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Honda Civic CRX, Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#1186 of 10743 Re: Honda price in NJ [thong24k]
Aug 23, 2004 (3:24 am)
Does anyone have any good experience with dealer in NJ? Where?
I have purchased a Civic in 1999 from D&C Honda in Tenafly, NJ. It was the most pleasurable experience out of all of NYC dealerships. If you don't mind taking a hike to CT, Fair Honda of Danbury took really good care of me and some other people on and off this site. I have heard good things of Mahwah Honda , in Mahwah NJ. Here is a list of dealers to stay away from:
1. Paragon Honda in Queens, NY
2. RT 23 Honda in Pompton plains, NJ
3. White plains Honda in White plains, NY (owned by the same people who own Paragon.
4. Bob Ciasully Honda in Jersey City, NJ.
5. Bay Ridge Honda in Brooklyn, NY
How much did you pay for it in total?
This should not be your only concern. You should lok at the overall picture as well.
#1187 of 10743 Re: Honda price in NJ
Aug 23, 2004 (8:03 am)
Stay away from DCH Academy Honda (in Old Bridge, NJ) as well..the salesmen there are as crooked as they come. I also just so happen to live next to the place they store the unsold cars, and you wouldn't believe how hard they drive those cars while heading to the dealership...
#1188 of 10743 Re: Honda price in NJ [civic2k]
Aug 23, 2004 (1:34 pm)
Thank you all. I also got price quote form DCH, too since I read on the post. They gave me the lowest quote for 13887, but when I asked them about other fees they said that not included the frieght which will end up to 14377 still the lowest quote I got, but since they are too far away from my house about 45 minutes driving so I consider the one that near by. I look in the after sale service too since I have to be the one who will do all the work which have to tack along two young kids with me. So I went to check out the area of service. Today I went to one dealer which impress me. Their showroom is not big, but have the area for kids to play which can keep them busy while we're talked. Anyway to cut it short, they didn't give me the lowest price compare to other, but I'll considered them ahead of other if the price is not much difference(200-300). Thank for your input here..
Aug 23, 2004 (1:40 pm)
What is gap insurance?
Aug 23, 2004 (5:15 pm)
Gap insurance pays the difference between your car's actual cash value and the payoff in the event your car is stolen or in an accident where the car is totalled.
#1191 of 10743 What I paid for my Civic in SoCal
Aug 23, 2004 (10:06 pm)
Bought a '04 Civic LX automatic without side air bags in eternal blue pearl color.
Was quoted $14,700 by carsdirect.com so I called the internet dept of every dealer in town to see if they could do better.
Bought from Robertson Honda with the following breakdown:
$14,562.00 for the car
$45 doc fee
Tax, Title, License.
Out the door was $15,812.08
No hassle, got the exact car I wanted, no BS. No pinstriping or dealer add-ons. They had a lo-jack type system installed for an additional $150 or so which they removed without any argument or BS. The car still had the plastic on it when I got there... nice!
The ONLY hiccup was that when it came time to work out the financing, they gave me this song and dance that as a first time car buyer I was ineligible for the Honda finance incentive of 2.9% for 48 months and tried to sign me up for 5.8% for 72 mos. I told them I would sooner get a more favorable loan from an outside lender before paying 5.8% and furthermore they were BSing me about the Honda finance incentive anyway and I could make a quick phone call to Honda corporate to sort the matter out. Needless to say they had a sudden attitude adjustment and gave me the 2.9% financing.
The F&I guy managed to sell me on the Honda Care extended warranty, 7 yrs/75k miles $50 deductible for an additional $1095. I got it figuring I had 30 days to cancel under California law. But now I am in the process of getting rid of it figuring that Civics are reliable enough to risk going without it.
Aug 24, 2004 (5:21 am)
I just bought a new 2004 civic LX 4 door sedan, manual transmission, no side air bags. I shopped around in the central/northern NJ area for about two weeks, and the best I haggled was $13500 including destination from two dealers: Metro Honda in Jersey City (first), and Route 22 Honda in Hillside (who said they'd match Metro Honda's quote).
I went to Metro Honda first because they're close to work. It's a very busy dealership, but they dealt me with courteously and respectfully. They appraised my trade in and negotiated a price that was $950 higher than the best price from two other dealerships that had previously looked at it.
They approved me for the 3 year 1.9 APR honda financing, and proceeded with the paperwork. Their fees are somewhat high: $159 documentary, $15 credit inquiry fee, $7.70 online registration fee (whatever that means), and here's the kicker: $129 mandatory Vehicle Protection Program (that's what it says on the order form, it's window etching). I told them that I didn't like this last part, but didn't fight them on it since I was quite happy with everything else so far and that's actually a good price for window etching (which also carries a $2500 theft insurance benefit).
A couple more things: The documentary fee is right in the middle of what I've seen other honda dealerships in NJ charge (best: $118, worse: $199). New Jersey state also has this new mandatory "tire fee" of $1.50 per tire when you buy a new car.
The car had 8 miles on it, still in plastic. No additional items were installed (pin striping, mud guards, etc).
So, to summarize:
Civic LX 4-door manual no side airbags: $13500 (destination charge included)
Window Etching: $129
Credit Inquiry fee: $15
NJ tire fee: $7.50
Online registration fee: $7.70
+ TTL of course.
Overall a good experience and a fair price, Metro Honda gets my recommendation. If you go there and don't want the window etching, let them know ahead of time.
#1193 of 10743 CIvic EX Coupe Manual - best price?
Aug 24, 2004 (11:45 am)
What is the target price I should expect to pay for a 2004 EX coupe MANUAL at this time of year? I'm looking for total price, not counting taxes, and title or registration?
I'm a pretty good negotiator, having just bought a certified 2003 Civic Coupe LX manual with 4,000 miles in February for $12,500 +taxes and and registration. We started at 13,900. The way I did it was to know what the least I should expect to pay and sticking to my guns -- after knowing the car had been on his lot for 2 months. I actually got them to lower the price again after we signed purchase agreement because I caught them in a lie and said I would walk away from the deal. They quickly met my lowered price.
Now I want to give this one to my son and purchase a new one (but EX this time), also manual.
BTW, I'm in NYC and went about 50 miles away to buy the car after following a few cars on the internet and knowing they weren't moving -- probably because of the manual shift.
Just want a target to shoot for.
#1194 of 10743 airbags in '91 CRX
Aug 25, 2004 (12:32 pm)
I was thinking of buying a '91 CRX, wondering if they came with Airbags ?
#1195 of 10743 Make of Origin ?
Aug 25, 2004 (12:55 pm)
Are Civics make in US or Japan ?