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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#29696 of 32201 Re: 2013 Accord lx brandon Florida Honda price paid [dylanthomas]
Jun 03, 2013 (3:38 pm)
The so-called lifetime warranty is useless. Designed solely to deceive buyers into believing they are getting something for nothing. Covers little with small print designed to assure there are few, if any, actual payouts. No one can warranty a product for an unlimited period.
Paint protection is overpriced and essentially nothing more than a wax job. The actual product has a cost of a few dollars and the dealer pays a lot guy $10 an hour to apply. The same product can be bought at any auto store for $15 or so. Selling point for the overpriced paint protection is the so-called insurance. Insurance which, of course, is designed to assure there are few, if any, actual payments.
The lifetime warranty is designed to entice buyers to buy from that dealer. The paint protection provides the dealer a huge profit of several hundred percent.
Lifetime warranties should be ignored as the mean nothing. Paint protection should be met with a loud NO. A short trip to the Internet will reveal much.
#29697 of 32201 Re: Accord Sport CVT [jatan]
Jun 04, 2013 (9:44 am)
Trying to decide between LX and Sport CVT. Any pointers to decide between these two will be helpful.
#29698 of 32201 Re: Accord Sport CVT [tamtly]
Jun 04, 2013 (11:14 am)
You'll be driving the car yourself so you'll have to decide on if you're happy with the LX or do you really want the Sport extras (18" wheels, spoiler, dual exhaust, diff seats, paddle shifters, fog lights, 1 less MPG, power drivers seat, leather steering wheel) -- check out the differences online, but I also recommend seeing both cars in person so you have a better idea on what you want
Also remember that the LX has 16" tires and Sport has 18" so when it comes time to replace the tires, you'll be paying more for the 18"
Get price quotes for both models from multiple dealers in your area so you have an idea of the actual price difference you'll be paying -- $1710 MSRP difference but actual difference will vary since dealers wont have as many Sport models in stock as the LX so harder to negotiate (Sport probably sells at a faster rate, around my area there are 3x more LX in stock than Sport)
To get a general idea of Accord sedans in stock (searched within 100mi of my location)
-- Edmunds.com shows:
EX (72) EX-L (188) EX-L V-6 (92) LX (190) Sport (51) Touring V-6 (9)
-- Cars.com shows (easier to view dealer car pics on here as well):
EX(125) EX-L(409) LX(299) Sport(86) Touring(15)
#29699 of 32201 Re: Accord Sport CVT [jatan]
Jun 04, 2013 (12:46 pm)
#29701 of 32201 Re: Accord Sport CVT [accordguyphl]
Jun 04, 2013 (8:11 pm)
I myself have been looking into the sport in NJ and have found that they are somewhat limited in the lots. Anyway, I received prices from 22329 including destination up to 23400. Some offered flex cash others didn't. Also I was quoted with a doc fee of 350 in NJ. Not sure if others have received the same.
Does anyone know if the current financing of 0.9 for 36 and 1.9 for 60 will lower after July 8 when it expires or will it stay the same. I cant imagine that the rate will increase being that the 2014's are coming in a few months.
#29702 of 32201 Financing Question
Jun 04, 2013 (8:14 pm)
On July 8th I was told that the current financing offers will expire (0.9 for up to 36 months, 1.9 for up to 60 months). After this date does any have any insight into possible rates or what has happened previous years. I was thinking or at least hoping the 1.9 will be lowered to .9 for 60 months.
#29703 of 32201 Re: Financing Question [mjk14]
Jun 05, 2013 (7:54 am)
Two things to predict. First, the credit markets around Jul 8 and Honda's marketing plans. At 1.9%, I would expect that Honda Finance is currently making money on five year money it acquires but I don't think that would be the case of at .9%, after all, the 5 yr Treasury rate is over 1%. Of course, the marketing department could believe that negative interest rate spreads would be offset by a significant sales increase. Bottom line, I'm not smart enough to predict and if I was, I'd be on the Rolls Royce forum
#29704 of 32201 Re: Financing Question [huskerfan5]
Jun 05, 2013 (9:20 am)
We never knew!
Honda never let us know until the day it happened. People would hold off buying with the hopes the low rates would continue or drop even further only to find out the programs ended.
The difference between paying 1.9 % or .09% doesn't amount to squat when you get down to it. Not like buying a house with a 30 year loan.
I remember every time I tried to guess or predict, I was usually wrong.
#29705 of 32201 Re: Financing Question [isellhondas]
Jun 05, 2013 (9:52 am)
to be more precise:
1.9 % APR on $20,000 borrowed for 60 months will cost you $349.68 per month. Lower that to 0.9% and your monthly payment drops to $341.01. The difference is $8.67 per month, a total of $519.98 over the period of 60 months.
I wouldn't make too big of a deal out of $8 per month on a new car purchase, but yes, every little bit helps.