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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#29093 of 32213 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Sport [gene103]
Mar 27, 2013 (6:53 pm)
After reading for several weeks and learning a lot from you all, this is my first post to the forum. I am shopping for a EX-L V6 sedan and am looking to purchase this week. I started sending out emails and calling the local dealerships yesterday. I received a few email quotes in the ballpark of $27,500 and feel that's about the best I'm going to get (maybe another couple hundred off but not much more). Today a local dealer offered me demo V6 EX-L with 3,500 miles for about $26,000.
I would appreciate any thoughts/ input about the new offer vs. the demo offer. Does the demo savings justify being "used" and having 3,500 miles in your opinion? And especially if you have purchased a demo, what has your experience been? Thanks so much for the feedback guys.
#29094 of 32213 Re: Honda Accord EX CVT invoice price [pickthedavid]
Mar 27, 2013 (6:56 pm)
Would you mind sharing which dealership offered the 22047 price for EX? I am in Chicago area and would like to purchase a '13 Accord b/f end of this month. Thanks.
#29095 of 32213 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Sport [gene103]
Mar 27, 2013 (7:09 pm)
The strategy simply lets me guage the pricing landscape across the radius of x miles from y number of dealers. Especially for a redesigned car that is only 5/6 months old and in somewhat limited numbers. Then let them compete with each other for my business. And all that from the privacy of my home. Not an easy task mind you. But it is exciting. You only drive to one dealer...the one with the best bid.
Thanks for enjoying my joke
#29096 of 32213 Wait til Friday to buy
Mar 27, 2013 (7:29 pm)
If you make your calls on friday to as many dealerships with Meet my price i buy today. You will have your own answers on pricing and where the market is for your vehicle in your state. you guys dont need anyone but your self to figure out pricing..No dealership will give you his best price on phone or by email the first 3 weeks. Some of you probably already learned they wont give you a quote on the phone or by email. Why is that. No leverage... gotta know when to make your calls and emails.
They want you to come into the dealership so they could rape you. dont fall for that. if you are in any dealership to buy it best be the last 2 days/ last day of any month..
make your calls on the last 2 days/ last day. thats when most dealerships are ready to sell to the smart buyers..
Once you do your homework with your targeted dealerships/ You make your best deal. If time is on your side and pricing is bad wait another month.
Dont always believe some of the prices paid in these forums.. people lie
Been helping and telling people for 15 yrs in these edmunds forums
How to find out market price
how to make your best deal with the least amount of wasted dealership time and b.S.
happy hunting on friday/ post your deals to help the other buyers.
One other very important note............Gene
when you come into the dealership this week come see me
I'll be the supermodel blonde sitting at desk 5 dont try any funny stuff................................
jimmy's my pimp daddy
#29097 of 32213 Re: sealed the deal.. [nbk301]
Mar 27, 2013 (8:08 pm)
DCH Honda Paramus.
#29098 of 32213 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [jammike]
Mar 27, 2013 (8:48 pm)
What did you pay OTD.. can you break down the numbers for us.
#29099 of 32213 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [hp2326]
Mar 28, 2013 (3:47 am)
Any thoughts on my post from yesterday regarding new vs demo pricing? For an EX-L V6, do you think $1500 in savings is worth getting the demo model with 3,500 miles? The demo would end up being about $2500 below invoice, while I have quotes for the same car new at about $1000 below invoice. Anyone had experience buying a demo model before?
#29100 of 32213 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [dan818]
Mar 28, 2013 (5:07 am)
Hi Dan...funny you should mention a Honda demo. My sister is facing the same dilema. She's looking at a '13 EX-L Navi coupe. She wants new, but they don't have the white or red color she wants in stock.
Have bought and owned a lot of Honda products, both Accords and Acura TLs. Great vehicles.
Personally, 3,500 demo miles are nothing on these cars. I wouldn't be afraid of them at all.
Sounds like a good deal.
While I understand what others are saying about waiting until the end of the month, and email only. Bottom line, a dealership will sell any car, any time, any day. That's what they're in the business to do.
They won't lose money on a car whether you're buying it on the 12th of the month, or the 30th of the month. There are exceptions. For example, using my sister's experience so far, her Honda dealer has a brand new '12 Accord coupe....sitting on the dealer's lot for over 6 months. It's a base model that's a boring silver color. It's not very pretty. And, it's an old body style. And, it's a base model. She could buy it for a steal. But, if no one else wants it now, no one else will want it come time to sell it.
Trying to compare apples to apples on deals is a very tough proposition. If the dealer deeply discounts the new car, he will low ball the trade-in. Or, there will be "add-ons" like window etching, fancy waxes, interior protection, body side molding, fancier wheels, etc.
Personally, I'm not afraid to walk into a dealer with my offer ready to go (Usually in writing). I look at the dealer's stock (Accords are really plentiful right now) situation. I look on line, at forums like these, and other places to see what the cars are selling for. Geography plays a big part. I know cars sell for a little less in Southern CA than they do in the Midwest (where I reside) because of the competition. I look in the newspaper ads, etc. I formulate my offer to be all inclusive...everything....truly out the door.
That is, I figure up tax, tags cost, license fees....everything and present my true "out the door" offer. I explain it's a one and done opportunity. If they accept it, they sold a car. If they reject it (or come back with the inevitable "bump"), I thank them for their time and leave to go to the next dealer to do it again. If the dealer says they want to add to the doc fees, or something else to the deal, I explain to them they can divide up my offer any way they want, but it's a true "one price/one time" offer.
It happens rarely, but sometimes I'll have 2-3 dealers reject my offer. That means I misjudged some parameter. But, then I review my offer, nudge it up a little bit, and go back at it.
Those who like to sit at the dealer for hours on end negotiating...well....I don't understand that and consider it a huge waste of time. They longer you sit at the negotiation table, the more the dealer is bumping your offer up.
Good luck to everyone.
#29101 of 32213 Re: Honda Accord EX CVT invoice price [pickthedavid]
Mar 28, 2013 (5:56 am)
okay, got you! so the price given wasnt included destination charge. just a suggestion, i think you can get the ex.sedan.cvt otd for 25k no problem. as mentioned, i got my.ex.coupe. cvt otd for 25k with 6.25% sale.tax and 299 doc fee.and 125.title and plate.
#29102 of 32213 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [dan818]
Mar 28, 2013 (6:04 am)
As has already been stated, I wouldn't be concerned with a demo & 3500 miles IF it's exactly what you want in regards to features, color combo etc. Make sure it has splash guards, wheel locks, all weather mats, spoiler, etc included in the deal. Try to squeeze in extended HondaCare for 5-6 years
An additional $2500 under sticker seems a fair trade-off.