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Honda Civic CRX, Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
Apr 29, 2011 (11:30 am)
I got an offer of $17,900 OTD from Buena Park Honda.The bad news is that they already run out of stock. Diamond Honda and Spreen Honda still have some 2011 LXs left. Their OTD is a little bit higher than then one I got from BP. If the dealer tells you that 2011 civics are running out fast that's why they are sold at a higher price, don't believe them. I had several dealers telling me that they can get stock from other dealerships. I would say that the 2011 Civic LX OTD should range from $17,900 to $18,500. Avoid Honda Westminster. Their sales people are very bad. I was given an OTD price of $23,500 for a 2011 Honda Civic LX sedan ($1,900 is for the protection package). Even without the protection package, the OTD would have been the same as that of the CRZ or 2011 civic EX. Good thing, I know the numbers. They called me up again and promised that they will give me the deal I want. When I arrived there, they were convincing me to get a lease. They ran a credit check and was given almost the same price that they gave me the previous day. I told them the DP and monthly payment I want. They tried to convince me by lowering the monthly DP but instead of 60 months, it will now be 70 months. I refused. Then they told me that they can't give me the APR I wanted because Honda issued a new APR for their graduate promo. I told them other dealers are offering me that APR. To make the story short, I wasted almost 2 hours (2 trips) with them. Also, I hate it when this other vietnamese sales guy who is not even part of the negotiation (he was sitting at the next cubicle), made an unsolicited comment that the quote I got from other dealers 3 months or 2 weeks ago is not applicable anymore. After that, I drove another 10 miles and bought a 2012 civic LX from another dealer.
#10025 of 10744 Tips for Buying a New Car
Apr 29, 2011 (11:48 am)
1. Use the internet. Get price quote from dealers within 50miles radius. Ask for the out the door price. Don't be afraid to tell them that their quote is higher than the others. They might lower the price eve more.
2. Narrow down the number of dealers in your list to maybe 10 (those that gave you the lowest OTD).
3. If you are paying it in cash or will be financing it with other banks, you can just choose the one that gave you the lowest OTD. If you are gonna finance it with Honda, know your credit score and the typical APR that you can get with that score. Go to #4.
4. Email the dealers your offer. Tell them what you can only pay. Say $2,000 down payment and $270 monthly payments (interests inlcuded) for 60 months.
4. Before you visit any dealer, you should already have an idea of the OTD of the car, the APR you want and the length of financing.
5. They will run credit check and will come up with a lot of story to raise the final OTD price. They may offer you lower OTD, but might give you higher APR because of your credit score. They might even suggest increasing the down payment or increasing the length of financing from 60 months to 72 months. Don't be fooled. Don't be afraid to walk away. Chances are before you exit the door, their manager will quickly run after you and offer you another deal. If they don't do that, go to another dealer.
I got my 2012 civic at a higher OTD price and APR. But it's a 2012 civic that was just released this 3rd week of April and the 1st model of the 9th generation civics.
#10026 of 10744 Re: Tips for Buying a New Car [2012_civic_lx]
Apr 29, 2011 (12:43 pm)
Would you please tell me the OTD of your 2012 CIVCI?
#10027 of 10744 Re: Tips for Buying a New Car [gekko86]
Apr 29, 2011 (3:36 pm)
$20900. it's expensive. but consider the fact that it was just released late last week or early this week. the car that I got arrived at the dealership 2 days before I bought it. It's like an additional $40 per month but you're driving next year's model and the first of its kind (9th generation civic). If you could wait until October later this year, the OTD might drop to $19K or even $18K. In my case, I really needed a car since I am already spending a lot of money for the repairs of my old car. That, I pay in cash! Hope this helps!
By the way, the 2011 EX OTD is around $21-22K. But the 2012 LX is more like a 2011 EX minus the moonroof, alloy wheels, external temperature indicator (and maybe some features you dont need). With the 2012 LX, you're getting the new design, better mileage, mpg meter, iMid display,USB.
#10028 of 10744 Re: 2011 Civic LX auto sedan [jatan]
Apr 30, 2011 (12:16 am)
Can you send one to my email also? i am in Houston and I am trying to get a similar deal here. Thanks a lot!!.
#10029 of 10744 Re: Brakes on the '12 civic [talwara]
Apr 30, 2011 (7:28 am)
It is Criswell Honda. Now they upped the starting price to $15,443 so here is the break down now.
tags ~ 80
sub total $16,373.65
tax 3% for VA $491.21
out the door $16,864.86
#10030 of 10744 New 2012 Civic
May 01, 2011 (7:41 am)
We had our choices narrowed down to the Civic EX or the Cruze, but the dealers in our area ran out of the 2011 EX models before we decided. This was to be my wife's car and she really wanted the sun/moonroof, so that pushed the minimum trim level for the Cruze up to the 2LT. There was only one 2LT in the nearest dozen Chevy dealers without several thousand dollars of additional options. So we were left with the choice between a just-delivered 2012 Civic EX or the single acceptable 2011 Cruze for about the same price. We bought the Civic yesterday. With the car being brand new to the lot (it was the first 2012 they had sold), they were unwilling to work with the price. MSRP $21255, $199 splash guards, and a $129 doc fee made the out the door price $21583. Tax will be paid when we register the car. I don't like paying MSRP, but we needed the car and considering the circumstances we were neither surprised or too disturbed by their position. My wife loves it, by the way.
#10031 of 10744 Re: New 2012 Civic [bdeyes]
May 01, 2011 (1:33 pm)
Congratulations on your 2012 Civic... I completely understand your concern regarding having to pay MSRP - Regrettably I did the same thing in late 2007 when I purchased a brand new 2008 Accord EX coupe just as it became available, and, at the time I didn't care about having to pay sticker price.
Having just purchased a 2011 Accord EX-L V6 navi coupe, I received more than 4600.00 off, 0.9 financing for 60 months, plus 750.00 in Honda loyalty money which paid my first payment.
While I prefer getting a bunch of money off, in the future if there is something I really want and I am not able or willing to wait, I wouldn't hesitate to complete the purchase regardless of the discount (or lack there of) I receive.
I am sure your 2012 Civic will provide many years of trouble free service and stellar fuel economy.
#10032 of 10744 Re: New 2012 Civic [accordguy0325]
May 02, 2011 (5:32 am)
Thanks. The 2012 EX is replacing a 2002 Civic LX with 193K miles that I passed down to my son, so I am expecting the new one to last a long time.
#10033 of 10744 Re: New 2012 Civic [accordguy0325]
May 03, 2011 (12:43 pm)
I was in my old store yesterday and I learned that the situation in Japan has severly limited inventorys.
I wouldn't look for any deep discounts on cars they can't even get.
Not just Civics either.