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New york / S.C. myrtle beach
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Vehicle(s) I currently own
2012 MB ML 350, 2012 BMW X-5, 2013 Honda Accord EXL V-6, 2013 Genesis R-SPEC 5.0


  • ringmaster
    Brian took delivery of new 2015 Accord LX and the tires are noisy on all road services. The car came with Firestone's. Is this normal and are Firestone's standard? Thanks
    September 23
  • ringmaster
    brian125, I have read through all 41 pages and you are a fantastic source. In the Houston area and received a quote of $19,200 for a 2015 EX with no extras. It seems from prior posts from you that this is ($21,786 - 19,200) $2,586 below invoice. Should I buy or continue to look. Thanks for your help.
    September 21
  • spartan55
    Thanks for the reply. We decided to scratch the idea of a 2015 Honda CRV based on the CVT issues. While shopping for a 2014 model, I fell in love with a pair of 2014 Accord Sports, one with CVT and one without. Do you know if the CVT is an issue in Accord Sports? Also, I couldn't find your list of Virginia dealers that you speak highly of. Can you list them? Many, many thanks for your help!
    August 28
    • brian125
      No issues on the 2014 Cvt model. . Its a very good vehicle. Try these dealers in VA. I have used a lot of them and sent many buyers to all of them. Some months some of these dealers sell cheaper than other months . Its hit or miss depending on supply and demand and your negotiating skills.

      Pohanka, Joyce koons, Valley, Colonial, Priority, Casey, Checkered Flag , Brown

      Good luck
  • scottw6
    Hi Brian,
    What should be the target price for 2015 Accord Ex and Ex-l in Seattle area? Lowest offer I got three weeks ago are $23000 for EX and $25400 for Ex-l (both including $820 dest charge) before any other tax and fee. I plan to make offering this week since it is approaching the end of the month. I have read there is not too much room for negotiation in the area, but please give me some suggestion for the price range. Thank you very much!!
    August 25
  • spartan55
    What should my target price be for a 2015 Honda CRV-LX AWD? I’m located in Northern Virginia, just outside DC.
    August 24
  • justasking5
    I'm needing to purchase a 2016 Honda Pilot. 8-passenger, AWD. Wanting EXL-RES. Want to purchase before the first snow, sometime between now and November. Any ideas on best time - to get best price? We were car shopping in August thinking it's a good time for deals, but then fell in love with a 2016 vehicle. deals for us I'm afraid... Any advantage you could see in waiting a few months to purchase? Thanks so much!
    August 3
  • abeacon
    Hi Brian,

    2015 CRV LX OTD including flood mats: $23,285 ? Good/reasonable deal ? SC Upstate.
    July 24
  • nado55
    Hi Brian:
    Just received a quote on a Accord V6 EX L trim. 36 months/12,000 miles. $26,980 price and rolling in License/doc fees & first month pymnt, brings it to monthly $354.76 (MF .00029) so I'm at $354.76 before tax. How does that look in your opinion? Do you see any wiggle room on the price?

    Thanks for any input!
    July 14
    • nado55
      I guess I should add I'm in Arizona. :)
  • gathunga
    Hello Brian,
    I love in N. California, do you know what's a good target price for 2015 Honda CR-V EX AWD? Very appreciates you help!
    July 2
  • ras_cha
    Hi Brian,
    I plan on buying a Honda Accord coupe EX L trim. I am a first time buyer so have absolutely no experience with the buying procedure. Also, I am new to the area so would want to have negotiation done on phone/email. As of now, I am getting a deal for $24,611(plus tax and documentation). Is this a good deal ? Or can I push in a little more? Do car-dealers have some specials on 4th july weekend?

    June 30
  • dk01
    Thank you very much!!!
    June 29
  • dk01
    Hi Brian,

    I saw your post in the mazda 6 forums about you contacting several mazda dealers in ny/nj. Im in nj. was wondering what dealers gave you the best deals. I'm looking to lease a 2016 mazda 6 either sport or touring. I saw you wrote 2 dealers quoted you $229 on the sport with around $1600 oop. And you were waiting on the touring numbers from the dealers. Again can you tell me which dealers gave you best deal? I'm looking to get a car by the end of this month, June 30.

