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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#21275 of 32216 Re: 2008 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L [gooddeal2]
Jul 15, 2008 (10:40 am)
"Because this is a big mess that no one knows the exact number."
Huh? Your excuse is laughable. Gimme a break. Someone, somewhere, perhaps a former employee or a consumer advocate would publish this information once it was found.
"I think each dealer gets diff. discount, bonus...etc."
What makes you think this? Is it just a "gut" feeling? Do you really think there is some sort of conspiracy hatched by Honda which EVERY consumer information site, including this one, have made an agreement with Honda to not publish this super-secret discount money?
"This is like the cell phone companies. We don't really know the way they run their businesses. You can get a better deal on cell phone from a third party than get it directly from the company. Do you think that those third party dealers are losing money each month?"
This makes no sense and does not help your argument. However, it shows that you are the type who thing every company in the world who deals with the end-user consumer has some agenda to make an obscene profit off you -- but you're too smart for them
In my opinion, you're making purchases more stressful then it ought to be. Do you drive six extra miles to save two cents per gallon on your gas purchase?
I'm not going to banter back and forth with you. You will continue to believe what ever non-sense you spread around here. Meanwhile, me and the truth will be ignoring you.
****BACK ON SUBJECT****
Do to a very low suppy of accords available in the twin cities area, metro dealers have increased prices for Accords. Suppy VS. demand.
#21276 of 32216 Re: 2008 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L [mplshondadlr]
Jul 15, 2008 (11:07 am)
I have quit (for the most part) responding to know it alls who have their little conspiracy theories.
I just wonder where they get these ideas?
#21277 of 32216 Re: 2008 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L [isellhondas]
Jul 15, 2008 (11:21 am)
My favorite quote from, 'Honda Frontline Magazine':
"Never guess on a question a customer has. If you dont know, acknowledge to the customer you dont know, but find out the answer. If you wing it, customers will know. They will be much more likely to trust you if you simply say, 'I don't know, but I WILL find the answer."
Tony Robertson, Internet Manager
Honda of Seattle
Jul 15, 2008 (7:05 pm)
i recently visted a mpls-area honda dealership and it was pretty busy. 3 accord's were sitting out front w/sold signs and appeared to be waiting for delivery. i was also told that all of the 4-door civics were sold out. amazing. i've been visiting a lot of competing dealers over the past few weeks (infiniti, acura, lexus), and none of them were even close to as busy as the honda dealership. didn't have a chance to talk about terms w/the sales person, i just wanted to get a test drive of the V6 accord under my belt. if i can't get a decent deal though i'll pass, stimply too much competition to pay a significant premium over invoice in this market.
#21279 of 32216 Re: 2008 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L [mplshondadlr]
Jul 16, 2008 (5:36 am)
Ok then. I will continue to buy my new vehicles under invoice (which I have) - which by your contention, the dealer is losing money selling to me (woohoo for me). Guess the dealer will just have to find some sucker to pay MSRP so that they can make up the difference.
Wow, I feel so much better already. Whew!... Give me a break..
#21280 of 32216 Re: 2008 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L [carb]
Jul 16, 2008 (11:26 am)
I am looking at getting a Honda EX-L 4cyl (w/o Navigation), and the dealer is quoting me $25,100 OTD, is that a good price? Is that a reasonable price or should I be paying less? If you or anyone else on the site with the knowledge and/or experience, please fire away. Thanks
#21281 of 32216 Re: 2008 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L [smithsinc]
Jul 16, 2008 (11:40 am)
With no way to know what taxes are being charged its pretty hard to tell, but assuming that it is an automatic-equipped car, invoice with destination is $24,188 according to Edmunds. On a coupe model, which is harder to come by in the particular color and trim level you want, I'd say invoice + TTL is a fair price. If tax is under $900, you might could do a little better; if it is more, I'd say you've got a deal.
#21282 of 32216 Re: 2008 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L [thegraduate]
Jul 16, 2008 (12:09 pm)
The $25,100 OTD price has all the costs built in, including the 3% NC sales tax. So do you think that I am paying too much or should I go ahead and pull the trigger on this pruchase? Anyone is free to jump in here or if someone in NC received a better price for the same type of car, please feel free to contact me or just post on the forum. Thanks
#21283 of 32216 Re: 2008 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L [smithsinc]
Jul 16, 2008 (12:13 pm)
You might could go a little lower (invoice would be my target and you are right at it), but if you feel comfortable with the deal, and the people you are dealing with, I'd buy the car. Having a comfortable buying experience can be worth a lot more than a few hundred dollars saved elsewhere.
#21284 of 32216 Re: 2008 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L [smithsinc]
Jul 16, 2008 (12:14 pm)
Too much but fine.
3% tax means $750 and per the above posters notes it's only a good deal if your tax was over $900.