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Honda Civic CRX, Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#808 of 10740 Leather cost in a Civic at time of purchase?
Jan 23, 2004 (7:08 am)
I am looking to buy an automatic EX sedan with front side airbags this summer. I want to have leather installed in it ( I know, I know. It's an economy car, but I want leather in it.) I called a local Autoway Honda dealership and didn't give my name or number. I asked the sales manager what the cost would be to add leather to the EX at the time of purchase. He said they use either Classic Soft trim leather or another local leather installation place located at one of their sister dealerships. I was quoted a price of $900-$1200 to have leather installed at the time of purchase. Does that seem reasonable? I have no idea. I called the local Classic soft trim but they sell wholesale to dealers and won't reveal the price. I just don't want to get hosed on the leather when I will be wheeling and dealing to the get the purchase price of the EX down.
I loved my previous bright red,1993 Civic EX coupe. I got a 174,000 miles on that car and then I sold it for $4000 back in 2001. Now I'm in a Saturn L200 lease I can't wait to give that car back and return to Honda!
#809 of 10740 That is a fair price...
Jan 23, 2004 (7:26 am)
And Classic does a good job.
#811 of 10740 Good to know..
Jan 23, 2004 (7:43 am)
that is a fair price. I am having a terrible time deciding on color with the EX sedan and that will affect the leather choice. It's so hot here in Florida that I usually end up with either a white or silver car because I hate beige. My red Civic faded badly in the sun despite waxing and the charcoal grey interior was sooooo hot. How is the interior carpeting between the grey and the ivory? Would leather match better in one versus the other? Any preferences? My current car is silver with grey interior and while I like it I am not sure I want to get another silver car. You can tell that I haven't been to the dealership yet to look at colors or test drive. I have avoided it because I want to do most of the negotiations through edmunds on the internet. Any advice?
I have heard it's difficult to find an auto EX sedan with front side airbags. Is this true?
#812 of 10740 price advice on civic ex 4door automatic silver
Jan 23, 2004 (3:26 pm)
hi all -- hope you can help,
I have been getting quotes on the civic listed in the title of this message and my best one is $16,900
"out the door" at one dealer or 16,200 before fees etc.
I had been aiming for 16900 for the model with side air bags but now I think maybe I should try to get them to go still lower-- it didn't take that long for two of the dealers to get to this price while others still haven't dropped much -- any comments --are these good prices? should i hold out? I need to buy nextweek...
#813 of 10740 leather
Jan 24, 2004 (4:14 am)
I have only heard really good things about katkin.
try going to www.katzkin.com
there is a network of installers, or you can buy the skins themselves and if you are handy, you can upholster ourself.
For the price you were qouted, you will most likely get only leather sitting surfaces. Which means only the fornts of the seats are leather and the rest is vynil.
#814 of 10740 2004 Civic Si - Good Price?
Jan 25, 2004 (8:05 am)
I see the TMV is over $19000 on the 2004 Si yet I keep reading about others paying around $16-17k. Have approached 3 local dealers multiple times and only one of them seems game in the high $18's. Others want sticker!!?? Showed them a national internet price of $17471 before the recent $400-$1000 cash back to dealer was announced. Same cars on lot week after week, demand seems low. I think $17k might be what I would pay, I will wait them out and keep driving my old Civic 4wd Wagon. Thanks Edmunds and the posters, this is a great resource!
#815 of 10740 #814 of 814 2004 Civic Si - Good Price? by warney Jan 25, 2004 (11:05 a
Jan 26, 2004 (4:57 am)
I don't think you will see too many 2004's discounted, it is too early in the game. You may get a better deal on a left over 2003 or even 2002. Some dealers have them all the way in the back. There are pluses and minuses to gettting a left over. To me, the positives outwweigh the negatives.
#816 of 10740 Re: 2004 Civic Si - Good Price?
Jan 26, 2004 (7:30 am)
17K is possible (may be better than this). The salesman gave me this offer when I purchased my 04 LX auto. I am in NYC. If you want I can email you the info.