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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#28098 of 32216 2013 Accord Sport (CVT Auto)
Jan 19, 2013 (8:18 pm)
Just got it for a car price of $22,200 in WI (incl dest). Included Splash guards, wheel locks, paint protection.
I went to the dealer and showed them truecar.com which showed 1 person in my area paid between 22,192 - 22,395.
#28099 of 32216 Re: 2013 Accord Sport (CVT Auto) [wiphillyfan1]
Jan 19, 2013 (10:08 pm)
Could you please mention which dealership it was? And also could you please split the total cost?
#28100 of 32216 Re: 2013 Accord Sport (CVT Auto) [russel_25]
Jan 20, 2013 (6:00 am)
Russ Darrow Honda - Milwaukee, WI
Car price with dest. $22,200
Their service fee is a bit high at $299
Title/Lien fees $99
Good experience. Good luck!
#28102 of 32216 Re: 2013 Accord Sport (CVT Auto) [pegasus17]
Jan 20, 2013 (12:17 pm)
Oh, appreciate the info - was not aware it was optional. Will be sure to consider this next time.
#28103 of 32216 Re: 2013 Accord Sport (CVT Auto) [wiphillyfan1]
Jan 20, 2013 (12:25 pm)
Still a decent deal overall! Enjoy your car...
#28104 of 32216 Re: 2013 Accord Sport (CVT Auto) [wiphillyfan1]
Jan 20, 2013 (1:14 pm)
Optional, like you can decline to pay it after you negotiated the deal? I don't think so.
I know there are different state laws governing doc fees, but your sales order that the sales manager signed probably included the the fee in writing. If your state allowed you to negotiate the doc fee away, the sales manager may not have signed off on the purchase price of the car. He was okay with the price you negotiated with the salesman knowing you are also paying another $299 so I think you did just fine.
#28105 of 32216 Re: 2013 Accord Sport (CVT Auto) [gee22]
Jan 20, 2013 (2:39 pm)
There is a difference between knowing the fee is optional BEFORE you negotiate the final deal and just assuming it is something you have to pay. Dealers are not stupid; they will take advantage of ignorance.
Here in Ohio, the state sets a MAXIMUM doc fee of $250. Most dealerships pre-print that $250 doc fee on the paperwork and say that the state mandates it, which is BS. Very few consumers take the time to research the doc fee issue (except brian125, et al) before making a final deal.
It sux to post on this board AFTER you make a deal and then find out you MAY have paid too much. It happens all the time. Read some of my past posts if you don't agree. In the previous guy's case (wiphillyfan1), he still got a decent deal so he should not fret about it and just enjoy his new ride...
#28106 of 32216 Re: 2013 Accord Sport (CVT Auto) [pegasus17]
Jan 20, 2013 (3:27 pm)
But you are stating that he definitely overpaid by $299. How can you come up with that conclusion. You have him thinking that once he negotiated his deal, he could have opted out of paying the $299. Yes, he could have negotiated a zero doc fee initially but I bet his negotiations for the purchase price would have gone differently. Hey, once I negotiate my deal, I'll be happy to pay another $500 in doc fees if they'll take $600 more off the price of the car. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't you saying that once they agreed on the deal, he could have paid $299 less by simply saying he wants opt out of the doc fee. If that's not the case, you didn't express it clearly.
#28107 of 32216 Re: 2013 Accord Sport (CVT Auto) [gee22]
Jan 20, 2013 (6:31 pm)
Good points . both you guys. alot of people do not know about these doc fee's .. Are they legit and can you get them removed.. Alot of people think they make a great deal on there vehicle and boom... there is that doc fee charge for 300 to 600 hundred on that bill of sale.. all that good work taken back. if you agree to it... Dealers are getting hip to pricing from the internet . Dealers are not making as much per car. I like gee's point.. if the dealer you are negotiating with knows you wont pay doc fee's/ tell him to reduce the sale of car to adjust for his high doc's.... you then are getting a different number from the dealer most likely not as low .. Thats why i always say target high volume dealerships first before the smaller guys that sell cars. for Every 50 dealerships maybe 10 are good
Another point you should know every dealerships doc fee's before you start your negotiations.. If dealership wont remove doc's you add that number to the sale of the car... and make your best deal. If you go thru alot of these forums almost everybody is paying dealers doc fee's. Dealers have seem to pull this slimy new profit tactic off. Even thou each state has put a cap on what they could charge .This Does not make it legal..