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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#26535 of 29567 Re: 2012 Honda Accord EX-L V-4 with Nav [isellhondas]
Nov 09, 2011 (6:27 am)
I actually heard one of our salespeople ask a customer..." Did you want a V4 or a V6?"
Customers would say V4 all of the time!
I would chew up that salesman and have him for lunch.
My best negotiation tactic has been to play dumb and ask the sales guy to explain what that "VTEC thingie" is and how it works.
I have had a few sales people who knew their stuff, and the rest resorted to basically "there are hamsters in there and they spin the little hamster wheels...."
If I were a sales guy, and someone asked me about a V4 Accord, I would know right away that this person did not do his/her homework and I could sell them the brooklyn bridge as an add on to the car.
It is simple, know your stuff (do your homework) or you will pay. Works in both directions.
By the way, local dealer has a left over 2011 Accord EX V6. When I was picking up wife's car from the CR-V recall, I checked it out.
I am thinking $24,000 is a good price for a 1 year old vehicle with 10 miles on the odometer. Am I way off?
#26536 of 29567 Re: 2012 Honda Accord EX-L V-4 with Nav [blueiedgod]
Nov 09, 2011 (10:18 am)
I can't anwer your pricing question since I've been out of the business for over a year and a half.
I will say that that Accord isn't distressed merchandise. I used to get very low offers with the justification "That car is a year old"
Didn't matter. No store will lose money. They will just wait for the next shopper. I learned it's all about perception on the part of a buyer.
#26537 of 29567 Re: 2012 Honda Accord EX-L V-4 with Nav [blueiedgod]
Nov 09, 2011 (10:50 am)
$24k appears to be a good (but not amazing) price. See http://amexnetwork.zag.com/configurator.html?makeId=2232&modelId=1087&trimId=249- 742&upfrontPricing=Y . I see a price just under $24k available in the Cleveland area. There's currently a $1,500 factory-to-dealer rebate on all '11 V6 Accords. The dealer is likely passing that along in their $24k price quote. Since you now know about that rebate, you can see that the dealer is actually selling the car to you for $269 below invoice (before the $1,500 rebate is passed along to you).
Taking that into consideration, I wouldn't say 24k is the best you could get. E-mail some dealers and ask them for their best price on an '11 Accord EX V6 and see if your dealer will match. Good luck!
#26538 of 29567 Looking for best, haggle-free dealerships in Mass.
Nov 09, 2011 (12:54 pm)
Can anyone recommend 3 dealerships in Massachusetts with a proven record of giving Honda buyers fair prices? I am also looking for a place that is free--or almost free--from hard selling!
#26539 of 29567 Accord SE in Illinois for $22,330?
Nov 09, 2011 (12:59 pm)
Did anybody here buy an Accord SE in Illinois ? If so, can you please state the price of the car and also OTD price and the dealership name ?
The best quote I have right now on the SE is $22,330. Any comments on the quote ?
#26540 of 29567 Re: Bought 2012 Accord SE for $20600 OTD [iyervikas81]
Nov 09, 2011 (3:48 pm)
Hi Vikas and Veeren,
Do you two need to pay a processing fee and down payment? Anderson now is asking me to pay a $150 processing fee and $3000 down payment.
#26541 of 29567 Re: Bought 2012 Accord SE for $20600 OTD [yayar2000]
Nov 09, 2011 (6:50 pm)
I was not charged anything by Anderson Honda. No processing fee and No down payment. I called dealership and offered them $19876 and then next day picked up the car for the same price. What is the price they are quoting to you.. can you add the split up.
#26542 of 29567 Re: Looking for best, haggle-free dealerships in Mass. [jamalt]
Nov 10, 2011 (12:54 am)
Lundgren Honda in Auburn,MA on Rt 20 offers a pleasant haggle free shopping experience, they list their new car prices on a big wall inside the dealership ( selling price which includes factory rebates and dealer discount) and everyone pays the same price.
I bought my Civic there 2 years ago, I was in and out in no time.
#26543 of 29567 Re: 2012 Honda Accord EX-L V-4 with Nav [vortix1]
Nov 11, 2011 (6:28 pm)
I am looking to buy a 2012 accord EX-L sedan with nav. What's the best price I should shoot for. I'm in Cleveland.
#26544 of 29567 Re: Bought 2012 Accord SE for $20600 OTD [iyervikas81]
Nov 11, 2011 (7:42 pm)
Hi Viska thanks for the response. They offered $19900+tag+tax+processing fee$150. Plus they asked for $3000 down. May I know if you have very good credit score? Mine dropped after I've been in the market for a while and dealers checked it a few time! So now Anderson gave me a quote of interest rate 5%-8%!