    Also I was wondering what you thought about the 2015 honda accord sport. I like it alot but the killer for me is no leather seats and no split folding rear seats. Do you think the honda sport is a better car than the mazda 6 even without leather and folding seats? Thanks again for all your help.
    June 28
  • billyr2009
    Hi Brian,

    What do you think of this deal? I have these two below. I do not know if I should wait until 4th of July weekend or pull the trigger this weekend or the following weekend. Below are the deals.
    Our Pricing Breakdown

    $23,514.00 Sale Price (includes $880 Destination Charge)
    +$1,882.72 8% Sales Tax
    +$8.75 CA Tire Fee
    +$10.00 CA Misc License Fee
    +$20.00 Smog Abate Fee
    +$29.00 CA Electronic Filing Fee
    +$80.00 Documentation Fee
    +$297.00 CA License Fee
    $25,841.47 Total "Out-The-Door" Price (No Hidden Charges)

    39 Mo - 12k miles/year $ 265.00 /mo
    Due at Signing:
    First Month's Payment $ 265.00
    8% CA Tax on Payment $ 21.20
    Down Payment $ 0.00
    CA Tire Fee $ 8.75
    CA Misc License Fee $ 10.00
    Smog Abate Fee $ 20.00
    CA Electronic Filing Fee $ 29.00
    Documentation Fee $ 80.00
    CA License Fee $ 297.00
    8% CA Tax on Upfronts $ 1.60
    Total Due at Signing $ 732.55

    Payment inc. 8.00% tax $ 286.20 /mo
    Click here for more
    information on this lease
    60 Months $441 /mo
    June 20
  • hannah20,

    EXL awd invoice with dest/ charge= $27,592 plus 880 dest charge = $28,471.

    A good target price to shoot for in your area is 27k to 27.3k ( includes dest/ charge) excludes taxes, tags, dmv etc.
    June 19
  • hannah20
    Thanks, Brian . The dealer doesn't mention 880 dest charge... Doc Fees:+$210
    IS it all excludes??

    Est. Sales Tax:+$1,667
    Title & Transfer Tag+$23
    Est. Gov’t Fees:+$24(Tax, Tag & Title)

    These all is 1714 .

    AND sale price+880 =27k to 27.3 right??
    27k +1714=28714 to 29014

    IS IT GOOD ODT PRICE?? IS there any extra fee?

    Thanks so much. good afternoon.
    June 17
    • hannah20
      wrong ..HAHA

      IS it all excludes??
      Doc Fees:+$210
      Est. Sales Tax:+$1,667
      Title & Transfer Tag+$23
      Est. Gov’t Fees:+$24(Tax, Tag & Title)

      These all is 1924 .

      1924+27k= 28924 to 29224 right?
      Is it good deal? any extra fee???

      Thanks a lot .
  • hannah20
    hi, BRIAN.
    I got quote AWD EX-L BLACK. I live in MI.

    Doc Fees:+$210
    Est. Sales Tax:+$1,667
    Title & Transfer Tag+$23
    Est. Gov’t Fees:+$24(Tax, Tag & Title)

    Total Financed:$29,496
    Actually, I ASK 27K ODT. too low?? Can you give a ballpark number?

    IRST deaLer say

    there is not 1 Honda dealer out there that can even come close to selling you an EX-L for $27,000 OTD including doc fee, 6% tax, title, and plates. In fact, we cannot even do that number just for the vehicle price.If you are looking to be at that price, then we need to be talking about an EX model, not EX-L. Please let me know if you have a more reasonable price to work with, such as the $29496 OTD price I quoted you.

    How about this deal??
    My baby was just born so I am very busy.... to negociate with deaLers.. :'(
    But my car was total loss.. I need new car this month...
    DO you know invoice price for AWD EX-L ?
    How much is good deal? I need to know what my out-the-door cos
    June 17
  • dggg
    could use some advice on a 2015 CRV AWD ex-l purchase. I emailed several dealers and the best offer I received back (excluding taxes, title and tags ) is $27,700. My goal is $26,500. Any help much appreciated.
    June 9
  • tampamd
    Hi Brian,

    For 2015 Honda accord EX-L V4

    What are your thoughts on extended warrant $1322 for Platinum coverage 7 yrs/70k (whichever is first). $100 deductible

    Car care $801.00. Is this worth it? For 75k miles or 7 yrs
    -- Covers lube, oil and filter
    --Brakes cleaning, adjustment
    --Multi-point vehicle inspection
    --Tire rotations
    -- free Key Fob replacement up to $400
    --24hr roadside assistance
    --Emergency towing coverage
    -- Lost key retrieval
    May 31
  • 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
      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. 
    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
      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

    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
    April 27
    • 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 $1000 factory to dealer rebate.
    So wouldn't you add this to the price and it would close to 2600 below invoice?
    April 27
  • carro101
    you might be confused by last message
    the price is 24,300$ for a 2015 EX-L sedan
    4 cylinder including destination charge no add ons
    plus normal fees.
    April 26
  • carro101

    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
    which is better going in person or 
    comunicating by Internet ??
    April 11
  • rman314
    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!

    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
      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
      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
      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.

    April 2
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