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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#13526 of 32215 Used 1995 Accord EX.
Dec 22, 2006 (11:54 am)
In April of this year, 2006, my "aunt", she's known me since I was born and my mother even longer, and I were going out to find a car for me as an early graduation present from high school. We went to Denny Hecker's Toyota in Inver Grove Heights, MN and there was a dark green Honda Accord. The car had literally only been there for about a week and they had just finished with the prep work of oil changes washing the car and cleaning the interior. So anyway I jumped in to take it for a test drive, and noted that it only had 102,000 miles on it and was very roomy, which one would not think to look at it. Now I'm an average 5ft 9in so I don't know if I have room to make that distinction.
Anyway, to get to the point of the post, they were asking $5981 or thereabouts for it. However, since I went in there with $1000 to put down I walked out with the car for just over $5300 all fees included. I didn't feel as though I was being pressured into anything and it was all very relaxing.
It is the best car that I've owned, and even though I'm 18 I've had 4 this one included. I have had no problems, but am getting ready to have all of the fluids changed out and I am going to have the timing belt replaced soon. I am definately going to buy another Accord when I am ready to get another car.
I apologize about the length of this post, but I feel this somes up my feelings about the Emperor Yamamoto, what I named the car for vaguely obvious reasons.
#13527 of 32215 Re: Stability and Traction Control on Camrys [tex18]
Dec 22, 2006 (12:04 pm)
To Tex and Alamo..just got back and this is what I came up with....
I was looking at 3 different things...
PILOT / V6 ACCORD / EXL ODYSSEY
Accord EXL V6 Navi - 28,919.41 (Car was 26987)msrp-29995
1686.69 TX TAX / 68.67 Inv Tax / 50 doc / 127.05 REG
Odyssey EXL DVD NAV - 34,256.30 (Car was 31,998)msrp-35490
1999.88 Tx Tax / 81.37 Inv Tax / 50 doc / 127.05 Lic-reg
The one I got: (And I cant believe it)
TOUR ODY DVD NAV - 37983.34 (car was 35,498!)msrp-39690
2218.62 TX Tax / 90.27 Inv Tax / 50 Doc / 127.05 Lic reg
I decide not to worry about the pilot. I got there at 830 and this guy (who I know now is the same guy you guys have worked with) was already selling 2 cars. there were no managers there yet except for the gm- thy dont open till 9pm. My guy (we will use 007 as his name since we cant post names) had all my stuff ready, my numbers printed, the car PULLED UP for me to look at while he was busy and I was in the finance guys office and done with the signing by 10:30.
i never thought it was possible to buy a car in 2 hours.
all I can say is that as long as i live in texas and buying cars...I will NEVER go anywhere else or work with anyone else. no matter how busy he was he checked in with me consistently like a 5 star waiter at a restarant.
007 said he hasnt been there too long and sold cars for a short time at another place where he was from but I would have thought he had been doing it since he was born. A complete professional and their pricing is unreal.
not to go on and on but all i can say is that Gunn Honda in san antonio has earned a customer for life and 007 has earned a friend and customer for life.
now im gonna go sit in my van and try to figure the nav thing out. im gonna double post this on the pilot and odyssey forum too.
thank you guys for all your help and info.
#13528 of 32215 Re: Stability and Traction Control on Camrys [hondaguy697]
Dec 22, 2006 (12:38 pm)
Another satisfied Gunn customer...........
#13529 of 32215 Re: Used 1995 Accord EX. [tankbeans]
Dec 22, 2006 (12:46 pm)
$5k plus seems like a good deal of money for a car that is 12 years old, but it should still run a long time. I have 169k miles on my Accord LX I-4 Auto and it hasn't cost much in repairs since I got it at 115k miles (about $250 a year).
Important - GET THE TIMING BELT CHANGED. It should be changed every 90k miles.
I sure love the heck out of my '96, and I hope you get many more years of joy from your '95!
#13531 of 32215 Honda Accord LX New Jersey
Dec 22, 2006 (4:26 pm)
I am planning to buy 2007 Honda Accord Lx, in new jersey aread. I have got a quote of 18500 (including destination charges) + taxes + 299 Doc feed. Can anyone suggest whether it is good deal to go for?
Thanks in Advance.
#13532 of 32215 Re: Honda Accord LX New Jersey [accord_search]
Dec 22, 2006 (4:35 pm)
from my reasearch for texas the lx accords start at 18400 WITH destination included plus taxes and fees. you can get an SE for 1k more and get a lot more car
#13534 of 32215 dishonest dealer
Dec 22, 2006 (9:36 pm)
I just bought an Accord LX Automatic yesterday in Texas. During the testdrive, I noticed that the "D" indicator keeps flashing during driving. I asked the dealer and he said it was fine. When I got back home, I read the manual and it says this means there is a problem with the transmission. Do anyone have experience with this? Is it a serious problem? Can I requested the dealer to exchange the car based on the fact that he lied to me.
#13535 of 32215 Re: dishonest dealer [suzankee]
Dec 22, 2006 (9:56 pm)
Go back, pitch a fit. The blinking "D" indicator is NOT normal, and DOES in fact indicate a problem.
Get your attorney's number on speed dial, and go down there pronto before adding miles to your car.