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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#20208 of 32169 Re: Accord EX L [mplshondadlr]
Apr 24, 2008 (9:06 pm)
Thanks for the info. To echo what twotone said, it's great to have your insight in this forum.
So, I guess there's no sense in waiting if AHFC doesn't have any reason to bolster their lease incentives. I've been watching the Accord sales numbers that Honda releases, and they seem to be trending up. They were down for the month of February (compared to Feb 2007), and up just slightly in March. You're probably right on the money with your projections for April, given the skyrocketing gas prices and push toward more fuel-efficient vehicles.
July may be a little longer than I want to wait, especially if the incentives aren't likely to be that great.
BTW, I'd like the opportunity to negotiate into that $2,500 holdback with my local dealers.
#20209 of 32169 2008 EX-L Sedan 4cyl with Navi
Apr 24, 2008 (10:25 pm)
OTD 27.5k. How'd I do?
#20210 of 32169 Re: Good prices in PA [alamocity]
Apr 25, 2008 (3:39 am)
No.....I did not get the LX quote as the wife wanted the LX-P. However, I can tell you that a week before I was quoted $20,820 for the same car that we purchased for $20,334. When we got to the back room, the manager said that the prices had "gone down".....couldn't believe it! The drop seems to be consistent with the "secret $400 rebate" for 4 cyl. that everyone has been mentioning.
Looking at the math, with $20,820 being exactly $100 above invoice for the LX-P before the price drop, I would guess that a LX sedan would be $19,912-$486= $19,426. Don't know for sure.
Just come on down from San Antonio and get yourself a great deal (once again, I'm NOT a dealer).....just have a great connection through my job.
And I got 4.65% financing ($3500 downpayment) through American Honda Financing for 60 months as well.....better than my credit union. The finance guy offered me 4.9% for 60 months then said he could go lower if a put some money down. I think he was shocked when I actually wrote the check.........really didn't expect me to take him up on the offer.
#20211 of 32169 Re: Accord EX L [dwynne]
Apr 25, 2008 (3:43 am)
I also am a huge CR fan & a subscriber. However the reports are not free even with a subscription they are $14 per report.
#20212 of 32169 Re: 2008 EX-L Sedan 4cyl with Navi [mffnike]
Apr 25, 2008 (3:51 am)
if that's with an automatic, that's good.... you don't say what your sales tax % is and processing fees are; in VA, i went OTD for $27,685 with a coupe EX-L 5AT, I4, with NAVI that was with a 3.5% sales tax, destination, dealer processing($299), title/license registration and the salesman threw in the appearance package (mud guards, pinstriping).
#20213 of 32169 Re: Accord EX L [dwynne]
Apr 25, 2008 (3:53 am)
you can get the 3 month subscription for $39 online; that gives you unlimited access to expert reports, comparisons and prices. i find it VERY helpful in narrowing down what i'm looking for in terms of reliabiltiy, costs, performance, etc. you can access it anytime 24/7 and you can look up unlimited models of cars with all the info..
i've done it so far the last several years when buying all my cars and it was very helpful. this site (edmonds.com) is also helpful, just comparing prices, especially the TMV. both sites, though, aren't as up to date with the dealer kickbacks, etc.
#20214 of 32169 Re: Accord EX L [tamoshanter]
Apr 25, 2008 (4:02 am)
I tried getting this report from CR yesterday with my subscription. I can access all information on all vehicles but the bottom line pricing. I too have used it in the past for car purchases. So what's the trick to viewing the bottom line report without paying the $14 if you are a subscriber? The CR base MSRP on a 2.4 EX L sedan is $25060 & Invoice is $22830 thats roughly $1000 than Edmunds or the dealers are advertising.
#20215 of 32169 Re: Accord EX L [bran9192]
Apr 25, 2008 (5:08 am)
However the reports are not free even with a subscription they are $14 per report.
I never said they were free - in fact I said that they are a rip-off. They charge $14 for info you can get on the web with a few minutes worth of searching.
#20216 of 32169 I'm ready to purchase!
Apr 25, 2008 (5:38 am)
Ok guy's I'm ready to purchase my EX L. I'm following up with all quote's I have received from several dealers. I have one particular dealer who has emailed me back and forth having yet to give me a quote. She's tells me they were entertain a reasonable offer. The lowest quote I have OTD is $22563.88 + $399 doc & $300 txw/4% interest. What would be a reasonable offer to this dealership that wouldn't be an insult? I would really like to pick the car up today.....
#20217 of 32169 Re: Accord EX L [dwynne]
Apr 25, 2008 (5:42 am)
Oh ok, my bad! I apologize. Well I can't find the what the max the dealer pays or the wholesale/retail on the options on the web, other than CR. Would you mind pointing me in the direction of obtaining this info if you know where it can be found? Please??? I really want to pick it up today.......lol