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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#29518 of 32209 v6 without sunroof?
May 11, 2013 (2:40 pm)
Is it possible to get the V6 engine without the sunroof? I'm rather tall, and the sunroof decreases headroom.
#29519 of 32209 Re: v6 without sunroof? [ohenryx]
May 11, 2013 (3:01 pm)
No......... I have the EXL v-6...I'm 6'1 and there is plenty of headroom. the only thing i dont like is the car sits low to the ground. Feels like i'm on a skate board..I have always driven a SUV... Most of the time thats what i drive.
#29520 of 32209 Re: 2013 EX-L V6 Sedan Chicago Area [semantic2]
May 11, 2013 (3:14 pm)
I negotiated but failed to reach a deal at the end of last month on an Accord EX-L 4 cyl. The lowest price I could get from the dealership in Schaumburg was $26,000 (including the "Convenience" package -- wheel locks, mud flaps and trunk liner). I said I'd go $25,500 to compensate them for the package and they said no, not enough.
My original bid was $25,000 and their original response was just under $27,000. I wouldn't go above $25,500 and they would not go below $26,000. So, no deal. I'm not sure that will help you with the V6 but it's the same market with one-step down in vehicle. If I cannot reach a deal on the Accord, I'll move on to a Camry. Toyota seems to be very aggressively pricing their cars right now.
#29521 of 32209 Re: 2013 EX-L V6 Sedan Chicago Area [336mil]
May 11, 2013 (4:12 pm)
Just remember your trading down.
The Accord is heads above that Camry. Every region has different pricing on the Accord. If my area sells for 1200 below invoice price on the accord and in your area its only 500 below invoice that should not deter you from buying it.
your main objective is to find the market price in your area and get that price.
If you want to travel out of your state for a better bargain thats fine.
My suggestion would be to ask all dealerships in your area for 1000 below invoice price and you will buy that day. If you cant get 1k shoot for 700/800 and make your best deal. You have to be in control of the negotiations
start your buying process on the 2 to last day of this month. dealerships looking to meet those sales incentives will sell cheaper on that day than earlier in the month.
#29522 of 32209 Re: 2013 EX-L V6 Sedan Chicago Area [brian125]
May 11, 2013 (4:54 pm)
Well, I don't see it as trading down. The Camry is quieter and softer (less tight). But let's be honest, these are family sedans, not sports cars or luxury cars. The XLE is a nice car and the Hybrid XLE is a very nice car, especially now that gasoline is $4.29/gallon in suburban Chicago.
I did follow your suggestions during negotiations but I reached a point where I refused to bid higher, and where they refused to go lower. I'm not in a hurry to buy but that may change.
Plus, April was a good month for the Honda -- it was the top selling family sedan for the month, was named Consumer Reports top family sedan, and, well, it's still relatively new to the market.
No big deal. We have an Accord now and have been happy with it, but it has a lot of road and wind noise and I've never loved the driver's seat.
Every car is a compromise of sorts.
#29523 of 32209 Re: v6 without sunroof? [brian125]
May 11, 2013 (6:28 pm)
I have to disagree with your assessment, there isn't "plenty of headroom", not for me, anyway. I do not like driving in a reclined position, and the 1.5 to 2 inches "stolen" by the sunroof really bother me. I called the closest Honda dealer, and they agreed with your statement that you cannot get a V6 without the sunroof. Rather dumb, in my opinion, but there it is. Scratch the Accord from my list....
#29524 of 32209 Re: v6 without sunroof? [ohenryx]
May 11, 2013 (10:09 pm)
You can get a V6 Altima. You don't have to get the high trim levels to get a V6 there.
Or you could get a Sport or LX Accord. The 4 cylinder is not slow and it is not like you will be pulling a trailer with an Accord even with the V6.
#29525 of 32209 Re: 2013 Honda Accord LX [thefullmontry]
May 12, 2013 (5:53 am)
Hi, what dealer did you go to if you don't mind? Did this include any financing deals? I'm targeting Memorial Day Weekend to pick up this same car. Thanks.
#29526 of 32209 2013 Accord LX Automatic in CA
May 13, 2013 (12:18 am)
-Year, Make, Model: 2013 Accord LX Manual
-Dealer city/state : Manly Honda, Santa Rosa, CA (two hours one way driving...)
-MSRP (incl destination) : $22,470.00
-Invoice (incl destination) : $20,639.00
-Purchase Price : $19,293.00
-Downpayment : $-500 (Flex Cash with Honda Finance)
-Trade : NA
-Finance: 0 Downpayment, 0.9% APR for 36 mo.
-Dealer fees (what and how much) : NA
-TTL : $1946.89
-Doc fees : $80.00
-Amount Financed (OTD): $20819.89 (exclude TTL and doc fees it comes to: $18793)
I want to add after market leather upholstery (probably go with katzkin). Dealer quoted me $1400 to do that. I have not decided yet. Could you please share your opinion with this price and the quality with katzkin?
Also, I plan to add: All Season Floor Mats, Trunk Tray, Splash Guard and Exposed Wheel Locks. Is it necessary? What do you guys think of Collegehillshondae ? I found a cheaper one: handa-accessories. Anyone bought from them before?
If you are close to Santa Rosa, CA and would like to buy a Honda. I would like to recommend my sales man, feel free to send msg to me and ask. I think they still have flex quota for this month and the internet price they gave is the "true" price. I did not negotiate anything when I was at the dealership. No DIOs. I am very happy with the whole process so far.
#29527 of 32209 Re: 2013 Accord LX Automatic in CA [rockli]
May 13, 2013 (2:20 am)
For aftermarket leather most people go with Katzkin or LeatherSeats or Clazzio -- not sure which one is better or how good they are (search around the web for aftermarket car leather reviews). Most leather kits cost around $550-800 online (installers get a discount on those prices, Clazzio is usually cheaper than the other 2), but installation labor takes a while since the leather doesn't just slide on top of the cloth seats (they remove the seats from the car, separate the components, remove the cloth material from each component, install the leather, put the seats back together and reinstall)
It looks like only Katzkin has leather for 2013 Accord so that's probably your only option right now. Find other Katzkin installers in your area (check Katzkin website) and get multiple quotes so you know what the installed price is in your area -- if the dealer wants $1400 then see if they're willing to knock down the price a little more or else go to an independent shop. If you're not happy with current price quotes then wait a few more months until there are more custom leather options available
College Hills and H&A are the usual go to places for discount parts/accessories (check shipping costs when comparing prices) -- you can also search for accessories on ebay since there's usually a few dealers on there and its easier to find prices with shipping
Are those accessories necessary? That's up to you to decide lol. Doubt people care about your LX wheels so wheel locks probably aren't needed (if you bought a sport with 18" wheels then those will probably be targeted by thieves). Splash guards are up to you. Trunk tray and all season mats are probably worth it -- trunk tray you can get OEM or Weathertech (whichever is cheaper) and all season mats you could go for OEM ones, but I prefer Weathertech DigitalFit FloorLiners (I have these in my Civic and keep them in all year round, no worries with rain/snow/mud/dirt)