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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • alamocityalamocity Posts: 680
    Actually I think he did mention taking a test drive :)
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    I know it... after making the deal!

    I've always known the car shopping experience to go something like this.

    1.) Show up at lot, look
    2.) Test Drive
    3.) Make Deal
    4.) Sign
    5.) Leave
  • synergy3synergy3 Posts: 16
    I could see that scenario happening - the sales guy said he misquoted using the MT as the base number but my family members are fairly pissed despite explaining the total invoice with destination being around $24,000. I've read up on once signed, you are done but wanted to see if anyone had a similar experience where the dealer went back and corrected it despite it having an impact on commissions and potential loss of $...also on the contract 24,495 I am wondering how that number was given despite never hearing it.

    When I got my V6 it was about 1.5 hours, this time it took so long because (family members) went in looking for a LX-P, then EX, then finally settling on the EX-L given the fact that quotes was only 1k more for the L version.

    They've treated us very nice giving the free tint, locks, guards on both vehicles but this may be a matter of "we can't change it now". I am thinking the sales guy (internet/fleet) may have just misquoted and final number was at invoice or a tad over, but see that some people on this forum are getting same at below, so really I can't say for sure
  • I am thinking of buying an EX-L without navigation this week. Besides the navi are then other options people are commonly getting at the dealer? Do these things sell below invoice, at invoice, just above, what's reasonable to expect? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
  • With the assumption that the dealers are selling the 4 cylinder models with ease and thus need a little help to sell the 6 cyls right now how much of a real world price difference is there on the 4 v. the 6 right now?
  • wordupwordup Posts: 3
    Got OTD price of about 26,104.38

    can anyone give me comments about this

    this is stock no dealer added options

    wheel locks would be extra 83
  • sreeysreey Posts: 4
    I got 2008 Accord LX-P with blue tooth, wheel locks intalled for $21,414.00 (OTD)
    from Phanka in MD. please let me know if Ipaid right price.
  • personatechpersonatech Posts: 105
    Well, I think some states have a 72-hour "buyer's remorse" period for just such a situation. Check with your state attorney general's office. Please note that I am NOT suggesting that the dealer did anything criminal, just that some states take into consideration general sales practices that can be out there and, as a consumer protection initiative, might provide some protection in this regard.
  • 07pilot4me07pilot4me Posts: 52
    that looks to be a good otd price. i believe here in Ca. , the lowest i have seen OTD is 21,3xx . someone help me out here.

    i think that is a good price, sure gives me hope that they will go lower when i purchase around aug/september
  • rtanalgortanalgo Posts: 3
    hello everyone!!! im planning to buy honda accord exl 4 cylinder automatic at the end of this month. i have leased 2005 honda civic ex special edition which will end this month, they appraise it for 11000. i can trade in the civic, which i will. The dealer is giving me 24000 for the accord 08 EXL Here is my question:
    1 what is the best price for 2008 accord EXL?
    2 how much should i get for the civic?
    3 how to get low apr? i have credit score of 699.

    thank you!! any tips or adviced is appreciated. god bless! :confuse:
  • alamocityalamocity Posts: 680
    I must be getting senile then in my old age as I thought the sequence listed was show up, inspect and test drive, sign the papers, drive out. Call me slow but who would would test drive a vehicle and then sign the papers if they didn't like the vehicle. The only difference I saw was that the deal was already made prior to arrival.
  • al63017al63017 Posts: 149
    Two quotes at 24,062 told that was invoice and Edmunds has about that exact price or very close.
    Bought for 23,705 incl. freight.
    with splash guards, stripes.

    About 300 under invoice. This is in St. Louis area and varies by area.
    Also have Acura TSX and this is close to that car but TSX is still a cut above in my personal opinion only overall driving experience. Traded 2007 CRV for Accord-long story but it did not cost me much to trade after selling it privately. CRV great got 31 mpg on pure interstate in fall no air or heat on at 70 mph. probably no wind either. Have got 34 mpg on TSX on same trip.
    08 Accord is in my opinion so different than 07 in a better way.
    Internet salesperson at St. Louis Honda was the place.
  • gismapgismap Posts: 12
    Thanks for the update. I am targeting the exact same car (although I had to be converted to the leather). I am planning on buying by the end of June in the St. Louis area. The last Honda we bought was purchased from Stephen Vincel using the internet to request quotes. It was a really smooth purchase. The price quoted at that time, 2004, was the one the gave when I walked in. I don't think we were in the dealership more than 1 1/2 hour.

    Hope this goes as smoothly.
  • socalhondasocalhonda Posts: 24
    Here in Los Angeles almost all dealers add on wheel locks and mud flaps for around $200 but I just made them take that off my price when I bought my EX-L last week.
  • wordupwordup Posts: 3
    what was your final price? and was it the coupe?
  • mazda6dudemazda6dude Posts: 283
    I think you got a really good price. I bought a LX automatic just over two months ago and paid little over $20K (OTD). When doing my research, I figured that paying more than $1000 for a LX-P is not a got deal. So in other words, if you can get a LX-P for around $21-21,500K, its a good deal. Congratulations on your Accord. Its a really nice car and you made a excellent choice. This is my first Accord I have ever bought. Best two months of car ownership I have ever had.
  • wordupwordup Posts: 3
    Is this a good price OTD 26,104.38
  • dnhxdnhx Posts: 7
    I live in the Dallas area and every Honda dealer I have been to all have multiple dealer add ons on all the cars. I am looking for a coupe but see these on every car in the lot. The common three add ons are "hand painted" pin stripes, a "pro" package with mats, wheel locks, and then the paint sealant and scotch guard.

