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#19300 of 32215 Update on 2007 Accord EXL - V6 purchase
Jan 31, 2008 (9:35 am)
I need to bring you up-to-date. I took ramstein317 advice and contacted Route 22 Honda. Internet Manager quoted me 21819 for 2007 Accord EXL – V6. Best price so far. I then asked for fees. I got email back saying “doc, mv ,dest and taxes”. I responded with, “What would be helpful are actual dollar amounts”. I got back, “doc-299,dest-595,mv-254 and taxes 7%”.
So I went last night. I immediately showed them email from Internet Manager. Was passed along to a sales associate. The first “new” car he showed me had 770 miles on it. I told him this is a used car not new. He found another one with only 33 miles. After test drive I said okay let’s write it up.
Sales manager came out and I again showed him numbers for Internet Manager. He said okay but wanted me to take delivery immediately. I said no, I’ll give deposit and pick up Saturday. He finally agreed. He and sales associate go off to talk and sales associate comes back with credit agreement. I told him again, I’m not doing any finance.
He goes off to talk to sales manager. I should have walked at this point. Sales associate comes back with agreement and asked me to sign. I told him I need to read it first. The first item below vehicle price is something called Millennium package - $599. I asked what that was and sales associate said it was paint and leather sealer. I said I don’t want it and he immediately offered to lower the package to $199. I said no. He goes off to talk to sales manager. I should have walked.
Sales manager tries to explain that package also includes window etching and will save me money on insurance. I said this is a deal breaker. He finally agrees to take it off.
Sales associate presents new agreement. I offer down payment. Sales associate goes off to get it signed. Now a floor manager comes over with more paper and tries to show me he is losing money on deal and that I need to take Millennium package for $199. He says all cars that come in get the package and it includes wheel locks already on car. I show him email from internet manager with no mention of Millennium package. Floor manager says he (internet manager) may not know that this car had the package. I responded, if all cars get it, then he must know. By the way, there were no wheel locks on any showroom floor car.
I asked for and received down payment check back. As I’m walking out the door, sales manager and floor manager are now following me, telling me they will take the package off. I told them it was to late. I should feel good about buying a new car and it was not happening. I just wanted to go home and take a shower.
Lesson learned. When the deal starts to smell, run.
#19301 of 32215 Re: Update on 2007 Accord EXL - V6 purchase [greenie1]
Jan 31, 2008 (9:43 am)
greenie1 - What a horrible experience! I would recommend Mahwah Honda. It is a great dealer and I have helped several friends purchase new Accords from them in the past. If you want the name and number of the sales person, please email me.
#19302 of 32215 Re: Update on 2007 Accord EXL - V6 purchase [greenie1]
Jan 31, 2008 (10:01 am)
Wow, Yes, what I bad deal! Its really sad as well.
This is what I am not looking forward to, when buying the 08. I have only found one dealer who is willing to work, but I have not even went in the door. I am not sure I want to buy yet. Winter is ugly, so I want warm weather, to enjoy my new car, but dealers get a little mad, when I simply get a quote to check the market. There is nothing wrong with that, I am sure if they offered some crazy deal, then it might make me decide to get one now. But, good things typically happen to those who wait.
That is sad, to let you out the door for something like that. $199. Wow. Idiots, they ought be ashamed, Well you know what, What goes around comes around!!
When they buy their new car, I hope they are horrible to them!!
#19303 of 32215 Re: Update on 2007 Accord EXL - V6 purchase [greenie1]
Jan 31, 2008 (10:19 am)
Clue #1: Any dealer that gives an online, e-mail, or phone quote and does not include or "forgets" to include the destination should not be trusted. This is just a ploy to make their deal APPEAR to be $595 (in this case) sweeter and make you think it was "the best so far" since the competition is probably quoting the car with destination included.
If some dealer did this to me, I would not bother to step foot onto their lot.
They also stuck a fairly high doc fee on top of the price.
Always get your quotes to include the car, destination, and any dealer fees. Then you can compare and decide who has the cheapest price. Tax, title, and license should be the same everywhere and if the dealer you pick has extra crap-o-la packed on the car then you tell them your are not paying for it and if they don't take it off the bill just leave.
#19304 of 32215 Re: Update on 2007 Accord EXL - V6 purchase [bvdj84]
Jan 31, 2008 (10:23 am)
Greenie: Well, things happen. The best way to overcome is "Let Go". And yes, I do agree that it was the ridiculous thing ever that the manager let you walked away for only $199 price tag. It's just a shame. On the conterary, something good will come your way, don't be dissapointed. If you look at it from a consumer's prespective, it's not YOUR loss, it' the DEALER's. In addition, the dealer will still be paying "Insurance", on the 07's, and not try to get rid of them as a monthly wise. The insurance is more then $199 price tag. You get my point. If you still want the 2007, try looking around more further. Likewise, there is not a point of paying any stupid fees as dealer fees, documents fee, marketing etc.. Because 200% you can get away with those fake fees. It's the dealers contribution on the car, not yours. You're not telling them to do everything on the documents to send to the financing company, or anything other "LEGAL" documents. That is how they work, and on a personal note, nobody needs to pay for these ridiculous fees. Furthermore, I would always try to get rid of the destinantion fees, because, I personally believe that it has nothing to do with a "consumer". Don't get me wrong, but, the destination fee is just one of the gains for the dealers. But if you are considering for the "new" one, then wait about a year or so, being that the Interest Rates will be easy to bargain, and so will be the price. Best of Luck!!
#19305 of 32215 Re: 2007 Accord EX-L V6 [chuck1]
Jan 31, 2008 (10:38 am)
Chuck1: This is what you stated in your first post, if I am not mistaken: I paid $21,200.00 plus fees in Southern California. It had everything except NAV. Contrary to popular opinion here, the dealers will not go to $20,000.00 on these. I was told after much haggling that 21,200.00 was it...no more and I even left the dealership and they let me walk away with this price. I bought it later. As it was it was something like $4,500.00 off sticker. A couple of thousand below invoice.
It's still only $1,000.00 more than a '08 BASE ACCORD LX.
***If that is correct, then what I wrote was, if that is the price you paid for a 2007 Accord 4Cyl EX-L(Leather), then it is still the price for a V6 EXL model +Tax. How could you pay the same price, where I can get the V6EXL trim level, and just pay the tax, and get the car on myself? That is what my point was. *****
#19306 of 32215 08 Accord EX Auto for 23,800 OTD
Jan 31, 2008 (7:13 pm)
Just closed the deal for $23.8k OTD in Tampa Bay Area.
#19307 of 32215 How low can we go?
Jan 31, 2008 (7:23 pm)
Does anyone know if I can do any better than $26,000 for an EX-L Sedan 4cyl, Navi?
I offered it, and they were quick to say, yes, we'll do it. Maybe I can do lower?
But, how much lower, was it just luck?
#19308 of 32215 Re: 2007 Accord EX-L V6 [ramstein317]
Jan 31, 2008 (11:25 pm)
Then your a better negotiator than me. Like I said - they let me walk off the lot at $21,200.00.
#19309 of 32215 Re: Update on 2007 Accord EXL - V6 purchase [ramstein317]
Jan 31, 2008 (11:57 pm)
Destination fee is no gain for the dealer. It is a charge that is added to the invoice by the factory and passed on to the customer, Everyone pays it. If they let you think that you did not pay for it, could be that they overcharged you to begin with. One way or another you have to pay for shipping.