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2013 and earlier-Honda Civic Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • ashu10ashu10 Posts: 2

    Has anyone bought the 2013 Honda civic LX in NJ area. I am planning to buy one. The dealer quated me 18400 base price. I guess i can go lower. Can anyone please help.
  • ashu10ashu10 Posts: 2

    Did you buy Sedan or Coupe? I am intrested in 2013 Honda civic sedan automatic, they quoted me sales price 18,423(includes $790 destination)

  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    A reporter would like to speak with a Baby Boomer who recently (within the last year) purchased a compact or subcompact car. If you can assist, please contact with your preferred contact information by July 17, 2013
  • What is the best deal in the Bay Area on a 2013 Civic LX (auto)? Has anyone gotten 18K or lower OTD?
  • tendency,
    Could you share more details, please?
  • kitty0315kitty0315 Posts: 1
    Initially I was looking to buy the LX model. I went online and received three different Internet quotes from honda dealers in the northern Virginia area, which ranged from 19,100 to 19,500 (the out the door price). Then my dad just happened to stumble across Pohanka Honda in Fredericksburg website. The saleswoman I spoke with said that they one had one LX model left and it was a manual (i cant drive a stick shift,so that wasn't going to work), but said she could offer a competitive price for an EX model. Since we were chatting online I wanted to hear this competitive price and she came back and said the out the door price with taxes, fees and tags was 19,287.15. I took her up on the deal. Drove 40 miles to Fredericksburg, signed at 19,287.15 with 0.9 financing and drove home with my new Honda Civic Ex :) Feels good knowing I got a great deal. Hassle free buying experience would buy again from them!
  • mike_homemike_home Posts: 17
    What prices have people been paying for a 2013 Civic EX or EXL sedan? I am interested in the price with destination charges but before sales tax.

    I am also interested about the buying experiences of any Honda dealers in the central New Jersey area.
  • kitty - could you give the breakdown please?
  • emilemaemilema Posts: 4
    I bought a 2013 Civic EX today for 19800 OTD in Maryland. Not the lowest price on the forum, but this was the lowest price I could find in MD and VA.
  • finbar127finbar127 Posts: 4
    Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I bought the sedan. $18,423 is the invoice price for the sedan. You should be able to find a lower price.
  • jk2009catjk2009cat Posts: 1
    Hi Emilema,
    Which dealer did you use? Did OTD include DMV fees?
    Thx, Jen
  • emilemaemilema Posts: 4
    Yes, DMV fees were included in the OTD price. I used Criswell in Germantown.
  • wholiganwholigan Posts: 148
    10 years since I bought my last new car (2003 Ody). The game has not changed much with the exception of having the salesperson speaking for the finance team instead of having to go to another room and negotiate that out. Buying experience was 4 out of 5.

    2013 Civic LX Auto - no other options. Crimson Pearl w/Beige Fabric. 1.9% Honda financing.

    MSRP: $19,755
    Invoice: $18,423 ($17633 + $790 Dest)
    Sale Price: $18,299 ($17509 + $790 Dest)
    Tax: $1,209.44 (6.5% of Sale Price [$1189.44] + $20 Excise Tax)
    Doc Fee: $75 (capped in MN)
    Lic/Reg: $351.75 (Registration+Safety+Plate+Title+Filing+Lein+Wheelage)
    OTD: $19,953.19
    OutOfPocket Down: $2000
    Honda Finance Down: $500

    This was the best deal we could get in Minnesota suburbs. Starting (no-haggle - LOL!) price was $18,699. Struggled to get the red color in the Twin Cities. Dealer had to swap with another dealer 150 miles away. is a great bargaining tool, however, there were no True Car Honda Dealers in the Twin cities. Average reported True Car Sale Price for our ZIP was $18915 ($18125 + $790 Dest). Using Illinois zip code (Glenview) resulted in the best price within 500 miles (a sub $100 plane trip + time to fly/drive home - I have family there - would have been an easy option): $17794 ($17004 + $790 Dest). Definitely helped that it was end of the month as well...

    Financing. I had an offer with my insurance company's banking side for .89% for 60 months, however, chose the Honda Finance because of the additional $500 added to down payment (as well as convenience). In the end, the $500 is a little better than a "wash" for that point of interest.
    2003 Honda Odyssey EX-LRES - Midnight Blue Pearl
    2004 Honda Accord EX-L Graphite Pearl
    2007 Honda Civic EX - Atomic Blue
    2013 Honda Civic LX - Crimson Pearl
  • I cannot find any information on $500 Honda finance loyalty rebate. Is this deal still on? I live in Austin, TX
  • goku705goku705 Posts: 5
    Hi tgozdalski1

    I purchased civic EX on tuesday 08/06/13, they do have 0.9% up to 60 mo finance, they take out $500.00 when I do the finance at Honda.

