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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • What do you mean by "you can still tell it is a Honda"?
  • vietviet Posts: 847
    Congratulations on your best deal. Best Honda, best engineering, best piece of art, Ever & ever. AMEN !.
  • What I meant by you can tell it is a honda is that it still has the feel of my last honda even though they have redesigned the car. Don't take that as an insult to the car just a comment that it still feels like a honda. Road noise is noticable sometimes but the feeling that you will be able to drive the car without problem (the honda feeling) out weighs any of the negatives IMO.
  • my daughter and i picked up her new 2008 accord coupe EX-L 5AT (automatic), with NAV for $2685 OTD (including VA tax, license/tags, processing fee, destination, etc.). they even through in the "appearance package", which was the mud flaps, wheel locks and pinstriping - which, MSRP is worth $600+ - in real life, is worth about $100. but very happy with the deal, drove the car 100 miles home and my daughter loves it and my son (who has the 2004 accord coupe, EX-L V6, 6Manual) is very jealous.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    I haven't seen the navigation system work, so I decided to go to another Honda dealer to see if I liked it enough to justify the cost of upgrading to an EX-L Nav model when I otherwise would probably be satisfied with an LX-P. I also wanted to drive one again so I could refresh my memory on whether I not I could live with the Accord's level of highway road noise for several years.

    The salesman couldn't find any 4 cylinders with nav in the main lot so he went to the back lot and found a clearly un-PDI'd gold EX-L with Navi after over 30 minutes.
    The car was filthy and I was surprised he didn't bother to even clean the heavy layer of dust off the windshield in all that time he was gone before bringing the car around.
    He knew nothing about the nav system, so I tried to play around with it to see what I could figure out without aid of the owners manual. I was able to get a few voice commands to work because I knew some phrases based on reading online message boards. It was a bit too complicated an unintuitive though. Most people will either need to read the manual or spend a lot of time in trial and error to even input an address.

    On the test drive, he directed me to drive about 1.25 miles in a loop of 4 right turns back to the dealership. When he had me make the first turn away from the freeway, I was silently thinking: "You moron! This is not an acceptable test drive at all. Now I'm going to go to another dealer and get a real test drive to see how it feels on the highway and never come back here again."
    2 minutes later, we were back at the dealership and I stepped out and told him "I'm going to look at other cars, good-bye."

    However, even in that few minutes I was able determine that the car had rattles. There was a rattle/squeak coming from the navi disc drive area below the HVAC controls and another coming from somewhere around either the passenger door or passenger seat. I have heard rattles in another EX-L, so I give up on it now. 2 out of 2. I may still try an LX-P at another dealership to see if the simpler interior without sunroof and the extra plastic console pieces is less rattle-prone.

    When I drove down the street I noticed a Chevy dealer and decided to take another look at the Malibu. The salesman who met me was stereotypical with a fake tan, hair gelled back, and he smelled like a combination of cigarettes and cologne. He seemed to be an old-school high-pressure type of salesman.

    I sat in a Malibu 1LT 4 cylinder and immediately noticed it was less roomy. I fit in the back seat, but it was tight and my knees were in the seatback cutout designed for that purpose. It seemed to have about the same headroom without the moonroof as the Accord had with a moonroof. It was almost like a 4-door coupe because some space was sacrificed for styling (low-ish roofline).
    The Malibu wasn't as comfortable to sit in the back seat because there was no room to stretch out. Then I drove it. We went on about a 15 minute drive out to the freeway then down a few exits before coming back on surface streets,
    The Malibu just felt so much smoother and quieter without wallowing around like a Buick or Camry and I could tell it would be nicer to drive on a daily basis than the Accord. No rattles at all.
    If I needed to carry tall people in the back everyday, I would lean towards the Accord so they could stretch out and experience the comfort of the flip down center armrest, but I don't need to do that, so now I'm leaning towards the Malibu.
    I know the Accord is likely to have much better resale value when I sell it in 5 or 6 years, but I need to live with it for 5 or 6 years first, so that makes it a harder sell.

    There is also the Camry to consider which will have close to the same room and resale value of the Accord with a smooth and quiet ride, but from what I remember of driving a Camry, the Malibu was still nicer to drive beause it handles better than the Camry, yet is just as quiet.
  • steblastebla Posts: 1
    Purchased my Honda on April 4th in Cary NC. No dealer installed extras.

    MSRP - $22,795.00
    Purchase Price - $20,192.00
    Tax - $605.76
    Registration - $74.00
    Doc - $398.00

    Total - $21,269.76

    Had COSTCO financing of 4.7%, dealer provided 4.24%.
  • isellhondas,

    I’m not sure if you’re still checking this thread, but I wanted to ask your opinion on something since you’re on the dealer side of things.

