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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#29782 of 32167 Re: Honda Accord 2013 EX-L w/o negvi [thawda]
Jun 11, 2013 (5:43 pm)
Whether or not you have told the salesman you are a first time buyer, he has probably figured that out. That prices seems very good, even for a savvy negotiator. I will be very surprised if the sales manager signs off on that deal unless you go for some unnecessary or expensive options. Be firm and prepared to walk. (One clue is if you didn't have to work too hard to get $25,500, it probably isn't real.) Good luck and let us know how it goes.
#29783 of 32167 Re: Honda Accord 2013 EX-L w/o negvi [huskerfan5]
Jun 11, 2013 (5:50 pm)
Actually, I have to emailed and called over 30 dealership. I did some bidding process about that car for over a week. They started to beat each other prices. May I know what you mean by some unnecessary or expensive options?
#29784 of 32167 Buyer 157 update...almost done
Jun 11, 2013 (5:52 pm)
Hi all...since I've gotten so much from everyone else, posting the latest.
Original dealer called me back to tell me he had the exact color I wanted coming in and gave me a quote of 250 below invoice. I told him that I had already agreed to purchase from another dealer and at the terms established.
Long story short, he added 500 in flex cash, wheel locks, mats, cargo tray and mud flaps (installed) plus 1 year of maintenance to secure my business. Since I would have purchased all of these things on line (and had the flaps installed) for around 350-400, I figure that saves me another 550 over my previous "best" deal.
So CVT Sport: 22720 - 500 - 22220 + wheel locks, mats, cargo tray and maintenance.
Exact model and color, fresh from the factory. Never even been test driven. Only fee I'm being charged is 75 for doc.
Based on brian's dead on coaching, I think there is probably another 2-300 $ in there to go get, but since I am particular about color and timing (need to take possession in the next two weeks) I'm starting to feel that I did okay. I should also mention that this dealer is 10 minutes from my house. Other dealers were up to an hour away. A pain if you ever have trouble with the car. This dealer also has stellar satisfaction ratings.
Brian - I'm still interested in what you learn from Staten Island on Thursday on a white sport...just to keep these guys honest. For another 1-200$ I'm not going to sweat it. For 500, I'll have an issue.
Biggest thing I'm having trouble wrapping my head around is the new price delta between the Sport and the LX. Based on this board, what was originally around 1400 OTD is now 2k due to the relative ratio of LXs on the lots vs Sports. I just keep telling myself that what I spend now will partially come back to me in trade in/resale value later. In the meantime, I can enjoy the tighter driving dynamics, much nicer interior and the improved exterior posture of the vehicle. I just won't tell my wife how much more I'm actually spending for 4 extra horsepower
#29785 of 32167 Re: Honda Accord 2013 EX-L w/o negvi [brian125]
Jun 11, 2013 (5:58 pm)
I got that Honda for 25500 (OTD). Is that a good deal ?Should I go take it or wait more?
#29786 of 32167 Re: Honda Accord 2013 EX-L w/o negvi [thawda]
Jun 11, 2013 (6:36 pm)
They might try to sell you paint protection, leather protection, an expensive extended warranty (you can shop for a Honda warranty from another dealer after you make your purchase) etc. They will try to make you feel foolish for not buying add-ons. Don't take it personal, everyone in sales and finance are working on commission. If you drive off in your new Honda after giving them $25.5K, be proud of yourself but I don't think they are going to make it easy for you.
#29787 of 32167 Re: Honda Accord 2013 EX-L w/o negvi [huskerfan5]
Jun 11, 2013 (6:44 pm)
On this topic...anyone actually find that buying Honda Care was a GOOD financial decision? Generally speaking, we buy Honda's as they are reliable vehicles and Honda is selling warranty coverage as a fat margin upsell. If they weren't profitable for them, they wouldn't offer them.
I've also heard that people have had difficulty making them pay for repairs. This is my thinking going in...to simply decline. Am I stupid?
#29788 of 32167 Re: Honda Accord 2013 EX-L w/o negvi [huskerfan5]
Jun 11, 2013 (6:55 pm)
Should I buy those extended warranty?? What kind of warranty are good?
#29789 of 32167 Re: Buyer 157 update...almost done [buyer157]
Jun 11, 2013 (7:22 pm)
Take the deal. its 10 mins from your house..
I can tell you getting you 500 below invoice price on your model plus flex cash is 100% do-able.
If you want to travel 1 hour in light traffic to me i'll make it happen saving you 250 dollars.
If you want to wait till the end of June you most likely will save more.
your model is a harder buy due to supply and demand.
I suggest if your not going to call or email about 30 dealerships the last days of June... to take the offer from your mentioned dealership. No dealer is going to give you much better than 500 dollars below invoice on June 10th.
Make dealer closest to your house sweat it out......tell them your buying at the end of the month. You have lower offers.. I would think you could knock off a couple off hundred more.
You play the game at month's End.
#29790 of 32167 Re: Honda Accord 2013 EX-L w/o negvi [thawda]
Jun 11, 2013 (7:27 pm)
Good price go for it.. Stay away from anything the dealer wants to sell you. Just say thankyou No ,No ,NO
Huskerfan has posted some good advice re read what he has said and go get your Accord. Let us know how you did..
#29791 of 32167 Re: Honda Accord 2013 EX-L w/o negvi [brian125]
Jun 11, 2013 (7:43 pm)
Thawda, I did a search for EXL, OTD, and VA. Seems like someone paid $26.1K in May so with flex cash, the $25.5K may be possible. Hold firm but don't be surprised if the sales manager says that salesman made a mistake and you can't do the deal at the price. He will counter offer. If it is not a lot more, make a counter offer yourself. If it is a lot more, just start walking out and keep walking unless he comes back with a more reasonable offer, then start negotiating again. It's not a contest to get the lowest price in this forum, you just want to get a good deal and if you have to go a little above $25.5K you're still doing good, especially at this time of the month