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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#29230 of 32216 Re: COLLEGE PARK HOND IN M.D. [mike372]
Apr 01, 2013 (4:41 pm)
Mike, so what you are saying is that March 31 is the best day to buy a car in the Northeast because prices should go up in April. Well, if that is the case, then everyone would buy their car on March 31 to avoid the April price increase and by now I think we would have read somewhere that Mar 31 is the day to buy a car. The fact is, one can only guess what pricing will be. Since the Accord was redesigned for 2013, prices were artificially high at introduction and it was expected they would come down over time so that is a plus in terms of potential lower pricing. However, there are lots of potential factors that will impact pricing. Stock market performance, trend in new unemployment claims, consumer confidence, disruptions in parts supplies, and especially Honda's response to new promotions from it's rivals. Yes, the weather too can impact pricing, but did you think what would happen if we had a rainy April? People would be less apt to go out and test drive a car and that would result in lower demand.
#29231 of 32216 Re: Did I do the right thing for an EX-L? [kyfdx]
Apr 01, 2013 (5:50 pm)
kyfdx....I'll ask her. She's not a lease kind of person, but I'll see what she says.
#29232 of 32216 Re: Did I do the right thing for an EX-L? [graphicguy]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Apr 01, 2013 (6:07 pm)
I was just kidding. A G37X is a lot of car for the lease dollar, but not such a great value proposition if you are buying it.
Apr 01, 2013 (10:37 pm)
Instead of same "how to" repeated over over over its better to see prices paid and a good looking format where its easy to see what people mean.
Just posted in "Real-World Trade-In Values" forum and was recommended to use forum template! No skin off of my back.
No sweat. Used the template. Cool. Fast reply and it makes sense. Easy to understand.
Great idea to have something like this in this and the Accord leasing forum.
Apr 02, 2013 (2:25 am)
This is going to be my third accord in a row. I live in the the MA area and was really looking into an SUV but the mileage sucks on most of them and the compact ones were either uncomfortable or the back seat was small. My wife told me to get what I wanted and some how I went back to the accord for the 3rd consecutive time. Is there a problem with that? Did I just settle? Anyways here is what I paid...
25,500 including destination + TTL. Comes with a couple of oil changes and 7 year 100,00 power train. They gave me 7500 for more trade which was a 2007 accord EX 5 speed 98K involved in an accident with some body damage that they missed on the front bumper. Pick it up today...black on black.
#29235 of 32216 Re: Accord EX-L [scooter827]
Apr 02, 2013 (3:40 am)
Great price on a great car! Unless you need awd, an Accord is better in a lot of ways than pretty much any SUV imho....
#29236 of 32216 Re: Posts deleted [iwannagr8lease]
Apr 02, 2013 (5:17 am)
Not a bad idea on the template. Problem there, people who lease usually have been leasing for a good long while and just turn in their expired lease car for another one.
On a purchase, as we've seen, a trade-in affects the price paid, dealer add-ons, fees, document prep charges, geographic locale, even credit scores can affect the price.
So, to see that someone paid $XXXX under invoice, or $XXXXX for the car has to include some caveats....what they received for their trade, fees, geographic locale, etc.
Still, a template would help.
I'll throw the first volley..
-Year, Make, Model
-MSRP (incl destination)
-Invoice (incl destination)
-Trade allowance (year, make model, mileage, options, condition of the trade)
-Dealer fees (what and how much)
There's a start. Add, subtract, change whatever you want. It won't hurt my feelings.
#29237 of 32216 Re: Did I do the right thing for an EX-L? [kyfdx]
Apr 02, 2013 (5:28 am)
kyfdx...thanks for the info on leasing the G. My sister likes to "purchase".
Anyway, she's now onto Buick Regal. Apparently she likes how they look.
I'm sure they are nice cars. As I told her, I can't help her unless she settles on what car she wants......
#29238 of 32216 Re: 2013 Accord Sport 6MT [mr_numb]
Apr 02, 2013 (8:34 am)
"The gearbox also offers some resistance if you try to put it in 1st at speeds higher than 20 mph, which I used to do on approach to something like a stop sign (clutch down, of course). This is probably a safety feature/quirk, but interesting nevertheless. "
The resistance you feel is the pain that you are causing the transmission's synchros. You should Never put it into first gear at more than 10 mph if you just push the clutch and move the stick into first, as you are relying on the syncro to do the work. If you double-clutched it properly, then maybe, but it is best to just not until you are below 10 mph.
#29239 of 32216 Re: 2013 Accord Sport 6MT [mcdawgg]
Apr 02, 2013 (12:58 pm)
Just because you CAN shift into first at 20 MPH doesn't mean you SHOULD.
Doing this is VERY hard on the synchros!
Saw a black Sport today...WOW, what a great looking car!!