    Hey Brian,

    My friend is buying in Texas - Houston Area. They want the following:

    Toyota Tundra Limited 2WD CrewMax with Short Bed. Gray or Silver. With Tow Package. No trade-in but they are putting $8k down for down payment.

    Thoughts on what they should pay? They were quoted $42,883 after $1000 rebate and this includes state taxes, title, destination fees, Documentary fee ($125), Dealer Inventory Tax ($86). etc. They got a work order from the dealership.

    I think they can do better especially today/tomorrow. Let me know where you think they should be price-wise.

    thanks!
    ·
    December 2014
  • citizenchi
    Hey Brian,

    Do you help with Toyota Tundra buying as well? Or just Hondas? Also, can you message me a link to your email template that you send dealerships? I've been looking all over the forums for it and I can't find it.

    Thanks for all you do!
    ·
    December 2014
    • brian125
      brian125
      yes.......I could get you the best deal with any make or model.
  • dorio53
    Brian it seems like you are the expert ;-) Please tell me if these are good deals in
    San Diego, Ca. I am a little confused because I have two different dealer invoices for the same model.
    Thank you!

    2014 Accord CVT COUPE EX-L W/NAVI/RED
    MSRP $30,910.
    Discount $5,937
    Price Promise $24,973.
    OTD= $27,346.

    2014 Accord CVT COUPE EX-L W/NAVI/Metallic Steel
    MSRP $32,800
    Invoice $28,337.
    Dealer price $25.837. plus tax and lic.

    With added Dealer Package-wheel locks,door moldings,mudguards,trunk liner,2 yr. Maint. Is this worth the Difference of $864?
    ·
    December 2014
  • brian125 earned the 5 Answers badge.
    Your willingness to share knowledge has definitely been noticed.
    October 2014
  • janice678
    Hi, Brian, I should call you "Brain". You have the Brain for buying cars. Thanks so much to wonderful people like you helping no car buying experience people like me. I got a quote from the local dealer, I live in Orange County, California. What do you think of the final OTD prices for W/NAV and one W/O NAV? I don't really care for one, but my husband's Honda had one and he loves it. What's invoice price for EX-L W/NAV and W/O NAV. So I can work on my negotiation. I don't think these prices are good enough. What do you think? Thanks again for everything you do for us! I am really grateful!

    "All the money Honda offer have been apply to the price quote.
    2014 Honda CR-V EX-L W/NAVI 2WD
    MSRP:$30,200
    Sale Price:$ 26,707
    Doc fees:$80
    Sale Tax:$2,142.97
    License Fees:$312.75
    Total : $29,242.72"
    2014 HondaCR-V EX-L 2WD

    MSRP: $*28,700
    Norm Reeves Honda's Price: $*25,318 OTD for Orange County:$27,849
    ·
    October 2014
  • Which models are you talking about. awd models or fwd models?????? Navagation is not worth the 1400 dollars difference. buy a 200 dollar garmin nuvi gps system they are alot better than dealer installed systems. I have navagation in most of my vehicles. i stll find my portable Garmin alot better than them. click on my 2800 comments read thru my postings on buying tips and advise and you will save some money.
    ·
    October 2014
    • janice678
      janice678
      It's the front wheel drive. Thanks a million!
  • janice678
    I really need your expert's opinion. I got a quote for CR-V EL-X with Navigation is $26,707 plus $2,185 registration fee. Without the navigation is $25,318 plus register fee. Are those prices sound good enough to you? Can I bargain little more? Interest is .90% APY. Should I get one with navigation or have an outside company install it? Should I buy 2014 or wait for 2015 model? Thanks so much for your help!
    ·
    October 2014
  • iecavi
    Thanks Brian!!!
    ·
    September 2014
  • 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 2014
  • 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 2014
  • ingoialo
    Hello brian 125
    What do u think of the2014 Nissan rogue select awd ?
    ·
    September 2014
  • road_gypsy

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

    ·
    September 2014
  • 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 2014
  • 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 2014
  • 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 2014
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    August 2014
  • 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 2014
  • 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 2014
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