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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#23199 of 32173 Re: 2009 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan 5-Speed MT (Manual) [bergamini]
Apr 07, 2009 (2:30 pm)
The invoice price for your vehicle is $22,883, including $1000 cash back to the dealer. Holdback is another $530, or $22,353.
So he gave you all of his holdback and is now digging into his own pocket for $587 to sell you that car, unless he is adding a Dealer fee at that amount.
Something doesn't make sense there. Is Honda giving more that $1000 cashback to dealers on 2009 Accords??
#23200 of 32173 Re: 09 accord lx AT [jbruin24]
Apr 07, 2009 (7:03 pm)
Honda Accord LX OTD $20,550 is good with CA tax... You may squeeze another $200, but it will be very tough. Try it again during Memorial day sale, just wait 4 more week
I just purchased last week Accord LX sedan Auto for $19,900 with FL tax 6%, $52 doc fee, $100 for Tag etc. I think in CA it's good deal.
Apr 07, 2009 (8:48 pm)
I hope all of you on this site understand your trying to totally rob every hard working AMERICAN that works in a dealership like myself. I know you think you know all the dealer cash and invoice price on vehicles, but you fell to realize that doesnt have to be given to any of you greedy losers who are the cause for this recession. If you don't allow the companies to make anything on each deal howdo you suppose they will pay for all the great service in the future. Don;t complain the next time your in for service and you can't even get a cup of coffee while you wait. You should really find something better to do with your time than to sit on a computer trying to find ways to steal more money from hard working AMERICANS like you. Just think if this were your job as a nurse, doctor, computer IT specialists, teacher, pharmacist, chemist, or whatever you do and everyone only wanted you to make the absolute minimal amount possible for your work and didn't pay for all the great and nice work you do. Have a Great F***IN DAY
#23203 of 32173 Re: this is silly [hondaboz]
Apr 07, 2009 (9:19 pm)
I'm not sure I want to pay for the kind of service you are providing.
#23204 of 32173 Re: this is silly [hondaboz]
Apr 07, 2009 (10:19 pm)
okay, troll alert. Honda has sold 22k Accords in March, and I doubt more than 1% buyers have actually read this site, which means rest have been potentially ripped off.
Now problem is that you are in dirty business, as in price of the car is not set in stone, but variable, and buyers have to haggle. So this site clearly helps us to learn what is true price of the car. This site would not exist if you salesmen and managers were not so greedy and trying to get as much as you can from each buyer. Actually I'd love if everybody would pay the same price, but then you wouldn't profit as much.
So as a consequence, allow us to not have the desire to share our money with the dealership. Only crooks are scarred of information being available to buyer.
Most buyers will agree - we want to pay manufacturer, not you.
#23205 of 32173 Re: this is silly [hondaboz]
Apr 08, 2009 (2:42 am)
This is the kind of attitude that has driven consumers to Edmunds and other sites to discuss how to get the best deal on their new Honda. I don't know about you, but when I shop for ANYTHING, I look for the best value/deal. If your dealer is willing to sell at or below invoice/cost, whose fault is it for not making any money? If we're successful in making a great deal, did we rob you, or did you give it away? I am all for dealers making money as I want them to be successful so I can continue to shop there in the future. OTOH, we see from the consumer's perspective the dealer sales dept. doing everything in their power to get as much money from the buyer, so it works both ways. That's why you see so much zeal on this forum discussing how to get the best deal. And if you really read the posts on this and other forum, you rarely get the perception that we're trying to "rob" you. It appears you're in the wrong profession if you truly feel this way and don't like working with people. Maybe you should try another profession? Best of luck to you.
#23206 of 32173 Re: this is silly [hondaboz]
Apr 08, 2009 (4:36 am)
I have sold Honda cars in the past, and I tend to agree with you. The New Car business has forever changed, and there will never be large profits selling new cars. New car sales are a loss leader for getting Used Cars cheap, for the Service and Parts Departments, and for warranty work.
Most Car Dealerships have given up trying to be profitiable in the new car departments. And it will only get worse, not better. It has to do with supply and demand.
The only time I was ever able to sell a car at full MSRP was when I sold a Mercedes CLK which had a special turquoise color . . it was the only one in the entire southeast, so we could charge top dollar for it.
Everything else went at invoice or close to it. There are about 12 Honda dealerships all selling the exact car and color.
If you are a good salesman, you need to get out of the new car business . . either start selling used cars, or some other product entirely.
#23207 of 32173 Re: 09 accord lx AT [2008honda]
Apr 08, 2009 (7:05 am)
I bought my 2009 Honda Accord LX-P 4 cylinder (Auto) from a volume dealer in Boston MA for $ 19200 ($20540 OTD ) and 2.9% APR for 36 months. I think this is a good price
#23208 of 32173 How much is Honda giving back to dealers?
Apr 08, 2009 (8:16 am)
The last I heard, HMC was only rebating $1000 back to the dealer per Accord sold. That is what Edmunds shows.
Some of the discounts described here makes me think that may have changed recently. Does anyone know for sure?