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We are looking at buying a 2001 EX. Are there any good dealerships in the SF Bay Area? We have had previous bad experience with Mitsubishi dealers and this is our first car purchase so we are a little nervous...
Also, looks like everyone is paying close to invoice so this may be a silly question, but..
Do you think it would be cheaper to purchase outside the Bay Area, like Bakersfield or out of state like Oklahoma?
This is my first post, so please be gentle
I was very happy to see it was $2k below Edmunds TMV and we didn't even have to haggle.
Base Price $20800
Mud Guards $ 100
Window Etching$ 150 (I bought as additional ins)
Tax+Title $ 1350
Is this a good price?
Showed it to the dealer, and he sways that it is a problem with the 97 model. Have anyone of you have had similar experiences with your 97 Accord. Please Advice.
I have no experience in waxing a car. Which wax is good for the accord? Any "never" when waxing?
I did this in only 12 hrs of work on internet, if I spent a week, probably could have done better
In fact, I would try for 22,7, inv is 22,4
now is a good time to buy, work one dealer against the other
remember, someone will meet your price, or come close. If u have to go 150 miles away, so what, u will only go there once
soon the 03's will be out, new design, so u can do well as july /aug nears
go the last few days of month, salesperson is trying to make quota, make em earn it, better u get it than them
Trade-in of $3000 applied for net of $20,800. A fair offer for a '93 Integra LS Spec. Ed. w/121K on the clock and several instances of body repair. Well, what does one expect for having had a teen driver? TMV was $2600 trade, $3400 private party, $4200 retail. I have no time to try selling on my own.
4.9% financing from American Honda beat the credit union's 6.5%. Got the color wanted. Everybody wins on this deal.
I feel we got an extremely fair deal from Honda as we paid $24,000 + taxes for our 94 Toyota Camry V6XLE 8 years ago.
For $19207 dealer invoice, would it be possible to start negotiations at $17707? Any thoughts?
$18767 Dealer Invoice
$440 Destination Fee
=$19207 Dealer Cost (if you believe it)
$19407 Dealer wanted to sell at ($200 profit?)
[$19400 SOLD] - w/ Spoiler and Cargo Net after some back and forth negotiations (helps to be in sales)
$1000 for 7yr/100k Honda Care $0 Deductible Extended Warranty ($1275 originally) - had warrantydirect.com pricing with me ($900 quoted), so the finance guy was willing to deal. Overall a good buying experience, quality dealership. I did tons of internet research and visited the other area dealers before going in. Preparation is key.
Satin Silver 4cyl (black, too hard to keep clean, red, too loud for me). Had to have the moonroof ;-) spoiled by having it in on my '97 Civic EX Coupe.
The SE fits my needs, compared to 4cyl Accord EX ($1300 - $1400 more). Just right option package. Could probably have done better in a few months, but hey, work provides $400/mo allowance, $65/mo out-of-pocket is nothing to cry about. After 3yrs, it's MINE ;-)
While waiting for the paperwork to go through, got $495 for dealer installed foglamps (originally $700), just waiting for the part.
Also looking to do window tinting off site ($350 - $400) for quality work. Then, sometime down the road, some better rims ;-)
Happy with it! Celebration dinner last night, pulling up with the new ride. Drove around today, took pictures by the water, showed it off to friends.
Hopefully got a good deal, but so hard to tell with all the hidden incentives, margins, etc. But dealer invoice is a good place to start, MSRP is a joke, and 3-5% above dealer cost is golden....
Good luck to everyone out there in getting your next auto - new or used or leased :-) !!!
ps - still haven't figured out what that $1500 mfg special discount is MSRP window dressing?
Didn't buy the extended warranty. Is it worth?
That being said, the car is incredible. What a difference from my Civic!! I guess I expected that, but it is amazing nonetheless - quieter, more composed handling, and of course more power.
I'm definitely happy.
Here is the price:
dest. charge 460
Dealer process fee 25
Tag transfer fee 73
5% MD tax 870
Final price out of door 18268
Trade in my 96 LX for 4000, and got 2.9%
need to pay 414 per month
Got the floor mat, door edge protector, mud guard, and some other minor things for free. Also got free life time oil change free if all scheduled maintainance done from the dealer I bought the car. Also got the 15% coupons for all future maintainance.
I hope this is helpful for you guys.
MY DEALER EXPERIENCE
I researched 97-99 Civics and Accords to death on Edmunds, I read the confessions articles and the buying guides, ran the customized TMV for the car before I went. I was all set to beat the dealer at his own game, but instead I had one of those surreal positive experiences. The guy asked if I was familiar with the SE, if I was a previous Honda owner, and if I knew the area. When I said yes to all three he handed me the keys and said I was free to take her where I wanted.
When we went inside I was prepared for the upsell, the waiting, the hand-off to the sales manager. Instead he gave me an out-the-door price of $11097.70 (internet price of $10,345 +6% tax + title/reg./tags + document fee) I asked about wiggle room and he said the $97.70 was about all he could do. I probably could have gotten it a little lower, but it was such a fair deal and I really liked the way I was treated so I took it. This guy was the internet manager and he's obviously used to dealing with the overly prepared customer. Forget "no haggle" "no B.S." dealing is the way to go.