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2013 and earlier-Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • jay_gatsbyjay_gatsby Posts: 45
    The only problem with the EX-L is that you're not getting a vehicle built for performance like the Acura TSX (European Accord). Then again, you're not paying $28k+ for the EX-L either.

    As for my calculations, my numbers might be off based on Edmunds numbers. Edmunds figures that the depreciation on the BMW (priced originally at around $37k) is somewhere around $19k after five years (with typical options), leaving a residual value of $18k. Edmunds figures that the depreciation on the Honda Accord (priced originally around $24k) is somewhere around $12k, leaving a residual value of $12k. Based on the foregoing numbers, the BMW depreciates 51% after five years, whereas the Honda Accord depreciates 50% after five years. Pretty even, right? Wrong. If you take the original price differential of $13k, and invest that for 5 years at 9% a year (the average gain of the stock market over the last 75 years), you will have $20k at the end of the 5-year period. Add that $20k to the $12k your EX-L would be worth after five years, and you have a residual "value" of $32k for the Honda Accord, versus $18k for the BMW. The Honda Accord is "worth" approximately 33% MORE than you paid for it (or 133%), while the BMW is worth 50%.

    The foregoing calculations don't take into account things like repair costs, which are $631 for the Honda and $2,225 for the BMW over five years -- a 350% difference in repair costs.
  • nwalker1nwalker1 Posts: 17
    My wife and I purchased a 2005 Honda Accord EX-L-Nav with mud guards. The sticker was $27,500 and we paid just under $24,000 for ours. Hope this helps!
  • "Just purchased today in High Point, NC.

    Price: 18866.02
    Tax: 565.98
    License and Title: 69.00
    Processing Fee: 249.00
    TOTAL: 19750.00

    How'd I do?"

    I'm in high point too, come pick me up!!!
  • radhayradhay Posts: 17
    Honda has a munfacturer to dealer discount of $750 starting 06/01.
  • ral2167ral2167 ohioPosts: 739

    am considering leasing an accord-- i see all these good prices you are paying... i assume these prices would not be had if you were leasing?? the incentives currently *$750 0ff/$1000 off for coupes) are only if you buy, not lease?
  • Go see the internet sales manager at Bryan Honda in Fayetteville, It is DEFINITELY worth the slight drive from Aberdeen and the treatment you get, along with the honest (yes, I said honesty and car dealer in the same sentence) you will receive from him are first rate. I would recommend Bryan Honda to anyone within driving distance.

    When we bought our 2006 Accord 4 cyl from him, he gave us the best price the FIRST time I talked to him AND he gave me a significantly higher price on our trade in--over the phone. In fact, he honored the trade in price when I came in while another dealership (in Aberdeen) started waffling and reduced their price. Needless to say, I walked out the door and they lost my business.

    Bryan Honda. Recommend.
  • blm1blm1 Posts: 2
    Just bought a 2006 Accord LX. This car has a floor shift and I discovered by accident that the shift will go into neutral without pushing the button. But what is worse is that when you pull the shift to get back to drive, it actually downshifts to D3. This is UNSAFE. At high speeds on an interstate, if the shift gets bumped into neutral and you go to bring it back to drive, it will go to D3 making it possible to blow the transmission or at least damage it. This is not addressed in the owners manual nor was I told about this before purchasing. If I had been told, I would NOT have bought this car.
    Honda California said this was a 'feature' so that if the gas pedal stuck you could put the car in neutral. This is a lame reason for this design since you could put any car into neutral if that occurred. The real serious problem here is that you can inadvertently downshift. All buyers of Honda's should be aware of this. No one I've spoke to about this - mechanics, drivers and police - feel this is a good feature - all have said not good. This also applies to the column shift vehicles but they are less likely to get knocked out of gear.
    Would appreciate knowing if other buyers were aware of this. I certainly will never buy another Honda, I want a car that is safe.
  • ral2167ral2167 ohioPosts: 739

    i've owned various honda accords since 1983-- have no idea what you're talking about.... floor shifts? column shifts? you mean automatics? usually what i do if i want to shift to D for drive is, I look at the D for drive on the dash or the actual faceplate, and shift to it. most folks have mastered this art. with some, it takes practice.
  • seniorjoseseniorjose Posts: 277
    Just bought a 2006 Accord LX. This car has a floor shift and I discovered by accident that the shift will go into neutral without pushing the button.

    All cars for many, many years have a simple slide into Neutral from Drive...this is at ;east 40-50 years old that I know Mom's '53 Buick did it and etc., etc., etc. Let's see, a 1986 Chevette, 1987 Mustang and all others that I know about...including a 1972 VW with automatic shift! They all had the same Neutral/Drive free movement...maybe you are misinterpreting just how your car is supposed to operate.

    But what is worse is that when you pull the shift to get back to drive, it actually downshifts to D3.

    My 2005 Accord only shifts where you want it to...banging, without looking, the shift lever into D3 instead of putting it in Drive when you shift from Neutral will simulate your problem.

    Sorry to hear about what may be your buyer's remorse, but you are really in the market for an auto with a shift gate so that you can shift easier...but they still allow a Drive to Neutral seamless movement. Did you feel you paid too much for your Accord or is this your first quality car?
  • blm1blm1 Posts: 2
    I traded a Crown Victoria car in for my new
    accord LX - so I know for sure what quality really is!!!! I don't have a problem with going from drive to neutral. but you can go from neutral to D3 without pushing the button on the shift - this is what could cause damage to the transmission especially downshifting if at high speed. The shift should stop at drive - not go to D3.
  • mdtamdta Posts: 27
    I change from D and D3 without pressing that button all the time! it is like driving a manual box. :P
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Your car's rev-limiter would not allow your car to exceed redline, and would cause no damage to your transmission. Also, I doubt you'd be going fast enough to even HIT redline in 3rd gear...I'm positively sure it (redline)comes well after 85 MPH in third gear, faster than ANYONE should be driving their car if they're worried about transmission life!