    Obviously these all have a high dealer mark up (some dealers more than others,2x to 3x) and the price can be negotiated on, but its not about the cost, but the appearance of the car, I'd rather not have a car with any add-ons that can't be removed, like the pin stripes,

    Wondering if that is the case everywhere or just in TX.

  • cccompsoncccompson Posts: 2,388
    Look at it from the dealer's prespective. They sold a car and now the buyer is trying to renegotiate the price...and promising additional business if he does so.

    There's a reason why contracts over a certain amount must be in writing to be enforceable - to avoid situation like this.

    If your family truly believes the dealership pulled a fast one - take your business elsewhere. If not, buy from them again but read the contract before signing.
  • i3aoi3ao Posts: 1
    Hey guys I just got a quote online from a dealer in MD of $25,641 + ttl for the 6mt v6. Is this a good quote? I know it is a bit above invoice and I'm wondering if they'll bite for $25,000.
  • jncarsjncars Posts: 13
    I don't know. You have to itemize (TTL) tax, title and license and other fees such as doc., processing, etc. Some states have 10% tax and some have only 3%. So we have no way of knowing if your otd price is good or not.
  • hhunhhun Posts: 16
    Hi...sorry for the delay in response. I called the same number (taken off their website). I talked to some guy in customer relations (do not recall his name) and he didn't know the answer to my question about holdback being 2 or 3%. He put me on hold for several minutes and came back on the line with an answer of 2% holdback (which used to be 3% last year) and the 1.5% balance transfer. He had not heard of a balance transfer either until someone in the office mentioned it and he was not able to explain what it was exactly, except to say it was a percentage taken off MSRP. Unfortunately, I do not know who he asked or if he dialed another dept to find out, which is always possible. Sorry I can't be of more help in that regard. Take care. :)
  • levtomlevtom Posts: 12
    I agree. It's impossible to compare or rate deals using OTD price paid without subtracting out all of the TTL, document fees and included options costs,TTL's vary from state to state and doc fees can vary dealer to dealer. Financing options also flavor the deal complicating the comparison.
    Since I started following posts here to gauge my own buying situation, it always puzzled me why the prevalence on these boards has been to use OTD as the preferred comparison tool.
    I much prefer looking at price paid above or below Edmund's stated invoice price including destination fees as a better comparison tool. This is the info I tried to cull from posts I read here. Not always easy to "do the math", however.
    My own purchase details; EX 4cyl auto sedan w/o nav = $21,500 ($22,699 OTD) w 0.9 % financing. EX-L was offered at $23,500.
    Hope this helps someone as much as info here helped me.
  • halecphalecp Posts: 14
    I was browsing through this forum, and noticed a comment you made:

    "fortunately i can wait till the aug/sept time frame, will aim for the end of those months as well. "

    I am in the market for a new Honda Accord with the intent to buy within the next couple months. If i can wait until the aug/sept time frame to buy my Honda, should i? Are the incentives that much better than what i could get month end?

    Any advice would be much appreciated. This is my first time buying a car. Thanks!
  • socalhondasocalhonda Posts: 24
    I got a 08 EX-L 4 cyl. auto sedan including destination last week for $23,000 plus tax and title here in Los Angeles. I also got the 2.9% financing. It came with locks and mudflaps which were included in the price. No haggling, this was the price I got over the internet and I have excellent credit so I qualified for the financing. I had similar offers from several dealers here in LA so hopefully wherever you are you can get the same price. Good Luck!
  • 07pilot4me07pilot4me Posts: 52
    as far as the incentives, i don't know if they will still be offering the special financing.

    IMO, this is a "calculated gamble" i am willing to take

    + for me:
    new 09 models coming to dealerships, will need to clear out 08
    economy might still be in the doldrums
    not really depending on the special financing
    waiting till end of the month for even more "cuts"

    - for me:
    might be slim picking for color and trim
    09 are expected to be the same, so if i miss on 08's how much markup can Honda really afford on a 2nd year car (year after re-design)

    can anyone else vouch for my theory that aug/sept Honda Accord deals should be better than what we are seeing now??

    let me know how your search goes, oh yeah another unscientific demand gauge i am measuring is the amount of posts on this topic. i believe this time last year this board had far more posts and inquiries, just my 2c's
  • socalhondasocalhonda Posts: 24
    I got a sedan EX-L 4cyl. auto, including destination for $23,000 plus tax and title. I guess it was a good deal based on what I'm seeing other people pay for the same vehicle in other parts of the U.S. For once Los Angeles is cheaper for something..LOL

    This was the same offer from several dealers here in Los Angeles. The 2.9% is good on these offers too, if you qualify.
  • Hey All!

    Best price I've received so far is on EX-L V6 Sedan ...
    Sale Price - 26,187
    Tax - 1582.26
    Plate Transfer - 23
    Doc Fee - 184
    Additional 300 Off - 'Dealer Bonus'

    $27,676 OTD


    Accord Accessories Pricses INC Install

    All Season Mats - 129
    Trunk Tray - 137
    Interior Illumination - 169
    Deck Lid Spoiler - 383
    Wheel Locks - 75

    Any comments on Accessories? Are the 'Heavy Duty' mats worth it? The Interior Illumination & Deck Spoiler seems really cool to me! :shades:
  • budhbudh Posts: 109
    For the 2008 Accord EX-L (CP2688JNW Sedan 4D Auto w/Leather w/o Navi or PZEV) the invoice price (including destination charge) is $24,097.98.

    And you paid $23,000? How did you get it more than a full thousand dollars under invoice price?

    Bud H
  • synergy3synergy3 Posts: 16
    I'm wondering the same and have seen a few people get it in the 23k-23.5k range, we paid 24,495 (confirmed purchase)
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