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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • Thanks Brian, I guess it depends on the actual distance and price difference, but is good to know because at times any of us might be in a rush to buy the car because we need it asap within a few days and that might be the quick choice and less research but is definitely worth the comparison, thanks for answering.
  • By the way, as far as distance, I don't mind the driving part as it might be my only choice, because the dealers near me are the small ones. So I will drive to nj or ny or as far as md. So it depends what they offer me to "please me" (like remote starter or something like that) or if I rather the $$ savings and it makes up for a decent difference after you subtract the gas and hassle to go that far.

    On another topic, I am looking for the LX CVT, and I am curious if let's say the lx and the sport will drive the same as far as how smooth of a ride they provide. I like how the sport looks, but I heard that sport suspensions are not as "soft or smooth" and the bigger the tires the more you will feel the bumps in the road, any inputs on someone thAt knows about this will be appreciated.

    I already test drove the LX, which is better than my 08 accord lx, but the test drive wasn't a long one, but again I was curious on the two suspensions and driving experience, thanks.
  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 2,877
    edited January 2013
    All Accords are somewhat performance tuned. In other words, the marshmallow suspension of the Camry won't be found on any Accord, which most people think is a good thing.

    But after that you can somewhat go by the letters of the trim level. In other words:

    LX=Luxury, even though it is a base model. And so an LX Accord has a slightly softer suspension, although it's still relatively firm compared to Camry, Altima, Sonata, etc.

    Sport means what it says, and so the suspension and the tires are more for sporty handling, and less for comfort. You will feel more bumps, but might have more fun going around corners.

    EX/EXL= Extra Luxury, and so goes back to the slightly softer LX mode, although there is still upgraded handling ("shock tower") with this trim, as well as premium V-rated high speed performance tires.
  • Contacted many dealers in So Cal (200 miles away), I live in So Nevada (Henderson NV)

    of all the 7 internet deals I got, this is the best

    Am I getting ripped off? here is the deal I am getting

    Local Dealership in Henderson NV
    2103 Accord EX-L without Navi
    Basque Red with ivory interiors

    Selling Price $25,500
    Doc Fee $499 (All dealers are charging this in Las Vegas, they are not discounting!)
    Title $28.50
    State Sales Tax is 8.1% $2105.5

    Total Price $28,133

    My state sales tax is high! cant's escape!

    Can I finish the deal?
  • Ok, thanks for responding to me. I always heard that the Camry is a good car for drivers, but don't like the current model. I am most likely going to for the lx but I wouldn't mind the sport if I could get a decent deal. I will test drive both before I buy any. Thanks for your help.
  • I don't think you'll find any Honda literature that indicates that LX stands for luxury but now I realize that the Camry LE stands for lemon.
  • pegasus17pegasus17 Posts: 536
    edited January 2013
    REF: 28155
    You are not getting "ripped off" but you are paying more than others due to the very high doc fee. Please review the link to understand that the doc fee is completely optional in Nevada ("No cap or rules"). So your dealer is essentially PADDING the good 25500 car price with 499 in additional profit. While they may say that they will not go lower, I'd wait til the end of the month or counter-offer at a somewhat lower doc fee. You must be prepared to WALK OUT or as Brian125 would say, negotiate over the internet (not in person).

