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#29104 of 32206 2013 Honda Accord LX CVT OTD - Deal Closed!
Mar 28, 2013 (7:02 am)
I can now say I am a proud owner of a Honda Accord LX CVT 2013. This took many hours of negotiation via email, phone, and 3 visits to dealerships.
We had to pull the trigger on this one quickly because the color combination we wanted (dark grey - modern steel metallic) was not available in most dealerships.
Here are the numbers for a Dark Grey - LX CVT 2013 Accord with the welcome package included (wheel locks, splash guards, etc) and not a demo car in Maryland:
Destination Fee: $790
Title, Registration, etc: $292
Dealer Processing Fee: $199
OTD Price: $21,475
We went through PenFed Car Buying Service.. so we got 1.24%APR for 60 months (lower than Honda Financing). No trade-in, no financing through the dealer.
My recommendation is to start with getting Certificates through PenFed Car buying service, go to a dealership where you can make a relationship in person with a sales person and continue negotiations via email. Then forward those email offers to other dealership and go from there.
I now wonder if could have gotten something lower if I waited until closer to the end of the month. But then I am not sure if we were going to find the vehicle in the right color then.
#29105 of 32206 Re: 2013 Honda Accord LX CVT OTD - Deal Closed! [superdeal1234]
Mar 28, 2013 (6:49 am)
Could you post the dealer name, from my experience there is noone who would go down that low. Did you trade in a vehicle?
#29106 of 32206 Re: 2013 Honda Accord LX CVT OTD - Deal Closed! [superdeal1234]
Mar 28, 2013 (6:54 am)
Could you explain the PenFEd buying service. certificates? Did these certificates help you with the price of the car or just the financing. If they helped with the actual price of th car, could you provide a contact number co I can call.
#29107 of 32206 Re: sealed the deal.. [hp2326]
Mar 28, 2013 (7:06 am)
Was the EX a CVT or manual transmission. Thanks
#29108 of 32206 Re: 2013 Honda Accord LX CVT OTD - Deal Closed! [mike372]
Mar 28, 2013 (7:13 am)
Let me just say in no way this was easy to pull off. The Sales Manager had to talk to his General Manager to get it approved. Or so he says. I am not sure if I was just lucky. But then 2 other dealerships were going to give me this offer but didn't have the color at the moment. So I don't think it's impossible. A couple of people at the dealership told me that I was pretty much steeling the car. But they were "happy" because at the end of the day they combine all sales and the numbers look good - a bad sale such as mine is offset with a good one, etc.
As far as the certificates, I am not really sure how that helps with the price. It gives you and them a starting point. As far as financing it does help by bringing the APR down from 1.74 to 1.24.
If you are in MD, I strongly suggest you work with Shockley in Frederick, Chriswell in Germantown, and Pohanka in Capitol Heights. Those are the three that were willing to work over email and phone and were pretty much all at the same price.
#29109 of 32206 Re: sealed the deal.. [hp2326]
Mar 28, 2013 (7:16 am)
Was the EX a sedan or coupe. V-6 or 4 cyl? Did you trade in a vehicle or use Honda financing?
#29110 of 32206 Re: 2013 Accord LX CVTsedan [mike372]
Mar 28, 2013 (7:22 am)
make your list of dealers in n.j. / n.y/ p.a. etc and call every one and speak to every internet mgr about pricing. figure out your target price and stick to the number. make your best deal at the end of the day friday or wait til Sat. Be patient dealers will wear you down. your buying process starts friday call the bigger dealerships first by phone for the sale and leave what price you buy at. then call the smaller dealerships with YOUR price to buy. Adjust your buying price if nobody will sell on Sat and make your best deal...
Call these dealerships friday tell each one you will consider making the trip to buy from them if you cant get your price closer to home. Ask each dealership if they will sell you the lx model at your price for consideration.. make each dealership give you there best price before hanging up and leave them your number .
Doc fee's are only $ 75 in new york.. your asking price needs to be lower start your pricing between 775 to 700 below.
as you see by calling these dealerships you will get a good indicator on prices.
dont believe every posting in this forum. make your best deal friday or sat.
people have claimed to have recieved deals as much as 1000 below.
In N.J. doc fee's are 299 to 399 so your really buying at 600 and 700 below invoice.
i bought feb 28th the EXL v-6 and pricing ranged between 400 to almost 800 below invoice after adding on doc fee's. My list of calls was from boston down to maryland for pricing and East coast honda in Myrtle beach. i stayed out of N.C. I made my deal from a local dealer who i had no intension of buying from but he needed the sale and he matched weymouth and price honda for the sale.
#29111 of 32206 Re: sealed the deal.. [mike372]
Mar 28, 2013 (7:34 am)
#29112 of 32206 Re: sealed the deal.. [mike372]
Mar 28, 2013 (7:36 am)
It is Honda Accord Sedan Ex CVT transmission.. No trade in.. 5000 down, 60 month finance at 1.9%..
#29113 of 32206 Re: 2013 Accord LX CVTsedan [mike372]
Mar 28, 2013 (7:41 am)
Hey Mike.. What I would suggest is to call as many dealers as possible and tell them to give you out the door Price and tell them to send you an email with break down. This will help when you go to the dealership ,they can't try to get extra dollar out of your pocket..