    I am interested in buying or leasing a 2008 Accord Coupe EX or EX-L (5-spd manual). I realize these are in short supply, but I am not in a hurry to buy and am willing to wait 6-8 weeks or longer for one to be located, if necessary. Do you think it would be a realistic expectation to try to shoot for invoice on this vehicle? I would of course pay the destination charges + TTL and acquisition fee (if leasing).

    Would most dealerships be willing to make this sort of arrangement? I am willing to put down a deposit while they locate the car, and the dealer would be getting the 3% holdback from Honda without having to pay any floor fees for the car sitting on their lot. They would also be profiting from the doc fee (I am in AZ where there is no cap on doc fees and they can often be $369 or more). In addition, I am trading in a 2005 Acura RSX in great condition with low miles, which would be another source of potential profit for the dealer.

    I’m just wondering if my line of thinking is way off, since the Accord Coupes are a lot less abundant than the Sedans and tend to sell pretty quickly.

    Everyone else feel free to chime in as well. I’d like to hear if anyone (especially in AZ) has been able to purchase a coupe at or below invoice.
  • Hi,
    I am buying a new LX-P (Auto) in NJ (Edison) and the dealer quote is as follows:

    Purchase Price - $19,195.00
    Destination: $695
    Sales Tax - $1395
    Motar Vehicle Charges: $284(4 yr New number plate, I dont have a no. plate)
    Documentation Charges $349.00

    Can someone please let me know if this is good price or I can negotiate on Destination, Motar Vehicle. Documentation Charges?
    Any help is highly appreciated

  • Hi,
    I am buying a new LX-P (Auto) in NJ (Edison) and the dealer quote is as follows:

    Purchase Price - $19,195.00
    Destination: $695
    Sales Tax - $1395
    Motar Vehicle Charges: $284(4 yr New number plate, I dont have a no. plate)
    Documentation Charges $349.00

    Can someone please let me know if this is good price or I can negotiate on Destination, Motar Vehicle. Documentation Charges?
    Also as I am new to US (only 6months here), he said I will get auto loan at 9% APR. As I don't have any credit history. Also Insurance quote he has give is $1400 annually.

    Any help is highly appreciated

  • vietviet Posts: 847
    IMO, If you pay $1K or $1.5K more you can get an '08 Accord I4 EX-L. It's much better deal Its even better w/ navi.
  • gleen6191gleen6191 Posts: 80
    thats 1,600 below invoice! right?!
  • njmets33njmets33 Posts: 3
    Lease payment of $420 a month 15k miles/36 months with 600 down including first months payment...

    This is for top of line 2008 V6 with Nav MSRP 30,895.
  • mazda6dudemazda6dude Posts: 283
    Bought a new 2008 Honda Accord LX automatic with 5 year 60,000 miles oil changes and 5 year Unlimited Mileage tire hazard warranty, rotaions and balances for $20,800 OTD. Price includes destination, tax, and all fees. Did I get a good deal? Feedback appreciated.
  • note that i left a number out on the price. the OTD price was $27685 in VA, including his throwing in the appearance package. tried to sell me the "Lear Jet/sealant protection", but have been told by most people that you can get a lot of car washes and waxing over the years, with paying that much....
    my daughter (who is very directionally challenged) found the NAVI system easy to work and very helpful. i also strongly recommend it for parental relief, along with the Bluetooth; knowing that she's on the cell phone while she drives, using this is MUCH safer. with it integrated into the system, when i call her and her stereo (which she also loves) is blasting, the phone will still pick up and she can't use the excuse that she didn't hear the phone ringing when driving
  • I am interested in buying a 2008 Accord EX-L Auto sometime in the May/June timeframe. It seems that most people here are getting at LEAST the invoice price on this model if not lower, but something that's less obvious is the time (in the month) at which everyone started getting quotes from various dealerships. From your guys' experience, does buying at the end of the month really make an extreme difference? Would it make the difference between being able to get a car under invoice vs over? What if the dealership has already met monthly quota, would this plan backfire then?

