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#10526 of 10741 2013 Honda Civic Lx recent purchase
May 20, 2013 (11:11 pm)
Here's the breakdown of my recent purchase:
Honda Civic Lx 2013
only added accessories are door edge film and splash guards
MSRP: $19755 which includes destination fees
Negotiated price: $17,999
doc and title fees came out to about $378
OTD price was $18,377
I live in a no sales tax state btw.
And got 1.90 for 60 month financing.
I've checked truecar, kbb, edmunds, and nada and they all range from 18.2k to 18.9k for fair purchase price for my area.
And I tried the Costco buying program, but the purchase price of the car would have just been invoice.
Kudos for those of you getting these cars for around 17k. I couldn't get any dealership to budge once I got down to 18k. Mind sharing some negotiating tips?
#10527 of 10741 Re: 2013 Honda Civic Lx recent purchase [raaawr]
May 21, 2013 (4:54 am)
Wow, no sale tax? I want to move to your place.
I bought 2013 Civic LX two days ago. Similar added accessories like yours plus trunk floor guard or something like that, it has total MSRP of $20,650 (obviously very inflated price for accessories). My negotiated price is $16,800. Pretty good price, i know, but i got killed by $499 doc fee and almost $1.4k sales tax, so final OTD is $18,682. Was hoping to pay with my credit card, but they would add the 3% fee to it so i settled with their 36 month 0.9% financing.
#10528 of 10741 Re: 2013 Honda Civic Lx recent purchase [niniss]
May 21, 2013 (7:35 am)
no sales tax, but income state tax here is very high. I'd rather pay tax on things I actually buy than just have a bunch of money taken out of my paycheck just to make up for it.
How were you able to talk them down to $16,800? That's such a good price, great job on that deal!
#10529 of 10741 Re: 2013 Honda Civic Lx recent purchase [raaawr]
May 21, 2013 (9:33 pm)
well, long story short - i went to Honda dealership with no intention of buying it because my heart was set on a well-equipped Hyundai Elantra (i was able to get a GREAT price quote from Hyundai with all the rebates). But my confidence on Hyundai waved after i talked to a sales guy at Toyota dealership. He seemed to be genuine and knows a lot about cars. He advised me "go with Honda or Nissan even if you don't buy from us (Toyota). Just don't buy Hyundai, not yet." So i went to Honda just for a test drive. I like the new civic better than the new corolla, but still i wasn't excited about the exterior look and how heavy it is (i kept thinking about the Elantra and was wondering if i should call the Hyundai dealer back). So when the sales guy sit down with the sheet, i was frank with him and told him i liked the Elantra better and the price that Hyundai already offered me. He said there's no way they would sell me for Hyundai's price but asked what price i would take, so i just threw him a number, $16,800. He came back with $16,900 written by his manager and highlighted with "TODAY ONLY." He said his manager agreed for a below invoice price because they want to meet their weekly quote for bonus. I wasn't comfortable with the "had to sign today" pressure (plus thinking of the Elantra) so i was ready to leave, but then the sales guy just pull up two $50 bill from his wallet and put in front of me. He said he's willing to give up his $100 commision on this car to meet my price of $16,800. He explained to me if he meet his quote he'd get $300 bonus for that week so net he'd gain $200 so still worth it to him to give $100 to me (of course i don't know how much truth in what he claimed). I still think the Elantra is a much better deal or better fit for me but since there's the nagging uncertainty of long term reliability issue I decided to just buy the Honda and get over with it. It has been a torture and long process for me trying to decide what kind of car that i really want or need, and i was so sick tired of my indecision. It was a huge relief to finally sign the pape and be done with my car searching.
p.s. - The sales man told me not to tell people how much i paid for this civic. He said if i told other people of $16.8k he'd just deny he ever sold for that kind of price. lol
#10530 of 10741 Re: Spammers [lakerskobe]
May 21, 2013 (11:35 pm)
--- No, there are just a lot of high-volume car dealerships in the DC/Northern Virginia/Baltimore area....thus a lot of competition. If you do your homework and are willing to put in the time to pit dealerships against each other, you can get a great deal ---
confirming this. va dealers beat waymouth bigtime for sell. but on outofstate lease for civics or accords or crvs they were jus ok so went local pa
#10531 of 10741 Re: 2013 Honda Civic Lx recent purchase [niniss]
May 21, 2013 (11:39 pm)
--- The sales man told me not to tell people how much i paid for this civic. He said if i told other people of $16.8k he'd just deny he ever sold for that kind of price ---
yeah thats why its crazy for people to ask bout salesperson/dealer (day-week-month qotas)
right time, right place
#10532 of 10741 Re: 2013 Honda Civic Lx recent purchase [charles_guy]
May 22, 2013 (11:21 pm)
Thanks. This is first Honda for me, hope i will not regret.
#10533 of 10741 Re: 2013 Honda Civic Lx recent purchase [niniss]
May 23, 2013 (8:50 am)
My '06 LX had been good but with some problems with Honda only paying 1/2 the repairs but to be honest, I won't purchase another and will go with the Elantra Limited for my next vehicle. Our current Accent has been a great vehicle and Hyundai is a very good company, think the Honda guy was way outta line here! After driving the new Civic and Elantra, I just think the Elantra is the better choice! I still like my Civic and plan to keep it a few more years, but no more Honda's for this family...and it was our first one!
#10534 of 10741 Re: 2013 Honda Civic Lx recent purchase [sandman_6472]
May 23, 2013 (12:44 pm)
It was a Toyota sales guy actually (not Honda guy). Well, i tried to read the consumer reviews here and in other forums to find out as much info as possible before my purchase, but to be honest, you were the only one gave clear preference for Hyundai. I couldn't make up mind for a long time and that was a really sickening feeling, so finally i just had enough and forced myself to get it over with.
#10535 of 10741 2013 Civic EX-L with Navigation Price Paid
May 24, 2013 (11:46 pm)
Just purchased a 2013 Civic EX-L with Navigation at Carr's Honda in Chicago. Great salesperson (Keith). $22,800 before $500 financing credit (not publicized or widely available) so basically $22,300 -- not bad I'd say.