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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#27577 of 32191 Bought a 2013 EX-L 4cyl w/o Navi
Nov 26, 2012 (2:26 pm)
I set out to just browse for cars in Northern Virginia over the weekend, but ended up buying that same day. As I was negotiating with the dealer, I did some research on this forum so I thought I'd say "THANK YOU" to all previous posters and contribute myself.
2013 Honda Accord EX-L 4cyl w/o Navigation
Base Price - $24,898
Freight - $780
Appearance Pkg (mud guards, wheel locks, etc) - $0
Titling Tax, Dealer Tax, Registration - $89
Sales Tax - $782
License Fee - $66
Processing Fee - $385
Total OTD - $27,000
Not sure if this was a "great" deal or not, but I think it was at least "good"! I was not trading in, and even with an excellent credit score was only offered around a 3% financing rate so I opted not to finance through Honda. So far I'm happy with the purchase! Thanks again!
#27578 of 32191 Re: Bought a 2013 EX-L 4cyl w/o Navi [wutings]
Nov 26, 2012 (3:09 pm)
GREAT deal... Invoice price on a EXL 4 is =$ 25,609 w/o dest charge. you bought for $700 below dealers invoice price. Next time try to neg those high processing fee's in half. All processing fee's are added income for the dealers. Overall great price you should post the Dealerships name so others can decide if they want to email them.
#27579 of 32191 Re: 2013 accord ex-l [brian125]
Nov 26, 2012 (7:17 pm)
I live in New Jersey. I plan to buy below invoice as I think I am more of a price buyer, so I think I will wait a bit longer till great deals start to happen. Thx for advice!
#27580 of 32191 Prices Coming Down!
Nov 26, 2012 (7:19 pm)
Still shopping for a EX-L V6.
Same guy who offered $500 over invoice in late October is now coming in almost $300 under invoice. There must be some incentives going on out there that we don't know about.
I also love how Weymouth will just give you a quote. I'm in CA, but I can use that quote as a "best case" scenario.
Oh yeah, and I finally test drove one this weekend. Several months after researching and deciding it was the car for me. How funny that a test drive now seems like the least important part of the process.
I'm having trouble figuring out color schemes though. In an EX-L V6, what exterior colors can be purchased if the interior is black? I have a toddler.
Finally, has anyone used carhound.com?
Could $1000 under invoice be possible on December 30th?
How long can I put this off?
#27581 of 32191 Re: "Riverside Honda" does not honor their own internet quote [brian125]
Nov 26, 2012 (8:20 pm)
How do you get these internet sales managers to fax or email 'buyer's order'? I'm currently shopping for a car and nobody seems to be willing to do that. They say they can't do that just so the customer will present the offer to someone else for a better deal and lose business etc etc. Is there a trick? I'm not a very good in-person negotiator so I would like to have an official deal in my hands before I go visit a dealership.
Is it also a good strategy to offer hundreds below your target price initially?
Thanks for your help!
#27582 of 32191 Re: Prices Coming Down! [michaelvox]
Nov 27, 2012 (4:48 am)
Grey, Ivory, or Black interior for exl
#27583 of 32191 Re: "Riverside Honda" does not honor their own internet quote [nassaujur]
Nov 27, 2012 (6:01 am)
Nassa,, Read some of my prior post you will get a good idea how to buy online or by phone. Very simply... the trick to getting the best deal is buying the last days of any month or quarters end.. i always buy the last day of the month. Here is what my conversation might sound like to every internet manager i speak to that day til i strike my best deal. Mr jones i am looking to buy said vehicle with theses options, color etc. for xxx below invoice price and no doc fee's added to bill... i will buy from your dealership now. its a yes or no from mr jones...If mr jones says he cant do that price i then ask him to give me his best price closest to my offer. i then thank him and tell him that my offer of xxx gets my business today. and call the next dealership. when you buy like this you kill 2 birds with one stone.. 1- dealer knows if he wants a quick sale to smart buyer who he is probably going to lose to another dealer once you hang up 2- All good dealerships will give you there best price before they let you go or match another dealerships price... after calling 10 or more dealerships and you did not hit your target price you then can either sit back and wait till one of them agree's to your price or gets closest to your target number. Supply and demand play a big part. Usually within the 1st hour i have bought my car on the phone. On every one of my calls i now within the first 2 mins of my conversation if that dealership sells cars or are a bad dealership. Gotta weed them out. just say tks and move on.. thats the great thing about i buy now meet my price or lose me.. Thats the power and your leverage to buying by phone... When the dealerships Internet Manager agree's on price you tell him to Fax you over the Buyers Order with all the numbers, and details. Look it over then you sign.... he signs... give him a credit card deposit to hold car til its prep ed or located usually 1000 dollar refundable deposit works.. real simple. If you cant get Doc fee's knocked of deal... make dealer split them in half with you... Tell dealer it is a deal breaker. All doc fee's are added profits for the dealer. Whats next charging me for the dealers lawn maint. and electric he uses.. should not be included in his price to sell that carto me.... Remember this is a Negotiation the better you get at it the more you stand to save.. any rebates or factory incentives get minused off your target price. Your target price should start below invoice. How much depends on your area and how there selling. If i know a dealerships doc fee's are $349 well thats how much lower i add onto my below invoice price.. gotta play the game.. I live in the nyc area and in jan 2013 i will start my negotiations at 1000 below invoice and will work that number up to my target price of about 700 below invoice with no doc fee's added.. Good luck hope that helps .............. Brian
#27584 of 32191 Re: Prices Coming Down! [brian125]
Nov 27, 2012 (6:12 am)
I mean, if I NEED black interior, what are my exterior choices? I wanted red/black, but they only have red/ivory, for example.
#27585 of 32191 Lease Question
Nov 27, 2012 (8:26 am)
I am looking to lease a 2013 honda accord lx 3 yr 36k miles. In securing the best price should I say that I am looking to lease or buy? Then agree on a price and then say what I am looking to do.
#27586 of 32191 Re: Prices Coming Down! [michaelvox]
Nov 27, 2012 (1:56 pm)
Ext colors with black interiors,,, Hermaite metallic,,,,,, Black,,,,, Modern Steel,,,,,Alabaster Silver, on the... ex/ exl,, and exl v6 models