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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#28573 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [brian125]
Feb 20, 2013 (7:46 pm)
Brian, I know your methodology. But why do you think a dealer is going to give you his best price in an email? Because you claim you will do a deal? Want to use emails to weed out dealers, that's fine but unless you are at the dealership in person to put your offer in writing, you're not going to get the best deal available. Yes, there are some people who feel intimidated dealing face to face and would probably do better doing it by email, but I'm sure you are not one of them And if I were you, and the dealer met your offer price in your email, I'd run down to the nearest Honda dealer and make a lower offer in person. Might take some back and forth, but I'd bet you would beat that email price.
#28574 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [huskerfan5]
Feb 20, 2013 (8:15 pm)
Despite many, many, many emails, I could never get a dealership to give me a price. I think it rare anyone would be abe to get a "best" price thru email. You're gonna get that best price showing them you are a serious "today" buyer.
I always thought it wierd someone would want to buy a car without test driving it first. Test drove one that had a squeaking sound from rear hatch, test drove a Chrysler Town Country had a bad squeak coming from inside sliding door. You never know.
Feb 21, 2013 (5:01 am)
Tried this site and liked it. You chat with multiple dealers within a couple hundred miles, and they make direct offers to you with numbers on your desired car. You can counteroffer. Seemed social and pleasant to me. I don't like an adversarial relationship with my salesperson. I see it as a win-win situation—I can get a good deal on a great car, and they can make a bit of profit and make a living. And maybe we can have a little fun while we do it. I wasn't willing to drive out of town for my rather rare desired model of Accord—EXL Navi sedan 4 cylinder in Red Basque Pearl. Wife wasn't flexible on the color. Anyway, long story short, had a pleasant experience yesterday with a local salesman who gave $2800 off list. The car will be driven here from another dealer, and will probably arrive next week.
#28577 of 32216 Re: 2013 Accord EXL, v4, w/Navi [pegasus17]
Feb 21, 2013 (6:44 am)
I meant dealer processing fee & 4 cylinders but I think everyone got that so not sure what the fuss is about or how it adds value to this conversation thread.
Anyways, IMO, what folks will find valuable is a discussion around quality of the deal. Was it good/fair/bad compared to what others have gotten? It's not going to have an impact on mine as it's already done but will be extremely helpful to those that are currently in the market
Lastly, regarding average doc fee in VA, I was charged $499, and that was the ONLY # that was hard-printed (rest were hand written). And as the article points out, even if I had managed to negotiate it down, dealer would've reduced the overall price but left the doc fee # as $499 so as not to open themselves up to a class-action lawsuit. So I suppose it just depends on the dealership as to what they 'list' as their doc fee.
#28578 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [jipster]
Feb 21, 2013 (6:34 am)
Obviously you will first test drive the car at a local dealership. I tried the CRV, Accord, Camry and new Rav-4. Once I decided to go with Accord CVT Sport, I emailed bunch of dealers in NJ, PA, and MD. Used Carwoo too. From around 20-30 dealers, short listed 5-6 dealers who were ready to work on the price via email/phone.
Finally bought the Accord CVT Sport last month from MD for almost $1800 below invoice (including the procecssing fee + dest). Obviously you will get the best price once you reach the final dealership and can negotiate it further down.
#28579 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [isellhondas]
Feb 21, 2013 (7:25 am)
Many dealerships have gave me there bottom line price.. How i know that is dealing with the high volume dealerships then the smaller dealerships.
last month pricing on Accords in my area using my method let me know what pricing was on the Accord. This month i will try to make my best deal . i have bottom line numbers from many dealers . I will make my best deal at months end........... Poster, Darrin8.... from S.C beat me out on the vehicle i was going to buy from a Dealer in my area so i lost my leverage last month on what i know was a great deal.
Mr honda your are dead wrong on my buying system.
I'm not dealing with salesman on that last day on the phone.
Buying any vehicle the last day of the month is the only way to buy.
thru out the month you do your research. You close your deal last day of the month. Doing research also means taking a trip to the dealership for your test drive and any other questions you have about that vehicle. maybe you ask about a trade in price.
So the little work i did last month Online and talking with several dealerships Managers will help me decide what dealerships closest to my home i want to purchase this Accord from. I could travel hours away to save $ 250 but why bother its not worth the time and effort. Sound pretty stress free to me.
#28580 of 32216 Re: Carwoo [benjaminh]
Feb 21, 2013 (7:29 am)
Clearly a lot of good thought and work went into the Carwoo site and software. Oh, and by the way it's free for buyers. I suppose the dealer who ends up selling you a car pays a small fee, but I don't know about that.
Anyway, Carwoo lets you interact and post notes for dealers and salespeople on the Carwoo site, but they don't have your email address and phone until you want them to have those things. I don't have any fear of talking with sales people and giving them my contact info to start with, and so that's not a big deal to me. But for others it might make the Carwoo buying and comparing experience something to consider. What it does allow you to do regardless is compare a few legit offers side by by before you buy. If most of the details are worked out before you get to the dealer, it makes it more pleasant imho when you get there and meet your person. Then you most likely can have a pleasant experience getting your car.
#28581 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [brian125]
Feb 21, 2013 (7:37 am)
Brian, what is your target car and the best offer so far? Dealer name not required.
#28582 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [jammike]
Feb 21, 2013 (7:38 am)
Mike you will hold this price record sale until honda puts out cash incentives on the Accords.
No dealer in the New york ,New jersey, Conn. and Boston. area will come close to that great price.
The best deal outside of yours that i know of was at Weymouth honda and that was $ 983. below invoice with doc fee's of 239. for a grand total of 744 below invoice.
Maybe i should rethink my old system and have you buy me a EXL model.