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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#28591 of 32169 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 32169 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 32169 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 32169 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 32169 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.
#28597 of 32169 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [brian125]
Feb 21, 2013 (10:39 am)
Besides the NADA book, car sales managers also use a smaller BLACK book for when miles way too high or in wretched condition for their fine lot and will be off-loaded to a wholesaler for his lot or an auction.
#28598 of 32169 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [brian125]
Feb 21, 2013 (10:46 am)
Brian, with all the work you must have done, no doubt you have gotten the best email prices, but you're kidding yourself if you think that's their bottom line price. That is purely your opinion with nothing to back that up. While I have no evidence to validate my opinion, I do have common sense on my side. It would be appreciated if you shared your email prices. It would help out emailers as well as those visiting dealerships. Thanks
#28599 of 32169 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [huskerfan5]
Feb 21, 2013 (12:03 pm)
It wasn't as much work as you think just a system. i posted the prices above. some were email prices. My best prices came from direct negotiations one on one with the sales manager/ Internet mgr. There are dealerships who will give you there bottom line selling price. take it or leave it. I guess i'm in the minority on that one.. Where do you live and what dealers are you looking at.
The last poster was dead on about the economy/gas. Honda will have to ramp up or they stand to lose out. The honda civic stands to do very well this yr. The Corolla has a 2014 redesign along with the Sonata, Genesis and Elantra. Hyundia will not go away they are doing well. Nissan also has the new Sentra out. Alot of competition. Gas prices drive people to buy smaller more fuel efficient cars. Big truck sales are hurting. Average joe is not going to buy one..
With the exception of a dealer looking to move one of his cars off his lot at the end of the month a little cheaper that price i posted is best prices right now.
Darrin8... bought from Autosport in N.J. last month. The dealer moved the touring model off his lot for 1000 below invoice and reduced his doc fee's by 100 dollars to take that sale.. The deal was done by phone with a credit card deposit. I called that same dealership at 6pm and that black touring was the last one he had. This is how you make your best deal.
#28600 of 32169 2013 Accords on the road
Feb 21, 2013 (1:20 pm)
I'm starting to see more of them.
Of course there are still more 2013 Altimas, bc that model came out months before the new Accord.
Honda is doing a great incentive deal this month: 1.9 for 60 months.
For those who say the Accord costs a little more than the competition, the answer is yes: you can expect to pay a little more to get the best.
With a good discount, however, the Accord still may offer the best bang for the buck in a highly competitive midsize market.