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#22337 of 32215 2009 Accord EX-L Price Paid in MA
Nov 15, 2008 (4:47 am)
I found this forum very helpful with purchasing my new car - thanks. I got a silver 2009 Accord EX-L with black, leather interior, automatic, 4 cyl., no navi.
Below is the breakdown of what I paid:
Base price: $23,925
Added wheel locks: $24,036
5% MA Sales Tax: $1201.20
Title Preparation: $5.00
Documentary Preparation: $244.00
License Plate Transfer: $75
TOTAL PRICE: $25,549
In addition to this, Silko Honda in Raynham, MA offers a lifetime warranty - an extension of the 5 year/ 60k mile powertrain warranty. The lifetime warranty is non-transferable and is accepted at any dealership in the continental US. Maintenance records must be kept and done according to the time table given in the owner's manual. However, I can perform my own oil changes and have the other work done at a licensed mechanic - not necessarily Honda.
I received better quotes from two other dealerships, but went to Silko because of the warranty offered.
I received a quote from Herb Chambers Honda of Boston of $23,545 (incl. destination) and a price of $23,100 from Boch Honda in Norwood (not sure if this included destination, but a manager called who was "willing to be a bit more aggressive on the price"). Any quotes I received were all done by email. In 2001, I got all of my price quotes via email for my '01 Civic and found this to be the best method for pricing.
If there is any info. I'm missing or I can answer any questions about this transaction, please let me know.
#22338 of 32215 Re: Coupe EX-L prices [initialj]
Nov 15, 2008 (5:01 am)
The $700 difference for a 2009 is certainly worth it. I just posted my deal on the Accord sedan. Before you sign, be sure to price shop through Boch in Norwood and Herb Chambers in Boston. I found them very nice to deal with. Keep in mind that Silko in Raynham offers the lifetime warranty I discussed earlier (if you're the type of car owner who keeps all records and is rather meticulous). These are just my opinions, of course. Good luck.
#22339 of 32215 Re: Coupe EX-L prices [cape2007]
Nov 15, 2008 (5:54 am)
I have noticed numerous local dealerships has this lifetime warranty also. Curious about what it does not cover.
#22340 of 32215 Re: Orange County CA OTD prices? [whwang]
Nov 15, 2008 (6:52 am)
In Austin TX. I just purchased a 2009 LX sedan for 20500 + TTL.
The sticker was 23,855.00 which included what they consider a dealer option package worth 846.00. Unless a dealer is willing to show me the financing papers for the car from the manufacturer, the "invoice price" is irrelevant.
#22342 of 32215 Re: Coupe EX-L prices [cape2007]
Nov 15, 2008 (2:41 pm)
OK Thanks,... good info so it is limited powertrain only.
#22343 of 32215 Re: Coupe EX-L prices [jb_turner]
Nov 16, 2008 (7:34 am)
This is through this, specific dealer. It's essentially an extension of the 5 year warranty, except I believe it covers a bit more. I know other Honda dealers are offering lifetime warranties too, but they may not necessarily be the same. Another area dealer offered a lifetime warranty that wasn't the same, required all work be completed at the dealership, including oil changes and come to find out, the dealership was just sold! I'm not sure if the link said it or I mentioned it, but this warranty is good at any dealership across the US. I think the hang up is needing all of your receipts and getting work completed on time. I look at it as though I paid an extra $1k for the warranty (since I had a price below 1k offered at another dealership). On the other hand, I've owned 2 Honda Civics with no major problems what-so-ever, so maybe I'm just a worry-wort.
#22344 of 32215 Honda Cash Back / Rebate
Nov 17, 2008 (5:51 pm)
When will Honda introduce Cash Back / Rebates to consumers? December??
#22345 of 32215 How about this deal?
Nov 18, 2008 (6:40 am)
I just got an email for a 'special' from a dealer i've been talking too.
What do you think of this 'Good for this month only' deal:
2009 EXL w/ NAVI for 26287$ + taxes and tags.
They tell me thats 400$ under invoice.
Is that a good deal for the car? They were all talk about never having to goto invoice because they are still strong. I still keep thinking the longer i hold off, the better a deal i'll keep getting.
#22346 of 32215 Re: 2009 Accord EX-L Price Paid in MA [cape2007]
Nov 18, 2008 (10:38 am)
Thanks very much for the information. I emailed Silko and they responded right away for clarification but I haven't heard from them since. The extended warranty would've been nice though. It seems like it would cost ~$1,700 elsewhere.
Herb Chambers gave me a quote of $24,560 for the Coupe and $24,470 for the Sedan (2009, automatic, 4 cyl, EX-L). It's interesting how the price that gave you is $1k lower than what I got. Then again, the demo car that I mentioned in the first post is from Herb Chambers so perhaps they were still trying to push that car to me.
I did email several other places and the one worth mentioning is Honda Village, $23,460 for the sedan and $23,660 for the coupe. I ended up going with Boch Honda, after having worked out the price on the phone with a sales manager, and because of the color selection.
Below is the breakdown of what I paid for a 2009 Accord Coupe EX-L, automatic:
Base price: $23,400
Added wheel locks: $91
5% MA Sales Tax: $1174.55
Title Preparation w/ registration: $86.00
Documentary Preparation: $298.00
TOTAL PRICE: $25,049.55
It seems like the best way to go is to negotiate with a sales manager. In my case, the prices that they give over the phone/email, are the lowest that they're willing to go so my advice is to email as many sales managers as you can in your area and don't waste your time by going to a dealership thinking you can negotiate much lower in person.
Oh, and in response to jb_turner about backing out on the proposed price: in order to move forward and actually propose the price, I needed to put down a deposit and it would be for a car that they needed to swap with another dealer. So there was the risk of the car being damaged upon transportation (someone driving it and not being delivered on a flatbed truck), and that's assuming that the car can even be swapped. And if it can't, my deposit would be locked down for an indefinite amount of time.
Thanks again to everyone and happy shopping!