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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • nickwoodsnickwoods Posts: 13
    would appreciate any info about out the door pricing on this 08 accord sedan , also has anybody bought this car as a demo with 2k miles, how do you pricing at new car with mileage either drive by the manager etc. out the door price i was quoted 28k you oponion is valued
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,551
    You were kidding about the warranty part, weren't you?

    Key scratches are one of the hardest things to fix. They will have to grind off all of the paint around the scratch. They they will have to bondo in the scratch and repaint everything to match. Depending on how long and deep the scratch is, they may have to repaint the whole side of the car.

    Your comprehensive insurance policy will pay for this less your deductable.

    Be sure to find a quality shop and your car will look like new.

    It can be fixed "good" but not "easily".
  • duke23duke23 Posts: 488
    "here in Los Angeles the EX-L 4 cyl w/ auto , no navig. including destination charge is $23,000. Our tax is 8.25% ($1897.50) license and registration ($217) and Calif. tire fee ($8.75) are all required"
    Double ugh! on the tax. But at least they are giving you a great price on the base auto price.
  • duke23duke23 Posts: 488
    Thanks dnhx. No pinstripes at Goodson Honda North,but they had added paint protection and tint. They also added splashguards, wheel locks and cargo tray.I let them keep the dealer inventory tax and doc fee and argued away the rest.The fact that they knew I had a back up aided greatly in the process.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 63,166
    "Vehicle Inventory Tax (VIT) - A property tax that dealers pay on their business
    inventory. This is NOT a tax that is required to be paid by the consumer."

    Exactly true... but.. try finding a dealer in Texas that doesn't pass it on to the customer as a separate line item.. It may not be required by the government, but that doesn't mean the dealer can't insist on it..

    Fortunately, it is a relatively small amount (under $100?).



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  • duke23duke23 Posts: 488
    Yes, around $55 ( ex- 4 cyl) iirc correctly. They were willing to give up on bigger items but needed this to print on the final sales contract.
  • macno0bmacno0b Posts: 22
    I have question regarding the Tax Rate in Chicago Illinois: states 8.25%

    the dealer told me the tax rate was 9.25%,

    Edmunds says 8.75%, huh? Which one should I use?
  • sundaylasundayla Posts: 2
    Hi tracemiller,
    I am looking for the same 2008 Accord trim LX-P, but the local dealer can not promise the purchase price before TTL, around $19600 or 19700 unless I have a paper proof. Do you mind to send me an electronic copy of your paperwork if you have? You can erase the private info. Or, anybody has the same paperwork. Please send it to me. I am anxious to get one. Thanks. My email is
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,724
    This is insane! People beware, Inform yourself of the car before bidding or buying. People like this would scam you without a thought! Buyer Beware.

    There is an Ebay listing for an 08 Accord V6 (No Nav) which is wrecked, they stated on their listing that they paid $37k for this Accord. Now this lister is a towing service, they probably don't have a clue what this car specs are. But Laughed when I saw that this "towing service" paid $37k for this Accord! LOL Seriously you have got to be kidding. Also it stated it had the navigation system and yet the pictures of the wrecked car does not even show it having the system, It has the normal 6disc stereo system (smaller screen) not navi scrolling knob. I actually sent the guy a question asked how he could have spent that much on an Accord, when an Acura is just as much.

    Take a look at the "08 Accord" on Ebay and you'll see a listing, Accord in need of work . It is white, and briefly states what it has, "paid $37,154 or so. HAHA! :lemon: :sick: :)
  • halecphalecp Posts: 14
    Happy Friday. I'm hoping to obtain a little perspective on a quote i received on a Honda Accord Coupe EX 4-cyl Automatic (no leather) here in Ohio

    $23,590 before TTL (price includes destination and mudflaps wihich is a dealer opt)
    250 doc fee
    25 license fee
    $23,865 x 7% tax is a grand total of $25,535.55.

    Considering MSRP on the Accord Coupe EX 4-cyl is$24,595 (Invoice w/ destination), is the above a good price? I'm new to the "car buying" game, and want to avoid getting swindled if at all possible. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    You're pricing should look like this. Your invoice price is wrong.

