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Honda Civic CRX, Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#10007 of 10560 2011 Civic EX Coupe (A/T)
Apr 20, 2011 (1:32 pm)
On April 16th, 2011 I purchased a 2011 Civic EX Coupe (A/T) with 26 miles on the odometer.
I paid $18,228 (including dest.) + TTL
I did qualify for the 0.9% financing through Honda Financial and they let me add $2,000 negative equity from my trade in to the loan. After tax, licence, gap insurance ($600), and negative equity I was out of there for about $23k.
The experience was rather pleasant and I believe I got a great deal on the car. I wish I would have been able to get a little more for the trade in, but it was a full sized pick up truck with a 5.3 liter V8 with damage to the fender so I can understand not being able to get my payoff for it.
If anyone is interested, I bought the car at Spreen Honda in Loma Limda, CA. I would go there again and I would recommend them to anyone who is in the market for a Honda.
#10008 of 10560 Brakes on the '12 civic
Apr 21, 2011 (8:06 am)
I read this article about Drum versus disc brakes
Is upgrading to the EX from the LX worth the price of the disc brakes on the rear wheels ? I don't really care about the 60/40 spilt of the rear seats or the heated seats or blue tooth or moon roof. What do you guys think ?
Thanks for your help
#10009 of 10560 Re: 2011 Civic LX auto sedan [kap13]
Apr 21, 2011 (8:47 am)
I was reading your posts here and I am looking for a Civic LX OTD of under 18k. From talking to the dealer, the Civic probably have the best incentives right now. I was looking at both the Civic and the Fit but no luck on the Fit. Since I am in Houston I was wondering what dealer did you get your Civic from for that price. I don't really need tinting and the fabric add-on but hey if it's included in that price then why not. Thanks in advance.
#10010 of 10560 Re: Brakes on the '12 civic [wbr99]
by kyfdx HOST
Apr 21, 2011 (2:18 pm)
Is upgrading to the EX from the LX worth the price of the disc brakes on the rear wheels ?
No.. not worth it.. If the other options aren't important to you, then I certainly wouldn't pay the difference just to get rear discs...
#10011 of 10560 2011 Civic EX for 17900 +tax/title
Apr 21, 2011 (8:33 pm)
Got to the bottom dollar with incentives. I paid 17900+T/T. I have a friend who manages a dealership so I got to see the real cost of breaking even. $18700 is the cost of recoup for a dealership on an EX trim model. with $1000 in incentives toward 2011 until end of April, I was able to get it super low, no money down, 0.9% and my payment is at $323 out the door for 60 months.
Just test drove a 2012 EX-L today. I love the exterior, BUT I didn't love the newinterior i-MID display. It was very "Prius-ish" and distracting. The sun glared on the black speedometer display vs. the blue backlit 8th gen display you can see fine. There is a serious lack of compartments in the 2012 and the buttons and menus for everything are just annoying. I did like the perceived roominess, and it did seem quieter than the 8th gen, but there are worse blind spots and the rear window seems seriously tighter than the 8th gen.
Here's the deal on these. They are still building 2011's until mid-summer AND the parts are easier for the lines to keep up with. The 2012's are going to be in scarcer supply as the plants have leaned production schedules until May 9th. The incentives run out in a week, and the 2011 will be on firesale shortly after Memorial Day, but not below the Low price y'know. The 2012's won't have wiggle room until the mid-summer/fall, when the 2012 CR-V's hit and they are next hot item. The dealerships can't make crazy deals on the new until they market and clear their inventory on the 2011's first, and they are still receiving 2011's for a while into the future.
Apr 22, 2011 (5:42 pm)
I'm trying to deal on a 2011 Civic LX at Brookdale Honda. So far they are saying $18,845.36 OTD. Has anyone found a better deal in Minnesota?
#10013 of 10560 Re: Brakes on the '12 civic [kyfdx]
Apr 22, 2011 (7:50 pm)
Thanks for the feedback kyfdx.
I am being offered
2011 - Civic LX : $14,743.65
2012 - Civic LX : $17,855.00
from a dealership in Maryland. Is the price difference worth going for the 2012.
The extra 3 mpg on the '12 is tempting. But the $3000 I save can get me 750 gallons of gas at $4 a gallon or 600 gallons of gas at $5 a gallon if the price hits the roof. 600-750 gallons could take me (at 30 mpg worst case scenario) 18000-22500 miles. The USB audio interface, and the multi-function display and the new look are nice to haves but i hate the look of the stereo on the '12.
Also is the ECON button worth it in the '12.
Thanks in advance.
#10014 of 10560 Re: Brakes on the '12 civic [wbr99]
Apr 23, 2011 (7:25 am)
The ECON button in my understanding is the only way you maximize MPG estimates for a 2012, which regulate everything from speed to A/C output. The 2012's will be worth more as the previous model depreciates
#10015 of 10560 Insurance coverage for an 2011 LX or EX is ridiculous
Apr 23, 2011 (2:52 pm)
I called Liberty Mutual to get an estimate of insurance for the 2011 LX 4 door automatic. They said comprehensive is going to cost me $30 per year more than what I am paying for comprehensive coverage of my 2011 Acura Base MDX. The agent himself was puzzled and checked with his manager. Apparently since the Civic is high on the stolen cars list, it is more expensive to insure than my MDX.
I checked online and all the stolen civics are from the 90s. This is ridiculous.
#10016 of 10560 Re: 2012 Honda Civic LX Sedan versus 2011 [vagabondchef]
Apr 23, 2011 (2:53 pm)
Did you check to see what price you could get the 2022 civic LX automatic? I am from northern il also and interested in the 2011