    My 1996 Accord operates in the same manner, as did our 1990 Accord, 1992 Accord, 1993 Accord, 2000 Accord, 2000 Odyssey, 2002 CR-V, and 2005 Accord. In fact, our Chrysler Sebring Convertible (unreliable as it was) had the same method. Go try all the midsizers, I'll eat my hat if they don't function the same way.
  • temj12temj12 Posts: 450
    I am not specifying which Accord this applies. I read in one of the postings that $4,000 off list was their buy. A dealer here in Nashville, Tennessee offered two weeks ago the purchase of Hondas at the dealer employee price. The $750 cut to the dealer is not that "big a deal." Are they maxed out with Accord inventory and they need to move them out?
  • xituxitu Posts: 2
    Yes, it was an automatic. Check it out at Russel & Smith. Good luck.
  • The sticker was $27,500.
    Paid 24200+TTL included wheel locks mud guards,and trunk tray. The navi 4cyl was hard to get in Charleston,SC. So we bought from Superior motors in Orangeburg. They would not budge on the $750 dealer incentive.
    Rear wing spoiler-$400 installed
    Moonroof visor-$100 installed

    This is our 4th honda and love the navi, so easy to use. Wish they would move the moonroof controls to the center roof. Getting 29.6 mpg so far.
  • Was it Darrell Waltrip Honda Volvo in Nashville? If so, be aware that they have, well at least they had recently, a huge hail damage to hundreds of their vehicles. I'm not saying they offered that price on the damaged cars. Just FYI.
  • ral2167ral2167 ohioPosts: 739
    was this purchase made in june or was it end of may sale?

    trade involved?

  • pjsammypjsammy Posts: 1
    I have an internet price of $22040+tax,title,and doc fees for a LX V6.

    What do you guys think? It seems to be pretty good based on edmunds's TMV.

    I'm hoping to lease and with the crazy low money factor out there right now, I could actually lease this LX V6 for less than a LX 4 cyl 5 speed (I think).
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 22,648
    This car has a floor shift and I discovered by accident that the shift will go into neutral without pushing the button.

    Nice! Its been a long time since I've been able to add to the "top 10 silly complaints" list. Thanks for changing that.

    But what is worse is that when you pull the shift to get back to drive, it actually downshifts to D3.

    "It" is not doing anything. YOU are downshifting it. Get your foot of the gas and shift it back into D and everthing will be dandy. What the heck are you shifting into neutral for anyway?

    '17 F150 Crew 2.7; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 44-car history and counting!

  • jhuwangjhuwang Posts: 2
    Been looking at posts here before I went to the dealer, got lots of useful information. Thank you!

    Here is my deal:
    $17990 + tax + fees, OTD $19300. How did I do?

    btw, got quote from Grand Honda for $18100. Feel that could have done better.
  • ftrainftrain Posts: 29
    I too just bought a 2006 Accord, and while I would also prefer that the shift stopped at D instead of D3 without pushing the button, that hardly sounds like a reason to not buy the car. I have no regrets about my purchase.
  • mmarsdenmmarsden Posts: 1
    I just got an offer from a dealer for $22699 + TTL. Is that okay?
  • otto9otto9 Posts: 1
    A couple of dealers around Boston have quoted me a price of about $19100(car only)for 2006 Accord 4dr LX SE Manual transmission. Is that a good price? It looks like that is about the price for some of the same cars in this forum that have automatic transmissions, so shouldn't one with MT be less?
  • sed6sed6 Posts: 5
    I'm in Oklahoma City and looking at a Graphite 06 Accord LX SE Sedan Auto. My best first offer from an internet manager was $19,527 out the door. This is about $500 under invoice. Other dealers were within a few hundred of this. I'm aware of the $750 dealer incentive and a likely $600 holdback, but what else am I missing? If their first offer is this good, there must be some room to haggle that I'm overlooking. Ideas?
  • alamocityalamocity Posts: 680
    Sounds like a good deal, but it depends on what the price breakdown is (sales tax, title and registration, and any document fees. Here in San Antonio the best deal I've seen thus far is $16,931.00 for the VP model with a 6.25% sales tax and $250.00 dollars for tax title and document fees for a total price of $18,239.00. But if that was initial offer sounds like you might be able to do better.
  • marlenekmarlenek Posts: 3
  • Is your new car a 4 or 6 cylinder?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 22,648
    HUH?? You post this here and then, 21 minutes later, you are asking what you should pay for a lease of an Accord (on the Accord leasing discussion, of course).

    What's the deal??

    '17 F150 Crew 2.7; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 44-car history and counting!

  • loki87loki87 Posts: 8
    On Monday night at 11:30pm, I drove home my brand new 2006 Accord. I'm fairly happy with the deal I got:

    2006 Accord 4-cyl EX-L Manual, Carbon Bronze Pearl, Black Interior...

    $21,737 = Invoice
    +$550 = Destination
    -$750 = Dealer cash back
    -$300 = Negotiations
    $21,237 = Subtotal
    +$1061.85 = Tax
    +$241 = Tags & Title & Processing Fee
    $22,539.85 = TOTAL

    It's a beautiful car, and my wife and I are very happy with it so far. :)
  • yashayasha Posts: 5
    Yes. I've got a first internet offer for 06 LX 4 dr auto Graphite Pearl at $18,549. Obviously they use $750 dealer cash. However, this baby is Made in Mexico? Has Honda start making Accords in Mexico? Is this Kosher?
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