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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
May 29, 2013 (9:06 am)
Just helped a neighbor buy a base model 2013 Accord LX Automatic with no add-ons/accessories in Bay Area (San Jose area). He just closed a deal for $20,248 + $80 doc fee + TTL (price includes destination fees). I don't exactly remember the final OTD price, but it was around $22300.
The neighbor is brand new in the country so he does not have any credit history. He had secured a 2.74% rate from a local credit union, which Honda finance was unable to meet/beat, so he kept his CU financing.
#29634 of 32211 Re: Paid 29531 for 2013 Honda Accord EX-l 4cylinder [336mil]
May 29, 2013 (9:17 am)
I have bought my car around mid april and paid 25,800 OTD (incl tax and tags, mud guards and wheel locks)
Can you break out your numbers, please...
Price Paid (for car):
Sorry, I found your numbers up chain:
24046+790 (freight) + 394 (doc fee) +756.91(tax) + 69.75 (title and license) -300 (flex cash/towards honda finance 1.9%) = 25800 OTD
#29635 of 32211 Re: Paid 29531 for 2013 Honda Accord EX-l 4cylinder [chittineni]
May 29, 2013 (12:05 pm)
adj price 25757.01 -- that's fine (you want to be $500-$1000 below the $26399 invoice price)
pro pack 799 -- not sure what this includes, but I'm guessing floor mats + trunk tray + mud guards + wheel locks which you can buy online for around $300-350 (overpaid by $450-500)
tint 299 -- probably costs around $150-200 depending on your area (overpaid by $100-150)
dooe edge 299 -- I'm guessing its body colored rubber then $80 on eBay (overpaid by $220)
pin stripes 299 -- completely useless so worth $0 to me (overpaid by $300)
total purchase 27453.01 -- surprised that the dealer stayed below the car's $28785 retail price lol
If you care about having those accessories then you overpaid by $1100-1200, but if you didn't want accessories in the first place then you overpaid by $1700 (total price of the addons) -- maybe even more if they taxed the addons as well
Nothing you can do about it now -- just accept it as a life lesson and move on (cancel the warranty and maintenance as soon as you can)
You'll probably get a phone call or mailed survey from Honda asking you about your car buying experience -- let them know you were disappointed by the dealer pressuring you into buying the car with overpriced addons that you didn't want and that you'll stick with buying Toyotas in the future lol (you wont get any money back from Honda but at least they'll know you weren't happy about the buying experience)
#29636 of 32211 Help Brian need quick review on deal
May 29, 2013 (1:34 pm)
Brian125...the Subaru thread doesn't get the traffic the Accord thread gets so please excuse the desparate attempt to get your attention. I shopped a 13 Accord LX and and got a local dealer to $20,995. I shopped a comparable '13 Sube Impreza 5 door premium edition based on equipment and price point. Sube wins the business with a final negotiated price of 20,000. It's invoiced at $21267. They had it stickered for 22500 and added on a cold weather pkg for an extra $500 so it tipped out at $23,500 range. So...
Selling price: $20,000
36 month lease
12000 miles/per annum
Base payment $223
Monthly payment = $239 month ($223 + 6.75% tax)
Due at signing: $583 (1st month of $223/$250 doc fee/$60 license and registration)
What say you Brian? Good deal or not so good? Appreciate the feedback!
#29637 of 32211 Re: Help Brian need quick review on deal [slamshifter]
May 29, 2013 (2:56 pm)
Just read the consumer report review on the New redesigned 2014 Forester.. It has taken over the top spot for best small Suv.
My only concern was the reports claims the ride was not as good as the 2013 and wind noise was very noticeable.
As far as your deal on the Subaru. Impreza... Excellent price.
If your residual, and MF; are correct you have done a good job.
I negotiated a deal for a Impreza last year for 900 below invoice with no doc fee's added. The CVT engine is said to be noisy
What is the name of the dealership your considering buying from..
#29638 of 32211 Re: Help Brian need quick review on deal [brian125]
May 29, 2013 (3:32 pm)
If this meets your seal of approval I am pretty happy then!!! I will be back soon once i pull the trigger
#29639 of 32211 Re: Accord EX 4 Cyl Purchase [brian125]
May 29, 2013 (3:39 pm)
City: Bethlehem Twp
Brian, your advice was very very helpful and I thank you. I made a $25,000 OTD offer to five local dealers with four responses. One (Lehigh Valley Honda) met my offer price pretty quickly and was accepted. The other three were in the $25,450 - $25,500 range.
Making the offer at the end of the month helps. Two of the offers were good only through May 31.
I just got home with the Accord and was very pleased with the transaction. Everyone involved at Lehigh Valley Honda (Elizabeth, Jennifer, Michael and Matthew) was very helpful and professional. There were no surprises. The paperwork was pretty much ready when I arrived and we were done in about 90 minutes. I would definitely recommend them.
The breakdown of the $25,000 OTD is as follows:
Car price - $23,361
Pa 6.00% Sales Tax - 1,402
Registration, Tags, etc. - $237
The car price is a net $676 under invoice ($24,037). Could I have done a little better? Maybe, but the dealer is only 20 miles from home and a half-hour drive max. When i first started out, my goal was a net $800 under invoice.
I also ended up purchasing Honda Care (8/120k $0 deductible - Plan D82) at $1,240 retail. This seemed reasonable given what I had read in another forum about the on-line offers from Hyannis and others.
#29640 of 32211 Re: Accord EX 4 Cyl Purchase [cid805]
May 29, 2013 (4:29 pm)
Glad it worked out. Little effort by phone with meet my price i buy today.
End of the month buying always bears fruits..
Enjoy the Accord
May 29, 2013 (4:35 pm)
I got a price today in the New Orleans, La area of $27,400 for a 2013 Honda Accord EXL 4 cyl.
First time car buyer. Would appreciate any input.
#29642 of 32211 Re: Ready to buy [moonpiemama]
May 29, 2013 (4:43 pm)
I love those Moon pies....
Invoice price with dest charge = $26,399
You want the sale price to be 500 to 1000 below the invoice price. Then add your states taxes, dmv, and dealers doc doc fee's for the total OTD price.