  • jpahosjpahos Posts: 3
    I'm located in Indianapolis, IN and keep hearing that sales volume is low this year and that end of quarter (end of this April!) is a great time to get a deal with the pressure on to meet numbers. I have seen the term OTD (out the door) price and is that price including state sales tax, etc.? If so what price should I be shooting for ballpark for such a vehicle and would you suggest going into the dealership or trying an e-mail fax attack? I bought the package from Fighting Chance but have not received it, could anyone comment if they've had experience with such a thing and if it actually adds value? Thanks in advance and sorry for all the questions,

  • gleen6191gleen6191 Posts: 80
    There is no doubt that buying at ME is the best time other then 12/30/08: ME, Qtr End and Year end as that three ends!!!
  • jpahosjpahos Posts: 3
    So the weekend at the end of April would be ME and Qtr end right? I'm hoping I can get a deal and I have seen others getting like 27-28k prices AFTER tax as I interpret it so I'm being hopeful.
  • gleen6191gleen6191 Posts: 80
    what state are you from. I have been working 5 dealers here in NJ and the loewst so far is about $1,000 below invoice for

    2008 Accord EX-L 4 cyl w/Nav

    $24,365 was the 2nd lowest quote
    $24,115 is the lowest provided that the dealer who said he would beat any proved auote by $250 honors what they said.
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,724
    What dealers were those quotes from, the lowest I got a dealer about a month ago was $25,800 or so, So you pretty much saying they can do even better than what I got as well. Then that would change my payment to a bit lower. I am working a lease, not buying, but either way it doesn't matter. I would like to forward your quote you got to my dealer and hope they match it, that would be amazing!! I am also thinking of waiting til the end of April, but with your number, I might get it all done soon!
  • I went to a Honda dealer for a price quote and discussed some of the prices listed here. After mentioning how some users were getting prices below wholesale, I thought the dealer may come back with a competittive price as seen here. Well the email price was $24,864 and he mentioned that Honda does not have any dealer incentives on the new accords.

    Does anyone have any info regarding dealers incentives for the new accords?
  • FYI: the price quote was for a 2008 accord exl 4 door 4 cyl
  • packer3packer3 Posts: 277
    Check out the Honda Dealer in Union NJ not far from Edison, they have some good deals there try to get the car towards the end of the month they are a little bit hungrier at that time. It's called Rte 22 Honda. I leased my 08 Honda LXP from there and got one of the better deals there last week.
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,724
    Is $24,115 insanely low for an EX-L 4cyl navi? Are the dealers going to laugh at me when I email this offer? This is for a lease, but works the same as buying, getting a good sale price. The BEST I could do was about $25,750 or so....
    Or is this a reasonable offer and what they should be selling at?

    Let me know, and please tell me where you got the quote from, because if I forward this, I am sure I'll need an actual dealer. This will be great if the accept my offer!
  • jpahosjpahos Posts: 3
    I'm from Indianapolis Indiana, sounds like what you're saying is that 1000 below invoice is achievable. I think I can only work about 4 dealers within the hour radius around my home but I'm about to try it. Are you doing everything via e-mail using a method similar to 'fax attack'?
  • gleen6191gleen6191 Posts: 80
    the quote for a 2008 accord ex-l 4 cyl with navi is $25,000 (paramus nj) which includes the dest of $635. $25,000 - $635 = 24,365.

    tenefly gave me an email for $250 off the lowest price.
  • As a young, single woman, I have come to love car buying, but hate car shopping! I really like the new accord! The new design in so beautiful. I stumbled across a site that has great pricing information. Autobrag. com. Have any of you seen this before? If so, please tell me what you think. I am trying to find the best deal I can!
  • yaupon2yaupon2 Posts: 18
    The lowest price I've been quoted for a 2008 Honda Sedan EXL MT is:

    Base price: $22,206
    Desitination: $635
    6% PA Tax: $1,370
    Non Tax Fees: $94
    Total OTD: $24,305

    However, I'm wondering when Honda might start offering additional dealer incentives to move out the 2008 stock to get ready for the 2009 models. It might pay to actually wait a little while longer to get an even better deal. Obviously, the downside is that you would also be that much closer to being down a model year.

    Any thoughts on what type of clearance discounts would be offered on 2008 models and when they might start?
  • xfumblerxfumbler Posts: 3
    SoCal - Santa Ana

    Base Price: $21,200 (includes destination)
    Options: $420 (Tint/Wheel Locks/Mud Guards)
    Doc Fee: $55
    Tax: $1571.44
    Lic Fee: $204
    Tire Fee: $8.75
    OTD: $23,459.19

  • yaupon2yaupon2 Posts: 18
    Hey xfumbler;
    Recently in PA I was quoted [in writing] $21,012, including destination, for a 2008 Accord Sedan EX MT. PA tax is 6% and non tax fees were $94, so the OTD was $22,366. So maybe you can get your dealer to lower their price by almost $188. My dealer lowered their base price by throwing in their 2% holdback, plus some of their dealer sales incentive money. Hope this helps if you are still in the negotiation stage. Later.
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