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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#30658 of 32216 Re: 2013 Accord EX-L w/o NAV Cleveland OH [accordoh13]
Aug 27, 2013 (11:22 am)
just read thru these posts and pick a target price and negotiate. we have seen prices between 1000 to almost 1700 below invoice.. Your target price is not unreasonable at 1300 below. If dealerships doc fee charge is 200 your really paying 1100 below invoice for the Accord. Some area's are selling cheaper than others. Supply and demand will be a factor on dealerships lots. After Sept you run the risk of not getting your model and color choice.
Do not fall into the trap of thinking you can get almost 1700 below when dealers are at 1000 to 1300 below invoice price in your area. If you use some of the tips and negotiating tools on the phone/ emailing or at the dealerships i guarantee you will get the best possible price and you will be happy with your deal.
good luck.............. post your deal and dealers name for the forum
#30659 of 32216 Re: 2013 Accord EX-L w/o NAV Cleveland OH [brian125]
Aug 27, 2013 (11:39 am)
Appreciate your quick response Brian. I didn't think of the Doc Fee affecting the "below invoice price" so I appreciate that thought. I'll keep that in mind during negotiations.
I've done enough research here and elsewhere to know not to fall into the $1700 below trap. I just want to get my best deal possible without sounding like a knucklehead.
One more question - Is it silly to go in Saturday (right before month end), and not give myself more time, or does this put a little more pressure on the dealer to make a deal?
#30660 of 32216 Re: 2013 Accord EX-L w/o NAV Cleveland OH [accordoh13]
Aug 27, 2013 (12:33 pm)
Last day buying will put the pressure on dealer and You if you really want to buy this month. Dont go that route. What happens if you drive to 3 dealerships and all of them have limited stock and two of them already meet there monthly sales quota's .. Start making calls tomm. You want to go into the last day only if you have not recieved your target price. On that last day you need to know what dealerships have your model/ color either trying again for your price or at the end lowering your price to buy that day.. Who is going to blink first. most of the time its the consumer not the dealer.
i plan on buying a lexus truck this month. As i have posted in this forum i called 25 dealerships in and around the new york n.j. area gathering info. There is no need to try and buy today. I want every dealerships full attention that means friday afternoon i start my calls to the internet Managers. I proceed to buy like i posted in here. If i do not make a deal friday i shoot for Sat. I have sent my cousin down to 4 dealerships to look on dealers lots for his model. We will target those dealerships first. Being we are buying a 2013 model pricing will be right at our target price. if we do not get it we will buy at the end of Sept, Only this time we will adjust our price to buy that month if our target price cant be had. We gave ourselves 2 months to nail our price down and a target date to buy regardless of pricing.
#30661 of 32216 Re: 2013 Accord LX CVT [akronoh77]
Aug 27, 2013 (12:43 pm)
In terms of resources, I suggest you take a look at gmanusmc and my posts in the leasing forum.
In any case, since you lose everything you pay at signing if the car is totalled or stolen, I advise you to put everything into the lease (selling price/doc fees/lease inception fee/DMV fees/Sales tax) and get 36 equal payments.
Check out the formula for calculating the monthly lease amount so you can keep the dealer honest.
I see everyone is telling you to negotiate the sales price but I think you already knew that.
#30662 of 32216 General Questions on Buying an Accord
Aug 27, 2013 (1:00 pm)
I have a 2001 Subaru Forester that is in fine working order, but I'm
looking to switch to a sedan. I've had good experiences with Hondas in
the past, so somewhat reflexively have been thinking of an Accord, and
have been considering the 2011/2010 years, for purchase. My aim is to
have whatever car I get for ten years or more. Generally it's going to
be just for the work commute, which is not long. I get my cars
serviced religiously, don't do any work on them myself.
1. Safety is #1 by a wide margin
2. Reliability (minimum lost time for unscheduled work on the car) is #2
3. Overall costs of ownership/lease, use and maintenance/repairs is #3
(things like terminal/resale value belong in here)
Nothing else really matters to me.
1. When would you go for lease versus purchase? When does leasing make sense, in general?
2. Is there a sedan which has better prospects for safety and
reliability than the Honda Accord that I should consider?
3. How to get the best deal - looking for strategy and tactics
4. Is it better to get a new car or used car (balancing aims #2 and #3)
#30663 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Sedan EXL [bluemkn57cars]
Aug 27, 2013 (1:17 pm)
I know it's been a while we're back and for on the EXL CVT pricing, where are you with pricing right now, what's the lowest OTD you have received?
The reason I am asking is we're about to settle for my friend tomorrow, at 27.450 OTD, sale was about 2K less with tax, doc and DMV, less flex came to 27,450.
Brian, I think the 24.5K sale price was by far a strech, even at 25K very few offers. I was aiming for 27K OTD on the 2013 EXL CVT Accord but no luck I guess this time.
Tomorrow we're going to the dealer, and going through with this. Comments??
#30664 of 32216 Re: General Questions on Buying an Accord [parisl]
Aug 27, 2013 (1:27 pm)
Buying a new car is one of the worst investments one can make. A nice Luxury it is. With depreciation values, wear and tear ,repairs over the coarse of yrs its not a good investment . Buying a 3 yr old model would make the most sense financially. Honda has a great reputation on quality, build, resale value.
Check out edmunds home page on lease vs buying. everybody has a different take on it. Whether you buy new or used again its your choice. Its always nice to buy new. Can i afford a new car is your question. You cant lease a vehicle for 10 yrs.
Good luck.. check out consumer reports for reliable models over the years.
#30665 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Sedan EXL [juliankrye]
Aug 27, 2013 (1:28 pm)
why are you giving us otd.. give me Invoice price on that model and how much below your at. i think i posted earlier your numbers were off or to low.
why are you in such a rush to close tomm????????????
wait til friday or sat
#30666 of 32216 Re: General Questions on Buying an Accord [parisl]
Aug 27, 2013 (1:38 pm)
Hondas don't depreciate much so you may find that a new Accord may make more financial sense, especially a 2013 just as the 2014s start to come in. You will get better financing too. The 2013s are also a huge improvement with a lot more features even on the base model LX than previously.
#30667 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Sedan EXL [brian125]
Aug 27, 2013 (1:48 pm)
Sale price 25590 for the 2013 Honda Accord EXL Sedan CVT. Person that is buying won't be available after Thursday as they going away for the weekend.
Thoughts, thoughts please?