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#29470 of 32191 RE: Pricing Out a 2013 Accord EX-L V6 with Navigation in NY
May 06, 2013 (4:50 am)
Having some problems with my 2008 EX-L w/Navi. The car has been a jinx upon purchasing. Between the class-action suit on the brakes, windows malfunctioning, and my busted cd-changer, I figured it was time to get a new Accord.
Being that I'm fairly sure I want to purchase a new car, I decided to email/visit some dealers. I am planning on using the 1.9% for 60 months. Here is what I got (I'm basing this on 7.375 % tax, $75 doc fees, and registration) for a NEW 2013 EX-L V6 with navigation.
-I made an offer of under $29k this car. The dealer immediately stated that I was nuts and that the car would easily be $31k or more. He told me they were "scarce" and that was that. I emailed back and told him that scarce is not an adjective synonymous with Honda Accords. Done emailing.
Honda of Nanuet:
-Emailed me a price quote of $29,126, but it did not mention with or without destination. That's a crap shoot and wasn't interested in driving to that dealer to negotiate further unless I was really buying the car that day.
-Emailed me a price quote of $30,317 WITH destination.
-Decided to go into dealership because that is where I purchased the 2008. Dealt with someone really nice and spent the necessary time with me. Took the car for a drive again and loved it even more. I wanted to get "13,000" for my car. In all actuality, I know I wasn't going to get that. However, I'm not gonna low ball myself. According to Galves, he said my car is worth $10,900, but they would need to subtract $500 to recondition it, making their offer $10,400. I wasn't thrilled with that and he could tell. There are 67,000 highway miles on it and it's in fairly good condition. He then quoted me $31,000 for the 2013. To make a long story short, I told him both prices weren't where I needed them to be. He also stated that the flex cash was not available for those purchasing the car. It was only for those who leased. As I walked out, he gave me a quote of $29,770 for the 2013 and $10,900 for my car. I left happy because Memorial Day Weekend is coming and I have no problem waiting until summer for the car.
I have read some posts in here that state they have purchased this car for much less than $29,000. However, it seems like the end of the month is the best time to make my move.
If anyone has any other luck, I'd be happy to hear about it. I'm willing to travel and work for a deal, but it's got to make sense. "Dancing" with the dealers is not how I like to spend my time, but it's sometimes needed to get what you want.
#29471 of 32191 2013 Accord LX Automatic in NJ
May 06, 2013 (7:13 am)
Planet Honda is giving very good prices on Accord LX Automatic in NJ.
Cost w/tax & plates + Doc Feed = 20985+ $399
Speak to the internet Dept. 877-240-2889
Got an email from them regarding this offer.
#29472 of 32191 RE: Pricing Out a 2013 Accord EX-L V6 with Navigation in NY [bxteach]
May 06, 2013 (9:56 am)
2008 Accord was a first year redesign so there will be problems that show up a few years down the line -- similar for the 2003 redesign and it'll be the same for the current 2013 redesign
2003 & 2008 redesigns had the most complaints -- 2013 complaints will also be high compared to future 2014+ Accords
If you buy a first year redesign then Honda Care extended warranty is probably worth it if you plan on keeping the car for a long time -- there's a Honda extended warranty thread here on Edmunds forums that shows which online dealers sell it at a discount
EXL V6 Navi with dest fee -- MSRP $32,860, invoice $30,116
Below $29k should be possible since not that many people buy V6 trims (lower and mid-level 4 cyl trims are the biggest sellers) and dealers have more room to play with compared to lower trims -- wait til the end of the month or during the long weekend
#29473 of 32191 Re: NY Accord Buyer could use some advice please... [brian125]
May 06, 2013 (10:15 am)
Brian - thanks so much for the reply. I really appreciate it. I assume the best way to substantiate this is by asking for quotes from several dealers?
#29474 of 32191 RE: Pricing Out a 2013 Accord EX-L V6 with Navigation in NY [jatan]
May 06, 2013 (10:22 am)
Thanks for the help. I figured that the new models would have some type of faults associated with them. However, when I think of Honda, I think of reliability and consistency.
