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Honda Civic CRX, Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
Feb 14, 2004 (7:34 am)
Well I have a 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT with 110k on it in pretty good condition that I might trade in.
I actually prefer the Honda ACcord, but I'm guessing there arenn't any incentives for those right now, eh?
I don't know much about CIVICs and the various MODELS & OPTIONS. Havn't done a whole lot of research yet, but I know they are good cars.
I basically want the best bang for the buck, the cheapeast I can get! I just read that folks were getting loaded 2004 Civics for the prices of USED 2003 CIvis of similar value.
Any advice/suggestions would be helpful!
P.S. - What area are you in? are you stationed at the Navy Bases in Pcola?
#883 of 10743 did the deal
Feb 14, 2004 (8:22 am)
Last night, we finalized the paperwork for my aunt's purchase of a 2004 Civic LX auto 4 door. MSRP $16,650
We paid: $14,200 + $99 doc. fees (very palatable).
Under Honda's Presidents Weekend event, as isell noted, we got 2.9% for 60 months.
With two grand down, shes paying $237.49/month, very very reasonable.
Excellent experience at DCH Academy Honda in Old Bridge NJ. Email me if anyone would like the salesman's name.
#884 of 10743 2003 Civic VP
Feb 14, 2004 (9:51 am)
Hi Gang, What do you guys think of a 2004 Civic VP (Value Package) for $12,973.00 + tax out the door. Sound good to me. Sould I jump on it?
#885 of 10743 Dealer installed accessories
Feb 14, 2004 (9:13 pm)
I am trying to help my daughter buy a 2004 Civic 2 DR LX. Thru Edmunds, it's easy to find the price of the car but they don't list the wholesale cost of dealer installed accessories.
Of course my daughter wants the rear wing spoiler $620, the alloy wheels $1299, and the aero kit (under body spoiler) $1275 cause they're cool. And unfortunately expensive.
Does anyone know approximately how much dealer profit is built into these items. By knowing that, I'd have some more room to negotiate.
Any help would be appreciated.
I plan to purchase within a week. Anyone recommend a dealer in Lafayette or Indianapolis, Indiana?
#886 of 10743 ReDealer installed accessories by ltressler
Feb 15, 2004 (5:45 am)
Go to the sponsor of this forum (handa-accessories.com)and and you can get a pretty good idea of cost with the exception of labor. I have a daughter too and my approach is a little difference. I am going to get her a new car too, but I going to teach her one of life's lessons. You don't always get what you want. The fact that you said these items are expensive tells me your not rich and neither am I, so don't stretch yourself. Just buying her a new car should be more than enough. Give her a choice of a couple of good models in a reasonable price range and let her pick the color. You can easily buy the Civic LX right now for under invoice at almost any Honda dealer under invoice. Good luck!
#887 of 10743 Dealer installed accessories II
Feb 15, 2004 (7:23 am)
I appreciate your thoughts & I agree. But I neglected to say that she is 20 and living on her own. She can afford all the extras she wants on the car but her budget would strain. This is her first experience of buying a new car & I'm just trying to help her negotiate the lowest price. (Ya know, dads are suppose to know all this stuff.)
I'm not buying it for her. This is her purchase.
#888 of 10743 ltressler
Feb 15, 2004 (7:42 am)
Might I suggest going with the EX coupe? It comes standard with sweet looking alloys, as well a less obvious but still attractive underbody aero treatment. It would save a bunch of $$, and you'll also get ABS, moonroof, slightly better fuel economy, more power, and better resale as part of the deal.
#889 of 10743 If you say.......
Feb 15, 2004 (7:45 am)
......Civic prices aren't too high on an LX priced at over $13K, then how do you explain the offers I was getting from dealers for $12.8K last fall? The '04's are almost indentical to the '03's, and dealers aren't going to sell Civics at a price so low they're going to lose money on them, not even when they're trying to make room for the new models. Civics are simply in too high of a demand for them to do that. My advice for anyone looking to buy a new Civic is wait until this fall. This is the ONLY time to get one at a good price. Any other time you'll pay too much.
Feb 15, 2004 (7:51 am)
Clearly you have a different definition of "paying too much" than almost everyone else. If the invoice of a Civic LX is 15,2xx, and you can pay 14,200 without a rebate, then its a good deal, because there is no adverse resale impact of a cash back offer. Also, there were a significant amount of detail changes to the Civics for 2004. Page through the used car ads, two year old Civics with low miles can go for $12,800. If you could have gotten one at that price, why didnt you? Dont be bitter and tell people here that they are paying too much, when the market information (from many different sources such as carsdirect.com, edmunds.com, etc) clearly indicates otherwise. Why rain on peoples parades?
PS- Let us know how your search goes this fall.