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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • jmaxejmaxe Posts: 198
    The Central Texas market is hot right now and dealers do not have to offer deep discounts on the Accord.
  • mctrees02mctrees02 Posts: 17
    In DFW, I have multiple quotes at 25.5k on EX-L w/o NAV so don't be afraid to make the short drive north.
  • rsvrrsvr Posts: 21
    edited July 2013
    Hello everybody,

    This forum helped me get a pretty good deal on an Accord Sport CVT. I thought of waiting for 2014 but if you read my other posts, you will know why I couldn't and one more important thing was I just couldn't swing anymore than what I paid for this model. So here are all the details...

    Dealership: ROPER HONDA
    Location: Joplin, MO
    Dealership Experience: POOR to BAD

    Model: 2013 Honda Accord Sport CVT
    Color: Black on black

    Price: $22,499 (but will be paying tax on $22,800, yes I know...I will get to it later)
    Payment type: Financed @ 1.9% APR

    What's included: Application fee, destination and handling, warranty forever, trunk tray, floor mats, splash guards, wheel locks and free oil change.

    I just want to share my delivery experience on the day I bought the car...
    Went to the dealership at around noon yesterday and after greet and meet, asked the salesman if the car has been detailed yet so that I could inspect it before I sign the papers. I was informed that they will not be detailing the car as I rejected the last car that was detailed but had a scratch on the hood. It was sketchy as if they were trying to hide any blemish on the car and I asked if I could get my $500 deposit back and then the sales guy offered to wipe down the car with a towel for me but couldn't get it detailed as the order came from the higher management. I saw the car previous day and it had hundreds of bugs on it and asked how I could inspect it with all those bugs? He said he just couldn't get it detailed. I wanted to walk out but didn't, as I didn't want to go thru all this experience from another dealer.
    I was losing it and just didn't want my first brand new car buying experience to be bad so signed the papers and I was surprised to see that the sale price was $22,800. I asked him to change it to $22,499 but was told that the tax on it would be less than a dinner at "long horns"... I just gave up and went out to take a look at the car. It didn't have the wheel locks on it, so when I asked the salesman he went inside and got me wheel locks in retail packaging and I asked him if they were going to install it and I was told that they will have to charge me for it???? The deal was dealer installed accessories! Once behind the driving wheel, I noticed the tank was more than a half empty. What happened to that full tank of gas when you buy a brand new car?
    So overall, the buying experience was really bad. I would never buy another car from them again. But on the flip side the car is amazing. We love it! I just wish the buying experience was better.

    So what I learnt from this experience and what everyone looking to buy a car should know,

    1. Never put down a deposit, even if they had to bring the car from a dealership.
    2. Never trust anything what the salesman says.
    3. Make sure you pay tax only on the actual amount you pay.
    4. Make sure all the accessories are installed before you sign the papers.
    5. Get quotes from multiple dealers, as Brian says at the end of the month, and get it on paper before you drive to that dealership.

    Good Luck and drive safe!
  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 655
    I am at a loss for words - with all the excellent advice available on this forum, I am flabbergasted that you took delivery of this vehicle after receiving such shoddy treatment from such an unprofessional organization. I hope all goes well for you - hopefully you were able to wash your car to see if everything was ok.

    Take care,

    Bill G
    2016 ES350 Lux/Atomic Silver
    2017 Accord Sport CVT Mod Steel Metallic
  • Hello all,

    I have been lurking for a while. I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on the following deal:

    2013 Honda Accord Sport (MT)
    $21,350 (selling price, includes $500 flex cash)
    $179 (service fee)
    $174 (reg/new plates)
    $1114 (WI 5.1% sales tax)
    $22,817 (Out the door)

    The deal includes trunk tray, wheel locks, and mud guards.
    Should I pull the trigger, or try for a better deal on the last day of the month?
  • rsvrrsvr Posts: 21
    It's a pretty good deal. I would go for it.
  • rsvrrsvr Posts: 21
    They did detail the car as I was signing the papers. I couldn't find any blemish or scratch this time. It looked pretty good.
    Thanks for your concern.
  • bluemkn57carsbluemkn57cars Boston, MAPosts: 365

    This forum has been a source of valuable information for me since I joined less than a month ago.

