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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#29476 of 32222 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 32222 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 32222 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 32222 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.
#29480 of 32222 RE: Pricing Out a 2013 Accord EX-L V6 with Navigation in NY [brian125]
May 07, 2013 (7:00 am)
I've got one dealer, Brewster Honda, down to $29,100 including destination. They don't know about any trade. I'm staying firm on my offer of $28,500.
I'm going to email Tarrytown Honda again and ask them for $28,750 plus the $11,000 for my car.
I'll keep everyone posted!!
#29481 of 32222 RE: Pricing Out a 2013 Accord EX-L V6 with Navigation in NY [bxteach]
May 07, 2013 (7:44 am)
I don't understand - how is asking for 28,750 staying firm on 28,500?
#29482 of 32222 RE: Pricing Out a 2013 Accord EX-L V6 with Navigation in NY [gmanusmc]
May 07, 2013 (7:54 am)
Look, I need to make a move soon to replace my car.
I'm going to TRY and remain firm. Is that better?
Brewster Honda does not know about potential trade. Tarrytown already knows my plan. Don't know what Brewster would give me. I know Tarrytown is up to about $11.
I honestly don't want to wait until the end of the month. I guess I'll have to visit the dealers to make $28,500 happen.
#29483 of 32222 RE: Pricing Out a 2013 Accord EX-L V6 with Navigation in NY [bxteach]
May 07, 2013 (8:21 am)
Sorry - didn't mean to upset you - guess I didnt understand your intent - it looks like you are getting close to your target price so I'm sure you're gonna get a great deal. I'm like you, if I can make a great deal that makes me happy, I'm not concerned what day of the month it is.
#29484 of 32222 RE: Pricing Out a 2013 Accord EX-L V6 with Navigation in NY [gmanusmc]
May 07, 2013 (8:51 am)
Definitely not upset. I just didn't want to be taken so literally. I loathe this process and it's making me more and more agitated.
I'm early in the month, but I'm ready to rock. These dealers are not playing ball....yet. I'd rather not travel because of my schedule, so I'm sticking to email for now.
Greenwich Honda's Internet manager said my offer of $28,500 was more than a thousand lower than where they are at.
Currently, I'm sitting at $29,100 with a trade they haven't seen yet.
I'm going to Honda of New Rochelle for some face time and my credit card win my mouth. I'm hoping something good comes from it. I've emailed the Internet manager twice with my current offer and she has yet to email me back.
Any other advice? I'm all ears!!
#29485 of 32222 RE: Pricing Out a 2013 Accord EX-L V6 with Navigation in NY [bxteach]
May 07, 2013 (9:59 am)
Like Brian, I have done this many times - you are armed with a great plan and excellent knowledge. Stick to your guns and the result will be a great deal you are happy with. Brian would want you to wait but I think you can make it work now. Keep it simple - don't allow the trade to confuse things - get a stated selling price (incl destination), a stated trade in allowance for your vehicle, and then review all the fees and taxes to make sure it all jives. If you get within a few hundred of your target and they won't budge, excuse yourself to go home and think it over - they might cough up the extra few hundred before you leave.
Don't let this process agitate you - you're closer than you might think.