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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#27476 of 29555 Honda Accord Sport 2013 vs Subaru Legacy Premium 2013
Nov 11, 2012 (12:23 am)
The 2013 Honda Accord Sport and the Subaru Legacy Premium 2013 have alot in common, but are also different in a few ways.
Both have: CVT engines, identical price tags, and almost the same gas mileage to name a few.
Differences: Honda is very sporty with dual exhaust, nice wheels, and LED lights, as compared to the Subaru which is more bland, but has AWD.
I've narrowed my search to these two vehicles after test driving many cars, but just can not make up my mind. Each have their perks.
I live in up-state NY where the weather can change for the worst fast. Therefore a safe vehicle is important to me, but I'm young and want to drive a car that will stand out a little. Will winter tires make the Honda just as good as the Subaru in the winter?
Thoughts on these two vehicles?
#27477 of 29555 Re: 2013 Accord LX Purchase [tpbc]
Nov 11, 2012 (2:19 am)
I have a 2013 Honda Accord LX Automatic. Very smooth CVT and its way better then the CVT in the Altima. Overall drives very well. I do have some issues and don't know if anyone else has had these issues: pulls/drifts to the right and the steering column makes a crackling sound when turning it and on hard turns the column shakes/vibrates.
Hope this helps.
Nov 11, 2012 (6:03 am)
I'm in Midlothian VA and paid 28,635 OTD for a 2013 Accord Ex-L V6.
The one regret I have about my negotiation process is that I didn't negotiate down from the 2.4% I was offered for financing.
I also got Honda Care from an online dealership for less than 1/3 what the dealer offered their warranty package for.
Nov 11, 2012 (1:50 pm)
hondainfinite: Which Honda Dealership did you go to? What was your sale price without TTT&P (tax, tags, title, & processing)? I'm in the market for an EX-L but not a V6 unless I can get a really great deal.
#27480 of 29555 2013 Accord Sedan CVT EX (4 Cylinders) best price
Nov 11, 2012 (1:51 pm)
What is a great price for 2013 Honda Accord EX Sedan CVT (4 Cylinders) in Southern California? I want to know a good price that includes destination charge? Is $23,800 something I can achieve?
#27481 of 29555 Just bought EX-L 4 cyl. Champagne Frost
Nov 11, 2012 (2:44 pm)
I followed some of the suggestions on this forum by listing about 30 dealers in GA, AL and SC. I started about a month ago by getting quotes from each dealers web site, while making offers on others. Some I emailed. All the prices came back not much more than $1200 off MSRP. Finally I got some decent replies last week quoting near Invoice. None of the Atlanta dealers came close. I soon learned that it was better to deal with the dealership that had the car I wanted in the so far hard to find Champagne Frost. On Friday I had a 130 mile away dealer offer $100 over invoice if I came that day. I called our local dealer in W. Central GA to see if they'd match and they did. Not long after we drove the car home, dealer in Columbia SC emailed with a price that would have been about $500 less. I would have driven the 600 mile round trip miles to get it, but it was too late. My wife's car is in the shop and she needed something to drive pretty quick, otherwise I would have haggled toward year-end. If you are persistent, you will definitely find your price. The SC price just for the car was $26,511. I also could have bought an EX-L V6 for Invoice from 2 dealers, one in Alabama and the other from the same dealer in SC.
#27482 of 29555 Re: Just bought EX-L 4 cyl. Champagne Frost [sheldoncped]
Nov 11, 2012 (3:42 pm)
sheldoncped, What dealer did you deal with in Ala and west central GA? Thanks.
#27483 of 29555 Sheldon good job on pricing
Nov 11, 2012 (4:31 pm)
#27484 of 29555 Re: Just bought EX-L 4 cyl. Champagne Frost [shagger29]
Nov 11, 2012 (4:42 pm)
Traded w/ Carl Gregory in Colbs, GA. AL dealer who had reasonable deal on V6 was McConnell in Montgomery. After about 5 weeks of hammering and probing 3 states, for some reason late Thursday and Friday about 6 dealers came back and were ready to deal on Invoice. The only incentive they maintained existed was the Military $500 discount for which I didn't qualify. I'll be willing to bet there was some dealer incentive that caused them to loosen up. It was just too coincidental to have them all willing to give close to the same deal. The Columbia SC guy seemed to be motivated.....
#27485 of 29555 Re: 2013 accord ex-l [honda_ig]
Nov 11, 2012 (5:39 pm)
HONDA IG,,,, Please post the New Jersey Dealer so others could try to get your deal. If enough people in this forum take the time to email or call several dealerships Internet Managers they will get the best price AND SAVE COUNTLESS HOURS IN SIDE THE DEALERSHIP. The key is your buying right that moment and thats what gives you the leverage. always make your calls the last days of the month.. NEVER ASK DEALERSHIP FOR THERE BEST PRICE. You call them and say for xxx i buy my choice of model for Invoice price or what ever you feel is a good deal. Dont lose your leverage.. Let them counter your offer. The key to getting the best deal is to leave off with meet my price i buy now then move onto next dealership. If dealerships cant give you there best price right there, hang up dont waste your time bad dealership..Buying this way is fast and simply and weeds out all the dealers who play games and dont sell cars.. 70% of the honda dealerships will waste your time with pricing by walking in.. They dont care if you walk out. Supply and Demand play a factor.. The smart buyer buys on line or by phone the last days of the month or at quarters end.. Gotta play the game... Dealers know this.... they will take the quick money Everytime from a smart buyer.. fully knowing more than half the people who walk into dealership they will double there money on mis informed dont know how to buy consumers. These are the facts of the car buying game. The earlier post by True car was right on. If you could save up to 1k or more buying the Accord now and having to drive couple hours to pick up i think its worth keeping that money in your pocket. Good luck...... Pricing on the Accord is lowering... By jan, 2013 many good deals will be had........................................Brian