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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#28587 of 32216 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.
Feb 21, 2013 (8:24 am)
My gut feeling is that there is an overall shortage of Accords. Don't know if it is production or artificial shortage. Watching inventories in 5 states is telling me it is not demand.
#28589 of 32216 Re: Shortage [jimmytulsa]
Feb 21, 2013 (8:47 am)
Jimmy very good on that gut feeling..
Thats what my prevovis post about car sales with other companies and honda were on. The Accords sales are not were they expected. These companies and cars like Sonata, Camry, and Nissan Altima are outselling the Accord. With kia right up there.. Ford, and Nissan already have up to 2500 cash back. VW and all these car companies are putting out cash incentives. If honda wants to sell more vehicles. Cash incentives will be right around the corner. Honda will play there pricing game the 1st quarter then make adjustments.. hopefully for buyers its sooner.
For such a hot car i really dont see many on the roads yet. i see alot of altima's thou. The Accord is the best car out of the above mentioned group with best resale. Whats the difference on a 5 yr Accord apposed to a 5 yr passat or altima. Is that a big enought difference in price to base your decision on. Maybe if you beat your cars up and have to trade it back to the dealer the Accord is the clear choice.
#28590 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [brian125]
Feb 21, 2013 (8:45 am)
I am just happy that I got a good deal on a New Gen Accord . I got the 7yr/80K extended warranty from Hyannis Honda and now I am set for 7 yrs
#28591 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [jammike]
Feb 21, 2013 (9:03 am)
You did a great job. No matter how you buy a car today you use the system that works for you. I could never visit 8 dealers in one day and get my answers on where the bottom line numbers are at on pricing / Its to time consuming and the majority of sales people in these dealerships are trained to hold you there and play games til there manager decides on pricing and how much he can make on you. This is a fact. just read thru these boards.
If there are 5 thousand educated smart shoppers getting a good to great price here at edmunds imagine how many people???? tens of thousands walking into dealerships across this counrty with out a clue on how to buy and the many tricks that come with the art of negotiating and buying. Gotta love America.
#28592 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [isellhondas]
Feb 21, 2013 (9:29 am)
Dealers in this area use Nada pricing. Thats what most dealers will quote you with. i Have heard of dealerships giving a better price on a trade in but not on the sale of the new vehicle. Its very rare you can get both. If your trading in a vehicle check out pricing from Nada to be sure of your cars price. there is a small fee to join. NADA pricing is alot lower on car value's than KBB and Edmunds pricing.
#28593 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [brian125]
Feb 21, 2013 (9:43 am)
When I was picking up the Accord in Maryland with my family, I saw 2 Girls walk in looking for a CRV. The Salesman offered them a price of $1000 less than MSRP and they were ready to sign the deal. They had no information with them regarding holdbacks, invoice price etc.
I felt so bad that I asked my wife to help them and show them the invoice price on the Iphone atleast. They were able to negotiate a better deal after that even though the salesman was so freakin mad at us.
The point is the Dealer may take a loss on the deal he made on my car, but you are absolutely right that they get thousands of customers with out a clue.
#28595 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [jammike]
Feb 21, 2013 (10:00 am)
i dont mean to say this in a bad way
Stupid ,Uneducated or dont care consumers who buy cars fuel this market and help these dealerships make big profits.
#28596 of 32216 Re: Shortage [brian125]
Feb 21, 2013 (10:03 am)
FYI - For the new Accord, Honda's plan was to ramp up manufacturing to full capacity in I believe 60 days. In the past, it took them much longer as the frequency of QC checks on a new production model are much more frequent. This info came from an article in AutoNews.
You are likely going to see more deals on cars late March / April as gas prices continue to rise and the economy starts to stall. WalMart had their worst Feb start since '07 partially because of the 2% increase in payroll / social sec tax which alone took $19B out of the economy.