    I've had my fair share of not so great dealer experiences in the past few weeks. I am hoping that my purchase experience would be a good one.
  • juliankryejuliankrye Posts: 51

    I won't say that everyone will have the same experience, however it is always a good idea to check dealer ratings in your area, start by doing a google search "dealer rater".

    Good luck, Julian
  • bluemkn57carsbluemkn57cars Boston, MAPosts: 365

    You are correct. I have checked out dealer ratings for reviews on Honda dealerships in my area. Most have very good ratings, but I am usually interested in reading the bad reviews.

    At the end of the day, it is all about the sales person, manager, finance guy and any other staff you deal with on the day of the transaction.

    I had to cross out 3 dealerships earlier on in my car search process due to the way I was treated in person and on the phone. They all had good dealer ratings.
  • huskerfan5huskerfan5 Posts: 165
    Unfortunately, since anyone can post to, it has become useless.
    It was helpful years ago, but then the dealers caught on.
    1. Years ago, I checked the ratings for a Hyundai dealer whose ads seemed to indicate they were almost giving cars aways. Sure enough, the ratings were terrible since people were greatly disappointed after visiting the dealer but not any more. Despite the same ads, the ratings are now fantastic.
    2. At the Honda dealer closest to me, there is one salesman whose customers have had the same exact experience multiple times, just the name and dates are different. He doesn't even take time to re-word it.
    3. My all time favorite. Some Ford dealer must have hired some marketing firm to post negative reviews for competitors. They must have gotten an old list of dealers. I saw a negative review last year for the Ford dealer that was down the block from me, except it burned down around ten years ago!
    Undoubtedly, some of the positive reviews are true, but I take them with a grain of salt too. Many truly have good experiences but it is because they were easy marks for the salesman. I'd make sure you car was detailed to the max if I was making a big fat profit. The fact that rsvr didn't have a good experience is probably indicative of him getting a good deal.
  • runnerratrunnerrat Posts: 3
    I've been reading this forum for awhile, but have finally reached the need to post. I'm shopping for my first car and want some feedback and where I might further negotiate and other questions to ask about the best deal I've been quoted on a 12K, 36 month lease for a 2013 Accord LX:

    1) Capitalized Cost: $21,033.30
    2) Cap-cost reduction: $0
    3) Money Factor: 0.00075
    4) Residual Value: $13,729.30
    5) Total due at signing $0
    6) Monthly lease payment including Local County tax: $228
  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 655
    I'm glad that in the end, they at least detailed it - I don't remember you mentioning that before - but it is unacceptable for "higher management" to direct a sales person to go out of his way not to serve a customer properly. That is an extremely unprofessional way to operate a business and that dealership should be avoided. I commend you for informing the forum readers about this. I'm glad in the end you got the car you wanted - Hondas are great cars - hope you enjoy it. Congrats!

    Bill G
    2016 ES350 Lux/Atomic Silver
    2017 Accord Sport CVT Mod Steel Metallic
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,670
    edited July 2013
    I can't believe you STILL bought that car!!

    It sounds like you squeezed every last penny out of that deal and that store reluctantly sold you a car.

    Sounds like a miserable experience on both sides.

    I know I would have walked out.

    From a salesperson's perspective I know I would have much rather lost a sale than had a customer leave unhappy.

    Life is short...
  • happymanmenhappymanmen Posts: 7
    edited July 2013
    Hi all,

    I just bought 2013 accord EX-L i4 cvt coupe on Jun 28, 2013 from honda finance $24,600 0.9% 36 months (around $700 monthly payment).

    In this month, I just found that honda finance 2013 Accord Coupe Special APR 0.9% APR for 60 months and Offer valid through:9/3/2013. It's show up after I bought my accord next week. Did anyone try to call honda finance to get 0.9% 60 months even you already get 0.9% 36 months? If get the 0.9% 60 months, my monthly payment will reduce to $450.

    Is it any suggestion to use credit card with low service fee to pay honda finance payment?

    Thank you
  • bluemkn57carsbluemkn57cars Boston, MAPosts: 365
    I believe the 0.9% APR deal for 60 months was available in June when you bought your Accord coupe. Did you ask the dealership what finance offers they had before buying the car?

