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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#28559 of 32219 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [brian125]
Feb 19, 2013 (9:09 pm)
I was committed from day one. I had online quotes that are $1500 under invoice. Unfortunately that dealer didn't have the color I wanted at that moment. So I had to negotiate with other dealers. I tell you the week before this dealer finally had the car, I would be happy if I could get it for $23k which is $1000 under invoice. But no one would give me that price. I believe dealers have different costs and profit models. In other words, their bottom lines are truly different. Luckily for me, the dealer who gave me the lowest quote finally got the car I wanted and they stuck to the quote. So I am out of the hunt at least for now.
#28560 of 32219 2013 Accord EXL, v4, w/Navi
Feb 20, 2013 (8:12 am)
Purchased a 2013 Accord EXL w/Navi on President's day in Northern VA (Hendricks).
$26,887 - included door edge guards, splash guards, cargo tray, and wheel locks.
$499 - deal processing fee
$913 - TTL (3% VA state tax & reg. title)
= $28,299 OTD
Dealer included lifetime of limited powertrain warranty (can be serviced anywhere as long mechanic is ASE certified) & emission inspections. Used Consumer Report's buy program and shopped it to 3-4 dealers. CR's target price was of $27805 plus based on what I saw on this board, the price I paid seems good. Probably could've negotiated a couple of hundred dollars more but I was able to get the above done in less than 12 hours.
I've found this board to be a valuable resource and thus returning the favor. Hope this helps those that are currently shopping...
#28561 of 32219 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [brian125]
Feb 20, 2013 (9:25 am)
Brian, I agree with you 100%, you get your best price when the dealer knows you are ready to buy, but how does the dealer know you are serious if it's all by email? That's why I still maintain you will get your best possible price (though that price will differ based on each person's negotiating skills) in person.
btw, while shopping for my last two cars, I took along my Kindle and showed it to my salesman. Told him I would catch up on my reading while I waited for the sales manager. That put them on the defensive and I never waited more than two minutes to get feedback on an offer or a visit by a sales manager.
#28562 of 32219 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [ar831]
Feb 20, 2013 (9:36 am)
I realize your credit rating is already low, but to protect it from going lower, I suggest you confirm with the leasing company that the dealer paid off your lease. You don't want to find out the dealer's accounting clerk is on maternity leave as your credit rating drops further.
#28563 of 32219 Re: 2013 Accord EXL, v4, w/Navi [nipster]
Feb 20, 2013 (9:50 am)
You have an absolutely excellent deal especially with the navi. While I had a decent invoice price, I had to pay for the assessories. He simply would not budge on throwing anything in including mats.
Part of the issue in my region (Long Island) is that cars are in high demand after the hurricane so we don't have as much room for negotiation as I feel other regions do. (sigh).
#28564 of 32219 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [ar831]
Feb 20, 2013 (10:59 am)
I think you probably did just fine.
Crosstours have been pretty much a flop for Honda and the market for used ones can't be strong. Nice cars but limited in utility and horrible rear vision.
Yeah, if you can throw some extra money at that balance once in awhile it'll help and doing so will REALLY help your credit score.
#28565 of 32219 Re: 2013 Accord EXL, v4, w/Navi [nipster]
Feb 20, 2013 (11:00 am)
$28,299 OTD is a great price. I don't think anyone will find this price is Maryland where the tax rate is a lot higher. I would say that if anyone can negotiate this same car down to below $29,000 OTD, that would be the price to beat!
#28566 of 32219 Re: 2013 Accord EXL, v4, w/Navi [nipster]
Feb 20, 2013 (12:56 pm)
"Deal processing fee"? LOL.
#28568 of 32219 Re: 2013 Accord EXL, v4, w/Navi [ejakab]
Feb 20, 2013 (3:01 pm)
Down hither it's called the bool kaka fee...