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Honda Civic CRX, Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#3839 of 10743 Re: Tysons Honda wants 900 above MSRP for civic sedan [postnobills]
Jun 11, 2006 (8:04 pm)
The experience was really bizarre, the salesman went on the test drive with me and half the time while I was driving he is on his cell phone grilling one of his co-workers about some customer who didnt come in to purchase an Accord, and how they can take their business elsewhere if they think they are getting that deal now...
I'll try emailing some MD dealers and try not to get discouraged by this unplesantness. These car companies should really try to get some control of these out of control dealers, I will just keep driving my 1997 Acura (which is running fine) if they want to treat me that way...there are plenty of choices for a consumer these days, if you feel leave the experience feeling that way it makes you want to avoid the whole experience.
#3840 of 10743 Re: Not to be critical... [ruking1]
Jun 11, 2006 (9:12 pm)
Which is why you need to get the OTD prices from dealers, so there aren't these extra fees slipped in.
Yeah tax rates vary from state to state but these tax variances are probably wiped out by these fees they add these days.
Plus, prices vary between markets anyways so prices before tax and license are not necessarily more indicative of the kind of deal you can get than OTD prices.
#3841 of 10743 DALLAS/FW honda dealers ?
Jun 11, 2006 (9:26 pm)
Could someone tell me a decent honda dealer in DFW area, I am looking for a civic SI but all these dealers seem to be acting like they would do me a big favour by selling me an SI.
Also does anyone have an idea if you can get an SI for anything less the MSRP?
#3842 of 10743 Re: Not to be critical... [wco81]
Jun 11, 2006 (9:26 pm)
Let me put it another way, from your OTD price, I could not tell whether you paid 0 or even 400 dollars for the doc fee. Also (for example) you can be an Oregon state resident and buy a car in CA and NOT pay the TAXATION of CA of between 7.75% to 8.75%. Or you can be a CA state resident buying in NV and have essentially the same procedure going on, with of course different numbers. As you can probably agree, that would change the OTD price, now wouldn't it?
#3843 of 10743 Re: Not to be critical... [ruking1]
Jun 11, 2006 (9:42 pm)
In my opinion, I would prefer to close the deal with OTD price. Since Edmunds.com already gave you the market price for car, so regardless of how much the fees are, you would feel assure that you buying it at the market value.
#3844 of 10743 Re: costco prices differ? Paying MSRP? [cksy]
Jun 12, 2006 (4:56 am)
We were the Costco store for years. People would simply take my "Costco" price and go shop it.
I just love it now when someone brings me a Costco price to beat!
#3845 of 10743 Re: Tysons Honda wants 900 above MSRP for civic sedan [optikdc]
Jun 12, 2006 (5:17 am)
Honda dealers like any car dealer is an independant business. If the manufacturers sold directly to the consumer you would not get some of the deals that you can with the present system.
I get a lot of people that come up from VA because of the doc fees...and because of the "ADM". Too bad for them and good for us.
#3846 of 10743 Re: Not to be critical... [txn428]
Jun 12, 2006 (5:57 am)
Essentially you want to know the price you paid relative to the invoice price and TMV. Hard to know those, given the (OTD) out the door price. But if you don't want or need that kind of precision, that might work well for you.
#3847 of 10743 Re: Tysons Honda wants 900 above MSRP for civic sedan [optikdc]
Jun 12, 2006 (8:45 am)
I would agree with the others about VA Honda dealers. The out the door price works best when comparing VA to MD dealers, because the no-cap processing fee in VA encourages those dealers to charge $289-399 on average from what I've seen. MD law caps proc. fee; it's either $99 or $100.
But beware of any dealer that tries to make up the difference with an assortment of "Appearance Package" "Accessory Package," or any variation of this. DC area Honda dealers seem to favor this approach- I myself have not seen one in either state that didn't try to add these on.
Often these packages are $299 and up, but only include some basic things like wheel locks and pin striping.
One more thing to look out for is any so-called PDI fee. When I was at Fairfax Honda (also part of the Rosenthal chain), they tried to charge me PDI of $695.
They claimed it was the cost to the dealer of preparing the car for delivery. "Honda requires that we collect it," were his exact words.
I pointed out where it clearly states on the manufacturer sticker that the dealer is paid by Honda to prep the car. They then said the PDI was to "make the car look nice for you when you pick it up."
$695 for detailing your car??? Perhaps they have Evian running through their car wash...
#3848 of 10743 Re: civic LX AT in NJ/NY [aj4]
Jun 12, 2006 (3:51 pm)
i got one sussex honda in nj. $16300 for LX AUTO sedan. $16800 after the destination charge.