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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#21468 of 32172 Re: 2008 Honda Accord Coupe EX 4-cyl [thegraduate]
Jul 30, 2008 (8:16 am)
Well I'm the proud owner of a new Honda Accord Coupe EX 4-cyl, Automatic. 1st Honda ever for me, and I LOVE IT. It will be a transition going from a 9yr old Chevy Cavalier to this, but that was expected considering they really aren't comparable cars by any means.
I really want to thank you and everyone else in this forum for the information you provide. The buying experiences, different perspectives, lessons learned, negotiating recommendations, etc were EXTREMELY helpful when it came down to negotiating my car with the dealer. It didn't take the dealer very long to realize that this female had done her homework.
My final numbers looked like this:
22,200 after destination + $250 OH doc fee + tax 6.75% +$25.50 title fee. My out the door was about $24,000. I put $3000 down and got the 3.9% financing. They also threw in a truck tray, and i lucked out a got pin striping for free. The car i ended up buying had to be located at another dealership, and when it arrived on the lot it had pin striping, which my dealer wasn't aware of.
Hopefully the above gets a few "head nods". I purchased my car at Immke Honda in Columbus, OH and would recommend them to anyone! Thanks again!
#21469 of 32172 Re: 2008 Honda Accord Coupe EX 4-cyl [halecp]
Jul 30, 2008 (8:28 am)
Congrats, you should create a CarSpace page here at Edmunds so we can see your new ride!
Here is a pic of my two Accords from my CarSpace page.
#21470 of 32172 Re: Best prices in Socal EX-L V6 AT no Nav [thegraduate]
Jul 30, 2008 (8:29 am)
I never use the door-mounted locks anyway, key in trunk? Never. The Accord was designed, so that wouldn't happen anywayz.
#21471 of 32172 Re: Best prices in Socal EX-L V6 AT no Nav [steelblue314]
Jul 30, 2008 (9:10 am)
If keys were never locked in a car then auto clubs wouldn't offer lockout service. The G35 and other keyless start cars do not allow a car door to lock, or trunk to close when there is a key in the car or in trunk. It just beeps at you.
When you have not taken a key out of your pocket to drive a car for the last 3 years there is a concern you are going to have a brain fart and lock the keys in. Especially when you have been using the door mounted lock (outside button) to lock the car for those past 3 years.
#21472 of 32172 Re: ELV V6 without NAV [tommystones]
Jul 30, 2008 (9:42 am)
This is for a sedan. Just trying to convince myself of the Honda over a used Audi A6. I like the fit and finish of the Audi and the all wheel drive but I like the realiability of the Honda.
#21473 of 32172 2008 Accord LX-P automatic
Jul 30, 2008 (10:09 am)
I'm looking at trading in my 2005 Honda Civic on a 2008 Accord LX-P with automatic transmission.
I have only gotten a straight answer on price from one dealer, but they aren't giving me a fair price for my trade, or I'd probably just buy the car from them. I've been to a few other dealers, and they act eager to sell me a car, but they won't tell me what they can do.
MSRP is $22,795 after delivery
the dealer quoted me at $20,619, without giving me any greif.
Invoice according to edmunds is $20,085, and I've read on here that some dealers will sell an accord for about $750 behind invoice.
I'd like to pay no more than 19,320 dollars for the car, but I don't know if that's realistic. Should I continue to haggle with the dealers, or just wait until next year?
If your curious, my trade is a 2005 Civic HX with almost 90,000 miles on it. I think it's worth between 7500 and 8000 bucks, they offered me $5,500 for it, I owe 6000. You can't buy a 10 year old civic with under 100,000 miles for 5,500 right now.
The deal I'd like to land is this
-2000 trade equity
-1000 cash down
16320 total financed
60 months 3.9 = 299.82 a month
I always pay tax and registration out of pocket at delivery. If the dealer offers me $7500 for my trade, I'd cough up the extra 500 bucks. Otherwise it really isn't worth it to me.
Thanks in advance for your advice!
#21474 of 32172 Re: 2008 Accord LX-P automatic [himitdi]
Jul 30, 2008 (10:51 am)
I'd like a free peanut butter & jelly sandwich every now and then, doesn't mean it's going to happen!
#21475 of 32172 need help!!! buy sooner
Jul 30, 2008 (11:18 am)
08 accord coup exl 4v auto/navi
car price 26690+ tax 0.8375+dmv =29325
08 accord coup exl 6v auto/navi
car price 28715+tax 0.8375+dmv=31519
i am thinking which one i should get? and what the best price i should talk..?
#21476 of 32172 Re: need help!!! buy sooner [psyevolution]
Jul 30, 2008 (11:30 am)
If the 4-cylinder is peppy enough for you, I'd go that route. The V6 owners have been sporadically reporting problems with the VCM system on the 2008 Accord VCM board.
That being said, the invoice on the car including destination is $26,176 according to Edmunds, so unless the price you are giving us ($26,690) includes some other fees or accessories, that number is much too high. You should be able to get this car for under invoice. I'd counter with $25,100 and see where they go. We're at the end of the model year, this car shouldn't cost more than $26,000 or so; many have gotten Accords for less.
The V6 NAVI invoice is $28,300, so $28,000 would be my target price, there.
#21477 of 32172 Re: 2008 Accord LX-P automatic [himitdi]
Jul 30, 2008 (12:14 pm)
??? - Wow- You're dreaming....
Unless you're thinking the dealer HAS to lose money to sell you a car.... Sounds like you want them to sell you a car $750 behind invoice?
And give you OVER trade value for yours....?
Don't forget they have overhead to pay for... and need profit to do that!
ZZZZZZzzzzzzz.... Sorry go back to sleep... I didn't mean to wake you up from your dream???