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#22867 of 32167 Was this deal a good one?
Feb 21, 2009 (9:58 am)
Hi guys. I picked up my 2009 Honda Accord EX-L Coupe w/o navi or prezi yesterday after a couple days of dealers bickering for the business.
I purchased it for $23,600, with taxes, destination and titles fees, etc. for $25,165.82 OTD. The dealers acted like I was ripping them off! I'm not sure if I did ok, or not.
What do you think? I also traded in my 2000 Toyota Solara w/58,000 miles for $4200. I think I should have gotten more for that, but I couldn't find a private buyer.
#22868 of 32167 Re: Was this deal a good one? [cbas]
Feb 21, 2009 (12:10 pm)
Wanted to see what you guys think of the two prices I have so far on an 09 Accord EX-L Sedan 4 cyl automatic, no nav. I am in OH, 6.75 tax.
1. 23,469.91 sales price, 25,346.50 OTD
2. 23,455.46 sales price, 25,321.08 OTD
I have not countered yet, this was both dealers' first offer. How much better can I do?
#22869 of 32167 Re: Was this deal a good one? [soroka24]
Feb 21, 2009 (1:59 pm)
I'm outside philly, getting accord coupe i4 exl, quoted otd 25219 (which is about 23790 before 6% tax but including fees) so you guys are in the ballpark
cbas - how far are you from dayton? someone quoted me from dayton - 24131 OTD. email me for details.
#22870 of 32167 Accord purchase from piazza honda in philly
Feb 21, 2009 (6:01 pm)
Last week I purchased a new 2009 Honda Accord Ex from Piazza Honda of Philadelphia. A friend turned me onto the Internet department there she had purchased two cars from a woman(no names) and spoke very highly of her. I figured I would give it a shot and see what kind of deal I could get. I shopped 2 other dealers in PA and one in NJ before contacting Piazza honda. My experiences at the other dealers were very decieving. 2 of the 3 dealers promised me a price, but when I arrived their vehicles had additional fees and equipment that I did not want and there was no negotiation available to remove the options off of their cars. The 3rd dealer was okay everything went well until getting ready to sign my paperwork and I realized that they were selling me a stick shift instead of the automatic that they showed me and gave me pricing for. I demanded my deposit backed and walked out. When I contacted the Internet Department at Piazza I had almost given up hope, but she assured me that she would take care of everything for me and for me not to worry. What a GREAT experience!! It was the best car purchase I ever experienced. Everyone was friendly and very different from the other dealer I had visited. Once I got to the dealership there was nothing unexpected. They honored their original quote and didn't try to charge extra for destination. They also gave me some free stuff with my purchase, like free state inspections and oil changes. She also expalined to me that since they are located in the automall right next door to the PHL Airport they offer free airport parking to all customers who buy a car from them. which is a big plus for me since I travel quite a bit because of my job. I am going to save hundreds over the next year alone. I have already recommended the internet department and the dealership to many of my friends. If you are looking for an honest deal with no hidden charges give them a shot. HIGHLY recommended.
#22871 of 32167 Bought a Honda Accord LX Auto $20500 OTD
Feb 21, 2009 (6:46 pm)
Bought it in Maryland 3 weeks ago. In my buying experience here in Maryland/VA, serveral dealers were willing to offer me as low as $20300 to as high as $20800. Bought mine for 20500 OTD since this car comes with nitrogen tires, mud guard, door guard and fender trim. I could have bought it for $20300, but I like these options.
All dealers played their games with me and confused me with their prices, options and other fees. I did a lot of homework before making my decison to go with the price. My advice is that you need to know the invoice price, check this website and see how other people did it and then give a lower (much lower) to many dealers. Talk to as many dealerships in your areas/states as possible, so you will get a good sense of how much the price in your areas. Then email them and spend some time talking to them but give them a flat number and try not negotiate options, fee and other stuff with them since dealers will pull out their papers to show you that they are losing $$$, that just a lie. Keep talking to them and pressure them about good prices you got from other dealerships (make up some fake but reasonable and believable number to make them think and compete). Believe me they will compete but your figures have to be believable. They might not do it at first but try to email them once a while (most of the time, they will email you in every 2 or 3 days). It's better for them to email you first since this tells you they are worried if you have bought the car. No salesperson want to lose any deals, especially in this bad economy. Keep in contact with them till the end of the month and that's when the salespeople and dealerships need to report and meet their sales number. This is the best time to cut a deal with them and they are much more willing to accept the cut since they are under pressure. Know your local market and wait till the end of the month, you have the best chance of getting the best deal in your hometown. Good luck and thank you for everyone that post their information that have helped make my descision.
#22872 of 32167 2009 Accord Sedan V6 EX-L w/Nav
Feb 21, 2009 (9:11 pm)
Just bought one from dealer in MD, $27600 Out the door and I am VA resident.
But they don't have special financing for Accord, and want to charge me 5.34% for 36 months, i have a very good credit history, is it the rate supposed to be ? They said they will give me few days to go to bank to see if I can get a better rate.
#22873 of 32167 Re: Was this deal a good one? [soroka24]
Feb 22, 2009 (4:13 am)
I haven't looked into the 2009 Accord Sedan, so I really don't know the price of those. Sorry.
#22874 of 32167 Re: 2009 Accord Sedan V6 EX-L w/Nav [robot2008]
Feb 22, 2009 (4:16 am)
Two dealerships quoted me 4.9% financing after I wasn't going to buy the car because the interest rate was too high. I have an excellent credit rating, too, so you should ask about that. Good luck.
#22875 of 32167 Re: Was this deal a good one? [NewtoBogle]
Feb 22, 2009 (4:24 am)
I was offered the $23,600 price even without my trade-in by 2 different dealers. One was Jay Honda in Bedford, and the other was Honda of Mentor. I forgot to add that I purchased through Honda of Mentor and they gave me the free oil changes and a $50 gas card.
Bedford offered a slightly better deal with a $200 gas card. They have much more aggressive sales people. I didn't care for that. So I purchased from Mentor.
#22876 of 32167 Re: Was this deal a good one? [cbas]
Feb 22, 2009 (10:31 am)
Beware of $200 gas cards and such. There is no reason you shouldn't get the car for $200 less or $1000 or whatever. Many of these gas card deals have people saving receipts, mailing them in, rejections for inappropriate documentation, possible unreasonable time limits etc (just like rebate stuff in stores)
So, get as much off the car as possible and can the gas cards.