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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#27853 of 29559 Re: 2013 Accord LX Sdn CVT purchase [brian125]
Dec 29, 2012 (12:18 pm)
One last thing I want to say before leaving this forum.
First, a million thanks to brian, who taught me so much (personally think you should make videos showing your buying~). I was thinking of paying MSRP before I saw his posts. I might have not hit a nice deal, but I really had fun playing games. But two most important things I learnt from this buying experience are:
1. You have to buy at the very end of the month. One day can make a big difference. Yesterday DCH Paramus Honda was only willing to offer 22800, but they are willing to match 22500 today.
2. You got to have the decisiveness to commit to a dealer that once he hits your price, you will buy at the moment, no hesitation. For college park's 21500, it's great with NJ tax, confirmed it with the internet manager, but I did not have anyone willing to take me there since it will take over a day. So I don't have the ability to make commitment right at the moment it appeared, and missed it. Some deals open only for a short while, since once dealers hit their quota, they won't bother selling you low anymore (So I doubt they are still willing to sell at that low). So once the deal appears, I guess you should make sure no tricks in it, make the one calling you write his offer on paper, and then grab and cling onto it.
In addition, I think it's also important to give dealers reasonable offers so they do not call you back telling you they can't do the business. For accord LX, I computed my target price as: roughly 1100 over invoice=19500, plus 790 dest, plus tax roughly 1400, plus 300 reg and doc and other things, and it's around 22000. And my deal is 500 above my target price.
Lastly, some dealers say they will beat any written quote by XXX dollars. But they eat their words when you show them your quote.
Hope everybody here learn from previous experience and get satisfying deals. Bye edmunds!
#27854 of 29559 Re: Leg Room in 2013 Accord LX [coches1]
Dec 29, 2012 (12:35 pm)
First off the 2013 Toyota Camry failed miserable in front crash test , Last week.. Nat/ hwy safety claims the front wheel and wheel well pushed into driverside cabin crushing the driver i would stay away from camry till they address this issue. Your a big guy you wont look good with one leg............ God Forbid.
Your numbers are wrong on interior sizes may i correct you.
Headroom Camry..38.8.............. Accord..39.1
Ft leg rm..............41.6..........................42.5
Ft hip rm..............54.5..........................55.6
The Honda Corp has hit a homerun with this model. My buddy has the loaded exl v6.. What he has been saying is alittle more road noise than he expected and ride quality. My thoughs on this is again for under 30k alot of car for the money, want a better ride and upgrade... The Audi A6 is your ride at about 54k out the door. IMHO.. best bang for the buck at that price...
#27855 of 29559 Searching for EX-L V6 Coupe w/Navi
Dec 29, 2012 (12:39 pm)
I contacted through email several dealerships in the So Cal area looking for this vehicle. The best price I was quoted was $29471 and then at a closer dealership, $29667. These seem like pretty good prices. They both include destination but not $7.75 tax, tags and $80 doc fee. Unfortunately, none of the dealerships seem to have this car in stock in the color I prefer which is Modern Steel Metallic. I was initially looking at the white one, but am not enamored with the two tone interior. Looks like I won't be able to buy by the end of the year but will wait until I hear back from the dealerships as to who gets one in stock.
#27856 of 29559 Re: 2013 Accord LX Sdn CVT purchase [yangyx]
Dec 29, 2012 (12:48 pm)
For 1000 dollars i will drive you down 400 miles to get that deal....LOL
People dont realize the leverage they have comes the last 2 days and last day of this month. just glad to pass on my wealth of knowledge over the years. If you are passive and laid back not a good negotiator . you still will receive the best price possible by applying some of my simply techniques....
Enjoy your new car my friend
Happy new year to you and your family I appreciate the posting
#27857 of 29559 Re: Leg Room in 2013 Accord LX [coches1]
Dec 29, 2012 (1:03 pm)
I few months ago I was looking at the Accord and the Camry. I had not decided until I sat in the passenger seat of the Camry. I am 6'-5" and I do not fit. With the power seat on the driver side, I am ok; however, the passenger seat does not have a height adjustment. I suggest you check this if applicable to you.
#27858 of 29559 Re: 2013 Accord LX CVT [muxa84]
Dec 29, 2012 (4:04 pm)
"Los Angeles Downtown Honda sent me quote for LX CVT for $19439. Will try to make this price as OTD with their finance."
let me know what you get for OTD, i wouldnt mind flying out there.
#27859 of 29559 Re: 2013 Honda Accord LX (cvt) OR Sports! [brian125]
Dec 29, 2012 (4:14 pm)
"Make your best price below dealers invoice. number 1 concern!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
so what is the dealers invoice on 2013 lx model or sports model? or do they constantly drop down as time goes by? are they honest with the invoice price when im at the dealer? so find the dealers invoice and add +TTL or is that including everything? is that how it works?
"Apply what ive been saying you will save a few bucks.. Good Luck"
#27860 of 29559 Re: 2013 Honda Accord LX (cvt) OR Sports! [vaiv777]
Dec 29, 2012 (4:18 pm)
I am also in bay area looking for 2013 Accord LX model. What is the best sale price you have received in bay area. i just started my research and your inputs will help me nail down the dealers and get idea of price range.
i read on here that avery greene honda got the best prices in vallejo. let me know what you get for OTD? i think i will wait another month or two to shop around. dont forget to share the price once u lock something
#27861 of 29559 Re: 2013 Honda Accord LX (cvt) OR Sports! [cmakaveli]
Dec 29, 2012 (4:24 pm)
Just got back from LA Downtown Honda. What can I say. I wanted for about 21K OTD maximum. However, they said $23800 OTD is their price and that there is no more room to make it any lower.
I started from $19500 OTD to reach 21K. And they didn't even try to keep me there any longer by keeping their price at 23,800 firm. So, I left this place. I don't really need a car right now. Wanted it only if the price was good.
2 days left. Will try tomorrow at another dealer.
It doesn't really seem like Honda are trying to sell their cars any cheaper. Their prices seem like their everyday prices.
#27862 of 29559 Re: last 2 days for Accord Sales [brian125]
Dec 29, 2012 (5:29 pm)
Thank you for the advice.
We went there last night, and as usual, we pleasantly found that the car I wanted had a tint already installed, and thus an extra 300 for that. Cut that price in half, signed the price agreement.
And then the finance piece set us off: since AHF won't give me finance, as I don't have a VISA longer than 2 years. Then they quoted 8.7% APR with 50%DP from other banks. Bullshit. And of course they used tricks and pressure to push us make the deal.
Unless we can find some lower APR, we will be back to the market in 6 months, hopefully by then the price will drop and I can finance.
Thank you very much for your advice!