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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#21522 of 32215 Re: 2008 Accord LX-P automatic [mplshondadlr]
Aug 01, 2008 (6:43 pm)
You are starting to sound like me now.
Let me share something with you, my fellow Honda person.
They don't believe you and they never will.
They think there is "secret" money that we get from some place.
They think holdback falls to the bottom line as profit.
Holdback has been 2% for some time now BTW.
Reading these forums will only raise your blood pressure and sour you on the business.
So, why do I read them? Good question.
#21523 of 32215 Re: 2008 Accord LX-P automatic [gmanandge]
Aug 01, 2008 (6:48 pm)
Why does any of this matter?
If you like the car and you don't like the price, make an offer!
It's always the prevaling MARKET that will determine pricing!
True for any commodity item, stocks and houses.
#21525 of 32215 Re: 2008 Accord LX-P automatic [isellhondas]
Aug 01, 2008 (8:48 pm)
isellhondas I honestly feel bad for any consumer out there who would take anything you say at face value. Why do you even post here? Let us share our buying experience with other consumers without your crock pot opinion.
Aug 01, 2008 (8:58 pm)
28050 car price
tax 0.8375%+400 dmv
is it a good price to buy..
it has navi/ but not alarm
i want to add some accessories with the total price. what kinds of accessories should i request???
#21527 of 32215 '08 Accord LX-P Auto
Aug 01, 2008 (9:11 pm)
After several weeks of evaluating the competition, I finally landed back on an Accord. I picked it up last night for $20,419 + $279 dealer fees which puts it at ~$20,700 plus tax and tag transfer. The only add-on was mud flaps. I put down a sizeable down payment and financed the rest at 1.9% for 36 months.
I am very happy with the deal - took almost no haggling and it was the colors in and out that I wanted. It drives great and we can really feel the size difference. I love the iPod plug.
Now I must sell my '98 Accord 4-Dr EX-L 4-Cyl Automatic with 165,000 miles. It is in great mechanical order and looks good inside. The problem is significant paint flaking off on the outside as I have seen with many Honda's of this era. I am hoping to get about $4,000 for it. A paint job is about $800 including pinstripes and dent removal. Several folks at work have been bugging me about when I will sell it.
One happy Accord owner . . . .
#21528 of 32215 Re: 2008 Accord LX-P automatic [trdprerunnerdc]
Aug 01, 2008 (9:45 pm)
No need for the personal attacks here, defeats the purpose of the forums. While you might not agree with what isell says which by the way is true that the market drives the price on any commodity it's up to the buyer to take the information from here or other sources and then make your offer to the dealership.
#21529 of 32215 Re: 2008 Accord LX-P automatic [isellhondas]
Aug 02, 2008 (4:22 am)
It matters because:
1) It has an impact on the pricing decisions made by buyers and sellers which affects the prevailing 'MARKET'.
2) Knowledge is power and informed, reasonable buyers make better decisions that tend to help them save money. People who read this forum are trying to learn something about pricing and buying new Honda Accords in order to save some money, presumably, on a new Honda Accord. The title of this forum, BTW, is: Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience
3) Consumers/buyers make the decision to purchase something, anything-not just Accords, at the precise moment when the value exceeds the price. That's why they shop for stuff. They aren't satisfied with or aren't convinced that this price/value relationship has been reached with the sellers that they are dealing with currently. Read the posts in this forum. Over and over you can read that people want reassurance about their deal or their proposed deal (myself included). Understanding that there is or is not a 'step-stair' dealer cash program affects that price/value relationship. Read some advertisements from some 'price leader' advertisers like Boch in Massachusetts. They certainly create the impression that there is a dealer cash program even if there is not. Check this out: http://www.boch.com/bochhtml/BochHonda/pages/promotions.aspx
From this advertisement you could reasonably conclude that either these guys are losing lots of money or that Honda has resurrected some sort of dealer cash program. Either way, their ad has an impact on price negotiations for other sellers and buyers.
'If you like the car and you don't like the price, make an offer!
It's always the prevaling MARKET that will determine pricing!
True for any commodity item, stocks and houses'
Thank you for making my point. In an earlier post I wrote:
Whether there is a dealer cash program going on presently, however, is really, in actuality, irrelevent. What matters to me and you and all the other consumers in this forum is 'How can I reduce the cost of my primary means of transportation given the fact that I have made a choice to buy or lease a new car?'. And 'Who are the low price retailers in my market area and how can I use them to answer the first question?'.
Aug 02, 2008 (5:03 am)
This is all very interesting reading... if we wanted a seminar on economic policy and the business plan of a Honda dealership...
Actually, what we'd like is some reporting on actual Prices Paid..
If you don't have direct information on that, or at least on something specific that affects those prices, then please do your part to keep the forums free from extraneous clutter..
And... make no mistake... this message is for all members.. buyers and salespeople, alike.. I'd like to add that, "you know who you are", but alas.. you probably don't..
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#21531 of 32215 Opinions on this deal please
Aug 02, 2008 (7:33 am)
Hi everyone. I live in the Boston area and I currently have an offer, via e-mail on a 2008 Accord EX. They are offering the car to me for $21,100 plus dest. and sales tax. I believe this is approx. $6-700 below invoice.
What do you all think about this price? It sounds extremely reasonable. Also, ehat should I expect dest. charges to be and is there anything else I should be looking out for or asking?
Thanks to all of you in advance.