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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#28535 of 32203 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [islover]
Feb 19, 2013 (10:03 am)
this country is still in economic despair - in case you haven't noticed - and divorce, foreclosure, credit card issues, and a host of other problems negatively affect the majority of this country's personal credit scores
If someone is in personal economic turmoil and has poor credit, buying a brand new vehicle might not be in their best interest. I say this as someone who bought a certified used vehicle for my last car so that I could pay cash for it. No finance charges, just a cashier's check. And no, I'm not from money - I earned a full scholarship to school and have worked since I was 18. I'm now 25. If I were not employed/salaried, I'd not be car shopping again, but my Sonata has over 100k miles on it now and will need to be replaced in the next year or two.
Whatever you do, demand a full price breakdown before signing ANYTHING. Price of car + fees + tax + finance costs if there are any. Then divide by your number of months. Check their math.
Car dealers are notorious for working based on payment instead of price - that's where they get you.
#28536 of 32203 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [islover]
Feb 19, 2013 (10:18 am)
Thank you islover! You have been very helpful with the credit union idea. I didnt know that they reports to your credit reports for a debit card. I will definately take that into consideration.
Warranty is $1,382
Tire Warranty - $301
Tints - I think around $150
I reside in South Florida. I contacted the dealership and they advised that they included the $3,128 that they are paying off for my lease into the total selling price. They way they put it made me feel like im only paying finance charges on the 3,128 payoff and they will pay it off for me but in reality im financing the payoff. They said they didnt make anything on the deal and actually lost $235. They said the selling price of the vehicle is actually 23,000 and change.
Thanks for all your help!
#28537 of 32203 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [ar831]
Feb 19, 2013 (10:57 am)
NEVER believe a dealer who complains that he lost money on a sale! They are not a charity, they are a for-(a-lot-of-)profit business.
#28538 of 32203 Re: First time car buyer [islover]
Feb 19, 2013 (12:02 pm)
"wow this is such a rude and unhelpful reply...
would you want to hear this if this just happened to you?
why don't you post helpful advice instead of insulting this poor girl"
I know i should but i just can't let this go. These forums are supposed to be informative and money saving for consumers. Most of my posts are helpful and geared towards lease calculations. I also frequent two of the Accord geek sites where i just recently joined as i am researching the new Accord for my next purchase. Just yesterday, i got into a discussion about extended warranties on the other site and was extremely helpful to a guy who overpaid for a non-Hondacare extended warranty. He was upset that he signed the contract for the warranty not knowing that it was from AWS and not Honda. Those of us on the thread firmly suggested that he read the docs and use the cancellation policy to unwind the screwjob. He went back to the dealer and they reluctantly agreed to cancel the extended warranty and he is getting 100% of his money back.
With regards to the current discussion, i can't believe that people exist who feel "forced' to do something stupid against their will. Here today we have two separate examples, one a first-time car buyer and one a poor-credit situation. In both cases, the outcome is not at all favorable to the consumer.
You would want us geeks on here to pussyfoot around the fact that these two individuals (i don't care what sex or how young they are) made POOR CHOICES in their car buying process. Were we harsh? - yes. Will they learn from this? - probably. Could we be nicer? - absolutely.
I am self-censoring my final comment so the mods won't delete this post...
#28539 of 32203 Re: First time car buyer [isellhondas]
Feb 19, 2013 (12:27 pm)
Not trying to be rude here but I am curious as to how anyone can be FORCED to buy an extended warranty?
I thought same. Looked to be a bogus post. Guess not. I guess original poster was lucky dealer didn't make her pay full retail.
#28540 of 32203 Honda Accord LX 2013
Feb 19, 2013 (12:56 pm)
It seems like honda doesn't had much discount on president day weekend. I did not see any deal except financing option. The best offer that I got was 20400 with doc fees.
If anybody purchase the vehicle on president day please post the prize before tax.
#28541 of 32203 Re: Honda dealerships will never lose money [islover]
Feb 19, 2013 (1:13 pm)
My mom and dad use to tell me to try and make this world a better place. There are alot of people who are out to mislead,scam and hurt you in this world. Try to make a difference. If you go to work .. Make a honest days living. If someone needs a hand you lead them. Family, trust, and our American values are going out the window these days. Money, greed and power are taken over in this country. lets shit on the little guy.
I actually like ISLOVER post and his assessment maybe not so much ass kissing being more honest and forthright. gotta ring that bell 2x for him.
#28542 of 32203 2013 EX-L sedan 4-cylinder
Feb 19, 2013 (1:16 pm)
Received a OTD quote from Fowler Honda, Norman, OK for EX-L:
$24,941 for EX-L
$359 for decklid spoiler
What do you think?
#28543 of 32203 Re: 2013 EX-L sedan 4-cylinder [jimmytulsa]
Feb 19, 2013 (1:20 pm)
You have the wrong idea about OTD. Out the Door price should include taxes, doc fees, title and tags.
Your price ($25,300 plus any doc fees, prep fees etc.) is the sale price. It's about 1400 to 1500 below invoice, I think that's a great price for the EX-L. Just make sure you dont get screwed over with warranties, additional options or financing.
#28544 of 32203 Re: 2013 EX-L sedan 4-cylinder [whatcar2buy]
Feb 19, 2013 (1:26 pm)
I'll buy TTL at a tag agency of my choice. Excise tax is 3.25% and upto $140 registration fee.