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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
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?
#30187 of 32216 Re: Accord Sport (MT) [couponmark]
Jul 24, 2013 (4:01 am)
It's a pretty good deal. I would go for it.
#30188 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Sport CVT... [gmanusmc]
Jul 24, 2013 (4:05 am)
They did detail the car as I was signing the papers. I couldn't find any blemish or scratch this time. It looked pretty good.
Thanks for your concern.
#30189 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Sport CVT... [gmanusmc]
Jul 24, 2013 (6:00 am)
This forum has been a source of valuable information for me since I joined less than a month ago.
I've had my fair share of not so great dealer experiences in the past few weeks. I am hoping that my purchase experience would be a good one.
Jul 24, 2013 (6:24 am)
I won't say that everyone will have the same experience, however it is always a good idea to check dealer ratings in your area, start by doing a google search "dealer rater".
Good luck, Julian
#30191 of 32216 Re: Dealer Ratings [juliankrye]
Jul 24, 2013 (6:47 am)
You are correct. I have checked out dealer ratings for reviews on Honda dealerships in my area. Most have very good ratings, but I am usually interested in reading the bad reviews.
At the end of the day, it is all about the sales person, manager, finance guy and any other staff you deal with on the day of the transaction.
I had to cross out 3 dealerships earlier on in my car search process due to the way I was treated in person and on the phone. They all had good dealer ratings.
#30192 of 32216 Re: Dealer Ratings [juliankrye]
Jul 24, 2013 (6:53 am)
Unfortunately, since anyone can post to dealerrater.com, it has become useless.
It was helpful years ago, but then the dealers caught on.
1. Years ago, I checked the ratings for a Hyundai dealer whose ads seemed to indicate they were almost giving cars aways. Sure enough, the ratings were terrible since people were greatly disappointed after visiting the dealer but not any more. Despite the same ads, the ratings are now fantastic.
2. At the Honda dealer closest to me, there is one salesman whose customers have had the same exact experience multiple times, just the name and dates are different. He doesn't even take time to re-word it.
3. My all time favorite. Some Ford dealer must have hired some marketing firm to post negative reviews for competitors. They must have gotten an old list of dealers. I saw a negative review last year for the Ford dealer that was down the block from me, except it burned down around ten years ago!
Undoubtedly, some of the positive reviews are true, but I take them with a grain of salt too. Many truly have good experiences but it is because they were easy marks for the salesman. I'd make sure you car was detailed to the max if I was making a big fat profit. The fact that rsvr didn't have a good experience is probably indicative of him getting a good deal.
#30193 of 32216 Leasing Advice - First time car buyer/leased
Jul 24, 2013 (7:25 am)
I've been reading this forum for awhile, but have finally reached the need to post. I'm shopping for my first car and want some feedback and where I might further negotiate and other questions to ask about the best deal I've been quoted on a 12K, 36 month lease for a 2013 Accord LX:
1) Capitalized Cost: $21,033.30
2) Cap-cost reduction: $0
3) Money Factor: 0.00075
4) Residual Value: $13,729.30
5) Total due at signing $0
6) Monthly lease payment including Local County tax: $228
#30194 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Sport CVT... [rsvr]
Jul 24, 2013 (8:47 am)
I'm glad that in the end, they at least detailed it - I don't remember you mentioning that before - but it is unacceptable for "higher management" to direct a sales person to go out of his way not to serve a customer properly. That is an extremely unprofessional way to operate a business and that dealership should be avoided. I commend you for informing the forum readers about this. I'm glad in the end you got the car you wanted - Hondas are great cars - hope you enjoy it. Congrats!
#30195 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Sport CVT... [rsvr]
Jul 24, 2013 (9:24 am)
I can't believe you STILL bought that car!!
It sounds like you squeezed every last penny out of that deal and that store reluctantly sold you a car.
Sounds like a miserable experience on both sides.
I know I would have walked out.
From a salesperson's perspective I know I would have much rather lost a sale than had a customer leave unhappy.
Life is short...