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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#29197 of 32215 Honda Accord Ex-L V6 with Navi in Brockton MA
Mar 31, 2013 (11:17 am)
Thanks to all the advice and helpful suggestions on this forum I was able to close out on a 2013 Honda Accord ExL V6 with Navigation (Black on Black). Here is the beak down of the deal:
$28494.00 Sale Price (including the $790 Destination Charge)
+ $325.00 Rear deck lid spoiler
+$1801.19 At 6.25% MA Sales Tax
+$352.75 Documentation Fee
+$125.00 Registration Fee
$31097.94 Total "Out-The-Door" Price
The only annoyance being stuck in the dealership for 6 hours to go though the entire deal but I think I did alright overall (or did I!?) Hopefully this helps folks out their looking for a deal.
#29198 of 32215 I understand several of the posters that disbelieve the figures
Mar 31, 2013 (12:43 pm)
Having successfully used the information from these forums for two prior leases (the first some seven years ago), and looking again to negotiate another lease, I naturally looked here to see a sample of prices from which I would derive my next lease offer...
On the one hand, I can confirm two specifics from my own experiences which have been echoed in reading posts from the last two months or so:
(1) You may find that ONE dealer in a highly competitive region that offers a price that "no one else will touch" which DOES turn out to be true, and (2) in a less competitive region, there is practically no dealer deviation and - unless one wants to travel a ways (must weigh the time cost/benefit ratio) - you'll receive a decent deal but it won't break any Guinness records.
On the other hand, I understand several posters who are in disbelief of some of the figures bandied about (causing a few to express angst and/or spend countless hours trying to chase down a few hundred never-to-materialize dollars in their resident region).
While Edmunds itself does not provide a facility for direct upload, in this day and age of free image hosting - with sites like tinypic or imageshack - there is no excuse for posters failing to support their claims with a quickly cropped scan of their paperwork: MUCH more helpful than a simple sentence with claims of this or that price OTD... let's SEE these deals
An example is below:
(since the full jpg cannot be properly sized through this forum, the direct link is here at www.ridewithg.com)
Nonetheless, it's my feeling that no one who applies what they've learned in these many forums will receive a "bad" deal... the question is, "Can you be satisfied with a price that isn't a supposed record-breaker?"
Good luck to all with your many efforts (and thanks in advance to those who post links to scans of their documentation!)
Mar 31, 2013 (11:33 am)
A lot of the price discrepancy can be region-based. If you are in SoCal or NorCal, with a car culture and lots of dealerships, 1k under invoice can be beaten. Truecar and Weymouth as well can be beaten. If you are stuck out in Missouri with one dealership within 100 miles, you are going to pay more.
Given that, the Accord is a very nice car and a great one to drive a really, really great deal on.
#29202 of 32215 Re: COLLEGE PARK HOND IN M.D. [brian125]
Mar 31, 2013 (3:24 pm)
Thanks, Brian. But most of these 1000 less than invoice deals are simply BS. I called the dealer, he said invoice was 21413, OK close enuf, really 21369. He said he would sell it for 20413, but would have to add 790 dest. What, the invoice of 21369 already includes dest. Then he said there was '995.00' in extras ( mud flaps, wheel locks, etc.) that he CLAIMED he was giving me free. SO he said 22000 OTD which included approx 1400 NJ tax and 211 reg fee. OK, then without those two items, about 20400 actual selling price for the car.
Well, not too bad but believe me he was going to charge me for the 'extras' when I got down there, a signed buyer order or no signed buyer order. I went to two NJ dealers yesterday but probably need three pages to explain, but will try to be concise in my next post. Bottom line, you WILL be charged for extras
(accessories) that are not in the internet email quote when you get to the dealer. And the 'accessories' wil be at unrealistic prices. Also, the internet prices are NON NEGOTIABLE, unless you can 'walk on water'. The dealers told me this the price, take it or leave it, we are not going to take off already installed accessories, etc. I am beginning to think its easier to walk?
#29203 of 32215 Re: COLLEGE PARK HOND IN M.D. [mike372]
Mar 31, 2013 (3:19 pm)
Find another dealer with what you want. Don't pay doc. fees or for anything on the car you don't want. They have a right to make a profit but not screw you. I'd feel better going to a dealer that sold you what you wanted at a reasonable price.
#29204 of 32215 Re: COLLEGE PARK HOND IN M.D. [mike372]
Mar 31, 2013 (3:31 pm)
Do you want me to help you buy this accord?????????????
post me model, color, any options you want in this car and what price is aceptable to you. i will help you buy this car in your area.
Do you have finance in place/ how is your credit
you can not trade in a vehicle if i help you
what is the nearest towns in N.J. your by
are you willing to come to new york to buy
leave me a email i will end your car buying misery
#29205 of 32215 Re: COLLEGE PARK HOND IN M.D. [brian125]
Mar 31, 2013 (4:04 pm)
I have been going through all your posts about getting the best price for an Honda Accord EX and an EX L (4 cyl) and didnt quite understand when you put in the numbers 700 for hillside, 650 for yonkers etc.
Can you please help me on what the best price would be to pay for both the Accord EX and EL-L. Much appreciated.
Thanks a ton!
#29206 of 32215 Re: COLLEGE PARK HOND IN M.D. [brian125]
Mar 31, 2013 (4:34 pm)
No trade. I am paying cash. Cant stand car loans, keep my cars until they drop dead, in the case of the Civic it seems to have nine lives.