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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#28578 of 32172 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 32172 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 32172 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 32172 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 32172 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.
#28583 of 32172 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [brian125]
Feb 21, 2013 (7:45 am)
Hearing any whispers of Honda cash incentives yet? In February?
#28584 of 32172 Re: Carwoo [benjaminh]
Feb 21, 2013 (7:50 am)
Carwoo? Sounds like Daewoo and you know what happened to them!
I've seen, literally dozens and dozens of these come and go over the years but, who knows?
As far as color, when a shopper is totally inflexable on the color it can cost them dearly. If, for example a store knows that they have the "only" red Accord EXL in their district and a shopper who HAS to have that color, they know they can hold out for more money. They will "lock" the car so it can't be traded to another store.
If they don't have that color and they see another store does, they will quickly try to trade for it hoping the shopper hasn't shopped the other store.
In the case of Basque Red, that isn't a very popular color at all and you just might find yourself in that position. It isn't a "bad" color by any means, it just doesn't sell very well.
#28585 of 32172 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [jimmytulsa]
Feb 21, 2013 (7:51 am)
There are NEVER any "whispers"! The dealers aren't told until the last second!
#28586 of 32172 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [jimmytulsa]
Feb 21, 2013 (7:57 am)
I was trying to buy the v-6 touring but i have changed my mind to EXL, V-6.
My youngest daughter is finishing up her masters this year and i want to surprise her at the end of this year for her great effort and all the long hours she put into her studies. Her 07 Accord has been trouble free but it getting up there in miles.
Pricing in my area is between 400 and 700 below invoice price plus doc fee's. Jan 31st pricing guide. Boston and M.D. few hundred cheaper.
NJ ...doc's 299 to 399
#28587 of 32172 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [jipster]
Feb 21, 2013 (8:04 am)
Jipster, we now have a " Nipster". Very creative huh?
We used to get bombarded with emails from "smart" shoppers at the end of the month. They all said the same thing and they were, for the most part, worthless.
First of the month, middle of the month, end of the month, seriously, it really doesn't matter. A "ready to buy today" shopper face to face is always taken seriously, treated well and the customer who gets the best deal.
Don't hide your trade and spring it after the deal is done. It is worth what it's worth.
This really doesn't ahve to be difficult. I always tried to make it fun.