Last post on Dec 07, 2013 at 11:23 AM
You are in the Prices Paid - Buying & Leasing Experiences
What is this discussion about?
Honda Civic CRX, Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#2824 of 10741 Re: 'O6 SI Quote [unclejbird]
Jan 22, 2006 (2:22 pm)
The 2006 Civic Si is in great demand and Honda is only producing 15,000 this year. Most of the dealers in the Dallas area are pre-selling them, you put a deposit down and have first right of refusal. As I mentioned in a previous post, some dealers are selling Civic Si for $2000 to $2500 OVER MSRP.
When I bought my 1999 Civic Si they were also in short supply and I ended up paying just under MSRP. I had heard back then that the initial 99 Civic Si were selling for $1000 to $1500 over invoice.
At MSRP the 2006 Civic Si is a very good deal. Compare it to the Acura RSX type S and it is a significantly better deal for a lot less.
#2825 of 10741 Re: Civic Si for under MSRP [integradriver]
Jan 22, 2006 (2:37 pm)
>What are they, nuts? The only way a dealer could even >attempt to hold at MSRP or above is if no one is moving >on price.
The Si is in demand and no dealer is moving on price. The best price a dealer will give is MSRP. Eskridge Honda was nice enough to eat the destination charge of $550 so my price is $19,900 + tax and license. Most dealers are charging MSRP and a few unscrupulous ones are charging $2000 to $2500 over MSRP.
As I mentioned, I had bought my 99 Civic Si for just under MSRP, but at $17k it was a great deal. I had been looking at used Preludes with 50k miles for $15k so to pay $2k more and get a new car with the same horsepower was a deal.
Similarly, I had been looking at the Acura RSX type S at around $23k. The Si has a more modern design (drive by wire), limited slip differential, essentially the same engine and horsepower.
My only disappointment is with Honda's 3/36 warranty as oppossed to Acura's 4/50 warranty.
#2826 of 10741 Re: Good price or not??? [bevvyny]
Jan 22, 2006 (3:10 pm)
I am looking for a 06 Honda Civic LX AT too. A dealer gave me an OTD price of $19226 saying his profit is $700. I live in TN.
Is the Edmunds' invoice price accurate in most case?
#2827 of 10741 Re: Good price or not??? [wintertiger]
Jan 22, 2006 (4:28 pm)
Edmunds pricing has been accurate on all the models I've looked at, but keep in mind that on a lot of their pages they've backed out the Destination charge of $550.
Jan 22, 2006 (4:58 pm)
I just purchased a Civic LX AT in Richmond for a pretty good price - $16,450. Out the door price was $17,250. I got the deal after sending a bunch of quote requests to dealers from Williamsburg to Northern Virginia. I got replies from a low of $16,393 to $17,760. I tried to get the local dealer who I worked with to get close, but he would not go below $17,300. I went back to the closest internet dealer and asked them for a better price, giving them the low price from Northern Va. They can back and beat the 'out the door' price, had a lower processing fee. From there the deal was great - the internet sales mgr was a pleasure to work with. She made the purchase real easy - and wants us to call her if we have any questions or problems. The dealer was Colonial Honda.
#2829 of 10741 Any Recent Prices on Long Island, NY
Jan 23, 2006 (4:17 am)
Anyone care to say what kind of prices they've been getting on Long Island recently for a CIVIC LX/EX. I've been getting around 660 off MSRP for the LX as the best. (Haven't really been looking for EX). Stock seems rather low, especially in Suffolk County.
#2830 of 10741 pricing will come down + hype game
Jan 23, 2006 (6:35 am)
Okay Honda dealers, you have lucked out and have yourself a nice car, but let's not go overboard here. You would think the new Civic had wings, got 100 miles per gallon, and had a built in expresso machine. Honda just happens to be the first one out of the blocks with their new model changeover. All dealers play this game, but Honda is the best at it. They did this with the Odyssey about five years ago when that was redesigned, until of course Toyota came out with their new Sienna. They also tried it for a while with the new Accord a few years back. If Honda thinks they are going to sell 300,000 Civics at or close to msrp, they are dreaming. When Toyota remakes the Corolla, this will change. Also, when Honda stops playing the "Oh we cant make them fast enough" supply game, it will end. Do you really think their are that many people buying small economy cars in the middle of winter? Their marketing folks are good using the 'car of the year' ads to boost sales. Once we the buyers stop rushing to get these popular mainstram compact cars, the supply will increase and the prices come down. For now, the dealers have the upperhand, but if history and economics are an indicator, this will have to change. By the way,do not expect to get 40 miles per gallon, EPA sticker is deceiving. Also, the Civic Hybrid gets a much lower federal tax credit than the Toyota Prius for 2006.
#2831 of 10741 Re: pricing will come down + hype game [rutger3]
Jan 23, 2006 (7:15 am)
Would you like some cheese with that whine? Did you get your feelings hurt this past weekend trying to buy a new 06 Civic?
Don't associate American Honda Motor company with the arrogant dealers you're working with. How can you fault American Honda just because they happenned to win some awards for car of the year?
If you don't want to pay the going rate for the new 06 Civic then vote with your pocket book and go buy something else.
#2832 of 10741 Re: Civic Si for under MSRP [hondacurafan]
Jan 23, 2006 (12:05 pm)
Honda now as a 5 year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty.
#2833 of 10741 Re: pricing will come down + hype game [rutger3]
Jan 23, 2006 (12:07 pm)
Sounds like a bit of sour grapes?