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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#28314 of 29551 2013 Accord Touring SDN Black on Black purchase
Feb 02, 2013 (8:28 am)
Ok Accord forum,
Thanks to all for posting what you have paid/quotes and also Brian's pointers.
I drove home with a new 2013 Accord Touring sedan Black on Black Jan 30. I live in VA and I started back in Nov negotiating with dealers in VA, Ga, Ma, and NJ. I was preapproved by my credit union. Did what Brian suggested with negotiating. After talking with at least 50 dealerships in the states mentioned above only two were willing to sell the car at $1000.00 below edmunds posted invoice. Weymouth in Mass and Autosport Honda in NJ. Weymouth could not get there hand on the 13 Accord touring until Feb but Autosport had it and was ready to deal at my price. I was able to knock $100.00 off the $299.00 proc fee and could not get them to remove all of it. They were hardover on keeping some of the proc fee since I was getting the car at the $1000.00 below edmunds invoice. After processing fee I bought the vehicle at $800.00 under edmunds posted invoice. No dealership I spoke to in VA could even come $1,200 to 1,500.00 close to that . I performed the taxes, registration and titling back at my local DMV in order not to pay the dealer extra cost. (you can get a release of dealership obligation form from your bank that your financing through to perform this).
Both Weymouth and Autosport Honda were great to deal with and they were upfront on the fee's when I discussed with them. They did not try to sneak in any other fees. Also I was upfront with both of what fee's I would not pay.
Assessories. I purchased those through Collegehills honda's website and received those Honda genuine parts and have had those installed. Car looks great!! All the dealerships I spoke with could not get their retail accessories prices down to collegehill wesite (cuts into their profits to much).
Aero Kit, deck lid spoiler total $1,189.48
Chrome look rims $1187.52
Accessory total $2377.00
Below is price paid for the car not including the Accessories I purchased on my own and installed locally.
No accessories were installed on vehicle when I purchased from the dealership.
$30,366.00(includes the $790.00 dest fee)
+199.00 (processing fee)
+$5.00 NJ 20 day Temp tag fee
Total paid prior to the 3% Va tax I paid at the DMV
Hope this helps!!!
#28315 of 29551 2013 Accoord EX-L no Nav
Feb 02, 2013 (8:50 am)
Is following a good quote
25,200 + Tax & Title
#28316 of 29551 Hard time getting phone or email quotes
Feb 02, 2013 (9:06 am)
What is everyone's path to getting quotes. Dealers aren't giving me a phone or email quotes. Everyone wants me to "make an appointment" When I tell them I want a quote on the phone, no one will give me one. Is everyone here driving from dealer to dealer?
#28317 of 29551 Re: Honda Accord LX - price [peterb4u]
Feb 02, 2013 (9:46 am)
It is in Atlanta GA, Not sure where you are located?
#28318 of 29551 Re: 2013 Accord Touring SDN Black on Black purchase [darrin8]
Feb 02, 2013 (9:58 am)
Congratulations, you negotiated a great deal on an excellent car. I bought my Accord three months ago (V6 EX-L Sedan, Black/Black) and have enjoyed every moment behind the wheel.
#28319 of 29551 Re: Hard time getting phone or email quotes [ughtocarbuying]
Feb 02, 2013 (10:14 am)
Are you calling and speaking with the sales people at the dealership or contacting them via the Internet Sales link on the dealer website? From my experience if you contact dealers via the dealer's internet sales web link you will have no problem receiving e-mail quotes. If necessary be specific and notify the dealer there will be no phone calls, or dealership appointments (excluding an appointment to sign paperwork and pick up the car if you reach an agreement) all correspondence is to be conducted via e-mail.
#28320 of 29551 Re: Hard time getting phone or email quotes [hondafan31]
Feb 02, 2013 (10:41 am)
Thank you. Yes, I probably need to send requests at the local level. I will try that. I believe I sent quotes through general car pricing sites. I just want a quote. Autosport in Bridgewater, NJ was the onlyone to give me a direct quote via email. Thanks again!
#28321 of 29551 Re: Dealers [mvperez4jesus]
Feb 02, 2013 (11:51 am)
Sorry, but there is no "secret" profits hidden away in the car business.
It takes several million dollars to build and open a modern car dealership and the overhead is staggering.
I think I understand. If some people pay sticker for a new car that enables a store to lose money on people like yourself.
Our store was exceptional. They still have the same owner, General Manager, General Sales Manager and Used Car Manager that were there when I started in 1995. I made six figures and, no, I didn't "cheat" anybody.
#28322 of 29551 Re: What is reasonable profit? [pegasus17]
Feb 02, 2013 (11:55 am)
I'm no longer in the game so I have no knowledge on current incentives.
Since the Accords are brand new this year and from what I hear are selling at a brisk pace, I would be surprised if there are any incentives going on.
Assuming they are, what are you waiting for? If you can REALLY buy one at that price without anything else added, what more could you want?
Go for it!
#28323 of 29551 Re: What is reasonable profit? [isellhondas]
Feb 02, 2013 (12:51 pm)
i know you dont agree with my buying method and i come off loud and pushy and i\m sure you have some more choice words for me. Thats fine.. I do respect what you are saying and think you and your customers were treated with respect, honesty. " like the guy who lived next store" with a great following and you gave them a good price while you worked in the industry. You are a dying bred and its ashame.. The Internet has changed things over the years. just like big store chains Wall mart, Home depot , Lowes etc. knocking out all the mom and pop stores. do i agree with it... No. do i feel bad Absolutly . Times have Changed. So you adapt and play by the Rules. Many of the forum members here are very internet savy and look to get the best possible price. Thats why the customer who pays more makes up for the smart buyer who is looking for his best deal. That has to be respected.