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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#24142 of 32215 HONDA ACCORD HYBRID 2005
Aug 16, 2009 (4:43 pm)
I just bought, two weeks ago, the above mentioned car. It was from Autoway Honda, Clearwater, Florida.
I traded in a 1997 Chev Cavalier convertible. The selling price was $13,000. I was amazed that I could get it at that price. It had sold in 2005 for about $33,000.
So far, I love it. It is a bit clunky in the shifting between gas/electric, but that doesn't bother me. The power is incredible. The gas mileage is good, Very good: 26city; 37-38hwy.
Although it has 53,000 miles, it is like new.
#24143 of 32215 $1500 market support is still active?
Aug 16, 2009 (6:44 pm)
In the market for Accord, does Honda still offer $1500 market support? Thanks
#24144 of 32215 Re: EX-L V6 for 27,199 [mchaubey]
Aug 17, 2009 (1:26 am)
Signed for an EX-L V-6 this past weekend at 24.4K + Dest + Doc Fee. I have seen several unscrupulous dealers quote $ 27K and more, and many who quote a price but raise it when you walk into the dealership - have a long list of such dealers' names.
Cash for clunkers has raised the prices for cars across the board and for those who do not have an old C4C trade-in, my advice is to wait another 2-3 months and prices will fall to old levels (perhaps $ 1-1.5K lower) - also, most dealers quote a salvage value of $ 0 for a car that is worth $ 1,500 (I would expect salvage value of $ 300-500 on such vehicles). Additionally, with the surge of "clunker" cars going to premature deaths, there are several "indigent" buyers who need and can afford only such cars - I feel that if you have a clunker that gives you close to 18mpg, drives well even if its book value is $ 1000 or so, you are better off not falling for this C4C trap (or crap). In fact, your clunker may be worth a little more (perhaps a $ 1,500 car would go for $ 2,000) due to the scarcity of such cars in the market - further, in several states, you pay sales tax on the clunker you turn in.
Overall, I would advise all not to fall for this C4C - it has only enriched unsrcupulous dealers - if you do the math above, you will realize that there is no benefit to C4C, particularly if your target new vehicle does not qualify and you end up shopping for a plain-vanilla car that is not your original choice but fits the program.
#24145 of 32215 EX-L Coupe MT, V6
Aug 17, 2009 (7:09 am)
Got a quote for a local dealer in Northern VA. They want MSRP as there are only 2 cars (according to them) available in the state of VA.
What is the going price for EX-L, 4 cylinder MT Coupe ?
#24146 of 32215 Re: EX-L Coupe MT, V6 [mrrame]
Aug 17, 2009 (9:57 am)
Generally, take at least 17% off sticker.
Go to realcartips.com to see what others paid. 17-18% off sticker is what most are paying now.
#24147 of 32215 Re: EX-L Coupe MT, V6 [mrrame]
Aug 17, 2009 (12:25 pm)
I would not depend too much on realcartips.com
many of the MSRP's seem to be wrong also some other things might affect the % saved.
for instance take the following:
Sedan LX 5-Spd AT Seattle WA $24,299 $19,000 21.81%
the actual msrp for this car ia almost $1000 less. The car probably had some dealer add on because if you take $1000 of that msrp you probably would be at between 18-19% off msrp. remember this is important because all cars have different or no options added to the car so you cannot expect to have the same percent off as this person. so for some one that bought without options it would only be 18-19% off msrp.
also this gives you prices paid everywhere. not every market is the same so depending on your area you have to take other things into account and be realistic on whether you can save that much.
Mrrame: if that is that case that there are only two cars it will be more difficult to negotiate the best price. at least until the 2010 comes out. It is easier to save more on sedans than on coupes so i would really not expect to have the save percentages saved as for sedans.
again if you use realcartips.com click on details. not all people say if they had a trade in. many people that just look at the % saved get happy but dont realize other things affect the price which this site fails to do in my opinion. i think this forum is much more helpful because many people break down their purchase price.
when i saw this % saved i was amazed (from realcartips.com):
Aug 10, 2009 Coupe EX-L V-6 6-Spd MT w/ Navigation System Houston TX $31,625 $24,999 20.95%
20.95% would be great an unreal at least in the houston area (trust me on this).
when you go to details it says there was a trade in and that dealer gave them $6500 fot it. so if he got c4c or marketing support it is not specified but it still seems to me as if this person paid more than they should (if they got the both cash supports). if not that means he/she paid msrp for the car
so can you know see that 20.95% was not saved.
