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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#30711 of 32206 thanks everyone
Aug 29, 2013 (5:08 pm)
i love this site. I have bought a civic, pilot, and accord.
currently shopping an EX-L or LX or even willing to go Civic.
can't get past "invoice", even when dealing with straight great credit $1500 down. 2 admittedly weathered pilots(2003) and passats (2001) were breezed by at 1800 and 1000 .
surprised on second visit when i mentioned flex $500- manager acknowledged, and then said the funds were "limited'.
looking at 4cyl.
how can I get below invoice?
2 dealers: both pretty close...
310/mth at 1.9 honda 60 mth finance
365/ mth at 1.9 honda finance 60 mths
not married to any exterior/ enterior
and lastly- what happens after september 3 for the 2013's?
#30712 of 32206 Re: is Honda financing trying to rip me off? [gmanusmc]
Aug 29, 2013 (6:36 pm)
Yes, you are correct. He included an extended warranty..yrs 4 -7. He made a good pitch for it ($1,300 for comprehensive and powertrain), but ultimately I said "no" and paid the $423 for 60 months.
#30713 of 32206 Re: is Honda financing trying to rip me off? [grandmadonna]
Aug 29, 2013 (8:57 pm)
That sounds better - congrats on your new Honda! Not sure if that was Hondacare they tried to sell you, but if it wasn't and you are interested, there's a warranty thread here with info about a few dealers who have great online pricing. I believe you can get the good pricing up to 6 months/6000 mles, after which the pricing increases.
Enjoy the new car!
#30714 of 32206 Re: 2013 EX CVT buying [karhill1]
Aug 30, 2013 (6:15 am)
Again, thank you very much, especially karhill and brian!
Yesterday was a busy day for me.
I started at 5:00am collecting dealer websites within 100 miles.
Then, contacted each dealer through their website with my offer to buy an Accord EX at $1,500 below invoice.
Soon thereafter, a flurry of emails and phone calls ensued. Many quotes were awful. One salesperson tried to argue with me that she had never heard of an "invoice" price and was offering me $1,500 off the MSRP. What a great deal!
I went back and forth with several dealers. Received some good advice about avoiding shady dealer tactics of charging for add-ons when I got to the dealer.
Pohanka in Fredericksburg had some of the best pricing at $23,287 ($750 below invoice) including destination and processing fee.
Heritage Parkville was even better at $22,148.
Both dealers had flex cash left, but Pohanka said flex cash was almost gone.
Nobody else seemed willing to go any lower than that, even after letting them know about competing offers.
I called Jim Coleman's in Clarksville (closest dealer) and my friendly salesman said he would beat my best deal and include the dealer addons (floor mats, mud guards, nitro (ha!), wheel locks,etc.) at no charge.
I drove to dealer and we settled up. I really hated sitting through all of the sales pitches from the customer representative for LoJack, rustproofing, paint protection, dent protection, etc. Many thousands of dollars of options that I politely refused, again and again.
Financing went fine. Refused the extended warranty, too.
Buying a car was a stressful enough decision and I wasn't about to buy any add-ons at the dealer.
Final price was $22,000 before taxes, title, and tags. That price includes $500 military discount and $500 that the owner used from a dealer rewards program as a rebate.
So, a relatively easy negotiation to my original target of $1,000 below invoice ($1,500 considering they didn't have flex cash left and $2,000 including my military discount). I probably could have done better today or tomorrow, but am happy to get the car I wanted from the guy who spent many hours driving around with me.
I felt a little better about buying the 2013 over the 2014 when I saw it was manufactured 8/2013. Hopefully got a good one.
Thanks again for the great advice!
ps. I heard back from a couple of dealers today telling me that there is no way they could have matched that price.
#30715 of 32206 Honda Accord 4 dr new EX-L V4 offered for 27,000 out of door in Dallas
Aug 30, 2013 (8:32 am)
I am being offered this car at 27K out of Door. Is this a good price? or can I drag it further down.
#30716 of 32206 Re: 2013 Accord LX CVT Lease [akronoh77]
Aug 30, 2013 (9:30 am)
I thought invoice was about 19,6 on edmunds?
Looking here in Columbus Ohio , the true car route gave a 20,4 quote which I didn't think was bad but people are saying 1 g under invoice? So 18,6 ish?....
#30717 of 32206 Re: 2013 Accord LX CVT Lease [ucmd03]
Aug 30, 2013 (10:41 am)
Where do you see Invoice as being 19,600 on edmunds? I saw on Truecar (don't laugh) that it's around 21,133 or so. Hence my reason for going after 19,600 or 19700 for the lease.
#30718 of 32206 Re: 2013 Accord LX CVT Lease [akronoh77]
Aug 30, 2013 (11:20 am)
I got a lot of help from this forum, as made myself ready to buy 2013 accord LX with auto transmission. Here is my deal I got 3 days ago:
Out door price: 21,914;
After Minus flex cash: 21414.
This is the deal from Cincinnati, OH.
If I am right, I got 1169 down the invoice ( Truecar.com lists the invoice at 21369).
By the way, the dealer added tax to document fee, which I did not know previously. The dealer gave a full tank of gas and promised a 25 dollars Walmart gift, which I supposed to get it in two or three weeks.
#30719 of 32206 Re: 2013 Accord LX CVT Lease [akronoh77]
Aug 30, 2013 (11:49 am)
20,6 on usnews
21,4 on edmunds
So which invoice is correct ?
#30720 of 32206 Re: 2013 Accord LX CVT Lease [ucmd03]
Aug 30, 2013 (1:00 pm)
Looks like the 790 destination is not factored in. It's always better to factor in destination when discussing price - you can't eliminate it so why not just include it when comparing prices and quotes.