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Honda Civic CRX, Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#10640 of 10743 Honda Civic LX Sedan - Automatic
Oct 04, 2013 (3:45 pm)
At the end of September I purchased a 2013 Civic LX Sedan - Automatic in Richmond, VA as a cash purchase as follows:
DMV Fee: $61
Proc. Fee: $399
Sales Tax: $728
I emailed the Internet sales managers at all dealers within 50 miles and the above price was the lowest I was quoted. The highest was about $900 more. I believe developing a specification for the model you want and emailing it to all the dealers in your area is the best way to get a good deal on a new car. I learned to do this on this forum - thank you all!
#10641 of 10743 Re: Honda Civic LX Sedan - Automatic [orangetree]
Oct 04, 2013 (9:01 pm)
Congrats on the new Civic Charlie - pretty good deal at 1100 below invoice when you factor in the 399 dealer doc fee. Your sales tax rate is pretty reasonable - about half of what we pay in CA - really helps your ultimate out the door.
Enjoy the new car!
#10642 of 10743 2013 Honda Civic EX Coupe
Oct 05, 2013 (1:21 pm)
Just picked up a 2DR Civic Ex for $18227.80 OOD. Below is the breakdown so it might help others:
Purchase Price: $17270
Dealer's Fee $ 200
VA Tax $ 742.80
Temp Reg Fee $ 15 [VA Resident buying in MD]
Dealer: Shockley Honda
Sales Person Jon Price (Highly Recommended)
#10643 of 10743 2013 Honda Civic LX 4 door
Oct 05, 2013 (6:13 pm)
Just walked out with 2013 Honda Civic LX automatic in Atlanta OTD $18,300.
Purchase price $16,500
Doc fee $599
Gwinnett Place Honda.
#10644 of 10743 Re: 2013 Honda Civic EX Coupe [muki1]
Oct 05, 2013 (7:35 pm)
Sticker Price (MSRP): $21,605. Automatic Transmission.
#10645 of 10743 Re: 2013 Honda Civic EX Coupe [muki1]
Oct 06, 2013 (7:39 am)
Just curious - what is it about this deal that allowed you to achieve about 2600 below invoice when most everybody else is getting around 13-1500 below? Please let the forum know how you were able to negotiate this. Also, clean deal or was a trade involved?
#10646 of 10743 Re: 2013 Honda Civic LX 4 door [betty65]
Oct 06, 2013 (7:45 am)
Pretty good deal - about 1300 below invoice when the 599 doc fee is factored in.
Enjoy your new Civic!
Oct 06, 2013 (10:34 am)
Bought my last CIVIC in 1990 and need to get back into the market. Have enjoyed reading the posts and had a question, how does one get started in gathering quotes from a group search of dealerships?
#10648 of 10743 Re: 2013 Honda Civic LX 4 door [betty65]
Oct 06, 2013 (10:50 am)
So, purchase price was really $17,100 to be honest here as that $599 was still part of the price even though they call it a different name. I hate these fees that's why we always do an OTD price and I let them fill in the numbers anyway they like as long as we have the same OTD. Had this issue back in '06 when I bought my Civic and I thought I got a super super deal when it turned out to be a just o k deal because they tried to confuse with these two figures and two different salesmen. Once i got them to stop the nonsense and be straight with me, I got the truth and though I did buy the car, I learned a valuable lesson and since then, if I feel ambushed or the slightest bit confused, I just get up and walk out. They have always come after me and given me what I wanted since I do not like to play games and always try to give an honest price where they make something and I feel like I got a good deal because the store has to make a certain profit to stay in business and I as the consumer need to know that I got a good deal on the vehicle. When both sides are happy is it a win/win for all.
#10649 of 10743 Re: 2013 Honda Civic EX Coupe [gmanusmc]
Oct 06, 2013 (6:02 pm)
It was a clean deal. No trade, no down. Just signed the papers and walked away with 0.9% Honda Financing.
I tried to work with an honest dealer. Tried not to be picky about any particular color. Tried not to be rushed. I told my final price based on my shopping around and it took them about 2/3 weeks before then can find a car with that price.
Only met the salesman once during the signing. All the negotiation was done either by phone or email. Stay away from the dealership, they will confuse you with magics.
Also I don't pay much attention to the Invoice price. Legally they are not bound to share their business's bottom lines. They can try to convince you that what you are looking is an invoice price but unless you are an insider, you are being lied on.
Followed this forum and tried to find out what people are paying before Tax, Title, Registration and Dealers Fee and figured out the percentage amount discounted from MSRP.
If you can pay 80% of the MSRP as the base price (Including Destination Charge)and then add the Registration/Tax/Title/Dealer Fees then you would probably drive home happy.