#24148 of 32215 Re: EX-L Coupe MT, V6 [player98]
Aug 17, 2009 (2:44 pm)
It is true that there are variables at realcartips.com such as trade ins, add ons like nitrogen in the tires, paint sealant etc, and financing.
However, I found that unless a dealer is very low on stock, the 17% plus discount on sticker is a good starting point. I had numerous quotes on a Honda LX-P sedan, auto and they all fell into the 17% discount off sticker.
One exception was a dealer in Maumee, Ohio who claimed no one would actually sell the car for that amount and refused to deal as the others had. He very arrogantly said that they would sell the car to someone else and they basically did not need my business even though I purchased several cars from him in the past. I went to my car and called one of the others dealers and they even reduced the price another $125.
I gave the salesman a credit card deposit over the phone and picked it up 2 days later. It was a very smooth process.
By the way, the arrogant salesman looked at the realcartips.com site and said this site could not be accurate even though my deal was considered a very good deal on this site.
I e mailed him as a courtesy to tell him that I did in fact get the deal that was quoted and it was even better than first proposed. He immediately e mailed me and phoned me with a pathetic plea to earn my business saying he was upset with his managers and threatened to quit the dealership due to a family he had to support. Amazingly, 1 hour after his refusal to deal, he pleaded with me in his e mail to match the original deal.
I didn't return his call.
The bottom line is that a 2009 Accord should be reduced at least 17% off sticker. There is, as we all know, a $1500 incentive, holdback of 2% off MSRP and other volume incentives to the dealer from the manufacturer. Document fees are pure profit also. I paid a $250 document fee which is allowed by the State of Ohio.
I also paid cash for the car and they made no profit on financing.
Those on realcartips.com that claim a 20% discount off sticker have cars with numerous add ons. Those that have an accurate MSRP on this site show a 16-17% discount. If you don't get such a 2009 discount off the Accord, wait for a 2010 and wait a few months for Honda to reinstitute an incentive.
By the way, I paid $19,369 for an LX-P with splashguards installed (worth around $105) and my discount was 17.5% off sticker. 3 different dealers matched the deal. I added leather seats at a custom car company for $1000 and have a EX-L minus a sunroof and 13 hp for $20,369.00.
#24149 of 32215 Re: EX-L Coupe MT, V6 
Aug 17, 2009 (3:50 pm)
You are correct. On July 24 I purchased a 2009 Honda Accord LX for about 17% off sticker price--no clunker, no trade-in, and no finance. Another dealer in Newburgh, NY refused to believe I was offered this deal. This was the beginning of c4c so they probably did not know the response they would get. I sold my old 1997 Accord for $3000. So I got around $6800 without a clunker. Would of paid more for deal if I had a clunker. Didn't even deal much with the salesman. I really love the car. It rides nice and looks great!
#24150 of 32215 novice in buying a car
Aug 17, 2009 (5:21 pm)
I am new to buying a car. what are the things I should consider in purchase of a car. thinking hyundai medium price sedan , honda acord, or lexus es350,
what are the factors in purchasing verses leasing car.
i was reading some of the post and did not under stand some of the phrases used.
what is this about taxes and fees paid get back next year on income tax...is ti from fed or state?
where can i find invoice cost? what is hold back money?
if any one has any thoughts I would appriciate.
#24151 of 32215 Re: $1500 market support is still active? [boqibama]
Aug 17, 2009 (6:23 pm)
Don't worry about all this marketing support, incentives, or rebates. You just need to find out a price that you think is a good deal. If you want to factor in these when dealing, then that is fine. The only way to deal is driveout price. Always ask driveout price and you don't have to worry about all this math and configuration stuff. OTD is the bottom line and that should be all you need to be concerned with.