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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#28826 of 29563 Re: 2013 Accord CVT sport [augcarbuyer]
Mar 03, 2013 (6:26 pm)
What a great post! I just hope people read it and understand the Truecar price is not the best they can get. As you indicate there are dealers which will beat the price - and handily. The typical differential which I had calculated on a honda was about $1,100 bucks right after truecar stopped including the wholesale discounters prices about a year ago.
What really bothers me is Consumer Reports (the consumer protector) uses the service which is nothing more than as you point out not "true". Once people believe they have a good deal, $300 bucks isn't a deal closer. But in these fiscal times it should be.
#28827 of 29563 Re: TSB 13-001 [trusso69]
Mar 03, 2013 (10:09 pm)
My radio has been "staticy" maybe four times in the two months I've had it. I turned off the car and turned it back on and the problem was gone. Once in awhile the bluetooth doesn't "register" with the screens even though the music is playing.
I will not be getting this software update. If you think of how many different types of phones/bluetooth/os are out there, it's a wonder the stereo works at all.
My belief is that this software update will add issues I don't already have.
#28828 of 29563 Does dealer invoice cost vary by state?
Mar 04, 2013 (10:58 am)
I got this line from a Honda dealer internet rep. Since I never heard this before, my thinking is this is bull. Does anyone have any hard data or reference to prove this wrong? Or is it instead correct?
"different areas of the United States DO have different pricing. Only 5 states in the US require vehicles to meet the California Emmissions Standards and New York is one of those. Accords are built differently depending on which State they are going to be delivered to and what laws they need to meet and this does affect the invoice pricing."
#28829 of 29563 Re: Does dealer invoice cost vary by state? [ziggy25a]
Mar 04, 2013 (12:43 pm)
I'm not sure if "different" pricing is the appropriate term to use. I know that states can require certain equipment or modifications. For example, before they became standard equipment in all cars, New York required all new cars to have rear window defoggers.
#28830 of 29563 Re: Does dealer invoice cost vary by state? [ziggy25a]
Mar 04, 2013 (2:09 pm)
Honda offers 2 versions: ULEV-2 (most states) and PZEV (Cali-spec states)
When shopping around in other states, you could ask which one the dealer is selling (if you don't know which one you need then see which version a local dealer is selling)
MSRP should be the same for all (I think), but negotiated price difference might be just a little higher for PZEV *if* Honda is selling them to dealers at slightly higher cost than ULEV (shouldn't be a big price difference)
ULEV and PZEV-Rated
Honda was the first manufacturer to offer Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle (ULEV)-rated emission technology on a production vehicle. Today, the 2013 Accord offers the even stricter Partial-Zero-Emission Vehicle (PZEV) technology.
 ULEV-2 (Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle) models as certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
 PZEV (Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle) CVT and V-6 models as certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) are available in California and states that have adopted California Zero-Emission Vehicle regulations. CVT and V-6 models in non-CARB states and 6MT models in all 50 states are ULEV-2 (Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle) certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
According to wiki:
Originally, vehicles that meet PZEV standards were only available in California, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, or Vermont and in Canada— or in some sales regions near these states. These six "clean car states" had implemented California's more stringent motor vehicle pollution control rules. Other states soon began implementing these standards, including Alaska, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Washington, and PZEVs are now widely available in the United States.
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Mar 04, 2013 (2:13 pm)
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#28832 of 29563 Re: 2013 Accord CVT sport [chunky_mike]
Mar 04, 2013 (2:56 pm)
Hi potential/current owners of Accord,
I also purchased a new 2013 Accord Sport CVT about two weeks ago. I went through several dealerships in my area (Chicagoland) and got e-prices from them. Then I stopped by some of the dealerships offered low prices -- always asked if they could or are willing to match the lowest price (21,539) I have from a different dealership.
After 2-3 weeks of researching/negotiating, I got the car for 22,300 including dest. fee (790) and with taxes and other fees, OTD was 24,499.
On a side note, first time I actually went to a dealership on Friday night (closing time), the salesman pushed me REALLY hard to sell the car and gave me 23,500 OTD. At the moment, I wasn't sure if the price was right so I walked away b/c I felt I was being played by his game. The next day I went there again, the salesman couldn't and/or didn't want to honor that price and counter offered me 24,500 OTD. I still regret this now lol.
#28833 of 29563 Re: 2013 Accord CVT sport [blk_acrd_sprt]
Mar 04, 2013 (4:12 pm)
What dealer did you end up purchasing from? I am currently shopping the Chicagoland area as well, and that would be very helpful.
Mar 05, 2013 (8:55 am)
Any word on new incentives beginning March 5? The 1.9% interest rate expired yesterday, so I was just wondering what, if anything, might replace it.
#28835 of 29563 Re: 2013 Accord CVT sport [ph3esh]
Mar 05, 2013 (9:21 am)
I bought it from Muller Honda in Highland Park. The salesman (Kirt Kim) was very honest and upfront about pricing. He also didn't play game with me. The finance guy wasn't that bad too.