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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#17548 of 29858 Is this too mych for 08 Accord...
Oct 02, 2007 (9:35 am)
I just got an email quote for a 2008 Honda Accord EX-L 4-cyl. with navigation system. The color is teffata white. His quote was:
Here is the pricing you requested on the 2008 Honda Accord EXL with Nav 4 cyl:
2008 Accord EXL Nav 4Cyl: 27945 which includes destination
Doc fee: 599
Plate fee: 21
Taxes at 7%: 1998.08
Total DRIVE OUT: 30563.08
The documentation fee is absurd right? How about the Total drive out of $30,563.08? I have never bought a car before and wanted some input about what I should do with this quote I just got. Thanks.
#17549 of 29858 Re: Is this too mych for 08 Accord... [s_g0525]
Oct 02, 2007 (9:43 am)
Uh, first off, that price is completely MSRP, so no discount there, also $599 doc fee is another way of getting profit, seriously, $599 for that. You need to move on, There are dealers wanting to move the 08's. This dealer obviously does not, You would be crazy to accept this, when you can keep sending quotes and get a better deal. Unless, you want the car so bad, that it does not matter that there is no discount. You could ask the dealer what the $599 doc fee is for? Just to see what he says. You need to move along, Most dealers are doing this, but some are actually discounting them already, do your research, send in lots of email quotes, Its a nice car, but lets be realistic. If you do all the research, you will get a better deal.
Yes, this is the standard price, but the doc fee is TOO HIGH!
#17550 of 29858 Re: Is this too mych for 08 Accord... [bvdj84]
Oct 02, 2007 (10:01 am)
Thanks BVD. I am going to keep email dealers and try to get a much better quote than this. Should I email this guy back with a counter offer? If so, how much should I tell him i will pay? Is $30,000 a good counter offer or should I go with maybe $28,900?
#17551 of 29858 How much can I Negotiate DOWN?
Oct 02, 2007 (10:21 am)
If everything goes well, this will be my first buying experience on my own. I've owned my 99 Accord for about 9 years now and still runs well.
Now, I want this NEW 2008 ACCORD COUPE... BUT, need to get it at a good price for it to work out. I want to get the MOST I can for the money, so ALL trims are game, but my target is the EX-L, and WISHFUL thinking is the EX-L V6.
Being that this car is new, can you, EXPERIENCED BUYERS OUT THERE, tell me what is the LOWEST (or how much off MSRP) I could possibly go on this Coupe???
Keep in mind, I am going to go through a Credit Union that deals with certain dealerships, and they say (THEY SAY) that their customers usually get the price a LITTLE BIT ABOVE INVOICE (not MSRP).
Also, are any of you seeing any of the coupes showing up at the dealerships? In Houston, there are 2 dealerships that I know of that are only getting in 1 or 2 in this week. And one dealership tells me that if I have to order one, it would take 1 to 2 MONTHS!!! When do you think they will have a good stock of Coupes at the dealerships?
Thanks for your help...
#17552 of 29858 Re: Is this too mych for 08 Accord... [s_g0525]
Oct 02, 2007 (11:18 am)
There is so much profit built into the full list price that he doesn't need to be charging a doc fee at all, much less $600.
You could probably easily find another dealer who will sell for several hundred less than that today. If you wait 90 days, you can probably find a dealer who will sell for around $1500-2000 less than that price. Maybe $1,000-1500 off the MSRP and $99 doc fee. That equals $1500-2000 total less than that quote.
#17553 of 29858 Re: Is this too mych for 08 Accord... [jaxs1]
Oct 02, 2007 (11:37 am)
But if you "gotta be first" the you are going to pay more money
#17554 of 29858 Re: How much can I Negotiate DOWN? [iandeleon]
Oct 02, 2007 (12:15 pm)
If you truly wanted the most car for the money you'd buy a 2007 Accord with the current BIG discounts available, not a 2008. The 2007s are a steal! (And in my opinion, based on my 2006 and having sat in a 2008, the 2007s are higher-quality inside).
2008s are going to cost a lot more because of the number of people willing to pay high prices to be first on the block with the new coupe.
#17555 of 29858 Re: How much can I Negotiate DOWN? [thegraduate]
Oct 02, 2007 (12:52 pm)
If your after a coupe then i seriously doubt you will get it for a little above invoice in the next coming months. I'm currently in talks with two dealers in the Quad City area. One has agreed to go $1,500 above invoice and another has agreed to throw their hat knowing about the price from the other dealer. One dealer will "dealer trade" to get the deal while the other is wondering about availability. As of right now there isn't a coupe to be had at a Quad City dealership.I'm after the EXL-V6 without nav.
That said the coupe will probably be in high demand and as previously said on this board, they are selling at MSRP. I have a 99 coupe but still have room for the sedan at the house. I think that if i got the coupe for $1,000 over invoice in the next month i got a really good deal. Just get ready to pay more if you want the coupe right now. That's my two cents worth.
#17556 of 29858 Re: 07 EX-l 4cyl [rickytick]
Oct 02, 2007 (1:07 pm)
RE rattle, is the sound coming from the rear passenger side panel, behind the cover that hides the jack? If so, it may be the jack that's rattling/vibrating. On our '07 I4 EX, there's a vibrating/resonating sound coming from that area and I managed to isolate it to the jack stand itself! (I think it's the metal/plate of the jack). So I took a towel and wrapped the jackstand and the vibration sound went away.
#17557 of 29858 Re: How much can I Negotiate DOWN? [2hondaguy]
Oct 02, 2007 (1:08 pm)
So, then you think I should wait till around December or January to get one?
When would be a good time to buy? I'm sure the BEST time to buy is MODEL YEAR END, around August of next year, right before the 2009's come out. Clearance time. BUT, I don't want to wait that long.
Plus, I wanted to get a good amount for my 99 4 door Accord now, to pay off one small balance credit card and knock out some of the balance on another card that has a high balance. The longer I wait, the less I could get for the car I have now, plus the more interest my credit card charges me!