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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#21043 of 32172 Re: 2008 Honda Accord EX V-6 [astro13]
Jul 01, 2008 (5:24 am)
It is important to test the actual car you will take deliver of - the complexities of the many moving parts of VCM must work well together for successful and smooth operation. It seems that in those instances where there have been complaints there is something amiss - the Active Engine Mounts, the Anti Noise Cancellation, the Grade Logic Transmission, etc. Also check my most recent post to the VCM forum from an ASE Certified Honda Technician about VCM.
#21044 of 32172 Re: Please Help!! Cancelling an Extended Service Warranty [larryallen707]
Jul 01, 2008 (5:53 am)
I talked to Honda Care and the dealer yesterday. I will be able to cancel the Extended Warranty within 60 days for a full refund. Thank goodness!
The dealer already submitted my loan paperwork, so I will have to wait for my first bill to cancel it, and I'm okay with that.
#21045 of 32172 Re: Need Help NOW!! [badtranny]
Jul 01, 2008 (6:09 am)
what was you total price including tax, license, fees etc.?
#21046 of 32172 Re: 2008 Honda Accord EX V-6 [houstonone]
Jul 01, 2008 (7:14 am)
I am in PA and will be buying from Bianchi Honda in Erie
#21047 of 32172 Re: Houston Invoice - 4 cly Accord EX-L Auto [houstonone]
Jul 01, 2008 (7:40 am)
"The dealer can make money on me in the financing, and by getting "cash back" from Honda on their volume sales."
There is no such thing. Feel free to ask around, it has been addressed time and time again. Spreading deceptive information does nothing to help this prices paid board.
#21048 of 32172 Re: Houston Invoice - 4 cly Accord EX-L Auto [mplshondadlr]
Jul 01, 2008 (9:24 am)
I've worked for a Honda store before - Goodson Honda West. I am not spreading deceptive information.
I also worked at Don MgGill Toyota, where they include a Dealer Services fee on their buyers order, that the salesmen are trained to tell their customers included a lifetime warranty on all the parts that they buy when their vehicle is fixed. And they say its mandatory. If a customer brings in their Toyota, and they pay for the water pump to be fixed, then the next time the water pump breaks, Don McGill Toyotal replaces the water pump, and the customer only pays for the labor. That was six years ago. I dont know if they still do that today. Many buyers complained about this unnecessary charge on the buyers fee. We often had to lower the price by that amount, but told the customer we had to keep it on the buyers order, because our attorneys said everyone had to pay it.
Another scam by the dealer to boost their bottom line. Why cant they just sell cars, and be honest. Thats why I had to get out of the car business.
#21049 of 32172 Re: No deal on EX-L Auto Sedan I4 [houstonone]
Jul 01, 2008 (10:41 am)
I dont believe the invoice is $24,261 on an EX-L Auto Sedan I4. I think the true center invoice is $23,427. And all dealerships use the destination and delivery plus the advertising fee to raise their invoice price. The games dealers play.
According to Edmunds.com, Invoice does NOT include destination, which will then need to be added to the price.
#21050 of 32172 Re: 2008 Honda Accord EX V-6 [davidddd]
Jul 01, 2008 (11:44 am)
I just had another dealer tell me that the deal I got isn't possible b/c they will lose money on the car?
I guess I will find out in 2 days
#21051 of 32172 Re: 2008 Honda Accord EX V-6 [davidddd]
Jul 01, 2008 (12:06 pm)
Standard response - got the same thing from Jersey City Honda when I told them I was getting my 2008 EXL V6 w/o navi for $25,950. They told me it was a low ball figure, and if I could get it I should. Well, I did!
Laugh about it every time I get in the car. I had a Manhattan dealer offer me the same deal - but when I told them I wanted the Polisehd Metal they balked - said the deal was on a metallic brown car they had not polished metal. I asked why the color should matter - if they didn't have it I would wait for it to come in. Apparently a popular color, so it would have to be a premium price!!! Right!
The games they play are astonishing.
#21052 of 32172 Re: 2008 Honda Accord EX V-6 [ljgbjg]
Jul 01, 2008 (12:13 pm)
Customers can come up with some pretty astonishing games themselves sometimes.
As far as color, a popular color that is in short supply can command more money.
Conversly a dog of a color like Accord's current Bold Beige will sometimes be cheap sold because a store has five of them that have been rotting on the lot.