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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#29122 of 32189 Re: 2013 Accord LX CVTsedan [mike372]
Mar 28, 2013 (9:08 am)
Initially they offered me $23716.00 including the doc fee.. I told the sales person on the phone to send me an email with the otd price.(Previous Experience : Metro Honda tried to add $790.00 on the otd price we agreed on the phone when I went there. This is why email is important. Atleast you have proof in case they lie.) I was able to negotiate down to $23473.00 including doc fee. Also got the wheel locks for free which is about $40.00..(found it with the spare tire in trunk. I don't think salesman knew. ). At first they hasitated but luckily I got phone call from another dealer when I was negotiating. So I got up and started to leave.The sales person ran out in parking lot with sales manager and agreed to sell me with this price. I am not sure if it was a great deal, but after getting rejected at three dealers with that price, I am happy with my purchase..
#29123 of 32189 Re: 2013 Accord LX CVTsedan [brian125]
Mar 28, 2013 (9:21 am)
Actually, when I first called Autosport and talked to Jane, who was supposedly the sales manager, she said a silver one was 'in transit' due between 3/26 and 4/1. When I called Krystal today, who lied to me and said she was the internet mgr, she said the silver one would be at the dealer by 4/4/13. So they did 'have' one but it was not in stock yet. But thats two associates that lied to me so I am going to cross them off my list....itis highly unlikely they will go below 21,220 no matter who I talk to no matter which day of month. Just my two cents.
Mar 28, 2013 (9:49 am)
I have a sales manager who offered me a fair price on the accord I mentioned, around 1,000 below invoice on the sales price, plus tax, title, etc.. He is really stressing that today is the last day he make the offer, now i'm not in too big of a hurry and can afford to wait, but i'd like to have the car soon.
My point is i'm extremely busy today, and probably can't make it without pulling something magical... would there quarter really end 2 days before the month as far as car sales total go? Y'all think he's full of it?
#29125 of 32189 Re: 2013 Accord LX CVTsedan [mike372]
Mar 28, 2013 (9:56 am)
>I am already worn out by spending so many hours searching this forum.< At some point you have to ask yourself, how much is your time worth? I used this forum to get an idea of a good price. I don't have to find the best one, just don't want to get totally ripped off. Reputation of the dealer service afterwards is also important to me, so I didn't want to shop every possible dealer around. We found our EX-L for a decent price, bought it, and have been enjoying it for two weeks now.
#29126 of 32189 Re: 2013 Accord LX CVTsedan [brian125]
Mar 28, 2013 (1:04 pm)
You mentioned that your local dealer matched the price Ray Price gave you.That was like 750 less than invoice. Did ray price really give you that much less than invoice taking into consideration the 130 doc fee, because they just offered me about half of that number. And I talked to the manager. It just doesnt seem like these deals that people claim they got in NJ or PA are real.
#29127 of 32189 Re: 2013 Accord LX CVTsedan [mike372]
Mar 28, 2013 (2:15 pm)
Start your calls tomm. your killing yourself getting nowhere today... the dealer i was referring to was price honda in D.E. Not in P.a. if you call price honda speak only to the internet manger. Every model is different on pricing. if by tomm night your at 300 to 600 below invoice make your best deal closest to your house. please go back and read my posts on buying and apply it to your calls tomm........... i keep on posting call as many dealerships tomm and make your best deal by Sat............ Thats were your leverage is in buying.. not today or yesterday........ and most likely not in new jersey... Good luck
#29128 of 32189 Re: 2013 Accord LX CVTsedan [brian125]
Mar 28, 2013 (3:59 pm)
You are right about the effort... but the only way I could see anything happening is by starting a few days before Saturday. Now I find out that Hamilton wants 150 for the wheel locks so that brings up the price with docfee to 21000. Which is the same for others ie price in pa. I dont believe anyone who deals with a PA/NJ dealer will get the car for 500 or more below invoice, its just not going to happen in NJ, whether the last day of the month, the second to the last day or the third to last day. I could be wrong but thats just the way I see it right now. And the MD dealeships, I am beginning to think that if I go there even the last day of the month they will not honor their internet prices. I dont want to drive 3 to 4 hours to find out. Some of these posted MD deals are too good to be true.
#29129 of 32189 Re: 2013 Accord LX CVTsedan [mike372]
Mar 28, 2013 (4:10 pm)
Hi Mike....sounds like you're stressed. Which dealer do you want to do business with?
#29130 of 32189 Re: 2013 Accord LX CVTsedan [graphicguy]
Mar 28, 2013 (5:42 pm)
Yes I am more than a bit stressed. I thought I could get the Accord LX CVT in NJ or eastern pa for around 20400 or 20500 inc doc fee but excluding NJ reg and tax. But it looks like its not going to happen. I am reluctant to drive to MD.
However, I am reconsidering it... just afraid that they will not honor price when I get there. I also thought the deal had to be closed, ie paid for and receipt of car by last day of month but some posters said they actually picked up car following month. I am thinking about putting it off a month, after I try to sort some things out regarding the price. But I am wondering if the end of April would be worst because the weather is getting better by that time and more people are buying as the weather improves. I dont buy new cars often cuz I cant afford to so its important to get a really good deal. But at this point I am thinking about end of April, since no dealers within 1.5 hours will take less than 21000. My long time girlfriend's 2000 civic is still running at 260000 miles and I am trying to negiotiate the car for her just like I did in 2000. At that time I got 11.2% off list and didnt put in nearly the time I have invested so far this time. I just dont like dealing with new car dealers. They are not the most honest business's around, to put as nicely as I can.
#29131 of 32189 Re: 2013 Accord LX CVTsedan [mike372]
Mar 28, 2013 (7:16 pm)
Mike...deep breaths. Someone mentioned, all car deals have their own dynamic. Some (OK, a lot) of the deals reported here are fiction. Plus, trade-ins, accessories, add-ons, credit scores, stock levels, etc. affect each and every deal. So, no two are alike.
The drive to buy exactly at the end of the month isn't necessary. Dealers are motivated to sell cars every day of the week, month, quarter. A slow day, a rainy/snowy day, a cold Tuesday night, etc....all could be construed as the ideal time to motivate a dealer to make a deal. Dealers are always motivated to make deals, on all days. It's why they exist. Maybe....HUGE MAYBE if a dealer needs one more car sale for end of year bonuses, you ould possibly save a few more dollars making a deal at the end of business on December 31........MAYBE!
The ideal time to buy is when you're ready to buy. $21,000 is a good deal.
Nothing wrong if you want to wait until April. Deals should not be significantly different then, than they are over the next couple of days.