    I live in Chicago, IL.
  • Thank you for information, Goku705
  • jartxjartx Posts: 2
    Just got a 2013 Civic LX sedan Friday (8/9/13) from Gillman Honda of San Antonio (Shertz). They gave me the best internet quote by quite a bit, so accepted their offer from Timothy Horan. When I got there, he had the car I wanted ready for me to test drive (dyno blue). After that, we went in, did the paperwork, then had to go to a spiel with a guy selling options (very low key as he knew I wasn't local and needed to get on the road), then to the finance guy. That was the only "bump" in the road I experienced here, but when I made it very clear I wasn't going to buy any of the "extras" and was promised I'd be out of there in an hour and a half, he relented and printed out the paperwork for me to sign). Overall, it was a fairly easy transaction and was happy with the price I got. Here's my breakdown (this price included the $500 0.9% finance cash from Honda):

    MODEL: 2013 Civic LX auto Sedan
    MSRP: 19,755.00 including destination charge
    Your Internet price 17,399.00
    Sales Tax 1,087.44 (8.25%)
    Vehicle Inventory Tax 30.76
    License 69.25
    Title/Registration 33.00
    2 year state Inspection 23.75
    Document Fee 189.00
    "Drive Out" Total 18,832.20
  • fabricfabric Posts: 10
    In SoCal car dealer ad., there has some NEW civic GXs for sell at $21,500.
    Have any idea of reasonable prices now? (2014 cars are coming out now, they still have 2012 cars) Thank You.
  • Curious, how much is the breakdown of your payments - Down Payment, _ Monthly Payment for _ months?
    I have seen where they give you one purchase price and tell you your APR, but then monthly payments are not consistent with that. Of course I walked out of that dealership.
  • jartxjartx Posts: 2
    edited August 2013
    "Curious, how much is the breakdown of your payments - Down Payment, _ Monthly Payment for _ months?"

    Downpayment was $10,000 with monthly payments of $245 for 36 months. I'll pay it off sooner just because I don't like carrying debt, but with a .9% interest rate, it's tempting to go the life of the loan. They tried to get me to go 60 months, but that was a big no.
  • bethpabethpa Posts: 34
    I hope this information is helpful to someone looking to purchase or lease a new Civic LX. I leased a Civic LX automatic with a cost (or in my lease it was the gross capitalized cost) of $18,053 and a 5 speed LX at a gross capitalized of 17791.73. These were used to work up a lease for zero money at signing, 27 months (actually 26 payments as it was a zero a signing lease). The automatic LX was $217 and the 5 speed was $207 through Honda Financial. I did get $500 of cash on each car from Honda. Not sure if that was flex cash or some other money.

    I hope this is helpful information.
  • dd123dd123 Posts: 53
    Piad: $17300 Plus TTL ( no extra fees other than $80 document fee
    Civic also had splash/mud guard pre installed, not sure it was standard.

    Literally no hassle price in San Diego

    truecar was 17540
    cosot was 18222
  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 625
    Good job Bethpa - looks like the net selling price on these vehicles was around 1500-2000 back of invoice factoring in the 500 flex cash on each - is that pretty close? I wasn't sure of your DMV fees and taxes in PA so I'm just estimating. Looks like the kids got some reliable transportation.

    Bill G
    2016 ES350 Lux/Atomic Silver
    2017 Accord Sport CVT Mod Steel Metallic
  • lasvegasrphlasvegasrph Apex, NCPosts: 90
    Hello everyone!
    Working on a deal for a 2013 Honda Civic LX is what I have on the table:

    MSRP: $19,755
    Selling Price: $17,225
    Sales Tax: $1427.58
    Smog: $42.00
    Title Fee: $28.25
    Dealer DOC fee: $399.50
    $19,122.33 OTD

    Or I can LEASE it for:
    $589 due at drive off
    and $174/mo plus tax
    36mo and 12,000 miles/yr
  • thrice626thrice626 Posts: 8
    edited August 2013
    At this point in the game (end of August) how many dollars should we be shooting for below invoice on 2013 Civic's? In the Accord thread, they are saying to shoot for about $1000-$1800 below invoice?

    Does this hold true for Civic's?

    I am debating on an Accord LX (base model) or a Civic EX (base model).

    BTW - I am in the Los Angeles area..

  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 625
    Thrice - you should be able to do that here in SoCal - we've got lots of Honda dealers. Send an identical email to as many dealers within the distance you are willing to travel. Give them your criteria and ask for their best quote (including destination and their dealer doc fee). This way, you're comparing apples to apples. Cerritos, Weir Canyon, and Spreen are usually pretty competitive but work with as many dealers as you can. Negotiate only with the folks in the internet sales departments. Massage the quotes and don't get stressed - stay focused and determined. Good luck and keep us posted on how you're doing.

    Bill G
    2016 ES350 Lux/Atomic Silver
    2017 Accord Sport CVT Mod Steel Metallic
  • zsumuzsumu Posts: 3
    I got the following offer for 2013 Civic LX 4dr Automatic (Standard Features) for 18,543 OTD in Cleveland, OH. Is this good offer to consider or any body has got any better deal?

    17,600 Base Price Discounted (below invoice)
    250 Doc Fees
    1160.25 Tax 6.5%
    33.50 Regist. Fees
    -500 Flex Cash (Honda Financing discount)
    18,543 (OTD - Amt financed)

    Any comments or share your experience will be helpful.
  • Thanks again for your insight, Bill. It keeps me motivated. I have about 30 or so email addresses for sales internet managers and will start emailing today. I'll keep you posted!!
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