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2013 and earlier-Honda Civic Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • The tax is 6% here. Google showed 6.25% for Texas but I am not sure if that is up-to-date.

    There is no reason not to get them into mid 17s if not lower. A bunch still have 09s on the lot at the end of this month and cars aren't moving right now
  • uhhuduga,

    I have emailed almost every Honda Dealer in the Houston area over the past 6 months. I did notice however the cheapest prices for civic's were back in April and May of this year. I myself would like an EX Sedan Model, but the cheapest I have been quoted was $20,200 OTD (John Eagle, Goodson). I like to go by the OTD end price because that is the FINAL price of the car, ALL Dealers in Houston add some sort of accessories (to the EX Model anyways) which always adds to there E-price Quote.
  • Uhhuduga,

    How soon before you think you will purchase a new Civic? My plan was to do it in the next day or two( because its the end of the month). Maybe if we went together to the same dealer (salesman) we could get a better discount?
  • wegotthewhip1,

    well,it certainly would not be in the next 2 days.Initially I was looking at the end of the year , but I think I'll buy one sooner than that.I have just started getting quotes and negotiating with them , so it may take a couple of weeks or a month.
  • Just got an OTD price for a 2009 Honda Civic Lx from Russell and Smith Honda in Houston...$19,200!! What??
  • max09max09 Posts: 4
    Where are you from? I am from Hamilton, Ontario Canada. I just bought a 2009 Honda Civic EX-L sedan with touch up pen, rear splash guards, moonroof visor, hood deflector, all weather floor mats, & $2,500 promotional rebate & all the taxes and fees for the price of $25,900 for cash at a Honda dealer.

    I think with the exchange rate of USD to CAD currency we both got very similar deals! Good job at getting a 2010 for that price!!!!

    I like hearing consumers getting a real great price & finally dealerships giving good deals to consumers!
  • Hi All,

    Anyone bought a Civic LX here in SoCal? Do you mind to share the price and dealership?

    Thank you
  • I am in Florida and was pretty pleased with the OTD price.
  • jogousajogousa Posts: 402
    Where in Florida? What did you pay for which model?
  • vagalvagal Posts: 1

    I bought a honda civic sedan ex w/nav for $22,300 OTD in VA.
  • Hi,

    I recently purchased a 2010 Civic LX for 19,200 OTD from spreen honda. The price includes a Honda security alarm for $628 and even got a financing at 1.99% for 36 months.

    My actual price is 16,591 + Doc fee($55) + Taxes and licence + Honda Security Alarm($628).

    I am not sure whether i paid more or got a good deal.

  • Hi Covina,

    Thanks for your reply. Yeah, they are the one with lower internet price. Did you get your price quote online first since I am getting $17901 from them now? I am still trying to get something going here.
  • Just purchased a 2010 EX-L Auto w/o Nav today. Went through a competitive bidding process throughout DE / MD / PA. Got "Excellent" Kelly Blue Book trade in value for a "Good" condition Chevrolet Equinox. Paid $20,649 includng doc fee (which is also dealer profit - don't let them tell you otherwise) so about $136 below invoice. Walked away from the $750 '09 rebate, but there are very few '09's left. Extremely happy; great service and only a single dealership visit. Highly recommend competitive bidding process.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,603
    You are very lucky you got book for that Equinox.

    Maybe they sell better in your neck of the woods?

    If you want to call doc. fees "profit" you might want to consider the cost of the internal people and paperwork it takes to process your deal. It is far from pure profit.

    Enjoy your new Civic!
  • Fair point re: doc fee. I should have said it's margin. Margin - costs = profit (or loss)
  • There is such a thing as gross profit and net profit that a lot of people don`t even think about when buying, what happend to the days when operating costs were taken out of the gross profit made from the sale of the vehicle, these so-called document fees is just another way of adding to the gross profit which in return adds to the net profit. It is no different than carpet places that used to include removing the old carpet in their gross profit, now they charge you for removing the old carpet which increases their gross profit and in return increases their net profit. Is is a ploy that many buisnesses use now days to increase their profit base at the expense of the customer, It is commonly referred to as GREED!!!!!
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,603
    I don't know why profit is a dirty word for some people who seem to think a business can survive without making money.

    Big difference between trying to stay in business, pay overhead and expenses, pay taxes and still have a bottom line. Not GREED as you say.

    Let's use the carpet stores as an example...

    Today competition comes from everywhere. The Home Depots etc that were never in that business are today along with everyone else.

    Disposal fees have gone through the roof. They can simply add the price of dispoals and removal to the price of their carpet or they can show it as a seperate charge. They never "included" anything. They just buried it in the per yard price of the installed carpet.

    On the other hand, I've heard of doc fees as high as 800.00 and that is nuts.

    There is no free lunch!
  • I don`t have a problem with businesses making a (fair) profit, that is what it is all about but I do have a problem with businesses grouping together in COLLUSION or PRICE FIXING, there used to be laws against it, now it is just like everything else, the politicians in charge don`t care or they are in on the take with the companies. In todays world of modern technology the paper work involved at a dealership for the sale of a car can be done in a matter of minutes, $50.00 .would be a reasonable cost not the ridiculous amounts charged by some as you stated, and there are still a few carpet companies that don`t charge extra for removeing the old carpet and disposal, they feel that the profit they made on the sale of the carpet was sufficient, IMAGINE THAT. I`ve read your posts for some time now, you seem like a pretty intelligent person, don`t let me down now.
  • jogousajogousa Posts: 402
    Lucky 15: "ploy" ? You've got to be kidding, right? Have you ever (or do you) own your business? Apparently not....
    So, anybody who wants to run a profitable business is greedy?