    Thanks for asking your questions before finalizing the deal - that is the way to go! - lership-what-is-the-doc-fee/#comment-53152
  • I read somewhere in this forum that at the end of this month I can expect something like $750 below the invoice for 2013 accord LX automatic. My question is does the invoice price include the destination charge?
  • Just to give an idea, I just e-mailed Anderson dealer in MD and they said the price for the accord lx cvt would go for $19, 579 plus $790 destination, taxes tags and $196 doc fee. The invoice is $20, 579 plus $790. So is technically $804 below invoice. If you include the doc fee if not then $1, 004 below invoice which imho is very good considering that this car is a new redisigned model. Depending how far u are u can buy it from them without the hassle of dealing with other dealers and the wait. But I would probably wait for presidents day and see if I can shave an extra few $$$ we will see.
  • Emailed Weymouth Honda today, said I had a written quote here in New York for $22,328 including destination, doc fees, mud guards, wheel locks and cargo net. $22,328 exclusive of only DMV fees and tax. Said they need to do better by at least a few hundred more and I would make the drive up to Massachusetts next week, somewhere between $21,700 and $22,000 with the same options, including both destination and doc fees. Received an email back from James, saying Congratulations we have a deal. I called him up a few minutes later to confirm the numbers, he agreed to all and then I asked him to send me an email with the quote and I would leave a deposit. An hour later he emails me saying $22,082.07 plus $239 doc fee plus three accessories mud guards, wheel locks and cargo net for $553.60 (sold online at collegehills for $142 for all three), for a total of $22,874.67 plus all taxes and DMV fees here in New York. I called him up to say wtf, your number is not what we had agreed to, your number is $874.67 more than our agreed upon price and $546.67 over my already lowest price here in New York, which I originally state you must beat by at least a few hundred. Buying a car is such a headache, I think I might keep driving my 2005 Honda Accord for 20 more years and these bait and switch tactics and lying and manipulative car salesman can sit on their cars, let the, collect snow in the lot, I'll look again in May and see if prices are more reasonable. Brian, you dealt with this guy James before, why the change of price last minute when I'm ready to exchange information and leave a deposit. I'd be hesitant to travel so far now, even with a signed buyers order/agreement.
  • 22,250 + ttl
    80 doc fee
    9% tax
    24,650 out the door

    best i could do with 15 dealers in LA area.
  • Thanks steplaland, short and to the point with negotiated price 22,250 (almost 700 under invoice) and a reasonable $80 doc fee, not sure what the maximum allowed doc fee if any is in Cali, but very nice price, I'm a little above that number now here in New York. This an example of how others should post their sale prices. Thanks for the post.
  • faceofboefaceofboe Posts: 3
    edited January 2013
    My offer in San Antonio. I appreciate any helpful comments.

    12k per year / 36 Months for $356 per month 62% Residual Vaule

    2013 Accord EX
    MSRP $26,195
    Selling Price $23,796
    Accessories $439 (Window tint for Texas heat)
    Total Price Including $24,235
    State Sales Tax $1,569
    Inventory Tax $58
    License, Title, etc $126
    Doc Fee $125
    Total Price Including Accessories $26,114
    Deposit $0
    Amount To Finance/Lease $26,114
  • It's not a credit you only pay the tax on the difference between the final sale price and the value of your trade
  • Have you been in a Camry 2012? There is a reason they lowered the price 2000 dollars! Interior is so cheap.
  • jammikejammike Posts: 38
    Got the Accord Sport CVT from CollegePark Honda in MD.

    The price is
    $21,561 including Destination
    $198 Dealer Processing Fee.
    $1509 Tax (7% NJ)
    $19 Temp Tag MD
    $301 Registration ( paid this in NJ)
    $23588 OTD

    13as got the same deal in Dec for $23K from Autosport in NJ (that time there was $500 cashback from AHFC if you take financing). No NJ Dealer was ready for this deal now. So went to MD to get the car.
  • Great price, do you mind sharing the salespersons name. I'd gladly travel to Maryland especially after Weymouth Honda reneged on their deal once I asked them to send it to me in an email and I would give a down payment. I don't think prices will get much better than your price until Memorial Day, but I wish to purchase sooner. Thanks for posting your price.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 4,820
    edited January 2013
    That dealership has been rocking this board with the best prices. Maybe the n.y. dealerships sent someone up there to pay them a visit . i Have no doubt honda dealers are checking this board for sure.. I would call back next week and speak to the internet manager and try to nail down that previous deal you almost made. Dont get discouraged send out the same pricing emails the last days of this month and next month.. when you meet your target price let dealership fax you over the buyers order. Once you both sign it . That makes it a legal document and pricing, vehicle and options cant be changed. Seems like alot of people are not getting such great deals. This is the reason i never start negotiations til the last days or day.

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  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 4,820
    Is there a way i can contact you

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  • Yes I don't like it either. Besides reputation I wouldn't buy it.
  • ninerssbchampsninerssbchamps Posts: 3
    edited January 2013
    Requested some online quotes last night and received a couple of responses back from a couple of South Florida dealerships. It's for a 2013 Honda Accord Sport.

