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#9399 of 10740 2010 Honda Civic LX - DFW area
Mar 26, 2010 (10:19 pm)
Just purchased a 2010 Civic LX sedan, automatic, in the DFW area. Dealer adds already on car were wheel locks, trunk liner, pinstripes, mud guards, door guards, window tint. I really didn't want any of them besides window tint, but really had no choice since they were on every car on the lot. I focused solely on the OTD price and was targeting 17500, but got 17700 and decided to take it along with 0.9% financing for 36 months.
I really don't remember what the actual sale price was but my spreadsheet tells me it was something around $16350 including destination. Probably not the best deal I could have gotten, but considering that my 1997 Civic was recently totalled, and I really needed a car, I am pretty happy with it.
One thing that strikes me as odd about the 2010 Civic is that there is not a maintenance schedule provided. I guess I will just use my owners manual from my 1997 Civic as a reference for the proper time / mileage for a particular service, to see whether the "maintenance minder" is following that guideline. Wouldn't be surprised to see the maintenance minder suggesting service a lot more often.
#9400 of 10740 2010 Civic Si Sedan - Boston Area
Mar 27, 2010 (9:30 am)
I have been told by a few dealerships that the Si models typically start arriving late spring, I plan on visiting Boch Honda in Norwood in the near future, and I was wondering what the current cash back and dealer cash offer incentives were...?. Btw I plan on going with the 1.9% financing.
#9401 of 10740 Re: 2010 Honda Civic LX - DFW area [bad_negotiator]
Mar 27, 2010 (2:39 pm)
Wheel locks on an LX???
We put them on cars with alloy wheels but not on steel wheels. Why??
You may find that your maintenance minder actually suggests less service than you did on your 1997. How we drive determines the need for oil changes. A lot of cold starts, short trips and ideling will call for an oil change around 4000 miles.
Long distance drivers may go 7000 before the light comes on.
#9402 of 10740 Honda Civic LX OTD Price
Mar 28, 2010 (6:45 pm)
Met four dealers and all promise to match quotes and the usual BS...but all end up adding ridiculous fees (doc, etching, credit processing, online registration....). What is the max OTD price for a Honda Civic LX? I have got a dealer down to 17,700. Is there any way to buy in NJ without these hidden fees?
#9403 of 10740 Re: Honda Civic LX OTD Price [njnewcarbuyer]
Mar 28, 2010 (8:07 pm)
There are no "hidden" fees; a prudent buyer knows that these fees are there and you can always ask, what they are in advance.
Some of them are additional mark ups that you don't have to pay because you can negotiate those down or off (like etching, under coating, floor mats, etc.).
When buying a new car, you can negotiate directly with the sales manager thus eliminate one profit center - the salesperson and the related never ending "let me check with the manager" routine.
Instead of them asking you "how much you want to pay for a car, ask them, how much they want to make.
If you have a trade in, don't mention it. That you can add, once you agree on a price.
Always negotiate a car price as if you are paying cash. Many dealers will ask you what monthly payments you are looking for, rather than disclosing a cash price of a vehicle. Agree on a cash price first. The financing (another profit center at dealer's F&I) can be negotiated later.
Last time I bought a new car, I was told $ 300 over "dealer's invoice". Then I went home, did my homework and came back with a figure. I also asked them to show me "the invoice" (and they did) and I was only a couple of dollars off because I was not familiar with the advertising costs that are passed on to a dealer by importer/distributor. You don't have to feel "guilty" about them not making reasonable profit.
You can be rest assured that they made more than $ 300 with all the incentives, holdbacks, dealer's arranged financing, etc.etc.
An honest dealer would have no problem with above suggested procedure although most dealers would not want you to leave and come back "wiser". If he is not willing to do so, move on and find one that will. Above all, don't "fall in love" with the car before you buy it! Keep your emotions at bay!
I have done it many times in several different States - CA, NV, AZ, AL, OK, NY, FL - just to mention a few places, where I have resided.
#9404 of 10740 Re: Honda Civic LX OTD Price [njnewcarbuyer]
Mar 29, 2010 (5:54 am)
What happened to Garden State honda ? Did you go there? who is giving you 17700? Today I am going to some more dealers.
#9405 of 10740 Civic LX Auto Sedan OTD 17,400
Mar 29, 2010 (7:08 am)
I just bought a civic lx auto sedan OTD price 17,400 (all included - Mass tax 6.25.)
#9406 of 10740 Re: 2010 Honda Civic LX - DFW area [isellhondas]
Mar 29, 2010 (7:21 am)
On the wheel locks, the supposed reason for them being on the LX was that thieves like to steal the tire pressure monitoring system. Doesn't seem likely to me. But in my mind (not necessarily the reality of the situation) I only paid $150 for all of the adds besides the window tint so it's not that big of deal to me.
On the maintenance minder, I can appreciate that it gives a customized schedule for oil changes. But for other maintenance like transmission service, belt replacement, etc. it would be nice to have a schedule so I can budget for those things in advance, for both time and money.
#9407 of 10740 Civic LX-S Auto OTD 17000
Mar 29, 2010 (8:00 am)
Just got it on Sat and like it a lot. It comes with some dealer installed accessories(mud guards, etc). And i also got a trunk tray along with the price. The saleman send me email today and offers me first oil change free too. BTW, the tax here is only $300.
#9408 of 10740 Re: Honda Civic LX OTD Price [samand2222]
Mar 29, 2010 (11:37 am)
What are the OTD prices you are getting ? $17,700 is a Honda dealership in NY, Brooklyn. Do you think it is possibe to get below that in NJ?