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2013 and earlier-Honda Civic Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • "I would try to go for $19,700. Car dealers are more willing to deal because banks aren't approving very many auto loans right now (and the ones that do get approved have high interest rates)."

    That statement couldn't be more false.
  • Wow! Grreat Price/Deal !!! What Dealer? Where is it located? What's your friends name and phone number/e-mail?
  • I need to buy a new 2008 civic sedan dx, auto .
    If some one can tell me, how much should be my OTD price in Atlanta by paying in cash?
  • I yesterday purchased 2008 HONDA CIVIC SEDAN LS model yeaterday from HONDA OF HAYWARED (IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA) and paid $19109 OTD ie base price plus taxplus all doc fees... I also had optionally bought security system and 7 years extended warranty with grand total of OTD $20759...

  • Paid $17,900, not including tax/ registration
  • You meant Sedan LX right? because I never heard about 2008 civic LS
  • Live in the bay area, CA. Wondering what a good price to start at asking the dealers for when negotiating a price. I am pretty set on a 2009 EX w/ navigation. Most likely a coupe. A price before tax and licenses and OTD would be great!
  • Come in and vist my F&I office - there is no shortage of approvals. In fact, one would argue that the approval process needs to be looser in order to keep these cars rolling off the shelf.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,555
    I totally disagree with that article.

    " Most" people can get car loans. There has been some tightening but nothing that wasn't needed.
  • bwahaahhaha..... let's all listen to two car salesmen's opinions instead of Bloomberg News Services and US News.... puhhhhhlease!

    just because you wish it to be doesn't make it so. credit is tightened, in all forms, and that is a fact. maybe (and it's a big maybe) your dealerships are located in affluent areas and are getting better qualified buyers. if so, good for you. but, overall, banks aren't lending and no amount of wishful thinking or histrionics will alter that fact. please don't try to pass off anecdotal evidence as clear fact. it's unscientific and useless information for a national message board.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 63,301
    We'll just assume that anyone shopping for a Civic can get a loan for one..

    I don't see how a news article is scientific... but, we are all about anecdotal evidence here.. That's the purpose of this forum.



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  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,555
    Nothing "ancecdotal" from me. I live the life from the trenches and when I read that "most" people won't be able to get a car loan, I have to say, that's just not true.

    Yes, some lenders have tightened their reigns but not to that much of an extent.

    I hope it stays that way!
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 63,301
    As I said.. let's stick to Civic prices..

    And... you can look it up... Your personal experience is the very definition of anecdotal..

    (no more replies on this subject are necessary, or appreciated..)


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  • Civic EX-L W/ Navi Automatic OTD Price $23, 700, Good price?
  • 4dr not sure will have to look over the invoice
  • It's a 2 door coupe as well
  • Can you guys tell me how much you are paying for that model OTD?
  • 17,890 + TTL
    The price included $200 for window tint (which I wanted) and $190 for pin striping/door guards (which I didn't).

    I bought at Bell Honda in Phoenix, AZ. The sales lady in the fleet/internet department was easy to work with. I would definitely recommend her. The finance guy was a little pushy about the extended warranty, lo-jack, etc, etc. I didn't buy any of that stuff.
  • Hey, you can try Gwinett Place Honda, look for Denise Barrons, she can give you a good deal. E-mail me @ if you have any questions.
  • Hi, I'm the worlds worst negotiator so I'm looking for a second opinion on this. What I have so far is $20,420 plus tax title and doc fee (doc fee is standard $250 at every dealer I've talked to). This is in the Cincinnati, OH area. There is also no inventory anywhere so I'll need to be ordering the car. What does anyone think?
  • I've been shopping around to a few deals, theyve given me the price on the car as 17878 on the car, n/i tax/mv, etc. seems to be below invoice
  • I'm bad at negotiating too! But here is what I've done.
    On, I went and 'built' the car, it gives you the invoice. Print that, and also send an email through there to dealers, saying you have 500 below invoice. Some will say it's impossible. One dealer mailed back with invoice price. Print that out, try to get quote over email.

    Then I went to a dealer, folder in hand. I said I've been shopping around, and they are my 3rd dealer today. They may ask "okay, what do I have a to beat?". Ruffle through your papers, look, and then give them that invoice price, or the best price that you've gotten so far. That should start it off.

    One dealer gave me a price of 17940 for the car. Invoice is 17947. I said okay. Went to another dealer, told 'em the price to beat is 17940. They said ok, 17,878. I'm going to another dealer today, and I'll go back to the first one and say okay, your price was beat, can you match it? If not, that's ok, they'll say on the list, since the next round is financing. Tell 'em another dealer has no doc fee. If they say "oh we can't tell the car at that price", just say "well, what about your holdback??". One guy flustered and said okay, let me go check. They came back with the 17,878.

    Hope that helps!
  • Is it a good time to buy a car with the financial crisis? the banks do not want to lend money :mad:
  • I just got my Black 2008 EX-L W/ Navi, it was brand new and not sure if I got a good price or not. OTD price was 23,299 with 8.25% tax rate. What do you think of this price? Before Tax and fees it was $21,235
  • Interest rates (imo) are high even with good credit. But deals like 0% etc are probably gone for good now. I can't find _any_ good deals. Bleh.
  • Dealer is offering $19,700+TTD which equals $21,900. Is this a good price. He will not budge.
  • Edmunds shows the invoice on a 2009 Civic EX Sedan with Auto and Nav before destination to be $20,358. Your price is $658 below invoice (or right at invoice once the $670 destination charge is added.)

    This seems like a very good offer.

    Which city/state are you in and what is your tax rate?
  • why would the invoice price be different between edmunds and
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