    I do not want to sound mean, but you should have done your homework. If you could not afford $700/month over 36 months, then you should have looked somewhere else for financing such as your local credit union.

    I would not recommend using your credit card to make your car payment but it would not hurt calling the dealership or Honda Finance to see if they would work with you to change the terms of the loan.

    Good luck.
  • Actually, I did my homework. The the 0.9% 36 months or 1.9% 60 months end on 7/8/13 and 0.9% 60 months was offered on 7/9/13. Is it I live in Los Angeles CA with the differnet?
  • bluemkn57carsbluemkn57cars Boston, MAPosts: 365
    Any reason why you did not go for the 1.9% APR financing for 60 months?

    I would still advice you to call HFS or the dealership and see what they say.
  • I already called both dealer and HFS for my coupe, they said that I can't change it. When I get some reserach, I found that 0.9% 60 months is only for Accord coupe. Sendan one is 0.9% 36 months. Is it my dealer provide the wrong term for me since someone told me the coupe 0.9% 60 months already on June. Did anyone buy coupe in CA use HFC on June with 0.9% 60 months?
  • huskerfan5huskerfan5 Posts: 165
    No doubt there are people who took advantage of the 60 month financing in Jun but your salesperson screwed up. If HFS won't change the term, talk to the general manager of the dealer. Tell him how unhappy you are and ask what he can do for you. If he has any class, he'll offer some free maintenance or accessories.
  • That's right! the current one 0.9% 60 months is offered on 7/9/13 to 9/3/13, but i bought my coupe on 6/28/13. Is the 0.9% 60 months already post it on May 1, 2013 through July 8, 2013? If yes, my sales man may make mistake
  • jmaxejmaxe Posts: 198
    A drive is no problem for a good deal. Bought my current Accord in San Antonio for $2,000 below invoice. Alas that was in 2004.
  • rsvrrsvr Posts: 21
    Well, if you look at the price, I think they still made money on it. If not they wouldn't have agreed to bring the car from another dealership initially, at that price.
  • joeg8joeg8 Posts: 3
    edited July 2013
    I want to buy a Honda Accord LX 2013 but I am still waiting for the price to drop a bit (i'm trying to get the LX for $19,000+tax and fees).
    I assume that there will be substantial incentives for the 2013 model once the 2014 cars are in the showrooms.
    Some posts suggested mid-August as the release date. The sales people at the dealership say September-October.
    Any thoughts?
  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 2,906
    The new Accord is selling really well. I think they'll put mild incentives on in a little while, but nothing big.

    19,000+ttl might be possible for the manual, but even that seems unlikely. For the CVT, my guess is that 19.8 will be the lowest you'll be able to get, and again a few hundred more than that is a more likely price.

    But I might be wrong.

    Other guesses?
  • johnb30johnb30 Posts: 3
    lol I bought my 2013 honda accord ex-l OTD for 30,500

    and guess what, it was a v-6....

    I believe I got the best deal......

    the v-6 upgrade from a v-4 is 3k ...

  • johnb30johnb30 Posts: 3
    =( dont be angry I got my 2013 honda accord v-6 exl with nav for 30,000 out the door
  • johnb30johnb30 Posts: 3
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,798
    the v-6 upgrade from a v-4 is 3k ...

    If you had a V4 Accord in front of you, you should have grabbed it, no matter what price. Honda has put cabash on V4 engines back in the 90's. So, if you really had a V4 powered Accord in front of you, that means it was a rare prototype that slipped out of R&D, and would have been worth MILLIONS on the auction and collectors market.

    I had a 1983 Honda Magna V45 (VF750 V4 engine) with a 6 speed sequential manual transmission. That thing flew. 0-60 in 3.3 seconds. And it was very fuel efficient, 50-60 mpg, depending on how you drove it, and all without hybrid trickery, and complexity.

    The best part is that I sold a 30 year old Magna V4 for more than I bought it.

    So, next time you see a V4 powered Accord infront of you, GRAB IT!
  • bluemkn57carsbluemkn57cars Boston, MAPosts: 365
    edited July 2013
    Congrats on your purchase. Where are you located?

    Can you provide details such as sales price, any add-ons, incentives, doc fees, etc....?
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