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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#17707 of 32202 Pulled the trigger today
Oct 09, 2007 (3:35 pm)
I purchased a 2008 Honda Accord EX-L Manual in polished metal metallic with a black interior today...
My out the door price was $25,461 and that included mud guards and wheel locks. I declined the dreaded pin stripes that were offered for "free" though.
This was about a $580 over invoice deal, figuring in the extras, roughly $400 over invoice. Maryland charges 5% sales tax plus roughly $189 for tag and title. Other quotes that came in were no lower than $25,800, plus most did not have the car type I wanted on the lot, which did not guarantee I'd actually drive one home. The process took under three hours and the sales staff was helpful to my elderly mother who was my cosigner. I had no trade in, and I took financing from my bank.
So far with 63 miles on the odometer, I'm quite pleased. It's slightly underpowered on hills, but then again I'm coming from a Ram 1500 with a Hemi and a Camry with a V6. The car handles nicely, absorbs bumps well. The stick is easy to drive, though I'm in the adjusting phase(last time I drove stick regularly was in 2003).
#17708 of 32202 Re: Pulled the trigger today [mppedersen]
Oct 09, 2007 (5:59 pm)
Would you mind telling which Maryland dealer you used? Thank you!
#17709 of 32202 Re: Pulled the trigger today [mppedersen]
Oct 09, 2007 (6:15 pm)
Not underpowered. You just aren't used to having to downshift use higher RPMs than a V6 or V8 on hills.
You can't drive a 4 cylinder on hills like a bigger engine.
190 HP is a lot of power, but you have to use high RPM to get to the power on the Accord.
#17710 of 32202 Re: Getting dealerships to come down on 2008 Accords [mppedersen]
Oct 09, 2007 (6:16 pm)
You wrote "I'm trying to get advice on how to get dealerships to come down in price on a 2008 EX-L Manual."
Please realize that manual transmission cars represent only about 5% of production. Therefore, most dealers order and stock very few of them. That leaves the dealer very little incentive to come down in price, unless one is in inventory for too long a time.
#17711 of 32202 Re: : Just ordered a 2008 Accord Sedan EX-L V6 NAV [montyalo]
Oct 09, 2007 (6:21 pm)
I am thinking to buy 2008 accord from VIP honda. They offer invoice price plus $249 doc fee for any trims by phone.
Is this real? Are they honest? Do I need to get their quote in writing? Please let me know your experience with this dealer. Thanks.
#17712 of 32202 Re: Reasonable? [nascar9900]
Oct 09, 2007 (6:22 pm)
Makes sense to me, thanks!
#17713 of 32202 Re: Pulled the trigger today [jille]
Oct 09, 2007 (6:37 pm)
Landmark Honda in Alexandria VA
#17714 of 32202 Re: Getting dealerships to come down on 2008 Accords [blane]
Oct 09, 2007 (6:42 pm)
Yeah, I do realize that, and the demand is equally low for them too according to my salesman.
I think the dealership might have been bumping up against holdback on this vehicle, or they want to keep their sales volumes high, and they had two of the EX-L manuals on the lot.
#17715 of 32202 Re: : Just ordered a 2008 Accord Sedan EX-L V6 NAV [agie1]
Oct 09, 2007 (7:28 pm)
As far as I know, that is the price they are dealing at. So far the experience has been good. My price was 27,409 for the car, 635 for destination, 250 for motor vehicle charges, 250 for doc fees, 7% tax. I will let you know how good everything turns out when i actually take delivery of the car... I had an email conversation with one of their managers that discussed price. They really couldn't give me a hard time since i had that in writing. I guess it doesn't hurt... Good luck
#17716 of 32202 Re: : Just ordered a 2008 Accord Sedan EX-L V6 NAV [dwynne]
Oct 09, 2007 (7:33 pm)
I was feeling pretty good about sharing my experience until reading your post. Reminds me of that skit on SNL, "Debbie Downer". In any case, here are the line item figures for everyone to enjoy:
Tire Fee: 7.50
Motor Vehicle fee: 254
Doc Fee: 269