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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#20904 of 32172 Re: 2008 Honda Accord LX-P - Houston Texas [suio]
Jun 23, 2008 (5:56 am)
As someone else pointed out to you, the mileage is the same. The just changed the methods by how they calculate mileage. This was across the board with ALL makes and models.
As far as size, well, that is a matter of opinion. Not everyone will like changes. I hear this everytime a new model comes out but I don't hear it often. Most people think of changes as improvements.
Lastly, road noise. The 2008 Accords are quietier than the 2007's but they still need to work on this. Camrys are a bit quietier but they don't handle as well. It's all a matter of what is important to you.
#20905 of 32172 Re: is this a good decent price? [askme]
Jun 23, 2008 (6:31 am)
$28500 "out the door"
I do not understand that way pf pricing. I got my '08 Polished Metal/black w/o Navi for $25,900 including destination fee from the dealership, plus tax. Tax, to my mind, is not part of the deal. The dealerhsip cannot do anything about that, and it vaies so from state to state and even within states from local to locale.
Invoice is like $25,400 plus the $600 destination charge. If you cant get the CAR for anything less than $26,000 I think you are doing ok.
#20906 of 32172 Re: purchasing 08 accord lx-p [corik]
Jun 23, 2008 (6:35 am)
Where in NY - I got my '08 V6 EXL Sedan from Lia Honda in Albany - Rex Varughese is the Internet sales guy I worked with. They were very easy to work with - got mine for $25,950 incl $600 destination fee, plus tax.
#20907 of 32172 Re: Honda Financing Remorse Issue [joshuaians]
Jun 23, 2008 (6:39 am)
Sometimes in these "sweet" financing deals the dealer participates in the 'buy - down" of the rate. Accordingly, they will not do it for deals where their margins are otherwise already slim, like when you get the car below invoice. That is a possibility and not illegal - you have to read the fine print.
#20908 of 32172 Re: Honda Financing Remorse Issue [socalhonda]
Jun 23, 2008 (6:43 am)
"The financing has nothing to do with the price of the car it's a totally separate issue."
Not necessarily true - if the promo is at participating dealers, then they are participating in a rate buy down cutting into their up front profit, so they WOULD not probably offier it on a below invoice deal.
#20909 of 32172 Looking for dealer - EXL - 4 door, 4 cyl, auto
Jun 23, 2008 (9:44 am)
I am looking for a 2008 4 door, 4 cyl, auto, EXL. I am in the Sacramento area. My lowest offer thus far is $23,500 + standard fees. Anybody know of a dealer in the general area that can get me that last $500 so I can meet the deals they are getting in SoCal? It's only $500 so obviously not flying to LA to get the car. Maybe something in the east Bay Area?
#20910 of 32172 Re: 2008 Honda Accord LX-P - Houston Texas [ycheng2]
Jun 23, 2008 (9:51 am)
Could you tell me what dealer this is?
#20911 of 32172 Paint sealant
Jun 23, 2008 (10:51 am)
In asking for quotes, some dealers have mentioned paint sealant worth $595. None of them included in their price, but I was wondering whether this is a real dealer applied sealant or if it is already on the car already? Does anybody know about this "add-on"?
#20913 of 32172 Re: Paint sealant [gismap]
Jun 23, 2008 (11:34 am)
Just one of those deals that cost the dealers $10 in materials and they use to pad their profits! IMHO - stay away from any "dealer" add ons like rustproofing, etc. I have walked out of dealerships where they take a $25,000 car and make it a $30,000 car with "dealer installed" add ons.
For example, a local dealer here in Manhattan had a "body protection package" that consisted of body side moldings (not factory) and some bumper protecdtion strips - $1995!!!
Please - I had the dealer from whom I bought my car in Albany, NY install the Honda factory body side moldings - 1. They look a 1000 times better than any after market stuff and 2. They cost $225 installed and, while some find them objectionable, I like their looks and they DO protect the sides from door dings - a real hazard here in Manhattan parking garages.
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