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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • dclivedclive Posts: 35
    Thanks for the post on the Honda warranty dealer!!
  • eugthomeugthom Posts: 1
    Wondering whether the offer for the dealer is a good one...

    2013, Honda Accord Sport Black Exterior / Black Interior.

    -Dealer city/state ( Dallas, TX)
    -Invoice (incl destination) ($22,929)
    -OTD price ( $22,577 (Base + Destination + Other) + 1,423 (Tax) =$24,000)
    -Downpayment ( 4,500 )
    -Doc fees ($120)
  • Man, those options are phony, never buy paint sealant etc.
    I worked at a dealership. It car wax! Sorry you got hosed
  • kr6822kr6822 Posts: 5
    The sales rep name is Tahir Rana.

    Bought an 8/120k from them some years ago before the [b]BIG COMPANY[/b] cracked down on direct web "add to cart" purchases (local dealers [i]naturally[/i] complained) so now there's another step or two since you have to do this through email from all these sites... I think there are a coupla' others you'll find with a web search (I think they're all round the same price, but shop around).

    I've read here on the forums that the local dealers have price matched... ymmv.

    Good luck.
  • iwannagr8leaseiwannagr8lease Posts: 42
    edited April 2013
    vspeed wrote: "Thanks but I just found this site and I'm getting used to the forum"

    Yeah, I know what you mean: compared to typical forums I've come across on the web, this one is rather an odd one in trying to follow threads.

    Personally, I'm truly sorry we weren't able to help you help you out beforehand! You're so congenial and you're really great with replying to each response with an acknowledgement and thank you. You're making it a really, REALLY friendly forum :)

    It's nice to see this where, and especially relative to HOST Car_man's assistance, there is nary the follow-up for help provided.

    I personally hope we'll see your contributions for others in the future!
  • Read my post again:

    Purchase Price Including Destination ( $22,579+$400 for Options=$22,979)

    I paid $50 above the car's invoice for everything, including the $1,800 in options.
  • kkctkkct Posts: 4
    this forum is first post

    Is this a good deal?

    2013 Accord EX

    -Factory Options ( None )
    -Dealer Options (None)
    -Dealer city/state (CT)
    -MSRP (incl destination) ($26,195)
    -Invoice (incl destination) ( $24,037 )
    -Purchase Price ( $24,100)
    -Dealer fee ($430)
    - total ($24,530)
    + ttl
  • dclivedclive Posts: 35
    Saccuci's cheaper.
  • It is OK. I learned, form purchasing a Honda this past weekend, that some dealers have a $500 flex cash that Honda Financing can kick in. If you have very little down payment, or no trade, the flex cash is to help you out. On the other hand, if you have a trade that will aid as a down payment, the dealer will try to hold this money for themselves, providing you finance through Honda.

    Not all dealers have the $500 flex cash. It is not advertised, and my understanding is that a dealer has to earn this credit, so not all dealers have it. As you get towards the end of negotiation, and before discussing trades or down payment, ask if they can contribute the flex cash to lower your purchase price, get this down on the negotiating paperwork, and go from there.

    I was not aware of the flex cash until looking over the financial commitment form with the Sales Manager. They added $500 in to the top line, and took $500 out at the end. It was a wash for me, but $500 for them. I argued with the manager for quite a while about this. My point was that I would just use my bank (not Honda), and then there would be no $500 flex cash. So, if I finance with Honda, I want the money. The car was already $500 below invoice, so they were counting on this cash to even it out on there end.
  • kkctkkct Posts: 4
    thanks, good to know about the flex cash. I plan on putting 5000-6000 down and seeing what they would give for my trade(not expexting much, its an '01 Outback.). Have already gotten an offer of $1000 trade-in from another dealer. Finance the rest at 1.9% through Honda.
  • kkctkkct Posts: 4
    would that $500 be what Consumer Reports calls Dealer Holdbacks on the price report (they show $508)?
  • bachngbachng Posts: 1
    We followed the forum for long time. This is my first post.
    We are in San Antonio, TX and are looking to buy an Accord 2013 EXL V4, no Nav. We followed the advice from Brian. We asked for the inquiry for the dealer in 100 miles radius, and visit some of them. Below is the best that we can get.

    -Dealer Options (Wheel locker, All season floor mats, Tint Windows) - $433
    -Dealer city/state ( San Antonio, TX)
    -Invoice (incl destination) ($25,950)
    -Purchase Price Including Destination ( $25,950+$433 for Options=$26,383)
    -Downpayment (0)
    -Trade allowance: No
    -Tax - $1,710,28
    -tags - $176
    -Doc fees ($149)
    -OTD: 27868.28

    Gunn Honda offered a One simple price which is a bit higher. Questions:
    1/ What can we do to get a better price?
    2/ Should I try in Austin, and Houston area?

    Thanks a lot.
  • jmaxejmaxe Posts: 198
    Austin dealers have a reputation for higher prices but may be worth some inquiries anyway.
  • [i]Saccuci's cheaper.[/i]

    Cool. As I wrote, shop around........
  • iwannagr8leaseiwannagr8lease Posts: 42
    edited April 2013
    The information on the flex cash was posted by Car_man (forum host) way back on 4/7 in response to an incentive query There's also mention of it earlier in this forum.

    Whether you're looking to purchase or lease, it makes sense to read both forums as vehicle price is crucial in either scenario ;)

    Thanks Car_man!!!!!!!!
  • vluuvluu Posts: 100
    What dealer did you buy from?
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 4,890
    edited April 2013

    END of the Month is how you nail down best price..