Regardless, I like your idea about the extended warranty. Is Honda Care a FULL, bumper to bumper warranty? I'd like to know that I'm covered for everything. I will be keeping this for a while. My 2000 was about 9.5 years old when I traded it in.
I'm heading out today to another dealer with my dad. He wanted to check out the process with me. I don't plan on buying today unless the dealer WOWs me with something.
I have no problem waiting until the end of May and will definitely consider the extended warranty.
#29475 of 32191 RE: Pricing Out a 2013 Accord EX-L V6 with Navigation in NY [bxteach]
May 06, 2013 (12:06 pm)
If your trading in your 08 Accord you need to visit as many dealerships before the end of the month to get a Price/ trade in . Galves price is pretty much what your going to receive. If dealers give you 11,500 for the 08 Accord they will not give you a good new car price. You need to work on getting 1k below invoice price or better on the new car purchase plus getting the 10,900 price.
If you do not want to sell the 08 ACCORD TAKE THE HIT AND MOVE ON.
Make it clear to all the dealerships at the end of may you will buy and trade for 1500 below invoice price. Make your best deal closest to that number.
The money you save of taxes from the trade will make up for the loss w/ the 1500 below price on new car purchase..
#29476 of 32191 RE: Pricing Out a 2013 Accord EX-L V6 with Navigation in NY [bxteach]
May 06, 2013 (2:11 pm)
With redesigned cars there's only so much that they can test before they start manufacturing -- they get a lot of feedback/complaints the first year and they start issuing fixes and making manufacturing changes if there are enough complaints. It takes a few years for long term quality issues to pop up which is around the time the factory warranty expires for first year buyers. Overall Honda is reliable and they make quality cars, but if you buy a first year redesign from any car company then expect more problems than usual in the long run
You can look through here to see what problems have shown up so far:
I don't think the 2013 will run into as many problems as the 2008 b/c Honda probably spent more time planning/designing/testing to get things right -- going cheap and cutting corners on the 2012 Civic didn't work out too well for them and they had to redesign the Civic again for 2013 so they probably don't want that happening with the Accord lol
Honda Care extends the factory 3yr/36k mi bumper-to-bumper warranty to the yr/mileage you select (max is 8 yr/120k mi). You have 6 months/6k mi to buy it at the discounted "new car" pricing, after that the price goes up. I would go for the $0 deductible one so you don't have to pay for repairs out of pocket
More info: http://www.hondafinancialservices.com/finance/extended-services
Honda extended warranty thread: http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/WebX/.ef0eeb7?displayRecent
Here's 3 online dealers you can get quotes from (there's probably a couple other reasonable online dealers, look in the warranty thread)
#29477 of 32191 Re: Best price for Honda Accord LX in MD/VA/DC area [notbuyingit]
May 06, 2013 (4:42 pm)
What dealer in Mass and what was the name of sales agent. I am in Mass too and looking for a LX at a good price.
#29478 of 32191 RE: Pricing Out a 2013 Accord EX-L V6 with Navigation in NY [brian125]
May 06, 2013 (6:33 pm)
Thanks Brian for the advice.
I am going to email dealers tomorrow with a price of $28,400 and I will buy immediately. I'm hopeful, but not optimistic that I can achieve that price this week. I'm hoping they would rather deal now than wait until the end of the month.
I'm going to exclude the trade from my negotiating for now and see what their best prices are. I just received a quote for $29,200 and that was without any negotiations. This was from Brewster Honda.
#29479 of 32191 RE: Pricing Out a 2013 Accord EX-L V6 with Navigation in NY [jatan]
May 06, 2013 (6:36 pm)
Thanks again for the helpful advice. I have spent the last few hours researching and reading reviews. I went to see the 2013 Subaru Legacy and wasn't too impressed. It does offer the AWD, but I'm not in the snow too much. Winters here in NY aren't what they used to be.
I am a becoming a little weary with all the redesign talk and began to look into the warranties. I will send out pricing feelers tomorrow and let you know what I end up with. I have never purchased an extended warranty on a single thing that I own.