    MSRP (after destination) $24,630

    Invoice (after destination) $22,381

    Basically, the dealers are charging you $1,209 OVER invoice, only coming off of MSRP by $790. Doc fees are just extra charges by dealers, these are negotiable, unlike destination charges.

    I'd think you could easily do $1,000 better.

    *Pricing Info from
  • halecphalecp Posts: 14
    Thanks for your input. Also, is it possible to receive the 2.9% financing on the Coupes? I know that Honda has 2.9% financing on the sedans, but haven't seen any incentives on the Accord Coupes.

    I'm having a VERY hard finding the Accord Coupe EX 4-cyl Auto no leather on Ohio dealer lots. And that concerns me from a bargaining standpoint.
  • you can only get the 4.99% on the coupes so your monthly payment will run around 20 -25 more a month
  • sazesaze Posts: 1
    this is the price i am getting

    21,100 base
    7% taxes
    $254 DMV
    $199 Doc fee
    $7.5 something else i forget


    suggestions/advice welcome. what do u think
  • al63017al63017 Posts: 149
    i paid 23,705 for a EXL 4cy 4dr sedan in st. louis plus 149 doc fee.
    came with splash guards and stripes at that price.
    so they are doing you no favors. this was about 300 or so under invoice I believe plus got .09 financing.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,551
    Dealers aren't as apt to cheap sell a car they know is in short supply.

    Coupes don't sell nearly as well as sedans and coupes without leather aren't that common.

    The price you were given wasn't bad. Not every car needs to be given away.
  • scz3838scz3838 Posts: 8

    Maybe this website would help :

    Remember that tax is based on where your residence is and not where you buy the car. Some dealerships will try to scam you into buying from them because they have lower tax rates in their area.
  • gismapgismap Posts: 12
    I just got a quote from St. Louis Honda for a EX-L, 4 cy, 4dr sedan for $24,459 plus doc fee of $159 which was by far the highest of the 7 dealers I contacted.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Less than $800 from sticker isn't bad?

    I disagree, or would keep shopping.
  • don125don125 Posts: 4
    Can the dealer fix the damage due to the hail and sell it to the customer without letting customer know the car had hail damage?
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Legally I wouldn't think so.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,551
    No, that isn't a bad price. As I said, not every car has to be cheap sold.

    Finding that car may be that poster's biggest challenge.
  • not a bad price keep us updated grate car you will really love it thankyou for reading.
  • Looking for Accord EX-L 4 cyl sedan, auto, no navi in the Austin/Houston/San Antonio area.

    Sent out batch of emails - initial responses coming back and best price so far is:

    $24,495 (includes desitination)
    $26,248.81 (drive out)

    What's the target that is reasonable for this car in these markets? (all prices coming so far are within $60, so no one is making a break-out move yet on pricing) Anyone getting anywhere near the 23K pricing in TX that is reported in Southern Cal for price before ttl?

    They offered the 0.9% finance at this price.. anyone seeing lower prices for not taking that financing?

  • gmanandgegmanandge Posts: 19
    I just got off the phone w/ the internet salesman/manager from dealer in NH who offered a 4 cyl, auto EX for $22,650 (includes destination and doc fee) and backed it up in an e-mail. I live in MA....not sure that I'll do any better here. What do you all think? Should I buy the car?
  • nickwoodsnickwoods Posts: 13
    austin/terry - hi just bought one today you in your area with nav 28,286 otd, let me know if you need any more info
  • corikcorik Posts: 1
    I am looking to purchase a new lxp in the next 2 weeks in NY. Anybody get a good price?
  • levtomlevtom Posts: 12
    Think you may yet do better from Ma dealers in greater Boston. Internet prices I was offered started at invoice ($22,256) + doc fees($249). Ended up last month at $21,500 + doc fees.
    Good luck.It's a great car!
  • parvizparviz Posts: 484
    At least here in CA, they have to disclose if they have done any work on the car besides the standard prep work.

    P.S. I was given a great quote on an 08 V6 w/ Navi a few months ago and when I inquired more before showing up at the dealership I was told that it was rear-ended and fixed.
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