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#29321 of 32216 2013 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan Price & Experience
Apr 12, 2013 (6:28 pm)
Went out last weekend to buy my 6th Honda, 3rd Accord. As you can tell, I'm a fan of the value Honda offers. Anyhow, I used two primary sources to prepare me for the purchase - Consumer Reports' Car Buying Service and this forum.
If you have never used CR's service, you should definitely do so for new cars. I've used them for the past 3 new car purchases and it has gotten better over the years. The report, which only costs $14 per car provides all the details, options and financials to help you in identifying the best starting point for the negotiations, in addition to their ratings/review. The report also provides statistics as to how much people are paying for the car so you can see where you might fall on the curve based on what you might negotiate.
In addition, they have a new service that links you to up 3 local dealers that offer you a no haggle price. In my case, the no haggle price was quite low on their charts and when compared to feedback in this forum, I felt I was getting a good deal.
So, after a couple of days w/getting a few email quotes and some light negotiating, I got a couple of competitive offers from two local dealers that CR linked me to.
I then went to a closer, 3rd Honda dealer and gave them the best written offer I had and told them if they would match it and include a splash guard set, I would buy. I gave them 30 minutes to give their answer. In the end they agreed within the 30 mins I gave them.
Dealer was Leith Honda in Wake Forest, NC - Sales Rep was Wally.
I was a bit leery given some of the negative reviews I read about Leith but since they are located less than 10 miles from my house and I've always gotten good treatment on the service side, I figured it was worth a try.
The experience was very positive, no games and the entire transaction completed in 2 hours. Wally was also very good - he listened, respected what I wanted and in the end got me the car for the price I was willing to purchase it for all in a targeted 2 hour time frame.
In the end, this is what I paid:
2013, Honda Accord EX-L Sedan (no navigation)
-Factory Options: None
-Dealer Options: Wheel Locks, Body Side Molding, Rear Wing Spoiler, all season mats, splash guard set
-Dealer city/state: Wake Forest, NC
-Down payment: paid cash in full
-Trade allowance: none
Auto: $25,777 (inc destination)
Doc fee: $398
Total out the door price = $28,157
While the price of the car is not the lowest you will find in this forum, it is definitely on the very low side due to CR's service and this forum's help.
So, thanks to all of you for the help.
Hope my details can help the next guy in line.
#29322 of 32216 Re: Destination Charge [cob2]
Apr 12, 2013 (8:06 pm)
I live in Rancho Cordova and it seems you are local here too. I'm planning on purchasing an EX and I got a quote of 23K (incl dest charge) + TTL from Elk Grove Honda. I'm sure I can have them lower it further if I tell them we're buying 2 cars. Let me know if you are interested in getting a further discount for multi-car purchase.
#29323 of 32216 finally bought it
Apr 12, 2013 (8:22 pm)
After almost 2 weeks of hard work i got my vehicle today.
Total OTD == 26555/-
2013, Honda Accord EX-L CVT ( no navigation ) White Exterior / Ivory Interior.
-Factory Options ( None )
-Dealer Options (Pin Stripe, Nitrogen Tires, Wheel Locks, Trunk Tray, Splash Guards) - $495
-Dealer city/state ( bethesda/MD)
-MSRP (incl destination) ( -----)
-Invoice (incl destination) ( 24899 )
-Purchase Price ( $25394)
-Downpayment ( 0)
-Trade allowance (year, make model, mileage, options, condition of the trade) ( None )
-Tax - 813 ( va ) tags - 145
-Dealer fees ($200)
-Doc fees (none)
#29324 of 32216 Need your expertise
Apr 13, 2013 (9:04 am)
I am in the market for a new 2013 Honda Accord EX Sedan CVT Automatic. Here is the price I am being offered. Is this a good price? Please let me know
$22,609 not including TTL.
The documentation fee will be $164.30
Sales tax $1,595.88
License title fee will be $196.
This includes all the Tax title and fees.
Should I go for this deal?
Thanks so much.
#29325 of 32216 Re: Need your expertise [ladhnur]
Apr 13, 2013 (8:30 am)
You did not mention if this was manual or automatic transmission. You need to provide the full details of the car you are considering for anybody to be able to offer you an opinion.
#29326 of 32216 Re: Need your expertise [soupy95]
Apr 13, 2013 (9:04 am)
Just edited my post.
#29327 of 32216 Re: Need your expertise [ladhnur]
Apr 13, 2013 (9:18 am)
I think is a fair deal....you are below invoice. You can maybe try something like, "I come buy it today, if you include a remote start ($400)".
#29328 of 32216 Re: Need your expertise [ladhnur]
Apr 13, 2013 (9:40 am)
please state the MSRP, sticker price, vs your dealer offer of 22609 + 164.63 which i assume iis the total cost for the car. taxes title etc are not important. then we can see if you are getting a good reduction like 4,000 off
#29329 of 32216 Re: Need your expertise [ladhnur]
Apr 13, 2013 (9:57 am)
make sure the price include dest. charge and some time (many times) there is forced dealer package added on, and of course watch out for the etch scam, if none of this is a issue, then it is good deal, i got mine for about $400 more.
#29330 of 32216 Re: Need your expertise [soupy95]
Apr 13, 2013 (2:23 pm)
Sorry I didn't mention .... it was an automatic transmission I4 with 227 miles on it