    I would call several dealerships on the last day of April and let each dealership internet manager know........ You buy that moment for your make and model/ options for xxx price. I would add another 500 on the already $ 449 below invoice price.

    leave your number with each dealership.. At the end of that day the 30th if nobody makes a better offer take your best deal. The key is to be firm and let each dealership know Meet my price i buy today. Call 30 dealerships you will find a better deal on the last day. Its always good to check dealerships inventory. If your model is in stock makes it much easier to buy from that dealership.

    The buying Game and Negotiation process starts on the last 2 days/ last day of every month. Not in the beginning or middle.

    If Austin, and Houston is not to far make some calls to dealers on april 30 to see who wants your money..
    Squeeze the closest dealer to your house on the last day. mention to them these other dealerships are selling cheaper... match and you buy from them.

    On april 30th i plan to help buy my neighbor a EXl V-6
    On that day i will call 10 dealerships on the phone and make my best deal for her. maybe 30 mins of work in afternoon to secure the best deal.
    good luck

    2016 BMW X-5 35i, 2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2012 MB ML350

  • tjolkotjolko Posts: 13
    Thanks for your suggestion on Pohanka Honda in Fredericksburg. I purchased a black w/ivory Accord EX-L 4 cyl sedan at the following price:

    Price $24,899 (includes destination)

    Processing Fee $399.00

    3% taxes $758.94

    NC license/title/Va temp tags $128.00

    Total out the door $26,184.94

    MSRP of this car is $28,785 Invoice $26,399

    No extras/options/etc.
    Very quick and clean deal.

    They also quoted the following price on a Accord sport sedan:
    $21,929 includes destination
    399 documents
    plus tax/title/tag
  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 655
    Congratulations! Great deal - just shows ya don't really have to wait til 9 PM on the last day of the month to get a great price - good research and shopping technique are the keys. Enjoy - that's a nice car!

    Bill G
    2016 ES350 Lux/Atomic Silver
    2017 Accord Sport CVT Mod Steel Metallic
  • tjolkotjolko Posts: 13
    This is the second time that I used Edmunds forum information to get the best price. The last time, I sent e-mails to many dealers within 100 miles and then found (via Edmunds) that a dealer 150 miles from my city had the best price by far on Toyotas. For my Honda purchase, I went to this forum FIRST. If you don't mind traveling a little you can save thousands of dollars.
  • tjolkotjolko Posts: 13
    Thanks for the info. Tyson's Corners Honda quoted me a higher price $24991++ for the same car, the price from Pohanka Honda in Fredericksburg was a little better (and closer for me). Thanks again and enjoy your new car.
  • vluuvluu Posts: 100
    I got a quote over the phone from Tyson's Corner Honda for $24991 but they said w/o freight ($790). Was your quote including destination?
  • vluuvluu Posts: 100
    Great deal. Congrats! Was the EX-L color combination in stock and the one you wanted? I'm just wondering if some of these better deals are on colors that don't move as fast or cars that are currently on the lot; Black, Cherry Red, and White. I'm looking for a Modern Steel Metallic ext color with light grey interior and some dealers don't have this car in stock and said they would have to locate one but does that mean that less of a deal.

    I would like to snag up a deal for the EX-L for under $25K with freight. Right now, when I call to get quotes it's about $800-900 higher that $25K so not sure if the dealer will drop that difference when you get in there to deal.
  • tjolkotjolko Posts: 13
    Actually, we were looking for an Accord in Black or Champagne with Ivory interior...I wanted the black and my wife wanted the I guess I won this time! We were told that black was the hottest color....and a Charlotte dealer was quoting list on black and a $300 discount on Champagne.
    It really didn't matter to Pohanka Honda which color as long as they had it in stock. I see that they have a "gray" EX-L in stock....they don't use Honda color nomenclature in their listing. Not sure if you live near Fredericksburg, but I can say that they made the process SIMPLE and were very HONEST in our dealings.
    Can't say what a dealer will do when you show up, but I committed to buy before I left Charlotte.....the price was almost $4000 less than local dealers and about $2500 less than regional dealers that we contacted. Frankly, I felt that Pohanka earned my business since they were so up front about their pricing. I had my quote within 20 minutes of using their E-Price contact site. My wife and I made a road trip out of the purchase and actually camped out at Lake Anna State Park about 25 miles from the dealership.
    Happy shopping!
  • tjolkotjolko Posts: 13
    Tyson Corner Honda quoted the price w/o destination. I had to pull it out of them and was a little miffed that they were not as up front as Pohanka. Tyson's price was also higher. Their price includes, I believe, wheel locks and mud guards at not extra charge...not worth much to me.
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  • alenderalender Posts: 4
    I got aninternet quote for a 2013 EX, no leather or navi, but with sunroof for $23400, that includes destination charge, tax and license extra. Do you think this is fare? Should I haggle more online? Any suggestions are welcome for EX 4 cylinder please.
  • rocklirockli Posts: 11
    Manual or CVT? Can you exclude the sale tax?
  • vluuvluu Posts: 100
    Funny you mentioned that you said they mentioned black was the "hot" color. They told me that "Grey" was the hot color. They have neither color so maybe that's why they said it was hard to get and the "hot" color.

    Pohanka offered me the same price you mentioned but they did not have my exterior grey with grey interior in stock. To get me that color, they said it would be an extra $300. Pohanka is also an hour and half from my home so that's they are not my first choice.

    Pohanka was however very easy to work with and I liked their "to the point" offer. Not a lot of games and did most of the talk through email and briefly talked to the sales person on the phone towards the end. There offer was very good but I'm in no rush to buy and trying to hold out to save a couple more hundred if possible. Still looking for an offer for under $25K including freight.

    This afternoon I got another offer for $24,150 + $790 freight. I'm waiting to see if they can get me the color combo. It beats Pohanka's deal that I was offered this morning.
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