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Honda Civic CRX, Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#4057 of 10740 Re: Newbie Civic buyer [sopamanda]
Jul 19, 2006 (11:47 am)
I'm with you. I am about to buy a 2006 LX Civic 4 door AT. I 1st car was a 1989 Civic with 180K. My 2nd car was a 1999 Civic VP. I like Honda Civics I purchased my first car from a private seller and the second at a no haggle dealership. The 2006 Civic is one great car. I test drove it. Compared to my tin box 99 Civic VP, I felt like I was driving an Accord or an Acura! What I have been doing--and what I advise you to try--is to go on a dealership's home page and get a "Quick Quote." Fill out the info and tell them you only do E-MAIL (you want a paper trail) communication. You will do the phone calling when you have the deal you want. In the comment area, tell them what you want--2006 Civic LX, stick or auto, color, and any added items--mud guards, day/night mirror and compass, etc. Also tell them that you want their "ONE TIME/BEST/NO HAGGLE" quote. See what dealerships have to say. See what prices they quote you. You may want them to give you an "OUT THE DOOR" price that includes all fees, taxes, etc. In terms of paying for the car, I have been getting quotes from credit unions (in Michigan, they have nice rates). Get approved for a loan and compare it to Honda's financing. I was quoted 7.25% for 60 mo. on an 06 Civic at a dealership! I'm getting 5 1/4% at a local credit union. So, shop around. Call around actually and get those "Quick Quotes" off dealership web pages. And don't be afraid to travel 100 miles for the best deal. This is a Honda and it will go at least 200K. A good deal is worth the trip!
#4058 of 10740 Re: tradin it in [dc_driver]
Jul 19, 2006 (12:08 pm)
As long as you do more research than JUST KBB you will be an informed shopper/buyer. I have just had the conversation too many times where customers are convinced we have lied to them because "KBB says..."
It is just frustrating to know that you have appraised a vehicle for "all the money" and not have a customer believe you because of unreliable info.
The Anonymous Dealer
#4059 of 10740 Re: tradin it in [dwilliam]
Jul 19, 2006 (12:25 pm)
Thanks for all the great advice!!! I do plan to keep the civic until it falls apart though once I get my hands on one I was planning to put an additional downpayment down to get rid of that negative equity also. I did go to the nada guides and everything else that relates to it and found that it was pretty consistent. I even went to autotrader to see what my car was selling for and was suprised to see that it was worth more than i thought. I thought that trading it in might be the way to go because even if i did sell the car myself i wouldnt have that much profit off of it and would end up with a higher payment than if i were to trade it in so i think thats good. And I dont have too much negative equity either. I think the civic is just worth it either way so.
#4060 of 10740 Re: Civic LX Sedan Price in MN? [cornholio]
Jul 19, 2006 (1:27 pm)
Hi i am planning to buy a 2006 Honda civic LX Sedan and whom ever i ask they say that i can get it for only 18060. can you please post the details of the dealer and the person whom you contacted at brookdale honda.i would really appreciate your help. Thanks a lot.
#4061 of 10740 South Bay Area supplies?
Jul 20, 2006 (5:36 am)
Anyone finding that they don't seem to have a lot of supplies of the 4-door EX?
You can check inventories at each dealer's site and if those are accurate, the most any dealer seems to have is 1 or 2.
Has anyone shopped for EX sedan lately to see if supplies are really that down?
I guess discounted prices are not going to happen if the supply/demand favors the dealers as it seems.
Jul 20, 2006 (6:21 am)
$18,060 is the MSRP price as I recall. I bought my car at Toyota of Hollywood where they were advertising "$1060" off any LX Sedan", so I went down to the dealership and after some offense & defense, we finally got down to my $17,000. comfort zone price. I was unwilling to go above $17,200. Turns out my eventual car, galaxy gray, had come in that morning, so after the test drive where I pointed out some things I was not happy with...and some things I wanted added to the car, we sat down.
Probaly could've gotten more for my trade, but mentally, I was ready to buy, & since I had the $ and only wanted to buy a Civic, I bought the car. Very happy with it still, but I hate the Goodyear tires it came with. The wet traction is horrible & it stinks going around corners...feels like it wants to slide. Will probaly swap them out before I hit 10k miles for a Bridgestone tire that has more wet & dry grip. My last set of Turanza LS-T's were an excellent tire, so I might try to get those or possibly the Dunlap SP Sport Plus.
Good luck with your buying experience & please use Edmunds & KBB for your pricing guidelines. I did & they were great!
#4063 of 10740 Re: South Bay Area supplies? [wco81]
Jul 20, 2006 (7:56 am)
I had a terrible time trying to find the '06 4dr AT EX w/no Navi in the color I wanted. I negotiated a decent deal with the dealership in late May, so I didn't want to walk. Plus all of the dealers here in CT aren't selling below MSRP anymore. Finally this week they found the exact color and trim level I wanted. If all goes well I should take delivery by next week.
#4064 of 10740 Re: Pinky82 [sandman46]
Jul 20, 2006 (7:58 am)
I replaced the tires that had originally came on my 04 CR-V with Goodyear TripeTred's....awesome tire. Miost of the guys here at the dealership go with Yokahama...another excellent tire.
#4065 of 10740 Re: Pinky82 [sandman46]
Jul 20, 2006 (8:23 am)
Thanks for your reply. I live in Minneapolis and every dealer here are trying to sell it for the MSRP. They say that the demand is high and they cant go down the MSRP price. i am bit worried now. are there any chances that the price is gonna go down once the 2007 civic comes into market. if so i would want to wait for couple of months.
#4066 of 10740 Honda Music Link (for iPods)
Jul 20, 2006 (12:41 pm)
Anyone try to get this for the Civic or any other Hondas or Acuras?
The SRP is $200 but some dealers are trying to get over $300 and most dealers are charging at least close to $200 to install. That can't be right can it?
You can go to estore.honda.com and it will let to see what different dealers in your area are charging for this and other accessories.
Some of the installed prices for things like floor mats are ridiculous. How much labor to "install" a floor mat?
This Honda Music Link was designed for Hondas and Acuras. SHould only be a matter of plugging in things and running conduits to the glove box, if the conduits already don't exist.