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#20587 of 32167 Bought 2008 Accord, Sedan, Auto.,LX-P in Orange County, CA
May 27, 2008 (4:39 pm)
">I have been reading a lot of posts on this thread for the past two months.
Thanks for all the great advice on the Honda Accord. I live in Orange County, CA where there are many Honda dealers.
I bought a new 2008 Accord, Sedan, Auto., LX-P from Hardin Honda on Memorial Day. It has 11 miles on the car.
OTD price is $21,400. No finance and no trade in.
Following is the breakdown of the price:
Doc fee $55.00
7.75% CA Sales Tax $1,524.70 ( = 0.0775 * ($19,618.55 + $55) )
License fee $128.00
Regis./Transfer fee $65.00
CA Tire fee $8.75
OTD price $21,400.00
It seems that dealers nearby coastal cities quote a higher $ than Inland Empire cities thru internet quick quote. Following are best internet OTD offers I have received in socal:
Hardin Honda $21,400
Honda World Downey $21,400
Metro Honda - Montclair $21,400
Riverside Honda $21,733
Moss Bros $21,780
Spreen Honda $21,890
Salespersons at Hardin Honda gave me and my wife five stars service. The process took about 4 hours because it was a very busy day for them. We got free delicious In&Out burgers when we was waiting for a salesperson available.
We have been driving Honda Accord or Toyota Camry cars for the last twenty five years. All cars lasted more than 10 years and over 200K mileages except for the current Toyota Camry 1998 with over 180K mileage. I like both Accord and Camry. I bought the Honda Accord LX-P this time because itís rated #1 by Consumer Report and other Cars magazines. The value and the look both inside and outside are better in my opinion. The Accord is bigger, a little bit more horse power and consumes the same MPG as the Camry. I wish the Accord LX-P has a softer chair with lumbar support for the driver as in the Toyota Camry LE. I also noticed the Accordís noise level is a little bit higher. It does not bother us. The price is about $1,400 more for Accord LX-P than Camry LE in socal.
Again, thank you very much for your help.
#20588 of 32167 Re: Bought 2008 Accord, Sedan, Auto.,LX-P in Orange County, CA [iboughtacco
May 27, 2008 (4:57 pm)
Awesome deal you got there.
That's the exact same price I got my LX-P for at Hardin Honda. Here's the post I posted a while back with the exact same detail: http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.ef006d2/20455!keywords=#20455
Hardin Honda was awesome and their service was awesome also. They too give me 5 star service. For me, it just took me 1 hour and 30 min because it was last month. Also, because I came in within 30 minute of them opening that day.
#20589 of 32167 Re: Bought 2008 Accord, Sedan, Auto.,LX-P in Orange County, CA [iboughtacco
May 27, 2008 (6:51 pm)
$21,400 OTD is a GREAT price for an LX-P.
I paid about $23,100 OTD for my LX-P here in NYC, and that was the best price I could find anywhere around where I live.
I am just curious, how come dealers in CA can sell the LX-P for so low? Because the invoice price for the LX-P is about $20,700.
And are you sure the LX-P does not have lumbar support? Haven't played with mine all that much. Have to check that out first thing tomorrow.
#20590 of 32167 Re: Bought 2008 Accord, Sedan, Auto.,LX-P in Orange County, CA [iboughtaccord]
May 28, 2008 (3:53 am)
Best of luck you will enjoy the car I have the same one. The sound goes away after awhile once you start enjoying the ride. What no Carl Jr's
#20591 of 32167 Re: 2008 Honda Accord EX 4cyl Silver [cobbertommie]
May 28, 2008 (6:46 am)
#20592 of 32167 Re: Need Advice ASAP [cobbertommie]
May 28, 2008 (7:04 am)
$23,700 OTD price on an EX 4 cylinder - is this a good deal?
We don't know what your taxes or accessories are, so its hard to say.
#20593 of 32167 08 Honda Accord V6 w/Nav
May 28, 2008 (7:31 am)
I am getting ready to go negociate with the local Kansas City dealers. What is everyone paying and what kinds of deals are you getting? Thanks......
#20594 of 32167 Re: Need Advice ASAP [thegraduate]
May 28, 2008 (8:53 am)
Honda e-price = $21900.00
+$1423.50 MN sales tax (6.5%)
+$351.00 MN plates and transfer fee's
+$50.00 dealer documentation fee
=$23724.50 TOTAL DUE
May 28, 2008 (10:45 am)
I had a similar experience last weekend, but it was a dealer mistake....
EXL V-6 quote - 25198
Doc fee - 249
Filing fee - 10
OTD from dealer was 25457 financed at 2.9%
Tax and tag will be another 950 in my state which Iíll pay in cash
Basically, I was doing the email thing with all the local dealers (which I have had a ton of success on with the last 2 cars we have purchased) and they quoted me for the I4 instead of the V6. I confirmed through email twice that they were quoting me for EXL V6 with the price and OTD fees and they confirmed in writing... this was Saturday. Monday morning I called the internet person at the dealer and confirmed the price over the phone and told them I would be there in the afternoon. I picked out my color and test drove it. I told the salesman I was ready to talk numbers and he proceeded to take down my info, then he asked me what I was quoted by their Internet team. You should have seen the look on his face! I pulled out the printed emails and stepped him through as I confirmed the price with their Internet sales person. He verified with the manager and they went ahead and did the deal (this is when he told me what had happened on the price). I don't know how much they lost on it, but I know they didn't make anything. Do I feel bad; kind of. But, when they told me they sold 29 cars on Saturday and mine was the 21st on Monday, not so much. I'm sure they had a number of suckers in there that paid MSRP or close to it.
#20596 of 32167 Re: EX-L V6 [johncoctoasten]
May 28, 2008 (11:17 am)
Great deal and no need to feel bad!!!!
The guy was just trying to "handle" you , that's a common practice. The price you were quoted is clearly for EXL V6. Internet price for EXL V4 would be between 23500-24300. Internet price for EX V6 would be 23300 - 24100.