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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#30177 of 32194 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX-L w/o nav in MA [juliankrye]
Jul 23, 2013 (8:29 am)
I live in Massachusetts, and I received similar quotes for the EX-L from several dealers in my area.
Do you think deals can be made at end of this month, or should I wait towards the end of August when the 2014 models are set to be released?
How much of a deal would I be able to negotiate? I do not want to pay more than $24.5k, if possible.
#30178 of 32194 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX-L w/o nav in MA [bluemkn57cars]
Jul 23, 2013 (9:31 am)
It is really hard to gauge, may be close to what you willing to pay or it could be better. It will depend on a number of factors, inventory being one of them, but also how aggressive Honda wants to be overall. Last certain dealers will let a few cars go just to meet their numbers, and that is when customers really win.
What I would suggest from experience, if you want to get a 2013, August would be the best timing. Do not go to the dealer on a weekend though, they are busy as hell and you will not get their attention. Also the price quoted is never the best price. I have walked out many times of the dealerships just to be pulled back in and make the deal that I wanted happen.
The Accord SE I bought last August, I was asked to make a reasonable buy offer, which was almost 22% off MSRP in my case, but it got me the deal. I don't think such a discount will be available on the 2013s, but a 15% to 18% discount I think will be soon, on certain trims.
I am helping a friend get a CRV as well, and yes we're waiting till end of August, at which point I think Honda will increase their dealer holdbacks and other incentives, my prediction.
#30179 of 32194 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX-L w/o nav in MA [juliankrye]
Jul 23, 2013 (10:08 am)
Thanks for the advice, Julian.
I might email a couple of dealers at the end of this month with my offer and see if they bite.
Worse case, I will wait till the end of August and try again.
#30180 of 32194 Re: EX L Sedan (no Nav.) Price quotes in Austin TX area [juliankrye]
Jul 23, 2013 (12:45 pm)
Weymouth Honda quoted me a sales price of $25,519 including $790 destination fee for the EX-L, about a week ago.
Their documentation fee is $239 and registration fee is $125. Their fees are one of lowest I have seen in MA.
Good luck with your search.
#30181 of 32194 Re: EX L Sedan (no Nav.) Price quotes in Austin TX area [texashonda1]
Jul 23, 2013 (1:05 pm)
I've been shopping in the Austin area a bit via email. Best price I got for an Ex-L in the area was $26,150 + ttl. This was from Honda of San Marcos and included a limited lifetime power train warranty. I have not countered them yet.
I also got a quote from a DFW area dealer (Autonation in Lewisville). $25,771.
None of these prices include the add ons that you want. Just an Ex-L.
#30182 of 32194 Re: EX L Sedan (no Nav.) Price quotes in Austin TX area [fastj]
Jul 23, 2013 (2:22 pm)
The Central Texas market is hot right now and dealers do not have to offer deep discounts on the Accord.
#30183 of 32194 Re: EX L Sedan (no Nav.) Price quotes in Austin TX area [texashonda1]
Jul 23, 2013 (6:43 pm)
In DFW, I have multiple quotes at 25.5k on EX-L w/o NAV so don't be afraid to make the short drive north.
#30184 of 32194 2013 Honda Accord Sport CVT...
Jul 23, 2013 (6:48 pm)
This forum helped me get a pretty good deal on an Accord Sport CVT. I thought of waiting for 2014 but if you read my other posts, you will know why I couldn't and one more important thing was I just couldn't swing anymore than what I paid for this model. So here are all the details...
Dealership: ROPER HONDA
Location: Joplin, MO
Dealership Experience: POOR to BAD
Model: 2013 Honda Accord Sport CVT
Color: Black on black
Price: $22,499 (but will be paying tax on $22,800, yes I know...I will get to it later)
Payment type: Financed 1.9% APR
What's included: Application fee, destination and handling, warranty forever, trunk tray, floor mats, splash guards, wheel locks and free oil change.
I just want to share my delivery experience on the day I bought the car...
Went to the dealership at around noon yesterday and after greet and meet, asked the salesman if the car has been detailed yet so that I could inspect it before I sign the papers. I was informed that they will not be detailing the car as I rejected the last car that was detailed but had a scratch on the hood. It was sketchy as if they were trying to hide any blemish on the car and I asked if I could get my $500 deposit back and then the sales guy offered to wipe down the car with a towel for me but couldn't get it detailed as the order came from the higher management. I saw the car previous day and it had hundreds of bugs on it and asked how I could inspect it with all those bugs? He said he just couldn't get it detailed. I wanted to walk out but didn't, as I didn't want to go thru all this experience from another dealer.
I was losing it and just didn't want my first brand new car buying experience to be bad so signed the papers and I was surprised to see that the sale price was $22,800. I asked him to change it to $22,499 but was told that the tax on it would be less than a dinner at "long horns"... I just gave up and went out to take a look at the car. It didn't have the wheel locks on it, so when I asked the salesman he went inside and got me wheel locks in retail packaging and I asked him if they were going to install it and I was told that they will have to charge me for it???? The deal was dealer installed accessories! Once behind the driving wheel, I noticed the tank was more than a half empty. What happened to that full tank of gas when you buy a brand new car?
So overall, the buying experience was really bad. I would never buy another car from them again. But on the flip side the car is amazing. We love it! I just wish the buying experience was better.
So what I learnt from this experience and what everyone looking to buy a car should know,
1. Never put down a deposit, even if they had to bring the car from a dealership.
2. Never trust anything what the salesman says.
3. Make sure you pay tax only on the actual amount you pay.
4. Make sure all the accessories are installed before you sign the papers.
5. Get quotes from multiple dealers, as Brian says at the end of the month, and get it on paper before you drive to that dealership.
Good Luck and drive safe!
#30185 of 32194 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Sport CVT... [rsvr]
Jul 23, 2013 (8:06 pm)
I am at a loss for words - with all the excellent advice available on this forum, I am flabbergasted that you took delivery of this vehicle after receiving such shoddy treatment from such an unprofessional organization. I hope all goes well for you - hopefully you were able to wash your car to see if everything was ok.
Jul 23, 2013 (8:40 pm)
I have been lurking for a while. I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on the following deal:
2013 Honda Accord Sport (MT)
$21,350 (selling price, includes $500 flex cash)
$179 (service fee)
$174 (reg/new plates)
$1114 (WI 5.1% sales tax)
$22,817 (Out the door)
The deal includes trunk tray, wheel locks, and mud guards.
Should I pull the trigger, or try for a better deal on the last day of the month?