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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#30068 of 32198 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX-L w/o nav in MA [4myfamily]
Jul 09, 2013 (5:32 am)
I would assume knowing how good Honda works it supply and demand products-/ Vehicles the 2014 Accords will be comming on the lots in Sept but ever so slowly... This in return will affect pricing ranging from invoice price to 500 above plus... for several months. If you find a dealer who has 20/30 new 2014 on there lots you will be able to make a great deal on a 2013. Dealers will not go out of there way to find you specific colors and options. His lot is where your deal lies. Colors like Red and Blue you will find bigger discounts. Dealerships need to remove them off there lots to make room for the 2014's.
If money is not a issue and its just something to think about when buying a 13 or 2014
If your not closing a deal on a 2013 Accord for 1500 to 2k below invoice price plus incentives/rebates in August you should consider buying that 2014.
Buying a 2014 Accord at invoice price and driven it 4 months in 2013 gives you 14 months of driven that car til its 1 years old in Jan,2015.. Opposed to the 2013 that will be a 1 year old model on Jan,1 2014. If you check Honda oddessy prices paid forum i did a price breakdown comparison on a yr old 2013, and 2014, honda van with 12k miles on it. Same would apply with both model accords just the price numbers would be diff.
On Jan,1 2104 your 2013 Accord depreciated about 2k off your sale price. The first 3yrs of any new vehicle is when you stand to lose the most money on your car investment Especially most American cars they have terrible Resale value.
Just something to think about for all you buyers that are debating between a 2013 and 2014 model.
#30069 of 32198 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX-L w/o nav in MA [4myfamily]
Jul 09, 2013 (5:36 am)
Thanks for the advice, 4myfamily.
#30070 of 32198 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX-L w/o nav in MA [brian125]
Jul 09, 2013 (5:41 am)
I am just waiting for a good deal. I am not sure if I will be able to wait till August, but if that happens then getting a new Accord at least $1500 below invoice might be worth the wait. I am pretty sure that the 2014 model won't be that much different from the 2013 model.
Thanks for the advice.
#30071 of 32198 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Sport 6MT [mjk14]
Jul 09, 2013 (6:03 am)
is this the 4 door sedan with sport trim? how did you get it in white? i thought it was only in silver or black? or was this the coupe?
#30072 of 32198 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX-L w/o nav in MA [bluemkn57cars]
Jul 09, 2013 (6:03 am)
when do 2014 models come out?
#30073 of 32198 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX-L w/o nav in MA [bluemkn57cars]
Jul 09, 2013 (6:04 am)
There is no change in model/ options on 2013/2014.
Alot of dealers will try to sell the 2014 well above the invoice price for months.
#30074 of 32198 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX-L w/o nav in MA [bluemkn57cars]
Jul 09, 2013 (6:11 am)
That was Brian who provided the advice. Also, you should consider that you may have greater reliablility with the 2014 vs initial year redesign of the 2013.
#30075 of 32198 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX-L w/o nav in MA [brian125]
Jul 09, 2013 (6:50 am)
Well written post and very informative as always Brian. I find the opposite holds true for me specifically because I put more than average miles on my car (20K per year). My previous car was a 2010 Acura TSX which I bought in August 2009. You should have seen the look I got from some dealers when I went to trade the car in with 49,000 miles in March of 2012.
My current (leased) 2011 328xi doesn't look so bad on paper with "only" 26,000 miles. Even though it is a MY 2011, I didn't take delivery until March of 2012. Either way it doesn't matter because MY 2011 was an abnormally long production year for BMW. They started building 2011s in May 2010 & Continued selling them until May of 2012, so my car isn't going to be worth anywhere near the stated residual value when I turn it in at the end of next September.
#30076 of 32198 Buying experience Accord EX/CVT/4 cylinder Sedan $23,032 +Tax+Doc Fees+DMV
Jul 09, 2013 (11:21 am)
I picked up my car on Sunday, July 7. Pick up was easy and uneventful. I traveled from Rochester NY to Westchester (about 300 miles) for the deal. I traveled with a friend who was traveling that way so the logistics were easy.
As previously reported I paid exactly $1000 below invoice for the car described above. The car was financed at .9% , 36 months in the minimum amount of $8500. Doc fees in NYS are regulated to be $75 and DMV fees are just what the state charges with no tack on fees (about $150.)
I purchased from Honda of New Rochelle. All details were handled via phone and email. They were very easy to deal with. (Most of my dealings were with "Anthony".)
I made my offer for an immediate purchase on Friday July 28. (I wanted 1000 below invoice plus $500 flex cash. ) They almost immediately came back with the $1000 off but no flex cash. I took their offer. Perhaps I could have counteroffered and gotten part or all of the $500. The deal was contingent upon financing the car, which I did not really need, but took the financing to get the best deal.
Several reasons I did not counteroffer: 1. They had the color I wanted (Champagne) which is relatively hard to get. The interior of this car is a light color with dark trim. I just did not like the black interiors offered with most of the other exterior colors. 2. I live in Rochester. I began "dealing" that morning by calling local outlets The dealers upstate in Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany were not making reasonable counteroffers. So I called a few in Boston and in the area north of NYC. By the time I talked to New Rochelle, I had talked to 10 outlets and was a bit tired and discouraged, so I grabbed the offer.
As previously discussed, I learned several things. See: #29978. In addition a simple thing: to get the best deal, one should finance. In most states the finance deal is "simple interest" which means that the loan can be paid off immediately with little to no interest charges. Saving $500 or so by the little bit of trouble entailed in filling out a loan application is worthwhile.
If and when I buy another new car, I will follow Brian's advice here: #29979
The car is beautiful and drives very well. (Driving home on the Thruway we scored 37 mpg--really great).
My thanks to all for advice and sharing their deals!!
One more question: when signing the papers in the dealership, I chatted with the manager. He claimed that flex cash came only with leases and not finance deals. This is contrary to what I have read in this group about Honda incentives. Perhaps this was the dealership policy in dispensing the flex cash they had, and not Honda's. Can anyone comment?
#30077 of 32198 Re: Buying experience Accord EX/CVT/4 cylinder Sedan $23,032 +Tax+Doc Fees+DMV [pjl52]
Jul 09, 2013 (1:25 pm)
This is from a dealer's add in CA.
You may qualify for Honda Flex Cash! A great option to receive up to $500.00 cash down paid by AHM on a new 2013 Honda purchase. Must finance or lease. Please call dealer for details.