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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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  • kklawandy
    Hi Brian, I'm from NJ and pending to get a CRV EXL AWD
    The dealer offered me at $28354 from Philly, PA and is it a good deal for me?
    ·
    May 6
    • brian125
      brian125
      Is this everything included OTD pricing or agreed selling price excluding taxes etc. ? THIS IS NOT A GOOD DEAL AT ALL AT $117 BELOW DEALERS INVOICE . YOU COULD DO BETTER . SORRY FOR THE CAPS. LOL.

      Invoice on your model w/ dest charge is 28,471.
  • nature1243
    Hi Brain,I am from NJ is it 25037(including destination) is good price for 2015 crv EX AWD?? Can we negotiate beyond this price?
    ·
    May 1
  • carro101
    Going To buy the car today exl accord
    24,300 plus fees. 2517 below invoice or 
    1517 below if you consider dealer incentive. 

    Please provide the short list of important 
    steps to take before signing. 
    Thanks
    ·
    April 30
  • carro101
    We have our invoice price agreed upon at
    $26817 for a 2015 accord sedan 4 cylinder EX L. Their is a $1,000 factory to dealer 
    rebate. You have said $2000 below invoice is the target. Does this mean that we should try for $23,817 because this would 
    be $2,000 back of invoice when you consider the $1000 rebate to dealer??
    Thanks @brian125
    ·
    April 28
    • brian125
      brian125
      If you could make above deal for 24,817 that puts you at 2k below. dealers use that rebate money to there advantage not yours. . So getting 23,817 will be near impossible unless your accords model is yellow and missing 1 door. lol
  • carro101
    @brian125

    Is this correct?
    2015 Accord Sedan EX-L 4 Cylinder
    MSRP $29,240 including Des. Charge
    Invoice $26.817
    Dealer Offer $24,300
    $2,517 below invoice
    What am i missing or this
    is right.

    Thanks for all your assistance
    carro101
    ·
    April 27
    • brian125
      brian125
      you are correct. Invoice on the exl = $25,997 plus 820 dest / charge = 26,817. dealer is using the 1000 factory rebate to get to above number. This is a good deal
  • carro101
    Their is a $1000 factory to dealer rebate.
    So wouldn't you add this to the price and it would close to 2600 below invoice?
    ·
    April 27
  • carro101
    brian
    you might be confused by last message
    the price is 24,300$ for a 2015 EX-L sedan
    4 cylinder including destination charge no add ons
    plus normal fees.
    ·
    April 26
  • carro101
    Brian

    we are thinking about purchasing the 2015 EX-L 4 cyl sedan today
    in So. CA. The purchase price is $24,300 plus including dest.
    no add ons plus fees.
    I have tried for 2 months for $24,000 but this seems to be the best
    price. Deal or no deal?

    thanks again for all you support
    ·
    April 26
  • carro101
    @brian125
    which is better going in person or 
    comunicating by Internet ??
    ·
    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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    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
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    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
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