    Dealer #1
    MSRP: $24980
    Invoice: $22929
    Sale Price: $23529
    Doc Fee: $299
    Elec. Registration: $139.95
    Transfer Tag: $305.16
    Taxes: $1490.07
    Total: $25763.18

    Dealership #2
    MSRP: $24980
    Internet Special Price: $21879
    Didn't give me a break down but out the door price is: $24025 (includes all other costs) + TAG

    Also got a quote from Dealer #1 for a 2013 Honda Accord EX
    MSRP: $26195
    Invoice: $24037
    Sale Price: $24013
    Doc Fee: $299
    Elec. Registration: $139.95
    Transfer Tag: $305.16
    Taxes: $1519.13
    Total: $26276

    What's your opinion on these quotes? Anyone in the South Florida area have any great deal stories that I can hopefully follow!! Thanks!!!
  • somanssomans Posts: 10
    I live in NJ, and wanted to buy a honda accord. can u give me the dealerwship name? thanks
  • srik1srik1 Posts: 6
    Thanks everyone.
    Finally went to the closest dealership (in Saint Louis, MO) and got the 2013 Accord EXL I4 for $24900 financed, have to pay TTL.

    Car price + Dest Charge $24700
    Doc fee $200
    TTL Should be about 1900
    Total Cost : 26800

    No hassle purchase and no up-selling from finance either. However I was given the extended warranty offers
    Honda Care - 6yr 100k - $100 deductible == 1700 (is $750 from saccucci)
    Gap Ins == $695
    Key repl ins == $290
    Road size Hazard Ins == $460
    Dent Repair warranty == $420

    Dealer is providing 100% cash back guarantee (if unused) on Honda care , if I decide before saturday.
    I think having key replacement insurance is better since each key costs around $300 (per the dealer).

    Please let me know your opinion on the warranties.
    Thanks in advance.
  • Thank you for that. I'm not sure why the one dealer won't budge...unless they keep the "tax".
  • Can someone please give me breakdown of the cost. Cost of the car, tax, doc fee. It will be more useful if someone is also either from Cincinnati or Kentucky to know the exact price OTD. What is the lowest price that we can negotiate on Honda accord EXL

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 4,820
    Dest/ charge of $790 added on to your negotiated sale price of car.
    example: negotiated price .....................12,000 then you add
    Dest/ charge, doc fee's, Dmv, and Taxes for a out the door price

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  • The Sport has larger and nicer looking tires, lower profile and this is subjective. It will ride a bit different than the LX. The biggest difference will be the cost to replace them later, The Sports tires will cost more and not last as long, as their treadlife is less with the higher speed rating. It is a nice looking model.
  • That's exactly what I was looking at. To replace a tire on the sport would be $277.99 for a Michelin, same tire that comes on the car MXM4, plus 2.50 tire tax here in New York plus 15.00 for mount and balance and roadside warranty, plus NY sales tax in my particular county comes to $320 for each tire, if you damage the rim hitting the curb or a big pothole, your looking at probably around $350.00 for the rim plus $320 for he tire. They are nice tires but very very expensive to replace, which jacks up the five year cost to own.
  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 2,877
    edited January 2013
    My 2 cents...

    There's probably not one number for the "lowest cost" for an EXL, since that will differ in each market, and in terms of how you negotiate.

    Overall, however, it seems like some people are getting around $2000 off of the list price.

    2013 Accord Sedan EX-L lists for $28,785.

    That's the list price with destination. Maybe you could get it for c. $26,800. Some people seem to be getting that model for even a little less, but that might be a ball park to start with to give you a rough idea.

    You have to add tax, title, dealer prep fee, license, and so on onto that.

    Try emailing several dealers in your area and see what they'll do on price. The huge Marysville Ohio factory where these are made has ramped up to full speed production, and so there are a lot of these around now for sale. Many dealers are probably willing to let a bargain shopper pick one up for a good discount.

    Happy shopping! Let us know how it goes. Best of luck! You've picked an excellent car, and so you're already a winner.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 4,820
    Can that bigger Sport model tire 18 be put on a EXL model ? would this cause a real bad ride.. I would figure the suspension is alittle different in Sport.

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