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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#30978 of 32191 Re: Looking to buy new 2013 Accord Sport Auto ASAP in Southern California! [sparkndutch]
Sep 11, 2013 (6:05 am)
Because you qualify for both the miltary rebate and the college grad rebate, I would say that you should expect a great price on the 2013 sport. If you are planning to finance with Honda (they still have low rates right now up to 0.9% for 36 months), then you are possibly eligible for $500 Flex Cash (depending on the dealer). I would shop around several dealers in your area, but would start your bidding somewhere between 2,500-2,000 below invoice. In the end you should target getting a price 1,500-2000 below invoice because you are eligible for 1500 in direct rebates, and there is still an additional ~$490 in holdback on this vehicle.
For Accord Sport CVT (including destination) invoice is 22929
For Accord Sport Manual (including destination) invoice is 22199
For Accord Sport CVT (including destination) target price should be 20929 +ttl
For Accord Sport Manual (including destination) target price should be be 20199 + ttl
Also, my personal preference with negotiation is to start all bidding using a drive-out quote. This way you are not surprised with any egregious fees when it comes to sigining the contract.
In Southern CA i think the tax rate is 6.5%, expect to pay ~200 extra in dmv (title, registration, license), and ~125 extra in doc fees.
I would start your bidding at 22k OTD for the CVT and 21.3k OTD for the Manual. Target should be 22.5k OTD for the CVT and 21.8 OTD for the Manual.
I would search all the dealers in your area and find the one with the largest inventory of '13 sports. They have the greatest incentive to offload these vehicles in prep for the `14. Since you keep your cars for a very long time, I would think resale value is not an immediate issue, and thus the `13 will be a much better deal. There is fewer incentive for a good deal on the `14 and there are virtually no changes to the actual vehicle.
Internet managers are the easiest to deal with. Have them bid for your deal directly.
#30979 of 32191 Re: Looking to buy new 2013 Accord Sport Auto ASAP in Southern California! [sparkndutch]
Sep 11, 2013 (6:13 am)
Thanks for your dedicated service Ricky - I'm a 30 year retiree from the Corps. If you have a little time to work with, you will probably be able to land a good deal on a 2014. There are many Honda dealers here in SoCal, pricing could reach 1000 or more below invoice by Dec. Color and trim choices for the 2013s have become limited so it might be difficult to find exactly what you want. You might try Weir Canyon, Cerritos, and Spreen Honda. I know they are outside of LA, but might be worth a try. Review the last few months posts in this thread and come back to ask questions and seek opinions.
Oops - Just noticed you said ASAP - in that case, joely has offered a solid plan. Just try to work with as many dealers as you can to get the competition going.
#30980 of 32191 honda accorsd Lx is this good???
Sep 11, 2013 (7:06 am)
honda Accord LX auto in NJ
20369 includes destination
400 doc fee
#30981 of 32191 Re: honda accorsd Lx is this good??? [mattmo14]
Sep 11, 2013 (8:37 am)
If that is for a 2013 model, that's $1000 below invoice. Not a bad deal but you could get a few hundred dollars off the sale price since 2014s are rolling onto dealer lots.
#30982 of 32191 New EX
Sep 11, 2013 (5:10 pm)
Last Sunday bought '13 EX, no extras except painted pinstripes for $22,933 less $500 from American Honda Finance 60 mo 1.9 for $22,433 before tax, tag,admin. Dealer offers lifetime power train warranty at no cost, ha. Satisfied with the price and am very impressed with the car, champagne frost pearl. So far it is getting the same gas mileage as the '09 Civic EX that it replaced.
#30983 of 32191 Car Salesman "It's Your Fault We Know Nothing"
Sep 11, 2013 (6:57 pm)
Isell jumps on here every six months or so to whine about people using the internet to get the best price. Or complain that low margins make salesmen stupid. Or something else ridiculous, like don't leave a salesman a low rating no matter what he does.
Anyway, I'm all for anyone posting anything about car buying it's ok with me. It's just that salesmen don't really like informed consumers. I can't blame them, but that's the nature of the car business.
I had a salesman once say "I can't understand why people are always bargaining. You don't go into a TV store and try to buy a TV lower than the price". "Well, how come you aren't selling TV"s?" I asked. End of discussion.
#30984 of 32191 Re: New EX [sda]
Sep 12, 2013 (3:08 am)
1104 below invoice, plus a additional 500 flex. Post dealership/ What City you purchased...
Enjoy your new accord
#30985 of 32191 2014 Accord EXL-V6
Sep 12, 2013 (4:05 am)
I bought last night a 2014 Accord EXL-V6 for $28,394 before tax, title & tag. Once I picked out the car I decided on, I contacted 5 nearby dealers, explained that I was settled on this car, and simply would take my money where I would receive the best price. Didn't really haggle/bargain all that much.
I am happy with the outcome, but then again, I don't buy cars every day (rarely, in fact ... I buy & drive them till the wheels come off, or they get totaled, such as the case with my last car). I originally was looking to buy a '13, but the price difference was only about $200, so it seemed like a no-brainer to me to go with the '14 that didn't sit on a lot and get driven by every interested buyer out there.
#30986 of 32191 Re: Car Salesman "It's Your Fault We Know Nothing" [zigster38]
Sep 12, 2013 (4:32 am)
We play the game set up by the Car Companies.
When someone can play there game just as good if not better they Cry foul. When people like myself can beat there system they come in here and tell you what your doing is wrong and your misleading people.
I have heard the same tired stories from all the salesman who passed thru these boards since 1996. Dealerships love the Un educated / clueless buyer.
When you buy many cars over the years you understand the game. You learn how to play. We are just a small percentage in these forums who get better deals...................... than most un-educated buyers.
#30987 of 32191 Re: 2014 Accord EXL-V6 [jlm072174]
Sep 12, 2013 (4:40 am)
Enjoy your new ride you will love the V-6 and its power.
Post what state and the dealership you at purchased so other forum member can try to get a similar deal.