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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
Jan 14, 2013 (6:47 pm)
I am looking to purchase a 2013 Accord Sport or EX in the next month or two. I live on Long Island, NY and I am willing to travel up to 250 miles south to Jersey, Maryland, Deleware or DC and north to Connecticut or Massachusetts. Members posts on this forum have been extremely helpful including Michael Vox and Brian125 to name a few. Brian I believe you are from my area or he metro NY area, do you or anyone else have any information on good dealerships in these states or even better yet the biggest volume dealerships and I can start my search from there. Some of the larger volume dealerships near me seem to be Huntington Honda and Atlantic Honda. I have purchased three Accords in the past and this time I'm not so much happy to get a good deal, I want to at least match the best deal out there if not do a little better. TTL are what they are and dealer fees can be negotiated or just added to a competing dealers final before tax price to get an apples to apples comparison. Whichever model I choose I want the following options included, all weather floor mats, mud guards, wheel locks, a trunk mat, cargo net and an extra gray valet key, and a third full key with remote. All prices I am showing here include the destination charge. I was hoping to get the Sport for $22,500 again with all options/extra keys and including destination. Others on this site have stated they paid anywhere from $20,922 (which seems an impossible price), $21,700........$22,150........$22,400 which all seem more realistic and doable. Any opinions? ideas? suggestions? And for the EX trim level, same options listed above, I would like to get for $23,600 including destination but not TTL or DMV fees. Thanks. James
#28058 of 32216 Re: Two weeks after paying $1100 below invoice (long!) [michaelvox]
Jan 15, 2013 (5:30 am)
you did a great jod on your purchase enjoy your new ride.
#28059 of 32216 Re: 2013 Accord Sport [gameshowlover]
Jan 15, 2013 (6:13 am)
This is what i could tell you on pricing. All dealerships in new jersey/ new york will probably quote you between 400 and 600 below dealers invoice. You need to buy on the last day of the month to see who will eat there doc fee's and come to that 1k below invoice here in this area.. Target the bigger dealerships expecting to get close to 1000 or better below invoice. Key point... Dealers doc fee's . Most dealers in New Jersey have doc fee's of $299 to 400 dollars. There are several dealerships in New York with doc fee's of $75.. Paragon and Hillside Honda. So right there those 2 mentioned dealers will have a much easier time hitting your target price. those dealers are $325 in your favor already over the jersey dealers and long island dealers.. Do the math.... A N.Y dealer quotes you the same as a n.j. dealer that doc fee saving could be the difference in best price... there are alot of dealers in N.Y. with doc fee's of $199 or less.. Thats were you will get your best deal around this area in new york.. I think Paragon Honda could be the black sheep in the buying game this month. I plan on finding out.
high volume dealerships in our area
the 2 you mentioned
Weymouth in M.A...... will sell at or close to 1k below / doc fee's $239
Anderson in Maryland
Honda of New Rochelle .. may of changed names
there are about 4 more in our area cant think i'll post later.
#28060 of 32216 Re: Two weeks after paying $1100 below invoice (long!) [michaelvox]
Jan 15, 2013 (6:39 am)
You sir need to get a life or job!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#28061 of 32216 Re: 2013 Accord Sport [brian125]
Jan 15, 2013 (10:34 am)
Thanks Brian. I live in Western Suffolk County and have purchased from Huntington Honda in the past, that dealership amongst some others on Long Island either do not have any dealers fees while others are willing to waive them entirely. I have bought five new cars in my lifetime and I don't think I've ever paid a dealer fee, I am sure they probably made up that money somewhere else and I ended up over paying for the car, but live and learn. I have done a decent amount of research and plan on doing more in the next few weeks, if I can find a good price with the options I detailed in my prior post. What part of New York are you from? And what model Accord do you plan on purchasing? I would be happy to work together to divide up the work and share information relative to pricing, doc fees, options etc... at area dealerships in search of the best price on a new Accord. Excluding the extra keys, which I am not sure of the price for those, the optional accessories I was interested in having installed at the dealer totaled about $330 (prices from Amazon.com or collegehillshonda.com) so the dealerships true cost is probably much less. Once I buy the car, the only thing I plan on adding or having installed is remote start, hence why I would like two extra keys (1 valet and 1 regular with remote).
#28062 of 32216 year end prices
Jan 15, 2013 (11:43 am)
A reason prices were better at the end of the year,was meeting year end quota,and Honda had
500 cash on the hood if you financed through Honda. The 500 is gone for now. There may have been more don't know.
#28063 of 32216 Honda Accord 2013 LX automatic
Jan 15, 2013 (12:27 pm)
I'm in DC area (will register in VA), anyone in this area can share their recent OTD price? or best quote and dealer name?
#28064 of 32216 Re: looking for 2013 manual transmission accord sedan [spencer123]
Jan 15, 2013 (12:40 pm)
Great post. I also want the exact same car you bought. I emailed 10 dealerships and got various answers about availability and price. I haven't bought yet, but i am confident that it will be well below invoice. It has helped me that I'm, not in a hurry and it seems the inventory of EX's with manuals is starting to grow. There are now 7 within 50 miles of me. The dealers that have them are now ringing my phone like crazy. I know not everyone is in a situation where they can be patient, but it is by far your number one bargaining chip. I'll post when I make my deal in about a month.
#28065 of 32216 Re: Honda Accord 2013 LX automatic [sarahww2]
Jan 15, 2013 (1:22 pm)
Check Jim Coleman Honda - Salesman's name was Victor. If I lived closer, I proabably would have purchased from him. Should be able to get to $22,000 (based on 6% MD tax included) OTD.
#28066 of 32216 Re: 2013 Accord Sport [gameshowlover]
Jan 15, 2013 (1:55 pm)
Your model of Accord should not matter. Unless its a manual trans. There are not many. That brings in the Supply and Demand factor which always favors the dealers for pricing... Find the dealers closest to your home with lowest price and doc fee's and make the deal. My involvement here on Edmunds since 1997 has to be left as private as possible due to discrimination from dealerships to me, family and friends. I am not a liked person inside the car dealership circles. For my buying Practices. I'll keep you posted on anything i hear. Call Weymouth Honda talk with James. Tell them you will consider the 4 hr travel time to there dealership with a price scenario of 1k below dealers invoice with your added options at his dealer cost Installed on car. Let them know your buying jan 31 and will decide if it worth to make the trip up to Weymouth M.A.. I have always found getting the best price from High volume dealerships out of state and working closer to your home works great. There are no Incentives/ rebates from Honda this month so far.
My choice of Accord is