    Many dealerships have designated person (who may not be a full time employee) who processes DMV paperwork, comes twice or 3-times a week. One would assume that this person is paid a decent wage... how do you cover that?

    Larger dealers may have full time person designated for such tasks but contrary to common belief it's not just clicking on computer keyboard.

    It's a no brainer that dealers typically don't make so much on new car sales as the used car lot is a back bone of any dealership.

    As far as the carpet, I rather pay for removing and dumping it than have to dispose it myself not to mention that disposal of certain items may be restricted to certain sites only.

    200 to 300 dollars for "docs fee" seems to be reasonable as long as it is disclosed early and doesn't come as a surprise when buyer enters F&I office for final signature.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,603
    There are still laws against price fixing.

    You are missing my point so let me try to restate it.

    The carpet companies that "don't charge" extra for removing and disposing of the old carpet ARE charging you! They simply add it into the price of the carpet!

    Nothing is ever "free".

    Call the carpet company and get an estimate.

    Then tell them that you will pull out all of the old carpet and dispose of it yourself.

    Ask them for a revised estimate with you doing this!

    Guess what? Since they will save hours of labor and disposal fees, the estimate will be lower. Probably much lower!

  • Hi!
    I'm thinking of buying a new 2010 honda civic LX and I got some quotes for dealers. The best quote I got was $17000 (includes destination and documentation fees) . The tax, tag and title will cost around $650 to 700. I think the price is fair. Anyone bought 2010 LX recently?

    I'm also thinking of adding fog lights and window tinting. The dealer quote for fog lights is $681, which I think is too overpriced. I checked the honda website and the price of fog lights is only $325. Does anyone know what's the average market price for installing fog lights ?

    I'm thinking of counter offer the dealer with $18000 for the total final cost with the accessories and taxes.

    Also, does anyone know what is the cost for warranty?

    Thank you so much.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,749
    Let's stick to it..


    Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • jogousa, I bought the 2010 Civic EX-L in Lake City and my OTD price was $23,750. I think some folks have a different meaning of Out The Door based on some of the prices I see on here. This car had moon roof visor, rear wing spoiler, mud guards, trunk tray, and pin striping added. I also got 2.9% financing from Honda. This dealership was nice to deal with and was by far the easiest car buying experience that I ever had. I don't know where you are located by I have also in the past bought a Honda Accord from the dealer in Daytona Beach, when I lived there. They were not bad to deal with either.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,603
    They are doing a zero profit deal if they sell that 2010 for 17,000 and they have no control over sales tax and license fees. You must live in an area with a VERY low sales tax rate. It's 9.8 % here on cars.

    Installing fog lights isn't an easy job. There are probably a couple of hours of labor involved and most shops are at 100.00/hr or even more.

    I'm no fan of window tinting and it is rarely done in our area so I have no idea. I do know the quality can really vary.
  • jogousajogousa Posts: 402
    With regards to window tinting, I think an average price for a good job and a good film in your are would be appx 200 - it's worth to have it done right with lifetime warranty. I have done it many times and do not try to save money on that job!

    The best source (in my opinion) is to talk to someone who had it done in your area and is happy about it or go to some high priced brand dealership in your area (Lexus/Mercedes/BMW) talk to their service manager and ask them where they send their cars to have it done. Most dealers farm this out to an independent window tinting company. Word of mouth is the best source!
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,603
    It's so dark and gloomy here much of the time (Seattle) that very few people have their windows tinted. Cops hate it and they will pull you over if they think it's too dark so be careful.

    Tint really cuts down on night vision and it gets worse with raindrops on the tinted windows.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,177
    Have had tint on most of my cars with the lightest tint and it's been great with our heat is in South Florida. No problem with night vision at all, but I always get the lightest tint they have. Even my wife & daughter got the same tint and not a bad thing to it must be easily driveable at night.

    The Sandman :sick: :shades:

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2009 Nissan Versa SL Hatch (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • I am a huge fan of tinting car windows. Just had our new Civic sedan tinted with top of the line tint and lifetime replacement warranty for under $200. It is so hot and bright in Florida that it helps. I always get tint as dark as the law will allow and have never had a problem with the police or night vision. Tint businesses are liable if they tint darker than law allows. No tint on windows makes me feel like I am in a fish bowl.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,603
    Windows have tint from the factory.

    Maybe if I lived in a hot climate I would want tint but not here. If wqe take in a used car with tint we remove it (not easy). They just don't sell with tint. I'm sure in hot parts of the country this isn't the case.

    And tint definatly reduces night vision! How can it not?
  • I can understand that. Here in the south tinted windows are desirable. I didn't say that tinted windows do not darken vision at night; I just stated that I have never had a problem with it. But it does not create a safety issue with visibility or it would not be permitted and limos most definitely would not be permitted to have near black out tint. The limitations on how dark window tint is allowed is for police safety so they can see inside when approaching a car.
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